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Cheap Africa Tours is a trade name that falls under the ShapShap Travel Group. The ShapShap Travel Group was founded in early 2007 by Japie van Deventer from South Africa and Lizza Duijverman from the Netherlands.  It was through their shared passion for travel and adventure that they decided to combine their efforts into creating their own adventure travel company- the ShapShap Travel Group was born!

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Japie van Deventer

Japie graduated from the North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa in 1998 and has since then worked, lived and traveled all over the world, but his heart has always been in Africa. He has years of experience working as a tour leader in Africa and you will surely benefit from his wealth of knowledge when it comes to adventure travel. Japie has also successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro– the highest mountain in Africa!

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Lizza Duijverman

In 2005, Lizza graduated from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She has traveled extensively throughout the world (more than 80 countries and counting), but it was Africa with its wild animals, spectacular landscapes and diverse cultures that stole her heart. She knows Africa better than most, has first hand guiding experience in Africa and she climbed Kilimanjaro all the way to the top!

Who better to help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime than someone that has actually been there and done that?


  • The ShapShap Travel Group donates a percentage of its profits to organizations that are, like them, trying to make the world a better place. Indirectly, all ShapShap Travel Group clients are helping less fortunate people and they contribute towards nature and wildlife conservation. For one example, click the image for more information and get involved.
  • The ShapShap Travel Group is affiliated with the GGTO Foundation (Guarantee Fund for Specialized Tour Operators), under affiliate number 1291. Click image for more information.
  • The ShapShap Travel Group is a registered member of the VvKR (Association of Small Travel Companies), under affiliate number13060. Click image for more information.