Pretoria (Groups) Office
42 Alexandra Road, Doringkloof, Centurion
Tel: 012 667 2564
Cape Town (FITs) Office
63 Boston Street, Boston, Bellville
Tel: 021 810 8010
Amazing Africa is an owner-managed inbound tour operator specializing in the whole of Southern Africa, as well as providing selective services in East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. They provide a turn-key solution to their clients for all travel related services and products in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Ruanda, Tanzania, Reunion Island and the kingdoms Swaziland and Lesotho.
I was born and raised in Germany, however, my heart belongs to Africa. Although I graduated at the Koblenz University with a degree in Economics it was inevitable that I would pursue a career in travel, due to the fact that I literally "grew up in travel". In our house travel was part of the family DNA.
Whilst working for several prominent tour operators in Germany, I developed a balanced approach to travel to all destinations around the globe. Once I had my first taste of Africa, I felt like this was home, and actively started looking at opportunities to work and travel in Africa more frequently. When the opportunity arose to start my own inbound tour operating business in Africa, I grabbed it with both hands, despite a myriad of challenges that I faced at the time.
Lots of hard work followed as I always had a strong drive to build a system driven organisation. However, any system is only as good as the people supporting it, so it was important for me to also build a well-trained and dynamic team. This combination ensured that Amazing Africa grew in leaps and bounds,,resulting in us now having the means to get involved in several community projects that are close to my heart and I am starting to feel like I am making a difference in people's lives.
After being involved in several tourism related businesses over the last 25 years, I was truly excited about the opportunity to combine my knowledge and expertise about operating tours in Africa, with the knowledge and expertise of my partner, Mirjam Meyer, who is extremely knowledgeable on the implementation of systems and operating tours with a "German mindset".
Over the years I have built up a large network of contacts on the ground in Africa, which served as a great springboard for getting Amazing Africa off the ground. My personal knowledge on how to operate coaches, build and operate lodges, as well as generally thinking out of the box ensures that new innovations are always just around the corner.
Mirjam and I have built up a way of operating Amazing Africa in a totally unique manner which is not done by any other operator in South Africa, and we are constantly looking at changing and growing the business, without losing the personal touch.