The Western Cape’s Culinary and Scenic Draws

South Africa’s Western Cape is lauded as the food and wine capital of Africa, where the bombastic flavors of Cape Town restaurants perfectly pair with the rich array of South African wines from the neighboring Cape Winelands. South Africa’s fresh coastal seafood, rich cattle heritage and fertile farmlands combine to easily allow world-renowned chefs incredible Read more…

Client Photo Spotlight: Big Cats in South Africa

This month, we’re proud to feature photos from mother-daughter duo Kathleen and Gabrielle Etzel. The Etzels embarked on safari to South Africa in May 2017 and shared their gorgeous photos with consultant Kayla Torgerson upon their return, giving us permission to share with all of you! Below, Gabrielle shares two gorgeous images and describes the Read more…

Travel + Leisure A-List 2017: Craig Beal Named for 7th Year!

We’re proud to announce that Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal has been named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List for the seventh straight year! The magazine specifically calls out Craig’s expertise in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, noting Craig is knowledgeable on safaris in East Africa as well. “Attention to detail is in Read more…

Travel Beyond Wins “World’s Best” Award!

Travel Beyond is honored to be named to the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best List as a “Top 10 Safari Outfitter” for 2017! Winners of the magazine’s annual World’s Best list are nominated and reviewed by readers who rate “safari outfitters on their staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall Read more…

Active Trip Ideas in Africa

For some travelers, the ideal way to recharge on vacation is not to kick back and relax, but to get moving! We polled our team of experts for the best ways to add activity and adventure to any trip to Africa. Let us know when we can start planning an active trip to Africa just Read more…

Australia vs. Africa

On my recent trip to Australia, I heard a quote that really stuck with me: “If you only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa – twice” (-R. Elliot). As I have visited southern Africa four times in my eighteen years and plan to return soon, I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. Something about Read more…

Slowing Down in Africa

I recently spent 33 days in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and several of my colleagues who joined me on this trip have already written about the wonderful safari camps, the incredible wildlife viewing and the other features that one might expect while visiting Africa and being on safari. However, I thought I would take Read more…

The Adventure Together: A Honeymoon in South Africa

Our honeymoon had a tough act to follow: our joyful, emotional, meaningful wedding! Yet, as we hopped on a plane to South Africa, we were confident our 12-day honeymoon would be equally joyful and meaningful (but without the tears!). I’m blessed to work at Travel Beyond, so I fully trust our creative, detailed and knowledgeable Read more…

Kayla Torgerson’s Cape Town Favorites

Cape Town has quickly become one of my favorite cities in the world. I’ve visited the city twice, and on my last trip I spent a full week participating in the many touring options in and around the Cape. I also stayed in a different hotel each night in order to sample the many options Read more…

The Year Ahead: Consultant Travel for 2016

Last month, our consultants reflected upon the past year of travel and the many places they visited to build their destination knowledge. This month, we highlight a few of the many destinations our consultants will explore in 2016. And while most of our clients plan travel months in advance, our own educational trips tend to Read more…