I was born in the beautiful city of Cape Town, having some of the world’s best sights and attractions on my doorstep. I spent most of my childhood hiking in Cape Town’s beautiful mountain ranges, horse-riding, surfing and exploring some of the Cape Town’s best-kept secret locations. As a family we went on several amazing getaways but the last one, I think, was when the travel bug really set in. I knew I wanted to spend my life travelling and creating incredible, once-in-a-lifetime trips for others. I enrolled for college a few months later, studied hospitality and tourism for four years, and the rest is history. I love nature, wildlife, adventure and anything out of the ordinary – I love being able to pass my experience and knowledge onto others and building extraordinary itineraries.
Where I have travelled
I have travelled extensively through Southern and South Africa, having visited most of the must-see destinations in Cape Town, the Garden Route, Eastern Cape, North West, Kruger National Park, kwaZulu-Natal, Botswana and Zimbabwe. I’ve travelled through Kenya and along Tanzania’s Northern circuit to view the Great Migration and all that East Africa’s Big 5 reserves have to offer. This was by far the most exceptional trip with the best game viewing I have ever experienced! I have also visited the Indian ocean islands of Mauritius, Mozambique and the Seychelles.
My favourite travel moment
It is quite difficult to pick one having so many. A few that come to mind: swimming with wild dolphins off a beautiful reef in Mauritius (please note Go2Africa supports ethical animal encounters only), and spending an afternoon with an indigenous, nomadic, Masai tribe. I also loved viewing wild dog and their pack behaviour for the very first time and, finally, witnessing a giraffe birth.
What I love about Africa
Where do I even begin - one continent, 54 countries, 1.2 billion people, breath-taking landscapes, endless mountains, unspoilt beaches, the Big 5, friendly locals and rich culture and history. What more does one need in one destination?
My best African travel advice
Always keep an open mind: you never know what you will see, or experience and how special some of these experiences are - make the most of every minute. Put away your iPad, embrace the diversity and be in the moment. You’ll be surprised what you find here and, even more so, what you take back with you.
Where I'd love to go next
Having most recently travelled to Kenya and Tanzania, I would love to continue through the East African destinations of Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. I dream of trekking through the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest and Volcanoes National Park to view the endangered gorilla families as well as experiencing the magnificent Lake Malawi and all it has to offer.