A bit of History& The Foundation
Imagine a soldier obtaining a two year leave of absence from his regiment to begin the great task of saving the remnants of the once great herds of game left by hunters and soldiers after the Anglo-Boer war in 1902.
A brave Scottish professional soldier took a stand when most settlers where afraid to take settlement at the Kruger National Park because of contracting Malaria and fever.
Mr James Stevenson-Hamilton became involved in the welfare of the animals to such an extent that he dedicated his 44 years in the development of the still existing Kruger National Park due to his sound administration.
He gained his first future Domain-Love for animals and became the warden of the old Sabi Game Reserve, presently known as Kruger National Park, that at those times was in a very bad state of natural imperialism, especially the larger mammals and the fact that game laws existed on paper only.
Today Kruger National Park is one of the biggest nature park in the world because of the work of the Legendary Mr James Stevenson-Hamilton that had influenced the welfare of animals across the African Continent.
Mashalas Travel might have not been in Operation at times of the early 1900 but have since lived to embraced the great work done for the protection of our animals to sustain Travel and Tourism.
Mashalas Travel was founded by a young and hardworking – ambitious Mr John Ditsepu Mashala, a born and bred of the African Soil, who grew a collection of experiences in the expense of unforce in circumstances of life.
John Might have grown at a small village in a small Town named Tzaneen-15km away to Kruger National Park, where he learned a lot about animals before relocating to Johannesburg to stay with his father Willie Mashala whom he learned the knowledge of immigration laws from. With this Father and son duo John then grew to take a career in the Travel after studying Aviation Management to work for the busiest airport in Africa-OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
HOW MASHALAS TRAVEL WAS FORMED
Is quite as clear with our business approach that not only we are committed to our service provision, but we are further dedicated enough to say we were born for this. We cannot continue to embrace the fact that unlike other operators, Mashalas Travel was formed purely from the 100% service delivery, when John was asked a Big Favour that happened to unlock the Foundation of Mashalas Travel by Mr Abdul Marlin- European the Frequent Business Flyer during the times when John was working at the OR TAMBO.
John Mashala and Abdul Marlik met one day when Abdul was a client to one of the airlines and happened to have been disappointed by a travel agent he asked to apply him a visa to Ghana. With so much stress of having to travel to Cape Town for a meeting at the same time go to the Embassy for a visa application, Mr Abdul was left amazed by the immigration knowledge received from John that got him to want to speak to the airline management, to ask them for permission to have John go and apply for the Ghanian Visa on his behalf.
Mr Abdul Marlik might have asked the airline manager for a day but John Mashala ensured that he will from then combine childhood knowledge of animals to actually mix it with the historical knowledge he learned from Johannesburg to forge this one of the best African Travel Company that made the Company of Mr Marlik to trust us with our first tours to Kruger National Park which we are today still give our client the most wildlife experience of a lifetime together with all our other tours that we offer.
We must give gratitude to all our past client that ensured to give us the best advice of making our Company what it is Today. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!
It has always been clear that with Mashalas Travel having unlocked its foundation by the quality Customer Service and dedication by its Founder-Professionalism and high passion equally had to be made of those who have a calling to serve the world at large in the home soil of Africa. We have gained an enviable reputation for the quality and diverse range of products. Well known for its Taylor made tour flexibility, almost fanatical levels of service and our passion for promoting and exposing our wonderful land to the rest of the world
WELCOME to Mashalas Travel, a well reputable African-Safari Adventure travel company that prides itself in taking people to the world of great explorations. We are the fastest growing African travel company with a very simple motto:
WHY CHOOSE MASHALAS TRAVEL?
We believe that Travel and Tourism has the power to change the world as its educational experience is the type you will never receive in front of a lecture, meaning that we will never say no to giving you a “before kicking the bucket experience”. Yes! we have the knowledge of those wonders of a lifetime experience.
When the whole Africa calls it Africa, we call it home! Believe a saying that some things come as a calling as Mashalas Travel was born in a smiley face of a rainbow nation where culture and natural sites falls as part of our heritage in the mother land. Our team of expert are not only trained-they were born with a beautiful gift of storytelling! THEY HAVE ALL THE SECRET PLACES AT THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS.
Shhhhh! imagine you listening to the beautiful sounds of nature after some breath taking welcoming dances given by the natives in the mother land Africa. ITS A REALITY of the best Holiday!
OUR ACCREDITATION &PROTECTION
Mashalas Travel is an independent company with registration no: 2012/221967/07(pty)LTD under the company and intellectual property commission of South Africa.
SATSA is the South African Services Association which is designed for legit tour operators who meet the guidelines of quality customer service and get permitted by SATSA to operate in the Tourism Industry.
- SATSA regulates the industry and its members to ensure that each member delivers nothing but quality service and thereby uphold the high level of service delivery that is to be expected in such a service driven industry.
CHOOSE A SATSA ACCREDITED AND NEVER REGRET!
It has always been clear that, with Mashalas Travel having unlocked its foundation by the quality Customer Service and dedication by its Founder-Professionalism and high passion equally had to be made of those who have a calling to serve the world at large in the home soil of Africa. We have gained an enviable reputation for the quality and diverse range of products. Well known for its Taylor made tour flexibility, almost fanatical levels of service and our passion for promoting and exposing our wonderful land to the rest of the world.
Our other point became clear when Mashalas Travel was being formed which is the importance of empowerment through life skills and a never-end sustainability in poor communities.
Mashalas Travel have managed to launch a one on one, non-profit programme that deals directly with rural Schools, where we mentor students in general life coaching. We have since ensured that each and every winter we sponsor the winter school camps where municipal schools meet in preparations for final year examination. To further clarity of our vision and mission principles JOHN MASHALA FOUNDATION was born to act as a non-profit firm in ensuring that not only the students are all in full uniforms/sleep well with meals that give them energy for their studies, but also in partnership with Mashalas Travel ensures that the students travel their country to learn about their historical sites as part of the learning programme that locks up to a firm of responsible tourism, and of course to extensively further the most passionate into trainings that will qualify the students to come on board as our professional Tour Guides to always guarantee you the best holiday in South Africa.
KOPANO DROPPING CENTRE
Is a centre for children that are without parents where Mashalas Travel ensures that whenever you book a tour with us, the children not only get the meals but are well counselled to build their self-esteem.
There is no secret in knowing the fact that, the Best Experience, is an experience best shared by those who live it. We have a well maintained fleet that have air-conditioning to drive you around some of the most fascinating places you have never imagined.
It has always been difficult from most of our client to go back home from the experience because there is such a lot more than the value of money! Before you know it as our client, we are one big happy family.
We make no mistake in having to always remind ourselves that we promote Travel and Tourism-This means that we have a flexible price that are not meant to bankrupt you but to ensure you get the best experience of a lifetime.
TOTALLY NO EXCUSE FOR THE BEST.