Travel Associates Australia Pty Ltd is proud to announce that top Perth travel agent Simon Atherton has joined its growing team. Simon will work out of his home office based in Perth, Western Australia developing SAS (Southern African Safaris) Travel & Reps as a destination specialist for Southern & Eastern Africa, Madagascar & Mauritius, along

with continuing to service his many clients who his knowledge in the global

travel and cruise market.

“Simon has been in travel for 15 years now and has an incredible work ethic and great energy,” says Lance Bracken, Director of Travel Associates Pty Ltd. “He also has background in Southern Africa, which is essential to educating clients in the process

of buying that perfect holiday itinerary. I’m very happy that he’s decided to be part

of the team.”

As a Western Australian native; Simon started as a domestic travel specialist at Travellers Club and moved on to other well-known travel brands. Over 13 years, Simon has become a leading global destination specialist focusing on the growing cruise market combining this knowledge with escorted and personalized itineraries.

Over the last 8 years Simon has gained a wealth of knowledge focusing on Southern Africa as a destination specialist, including escorting private group tours annually.,

“I joined Travel Associates Australia Pty Ltd to work alongside an elite group of

like-minded travel consultants who are transforming the way we think about

and sell travel,” says Simon. “I’m very excited about the opportunity to elevate

and grow my new travel destination business SAS Travel & Reps to

the highest level.”  (MAY 2016)


 This website's author/founder/owner ...and your personal consultant Simon Atherton has experienced it all throughout Southern & East Africa over the last 12 years as either a tour escort or just returning for the wildlife and culture ... its a personal passion, Africa! 

Simon's first visit to the continent was in 1978 as a 6 year old. Simon is now an independent destination specialist agent and Western Australia's leading authority to the continent.


"I still have fond memories of the rainbow nation back then, the mother city called Cape Town ... the cable car to Table Mountain wasn't like it then as it is today!"


Simon has also participated in some of worlds biggest African product conferences* ingesting

a wealth of product and geographical knowledge to the continent and here, he has unbiased listing of all properties geographically, producing this database of the 'best' or 'experienced' or 'recommended' Product links will take you direct to the 'official website' 

for the utmost best information, availability and prices in local currency otherwise

 check prices via the accommodation booking and availability tool at the bottom

of the web page for a rate indication. 

Southern African Safaris aka' SAS Travel & Reps was created at INDABA 2016* as a one stop travel shop for all your African Continent & Oceania adventure travel, safari and scuba diving

needs saving you time having to Google and locate the product yourself. 

* Conferences - WTM Cape Town 2017/8/9 - INDABA 2016/19 - Magical Kenya 2018

 Now, there's more to Africa than just booking a hotel online in Victoria Falls, perhaps a camp in the Maasai Mara .... there is the logistic's and safety of getting you from A to B

and back to A again with zero complications and a mountain of memories!

SAS Travel will book your land arrangements direct via a DMC (Destination Management Company)in Cape Town thus cutting out corporate middle-man fees and commissions which generally including brochure international  currency fluctuations imposed by many travel agents and 3rd party brochures or websites. SAS Travel will also charge you in product

local currency, and at near parity and with no additional fees or charges

(excluding credit card fees)   

...what do i do now?

Either browse the website and find your considered content, make notes and then

complete the enquiry form within this website or email Simon with your requests.

If your required property or tour is not loaded on this website just let me know

and Simon will source it on your behalf!

... otherwise a telephone call is a great way to start! (AU ONLY)

    The tick icon throughout the website represents Simon's personal experiences.

Otherwise, If you have absolutely no idea where to start then I suggest an email, call or complete the enquiry form to Simon with your thoughts, wants & needs and he will

create a dream package for you suited to your budget that first needs to be

considered and travel style requirements

MOBILE AUSTRALIA : +61 412 409 320