Maija de Rijk-Uys - Managing Director

About Me

I have lived and worked predominantly in London and Cape Town and have travelled, on last count, to more than 30 countries, including Botswana, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Egypt, Philippines, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Brazil, Tanzania and Kenya.

My passion for travel was ingrained in me as a small child as I had the privilege of travelling to many 'weird and wonderful' places with my parents. The travel bug has kept on biting with at least two big out-of-country trips a year, together with my husband and our children. In my spare time you will find me reading, jogging, spending time with family, or enjoying Cape Town’s fantastic food and wine scene.

Where have I travelled?

I have travelled the length and breadth of South Africa, and have visited the African countries of Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Egypt and Morocco to name a few. Having lived in London for four years, I have covered most of Europe and have also travelled to the Far East, North and South America, and a few countries in Asia.

My favourite travel moment

It has to be waking up in the Sahara desert and watching the sun come up over the dunes.

Where I'd love to go next

Next on my bucket list is the Trans-Siberia Express!

Maija de Rijk-Uys

Managing Director

What I love about Africa is the wildness of it, the people and their complicated ways, and the nature.