About Us

About ICAN Holidays


As one of South Africa’s leading travel organisers we are specialists in arranging exceptional holiday and business travel arrangements. In today's age of mass tourism, the specialist travel planner is a rare treasure. We believe that specialization is our greatest strength.

ICAN Holidays was founded in 1988 by New Zealander, Jan Watkinson, and was formerly known as China Horizons. Having worked in travel in New Zealand and Internationally, Jan founded her own retail travel company in South Africa in 1980. In 1988 China Horizons was the first travel organisation in South Africa to obtain visas for South Africans to travel to China.

Today, we have expanded beyond Asia and into South America and other world-wide destinations. We've spent the last twenty-six years working solely with people who want a high value, tailor-made holiday to one of our many destinations. However, the fundamental pillars upon which we began remain as important today as ever with expert first hand knowledge, attention to detail, personal service and value for money being paramount.

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