At Eye See Africa we are passionate about travel on the African continent, meeting interesting people and exploring interesting places, taking care of the environment, designing unique adventures and exploring new and cool experiences. We have selected all the best accommodation in the most interesting and beautiful areas of Southern and Eastern Africa as well as the Indian Ocean Islands, to ensure that your adventure will exceed your expectations of what is possible on a trip to Africa.

We believe that every person is unique and after hearing what you require, each itinerary is planned to be authentic and flexible, according to your interests and budget. All the trips and accommodation that we recommend have been experienced by us at first hand. Our guides are local and their training, field knowledge, their own exploration and personal interests make them ideal companions. Most importantly they know the local customs and offer thoughtful insights that will transform your understanding of your destination.

Every adventure with Eye See Africa includes that “unexpected extra’ which transforms your journey into an unforgettable, unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Eye See Africa’s commitment to you – this is what makes us special!



Founder & Director

“My travel dream is to photograph the Dinka in the South Of Sudan.”

“My favourite African experience was my road trip from Namibia to the Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater.”

Cape Town – South Africa

About Me

Tertius was born in Namibia and spent most of his childhood on a farm in the Kalahari which borders Botswana. He has fond memories of growing up with the San people and spending most of his days in the bush with animals. He has travelled extensively all over the world but believes that everyone should at least visit Africa once as there is something special about Africa that touches the soul. He has an abiding passion for Africa and her wildlife and wants to share that with you

Why I love Africa

First of all I love Africa because this is my continent. I was born here and I have lived here all my life. I love Africa because of its people, their determination and will to survive, their creativeness, their love for life, their music and dance, their laughter and their joy. I love Africa because of its contrasts; its huge red desert sands set against its green and humid jungles; its high mountains reaching into the blue skies towering over endless grassy plains.



“My travel dream is to visit Machu Pichu!”

“My favourite African experience was a 5 day walking safari. We walked amongst the big five in the Northern Transvaal. An exhilarating and incredibly spiritual experience!”

Cape Town – South Africa

About Me

Sue is a born and bred Capetonian. She has always been passionate about travelling and exploring other countries and cultures.

She has spent 4 years backpacking around the globe before returning back to where her soul resides, in beautiful Cape Town.

Why I love Africa

There is a tangible energy to Africa unlike any other place I have travelled.
We have everything you could possibly ask for. Exquisite scenery, a rich culture and down-to-earth people. You can walk in the desert, climb a mountain and swim in the ocean, all in one day! What more could you ask for.



“My travel dream is to visit the Dogon people in Mali.”

“My favourite African experience is every camping trip I have made into the “Damaraland” area of Namibia. I can’t wait for the next one.”

Swakopmund – Namibia

About Me

Born in Namibia, Christina grew up on a farm in the lowveld of South Africa, on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park. It is from this that her love for camping, outdoors hiking and exploring stemmed.

While Christina loves exploring other beautiful places on our planet, for the last 20 years she has called Namibia home and lives in the beautiful town of Swakopmund on the edge of the Namib desert.

Why I love Africa

No other place on this planet can compare with the feeling of living on this continent. A visit to Africa must be experienced to fully understand and appreciate all that it is. The smell of rain on red earth…the warmth of the people…the exquisite scenery and wildlife … the sight of an African elephant. That feeling when you look up into the night sky and millions of stars glitters back at you ….

the smell of an evening fire in a small village … the vast vistas filled with an energy that is almost tangible … the majestic baobab tree… Yes, I love every part of this continent. It is definitely home.



“My travel dream is road tripping around Iceland in summer!”

“My favourite African experience was hot air ballooning in Namibia over Sossusvlei. Seeing wildlife and the desert that goes on for miles and miles, then dropping down for an amazing champagne breakfast in the sand dunes.”

Cape Town – South Africa

About Me

Esta-Marita Opperman was born in Pretoria and moved to a farming village on the border of the Kalahari desert, not far from Botswana at a young age. This is where her love for the African wilderness started. She grew up running barefoot around the farm, riding horses and playing in the maize heaps. After her schooling she made Cape Town her base from which to explore the world and travel Africa. Seeing Table Mountain through a plane’s window always brings a tear to her eye.

Why I love Africa

Africa is in my blood.
The wild and diverse stories of the small towns and faraway places feeds my soul. I love Africa because of its raw beauty, its non-conforming passionate people and the perfect sunsets no matter where you are.


Wine Tour/Sommelier 

 “My wine dream is to visit Barolo & Tuscany and to taste the wines of the Gaja family with the man himself.”

“My favourite wine experience was sipping wine in the famous vineyards of Burgundy…”

Cape Town – South Africa

About Me

Lara was born in Namibia but discovered her passion for wine in Stellenbosch as a student. She worked on numerous wine estates but settled for the world of wine retail. Here she learned everything about local and international wine brands. Today she is a sommelier and a wine consultant in restaurants.

Why I love Africa

Decent quality wines have this crazy ability to transport you to the time and place they were made. Each wine variety is a small piece of the earth’s geology and biology. To quote Maya from the movie SIDEWAYS..

“I like to think about the life of wine. How it’s a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it’s an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I’d opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks…and then it begins its steady, inevitable decline.”


German Consultant

“Mein Reisetraum ist… für einige Zeit im Moholoholo Wildlife Rehbilitation Centre in Südafrika hilfsbedürftigen Wildtieren die Pflege zukommen zu lassen, die sie benötigen, um wieder in die freie Wildbahn entlassen werden zu können.”

“Mein besonders eindrucksvolles Erlebnis in Afrika war … als ich mit den Pinguinen auf Robben Island arbeiten durfte – drei Viertel der Insel sind unberührtes Naturschutzgebiet und für Touristen nicht zugänglich. Hier arbeitet das Marine Research Insitute der Universität Kapstadt gemeinsam mit der Vorgelschutzorganisation SANCOB daran, in Zukunft Seevögel aller Art noch besser schützen zu können.”

Cape Town – South Africa

Zur Person

In Berlin geboren und eigentlich Großstadtmensch, habe ich mich im Jahr 2001 nach dem Studium zu einem Pinguin-Schutzprojekt nach Robben Island begeben – und bin Südafrika seitdem treu geblieben. Nach anfänglichem Pendeln zwischen der Nord- und Südhalbkugel, habe ich vor Jahren meinen Hauptwohnsitz in das aufregende und multikulturelle Kapstadt verlegt. Eine Entscheidung, die ich bislang keine Sekunde bereut habe!

Warum Ich Afrika So Mag

In Südafrika hat jeder die Möglichkeit, seinen Alltag nach eigener Fasson zu gestalten – ohne gut gemeinte, doch unerwünschte Ratschläge Dritter… Abgesehen von dieser Freiheit, bietet der gesamte Kontinent eine einzigartige Kombination aus verschiedenen Lebensstilen, traumhafter Wildnis und einer ganz ursprünglichen Atmosphäre: von der Businessmetropole Johannesburgs über malerische Küstenstädte wie dem namibianischen Walvis Bay bis hin zu den Weiten des Okawango-Deltas in Botswana. In Afrika findet jeder das, wonach er sich sehnt!

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