Our Humble Beginnings

The company is a brain-child of a couple, Bongani Baloyi and Doreen Shabangu who are both passionate about nature, wild places, culture and people. It is 100% black-owned with a BBBEE Level 1 contributor status. The company founders have over 20 years of experience between them gained through various roles in the conservation, tourism and heritage fraternity.

Who is MG5 Holdings?

MG5 Holdings is passionate about nature, wild places, culture and people. 

We provide an array of interrelated services and products delivering memorable experiences for our guests and stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industries.

These experiences are delivered by one or a combination of the following portfolios: Tours | Crafts & Curios | Traditional Cuisines | Shuttles & Transfers | Stakeholder Engagement & Social Facilitation.

Our Vision

We strive to help people realise the socio-economic potential of their natural heritage and encourage them to appreciate, respect and protect the environment for sustainable future.

Our Mission

By creating memorable and life-changing experiences for our customers and stakeholders, we aim to enhance the livelihoods of rural people and make a lasting positive impact.

Our Values

Respect – every engagement with our clients and stakeholders is handled with utmost respect.

Ethical – we conduct ourselves and treat all business transactions in an ethical and honest way.

Pride – because we make experiences for our guests and stakeholders unforgettable ones, we take pride in what we do and how we do these.

Our Motto

Impactful, sustainable future. We believe that pillars of any sustainable development are people – in order to achieve our mission – empowering people is central to impactful, sustainable future.