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Monique Tolken - Welcome to my profile!

About Me

I have lived in Cape Town most of my life but I also lived in Orlando, Florida for a year where I took part in a cultural representative programme at Disney World. I like to read, travel and meet new people. When I was at Disney, I made friends from all over the world and I was able to learn about their different cultures and about their countries.

I have always been passionate about the tourism industry. I believe that we should all go and explore and see what the world has to offer.

Where have I travelled

Locally, I have travelled to the Cape West Coast, the Garden Route, Sun City and have explored our beautiful mother city, Cape Town, from top to bottom.

Internationally, I have been to the Bahamas, Miami, St Augustine, Orlando, Washington DC and New York City.

My favourite travel moment

My favourite travel moment was seeing the most breathtaking view ever: Niagara Falls in winter time.

What I love about Africa

The reason I love Africa is because it is such a diverse continent. It is rich in culture, the people are friendly, we have breath-taking landscapes and one of the few places where you can see hundreds of animals in their natural habitat.

Some African travel advice

When travelling to Africa, take your time to explore. Meet with locals and try out some of our amazing dishes.

Where I'd love to go next

My dream destination is the Seychelles and I would also like to visit Tanzania, Nambia and Morocco.

Read real traveller reviews about my service as an Africa Safari Expert, or be inspired by my recommended trips, lodges and hotels around Africa. 

Monique Wolstenholme

Africa Safari Expert

"The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page" – Saint Augustine

Read what our Travellers have to say

Our family received excellent service from Monique Tolken. It started with an enquiry online about accommodation at Sun City for our family holiday to South Africa, Monique replied promptly with great information and did the booking for us effortlessly. Then while we were already enjoying our holiday I realized I made a mistake in our booking and that we are short one night's accommodation. I contacted Monique and she was extremely helpful, friendly and efficient in guiding me and went out of her way to correct the booking and helped to make our holiday unforgettable. We would like to applaud her and let you know that she did an amazing job!

Marina Simons - July 2014 View more reviews