Endless Summer Outdoor Safari and Tour Operator
Endless Summer Tours was first established as an outdoor safari and tour operator, in 2005 by Rhys Scott-Dawkins and Anthony Cox, as a closed corporation (cc no. 2005/077782/23) in South Africa, KZN, Durban. Starting from very humble beginnings, with just a website and a small home office, we have expanded the company year after year to the successful enterprise it is today. We have since taken on an accounting firm and are now VAT registered. We have taken on a bunch of new dynamic staff, with a dedicated afternoon reservations clerk and young enthusiastic guides. During our very busy periods we make use of a number of free-lance guides who understand and execute the standards we have set out for our operation. We would classify ourselves as an out-door safari tour operator, in Africa you have to do it outside!
We are a member of both our provincial and local tourism authorities, KZN and South Coast Tourism respectively. We also have road transport permits for our entire fleet of tour vehicles and all our guides have Professional Driving Permits. Our insurance covers passenger liability of 5 million or 1 million per seat. Below is more info on our members, and their respective qualifications.
Mission Statement:‘ To bridge the gap between service excellence and tour operation’
PDP (professional drivers permit)
Boasting more than 10 years experience in the tourism industry, Anthony has seen and done it all. Before entering this vibrant and exciting industry, he cut his teeth travelling the world for several years. Visiting more than 20 countries between 2000 and 2005. Having seen a fair bit of the world, and experiencing tourism first hand, it was a natural progression from being a tourist to becoming a tour guide and business owner in the industry.
Anthony first studied to become an adventure guide, before completing his NQF level 4 guiding to become a provincial guide. His love of nature and people, combined with a strong determination to show case our beautiful country, made for the perfect mix. Helping him to become a passionate and competent tour guide. With over 20 000 hours of guiding under his belt he has covered many different tour types, from cultural to surfing, wildlife and hiking.
Living in such an amazing place has allowed Anthony to follow his passion for tourism, which has opened up other avenues of the industry.
Anthony through Endless Summer tours, has managed to form vital partnerships with NGOS and DMCS around South Africa, providing valuable tourism services for our partners. Anthony has worked on various groups over the years, acting as a transport and tour manager, often group sizes exceed 200 plus people, and he leads the transport and tours sectors of these groups.
Tourism is not a job, its a passion and we get to live our passion everyday.
Rhys Scott-Dawkins (Owner/ Guide):Qualifications:
FGASA Level 1 Guide. THETA NQ 2. Surf adventure guide in KZN, as well as cultural guide. Cyber tracker level 1. Also have various certificates in the hotel and Hospitality industry.
PDP (professional drivers permit)
Rhys has spent his entire working life in the hospitality industry, some 20 years, with the last 10 focused on guiding and tour operation. He conceived the idea for Endless Summer Tours and modeled the trips on the hundreds of holidays he took to the bush and coastal areas of South Africa with his family.
Over the years he has taken on the responsibility of marketing and product manager. Sourcing third party operators and travel websites to partner with and managing the online presence of the business, from the website to the social media accounts. It has become a hobby of his to produce quality content for social media, in the way of photography and YouTube videos. He is passionate about South Africa and the wildlife reserves in particular. Visiting these amazing landscapes and fauna rich areas on a monthly basis, makes the above hobbies even more exciting!
Rhys grew up on the coast and spent many years visiting the bush. His wildlife knowledge and knowledge of the S.A. coast line are second to none. This combined with his enormous ability as a host makes him a great guide to ensure you have a magnificent vacation.
We specialize in African safaris to Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe/ iMfolozi Game Reserves, but we handle all aspects within the tourism industry. These include, Durban day tours, cultural tours, hiking and Drakensberg mountain tours, large or small tour groups and transfers and transport. All activities are suitable for people of all fitness levels, perfect for families, couples and groups of friends. We all have a deep love of the ocean and African bush, meaning our service and passion will provide you with the perfect safari and a bit easier on the pocket!