About us

Journey with us, and together we’ll leave our world a better place

Our vision

We strive to leave our world a better place than we found it through our Care of the Land, Wildlife and People, and the delivery of guest experiences that go beyond the expected in Africa, Asia and South America.

&Beyond designs personalised high-end tours in 13 countries in Africa, four in Asia and four in South America, offering discerning travellers a rate and exclusive experience of the world as it should be.

We own and operate 29 extraordinary lodges and camps in iconic safari, scenic and island destinations, in Africa and South America. This enables us to positively impact more than 9 million acres of wildlife land and 3,000 kilometres of coastline.

And with this three-continent influence, we come to the touch point where you, as our guest, connect with and enable our vision…

 

Our impact model

We believe that travel has the power to transform. Extraordinary experiences transform you, our guest, while your support is the foundation that allows us to leave our world a better place by transforming the land, wildlife and people of the beautiful places in which we operate.

From our greater conservation model down to the tiniest details of the activities that take place in our lodges every day, every decision that we make revolves around our core ethic of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People.

Impact and business strategies are fully integrated in our proven impact model.

Our Phinda Story

The dream is born at Phinda

It all started in 1991 with the creation of Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Phinda, meaning ‘the return’ in Zulu, has become the most compelling realisation of our dream to create sustainable conservation through responsible tourism.

Our milestones

A lot can happen in 30 years.

In this time, our operation has expanded across Africa, Asia and South America and our impact model has evolved to influence the 3.6 million hectares (9 million acres) of land and 3,000 km (1 864 mi.) of African coastline under our custodianship.

Celebrating 30 years of milestones

The power of 3: Tripling our impact

30 year Limited-edition experiences

Our gift to you; this series of limited edition experiences are hosted by &Beyond storytellers (from specialist guides, conservationists, and locals) who will showcase and/or re-live some of our most significant milestones and collaborations of our 30-year legacy.

An early lesson was that we could expand our influence by forming coalitions with like-minded organisations

Our coalitions

Our understanding of the compounded impact that is set in motion when working collaboratively with like-minded organisations has deep roots. Africa Foundation, our non-profit community development partner since 1992, has been a cornerstone of our community milestones, with subsequent coalitions each playing a fundamental role in our impact journey.

The &Beyond Way

Leaving our staff in a better place through a set of growth and development programmes, The &Beyond Way has roots 18-years deep.

In 2021, this commitment was taken to another level with the launch of an industry first: our formally accredited &Beyond Academy, which was three years in the making. Built on the foundation of our training philosophy, &Beyonders now have the opportunity of receiving accredited qualifications as they work.

Our impact reviews

Our 30th Anniversary has been a pivotal marker between our Vision 2020 review of the successes and learnings that have shaped our journey to date, and the ambitiously scaled impact of our Vision 2030:

Vision 2020

Vision 2030

Reviews and resources

Travel has evolved from the adage of taking only photos and leaving only footprints. The world’s wild places need us to do better than that. Now it’s about taking memories and leaving a legacy.

Why travel with &Beyond

Responsible travel has a broad reach. It touches on each and every aspect of sustainable, conscious, intentional, purposeful, eco, green, ethical and regenerative travel. In travelling with &Beyond, you are an active co-creator in leaving our world a better place.

Africa Foundation COVID-19 Campaign

COVID-19 is on the move – at warp speed – and Africa’s vulnerable rural communities need our help: none more so than those situated in the remote areas surrounding our lodges.

 

Leaving our world a better place for years

Discover the impact legacy that your travel with &BEYOND is driving. Just as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been a touchstone for our Vision 2020 group-operation sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 goals.