Thompsons Africa is a DMC supplying meet and greets, transfers, fully escorted and group series tours, seat-in-vehicle tours, open-vehicle safaris, and FIT services in South and Southern Africa. Established more than 36 years, we provide memorable and life changing African holiday experiences and are proud members of the TreadRight Foundation.

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Activities offered

  • Photographic Safaris
  • Art tours
  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Honeymoon safaris
  • Family Safaris
  • Walking Safaris
  • Eco tourism
  • Big 5 Safaris
  • Air Charters
  • Adventure tourism
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Bird Watching
  • Beach Holidays

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • Mauritius
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania

Where we’re based

  • South Africa

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Mr Thanduxolo Ngema
Ms Viki Haasbroek
Mrs Samantha Kisten
Bioregional South Africa - Sisonke Durban Garden

Website http://www.bioregional.com/bioregional-south-africa

Bioregional South Africa has been supporting the Sisonke (meaning ‘we are together’) Durban Garden behind the Elangeni Hotel, which was founded by men experiencing homelessness during lockdown. Bioregional employed a permaculture mentor for five months to train and mentor those men interested in growing food.

Bioregional has also started a pilot Bokashi composting project using food waste from the hotel to create onsite compost for Sisonke Durban Garden. The aim is to close the loop, with nearby hotels and restaurants buying back the vegetables to create a circular economy. There is an opportunity to grow the Bokashi project to be replicated elsewhere in Durban and also to form a network of urban gardens.

Bioregional has facilitated the collaboration of stakeholders on this project, working with the municipality and the private sector, brokering donations from supporting organisations such as the Durban Botanic Gardens. Most recently, we have formed a relationship with Durban University of Technology's Department of Horticulture, which has placed four students onsite as part of their final year work experience.

Local and sustainable food, equity and local economy, and sustainable water are just some of the One Planet Living principles that are being demonstrated by this project, contributing to the bigger sustainability plan for Durban. Contributions are also being made to the targets of the City’s Integrated Development and Climate Action Plans.