Having grown up in wilderness and surrounds, we are passionate about nature and about immersing oneself in everything this beautiful Continent has to offer. We have worked in the Safari & Tourism industry and from this our passion for African Origins was born.
Whether you're looking for a Luxury Safari, Fishing Escape, Birding Tour, 4x4 experience or the whole package, we have you covered. Simply tell us what you envision and allow us to tailor make your holiday with optional itineraries. We work directly with favoured operators to get the best deals and handle all bookings and payments on your behalf.
While working with us, we want you to be completely happy with the experience. Our goal is not only to ensure you have the most memorable holiday but that you also book with us for years to come as your trusted travel designer.
Hein and Melissa met in the bush whilst on a walking safari. As both Founders share a passion for nature and being outdoors, the duo took to the idea of operating their very own company whereby they could share the wilderness and experiences with others.
Hein is highly qualified as a Trails guide and his knowledge of the bush and birds is rivalled by many. Walking amongst large herds of buffalo on the Limpopo floodplains in search of Racket-tailed rollers in the magical Fever tree forest, whilst admiring massive elephants dwarfed by baobabs is still one of his most cherished moments of his career. Hein has trained guides in Rwanda, whilst working at a high-end lodge and in the far Northern region of the Kruger, known commonly as Pafuri.
Melissa has worked in the Tourism industry abroad and in Southern Africa hosting tours across both continents and ensuring experiences are shared by all. Having spent many weekends in Hoedspruit, where her folks owned a farm - Melissa has had many encounters and assisted in raising many wild animals. Conserving the natural world is what drives her to share these experiences, so that others may have the same.
Their approach to a go slow safari is one in which every bit of nature can be admired.
"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected"
- Chief Seattle