About Extraordinary Travel
Extraordinary Travel specializes in tailor-made, unforgettable travel itineraries to many different countries including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Pemba Island & soon Madagascar and Peru as well. We cater for all your specific needs and wishes such as: malaria free, jeep & child friendly safaris, game & self-drives, corporate or incentive travel, large or small groups, custom tours, eco-friendly accommodation and tours, fair trade tourism, beach & bush tours, gourmet food & wine, golf packages, sailing, scuba diving & canoeing weekends, mountain biking & hiking, cycling tours or if you prefer – a little bit of everything! The level of personalized service is always the same for any request.
Our mission is to share our passion for Southern Africa with you. We prefer to do it in such a way that you really get to experience the amazing hospitality, the diversity of the different regions and the flavours of all the local delicacies.
Personally inspecting hotels, guest houses and lodges, driving the itineraries, dining at the restaurants, walking the trails, sailing the courses and experiencing the country is the only way we know how to keep abreast of what is happening in the tourism industry. In this way we are able to inform you, the guest, in an honest and open way about the journey that you are about to make. We don’t believe in selling a trip from “behind a desk”. Jessy prefers to work with small, intimate lodges and guest houses of which the owners are actively involved in daily operations.
Our vision is to make this world a place where there’s abundance for everyone so at least 10% of all Extraordinary Travel profits go to worthy causes. In 2010 we supported the Trees4schools as well as the MalealeaSchool fund in Lesotho.
About the founder
The company was started in 2004 by Jessy Lipperts, a Dutch national, whose passion for South Africa was ignited on her first trip over to this rainbow nation. Giving up everything in The Netherlands to begin the company in Cape Town, it has steadily grown from strength to strength. No tour is too small or large. Jessy is fluent in English, Afrikaans, German, Dutch, French and Spanish.
We welcome you to our web site for general information and examples of possible itineraries. Please be reminded that every program can be adjusted to your individual needs and wishes.
Contact us now for a new service we offer! Ask all the questions you have in a scheduled 1-hour Skype call and afterwards receive a report with all the necessary information for organising your own dream holiday to Southern Africa. No more brochure gathering but decent info from a South African National Tourist guide!
Thank you so much for taking such good care of our clients during the World Cup, it was unforgettable.Heineken breweries, The Netherlands
Jessy, you were my travel angelAmanda Day, U.S.
Our trip was, like you say, extraordinary, everything what we expected and even more.Danielle & Conrad Lawrence, Quebec, Canada
We had a great trip to Cape Town and the wine lands, thank you for your great enthusiasm.Baarsma Winegroup, The Netherlands
Everything was wonderful! Thank you so much.Nici Weiss, Austria