Open Africa is a non-profit organisation that uses tourism as an economic platform to create and sustain jobs for rural communities throughout Southern Africa.
By travelling on our off-the-beaten track self-drive travel routes, you will create and sustain much-needed jobs in local communities. Which is why Open Africa exists. Offering you life enriching experiences that at the same time support local people.
Discover authentic Africa at its best! Find out more about our routes.
63 travel routes 6 countries 2 469 participating businesses 28 439 people employed
Did you know?
The Branewynsdraai Restaurant is situated among century-old peppers, on a bend in the road leading out of Robertson in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its name means 'brandy bend' in Afrikaans, and is derived from a local legend that tells of wagons loaded with brandy vats overturning on this bend.
SA has 22500 species of plants, more than the two biggest nations on Earth combined; 40% more than the USA (which is seven times the size of SA); and the Cape Peninsula alone has more species of plants than the whole of Europe.
– James Clarke, journalist