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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

GET Africa Travel is a travel company that specializes in tailoring unique adventure trips in 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
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 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.

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 over 20 years, we have sent Norwegians who love to travel to Africa. We know Africa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "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 do not recommend places we have not experienced ourselves. 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 travel environmentally friendly and create social and economic benefits of tourism.

By traveling with us you also support our exciting project, Mabibi United. Read more about the project here ...

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 well-knit 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,
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,
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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Daphne Chandika,
Booking Manager

Daphn joined the Get Africa team in 2020! She has xx the number of years in the tourism industry in South Africa. 

Daphnes' favorite?  

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What is the best thing about Africa? 
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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.

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:

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