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Who We Are

An African story

 

Get to know us

"Hey ya'll, Franck here. I was born in the Congo, but raised in many countries across the African continent. My first experience travelling across Africa began as a refugee at the age of 7.  At the time, my father was a political journalist who had to flee the government in fear of execution.  We travelled by bus and foot for many years to our final destination, South Africa. I have lived in Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Angola. 

I drew much of my inspiration for this travel company from my adulthood spent living in the infamous inner-city of Johannesburg. My mom always warned me to beware of certain places and buildings. It had become a dangerous place to live in the late 90's which required certain survival skills; the inner city of Johannesburg was the melting port of African culture with many different immigrants calling it home. For as much as it was "Dangerous" it was the only place I could call home due to its diversity and acceptance of all people.

 

The iconic Ponte Tower was symbolic of this time (AKA The United States of Africa). Walking distance from my home, I was constantly reminded if I don't do well I'll ended up in that building. At the time, the building was a symbol of failure. One day, curiosity lead me to moving into this building and this has given me the opportunity to challenge people's perception about my neighborhood and exposing them rather to the beauty of the inner city.

 

My love for storytelling grew overtime and as I explored South Africa I realised the diversity of this country and the story of it's people wasn't well represented in the tourism industry; my mission is to retell the true African story and change people's view on the African continent through unique experiences that will connect travellers to the people Africa.

 

I believe I can use tourism as a catalyst for building communities and changing the narrative of this beautiful continent through a fair trade between visitors and communities."

Our mission is to retell everyday African stories that connect you to the people of Africa, and change your perception of the continent.

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  Franck  

  Founder & Head of Customer Experience  

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  Tickey Pie AKA Romeo  

  Party specialist & host  

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  Head of Experience  

  Tye  

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  Austin  

  Head of Tour Guides 

Honest Travel Cares

Dollar & a dream

Dollar & a Dream is a team of dynamic youths with a passion for assisting in making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. We are raising awareness for homelessness in South Africa. 

Due to COVID-19 we will not be accepting second hand blankets and we will not be sleeping outside this year in solidarity to man and woman who sleep on the streets. Anything from R50 will be greatly appreciated and for those that want to buy blankets directly from the factory please get in touch with us via info@dollarandadream.co.za. Please help us keep the city warm.

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Tel. 0 72 640 5704

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52 Pietersen St, Hillbrow, Johannesburg,  2038,

South Africa

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