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Discover Namibia with our amazing new 5 day tour

Dear customers and industry partners, African Hoopoe Tours in collaboration with our well respected Namibian service providers are proud to announce that we are now offering a 5 day 4 night Namibian Tour. Over the years African Hoopoe have established a solid reputation as...
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Enriching lives by creating unique experiences

Enriching lives by creating unique experiences

Dear customers and industry partners, welcome to our first blog of 2016! While looking through the hundreds of images I have gathered over the past two months, from amazing local tours to travel expo’s in Belgium and Istanbul, it occurred to me that the core of what African...
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Reflecting on the past,..looking to the future!

Dear customers and industry partners, welcome to our last Blog post for 2015. As the year draws to a close and we reflect on all that has been achieved over the past twelve months it strikes me that we really have a lot to be thankful for. Having a job that enables us to meet...
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Au revoir Romane!

Dear customers and industry partners, welcome to our latest blog post. “Time flies when you’re having fun” they say and I certainly can’t fault whoever came up with that pearl. African Hoopoe have been on  the move of late and it seems like yesterday that...
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Welcome to Sunny South Africa!

Dear customers and industry partners, it is with some delight that I am forced to seek shade under a majestic oak tree at one of our more popular wine estates in order to pen our latest blog. With the mercury approaching the mid thirties, it is safe to say that winter is behind...
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Introducing our spectacular Namibian Dune & Lagoon Tour!

Introducing our spectacular Namibian Dune & Lagoon Tour!

Dear customers and industry partners, having been born and raised in Walvis Bay it is always gratifying to return to the country of my birth, not only to experience the raw beauty of the spectacular landscapes but also for the opportunity to catch up with old friends, partake of...
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Bird on a Wire

A recent Garden Route Tour which involved many highlights, (not least of which saw my clients and I leaping off a very high bridge), also allowed us the opportunity to connect with some fantastic industry partners. The Cango Wildlife Ranch and Cheetah Preservation Foundation were...
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Youth educational tour

Enjoying their Peninsula tour, the youth group from Portugal with our professional guide Andre.  
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Whale and Peninsula tour

Another happy family enjoying lunch after a fabulous wine tasting at Creation wine estate in the Hemel and Aarde valley near Hermanus, thanks to our top guide Andre du Plessis. “Andre did an excellent job! So personable, professional and knowledgeable!! We wish all...
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A Hoopoe point of view

Dear customers and industry partners, the year seems to be moving apace and with the onset of winter, business has no doubt started to slow down somewhat, in light of this, perhaps it is a good time to reflect on how we can improve our services and strengthen industry as well as...
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What!,.. a flower tour in March?

Dear customers and industry partners, despite the nip in the air and a sense that Winter is fast approaching, there seems to be an infectious optimism and no shortage of exciting and encouraging happenings within our industry of late, both locally and beyond our borders. However,...
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Zimbabwe-Botswana-Kruger National Park February 2015 Tour

We enjoyed every part of our tour, especially the accommodations – they were all fabulous. As well all the stops on the tour were beyond our expectations. The beauty of Southern Africa, the excellent service and the friendliness of its people is a credit to you all! Marius...
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Hoopoe smells smoke and opportunity

Hoopoe smells smoke and opportunity

Dear customers and industry partners, as many of you are aware, the Cape Peninsula recently experienced a series of devastating fires which have destroyed over 4000 hectares of vegetation. Tragically two firefighters lost their lives, 13 homes were destroyed and about 500...
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An African Hoopoe fly’s north

Call me eccentric if you will, but whenever I am on tour I take along my trusty wire Hoopoe to add a bit of humour to the images I share with friends and colleagues. What a pleasure it was to find ourselves in Zimbabwe operating a tour for 13 Canadians. On arrival at Vic Falls...
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Chaney Group February 2015

Andre is an excellent guide – friendly, personable, knowledgeable and great company. He made us feel safe and welcome. He was a natural, warm and genuine guy – we hope to see him in Ireland some day. He knows when to step back and give us our space. We highly...
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Samsung Group January 2015

I just want to thank Marius and all of the guides and drivers for such a great job on this event. The clients were very pleased. It was such a lovely experience.
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Hoopoe in Soweto

Hoopoe touring in Soweto, making a stop at the Hotel and having some lunch in Soweto South Western township. We also went pass the Mandela house, allowing Hoopoe to relax a bit.  
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Where is Hoopoe?

Hoopoe at Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park in the month of love. What a memorable and relaxing place to be. Pop in regularly to view our soon to be released tour packages to Zimbabwe and Botswana.  
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Marius the best tour guide

06.01.2015 – 12.01.2015 Marius is very knowledgeable. Answered all questions and is pleasant, polite, entertaining and full of laughs. He made our tour delightful and was sad to leave him. He made our tour feel like we were family on a vacation together. He is very accommodating,...
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My South African Adventure

November 2014 Here goes my recall and opinion of the South African adventure. When I first heard about the trip and said “I’m in” I never expected to see, do, and learn as much as I did. The experience was more than I ever could have imagined. The many places we...
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Greetings and welcome to the first edition of our newsletter.

At African Hoopoe Tours we constantly strive to improve our service and it is our sincere hope that through this newsletter we will be able to keep our valued industry partners informed about our latest offerings, provide snippets of industry news and views as well as providing a...
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October Feather Feature

October is Jackaranda month in Pretoria and the trees here in Windhoek, Namibia, is also in bloom. While spring came to the cape with mixed successes because of the late rain and cold spells it seems like spring is everywhere else and summer is upon us. My yearly migration to...
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September Feather Feature

The month of September is a special one for us here at African Hoopoe tours. We have a few things to celebrate. Our business was founded in 2007 and we turn seven this year. Also it would be exactly one year since we moved into our new depot with mixed successes along the way....
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