Adventure Travel Africa is all about Africa travel. We previously used travel in Africa dot co za but we have decided about 2 months ago to use our dot com site - adventure travel africa. Both travel in africa as well as adventure travel africa is recognised by the Registrar as our trademarks. We officially traded in 1997 as both travel in africa as well as adventure travel africa. Although we have registered numerous Africa travel sites and run an Africa Travel Centre as well we do not trade under these names. We own africa travel centre dot info as well as africa center dot com. However we are not the backpack or africa travel centre in cape town. We are also not the africa adventure travel centre also in cape town. We also have very little to do with all the other travel centres in cape town - adventure village, the nomad adventure centre, detour, one world, OVC and captour. We use nomad though as a overland operator as we have found the nomad tours to be great. We are also not members of captour, fedhasa or satsa.
In johannesburg there is also a couple of confusing issues.
We registered backpack in africa dot coza in jan 1999 and within 2 months this
backpacking site was on yahoo. at the same time we registered travel in africa
- also on yahoo. as time passed the backpackers site didn't really grow much
but the travel site did. the backpacking site is of course called just that
- backpack in africa. However, there is another site called backpackafrica.
We are most definately not on friendly terms with backpackafrica. In fact; backpack
africa have committed trademark infringements and defamation against us. It's
no use going after them though as they have very little. In fact , backpackafrica
used to own a backpackers hostel in johannesburg.
Unfortunately as so many other hostels in jo'burg; they had to close down as well. There is also another hostel in jo'burg that uses backpackin'africa and that is the backpackers ritz of johannesburg. I have absolutely no problem with that as they probably have the best and safest hostel in johannesburg. There is however someone other than backpack africa that passes off as us and that is africa centre from jo'burg. Although they are not actually situated in johannesburg or pretoria, they blatantly will tell you that they are from this or that hostel. Beware of Africa Centre.
We know quite a bit about trademark infringements as we have lost a case against lonely planet publications. Although we never tried to pass off as lonely planet we got nailed. We never intended to pass off, we didn't even use lonely planet 's tradename in our keywords. So that is why we are clearly stating which companies we are not - we definately do not want a corporate terrorism assault against us again by someone like lonely planet or their mates, the backpack, africa travel centre, explorers club or rocky street backpackers.
So; for africa travel this is the site to look at. Whether you are looking for ashanti in cape town or an overland tour to the great rift valley, you will find it here. We provide information not only on South Africa , but on the whole Southern Africa as well. Tours and safaris in Namibia - Etosha, Sossusvlei, Fish river Canyon. Tours and safaris in Botswana - Okavango Delta, moremi, chobe, makgadikgadi pans, kalahari. In Zimbabwe we can organise anything in Victoria falls - rafting, bungi jumping, canoeing. In short any tour or safaris you are looking for, we can help you with - whether it is a budget camping trio or an upmarket steam train safari, we can do it.
Cape Town Taxi
Cape Town Backpackers Accommodation
Cape Town Tours
Cape Town Taxi
Cape Town Backpackers Accommodation
Cape Town Tours
CAR HIRE & TRANSPORT
TOURS & ADVENTURES
Tours and Safaris
We can book you ANY trip in Southern Africa and
you'll pay the same as with the operator direct.
We do not charge a booking fee.
Book any Kruger trip or equivalent with us on the net and we'll offer you a free dorm night in Pretoria as well as a free pick up from Johannesburg International Airport at any time.
UNLIMITED KM'S valid till 31 OCT 2002
Opel Corsa - 90% cover - excess - from R134/day
Vw Chico - 90% cover - excess - from R174/day
Vw Polo - 90% cover - excess - from R199/day
4x4 D/Cab Equipped - R4000 excess - R750/day
4x4 D/Cab - R4000 excess - R700/day
# KM 04 4 Day Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga - Livingstone Trails - R1900
# KW 03 Kruger Park and Private Reserve Walking Safari - Trans Frontiers Safaris 4 Day - R1980 dep. Fridays 5 Day - R2450 dep. Mondays 6 Day - R2750 dep. Wednesdays
Africa - Car Hire and Transport
A few years ago backpackers really battled
to get around in Southern Africa. But now the transport network is excellent
and on the whole very safe. When travelling to Jo'burg remember that most buses
stop at Pretoria as well. Please
note: Whenever in Jo'burg do NOT wander around outside Jo'burg station. Also
do NOT take the METRO (train)!
Adventure Tours and Safaris
As appreciation for booking with us on
the net we'll offer you a free dorm night in Pretoria at one of our backpackers
as well as a free pick up at Johannesburg International Airport at any time
Kruger Walking Safaris
Other SA tours
Accommodation in Africa
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of Mouth Backpackers Pretoria
Hatfield Backpackers Lodge Pretoria
Hostels in Africa
We deal with various operators and have done so for
the last 7 years.
We do not necessarily sell operators that give us a larger commission for the sake of making more money. We sell what we believe in - value for money. We do business for tomorrow. We want your family and friends and acquaintances to come back and visit South Africa again. So it is simple, we offer you a service and we get paid for it by the operator - normally a 10% to 15% commission; and for cars 5%. I absolutely detest booking agents that sell a tour for more than the operator sells it for. There is nothing worse than being on tour and finding out that you have been overcharged. This is of course shortsighted and extremely harmful to the South African Travel Industry. Examples of this can be found in the Lonely Planet South Africa 2002. It seems that once you are recommended you can do and charge what you want!
Lastly please note that if an operator does not appear on this page there might be a good reason. I am only starting this page 27/5/2002 so give them a bit of a break too. I 'll list our main Operators though. We can book any Operator and we won't try to sell you XYZ if you have asked for ABC. We have been around 7 years with very good reason.
Kruger National Park
Overland Truck Expeditions
Africa Travel Company
Nomad Adventure Tours
Which Way Adventures
Overland Truck Safaris
Out of Africa
Crazy Kudu Safaris
Wild Dog Safaris
Overland Expeditions Africa
offer a huge range of trips across Southern and Eastern Africa. Each
section has a number of trips each with variations in itinerary and what
is included in the price - check thoroughly to ensure you get the trip that
you really want!
The 2002 July to September season are almost fully booked. If you are serious about going during this time book as soon as we confirm availability. One of the Operators just gave 2 prelims away
Town to Victoria Falls
South Africa to Kenya
Victoria Falls to Cape Town
Tours of Africa
We will try to answer any enquiries personally
within 72 hours during weekdays. BUT please bear in mind that this is Africa
and that things here happens slowly!!
We can book any Operator or Lodge you
All prices are pp sharing per day
Balloons over Africa
Safari Par Excellence
Steamtrain & Train Safaris:
Bushveld Train Safaris - Knysna, Mpumalanga, Drakensberg, Namibia, Kruger, West Coast Safari, Eclipse 2002.
Rovos Rail - Golf Safari, Safari Train, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Dar es Salaam, Namibia
Shongololo Express - Knysna, Mpumalanga, Drakensderg, Namibia, Kruger, West Coast Safari, Eclipse 2002.
Luxury Game Lodges:
Kapama Lodge - Kapama Private Game Reserve - R2890
Londolozi - Bateleur Camp - Sabi Sand Private Reserve
Londolozi - Bush Camp - Sabi Sand Private Reserve
Londolozi - Safari Lodge - Sabi Sand Private Reserve
Londolozi - Tree Camp - Sabi Sand Private Reserve
Other Game Lodges:
Elephant Plains - Sabi Sand Private Reserve - R960
Kwa Madwala - Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve - R995
White Elephant Lodge - Pongola Game Reserve - R1600
umKkaya Bush Lodge - Pongola Game Reserve - R760
Tented Camps in Private Reserves:
Buffalo Camp - Kapama Private Game Reserve - R1330
Public Game Reserves:
Fly In Safaris
Drifters - Botswana - Euro 115/day plus flights
African Aero Safaris