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Kiff & Culture Story

Kiff & Culture is the brainchild of old school mates Drew Campbell and Alex Baker.

Born in South Africa and raised in southeast Queensland, Drew honed his craft for curating original and enriching experiences after moving to Cape Town following his university years, where he founded Kiff Kombi Tours in 2016. Taking visitors on an alternative exploration of the city’s top attractions and secret gems, Kiff Kombi Tours is still in operation and has been nominated for two prestigious awards: World’s Best Sustainable Tour Operator at the Global Youth Travel Awards in Edinburgh in 2018, and Cape Town’s Best Sightseeing Tour at the 2019 Cape Town Experiences Awards. Leading South African travel agency TravelStart has also rated Kiff Kombi Tours among the Top 30 Best Tour Companies in South Africa.

Drew realised that the Kiff Kombi Tours concept was ideally suited to his old stomping ground, which is now known as one of regional Australia’s hottest food and drink destinations. Teaming up with old friend Alex, a Gold Coast local and comms and digital content whiz, the pair launched Kiff & Culture in mid-2021.

A natural people person with a lifetime of local knowledge, Alex was a natural choice for Kiff & Culture’s first guide. Alex also looks after Kiff & Culture’s marketing, while company director Drew keeps everything ticking along smoothly in the *office*. After living and working all over the world between them, the boys are stoked to be able to share their corner of Australia with you now.

Local As!

We love taking our guests to our favourite local spots that travellers may not otherwise experience. Not only are our itineraries and experiences guided by local knowledge, but at Kiff & Culture we’re also committed to supporting local business. Our small-group tours focus on homegrown brands with a passion for sustainability, because we reckon a great day out doesn’t need to come at the expense of the planet.

"Kiff"

‘Kiff’ is South African slang for something that is cool, epic or awesome, and Kiff Kombi Tours started off offering experiences in Cape Town in an old school VW Kombi named Veronica. The Kiff & Culture Kombi logo pays homage to her spirit. Although both companies in SA and Australia now use modern vans of all shapes and sizes according to the group size (jazzed up with a pretty kiff decal), our experiences replicate the adventurous, fun and carefree spirit Veronica – and the humble Kombi – embodies.

"Kiff"

‘Kiff’ is South African slang for something that is cool, epic or awesome, and Kiff Kombi Tours started off offering experiences in Cape Town in an old school VW Kombi named Veronica. While Veronica has now retired, the Kiff & Culture Kombi logo pays homage to her spirit. Although we now use modern vans of all shapes and sizes according to the group size (jazzed up with a pretty kiff decal), our experiences replicate the adventurous, fun and carefree spirit Veronica – and the humble Kombi – embodies.

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