Anybody can put a vacation package together. The digital world makes it easy to research flights, hotels and excursions. But the internet does not know you. And all of the research in the world won’t tell you what a new destination is really like based on what you really need. That is why we are in business. Our whole purpose is to make sure that you have a travel experience that you will never forget, without costing you your sanity, wasted time or life savings.

We don’t do generic packages. We represent a number of top-shelf safari and tour operators. We’ve worked with them to create great travel deals for you and booking through us is cheaper than going to them directly. We are very focused on the countries we specialise in and know the lay of their lands intimately. You are at the centre of everything we do. Let us be your local travel expert; we will tailor everything to your exacting needs and give you the experience of a lifetime.

German de la Melena

I have always loved travelling. A few years ago, I put together a trip to Peru for a large group of friends from all over the world. It was for one of my milestone birthdays (and no, I’m not saying which milestone ). The vacation was one of the best travel experiences of my life. Based on the feedback, the same was true for my friends and they started asking me to arrange more travel jaunts for them to South America. Then travellers from Peru started asking me to put together their perfect holidays to Southern Africa.

They told their friends, who approached me to do the same. I’ve always had hospitality in my veins. I’ve owned a restaurant and managed guest houses. I love this business. It made absolute sense that my next chapter must be a one-stop travel agency; to provide an all-inclusive travel service for people travelling to places I know and love. And that is how NananTravel came about.

Why Travel With Us

  • Accomodation

    Before you do a city and date search on a hotel or travel advisor site, you need to know what you want from your lodging. What do you really need? Your hotel needs are our speciality. Your perfect accommodation is our mission. Because nobody wants to think they’ve found a “gem” at a “bargain price” only to arrive to something that just doesn’t work.

  • Activities

    You know where you want to go but what do you want to do once you’re there? Sometimes the number of options are overwhelming. Sometimes time is so precious you need to do only the right things. Maybe you can’t find excursions where you’re going. Don’t risk it. Whatever your needs, we’re here to tailor-make your experience. #Justask

  • Restaurants

    Our travellers love their food. New destinations mean new food discoveries. Every meal is an opportunity to delight yourself with new tastes and smells and experiences. Online reviews might tell you about others’ experiences, but we know what you want and will get you to the right food hot-spot wherever you’re going. No mess, no fuss, no bad restaurant choices.

  • Transport

    How are you getting around? Is that your only option? Is it cheap? Cost efficient? Have you considered whether it’s the best use of your time? We know the places you’re going to. And how easy or difficult it is to get around there. We also know what you’re used to. Let us help you figure out how to get from point A to B to see all there is to see, effortlessly.

  • Booking Flights

    We’re always willing to consult with you on the best airline, ticket and flight options to get to and from your next travel destination. However, our experience is that it’s best and cheapest if the travellers themselves book these plane tickets through an airfare aggregator or directly with the airline.

What We Love


I love and have lived in both Southern Africa and South America, the two continents I offer services to. South Africa and Peru are my homes. I’ve also travelled extensively to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia and Mozambique, as well as to Chile, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. I am here to guide you through the process of creating the perfect holiday memory. Just ask me.

Client Testimonials

  • A couple years ago my brother and myself were lucky enough to tour Peru. We were there for around 2.5 weeks, and to this day I’ve described it as the best holiday of my life. Everything was organized by German, and there was not one hitch throughout our trip. We saw all the well-known sights, as well as the sights off the beaten track away from the tourist trail. Places only a true Peruvian would know about. I’d recommend a trip through Peru organized by German any day

    – Carryn Hone (South African) – 5 stars

  • Excelente servicio y súper profesional. La mejor forma de conocer y enamorarse de Africa! Gracias German por tus consejos y recomendaciones! Excelente service and super profesional.

    The best way to see and fall in love with Africa! Thank you German for your advice and recommendations!

    -Vanessa Luna (Peruvian) – 5 stars

  • Nos organizaron un viaje a Cape Town y todo estuvo increíble, hicimos de todo y todo estuvo A1!!! Realmente una experiencia única e inolvidable!!! Gracias Germán, a ojos cerrados la mejor opción para conocer Sudáfrica.

    They organised our trip to Cape Town and everything was incredible, we did everything and it was all A1 a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Thank you German. blindfolded the best option to get to know South Africa.

    -Tera Ascuna (Peruvian) – 5 stars

  • Un éxito rotundo! #germansabe … organizó 10 días para 28 amigos míos en Capetown (#30peruvians)… definitivamente lograron mostrarles lo mejor de la ciudad, winelands y Safari!… muchas gracias German! Huge success! #GermánKnows ..

    He organised 10 for 28 friends of mine in Cape town (#30Peruvians) …they definitely showed them the best of the city, the wine lands and a Safari! …. Thank you very much German!

    -Fico Pastor (Peruvian) – 5 stars

  • Excelente organización, superó nuestras expectativas!! Gracias German!!

    Excellent Organisation, Beyond our expectations! Thank you German!! (Peruvian)

    -Salvador Rodriguez (Peruvian) – 5 stars

  • Unfortunately I was not able to travel with German to South America but he did provide the best touring and personalized service in Cape Town. Would highly recommend to anyone, for anywhere, at any time! Thanks an epic trip German!!


    -Jack Herman (USA) – 5 stars
  • Gracias German por organizarnos un viaje inolvidable, por tu flexibilidad y estar super pendiente que todo nos vaya de maravillas. Espero volver pronto a conocer mas! #GermanSabe
    Thank you German for organising an unforgettable trip, your flexibility and the fact that you were on top of everything making sure everything went marvellously, I hope I can come back soon to see more! #GermánKnows
    -Yessica Flores Camborda (Peruvian) – 5 stars

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Micaela Elías
Micaela Elías
Espectacular todo! Vinimos a Sudáfrica por nuestra Luna de Miel y Germán nos planificó un viaje impecable por Cape Town y Kruger :). Cape Town: desde los mejores restaurantes hasta los sitios más increíbles para conocer acompañados de una guía privada. Kruger: la reserva de Kapama en un lodge increíble para estar en contacto con la naturaleza y a la vez relajarnos full. El mejor destino que pudimos escoger para una ocasión tan especial <3 !! Gracias Germán!
Elena Del Sante
Elena Del Sante
German, lo máximo!
Elena Del Sante
Elena Del Sante
Cuando empezamos a organizar el viaje a Sudáfrica sonaba algo desconocido. Llegamos a Germán por un amigo que también había utilizado sus servicios. Si bien es cierto que ya teníamos una parte del viaje organizado, Germán nos orientó super bien para escoger las opciones correctas. No teníamos idea de muchas cosas. El escogió el lugar y el hotel para el safari perfecto. Su planificación fue excelente, hasta el más mínimo detalle., hoteles, carro y excursiones. Estuvo pendiente en todo momento 24 horas al día dándonos los mejores tips, entre otros, restaurantes y lugares acogedores. El viaje maravilloso, incluyendo Zimbawe, Zambia y Botswana. Pasamos más de dos semanas increíbles. Sudáfrica es un país maravilloso pero con la ayuda de Germán aún lo fue más. Volveremos a Africa y para ello por supuesto volveremos con Germán
Daniel Linares
Daniel Linares
Nos fue Excelente, Germán entendió perfectamente el tipo de viaje que queríamos hacer, nos recomendó muy buenos destinos y nos consiguió el alojamiento preciso en cada caso, se mantuvo en contacto con nosotros durante todo el viaje atento a lo que necesitábamos, 100% recomendable!!
Luis Augusto Maldonado
Luis Augusto Maldonado
Excellent!!! German always responded with clarity and patience, it was a delight to work with and gave me such good information in planning my trip and itinerary, which was set up perfectly. My stay in various locations throughout Cape Town allowed me to see in a short term the best places/restaurants/scenery..
Solange Lavander
Solange Lavander
German designed a fabulous holiday in South Africa for my partner and I. The accommodation was very well selected, with great location, food, comfort and service. Everything was very well organised and he was available at all times for any question or tips we requested. I would highly recommend German @travelnanan for any adventure in Africa or South America that you might want to plan. He has great tips, contacts, and good taste. As well, and very important, he listens to your travelling style and designs accordingly.