About us

UBN Tours is an inbound tour operator with offices in Pretoria and Soweto. It was established in 2008 by Mnqobi Mahlangu and Maphuti Kgomo. Since its formation UBN Tours has developed close business relationship with a reliable network of hotels, game-lodges, tourist resorts, car rentals and coach operators in South Africa. We have formed great partnerships with the communities we conduct tours from.
We specialize in tours and travel packages throughout Southern Africa, catering for a wide variety of travellers, from leisure, conferences, incentive groups, self drive and Fit’s. We offer private tours and shuttle services. Our available fleets enable our clients to travel in style and comfort and return home safely. Our experienced team of trained and dynamic guides can assist you to design your own African experience.

UBN Tours is a registered Pty (Ltd) Company and confines with all government requirements. Maphuti Kgomo is one of the owners of UBN Tours. She joined the company in 2008 armed with experience in the travel incentive programmes. She is responsible for operations in UBN tours. She is highly skilled in finance and tax, holds a National diploma in financial information systems and advance tax qualification. 

Mnqobi Mahlangu a co-owner in UBN Tours; he studied cost and management accounting and has experience in the financial services industry. He grew an interest in tourism and became a South Africa Fundi through the South African Tourism course. He obtained his tour guiding certificate through Drum beat academy. He has been with UBN Tours since inception and is the founder of the company.

Mission
Ubuhle be Narha tours mission is to become the preferred service provider of cultural tours, travel incentives packages and travel arrangements for the local, international, government and corporate market. We seek to provide clients with a memorable tour, fast and professional service, exciting and fun outdoor activities, accommodation and tour packages that fit the client’s desire and budget.UBN tours seek to distinguish itself as a specialist in the field of travel arrangements, tour packages and to be recognized for offering exceptional service anticipating the needs and desires of its clients.

Vision

Ubuhle be Narha tours believe that the goal of business is to create and keep customers. Ubuhle be Narha tours offers people the ability to explore South Africa and learn about the diverse cultures of the people of South Africa. These benefits include a better understanding of the culture of the people of South Africa, personal growth, health and a whole lot of fun.We aim to become the preferred service provider of tours packages, travel incentives packages and travel arrangements for the local, international, government and corporate market. UBN Tours seeks to be one of the recognisable name and company in the tourism industry and be able to schedule more tours around South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Services

        • Transport arrangements 
        •  Hotel and accommodation arrangements 
        •  Shuttle services
        •  Conference venue arrangements
        •  Hotel and airport transferees 
        •  Team building arrangements 
        •  Incentive travel packages
        •  Game viewing tours 
        •  Tour guiding services


Our Vehicles 
Our vehicles come with: 

        • Airconditioning
        • Vehicle insurance 
        • Passenger liability insurance
        • Public liability insurance 
        • Road permits
        • Qualified tour guides
 Value Add:
        • All details handled 
        • We Give personalised care 
        • We Anticipate your needs
        • Flexible to meet your every need 
        • Available 24 hours for any assistance
        • Our offers are customized 
        • We are an experienced team of professionals 
        • We keep discovering 
        • We have a reliable network of hotels, guest houses, game-lodges, tourist resorts, car rentals and coach operators 
        • We have the local knowledge
 
Major highlights
The following are the major highlights of UBN since its formation:
  • Winner of the 2014/2015 Lilizela tourism award BBBEE catergory. 
  • Winner of the Gauteng Emerging Tourism Enterprise of the Year (ETEYA 2012/2013) which is offered by South African Tourism.
  • Winning a R1m brand activation prize from Shanduka black business umbrella programme in 2013 
  • One of the Directors went to Italy in a mentorship programme for a month with another tourism company based in Italy – June 2013 
  • Selected to participate in the UKTI programme in London – May 2012 
  • Trained 20 tour guides for the city of Tshwane in partnership with Drumbeat Academy – August 2012
  • Taking Mandarin lessons to attract Asian market – October 2012 
  • Tour of Pretoria and Soweto for about 300 conference delegates for Solidarity Union, October 2012.
  • Went on a trade mission with SAT to Dubai – February 2012