Pulse Africa

African Based Travel Specialist

PO Box 522988, Saxonwold 2132, Johannesburg.
Member Number: 2095 Tel: +27 (11) 325 2290

At Pulse Africa, we are an experienced team of travel specialists, designing luxury holidays to Africa. Between us, we have decades of travel experience and pride ourselves on our hands-on knowledge of all the properties we recommend. 

Sandy Wood, who established Pulse Africa in 1992 and Nicci Lenferna, who joined subsequently, have a passion for Africa that has led them not only to travel extensively to all their destinations but to encourage each Pulse Africa consultant to do the same. As a result, the team know where to find the most suitable destinations, how best to get there and how long to stay.

We are known for our high level of service, personal attention given to each client and our ability to match the client with the destination that would appeal to them the most.

With over 75% of our clients being repeat or referral, we must be doing something right!


Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Weddings
  • Camel Safaris

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Fair trade, eco-travel, carbon footprint, responsible travel; these are just a few of the many terms used in today’s tourism industry. What do they all mean? For Pulse Africa, it means we care. We care about what is happening to our planet, we care about the impact we have on the environment and the local people and we care about making a positive change to the way we travel.

Pulse Africa is proud to support Fair Trade Tourism and the principles that they stand for, which include: fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing and operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.

The aim of Fair Trade Tourism is to ensure that the people who contribute their land, resources, labour and knowledge to tourism are the ones who reap the benefits.


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Local Ocean Trust: Watamu Turtle Watch

Local Ocean Trust: Watamu Turtle Watch is a non-profit organization committed to the protection of the Kenyan marine environment through community development, practical conservation, education, research and campaigning.

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Rhino Art Porject

In an effort to fight the war against rhino poaching, Rhino Art involves local communities that are at times the silent witnesses to the slaughter. They increase conservation awareness amongst the youth and cultivate a next generation of wildlife ‘ambassadors’ who will have a vested interest in the protection of rhino and other endangered species. The ‘Let the children’s voices be heard’ project’s aim is to gather the largest number of children’s ‘Art Voices’ ever recorded in support of Rhino Protection and to use these ‘Hearts and Minds’ messages from the children of Africa, as a worldwide call to action against Rhino poaching.


15 September 2017

Pulse Africa Re-brand news

The past months have seen us undergo a thorough brand refresh; from our marketing strategy down to our contemporary look and feel. We are delighted to unveil our striking new look.

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09 December 2015

Hello and goodbye at Pulse Africa

We welcome Leandra Hangar and Shauneeze Joseph. Both girls bring with them a wealth of experience in their respective fields and are already showing their worth. Robyn Tobias left us to return to Natal and a new venture. We are sure she will succeed and wish her the very best. Check out our new site – www.pulseafrica.com

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08 May 2015

New Website

Pulse Africa has launched a new website. The new site is media richand highlights Pulse Africa’s expertise. www.pulseafrica.com

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01 August 2014

New Travel Advisor at Pulse Africa

Pulse Africa are delighted to welcome Allana Botha to their dynamic team of travel advisors.  Originally from South Africa, Allana has spent the past few years selling African safaris to the USA market, during which time she travelled to some unusual and exciting parts of the world. Allana joins Pulse Africa to help their rapidly expanding Southern Africa department. www.pulseafrica.com

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20 January 2014

Movements at Pulse Africa

Staff announcement: As the Pulse Africa team bid Bronwen Pearson a fond farewell and wish her all the best in her new ventures, we also look forward to welcoming Sandi Elkington and Shelly Tuck to the team. Sandi, who brings years of experience in the travel industry with her, will be working in our East Africa department based in Johannesburg while Shelly will be based in Cape Town.

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23 February 2012

Pulse Africa adds Rwanda to their portfolio

Pulse Africa are delighted to announce they have added Rwanda to their portfolio, bringing the number of destinations they now sell to twenty one.  Contact bronwen@pulseafrica.com or visit www.pulseafrica.com for further details.

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16 September 2011

Pulse Africa Celebrates Twenty Years In Business

2011 sees Pulse Africa celebrate twenty years of creating  unforgettable tailor-made tours. Founded in 1991 by Sandy Wood, Pulse Africa has earned its place in the luxury travel sector by creating unique holidays for over thirty thousand satisfied clients. Click here to have a look at what some of them have had to say about their experience. Sandy, Nicci and the Pulse Africa team would like to thank all our clients for their continued loyalty over the past twenty years.

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20 May 2011

Pulse Africa Launches Innovative Gourmet Wine Packages Cape Region, South Africa

Champagne and oysters at Harbour House, Confit duck at River Café, Tapas at Steenberg’s Bistro 1682 and Karoo lamb at Monneaux Restaurant; these are just a few of the hand-picked and in some instances, award winning restaurants in the new Pulse Africa Gourmet and Wine Packages. Designed for the discerning traveller, with the option to tailor make, these itineraries not only introduce travellers to the fine wines and excellent cuisine of the Cape Region but include a number of wine …

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