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The Power of Experiences

Evocative | Iconic | Curated

Groups and individuals are exposed to activities and experiences that drive joy and develop and enhance communication, team-building, trust, leadership, strategy development, project management, delegation, decision-making, collateral thinking, and cohesion, the least of which is the life-altering experiences afforded through various activities.
The impact of experiences is profound, shaping our understanding, emotions, and memories. These moments have the power to alter perspectives, evoke profound emotions, and create enduring memories.

AT THE HELM

A partnership spanning 4 decades

A passion for adventure

ALLAN JOHNSTON

A passion for Africa and amazing adventure travel culminated in 30 years of experience in Corporate Adventure Travel and Experiential wow factor Incentives. Allan Johnston, Founder, not only pioneered a multitude of experiential team-based activity programmes but has also amassed an ever-growing knowledge of the deserts, streams, rivers, seas and oceans, mountains, and swamps in Tanzania, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Allan’s infectious enthusiasm is palpable when designing an experiential programme for a client and even more so when the programme is carried through to fruition.

A profound respect for nature has translated into an extraordinary journey throughout Southern Africa and has resulted in a multitude of amazing experiences. Charismatic, energetic, and outgoing, Allan has climbed Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in Africa, twice, climbed to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, and paddled sections of the Zambezi extensively. He holds a Microlight License and Fixed Wing Pilots License, is an advanced scuba diver, a mountain guide, river guide, and is experienced in Close Protection.

Allan’s incredible knowledge of spaces, places, and locations, and his ability to think out-of-the-box has resulted in many off-the-beaten-track experiences for large and small groups.

It's all about the details

LYSTA STANDER

A passion for food, places, and people has driven Lysta to achieve the oftentimes seemingly impossible. With 32 years of marketing and sales experience of which 23 years have been in the tourism industry, Lysta has channeled her energy and passion into conquering various exciting challenges both in business and adventure. A graduate in Business Psychology, Lysta demonstrates a unique ability to conceptualise as well as execute the extraordinary. Driven, outgoing, and able to achieve far more than seemingly possible, Lysta has been responsible for staging opening ceremonies for World Class events in amphitheaters, stadiums, and the Sun City Super Bowl, to organizing and hosting the largest ever open-air dinner for 1000 people in Big Five country.

Lysta’s passion for people has driven her participation in many community projects and she is highly skilled in successfully coordinating and project managing teams and operations and is renowned for her attention to detail and appreciation of the finer intricacies which ultimately guarantees a memorable experience. Every event becomes a theater of the mind encompassing all the senses, and dining and catering take on a flair of brilliance where even the simplest of menus become gastronomic delights. Decor, colour, texture, and style create visual spaces in even the remotest areas that are quite simply breathtaking.

Above and beyond expectation

EVENTS

Sublime Champagne Weddings and exclusive Celebrations, and smart solutions for sporting events and festivals, hospitality, and other large or small scale events. We will tailor-make your experience based on your vision, brief, location, climate, duration, level of luxury, number of guests, and budget.

Concessions

South African Experiences have been awarded concessions to operate in 3 prime National Parks

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK
NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK

Above and beyond expectation

SEASONAL CAMPS

KRUGER UNTAMED

Kruger National Park

Tshokwane River Camp – open 2023

and Satara Plains Camp – opening 2024

May to September annually

KNYSNA ENCHANTED

Garden Route National Park

Opening 2024

November to April annually

NAMAQUA FLOWER CAMP

Namaqua National Park

Open August and September annually during the world-renowned Flower Season

WOW at the very least

CORPORATE GROUPS & INCENTIVES

Incentive Groups – Inbound or local, corporate events, corporate adventure, and unique teambuilding packages, We will partner with you to deliver exceptional adventures and life-changing opportunities that will be spoken about long after the event has come and gone.

Home away from home

CHIEFS TENTED CAMPS

We collaborate with you to design extraordinary events brimming with… ambiance, personality, excellence, impact, tastes, and outcomes. Whether it’s sundown gatherings, relaxed moments, bustling activities, or leisurely times, encompassing meetings, networking, enjoyment, camaraderie, dining, imbibing, and everything else in the mix!

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ENJOY ALL THE BEAUTY OUR COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER

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