I was born in Johannesburg but, when I was 11, I moved with my family to Cape Town. I've spent most of my life here and couldn't ask for a better place to call home. I am so proud to live in such an incredible city.
As a family we went on holidays to Swaziland and Zanzibar – which were amazing experiences - and spent a lot of time at Sun City. I love being outdoors and exploring nature – some of my best memories are of water-skiing with friends or hanging out at the sea. I also enjoy hiking, with the Otter Trail on the Garden Route being one of my best hikes yet.
My passion for travel began when I started working at a villa-rental company. I love dealing with people from all walks of life and from all over the world. I am passionate about Africa and inviting people to come and experience everything that this amazing continent has to offer. Africa and South Africa, especially, are like no other place in the world - you have to see them to believe them. I even planned my sister’s honeymoon to Kenya and Zanzibar and although she is someone who has travelled the world, she said that was the best trip she'd ever been on!
Where I have Travelled
I have travelled along the Garden Route and around Cape Town and the Winelands, and have enjoyed weekends away in Hermanus and Knysna. I know Sun City well and have spent time in Madikwe Private Game Reserve as well as the private reserves around the Kruger National Park.
I've also visited Victoria Falls and Chobe, got engaged and honeymooned in Mauritius, and had an amazing 2-week adventure in Botswana's Okavango Delta.
I’ve travelled extensively around Kenya and Tanzania, including Zanzibar. We spent three weeks visiting many of the highlights in those countries, meeting Kenyans and Tanzanians, and enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife. East Africa quickly became my favourite safari destinations and because of that I encourage everyone to consider East Africa as a safari option because it really is something special.
I recently spend four days at Azura@Quilalea Private Island in Mozambique, which was a dream come true.
My Favourite Travel Moment
Some of my favourite moments include getting engaged at sunset on a beach in Mauritius and honeymooning there; diving and snorkelling in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius is my favourite); bridge swinging and zip lining at Victoria Falls; and enjoying sunsets on the Zambezi River.
More recently, hot-air ballooning over Tarangire, kissing the giraffes at The Giraffe Manor in Nairobi and meeting Samburu and Maasai people are among the top experiences I have ever had in my life! I also had the pleasure of spending four magical days on a private island in Mozambique which was out of this world.
What I Love about Africa
South Africa as a country and Africa as a continent are completely different from anywhere else in the world. Their beauty is just breath-taking and the experiences one can have in all different parts of Africa are like no other.
I love the diversity of this continent. The people are amazing, the cultures fascinating and the places mesmerizing. Africa is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lives because it truly is life-changing. I'm so proud to be African.
My Best African Travel Advice
Come to Africa with an open mind, be ready to experience things that you will not experience anywhere else in the world and remember to cherish every moment spent here! If you are unsure, talk to an expert to reassure you and give you the confidence to come and enjoy every possible aspect of this amazing destination. It really is spectacular - don't let anything stop you from having the holiday of a lifetime!
Where I'd Love to Go Next
I dream of going to the other Indian Ocean Islands like the Seychelles and Mozambique’s Bazaruto. After that, I would really love to go gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda and visit East Africa again but this time during the Wildebeest Migration.