Corne Maritz

Africa Safari Expert

*Featured in Condé Nast Traveler as a Top Travel Specialist

I grew up in the rural farmlands of northern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. After graduating high school, I bought a one-way ticket to Europe, hoping to find myself while travelling. Three years later, I returned home with my 2-man tent, a backpack with over 30 country flags sown onto it, and the direction I was seeking – making the choice to join the travel industry!

I only truly fell in love with Africa while on safari in Zambia in the early nineties. The trip changed my perspective on travel! I immediately took up an internship at a travel company with houseboats on Lake Kariba, which led to a consulting position within the company. In 2000, I moved to Cape Town and joined Go2Africa as an Africa Safari Expert. Africa still mesmerises me every time I travel and knowing that I help my clients experience it’s beauty in the same way, fills me up with so much joy!

Sundowner of Choice

Ginger Ale on the rocks, but after day 7 on safari, it’s Amarula on ice!

Never Goes on Safari Without

Wet wipes – trust me, it’ll come in handy!

Most Memorable Sighting

Descending from Ngorongoro Crater’s Rim – it is a breath-taking view of 30 kilometres of pristine wilderness filled with wildlife! It’s a jaw-dropping experience of “Africa’s Noah’s Ark”!

Favourite Client Story

Arranging a vow renewal ceremony for a couple with the Himba tribe in Namibia.

Loves to Hear

That they can’t wait to come back to Africa!