ALL OUT AFRICA
All Out Africa was founded in 2004 by Kim Roques and currently operates in Swaziland, South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. The name “All Out” signifies dedication and adventure. All Out Africa comprises a travel company which focuses on providing responsible travel experiences and a non-profit foundation which focuses on supporting social and environmental projects.
We have a small but committed team of staff who are passionate about wildlife and people.
Responsible Travel Company
All Out Africa’s travel division offers the following experiences:
Volunteer projects – inspirational working holidays for volunteer travel, gap-years and career breaks;
Adventure tours – up-close and meaningful guided wildlife, adventure and cultural tour experiences.
All Out Africa’s travel division also runs Lidwala Backpacker Lodge and Hout Bay Backpackers.
All Out Africa’s non-profit division has three sections:
1. A Research Unit aimed at carrying out field research projects;
2. A Wildlife Fund aimed at developing and managing projects to benefit threatened wildlife; and
3. A Children’s Fund aimed at developing and managing projects to benefit vulnerable children.
All Out has a head office in Ezulwini, Swaziland, a base in Tofo, Mozambique and a base in Cape Town, South Africa. We have carefully selected our locations to provide the best that southern Africa has to offer in terms of scenery, culture, wildlife and adventure whilst being able to assist some of the most needy people and threatened wildlife of the region.
Our head office serves as our communication hub with links to the various field operations and we have a number of vehicles as well as the equipment needed to make our operations cutting edge.
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BOUNDLESS SOUTHERN AFRICA
In 2005, the tourism and environment ministers of nine SADC countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) endorsed a TFCA development strategy for 2010 and beyond. Its main objective is to increase the tourism potential of southern Africa by consolidating the marketing and investment promotion efforts of existing transfrontier initiatives. South Africa was given a mandate to coordinate the implementation of the strategy.
Boundless Southern Africa is the marketing brand for transfrontier conservation areas developed under the auspices of this strategy. Seven TFCAs that straddle the nine stakeholders’ borders are being marketed as preferred tourist and investment destinations.
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REGIONAL TOURISM ORGANISATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (RETOSA)
The Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA) is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) body responsible for the promotion and marketing of tourism in the region. RETOSA aims to create a concrete destination identity in the market in order for the region to compete effectively. RETOSA is managed by a board drawn from national tourism authorities/boards and national tourism private sector umbrella bodies in the SADC countries. Click here for more information.
SWAZILAND TOURISM AUTHORITY (STA)
The Swaziland Tourism Authority (STA) was establish by an act of parliament, the Tourism Authority, Act of 2001. It was established as a public enterprise. In terms of the Act the following objectives have been determined for STA;
- Develop the tourism sector as a national priority in an environmentally sustainable and culturally acceptable manner,
- Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of government policies and strategies on tourism,
- Market Swaziland as a tourism destination through the provision of a platform for industry stakeholders,
- Encourage, facilitate and promote local and foreign investment in the tourism industry, and
- Ensure the contribution of tourism to the socio-economic development and continued improvement of quality of life in the Kingdom of Swaziland.
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Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Swaziland (Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini), and sometimes called Ngwane or Swatini, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are named after the 19th century king Mswati II. Swaziland is a small country, no more than 200 kilometres (120 mi) north to south and 130 kilometres (81 mi) east to west. The western half is mountainous, descending to a lowveld region to the east. The eastern border with Mozambique and South Africa is dominated by the escarpment of the Lebombo Mountains.
Siswati (also known as Swati, Swazi or Seswati) is a Bantu language of the Nguni Group, spoken in Swaziland and South Africa. It has 2.5 million speakers and is taught in schools. It is an official language of Swaziland (along with English) and one of the official languages of South Africa. About 76,000 people in the country speak Zulu. Tsonga, which is spoken by many people throughout the region is spoken by about 19,000 people in Swaziland. Afrikaans is also spoken by some residents of Afrikaner descent.
The seasons are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere with December being mid-summer and June mid-winter. Generally speaking, rain falls mostly during the summer months, often in the form of thunderstorms. Winter is the dry season. Annual rainfall is highest on the Highveld in the West, between 1,000 and 2,000 mm (39.4 and 78.7 in) depending on the year. The further East, the less rain, with the Lowveld recording 500 to 900 mm (19.7 to 35.4 in) per annum. Variations in temperature are also related to the altitude of the different regions. The Highveld temperature is temperate and, seldom, uncomfortably hot while the Lowveld may record temperatures around 40 °C (104 °F) in summer