GET Africa Travel is a travel company that specializes in tailoring unique adventure travel in southern Africa. Since Elin and Graham started almost 21 years ago, the team has grown. Today we are nine people working in the office in Durban, South Africa.

ABOUT GET AFRICA TRAVEL

GET Africa Travel, actually stands for Graham & Elin Touring Africa. It all started with Graham and Elin in 1999. Since the start, the team has grown!

Today we are a well-teamed team that does everything we can to create the best Africa adventure for our guests. Every day we work closely together so that you will experience something you will never forget.

We in GET Africa Travel am fortunate to be able to help make holiday dreams come true. We work dedicated and serious 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 for our guests to get Africa under the skin and for the experiences to always exceed expectations.

With offices in Durban, South Africa, we have the opportunity to regularly visit the destinations and accommodations we recommend. We therefore do not recommend places we do not have experience with. And if anything happens on your journey in Africa, we are never far away.

For more than 21 years, we have sent travelers to Africa. We get Africa!

Elin & Graham - Get Africa Travel - 2020

WHY TRAVEL WITH GET AFRICA?

  • We are well established in the travel industry, with more than 21 years of experience in Africa!

  • All journeys we offer are tailored to your wishes and preferences. Your journey is unique and made just for you!

  • We are known for personal service and for offering “the little extra”. All guests are followed up before, during and after the trip.

  • More than 70 % of our guests are repeat or referred customers.

  • We provide value for money! We must always have a competitive price.

  • With offices in South Africa, we have the opportunity to regularly visit the destinations and accommodations we recommend. We therefore do not recommend places we do not have experience with. And if anything happens on your journey in Africa, we are never far away.

  • We know Scandinavian travel habits and love Africa!

  • We are committed to traveling environmentally friendly and creating social and economic impacts of tourism.

  • By traveling with us you also support our exciting project, Mabibi United. Feel free to read more about the project on their Facebook page…

  • GET Africa Travel is a member of SATSA (Southern African Tourism Services Association), ATTA (African Travel and Tourism Association) and South Africa Tourism.

GET TO KNOW US

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

Graham-Paton

Graham Paton

Owner and 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 come opportunities.

Elin Paton

CEO 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.

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.

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.

What is the best thing about Africa *?

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

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 studies and tourism management. After graduating, 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 autumn 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?

The people, the climate, and the attitude to life! In addition, I love to go on a safari!

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.

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.

Daphne Chandika

Booking Manager

Daphne became part of the team at the beginning of 2020. She has more than 20 years of experience from the tourism industry in South Africa and possesses extremely good geographical knowledge of Africa.

Daphnes' favorite?  

Daphne's favorite destination is the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. She loves the wildlife, the open plains and the wild landscape.

What is the best thing about Africa? 
Safari!
Being able to experience "the big five" up close is worth the whole long journey.

PROJECT:
MABIBI GET AFRICA UNITED

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

Mabibi team team