Let us show you Africa!

About us

Founded with the purpose of delivering bespoke, personally curated tours and safari packages to groups and individuals, African Travel Canvas helps travellers see new lands, make new memories and tick off items on bucket lists, all the while exploring the beautiful countries within Southern Africa.

Our Story

African Travel Canvas, founded by Gillian Cox, is a female-led, family-run tour operator with years of experience in the luxury travel and business tourism industry.

Gillian Cox

Gillian Cox

Founder and CEO

“I began African Travel Canvas with the mission of delivering incredible travel experiences within Southern Africa. I offer a tour and travel itinerary planning service that has heart, a human touch and a friendly face at its core.

With one-on-one communication and a direct connection between myself and my customer, my team and I create bespoke, highly-personalised and truly memorable travel plans for those wishing to explore this beautiful continent that I am blessed to call home.”

African Travel Canvas CEO Gillian Cox HIking in Kalk Bay Cape Town
African Travel Canvas CEO Gill Cox with Daniel Dunn at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre

What we do

Expertly skilled in designing unique and tailor-made travel experiences, African Travel Canvas helps travellers curate their dream vacation in Southern Africa.

As one of the leading tour operators in South Africa, we specialise in sight-seeing tours, fully inclusive individual and group tours, self-drive tours, safaris, overland excursions and special experiences.

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of service through expert advice, travel tips and advisory from personal experience, luxury accommodation, safe modes of transport and more.

In seeking adventure, exploration, education or relaxation, experience all that Southern Africa has to offer with African Travel Canvas.

How we work

We offer a bespoke travel planning service for our customers. Once you’ve shared your must-do bucket list activities, we’ll curate an itinerary that fits your interest. Whether you’re travelling solo, with your partner, with your family or in a group of varying size, our expert travel planners can help.


Bespoke itineraries

Each itinerary is custom designed based on your travel style and must-do lists. Whether you’re looking for a family safari in the Kruger or travel study program for a university course, our travel experts will design a unique itinerary to fit your exact needs. 

Luxury vehicles

Explore South Africa in style and comfort. Each of our vehicles is safety checked on a regular basis and promise a smooth ride, every time. All vehicles are air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable. 

Expert guides

We work with the best in the business. Our expert guides are some of the most experienced travel guides in the industry and have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share. If you have questions or need any form of assistance while you’re on a tour, rest assured that you’re in good hands with our guides at your side. 

Exquisite accommodation

If you’re looking for a hotel or safari lodge, we work with the best accommodation suppliers in the industry, ensuring you have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable stay.


While you are travelling, our team will check in with you as frequently as you like, to make sure that you and your family are safe, happy and having a great time. If during your trip, you need any help or assistance at any time, reach out to our team. 

Get in touch with us

If you’re ready to start planning your vacation in South Afrca, reach out to us by either emailing us on info@africantravelcanvas.com or filling in our contact form. If you have an idea of where you’d like to go, what you’d like to do and where you’d like to travel to, fill out our Travel Enquiry Form.

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Contact African Travel Canvas and we’ll help you book your dream vacation to Africa!

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