At &Beyond we believe in taking a shared responsibility for our future, as well as the futures of our children and our planet.
What lies at the core of &Beyond’s success is a vision that puts our guests, as well as the land, wildlife and people of Africa, Asia and South America at the heart of our business. By going on an authentic, tailor-made journey, our guests are helping us to look after the iconic destinations they visit.
The care that our guests experience from us during their journey through our warm local hospitality, finest guides, expert travel planners and signature blend of natural luxury ensures that we are able to leave our world a better place.
How we make this happen
&Beyond takes exceptional care of its guests in order to leave our world a better place than we found it.
From our greater conservation model down to the tiniest details of the everyday activities that take place in our touring division and in our lodges, every decision that we make revolves around our core ethic of Care of the Land/Oceans, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People.
These values have become an intuitive part of the way that we operate and, increasingly, are part of the reason why our guests find their experience with us so rewarding. In the context of our business.
CARE OF THE LAND embraces our efficiency strategy, which aims to minimise our physical footprint and the impact that our operations have on the environment.
CARE OF THE WILDLIFE is defined in our conservation strategy, which includes the preservation of endangered species.
CARE OF THE PEOPLE is our community strategy, including our partnership with Africa Foundation, is the last leg of our core ethic.
Our goals was established in 2015 to unite &Beyonders towards key focus areas under each of our “care pillars.” It has increased our impact by establishing the necessary discipline and accountability in measuring and reporting against our agreed goals for Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People.
Since &Beyond’s beginning in 1991, the bateleur eagle has been our company logo. With a name that means ‘acrobat’ in French, these eagles rock from side to side when they soar, mimicking the balancing act of a tight-rope walker. This is only fitting since our company ethos is all about maintaining a healthy balance of caring for the land, wildlife and people.
Our dream was born at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve more than 25 years ago and we have since grown and developed it to span three continents.
With our vision to care for the land, wildlife and people, while delivering extraordinary guest experiences, and the constraints of finite resources, we have needed to use various means to assist us with a number of key functions; implementation, fundraising, communication and research.
By finding organisations with aligned values and complementary skills (who have relationships, resources, experience, etc.), we have been able to capitalise on the “multiplier effect”, where one plus one equals three.