South African Hotels

Who We Are

Who We Are

We have a dedicated team of experienced booking agents, all of whom are passionate about creating a perfect holiday experience for our clients or recommending the ideal business accommodation.

Our speciality is Southern Africa holiday properties: lodges and hotels and all of our agents regularly make trips to the various destinations to ensure we fully appreciate what we recommend to our local and international clients.

Under our broader umbrella for the South African Tourism Company, we also offer online booking services for renting individual properties that are privately owned. This is our South African Homes initiative. We are also partnering with Indian Oceans Island group to offer tropical island magic.

Ryan Mackie

Ryan is our CEO, and he was born in Zimbabwe.  He grew up in Umtata in the old Transkei of South Africa.  After finishing high school in Nelspruit at Lowveld High, he moved to Switzerland to study at the prestigious hotel school César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland. 

Upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Hotel Management at the Washington State University, he moved to Vail in Colorado (USA) where he worked at the five-star Sonnenalp Resort and the Austria House.  Since returning to South Africa in 2001, he has been running this Tour Operator company called "South African Tourism Company".

We are a group of like-minded people who believe in excellent service and unusual destinations. The company has 15 permanent staff who manage 50 million worth of travel in southern Africa. We handle and lead large groups, corporate travel, leisure and safaris into Africa. We have made thousands of bookings since companies started in 2004. 

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