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Bonita Cronje - Welcome to my profile!

About Me

I was born in Johannesburg, raised in Polokwane and George and am now privileged to be living in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I lived in London for two years and used this as a base to explore Europe and Asia.

I also lived in New Zealand for a short stint before returning to South Africa, which holds a special place in my heart and will always be home. I love travelling and this is one of the main reasons I studied Travel and Tourism. When travelling I really enjoy meeting different people and learning more about their cultures.

I really enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, curling up with a good book or spending time in the great outdoors.

Where have I travelled?

As I have lived in nine different places in South Africa and travelled every year with my family locally, I know South Africa like the back of my hand. Branching out to Africa I have also travelled to Mozambique, Zambia (which really holds something special for me), Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.

Internationally I have visited 20 countries including: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Andora, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia.

My favourite travel moment

When I was travelling in Zambia on a work educational, we were bouncing from lodge to lodge with not much opportunity for game viewing. Every time we got to a lodge in the evening we were bombarded with tales from travellers how they had seen five to seven leopard sightings in one day - and after five days we'd seen none!

I decided positive thinking was in order and imagined exactly how I would see my leopard. On day two in South Luangwa, our game vehicle suddenly stopped and out of the bush stepped a leopard. He walked right in front of the vehicle, stopped, turned and looked directly at me before continuing on into the bush. It was exactly like I imagined and even although I did not get a photograph the image of that leopard will be etched in my memory for a lifetime.

What I love about Africa

Africa offers a little bit of something for everybody from the bush to the beach, mountain to canyons, first world cities to third world rural experiences. It is rich in flora and fauna and diverse in cultures. It teaches you to respect, tolerate and appreciated wildlife and different cultures. And there really is nothing like an African sunset.

Some African travel advice

Africa is full of surprises and we often work on African time! When in Africa you need to relax, expect the unexpected and just enjoy your surroundings...take a moment to really appreciate everything that it has to offer you will find that you will lose your heart to this amazing continent.

Where I'd love to go next

I would really love to travel to Kenya and Tanzania in order to gain first-hand experience of these destinations and witness one of the greatest migrations in the world.

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

Once you come to Africa you will be bitten by the African Travel Bug and will yearn to return. Africa truly is a magical continent.

Read what our Travellers have to say

We are finally back and back into the swing of things. We had a wonderful vacation. Probably our best yet! You did a wonderful job for us. Everything went smoothly and we were always more than satisfied with all the arrangements that you made for us. All the tours were wonderful. We did see the Big 5 when at Elephant Plains. The service and friendliness of everyone at all of our locations was beyond compare. The accommodations were the shining stars of this trip. Thanks to your assistant they upgraded us at the Commodore so that we had a beautiful view of Table Mountain. The Rosenhof was beautiful and charming. At the Leisure Isle Lodge we were upgraded to the penthouse. What a treat! Elephant Plains was equally as nice. We can not think of one thing that I would have changed. Thank you for all your hard work. I only wish you could plan all our vacations for us. We will definitely use your company whenever we travel in Africa.

Michelle Olson - July 2013 View more reviews