by Tamlin Wightman
on October 3, 2011
4 min read

Guten Tag & Bonjour!

Look at us going all continental on you!

After a lot of hard work, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our French language site and the relaunch of our German site. Rhino Africa is expanding quickly as global trends show a diversification of travellers to Africa – it’s no longer just the traditional English-speaking source markets that are arriving on our sunny shores.

We hope our new sites will make things easier for native French and German speakers as we know there is no substitute for planning your holiday of a lifetime in your mother tongue. So remember to share this with your French and German friends – we cannot wait to welcome them to this magnificent continent that we are so proud of.

Our German Division has just celebrated its 5th Birthday and the website is now looking snazzier than ever with improved design, content and functionality. The site has the same functionality and content as our English website which we relaunched in May this year.

But why stop there? Non, mes amis – there is more. Much more. Our brand new French Division. This division is based in our Cape Town offices with native French speaking consultants who are also African destination and product experts. In fact, we’re based right next to the French School on Hope Street… So you’ll be getting first-hand destination and product knowledge in your own language. Magnifique, non? Did you know we even have our own little ‘French Corner’, Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands, producing some of South Africa’s finest wines.

Did You Know?

In the 17th century, there was a large scale arrival of the French Huguenot refugees at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th centuries. Many of these settlers were allocated farms in an area later called Franschhoek, in the present day Western Cape province. The valley was originally known as Olifantshoek (“Elephant’s Corner”), so named because of the herds of elephants that roamed there. The name of the area soon changed to le Coin Français (“the French Corner”), and later to Franschhoek, with many of the settlers naming their new farms after the areas in France from which they came. The Huguenots had a great influence here, not just on names, but also the South African wine industry.

We show you Africa

Guten Tag!

Relaunch unserer deutschen Website! Besuchen Sie und senden uns Ihre Eindrücke. Vergessen Sie nicht, diese Neuigkeit mit Ihren Freunden und Bekannten zu teilen – wir freuen uns, Sie in Afrika begrüßen zu dürfen.


Rhino Africa est fière de vous annoncer le lancement de notre division française! Basé à Cape Town, nos experts consultants en voyages sont là pour planifier vos vacances de rêve en Afrique. Alors n’hésitez pas à faire passer le message à vos amis Francophones!

The new sites are jam-packed with the best of Africa with exciting new functionality to make it easier for you to plan your ultimate holiday.

What to expect:

  • Exciting and informative HD videos to give you a real taste of Africa
  • Improved navigation tabs on the right of the screen make it easier to find your perfect destination in fewer clicks
  • Informative and interactive maps to help you navigate your way around Africa
  • A We Recommend section that contains our favourite safari lodges and hotels
  • An updated Our Tours section with itineraries designed by our expert consultants to whet the appetite and inspire your dream holiday
  • Greater focus on doing good in Africa through our Going Green, Sustainable Tourism and Doing Good sections

Watch the French welcome video here:

Watch the German welcome video here:

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook Page where we’ll keep you up to date on Special Offers and all things Rhino African.

We’d like to invite you to come and explore the digital world of Rhino Africa! We’d also love your feedback about our site – the good and the bad. And we’d like to know what language division you think we should open next? So if you have any feedback, please email or leave a comment below.