Vanessa Roberts - Human Resources Manager
Most of my childhood was spent on the beach in sunny Amanzimtoti in KwaZulu Natal where my love and passion for the beach and surfing was born. While I was at high school, we moved to the small farming town of Villiersdorp in the Western Cape where I spent five magnificent years among vineyards, fruit trees and spectacular mountain ranges.
I love nothing more than an early morning walk on Blouberg beach front on a beautiful summer's day - a fresh ocean breeze and the most spectacular view of Table Mountain - the perfect start to your day!
Where have I travelled
Growing up I had the privilege of travelling all over South Africa and enjoying the diverse beauty of our country. More recently I spent a couple of weeks visiting New Zealand - green, lush and almost as beautiful as Cape Town!
My favourite travel moment
One of my favourite travel moments has to be a recent trip to Simbambili Lodge in Kruger National Park - my first African safari, seeing the Big 5 and all close up! Nothing is more humbling than watching a cheetah devour its prey less than a metre away from you! There's also little as exhilarating as coming face to face with a great white during a shark-cage diving expedition.
What I love about Africa
The diverse cultures, religions, languages, people - no one visits Africa and leaves untouched.
Some African travel advice
Prepare to have your life changed, especially by the bush - there's just something magical about it.
Where I'd love to go next
I'd love to spoil myself with a beach holiday: top of my list would be Zanzibar, Croatia and Turkey. Places to visit before I die: Times Square in New York; the Great Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge in England.