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Your African Destination Experts

If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa!

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Explore Africa's diverse and magical beauty today!

DesignAfrique is a destination management company based in Cape Town, focused on Southern and Eastern Africa. We specialize in the ground-handling of tailormade FIT and Group Tours in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

South Africa

Here's our popular destinations of Southern and Eastern Africa

“I cherish memories from different African destinations like Victoria Falls, Marrakesh, Zanzibar, and Serengeti’s sunset. Each place has its unique charm that holds a special place in my heart.”

Eswatini

Zimbabwe

Zambia

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Leading the way in adventure

DesignAfrique Tours is a boutique destination management company highly passionate and enthusiastic about creating your personalized dream holiday. All our trips are tailor-made, planned with attention to detail and a personal touch to meet our clients’ needs and expectations. With DesignAfrique Tours, you will experience holidays off the beaten track, and our focus lies on creating lifelong travel memories. We pride ourselves on many years of experience and have extensively traveled through parts of Southern and Eastern Africa. This ensures that you receive the best African travel experience.

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South Africa & Mozambique Combination

One of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth, South Africa,…

Zimbabwe Bush & Victoria Falls Experience

This unique, peanut-shaped country, once known as Northern Rhodesia,…

Best of Botswana & Victoria Falls

Situated in the southern reaches of Africa, Botswana is renowned for its pristine wilderness areas characterised by deep lagoons, …

Private Guided Garden Route Tour

One of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth, South Africa, fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, boasts 11 official languages,…

DesignAfrique arranges bespoke trips to Southern and Eastern Africa, covering South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

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Top Reviews for DesignAfrique

"What an incredibly beautiful trip! The biggest thanks goes to you Bettina. You made it possible for us to have a trip perfectly tailored to our needs. The lodges were all very nice. We felt very comfortable in every single one. The trip was totally problem free and if we had any questions we could contact you at any time. We were able to experience the Big5 up close and visited the most beautiful places in South Africa thanks to your tips. A breathtaking trip that we will never forget. We will definitely come back again. “

Hassan Ayoub

“What a great trip! Although Bettina didn’t know us at all, we felt Bettina’s proposal for our trip was greatly tailored to our personal preference! We enjoyed every detail of the tour, accommodation was very special for each single stay, the tour, and the travel distance was wisely chosen and everything worked out really great. Thanks Bettina for collating this wonderful trip! If we ever come back we would definitely like to rely on your expertise again and will recommend you to our friends!”

Antje Blank

Bettina has designed the best tour of South Africa we can imagine. She has booked the best places for us to stay, relax, and enjoy and at a very competitive price. We had a fantastic trip (game drive, diving, visits, shark watching...). Bettina was available and helpful for us all along the process of booking. Don't look any further, book your trip to South Africa with Bettina and DesignAfrique Tours!!!

Virginie Barrere

"The tour was tailored to our needs - with all our wishes. The support during our trip was perfect! We were able to experience the Big5 up close and we have seen many animals. In addition we also saw "Wild dogs". The lodges were beautiful and we felt very comfortable everywhere. I would give more stars if there were more stars! Always gladly again!"

Elisabeth Rechling

"Thank you very much for the great planning of my SA trip. Everything worked out great and I was able to enjoy everything stress-free. It was nice to meet you personally and to meet you with a nice welcome and a wonderful evening together I started in Cape Town thanks to you."

Sunny Vogt

“ Bettina at DesignAfrique Tours helped me plan the most amazing honeymoon. She was extremely professional and communicative. She has an extremely broad base of knowledge about South Africa and all of its gems. From safari to wine country, our trip was seamless. And as a local of Cape Town, and having lived in Johannesburg in the past, she has a great pulse on the local life, able to recommend dining spots, bars, and even hikes. 100% recommend DesignAfrique Tours to plan all of your South Africa travel booking needs.”

Paul Nguyenfa
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Most loved places in Africa? These top 5 tourist destinations surprise and delight

Most loved places in Africa? These top 5 tourist destinations surprise and delight

These five places ranked as the most-loved travel destinations in Africa for their beaches, culture, and more, per Tourism Sentiment…

Botswana Travel Guide

Botswana Travel Guide

Allow your creativity to flourish. One of the greatest places on earth to experience nature,…

Zimbabwe Travel Guide

Zimbabwe Travel Guide

Zimbabwe is a one-of-a-kind and fascinating safari site that is popular among safari “regulars.” Zimbabwe…

Why Go on a Malawi Vacation?

Why Go on a Malawi Vacation?

Lakes, Landscapes, Wildlife & Culture One of Africa’s smallest yet most beautiful countries, Malawi is…

South Africa

The country is situated on the Southern tip of Africa and bordering countries are Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini Lesotho, which is surrounded by South Africa, is an enclave. South Africa is the most popular tourist destinations on the African continent, as it offers amazing views and a vast variety of activities to enjoy.

Namibia

The Republic of Namibia is situated in the South-Western part of Africa, bordering with South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Namibia boasts a well-developed infrastructure, some of the best tourist facilities in Africa, and an impressive list of breath-taking natural wonders.

Eswatini

Despite being the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere, Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland,  more than makes up for its lack of size with a hugely diverse range of attractions and activities. Swaziland is the smallest country in Africa and has an area of 17.364 square kilometers. It is Africa’s last absolute monarch ruled by King Mswati III. 

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is a beautiful land-locked country and rich in diversity from low-lying semi-desert to lush highlands enveloped in forests and lakes. Situated on a high plateau in Southern Africa, covering 390 245km, travellers will see a completely different image of the country as known from the media and will realise just how wonderful it truly is, despite the political and economic struggles.

Botswana

Experience the stunning beauty, the unimaginable vastness, the isolation and worldliness and the amazing wildlife of the best kept African secret – Botswana. Botswana is one of the prime Safari Destinations of the African continent! 

Mozambique

Situated on the east coast of Africa, this tropical and scenic paradise boasts with 2500 kilometres of spectacular coastline. There are little islands dotted around the coastline that offer travellers a vast variety of things to do. Mozambique showcases many popular destinations for visitors to enjoy – some are of historical and cultural interest

Malawi

Malawi is also called “The Warm Heart of Africa” due to the legendary welcome extended to all its visitors. Malawi is a small country with a big heart and an even bigger range of incredible tourist activities!

Tanzania

Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa on the Indian Ocean, between Mozambique and Kenya and includes the island of Zanzibar. The country offers wildlife, friendly people, and stunning beaches. 

Kenya

Kenya is situated in East Africa and borders South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, and Tanzania, and offers an exquisite tropical coastline fringed with breathtaking golden sand beaches. Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterized by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savannah, and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. 

Zambia

Zambia, with eight neighbouring countries, is a landlocked country, that is one of Southern Africa’s lesser known travel destinations. The central capital city, Lusaka is home to most of the nation’s population. The official language in Zambia is English but most local people speak Nyanj and Bemba among themselves.

Uganda

Uganda is situated in East Central Africa and is the place where the Eastern and Western frontiers of the world’s most vibrant continent converge. The country is characterised by relatively dry and flat savanna in the north, verdant mountains in the West, vast dense and remarkably lush forests in the central region. In addition, visitors can find gorgeous waterfalls, expansive tea-plantations and fresh-water lakes.
It is no wonder that Winston Churchill once went as far as describing Uganda as Africa’s Pearl in the early 1900s.