Save up to 70% on your next bush getaway with Iconic Africa

The tourism industry is struggling in South Africa, as we all know. To try and boost sales and preserve jobs, many companies in the industry have launched specials for locals – some offering up to 70% off their regular pricing for SADC residents. One of these companies is Iconic Africa, who we wrote about in The Company We Keep series about two years ago.

Iconic Africa packages bespoke tours across sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. It was co-founded by John Holley, a former ranger at Londolozi and close friend to many in the CN&CO network. (He is also the cousin of Josie Dougall, one of our shareholders.)

John grew up exploring Africa with his family and, on completing his articles at KPMG, he bucked the trend of moving deeper into finance to rather follow his passion into the African bushveld.

“In 2009 I was fortunate to become a game ranger at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, arguably Africa’s greatest private reserve,” he says. “I learnt from Africa’s best conservationists, witnessed awe inspiring wildlife encounters and fell more in love with Africa’s wildlife and her people. It was a taste of what Africa has to offer and thus a natural progression to later co-found a safari and travel company.”

Iconic Africa has not been immune from the ravages that the Coronavirus has wrought on the tourism industry.

“Most of our guests come from overseas,” explains John. “With the closing of the borders we are focusing on attracting more local clientele by offering some amazing specials on a number of high-end, all-inclusive bush experiences in a number of Africa’s most iconic parks.”

These include Malamala, Londolozi, Dulini and Lion Sands. Rates start from as low as R2 950 per person per night sharing.

Click on the image below to find out more about these never-to-be-repeated specials.

Header image: Nottens Bush Camp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is available from as little as R2 950 per night