Local is Lekker!

Local Tours and Excursions are available for our South African customers.  Join us and enjoy the Eastern Cape fauna, flora and history

Staycations and Local Tour Specials! – Local tours are conducted in a Covid-safe manner while still enjoying the wonderful vistas and cultural icons of our area.  Book a short trip or discuss what exactly what you are looking for and we will tailor a tour for you. Family and Children-friendly Tours are our speciality

Beat the current routine and experience this great country of ours. Contact us now!


International Cruise Customers

Directly book your excursions early and let us plan your day trips or short excursions with you for an unforgettable experience. Guaranteed to be more cost effective and tailored for you.  All tours are Covid-friendly and your health and safety is our top priority


Experience the “Realisation of your African Dream”

About Umzantsi Afrika

Umzantsi Afrika, which means "South Africa" in the local XHOSA language, operates out of of Port Elizabeth with its abundance of golden sandy beaches and proximity to world class, malaria-free game parks

Umzantsi Afrika Tours has been in operation since 2001

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 German Settlers who arrived in East London in 1876 as well as British settlers. Lyn has a great passion for her country's fauna, flora and historical heritage.
Peter is an Austrian-born citizen resident in South Africa since 1969. He is a qualified, registered National Tourist Guide registered with CATHSETA (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 was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a descendant of the Tembu Tribe.     She loves the rich cultural history of our rainbow nation and enjoys travel and working with people.

Make sure you are booking your next trips and experiences before the big rush!  For our South African guests – Remember Local is Lekker!  Staycations are available.  For our International guests  – we offer new tailor-made and pandemic-safe holidays for 2021 & 2022.

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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

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 a cost-effective way to tour Southern Africa and the Garden Route.

Booking with Umzantsi Afrika Garden Route Self Drive Tours you will be:

Paragliding in Wilderness, Garden Route

  • 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
  • Provided with a tour itinerary with recommended activities and places to visit

We can design a special Garden Route Tour itinerary especially for you with 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 - guaranteed!

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