About Us

siyaTravela is a Johannesburg based,Female-Centric Bespoke Travel Services Boutique created for the unconventional female traveler. We are your go-to boutique for all your Girls Getaways and Travel Parties. We specialize in travel planning and innovative strategies to stimulate and ignite new markets for Tourism Boards and Brands that are interested in  building a relationship with the female noire traveller.

We aim to inspire, empower and connect dynamic women from across the African continent through travel. Women who are adventurous and are interested in the personal transformation that comes through travelling. 

These are dynamic non apologetic women who want to expand their horizons. They are not afraid to book a ticket and just go while changing the narrative of black traveller  by making travel accessible, inclusive and fully representative.

siyaTravela curates bespoke girls trips for groups, corporate companies and private individuals.

Join us for our unique girls getaways to connect with like-minded women and to inspire a new generation of world traveller.

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,

The former Travel editor for the Independent Newspapers South Africa, saw a gap for a platform dedicated to encouraging and empowering the black female segment to travel more. Everywhere she went for media trips she found that she was the only black female. Women continue to be under represented in the travel space and the least represented is the black female traveller. 


Her career experiences includes a stint as a lifestyle reporter and socials columnist  for both 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, a Television Production Diploma as well as a Tour Operator Certificate from the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA)


She has travelled extensively and lists the London, Vilanculos and Capri as her favourite destinations.


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 Girls Getaways

We curate life-changing getaways that cater for dynamic girls on a journey to transforming and healing their lives. 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 Festival

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 Tourism Boards and Agencies  with tourism-related campaigns to stimulate and grow latent markets.

Corporate Consulting

Assisting businesses in the travel industry better position their services for the African Market

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