About Detour Africa

Why book with Detour Africa

Best Service

We know our stuff. Our staff are passionate about Africa and we believe in excellent service. Planning your adventure is part of the fun and we aim to make it exciting and enjoyable. The best way to do this is to have knowledgeable staff on hand. If you need advice - chat with one of our consultants at our call centre or send us an email.

Best Prices

Our Tours offer exceptional value for money, we have been around long enough to have pre-negotiated the best rates on our products. If you are looking for a deal, please check out our specials.

Your Money - Guarantee

Detour Africa is a proud member of SATSA (#1802) - having met all SATSA’s strict requirements we are fully bonded through them. This is your financial guarantee that any deposits or monies paid is insured by a third party. Contact us or SATSA for more details if need be.

Payment and Flexibility

We realize planning a tour in Africa can sometimes be daunting. We offer a safe and secure online booking procedure. Deposits can be paid via credit card (Visa or MasterCard ) or bank transfers. If you are booking far in advance we can offer flexible payment terms to suit your needs.

How we started

Detour Africa, started more than 20 years ago, long before the boom or internet travel sites. Back then travelers would arrive in Cape Town,- “The Gateway to Africa” looking for an adventure.

We  provided vehicles, guides, information and a range of different tours into the African Mainland. Part of the fun was sitting in our Cape Town offices while poring over maps and planning the Adventure North.  Of course now days  things have changed - we have a team of dedicated and passionate staff available online to help our clients plan. On our website you will find a carefully selected range of overland adventures, wildlife safaris, lodges and  travel packages. Our aim has always been to offer quality affordable experiences through this amazing continent.  

Tours range from Day Trips, small group tours to traditional multi country overland adventures. Depending on budget and comfort , clients can choose between camping and accommodated options. We offer our own tours and safaris as well as partner up with various other operators to cover the many different routes - this allows us to empower locals in the countries we cover and remain a proudly African Company.  

One of the benefits to our clients is that our longevity and name allows us to negotiate the best possible prices and deals to pass on. So weather you are looking to see the thunder of Vic Falls or catch a glimpse of an elusive leopard. Whether it is to join one of our scheduled safari tours or plan your own private itinerary, please contact us and let one of our specialists help you plan an amazing experience.

Our reservations team


Operating Partner

Rob Kretzmann

Senior Res and Operations Manager

Elana Van Rensberg

Southern And Eastern Africa Specialist


Southern and Eastern Africa Specialist

Lee Ann

Accommodation and Daytours Consultant

SATSA member

Detour Africa Tours and Safaris is a proud and long standing member of SATSA ( Southern African Tourism services Association). Membership Number 1802.To be a member of SATSA, companies have to attain and keep to the highest standards of service in the industry . Being a member ensures our clients can have peace of mind that they are with a credible company.This is your financial guarantee that all deposits and money paid over are safely bonded and insured.

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About Detour Africa

The Gateway to Africa ~ looking for an adventure. We  provided vehicles, guides, information and a range of different tours into the African Mainland.