Our aim to build world-class adventure companies in South Africa which take the lead in tourism. Our purpose is to change the lives of our team members as well as our clients through adventure. We are hungry to grow and look for opportunities to continuously improve. We build our companies on an uncompromising foundation of trust, respect, and excellence. We look forward to creating an adventure experience with you.
How we got off the ground (and into the water)
It all started in 2003. Marthinus was sitting on the beach, praying for direction in his life and career. While praying, he stuck his hands into the sand and found a plastic scuba diving toy buried below. Instead of pollution or a forgetful kid, Marthinus saw his future in this prop.
Shortly afterwards, he splashed this idea in Jeffrey’s Bay where he opened a scuba diving school.
In 2009, he made a move to the beautiful Tsitsikamma. Here, additional adventures were added to his repertoire – including snorkelling and the very popular kayak and lilo adventure. The latter has evolved over the years from simply kayaking to kayaking and tubing and then to the use of lilos – a brilliant idea from his then-new wife, Jenna – proving why he needed a female in the fun force. This lilo “lightbulb moment” has led to a very unique activity, since these fantastic floaters grant us access to a deeper section of the gorge, unreachable by kayaks.
During the early days, the company was very much a two-man show. Although Jenna was stationed on shore, she was swimming in the administrative tasks of taking bookings, answering phone calls and handing out gear to our excited customers. Marthinus found himself in deep waters – literally! – leading scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking trips. Those were adventurous days with little sleep, but we managed to keep our heads above the water. Since then, we have grown significantly and today we boast a terrific team with great guides.
The Adventure Of Touching Lives
Not only through our daily operations, but also by the way we contribute to our community, we like to offer people access to previously impossible adventures!
Our passion lies in education and giving others the experience and qualification they need to develop into all that they were supposed to be.
In line with this, we support a variety of projects each month: schools, sports clubs, clinics, churches, SMMEs and events.
The Advancing Adventure
Untouched Adventures is growing each year at a truly adventurous pace. In business too, we are regularly touching new territory and enjoying the thrill that comes with it.
Our main priorities have always been our customers and our team. We believe that valuing these two entities is the synergist behind our growth. As the company is advancing, we are focusing increasingly on our team members. Investments are made to qualify, develop and give each one of them the opportunity to grow to their full potential. Our goal is to build one of the top teams in the Garden Route tourism industry.
We continue to learn and develop in order to make our adventures even greater for both our customers and our team.
Pioneering is a pivotal part of our policy.