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South Africa is synonymous with Table Mountain, wildlife, wine and beautiful beaches. However, these wonders are not the only extraordinary sights and experiences the Rainbow Nation has to offer. It is indeed “a world in one country”, ready to excite, entertain and enchant the young at heart and older souls, the discerning and the adventurous.

Think romantic picnics among vineyards in idyllic wine estates; breathtaking views of Cape Town witnessed to and from the top of Table Mountain via the aerial cableway; the world’s best road trip according to CNN Travel poll, Route 62, that includes the scenic Garden Route coastal drive; giant whales frolicing metres from the shoreline in Hermanus; teeing-off on a championship golf course with a giraffe for company; and of course,  face-to-face encounters with fierce, wild beasts and untamed beauties in natural, captivating environments. Becoming bored is basically impossible.

With all that in mind, South Africa’s allure is not surprising. What is surprising is that there is not a single travel agency in Scandinavia dedicated to South Africa. Sure, there are many that sell holidays to Africa (as well as other parts of the world). But, you need a superspecialist to know which estates have the best terroir for each wine cultivar; how to play at a ‘members-only’ golf club; where to find the elusive leopard and when to witness a surreal moonbow at night; an insider, with in-depth knowledge and local resources to explore the real gems that this country has to offer. Provided you are willing to take a closer look. 

Enter Destination Africa, founded in February 2014. Hours of brainstorming, countless cups of coffee and meticulous planning between Scott Edkins and Rune Engstrøm, led to the creation of the first South African travel company exclusively for the Scandinavian market. Scott is South Africa’s foremost inbound tour operator and Rune Engstrøm is Norway’s premier specialist to South Africa. With 20+ years of expertise in South Africa’s most popular tourist hotspot, the Western Cape and two decades of understanding niche preferences of Scandinavian travellers, Destination Africa is for those seeking the authentic South African flavour. 

From the moment you arrive, you will discover why, since 1996, discerning travellers from all over the world trust our on-ground services for lodging, transfers, guided excursions, gastronomy and virtually every logistical aspect of their tour in South Africa. Our resident insiders have visited every destination we recommend. Their growing knowledge and valuable insights enable travellers to enjoy the best value-added services, access off-limit venues and indulge in well-preserved local secrets. 

We work exclusively through respected, registered travel agents and operators on a B2B model. Our representation in Oslo will guarantee a truly memorable vacation in and around the Cape region, while also serving across South Africa through our partners in Durban, Limpopo and Johannesburg.

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Destination Africa is a destination
management company specializing in
unique tours to South Africa.


Address: Brugata 14, 0186 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 400 43 823


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