About Us

About Us

When Did It Start ...

Established in 1996, African Travel Gateway is one of the first and most successful travel websites for Southern and Eastern Africa. So wether you are looking for a safari, golfing, car hire, flights, hotel accommodation, guest houses, hot air ballooning, day tours, adventure tours, luxury trains, road transfers or a carefully constructed combination of the above - Then you have come to the right place!

What We Do ...

At African Travel Gateway, we plan, book and implement tailormade holidays of all sorts for all sorts with all sorts of budgets ... our recipe for client satisfaction ? Speed, Thoroughness and Value for money. So if you know what you want or don’t have a clue, ask us and we will help!

Meet The Team ...

Howard Spencer-Wilson

Howard Spencer-Wilson – General Manager
Howard joined the business as a co-director in 1999, and is now the general manager of the company and its operations. Howard has travelled through most of Southern Africa as well as East Africa & Europe and other parts of the world. His back ground is that of Field Guiding & Nature Conservation and is still involved in freelance field guiding in the Greater Kruger National Park area. He is married and has 2 children and lives in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa.

Johan Radcliffe

Johan Radcliffe – Financial Manager
Johan founded the business in 1996 and has been involved with it ever since. Johan has travelled extensively through Southern & East Africa as well as through south-east Asia and South America. Johan’s role in the business is that of book keeping & marketing. His extensive knowledge of travel through the back end of the ‘dark continent’ goes a long way in helping African Travel Gateway maintain a wide variety of product. He is married and has 2 children and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Esna Theron

Esna Theron – Sales & Marketing
Esna comes with 15 years’ experience in the travel industry, especially in the self-drive, FIT and group markets. She has travelled throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zanzibar and Europe. Esna’s role at African Travel Gateway is sales & marketing and with her level headedness, good grasp of social media and enthusiasm, she fills her position very professionally and so doing creates a great working environment for the rest of the team. Esna lives with her husband and two children in Cape Town, South Africa.

Anna-Lee Botha

Anna-Lee Botha – Tours Consultant
Anna-Lee joined African Travel Gateway in 2000 and spent a number of years with us before broadening her horizons & experience in a much bigger safari company. She rejoined African Travel Gateway in 2010 and came back with a wealth of knowledge and experience for travel throughout Southern & East Africa. Anna-Lee fulfils the role of senior tours consultant, and has great experience with East Africa. Anna-Lee is married, with two children and lives in town of Kathu in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Cindy Botha

Cindy Botha – Tours Consultant
Cindy, (no relation to Anna-Lee), joined African Travel Gateway in 2006 as a new comer to the tourism industry. Cindy took to the tourism game very easily and is now a very capable intermediate tours consultant, operating Southern and east Africa. Cindy has travelled parts of Southern Africa, including Botswana, Zimbabwe and parts of South Africa. She continues to contribute to African Travel Gateway’s success in her calm and collected manner. Cindy is married with two children, and lives in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa.

Lize Enderstein

Lize Enderstein – Tours Consultant
Lize joined African Travel Gateway when Wydah Tours became part of African Travel Gateway. She has more than 9 years’ experience in the tourism industry and has traveled to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa. Lize is a friendly and efficient person. She fills the role of a very competent senior consultant, and has good experience in all aspects of our products, be it arranging safaris for individuals or groups, As such is a good asset to any tour operator. She lives with her husband and two children on a farm outside Clanwilliam in the Western Cape

Petru Van Zyl

Petru van Zyl – Tours Consultant
Petru brings 14 years of experience to the table and joined African Travel Gateway in March 2012 when Wydah Tours became part of African Travel Gateway. Petru, a senior consultant specializes in FIT travel, Group travel, VIP clients, Luxury Safaris and Self-drive tours and excels in handling complex itineraries in a professional and dedicated manner. Petru is passionate about travelling and has traveled widely visiting Botswana, Victoria Falls, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar and extensively in South Africa.  She is married with two children and also lives on a farm outside Clanwilliam in the Western Cape.

Cathy Hazell

Cathy Hazell – Tours Consultant
Cathy is the lastest addition to the African Travel Gateway team. Married with 2 children and living in Fish Hoek, South Africa, Cathy trained as a journalist but “accidently” ended up working in the hospitality and tourism industry 15 years ago! She is passionate about creating the best holiday experience – whether it is sipping cocktails on a private island in Mozambique or the ultimate true African safari. When not planning tours & safaris Cathy drifts outdoors to the beach or to a good book!

Industry Affiliation

African Travel Gateway is a proud member of the following tourism organizations, and is insured by SATIB (Safari and Tourism Insurance Brokers):

SATSA Logo

SATSA stands for the Southern African Tourism Services Association, and as such is largely recognized as the most respected tourism governing body in the region. Being “bonded” with SATSA is an insurance for our clients that will respond to any valid claims for compensation against forward deposits lodged with a member that has been placed into involuntary liquidation. Some peace of mind for our clients.

Southern African Tours Organizers Association

The Southern Africa Travel Organisers Association (SATOA) is a professional travel and tourism association, whose main objective is to promote responsible travel & tourism to Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Its members include tour operators, ground handlers, car hire groups, hotel groups, national tourist boards, airlines based within the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region.

Safari and Tours Insurance Brokers

African Travel Gateway is insured by Safari and Toursim Insurance Brokers (SATIB), and our seal of approval testifies testifies to the fact that African Travel Gateway’s insurance complies with minimum tourism industry requirements and with the EC Directive on Travel Trade Act. As part of our insurance, we have access to the SATIB24 Crisis Call Facility