About Us

siyaTravela is a Johannesburg based niche boutique travel agency on a mission to redefine the way African people travel. We specialize in travel planning for groups that want to focus on having fun and not the stress of planning a getaway. 

Our passion is to promote tourism and to build lasting relationships through travel while changing the narrative that “black people don’t travel” by making travel accessible, inclusive and more representative.

We specialize in curated trips for groups, corporate companies and private individuals.

Our offering also includes travel-related services to governments and brands that are looking for ways to tap into new markets.

Join us for our unique travel experiences that will stimulate the spirit of adventure and curiosity in you.

As we explore the diverse rich and beautiful countries around the world, we will grow together, building connections and breaking borders while immersing ourselves in different cultures, exploring the best beaches, museums, restaurants, markets and nightlife.

About The Founder

Mantombi Makhubele

Mantombi Makhubele


Mantombi Makhubele, the former Travel editor for the Independent Newspapers saw a gap for a platform dedicated to encouraging and empowering the black market segment to travel more.

Her experience includes a career as a lifestyle reporter for the Sunday Times and The Sunday Independent newspapers. She continues to use her travels and writing to break barriers making foreign cultures accessible to everyone.

Mantombi holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from the London College of Communications where she spent a year and a half exploring the UK and admits that that’s where the travel bug bit her.

She has travelled extensively and lists the Abu Dhabi, Mauritius, Kenya and Capri as her favourites.

Through her work and dedication, she has become an authoritative voice on travel and is dedicated to contributing to the growth of the tourism sector in Africa

What we can do for you


Annual Lifestyle Getaways

We curate life-changing getaways that cater for everybody. These fun trips bring together dynamic individuals from around South Africa to explore new locales. Our trips are themed making sure you get to travel with like-minded people. The bonus is that a photographer will be on hand to help you capture your memories in style and a crash course social media lesson to make your Instagram sizzle. 

Private Trips

We also plan and coordinate private trips for those who prefer the siyaTravela touch for their individual holiday. Contact us to book your next trip!



Travel Lounge Series

Travel Lounge Series is get-togethers for industry players and all those who love travelling to share travel ideas, what’s hot and discuss trends.

Annual Women In Travel Summit 

Watch this space for our upcoming events!


Social Media

Linking clients with travel influencers and ambassadors as well as creating social media strategy and campaigns

Government Consulting

Assisting provincial government tourism departments with tourism-related campaigns.

Corporate Consulting

Assisting businesses in the travel industry better position services

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