The Story behind our Inspiration...

Africa Through Your Lens (ATYL) is a photographic safari company operated by the Viljoen family. Joe and Antoinette have instilled their love for the African bush to their sons, Micha and Zen.  The brothers are the 10th generation to call South Africa, home.

A passion for conservation and education was and still is the cornerstone for ATYL.  ATYL was founded to combine and share the natural beauty, incredible wildlife, and cultural diversity of the African continent with travellers.

ATYL operates crafted safaris to various countries in Africa and is based on ChaZen Private Nature Reserve. The family has enjoyed over 28 years of fostering the preservation of nature on their private nature reserve, ChaZen, named after Micha and Zen. ChaZen is Located in the Free State Province of South Africa, nestled in the Vredefort Dome.

The Vredefort Dome International World Heritage Site is the largest and oldest meteorite impact structure on Earth and is the only land crater that is visible from space.

The Viljoens look forward to many more years of sharing the beautiful continent with travellers who will feel like family, to indulge in the tastes, sounds and sights through their own lens.

Africa Through Your Lens | Email: info@atyl.co.za | PO Box 169, Vredefort, FreeState, South Africa 9595
Phone: +27 (0)82 336 6203 | Phone: +27 (0)82 591 4949 | Phone: +27 (0)76 698 9518