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

Hi Monique, we were amazed to visit South Africa and can’t believe that we are back! We loved our stays on excellent properties, safari rides and touring Western Cape (Kelly-Anne a personal thank you for working on it since 2013, BRAVO!). We were delighted by beautiful wine, tasty food, iconic culture and majestic cities/towns. What really stood for us the most are South African people who are very dear to us, we made new friends and it’s South African people who take pride in hospitality as well as following the legacy of Madiba the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Monique, we appreciate your patience and for being around. Indeed, we are looking forward to your services for our next visit to South Africa. Cheers and until we meet again!

Syed Wajahat Hassan - July 2015 View more reviews