Growing up in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, I was surrounded by small game reserves and a short drive away from the Swaziland and Mozambique’s borders. Every other weekend was spent on self-drives and picnics in the bush with my family. The tradition continues in adulthood with my husband (who loves nature as much as I do!) – we’re always off camping somewhere in southern Africa! Our favourite places to camp are Kruger National Park in South Africa and Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana.

I’ve since relocated to Cape Town and dedicated my pursuits to my career as an Africa Safari Expert at Go2Africa!

Sundowner of Choice

Inverroche Gin with some Indian Tonic, lots of ice and a slice of lemon!

Never Goes on Safari Without

My Melvill & Moon canvas hat – it’s cute and protects me from the hot sun!

Client Advice

It's useful and insightful to read up about the wildlife and areas you’re travelling to beforehand. You’ll be more informed while on safari, and it’s quite rewarding to experience a sighting with a bit of context – it provides the perfect opportunity to have a better understanding of safaris and what they’re really all about.

Expert tip

If you’re planning a classic Southern Africa itinerary (South Africa’s Cape Town and Kruger National Park, coupled with Zambia’s Victoria Falls), Jock Safari Lodge is the perfect place to stay! Not only is it a luxury lodge, but its ideal location offers a great connection with Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport’s direct flights to Livingstone in Zambia. Other options will always require you to add an overnight stay somewhere closer to the airport or a somewhat costly light aircraft transfer!

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