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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

Namibia Photography Tour: Windhoek, Sossusvlei Dunes, Etosha Game Reserve
Namibia Photography Tour: Windhoek, Sossusvlei Dunes, Etosha Game Reserve - 10 Days

"Chasing the light", a photographer's true calling, has never been this invigorating as you explore mesmerizing dunes, rivers, coastlines, and rocky plateaus across the sandy lands of Namibia. Flexible for all budgets and skill levels, start with an urban exploration of Namibia's capital, Windhoek, before capturing sunrises and sunsets in front of quiver trees and deep in canyons. Explore eerie ghost towns, enjoy several safaris, photograph rhinos, and discover your inner child as you roll down the tallest dunes in Sossusvlei.

Table Mountain at sunset
South Africa Photography Adventure: Cape Town, Garden Route, Cango Caves - 7 Days

"Chasing the light"—a photographer's true calling—has never been this invigorating as you explore the most mesmerizing mountains, rivers, coastlines, and plateaus across the Western and Eastern Capes in South Africa. Flexible for all budgets and skill levels, photographers will explore the shadows of Cape Town's colorful neighborhoods, capture stunning sunrises atop Table Mountain, and cruise the Stanford River in search of glistening sunbeams. End your trip by heading east along the coastal Garden Route for even more photographic scenes of nature and wildlife, including rare rhinos and meerkats in their natural habitats.

Penguins aplenty
South Africa Adventure: Cape Town, Winelands, & Eastern Cape Safari - 9 Days

Follow the winding road to some of South Africa's most popular spots on this nine-day itinerary. You'll take a sidecar tour up the coast to the Cape of Good Hope, go on a cage dive next to great whites, and cross Table Bay before you keep going up to a bike tour of the Winelands and then out to a safari along the Eastern Cape.

Ostrich snacking
Cape Town & Garden Route Adventure - 14 Days

Take a two-week adventure from one of the world's highest bungee jumps down into a cage next to a great white shark with this trip plan. Start up on Table Mountain in Cape Town, chased with a culinary tour, treetop walkway, and wine tastings. Once you get onto the Garden Route, you'll make your way around canoeing through lagoons, hiking in national parks, and spelunking through caves.

The Three Rondavels
Classic South Africa: Cape Town. Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 9 Days

Nine days will give you a nice amount of time to nourish your understanding of South Africa on this itinerary. Spend your first three nights in Cape Town on a walking tour through historic city highlights, out sampling in the Winelands, and driving the scenic coast. Stop in Johannesburg for an interactive dinner evening, then keep going to Kruger National Park for a classic safari.