My travelling began when I was 16 and my family and I spent a year sailing up the South American coast on our yacht. After completing my studies, I worked as a tour guide for two years, travelling through Southern and East Africa on mobile camping safaris.
I then settled back in Cape Town and guided tours around the city, the Winelands and the Garden Route for five years before I began to work at Go2Africa in 2006. My experience as a tour guide has been invaluable in the planning of clients' trips around Southern and East Africa. After taking a break to bring up a family, I returned to Go2Africa to continue my passion of arranging dream safari vacations for clients from around the globe.
Where I have Travelled
I recently travelled to Zimbabwe to visit the majestic Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park, which is home to more than 40 000 elephants! On another trip, I visited Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe and stayed at the beautiful Bumi Hills Lodge – a highly recommended destination.
One of my favourite destinations is kwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Home to the Zulu tribe, it is well known for its long beaches, warm ocean and fantastic game viewing. The magnificent Drakensberg mountains are a popular destination for hikers and the nearby historical landmarks from the Zulu and Anglo-Boer Wars are interesting areas to visit. Since most of this area is malaria-free it is a great destination for families, and my family and I have enjoyed several trips to different parts of KZN.
Other highlights include the Okavango Delta in Botswana and a number of safaris in the Kruger National Park region. On past trips I have also visited Madikwe Private Game Reserve, Sun City, and the Eastern Cape, all in South Africa. I also loved Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania.
Internationally, I’ve spent time in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, French Guyana, the Caribbean, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Holland, Italy, Germany and Greece.
My Favourite Travel Moment
Some of my most special moments include driving down into the Ngorongoro Crater, flying over the spectacular Victoria Falls in a helicopter, hiking to the top of Dune 45 at Sossusvlei and simply relaxing on a mokoro in the Okavango.
Where I want to Travel Next
A safari in South Luangwa National Park is on my bucket list! It is one of Zambia’s top safari destinations and known for its largely unexplored areas and walking safaris.
What I Love about Africa
Each country holds its own unique beauty and attraction; a safari in one destination will be different from another. However, there are a few common traits that all of Southern and East Africa share and that I love: wide-open spaces and incredible scenery, unmatched wildlife experiences and the friendliness of African people.