Impi Safaris - Tours and Safaris South Africa
Welcome to Impi Safaris, I’d like to introduce myself, Niel Jacobs and my wife, Sandra Jacobs as my partner in our intimate safari company. I have traveled North and South America, stayed in Hawaii for 2 years, played rugby in Ireland for 2 years and traveled around the U.K and Europe since I was 16, mainly for rugby and swimming. I started guiding in Southern Africa and I fell in love with it. Finally after 8 years of searching the world for my passion, I found it in guiding and safari trips. In 2004 I met my lovely wife, Sandra, who has traveled South America, Europe, Japan, Southern Africa and the U.K. We soon came to realize that both of us share the same kind of passion for safaris and Africa. We have been traveling and working together ever since and we can design or customize itineraries in Southern Africa to make your wishes come true. They will all touch the best of every National Park, country, town and mountain range has to offer. Sandra is German and takes this pride with her in all she does, from the timings and preparing of everything and ensuring all runs according to plan. We are looking forward to showing you the best Southern Africa has to offer!!!
Niel Jacobs – Registered Tour Guide & Raconteur
He is member of the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa and the South African Tourism Board. He is also a member of the Four Wheel Drive Club of South Africa.
Niel Jacobs is a registered Professional 4x4 trails and overland tourist guide. He has been guiding off road trails and tours since 2002 and has several years of off road experience in some of Africa's wildest and remote destinations. One of his greatest assets as a tour guide is his ability to remain calm in the most trying of situations and to think clearly and logically under pressure.
Niel has a warm and gentle nature and he extends great hospitality to all members involved. His passion for the outdoors and it wildlife, African cultures and great cuisine makes for a true camp fire experience. He has visited most of the sub-Saharan Africa, making him an expert in the field of "off the beaten track 4x4 African adventure"
Niel is the owner of Impi Safaris and is a 4x4 Adventures Company that specialises in guided self-drive 4x4 tours to some of Africa's most remote and awe-inspiring destinations. Most tours are fully catered and family orientated, Niel feels it is important that everybody experiences the bush together in a safe and controlled environment. Niel supports the responsible use of 4x4 vehicles in the wild and to ensure that all groups are well informed about the impact their 4x4 vehicles can have on the environment.
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TESTIMONIAL: Eunice Marland, UK wrote:
“Yesterday I returned from a trip with Impi Safaris - Cape Town to Johannesburg and I feel compelled to write and tell you how fantastic it was. The trip, over Christmas and New Year, was more amazing than any I could have imagined, and gave us a taste of SA, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. From a humbling insight into Nelson Mandela's prison to the rural life of the Basotho people to the wildlife of the Kruger National Park, the itinerary is balanced brilliantly and offers something (lots) for everyone.
It has to be said that it was our leader who was the most significant factor in making our trip so very special and so successful. Niel Jacobs was first class. His organisation, energy, leadership, experience, confidence and sense of fun, not to mention his absolutely brilliant culinary skills were amazing. He is a credit to his industry and will be the main reason why I remember South Africa with such fondness. I cannot overstate how good he was.
Niel was working tirelessly to provide my group with the ultimate holiday. His knowledge of the countries we visited allowed us to get the maximum from the itinerary and his knowledge of the animals and bird life we saw was first rate. He gained my complete trust from the very beginning and I remained ever impressed at how he was able to interact at every level to ensure we all got everything we wanted from our trip! ”