African Sky About Us

African Sky Safaris & Tours is a small, independent tour operator based in South Africa. We are committed to providing quality individual travel adventures in Southern Africa. Since 1998 our offering has focused on personal service and value for money. Our company's specialties include private tours and bespoke (tailor-made) travel. Independent reviews of our services are available on Tripadvisor and Google Reviews.

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About African Sky

African Sky strives to bring you a unique and memorable tour, safari, or honeymoon in our part of the world. We do this through our expertise and commitment. From the office staff to our guides, we manage to ensure our clients depart Southern Africa with memories of an incredible travel adventure in one of the world's most remarkable areas.

African Sky has been a SATSA(Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) member for many years and subscribes to its code of conduct. Look no further for an operator of quality private tours and manager of fly-in safari and honeymoon packages in Southern Africa. Contact us today, and let the adventure begin.

  • Independent Tour Operator
  • 24 Years Experience
  • Proudly South African
  • Local Staff With Hands-on Insight
  • Exceptional Guides
  • Committed to Clients
  • Flexible
  • Quality Personal Service
  • Confidentiality and Discretion are Guaranteed in all Dealings with African Sky Safaris & Tours

Client Reviews

Everything about our trip with African Sky was perfect - professional, well-organized, delightful, and designed to meet our needs. We had a wonderful stay in South Africa. The trip exceeded all of our expectations - just plain fun. One of our best trips ever! We will certainly recommend African Sky to family and friends and hope to return ourselves one day. Michael & Kelly Epstein, USA
Everything was perfect. It was quick and easy to organize, and Andrew was helpful with arranging what we wanted. Our guide Amanda was very knowledgeable, very well-organized, and so friendly and welcoming. We would recommend African Sky for a fascinating and enjoyable holiday. Francesca Mitchell, UK
From our first approach to African Sky, we found our contacts highly professional and efficient as the planning and booking proceeded smoothly. Once in South Africa, the organization and running of the tour went without a hitch. We were exceptionally pleased with the experience and would recommend African Sky to other travelers. Michael Weston, UK
Mary-Anne was excellent! Her knowledge is unbelievable. We learned much about the animals, the habitat, and South Africa. The personal service was great. Looking for the best safari experience, look no further than African Sky. Their knowledgeable staff will make it an unforgettable experience. Matthew Olafsen, USA

What We Are

A Tour Operator

The mainstay of our services is private guided tours in South Africa and Namibia. We will be the company conducting your tour experiences on the ground in Southern Africa. Our tours are all private and conducted solely for the party reserving the tour.

Small and Knowledgeable

The modest size of our company and the experience of the individuals employed means attention-to-detail and very personal service. You are not just another 'number' to African Sky.

Provider of quality services

Whether personal four-star or exclusive top-end, our services are of an exceptional standard; have a glance through our client testimonials to affirm our quality safaris, tours, and honeymoons.

Committed to our clients

The entire African Sky team is committed to ensuring that your travels to our part of the world are unforgettable. You're in our attentive care from the moment you step off the plane.

What We Are Not

A Travel Agent

We are not an agent who has never set foot in Africa and rely on second-hand accounts of hotels, lodges, and local conditions. Conditions on the ground when advising clients.

Large and impersonal

We love getting to know our clients and ensuring that their travels complement their particular needs. Our service is very personal. You will be dealing with individuals, not a faceless corporation.

Reseller of others' tours

We do not sell tours for other companies - we only sell our private tours. If you are an agent, however, you are welcome to reach out to us to assist you in creating an itinerary for your prospective clients.

A travel directory

While we list various accommodations and offer useful information on travel in Southern Africa, this is all in lieu of our primary function - offering the best safaris, honeymoons, and tours to discerning travelers.

Why Book With Us?

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Independent Tour Operator

When booking a safari or tour with African Sky, you are securing the operator's services handling all your on-the-ground operations - not a third-party operator. We are based in South Africa and share the inherent knowledge and years of experience that only locals can offer.

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Knowledge & Experience

As a company, we have more than twenty-four years of experience. As individuals, however, we have spent many more years exploring the length and breadth of southern Africa to provide only the best advice regarding a southern African travel experience.

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Commitment to Clients

At African Sky, you are more than just a client. We are very passionate about our slice of paradise and sharing it with all those who make an effort to travel all the way here. We will go out of our way to ensure that the experience not only exceeds your expectations but that it will make you want to return for more adventures with us.

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Flexibility

Our flexibility is one of our proudest characteristics. This trademark extends from our tailor-made itineraries to our on-the-ground operations. When traveling with African Sky, you will not be limited to a strict schedule or a limited time window at any particular attraction. Sit back, take your time and enjoy the scenery.

Office Team

Our office team is tasked with creating itineraries that meet the specific needs of each traveling party and managing the logistical arrangements of all safaris & tours to the highest standard. Each member of the team has many years of experience, and all are passionate about ensuring your holiday in our part of the world is the unique and memorable experience it can be.

Mission

To utilize our knowledge, professionalism, and commitment to quality to ensure all clients experience a wonderful holiday in our part of the world.

Vision

To share Africa and our love of the continent, its wildlife, and people with visitors worldwide. To do this responsibly, always with a focus on sustainability and protecting our natural heritage.

Riaan Viljoen General Manager

Riaan is a graduate of the University of Pretoria's School for Economic and Business Sciences. He founded African Sky Safaris & Tours in 1998 and has been privileged to meet people from all corners of the world who enjoyed a holiday hosted by African Sky. His commitment is to ensure a quality experience when dealing with African Sky, from initial contact (Normally via the Website) to the last day of your southern African Vacation.

Andrew Harvey Sales Manager

Andrew spent around ten years as a tour and safari guide before taking an office position, first as a sales consultant and then as the Sales Manager of African Sky Safaris & Tours. Andrew has extensive knowledge of all matters about photographic safaris and tours in Southern Africa. He can expertly assist with all questions relating to your tour or safari. Wildlife photography is his hobby and passion.

JP Pretorius Webmaster

JP is responsible for the African Sky website and social media sites, including our official Facebook page and YouTube channel. In addition to these tasks, he works with video content relating to safaris, tours, and wildlife. He has spent much of his working life doing graphic and website design, HTML, CSS, and animation. He joined the office team at African Sky in 2012 as the Webmaster.

Dean Kuhn Bookkeeper

Dean has been with African Sky from the very beginning. He is a perfectionist by nature and is tasked with ensuring all payments and arrangement confirmations are made and received timely. Though he operates in the background, Dean contributes greatly to the success of any of our services.

Tour & Safari Guides

Your guide will be one of the greatest contributors to the overall enjoyment of the experience. These professionals will ensure you depart from Southern Africa with memories to last a lifetime.

Amanda Hamann

Amanda has been a national guide for more than fifteen years. She is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced guide and can shed light on almost any topic, from the history of the region to the cultures of the various tribes, and even the habits and behavior of mammal species. Amanda will enrich your experience in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. She is an exceptional hostess.

Andre Hamann

Andre is an experienced tour guide who has been leading safaris and tours for African Sky for more than twelve years. The depth of his knowledge of southern Africa is nothing short of astounding, as any client who has toured with Andre will bear testimony. He is registered as a national guide with the relevant authorities and is an expert in all areas involving travel in South Africa and Namibia.

Mary Anne Finlay

Mary-Anne's experience in the Southern African tourism industry spans a decade. She has a three-year travel and tourism management diploma and has guided extensively in Southern Africa. She is experienced in leading tours in South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Mary-Anne is a keen photographer and enjoys sharing her knowledge on the great and small elements.

Annah Ngenda

Annah is based in Victoria Falls. She holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from the Tourism and Hospitality Management department. Her experience in the industry spans more than 15 years. During this period, she has gained vast experience and insight, which combines with her passion for people and travel to make her an indefensible part of the team that focuses on Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Chobe in Botswana, and Livingstone in Zambia

Alida de Villiers

Alida grew up on a farm in the African country of Zimbabwe. She accompanied her family on numerous safaris in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia from a very young age, fostering a love and understanding of nature. She has since turned her love for Africa into a career as a tour guide - a position that allows her to share her passion and knowledge of the beautiful countries in Southern Africa.

Clouds Nyoni

Clouds is one of the most energetic and resourceful tour guides that leads tours in the north-eastern part of Botswana, the north western part of Zimbabwe and the southern part of Zambia. He has over a decade experience in guiding foreign clients in these parts. An extensive knowledge of the wildlife, attractions and history of the area enables clouds to add value to your tour or safari.

Suzette Erasmus

Suzette started part-time in the industry in 1998 and completed all the relevant courses to become a national tour guide. She has been a national guide since 2000 and is passionate about traveling. Suzette grew up in Limpopo but is currently based in the Overberg region, not far from Cape Town. Suzette is an excellent hostess and knowledgeable guide who greatly adds to your enjoyment of South Africa.

Ludwig van der Westhuizen

Ludwig has been working as a tour guide for seven years and comes from the service industry, where he worked as an assistant manager at a hotel. Here he discovered his love for people and tourism. Ludwig is qualified to tour the Western Cape and enjoys the Garden Route region very much. He is particularly passionate about the wine and food of the Cape, especially wine tourism.