Giada Claassen

Africa Safari Expert

I was born in Italy but moved to the Free State in South Africa with my parents when I was 6 years old. After completing school, I moved to Scotland where I pursued a career in hospitality. After a few years, I made the decision to return to South Africa and share this little piece of heaven called Africa with people around the world.

I have worked for some of the top tour operators in Africa, learning from the very best in the industry. My extensive knowledge obtained over the years has allowed me to design bespoke itineraries for even the most discerning travellers. It is most fulfilling when I have made someone's dream vacation a reality.

Most Memorable Sighting

My favourite sighting was in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park where I managed to see the famous tree-climbing lions.

Expert Tip

To maximize your safari experience, stay at lodges or camps that overlook a waterhole or river to get extra game viewing!

Loves to Hear

I always get emotional when my clients tell me that I played an integral part in creating memories with their loved ones.

Tours & Safaris

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10 Day Family Livingstone, Linyanti & Delta

From $8,240 per person sharing
10 days
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to a Community initiative
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Marvel at mighty Victoria Falls. Safari in the game-rich elephant paradise of Chobe National Park.

Destinations visited
Botswana Okavango Delta Victoria Falls Zambia

10-Day Best-Priced Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls

From $4,435 per person sharing
10 days
This Positive Impact Safari includes a donation to an Environment initiative
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Beautiful Victorian-era guest house . Explore Cape Town’s top attractions.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Kruger National Park South Africa Victoria Falls Zambia

11-Day Cape Town & Mozambique

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11 days
You can expect sumptuous dining fine wines during your stay at Victoria & Alfred Hotel. Luxury Cape Town & Bazaruto Spa Experience The Junior suites are spacious and stylish, with plenty of space to relax and unwind. Enjoy the expansive gardens with your family A stylish setting for champagne and cocktails under the African night sky Spend a romantic evening on a sunset horseride. The Victoria & Alfred prides itself on providing the very best amenities and facilitates all its guests. The iconic Victria & Alfred Hotel is situated in the heart of the bustling V&A Waterfront.

Stay in the heart of Cape Town. Enjoy colonial-style luxury at the Belmond Mount Nelson.

Destinations visited
Bazaruto Archipelago Cape Town Mozambique South Africa


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13a De Smidt

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V&A Waterfront, South Africa
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138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

From $65 per person sharing
Whale Coast, South Africa
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Boat-based safaris Bush dining Game drives Guided walking safaris Private dining experience

147 Waterkant Street

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De Waterkant, South Africa
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