I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and lived there for 15 years before making the move down to Cape Town and have lived here ever since! It is a great place and I would never move back as there is so much to do in this beautiful city and surrounding areas. I have travelled a fair bit with my family over the years; my mom worked for a Portuguese airline, so we travelled a lot internationally and locally within South Africa. Ever since I caught the ‘travel bug’, I always wanted to explore a career in tourism. I studied Tourism & Events for three years at Stellenbosch University and I have worked as a consultant and tour operator since 2011. I love helping plan vacations and safaris specially for clients and making their African Safari dreams come true.
Where I’ve travelled
I have travelled a fair bit within South Africa, visiting Cape Town, the Winelands, Hermanus and the Garden Route. I have also been on safari in the Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth and visited the Battlefields in KwaZulu-Natal. I have been on safari in the Kruger, Timbavati and Sabi Sands. I was lucky enough to do a short safari in Zambia in South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi where I experienced my first attempt at fishing and was lucky enough to catch a tiger fish!
I have also travelled to Mozambique, London, Portugal, France, Spain, Greece, Italy and recently I travelled to Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe and stayed on a house boat. I worked on a cruise ship where I explored the world and managed to see a variety of places like USA, the Caribbean, a lot of Europe in the summer and a few Asian countries and ports.
Favourite travel moment
It’s hard to choose a favourite as every experience is so different but my trip to Zambia was just tops for me as I got to experience a ‘wilder’ safari experience. The fishing aspect in Lower Zambezi was amazing and I would love to go there again. I would say any bush experience is my favourite as I just love being out in nature.
What I love about Africa and travel advice
Africa is vast: there is so much to see and do and it never gets old. Once you experience it for the first time, I guarantee you will keep coming back for more!
Be open to what Africa has to offer, it is different and beautiful in its own ways – it is definitely something you haven’t experienced before and it will leave you with wanting more!
Where to next
I would love to explore more of Southern Africa so Victoria Falls and Botswana are next on my list and then Mozambique and Namibia as I slowly move through the rest of Africa, up to Tanzania and Kenya.