Roof of Africa Tours is a small family-run business, based in the beautiful village of Underberg. Our dream is to introduce the world to this special place in Africa, so we ensure that you get the most value for your money. We have completely fallen in love with the area that we now call home so we are thrilled to have the opportunity to take you on a journey that we know you will fall in love with. We are confident that the memories you will make on your journey with us, you will hold close to your heart for years to come.

The starting point of most of the trips we take you on is the Sani Pass. Sani Pass is the highest pass in South Africa because of this and the rough terrain, only 4X4 vehicles are permitted to traverse this unique road with breathtaking views. For more information please view our Sani Pass Tour.

Owners - Emile & Nikita vd Heetkamp

Emile & Nikita vd Heetkamp took over ownership of Roof of Africa Tours in 2016 – with a passion for travel being the driving force!

From the first time you make contact with Roof of Africa Tours, you will deal with us personally as we want to make sure you get the best advice possible and to ensure a smooth booking process.

We love travelling ourselves so its easy for us to know what makes a good or bad tour and put every effort into making your trip special.

Tour Guides

Sandile Mzolo grew up in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg and has an abundant knowledge of the area.

He loves the culture and history of the area and has many stories to tell you.

Having worked as a guide on the Sani Pass and into Lesotho for many years, he has immense knowledge of the area’s fauna and flora.

Have a look at the amazing reviews Sandile get’s on Roof of Africa’s TripAdvisor page.

Peter Khomari is originally from Lesotho and his hometown is in the Mountains above the Southern Drakensberg.

He is extremely proud of the beauty, history and culture of Lesotho and loves sharing it with his guests.

Peter’s first passion in guiding was field guiding and he studied in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, he thus has an extraordinary knowledge of the plant and animal life common to this area.

Have a look at the amazing reviews Peter get’s on Roof of Africa’s TripAdvisor page.

Emile van den Heetkamp grew up in Durban and from an early age loved travelling with his parents.

With an old campervan they drove from the beaches of the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape to the mountains of Lesotho and into the open plains of the Kruger National Park.

What better way to grow up and then to own your tour company. In this case, one just has to escape the mundane office environment.

Due to the ever-growing popularity of our tours, we from time-to-time use freelance guides, but rest-assured, only the best guides make the grade to be used by Roof of Africa Tours.