Our commitment to positive change in South Africa is what drives us. It is also what makes your experience with us unique.

Today, many businesses support charity in one way or another, however the way we do it is a bit different.

When we started we had a single vision; to create a positive impact for children living in townships. The idea of using the popular and ever growing tourism industry as a catalyst for change then slowly came to us.

That is why we have decided to donate 100% of our profits to our local charity partner, Township Roots.

We also want you to experience the best that South Africa has to offer by giving you a premium travel experience and the opportunity to visit some of the best and most awarded establishments in South Africa.

What we offer our customers is an exceptional life experience, combining unforgettable moments, with the chance to contribute to something invaluable for others. It’s a win-win!


When Jan Nytomt, the founder of Influence Tours, retired he had a vision to give back to society. After his first visit to South Africa he was moved when he saw the challenges that people face in the townships. At that moment, he was inspired to make a difference. He decided to use his knowledge and experience from the business world to start a family-run company. Its goal? To generate continuous and substantial funding to support township children in Cape Town. Thus, Influence Tours was founded.

Influence Tours offers tours across the beautiful landscape of South Africa. All experiences have been handpicked for their excellent quality, as well as their commitment to a better South Africa for all.

If you want to read more about our sustainability vision, or learn more about our charity partner, Township Roots, please visit our Sustainability page.

Read more about our tours here.

Our Guides

A knowledgeable and friendly guide can make all the difference to your travel experience. In a country with such a rich history, a guided tour will give you deeper insight and understanding into South Africa’s past, present and future.

All our guides are registered with the Department of Tourism. This gives you the assurance  that you will receive a professional, knowledgeable and authentic guide with a high level of customer service. We offer guided tours in English and Swedish.


Katarina Mancama, Head Guide and Product Manager

Katarina loves to travel, and this passion has taken her to many unique places around the globe. She was born and raised in Sweden and subsequently lived, studied and worked in Australia, the UK, Panama and Switzerland, before making South Africa her home in 2005.

She has a Master’s degree in Responsible Tourism and has dedicated her career to ensuring that tourism benefits the people, places and communities that make it happen. She also loves to share her adopted home country, the Rainbow Nation, its people, and places, with visitors from near and far.


During my 10 years in South Africa I have worked, and advocated for, sustainable tourism. I love exploring South Africa through its people, cultures, food and drink; but also by closely interacting with its nature and wildlife. To me, it is these experiences that give you that extra touch and deeper understanding of your destination. Naturally, I will show you the classic “must-see-attractions”, but I also want to share with you my personal favourite places that few other tourists ever get the opportunity to see and experience.
-Katarina Mancama, Product Manager at Influence Tours