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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
The mighty Victoria Falls. Thorntree River Lodge bedroom interior. The main swimming pool at Thorntree River Lodge. Explore the Zambezi River by canoe. Explore the Zambezi River by boat. Embark on a walking safari. Child friendly activities. Game drive.
Highlights

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
Exterior of Welgelegen. The swimming pool at Welgelegen. Welgelegen lounge. Aerial view of Idube Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands. Elephant encounters. The Sabi Sands is a game-rich destination. Have a massage after a morning game drive. Aerial views of the majestic Victoria Falls.
Highlights

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.
Highlights

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

Accommodation

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13a De Smidt

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V&A Waterfront, South Africa
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Day tours Restaurants within walking distance Shopping

138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse

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Whale Coast, South Africa
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse exterior. Breakfast with a view. Oyster Room. Mussel Room. Periwinkle Room. Spectacular sea views. Dine with a beach view.
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Boat-based safaris Bush dining Game drives Guided walking safaris Private dining experience

147 Waterkant Street

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De Waterkant, South Africa
Activities Travellers Enjoyed
Restaurants within walking distance Shopping