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About us

We are a destination management company with a keen focus on conservation
Simone Godfrey and Rene Lanfear - the Cycle of Life

The Cycle of Life™ … travel with us and make a difference.

The Cycle of Life™ Travel is a travel company based in South Africa offering exclusive, bespoke travel packages to both local and international clientele. We help create once in a lifetime adventures anywhere in Southern and Eastern Africa.
Our tailor-made itineraries can include sport activities and unusual adventures, and our clients range from individuals looking for exclusive, extra-special tours or intimate events to conferences and incentive group trips for large international corporates.
Best of all, our business, with over 25 years experience, boasts an active, tangible social responsibility programme in support of wildlife conservation and we donate a percentage of our income to various active projects within South Africa. We are personally involved in overseeing these projects, the bulk of which are focused on saving the local rhino from extinction. Read here for more details and videos on our The Cycle of Life™ Charity projects and get your Cape Town Cycle Tour entry here and come ride for the rhinos with us! Meet the rest of our team here.

Why choose us?

rhino conservation

In support of conservation projects

personal service

Personalised point of contact 24/7

Personalised point of contact 24/7

25 years experience & expertise traveling Africa

exclusive offers

  Preferential rates and no booking fees

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First of all Leah and I would both like to extend our best wishes for 2022.

We’d also like to thank you for arranging everything for us with Phinda, the rhino dehorning and of course helping to coordinate the most covert operation that I have ever been involved in; getting the ring to me at the lodge

Our trip could not have gone any better than it did!

Kyle and Leah, USA

Cyrus and I cannot believe that it’s been nearly 4 months since our wedding and subsequent honeymoon. We intended to send you our feedback months ago, but we’ve been busy with work, the holidays and we got a puppy! Below is our official recommendation for Cycle of Life. Feel free to post it on your website, but please do not use our full names. Funny story, all but 13 bottles of our wine were confiscated in Dubai.
We’re not sure why as we never officially entered the country or clear customs and Air Emirates refused to reimburse us for the cost. Might be good information for you with future clients who plan to return home with wine.

The Cycle of Life team was absolutely fantastic to work with. They helped us organize our dream honeymoon that included fine dining, wine tasting, hiking the dunes of Sossusvlei and safari. Not only were they incredibly responsive, but all recommendations were spot on. They organized all of our lodging as well as restaurant and winery reservations. Not only did we always have a table, but we had the best table in the house! They even went above and beyond storing our wine for us during our time in Namibia. We would love to return to Africa and when we do, we plan to work with the Cycle of Life team again. It was such a comfort to have someone to rely on when planning this important trip.

Some of the highlights of our trip include the scenic flight over Namibia and an elephant herd sighting (videos below).

Reaching the cost from the dunes –
Flying over the water, next to the dunes –
Elephant herd –

Thank you again for everything! We had a truly amazing trip.

Kirsten + Cyrus

Dearest René and Simone

I would like to try and express my gratitude for the incredibly special time that Sydney, Rachel and I had at &Beyond Benguerra. It was glorious!

No expectation, could have prepared us for the wonderous adventure that we experienced. The pure joy that I saw on my daughters’ faces as we lifted off in the helicopter and landed in the most perfect weather on that magnificent Island is

something I cannot adequately articulate how happy that made me feel.

Wide smiles and giggles as we were greeted by ladies singing and walking into that enchanted garden felt beyond blissful.Syd and Rach felt like queens as we were shown to our villas, their excitement alone filled my soul. The rooms are beautiful, sensitively designed to fit the environment and I felt instantly transported from banal reality to an ethereal wonderland.

Paulo Huyo was our butler and from the moment he greeted us we all felt a most amazing connection with him. He took care of us in the most nurturing and attentive way yet with such professionalism. He has most definitely left a lasting impression on us.

Isaack led an amazing team : Josef took the reigns in organising all our activities seamlessly, we expressed our interest in a variety of activities and he facilitated all of them, without us having to check or confirm – things were simply just done.

We were blessed with the most incredible weather. Our deep sea fishing experience was so much fun and Sydney caught a massive Wahoo, later dolphins swam right next to our boat! Our Horseriding was wonderful and Both Sydney and Rachel absolutely loved the scuba diving, seeing shark, eels and a turtle . The star gazing was next level. Abundant birdlife and seeing the little Sumi and a monitor lizard was too amazing, just natural, soulful and nurtured by the calming effect of that island.

I did have to do back to back boxing when I got home as the food was so fantastic, I came back fat and happy!!!

It was exactly what we needed for our family getaway and the memories and happy times we shared are priceless. I cannot stop telling people how exceptional it was.

Looking forward to booking our next trip with you.

Sam W