Kelly-Anne Blanchard - Welcome to my profile!
I am a born and bred Capetonian, raised in the northern suburbs of the Mother City. I consider myself lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful city with Table Mountain as the backdrop - and since I am an adventurist at heart and absolutely love the outdoors, what more could one ask for?
I have been in the travel industry since the beginning of my career. I am a qualified tourist guide in the Cape Metropole, Cape Winelands, the Overberg and West Coast regions, and have a diploma in travel and tourism under my belt. My passion is to show people the diversity and beauty of the city and country I call home.
Where have I travelled
My travel experience includes local travel within Cape Town and its surrounding areas, the West Coast, the Overberg, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route, KwaZulu Natal, Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park.
My Favourite Travel Moment
One of my most memorable travel moments was when I recently travelled to Sun City where we had the opportunity to enjoy an elephant interaction in Pilanesberg National Park. Keeping in mind that this was the first time I had ever seen an elephant, it was an amazing moment. I also had the chance to feed them, and even put my hands inside the elephant's mouth - that was truly a WOW moment for me!
What I love about Africa
What is not to love about Africa? I love everything about Africa! The people, the food, the wildlife, the outdoor activities ... South Africa as a country and Africa as a continent are both equally unique in their own ways and have so many diverse cultures and people. South Africa in particular is truly a rainbow nation and I am so proud of my South African heritage.
Some African Travel Advice
Summer is the best time to travel to Cape Town and South Africa. The Mother City is absolutely beautiful in summer and there's so much to do and see. Remember to pack your swimming costume - Cape Town beaches are a definite must-do!
Where I'd love to go next
I love beaches as well as adrenalin and adventure so I would love to travel to the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, Mozambique and Mauritius. I would also love to go to East Africa, swim with the dolphins in Zanzibar and take a hot-air balloon safari over the Serengeti during the wildebeest migration.