About us

African Travel Services (ATS) is a specialist, owner-run Tour Operator based in Knysna, Western Cape, with a marketing office in Northern Ireland that has provided the company with a sound British and Irish clientele base in addition to many local South African travellers.  Phil and Susan Patton have lived, worked and vacationed throughout much of Southern Africa, and are equipped to bring you firsthand knowledge of many of the attractions, hotels, lodges, camps and accommodations you might wish to visit. Phil has also been involved in the ownership of a portfolio of luxury safari lodges in the Caprivi Strip – Namibia, and has been at the coal face in understanding what the discerning international traveller wants to experience from their holiday and safari. African Travel Services is renowned for specialising in luxury safaris, affordable wildlife adventures, golfing holidays and honeymoons throughout Southern Africa and the sub region.

African Travel Services will always endeavour to supply you with the best value for money, a suitable alternative to those properties that are “hard to get”, and a personalised service with up-to-date and intimate knowledge of the accommodation and more importantly the destination and activities that you may be seeking.