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Tsalanang Tours

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Tsalanang Tours

Tsalanang means friendship and that is what Thabang Molefe, owner of Tsalanang Tours, had in mind when he founded his business. Offering quality, reliable and affordable tours in Gauteng, this business is looking to provide clients with exposure to all that the area has to offer. Looking to “connect people with people”, clients can rest assured that this tour company will leave you informed and entertained! 

Q&A with Thabang Molefe 

How did the idea for your business come about?  

When I worked with Thebe Events, I came across a tour guide that I knew. From that day on I knew that this is what I wanted to do!   

How did you come up with the name for your company? 

I wanted a name based on happiness and friendship … so Tsalanang made sense as it means “friendship”. 

Who is your ideal customer and why? 

Anyone who wants to explore South Africa and its beauty. 

Why do you offer the very best experience/product for your customers?  

My tours are easily customisable, taking clients to local places. 

What is your greatest hope for your business? 

To take up spaces in the tourism industry – and change the way people perceive certain parts of South Africa. 

What has been the most satisfying achievement in your business? 

Meeting people from all over the world. 

What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs who want to get into tourism? 

It’s never easy but it will be worth it one day – keep going. 

If you could have a do-over, what would you do differently? 

Have a better marketing budget and a structure in place to manage finances. 

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Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.