About Us

Our history

2001
KDR Sports and Adventure Travel

Joburg.
KDR was started on the back of a supporter tour to the Springbok rugby tour to England in July 2001. The business managed to stumble into 2002 after the tragedy of 9/11 stopped a lot of corporates traveling and KDR suffered mass cancellations.
The word diversify was taken note of and KDR started doing a lot more Safari and leisure travel which fitted in nicely with the sports supporter tours. This side soon took over from sports side of the business and was then supplemented by the Soweto tour business started in 2003. Soweto.co.za enjoyed great success and was the first company to do truly experiential tours of Soweto.

2005
Durban office

The office opened in Durban to deal mainly with Safari business going up the North coast but soon got busy enough to start dealing with all aspects of travel and tours. New websites were acquired and brought under the KDR name and the company seen substantial growth in the next few years

2010
Wheels side of business sold

It was decided in 2010 to split the wheels ( vehicles ) side of the business and the leisure side into 2 companies.
The wheels side became KDA Tours and took on new directors. KDA concentrates on the Soweto tour business and remains based in Joburg, while KDR and the leisure and corporate side remained in Durban.

2012
Consultants at home

KDR had been in business for 10 years and some consultants had been with us for 6 years by 2012.
Marriages, babies and moves threatened to break up a great team so we worked out a way for some of our consultants to work from home and KDR kept all those years of experience in the company.
We have the head office in Kloof, KZN with more consultants in Joburg, Durban, Hillcrest, Richards Bay and Cape Town dealing with everything from 1 night city hotel breaks to itineraries going throughout southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands lasting weeks.

Our Company

KDR Travel and Tours run a group of travel websites which are in turn looked after by specialist consultants working for the company

KDR are SATSA Members and have been since inception. This means we are audited yearly to make sure we have all the right insurances in place, follow certain business practices and are in a sound financial position.
Through a membership scheme SATSA members and their clients are also Bonded through the association.

A lot of our long standing consultants work from home. Some joined us as young ladies and now have families and with the help of technology we have made it possible for them to work from home, from their "virtual KDR offices".

Our head office is in Kloof, KwaZulu Natal where we usually have a couple of consultants catching up with the latest news or having meetings or product knowledge sessions with Suppliers. Those who cannot make it to the office or are in other cities, join us via Skype or Google hangouts for the presentations...

For the REALLY long story about KDR go to www.kdrtravel.com

Departments

BotswanaTours.co.za

For adventures in the Okavango, game drives in Chobe or Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi Speak to one of our Botswana travel and tour Consultants

VicFalls.co.za

The adventure capital of Africa also happens to have one of the Worlds most incredible Natural Wonders, The Victoria Falls

LastMinuteLodges.co.za

Whether you are looking for last minute availability or planning a self drive trip around South Africa to visit Game Lodges, Mountain retreats or beach hotels

PortZimbali.net

KwaZulu Natal North coast holidays. Golf Tours around KZN and southern Africa

Zanzibar.co.za

Beach holidays to the Spice Islands of Zanzibar can be combined with a trip to experience The Migration in Tanzania.

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Our Team

A sunset cruise down the Zambezi

Nicky

Richards Bay, KZN
Nicky has been with KDR since 2007. Her passion is the Victoria Falls and Botswana regions.
The Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls are a short flight away from Joburg.
After your tour of South Africa take an extra 3 or 4 days to see 2 of the worlds true natural wonders.
Jenna white water rafting down the Zambezi

Jenna

Hillcrest, KZN
Jenna joined us in 2008. Fresh from touring Europe ( occasionally interrupted by working in London ) she was keen to see her own country when she got back.
Game lodges and KwaZulu Natal are her specialty and if you're not watching carefully, she will add a luxury train package onto your tour while you are not watching..
Wild cat Sanctuary

Maritsa

Johannesburg, Gauteng
Maritsa started with KDR in 2007 in Joburg.
She struggles as a Sharks fan married to a Lions fan, in an area surrounded by Blue Bulls fans.
Luckily she makes sure to get away to see the real animals and pass on that knowledge to her clients.
Kruger Park, Madikwe and high-veld game lodges as well sports tours are her area's of expertise and her team can help with what ever you might need.

Mellissa

Durban, KZN
Mellissa joined KDR in 2012 and brought a wealth of knowledge with her from previous stints with some of the biggest names in travel.
Mellissa can deal with anything from a weekend fly in package to Cape Town, to a group going skiing to Austria.
Mellissa is based down in Durban.
Victoria Falls Elephant Back safari's

Candice

Hillcrest, KZN
Candice joined us in 2010,
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Julia on Inhaca Island in Mozambique

Julia

Cape Town, Western Cape
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Zizi

Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Richard doing a bit of crooning at The Rock rooftop venue in Soweto

Richard

Durban, KZN
Richard is one of the founding partners of KDR. He spent a large portion of the 90's between London and the rest of the world before coming back to South Africa and helping to set up KDR Sports and Adventure Travel (pty) Ltd. His favorite destination is the KZN Midlands/ Drakensberg area and favorite tour to do is of Soweto