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

Established 2002

About Umzantsi Afrika

Umzantsi Afrika Tours has been in operation since 2002

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 THETA (SATOUR) qualified and registered tour guide. She was born in South Africa, a descendant of German and 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 tour guide with THETA (ex SATOUR) 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 for 6 years and is born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.     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.


Check out our new Accommodation page to choose your stay

in one of the local hotels or lodges 

View a promo on our Art Route 67 Walking Tour in Port Elizabeth


Garden Route Self Drive Holidays

Umzantsi Afrika Self Drive Tours offer international tourists an affordable alternative to scheduled tours


Umzantsi Afrika Self Drive Tours have a proud record of helping thousands of visitors enjoy an exciting self-drive in South Africa at their own pace and in their own time.


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 the airport in South Africa
  • Presented with all your documents
  • Escorted to the car rental counter
  • We are on call 24 hours a day if needed
  • Provided with a Garden Route 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 the 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