Neil Shelly - Welcome to my profile!
Born and bred in Cape Town, I love everything that comes with living on the foot of Africa, from our eclectic mix of restaurants, to the awe-inspiring wilderness on our doorsteps.
I find contentment spending as much time as I can outdoors, especially with my wife and two young daughters.
Where have I travelled?
I have travelled Southern and South Africa extensively (and made a brief trip to East Africa) and am truly amazed at the diversity and beauty that surrounds us. Having also spent time in the United Kingdom and Europe I am extremely proud of the quality of vacations available in Africa. Even while my family is so young we invest annually in a vacation to expose our children to their heritage.
My favourite travel moment
Witnessing a leopard casually walk right pass our open top vehicle, stretch its whole body up against a tree, just like it was a scratch post, and then disappear into the bush.
What I love about Africa
For me, Africa is defined by moments which connect me to it, from watching the sunrise next to crystal pools in the Cederberg, to dining alfresco in a wintery Franschoek with snow capped mountains in the distance, or toasting the sunset on a balcony overlooking False bay.
Where I'd love to go next
Any small intimate safari camp with first class service and game viewing, e.g. Boulders Lodge on the banks of the Sand River.