About us

Traverse Line was founded by Angus Maclaren in 2005, on the premise that South Africa offered huge potential as a destination for those interested in walking and trekking, and was being under-served by the major trekking companies.  One of the great attractions of South Africa is the ease with which one can combine a short tailor-made trekking holiday, getting deep into the country’s magnificent mountain wildernesses, with a visit to one or more of the region’s great variety of other attractions – safaris, Cape Town, the Wild Coast, the Zulu War Battlefields and so on, as well as neighboring countries.  His intimate knowledge of South Africa’s mountain regions, and the region in general, coupled with the support of a network of local friends and local guides, has helped dream become reality. 

Since its creation, Traverse Line has been growing slowly and steadily (we’ve survived the credit crunch!), increasing its offering across Southern Africa, as well as Nepal and the Indian Himalaya, which we are equally passionate about, and know well. Putting together excellent tailor-made treks and safaris, with close attention to detail and planning, supported by a strong attitude towards service and response, has become both our speciality, and our way of life.