African Heartland Journeys (AHJ)
was founded in 2001 by Sean Price and Michael Denison. Sean and
Mike’s enthusiasm and passion for South Africa’s environment,
especially the rugged and remote coastline of the Wild Coast, the
incredible diversity of our society and the powerful influence of
nature on an individual’s wellbeing is the driving force behind
the company’s success.
The growing years for AHJ, which included many a road side repair,
late night arrivals into unknown (often unplanned) destinations
and rural villages, blistered hands, stuck trucks and plenty of
GPS work, laid the thorough foundation from which they now successfully
optimize the Wild Coast.
Sean and Mike’s desire is for all clients to experience one
of South Africa’s exceptional natural environments and culturally
rich and diverse people in the most exciting and appropriate way.
By Landrover, mountain bike, on foot, horseback and canoe, this
exquisite region is explored.
The company has, over the past 6 years, worked very closely with
Wild Coast communities, NGO’s and other tourism enterprises,
playing an important role in development initiatives, training and
supporting the establishment of community ventures.
African Heartland Journeys has incorporated their detailed knowledge
of the Wild Coast, strong community network and operating experience
in this rural region to build one of the Wild Coast’s most
specialized and successful tour outfits.
With local and global attention turning to the Wild Coast, particularly
the Pondoland area, AHJ has developed appropriately to ensure these
diverse tourism markets have a safe, reliable and informed operator
ground handling the coast. Sean and Mike have kept at the forefront
of the region’s developments and the growth in their “Corporate
Experiences” department through to the “Regional Exposure
Tours” for Wild Coast stakeholders from government, NGO’s
and press trips is testimony to their commitment and expertise in
operations which take place on the Wild Coast.
More recently AHJ launched their Outreach and Volunteering department
under the brand Volunteer Africa 32° south (VA32). The objectives
for VA32 are to address key developmental initiatives on the Wild
Coast and focus on rural education, conservation and humanitarian
African Heartland Journeys
Pure Nature, Pure Wild Coast
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