July 26, 2022
Destination Africa – Your Adventure Starts Here
Destination Africa was founded in February 2014 after hours of brainstorming, countless cups of coffee and meticulous planning between Scott Edkins and Rune Engstrøm. Scott is South Africa’s foremost inbound golf tour operator and Rune Engstrøm is Norway’s premier specialist to South Africa. With 25+ years of expertise in South Africa’s most popular tourist hotspot, the Western Cape and two decades of understanding niche preferences of travellers, Destination Africa is for those seeking the authentic South African flavour.
To ensure that Destination Africa can offer diverse travel experiences to suit the individual preferences of any guest, we only hire consultants with extensive experience in selling Southern Africa. We spend thousands of hours each year travelling the region, attending trade shows, and participating in training, so that we can confidently say that we’re up to date on the travel landscape, especially when it comes to identifying new gems to be visited.
South Africa is well known for its safaris, which are certainly a bucket list item for any discerning traveller, but you may perhaps not be aware that South Africa is also a premier golf destination. Blessed with breath-taking and diverse natural beauty, South Africa’s golf courses offer some of the best views any player could dream of. It’s no wonder that legendary course designers such as Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus have applied their talents to numerous projects throughout the country. From rugged cliffsides, to picturesque mountainsides dotted with vineyards, and even the bushveld greens inhabited by antelope and giraffe, South Africa is home to myriad courses. We have excellent relationships within the golf tourism industry and can not only curate the finest golfing packages but can also offer them at the most competitive prices. Those who wish to relax after a long day on the greens will find that our golf resorts are also artfully paired with world class spas, which can be enjoyed by golfers and their travel companions alike.
We pride ourselves on offering not only sightseeing, but opportunities for human connection, which facilitate greater understanding of South Africa’s rich culture and history. We’ve partnered with Witnesses of Change to introduce our guests to notable players in South Africa’s struggle against Apartheid, including Igshaan Amlay, the youngest person to be imprisoned for political crimes in the country, at only 14 years of age, as well as his close friend, Christo Brand, who he met when Christo was his guard at Pollsmoor Prison. Christo is better known for having worked as a guard to Nelson Mandela during his time on Robben Island. We also work with Antoinette Sithole, sister of Hector Pieterson, the legendary Seth Mazibuko, Yasiem Mohammed, and many other witnesses of South Africa’s tumultuous past.
A highlight for many of our guests is an evening experiencing the award-winning cuisine of Abigail Mbalo, a MasterChef contestant and founder of the highly successful 4Roomed Ekasi Restaurant.
South Africa is waiting for you, and we can’t wait to show her to you!
A: 8 Simola Drive, Simola Golf Estate, Knysna, South Africa
T: Leana Louw +27 84 554 5555
W: Destination Africa