We are here for you
- To offer a visitor an African safari that suits your needs, visitor budget, visitor requirements, is paramount to us.
- We go out of our way to ensure that the visitor have a trip of a life-time.
The personal African touch
At Getaway Africa you are dealing with a Africans living in Africa - as travel agents have been to where visitors want to go.
From the first email you send us to arriving back home, we make sure that visitors can relax and have the best Safari or Tour of a lifetime. We take great pride in providing a professional service, ensuring that visitors tours runs smoothly from the planning stages to the actual travel.
Discounted prices on accommodation, tours & safaris, overlanding
Because of our huge travel channel network, we can often negotiate better rates on visitors behalf from the safari and tour operators, accommodation providers and car rental companies. But please, let us know if you can get a better deal elsewhere.
Getaway Africa have a large variety of tours, safaris, overlanding tours and accommodation. From train safaris, golf tours, bird watching, horse riding, adventure, fly-in safari tours, cultural tours, walking safaris, family tours, honeymoon breakaways to holistic wellness. If we do not have it, we will find it. Whether you would like to do it yourself with a self-drive package or enjoy the comfort of an escorted organised tour, we can cater for all your needs.
We love to share our experiences and our expertise of living and travelling in our countries. Read through the country & health advisories to get more information on your destinations. Or click on the top Country Info Tab.
On call 24/7
From the moment you land in the country until you leave this fascinating continent, we will only be a phone call away - 24 hours, 7 days a week. There is always one of our manager on call. You can relax with the peace of mind that if you need anyone at any time, a member of our professional travel team is ready to assist you.
Calling from inside SA: (021) 982 6164
Calling from outside SA: 00 27 21 982 6164
Faxing from inside SA: (086) 614 1071
Faxing from outside SA: 0027 86 614 1071
Email Address: email@example.com
- 150 Buitekant Street, Cape Town, SouthAfrica, 7560.
What people say about us:
Also thanks again for organising the trip and especially the miraculous way you managed to reverse the whole itinerary during the South African Airways strike; and with no extra expense! It was a fantastic holiday and we shall always remember it and the way you and Ndaba looked after us. We had a terrific holiday; never to be forgotten. Getaway-Africa saw to it that we enjoyed our holiday. Many thanks again. - Mr & Mrs Riorden, England
Thank you so much for arranging my birthday evening, it was so wonderful, the staff all came out with a large cake with sparkles and sang and danced, it was such a touching moment.I will definetely be returning.
Thank you as well for your assistance. I am extremely impressed by your service and will recommend you to all my business associates as well as friends.
Enjoy your week. - Mrs Laher, SA (after visiting Bongani)
Thank you so much for all your arrangement about our vacation in SA. We enjoyed so much. 2 weeks, definitely is not enough. I'm so glad that I found you as my travel advisor. You gave us a lot of useful information we need. Jo'burg, Tangala, Kruger, Cape Town, the driving route, the map, everything. especially, the last day, We went to the Cheetah land, Jonas loves it. And we can enjoy ourselves while he was doing his face painting there. We can do it in such a short time. I'm sure you helped a lot. - Ms Wong, Hong Kong
The congress in Zambia was fantastic, but the free time much better!!! We did the elephant Safari, a sunset cruise, a trip to Livingstone Island and drank loads of pims!!!. The hotel was great no complaints at all.
Thanks for organizing for us, it was fabulous and next time we do a similar trip we will definitely be contacting you.
Thank-you so much. - Claire, Mark and Gill - S.Africa
This is a long overdue email. I really have to extend my apologies for not writing sooner.
Victoria Falls: Ndaba Ncube. I don't think I have the right words to even pay him half the tribute he truly deserves. He was half hour early, gave me options I could pursue as I wasn't on any particular tour, and though I rejected all of them in favour of what I privately call Rikus's itinerary, he merrily went along with my suggestion. He catered to all my whims, even carrying my shopping. I felt I was with a friend rather than a guide. In fact, he even took me to meet his wife.
Ok then Rikus, my agent extraordinaire, here's a report card on your performance. Informativeness A+, Speed A++, Efficiency A++, Willingness to go out of the way for client A++++
As you wanted it brief, you've got it. I think it encapsulates your professionalism. Keep up the good work - Serina Doss, Malaysia
We had a great time and apart from your beautiful country putting on a show for us, without your help, knowledge and friendship we wouldn't have had nearly as good a time. We can't thank you enough. I had mentioned to Mark that we must send a letter to the boss of your company, letting him know what a great job you are doing.
Again thank you thank you - we had a wonderful time and will definitely be back. Lesley-Ann and Mark, Australia living in Ghana
Getaway Africa has a long history in the tourism industry since the early days of the New South Africa just after the first democratic elections in 1994.
Today we are proud to be a registered online travel booking company committed to our clients' needs. We are passionate about this magnificent continent and dedicated to showcase her beauty to those who visit her. Its founding member, Rikus Visser, started in 1994 to get to know the continent from head to toe when working for an overland company and getting to know and falling in love with the whole of Southern and East-Africa. In 1997 he and 3 friends drove from England through the whole of African continent and arriving in Cape Town after 8 months. In 1999 he envisage to promote SA in Australia and together with a tour operator company in Australia, the company was born.
In 2002, the company was officially registered in SA as Getaway Africa Travel & Tours CC. Its registration number with the Department of Trade & Industry is 2002/041268/23.
Today the company is an online tour operator with its entire staff dedicated to assisting our clients, ensuring the best possible itinerary for each individual need at the best prices. Personal service is our motto. Our passion is our continent and our desire is that every client will come back time after time. We have a huge network of operators, hotels, tour companies and safari outfitters who will ensure that your every need is taken care of.
We strive to answer all queries before the end of each working day - Monday to Friday. Thus you can be certain that one of our consultants will respond to your needs as quick as possible and the frustration of waiting for a reply that normally never come, is over.
Getaway Africa clients
Clients are from all over the world - from local South Africans to people from Iceland. All of them have trusted us and many of them have returned to this amazing continent and still make use of our services. Our customers are the most important people in the world. Try our service and be overwhelmed by professionalism, support, an itinerary that will suit your budget and style and an unforgettable holiday.
We have invested a lot to ensure that your web experience with us is of the highest standards by implementing the following:
- Hosting the web site in America ensures the quickest download time
- The site is written in XHTML, one of the latest coding languages ensuring that you will be able to view our site correctly in all major browsers like IE, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Even browsing on a PDA and mobile phone cause no problem.
- Daily updates of critical information ensures that you have the latest news at your fingertips.
- Search facilities to ensure providing you with the relevant information as quick as possible.
We have streamlined the process to make it as easy as possible for the user. Security and offering 100% privacy of our clients' detail is paramount.
- you send us an enquiry about an existing product or requesting a completely individual package.
- When requesting a single service, we will be able to give you most often an availability status immediately.
- When you require an individual package, we will have a final draft of your request within a few emails.
- We will confirm availability of these services you requested and will often make a provisional booking. The provisional booking will have no obligation, however no booking is guaranteed until we have received a deposit. Please read through our Terms & Conditions.
- Upon acceptance from you of the final price, we send you an electronic invoice together with a credit card authorisation form.
- Faxing us this completed form, we do a secure credit card transaction via a credit card terminal registered to Ned-Bank, South Africa. This ensures that your credit card details are not send through the Internet, no one but us has access to it and it stays 100% secure.
- Upon approval, we will send you a receipt and within 24 hours all your vouchers in electronic format which can be handed to each individual service provider during your holiday.
If you request one service, the process from requesting to payment can be as quick as 30 minutes. With many tours you will receive upon arrival a complete high quality folder with brochures, copies of your vouchers, maps, extra information, complete itinerary, contact details in case of an emergency and much more to assist you with your travels. You can rest with the peace of mind that we are only a phone call away during your whole travel 24 hours, 365 days a year.