I grew up in the Karoo surrounded by national parks and private game reserves. I’ve loved the outdoors since I can remember; spending most holidays with my family, touring some or other wild part of South Africa or neighbouring African country. This instilled a huge appreciation for South Africa and Africa in me.

After school I did quite a bit of travelling – mostly through Europe. I certainly have an appreciation for the enrichment travel provides. When I found the opportunity to work in the travel industry, particularly in Africa safari travel, I was immediately sold. I have been with Go2Africa since graduating and haven’t looked back!

Sundowner of Choice

Definitely a classic Inverroche Gin & Tonic.

Client Advice

Bring plenty of lip balm (it's dry out there, guys).

Expert Tip

If you love elephants, head to Somalisa Expeditions Camp or Nxai Pan Camp in October – they’re constantly around camp!

Favourite Client Story

After a last-minute loss in the family, a father had to stay behind while his wife and 2 young kids travelled to South Africa. I arranged for his already-paid conservation levies to be transferred to a long-distance call card, giving the family the opportunity to call him from their suite on arrival. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but I’ll always remember the tearful thanks of gratitude I received after.

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