THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN & WESTERN CAPE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT:
From a tourist perspective, it is important to realise that despite Cape Town being a popular destination, foreign tourists only make up on average 1% of the population of the Western Cape Province at any given time, and total tourists (foreign and local) constitute only 3.4% of the total provincial population on the busiest days.
There is thus no need for tourists to change their plans or to consider alternate destinations.
That said, visitors are asked to be aware of the current water crisis facing the city and province and to adopt the approach launched by the City to ‘Save like a Local’
Experience the “Realization of your African Dream”
Umzantsi Afrika, which means "South Africa" in the local XHOSA language, operates out of of Port Elizabeth with its abundance of safe, golden sandy beaches and proximity to world class, malaria-free game parks
About Umzantsi Afrika
Umzantsi Afrika Tours has been in operation since 2001
and is run by Lyn and Peter Haller with the assistance of Thuli Catha and Liz Victor
Lyn is Operations Manager as well as a registered and qualified CATHSETA (SATOUR) Tourist Guide for Eastern & Western Cape since 2004. She was born in South Africa, a direct descendant of the German Settlers who arrived in East London in 1876 as well as the British settlers and has a great passion for her country's fauna, flora and historical heritage.
Peter is an Austrian-born citizen who has been a resident in South Africa since 1969. He is a qualified, registered National Tourist Guide registered with CATHSETA (ex SATOUR), since 2001 and is fluent in both English and German. He has extensive experience in cultural, nature and geological/fossil tours.
Thuli Catha is the Travel Consultant for Umzantsi Afrika Tours. Thuli has been working for Umzantsi Afrika Tours since 2009 and is born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, being a descendant of the Tembu Tribe. She loves the rich cultural history of our rainbow nation and enjoys travel and working with people.
Umzantsi Afrika Tours
Umzantsi Afrika Tours offer a variety of tours and options for the local and international tourist
Our services include Multi-day tours, Day tours, Self-drive tours and Shore Excursions especially designed for Cruise passengers docking at Port Elizabeth Harbour. Our speciality lies in tailor-made tours for you, your family and your budget. Browse the links for the current tours on offer or contact us to discuss and design your South African holiday.
Garden Route Self Drive Holidays
Umzantsi Afrika Self Drive Tours offer international tourists an affordable alternative to scheduled tours
Self-Drive or FIT (Flexible Individual Travel) tour option is one of the most cost-effective ways to tour Southern Africa and the Garden Route.
Umzantsi Afrika Garden Route or Port Elizabeth Self Drive - Tour South Africa and the Garden Route at your own pace with a large degree of flexibility. Select a tour itinerary inc – history, culture, wildlife, nature, sightseeing, shopping, adventure activities, bathing, sport, or simply just a lovely relaxing holiday.
Booking with Umzantsi Afrika Garden Route Self Drive Tours you will be:
Met on arrival at any airport in South Africa
Presented with all your documents
Escorted to the car rental counter
Office on call 24 hours a day if needed
You will be provided with a tour itinerary with recommended activities and places to visit
We can design a special Garden Route Tour itinerary especially for you and your interests. You have a choice of accommodation from 3* to 5* luxury hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses or Game Lodges.
Reasons to visit South Africa and the Garden Route:
South Africa is a diverse country – its landscape and its people
Our wildlife is known worldwide to be unique
Vibrant history, culture and variety of activities available
South Africa has some of the best climates in the world
Experience the unique hospitality of South Africa
Great value for money and food and wine culture second-to-none
Garden Route Tours
- Highly varied types of South African and Garden Route tours - tourist sights, fauna, flora, historical sights, fossils and cuisine
- All tours can be tailor-made for you - please ask..
- Family-friendly approach - children welcome
Umzantsi Afrika Tours offers guests the opportunity to create their own packages and create a more personalised adventure.
We are happy to accommodate everyone regardless of age, fitness level and considering factors such as budget, duration, and time.
If there is something you would like to see or special that you would like to organise - a honeymoon with champagne or a surprise for someone - we will go out of our way to make your experience a memorable one.
In Africa, the mighty elephant represents admirable qualities such as powers of caution and endurance
..gentleness and longevity.... modesty, patience and sagacity..courage and immense wisdom