ABOUT US

ABOUT US

GET Africa Travel is an exclusive travel company that specializes in tailoring unique travels in the southern Africa.

Since Elin and Graham started almost 20 years ago, the team has grown! Today we are 12 people working in the office in Durban, South Africa.

About GET Africa Travel

GET Africa Travel stands for Graham & Elin Touring Africa. And it all started with Graham and Elin in XNUMX.

We are a well-knit team that does everything we can to create the best African adventure for our guests. Every day we work closely together so that precisely YOU will experience something you will never forget.

We in GET Africa Trave feel fortunate to help tailoring your African adventure. We work diligently and seriously with the assignments, but everyday life is characterized by a lot of fun and laughter. We work hard to find the right places and the best experiences for our guests. Our goal is that our guests will get Africa under the skin and that experiences should always exceed expectations.

For almost 20 years, we have sent travelers to Africa. We get Africa!

BASKETS

Upon arrival in South Africa, all our guests receive their travel documents in this beautiful basket. These baskets are made by Thoko and her friends in the Mabibi area north of KwaZulu Natal. Do you want such a basket? Travel with us!

WHY TRAVEL WITH GET AFRICA?

Ever since the start of 1999 has GET Africa Travel made sure to give travel Norwegians the African adventure they have dreamed of. By using our unique experience about Southern Africa and our good knowledge of Scandinavian travel habits, we can tailor travel to all our guests. We are therefore proud to offer travel with "the extraordinary" to competitive Prices. We tailor all our travels so that Your journey is unique their own way and thus is your turn only made for you!

With us, you can experience spectacular safaris, luxurious lodges, great nature experiences, African culture, tropical beaches, world-class golf, wonderful walks, deep sea fishing, scuba diving (with white sharks?), Wine tasting, great food and much more.

We have our head office in Durban, South Africa and can thus follow up all our guests not only before and after the journey, but also during the journey itself. And if you need us, we are never far away. For 20 years we have sent Norwegians to Africa. We know Africa!

By traveling with us you can also support our exciting project, Mabibi United. Mabibi is a small community of about 3 000 people on the pristine coast of Maputuland, north of Kwazulu-Natal. Here we started in 2010 a football team that will be an arena for young people to spread joy, good attitudes and positive experiences in the local community. Read more about the project here…

GET TO KNOWN US

GET Africa Travel is headquartered in Durban, South Africa. We are a well-knit team that does everything we can to create the best African adventure for our guests. Every day we work closely together so that precisely YOU will experience something you will never forget.

Graham Paton,
CEO

Graham was born and raised in Zululand, South Africa. He has previously worked with various projects in the field of tourism. One of the biggest was the building of the fashionable Sea Cliff Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There he was a project manager.

Graham's favorite?

Without a doubt beach vacation north of Durban! The deserted sandy beaches with the warm Indian Ocean tempt the most.

What is the best thing about Africa?

"Africa is passion" - There is never a dull day here, and out of chaos comes opportunities.

Elin Paton,
Daily manager and travel consultant

Elin is from Norway. After several years as an assistant professor in secondary school, the travel enthusiasm led her to South Africa in 1998, where she met Graham. She was not unfamiliar with tourism after two seasons with boat charter in Split, Croatia and five years as a guide in her hometown of Kristiansand. Elin and Graham have been running Get Africa Travel since 1999.

Elin's favorite?

A week's paddle trip down the Orange River on the border with Namibia and lazy days with the family on a beach in Mozambique.

What is the best thing about Africa?

The smells, the sun, the smiles and the great contrasts.

Sissel Alfredsen, travel Consultant

Sissel has been working in the travel industry for almost 30 years and is really passionate about this. She worked for several years in various travel agencies before she started work as a flight attendant in Braathens and later SAS in 1999. Sissel has had a long stay abroad in Eritrea, Lesotho and now South Africa since 2009, and has been bitten by "the African bug". Sissel knows Norwegian travel habits and South Africa very well.

Sissel's favorite?

The favorites here in South Africa must be Cape Town and Franschhoek.

What is the best thing about Africa?

The people and the climate.

Anne-Beth Stene, Travel Consultant

Anne-Beth had her first meeting with South Africa when she volunteered for Mari Maurstad's project Zulufadder in 2008. She was only going to be four months, but ended up being one year in the small village of Eshowe in Zululand. The longing for South Africa has been there ever since she returned to Norway in 2009, and in autumn 2014 she became a dear member of the Get Africa team. Anne-Beth is a versatile lady and has previously worked in the field of insurance and health care.

Anne-Beth's favorite?

Eshowe and Durban.

What is the best thing about Africa?

The people, the heat and the food.

Silje Eriksen Harbor, Travel Consultant

Silje was born and raised in Norway. She studied tourism at the University of Agder and after 6 years in Kristiansand she moved to Durban and became part of the GET Africa Travel team in the fall of 2018.

Silje's favorite?

Maasai and safari in Naiboisho / Maasai Mara in Kenya, as well as KwaZulu-Natal with its white beaches, safari adventures, mountain tours and cozy colorful markets.

What is the best thing about Africa?

Like the animal lover I am, I have to say wonderful gamedrives and the wild adventures that come with.

Eivind Stigen Holter,
Digital Marketing

Eivind comes from Oslo and has studied both media science and tourism management. After finishing his studies he worked as Digital Marketing Manager at Aquarama, in Kristiansand. Eivind grew up in Zimbabwe and has traveled extensively in Africa. Eivind became part of the team in the fall of 2018.

Eivind's favorite?

Zimbabwe! Still remember my first safari in Mana Pools as 6 year old. We saw a flock of 13 lions hunting for a buffalo. Such memories are for life.

What is the best thing about Africa?

People, smell and attitude to life! Many in Norway have a lot to learn from Africans. "Hakuna Matata" as Timon and Pumba say.

Kanandree Pather, Booking Manager

Kanandree has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years and has a genuine passion for his profession. With a versatile track record (she has among other things participated in the opening of a new and successful hotel chain), she ensures that our guests get the adventure they have always dreamed of. It's not two days that are the same in this industry and that's what makes the job so exciting!

Kanandree's favorite?

There are so many wonderful destinations in southern Africa, but Zimbabwe and Knysna (along the Garden Route) are two of my favorites. Words get poor - exciting Zimbabwe and beautiful Knysna must be experienced!

What is the best thing about Africa *?

The people, the culture, the weather and the fantastic nature with beaches, mountains and great safari parks.

Martha Dlamini, Booking Manager

Martha has been working in the tourism industry for over 25 years and has been part of the GET Africa Travel team since 2007. Martha loves to travel and get to know people from different cultures.

Martha's favorite?

The Garden Route is a must see! The coastline from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay is incredibly beautiful and exciting.

What is the best thing about Africa?

“There is no place like Africa”. The people, the food, the different ways of life and the traditions, nature. Africa must be experienced in order to truly understand this continent.

Zaithoon Maziya, Booking Manager

Zaithoon has been part of the GET team since 2006 and has worked in the travel industry since 2001. Zaithoon is interested in people, politics and culture.

Zaithoon's favorite?

Cape Town with amazing Table Mountain and colorful Bo-Kaap. Another favorite is Mozambique with its delicious seafood and laid back atmosphere. Victoria Falls can take your breath away and the people are so friendly.

What is the best thing about Africa?

The weather is fantastic all year round. Our continent has many natural resources and a rich wildlife, flora and fauna. We have a wonderful diversity of cultures and food. And the people who always smile and are accommodating.

Lindy-Sue Van Aswegen, Booking responsible for groups

Lindy has been working in the tourism industry for over five years and became part of the GET Africa Travel team in 2013. She is a bubbly lady who loves to travel and get to know new cultures and people. Traveling is her passion and Lindy is responsible for group bookings.

Lindy's favorite?

Cape Town and safari in KwaZulu-Natal.

What is the best thing about Africa?

The best thing about Africa is our diversity. I am incredibly lucky to experience and get to know so many wonderful cultures.

Salini Mudaly,
Accountant

Salini is our eminent accountant and has been part of the GET Africa Travel team since 2013. Salini is not afraid of challenges and excitement, and has, among other things, jumped from the world's highest knit jump.

Salini's favorite?

Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route - gorgeous!

What is the best thing about Africa?

The diversity of cultures and our friendly people.

Elrese Hendriksz,
Economy

Elrese was originally from Cape Town and studied at the University of Stellenbosch. She became part of the GET Africa Travel team in the summer of 2018. Elrese is a cheerful and always spreading good mood in the office.

Elrese's favorite?

I really enjoy the tranquility and the relaxing atmosphere KwaZulu-Natal has to offer. But my favorite destination is Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, with its rich history and energy.

What is the best thing about Africa?
Nature, urban life and our rich, complex culture. Africa can impress locals and tourists alike.

PROJECT:

MABIBI GET AFRICA UNITED

Mabibi is a small community of about 3000 people on the pristine coast of Maputuland, just north of KwaZulu-Natal. Here GET Africa Travel has started its own football team, Mabibi Get Africa United. The team is supported by current and former guests, as well as many others who will help create a change in this community.

You are welcome to help us build a football team that can spread joy, good attitudes and positive experiences in the community of Mabibi!

READ MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT HERE ...

CONTACT US:

Please take contact for a non-binding travel proposal:

NORWAY

+ 47 38 62 07 90 / + 47 38 62 07 65

SOUTH AFRICA

+ 27 31 563 9078

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