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Jamie Ingram

I am one of the travel agents within the ELGIN AFRICA family. I am based in Elgin itself so I specialised in the Elgin and Southern Africa based packages. I am an adventure lover and cuisine/ wine enthusiast, which is why I base myself in this part of the world. Travel is the best form of education, which is why I take your travel plans very seriously. I'm very creative and I pride myself on using that to your benefit when planning your trips. Life is too short for boring copy and paste travel plans.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Elgin, Cape Town, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Safari's, Mountain Biking, Adventure tours, Cuisine tours, Wine tours, Artistic tours, Photography tours, River Rafting, Hiking trips, Cultural tours, Travel like a local tours. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Born and bred in Cape Town, South Arica, I've always been drawn to experiencing nature at its' fullest - from Seaside to Winelands, from Cultural to Adventure. I'm always looking for the next best experience to share in! My parents are from Zimbabwe and New Zealand so the love for travel is deep rooted in me. My family have run a Travel and Events company for over 30 years, so it's second nature to follow suit, in a more modern way, bringing people to experience the charm of Africa, that I am so lucky to call home! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Traveling across Botswana on a three weeks self drive trip for my 30th with a bunch of friends was truly exceptional to say the least. From salt pans to flowing river crossings, from river island bird hides to baobab tree houses, from warthog potjie dinners to vegan river boat breakfasts, from lion cubs playing at sunrise, to hyenas feeding at sunset, the only common thread was a consistent blissful Botswana smile on everyone's dial - what a treat!"

Featured trips & expertise

Casual road crossing
Explore South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Safari - 7 Days

Spend a week meeting some of South Africa's main attractions with this trip plan. Travel down the coastal roads outside Cape Town, which will lead you to world-class wineries, stunning scenery, and charming colonies of penguins. Keep going up to Kruger National Park for two nights of safari on the plains.

A road in the Western Cape, South Africa
South Africa Self-Drive Tour - 11 Days

This stunning road-trip itinerary encompasses urban sophistication, a wildlife safari, and one of the country's best wine regions—all in the span of 11 days. Kick off in Cape Town where you'll have four days to explore the city's culture and hiking trails. From here, drive to a beautiful private game reserve that is home to the 'Big 5'. Finish in the Franschhoek Valley to see some of the best wine estates and gardens in South  Africa.

View of the Atlantic from Table Mountain, Cape Town
South Africa and Victoria Falls Adventure - 14 Days

This itinerary is sure to satisfy any adventurer looking to explore the best of Southern Africa's natural scenery. From the coast of Cape Town up along the Garden Route and into the deserts of the Great Karoo, you will be able to experience all the defining ecoregions of South Africa and beyond.

Cape Winelands
Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari - 8 Days

Enjoy a majestic 8-day tour of Cape Town and Kruger Park Safari, two of South Africa’s top highlights. You will take in the beauty of the Cape Peninsula, Winelands and the city of Cape Town, followed by a great safari experience in the Kruger National Park, where the iconic African wildlife roam free.