Albatros Beyond Touring
Albatros – Beyond Touring, is a leading Western Cape based private touring and Transfer Company that specializes in operating a VIP tailor made scheduled touring service.
We are a dedicated team that provides affordable and reliable transportation within Southern Africa through our leading and well trained knowledgeable SATOUR qualified tour ambassadors.
With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife, history and adventure Beyond Touring reveals our destination with an authenticity beyond the reach of any other VIP tour company.
Our tours are exclusive and created for discerning travellers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. After all, we are not just providing a luxury tour. We have a greater role: we are introducing visitors and locals to Southern Africa.
Have you met our TOP TOUR GUIDE?
He’s met Nelson Mandela, been the driver for the famous Springbok team, South Africa’s national rugby squad, and is now part of the Albatros family, available to book as a private driver/guide – a fabulous option for those not wishing to self-drive on a holiday to South Africa and an absolute must for anyone into their rugby!
Abe Abrahams, something of a local personality around the Cape, has an expert knowledge of the region, and a fantastic reputation and can now be booked as a personal driver/guide. He can accompany clients for a day around Cape Town’s environs, or a week or more as required.
Abe worked for a company, who subsequently won the tender to be the transport company for the Springbok team in the nineties. Abe became the team’s elected personal driver in 2003 under the leadership of Rudolph Straeuli. Due to Abe’s bubbly personality he struck a good relationship with all within the team and served as their driver for many years having a close bond with coach Jake White who took over in 2004. He is well-known by the current team and still referred to as Oom Abe, or Uncle Abe, a sign of respect. He can often be seen at the rugby ground rubbing noses with the boys.
In 2007, John Smit, who was the Springbok’s captain going into the 2007 Rugby World Cup, asked Abe to accompany the team to France for the World Cup, something Abe remembers with great fondness and described in a news report at the time as, “an incredible reward for driving the team.”
Abe then had the honour of meeting the late great Nelson Mandela, also in 2007, when the World Cup was presented to him.