Why choose Southern Africa






Bonani Afrika - Incentives, Congresses, Events & Leisure Groups to Southern Africa




Why choose Southern Africa as a destination

What is there to see and discover?

Southern Africa has been named “The Land of Milk and Honey” with very good reason.  This relatively small part of the world situated on the southern tip of the African continent is arguably one of the regions with the richest variety of landscapes, cultures, languages, flora and fauna on the globe.

From the Namib desert on the western coast of Namibia to the tropical coast of Mozambique in the east, Southern Africa has an unrivalled diversity of landscapes including deserts like the Namib and the Kalahari in Namibia and Botswana, great open grassland plains such as the Highveld around Johannesburg, savannah such as the Bushveld of the Kruger National Park in the north-east of South Africa, tropical rain forests such as the forests around Knysna on the Garden Route along the southern coast of South Africa, an unspoiled aquatic paradise teaming with wildlife and birds in the Okavango Delta in the north of Botswana as well as some of the Natural Wonders of the world such as the Victoria Falls situated on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and Table Mountain in Cape Town to name but a few examples.

Southern Africa also boasts one of the most diverse fauna and flora in the world.  So, although Southern Africa is one of the best places to view the BIG FIVE (elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, lion and leopard) it has a LOT MORE to offer!

From a human and cultural point of view Southern Africa also surprises. This region is often referred to as a melting pot of cultures and languages. In one country, South Africa alone, there are 11 official languages each representing its own culture.




Meet the director of Bonani Afrika - Nico Engelbrecht

Meet the Director

Nico Engelbrecht has more than 13 years experience in the tourism industry in Southern Africa. His vast knowledge and passion for Southern Africa makes him the ideal ambassador for our region. Nico speaks Afrikaans, English, French and German and believes that an understanding of both local Southern African cultures as well as foreign cultures is vital to being a good Destination Management Company: “You have to both understand your client’s needs and culture and be able to introduce your client to the local culture. As a DMC we are the interpreter or guide leading the client from one culture to the next.”  Read more here

What does Bonani Afrika mean?

Bona“ is a Zulu word (also existing in other Nguni languages like Xhoza) meaning “look” “see” “recognize” or “discover” . Bonani is the plural form of the word. For the spelling of the word Africa we chose the spelling with a “K” as this is the way Africa is spelt in most African languages in Southern Africa.

Thus Bonani Afrika literally means COME SEE AND DISCOVER AFRICA!


Southern Africa is

the perfect combination of wildlife

and luxury, the bush and

the city.

Here you will find some of the most secluded, natural spots as well as some of the top hotels, restaurants and venues in the world.  Southern African safari lodges are luxurious lodges offering an international standard of service, we have knowledgeable and well trained guides and our infrastructure equals that of top First World countries. We have good, safe roads, a variety of international standard airlines flying both internationally as well as domestic and regional routes on a regular basis and have a good telephone and internet network.

We did host the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup after all!


Activities not to miss…

The list of activities is virtually endless. Helicopter flips, catamaran cruises, shark cage diving, jet boating, quad biking, horse riding, paragliding, safaris, elephant interaction, hot air ballooning, wine tasting, interactive drumming, scuba diving, steam train trips and community interaction are but a few options we have to offer.


What about Events and Congresses?

Southern Africa offers state of the art, international conference centres such as the CTICC in Cape Town which has recently won the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Recognising

Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) Award, the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the ICC in Durban and the Sun City Resort complex situated just north of Johannesburg. Each of these can easily accommodate an international event with a few thousand delegates.  Each centre also has a good range of hotels situated within walking distance.

Read more here.





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