Maria Ross

Leisure Travel Team Lead

 

I fell in love with South Africa and moved here from Germany about 6 years ago. I call Cape Town home ever since. I have travelled the country significantly, from the Garden Route to the Greater Kruger and Johannesburg, to Pilanesberg and Madikwe. But it is in KwaZulu-Natal where I found some of my favourite spots. The Maputaland area of KwaZulu-Natal stands out the most for me. The area is still very much untouched and off the beaten track with absolutely spectacular beaches and the friendliest locals you will ever meet!

  

 

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Victoria Hintermair

Senior Sales Consultant Leisure Travel

 

I am originally from Germany but have been living in South Africa since I was 14 years old. I absolutely love it here and would not trade this friendly, sunny country for anywhere else in the world! Of all the wonderful places to visit, my absolute favourite to date is St Lucia. I find this homely little coastal town to be the perfect place to unwind and escape from the rest of the world. This little piece of paradise offers the luxury of South Africa’s unique animals, paired with beautiful white sand beaches – what more could one ask for!

 

  

 

Kirsti Smit

Senior Sales Consultant Leisure Travel

 

I am a Cape Town girl and absolutely love this city! I have lived in other parts of the world, but nothing beats Cape Town. I wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else. I have been lucky enough to visit a few places in Southern Africa so far and my favourite place is the Okavango Delta in Botswana. You really can’t beat the peacefulness of this area. The local food is delicious, game viewing is amazing and the scenery is even better. The people of Botswana are super friendly and really treat everyone like a family member.  

 

  

 

Shameegah Behardien

Sales Consultant Leisure Travel

 

My heart belongs to the Mother City as this is where I was born and raised, but I am always eager to explore and experience other Southern African destinations, especially if an exciting activity awaits! One of my favourite spots is the Storms River Mouth along the Garden Route; the unspoilt scenery is absolutely amazing. I love doing what I do as I have the opportunity to give the rest of the world a glimpse into our beautiful continent.

 

 

Zita Clarence

Sales Consultant Leisure Travel

 

I am a born and bred Capetonian. When I am not in the office, I can often be found out and about enjoying the outdoors, spending time on the beach, in the gym or along the Sea Point Promenade. I studied travel and tourism after school and I have been in the industry for over 12 years. My favorite place in South Africa is definitely the Kruger National Park. There is nothing like the tranquility of the bushveld.

 

 

Götz Bauer

Sales Consultant Leisure Travel

 

I am a born South African with German heritage and have a deep interest in Africa’s places and people. As a child our family trips took us to some amazing places such as the Kruger National Park, St Lucia and Wild Coast. After moving to Cape Town in 2010 I started exploring the Garden Route and West Coast, discovering the gems of these regions. I love this country I live in and my passion is to bring an authentic South African experience to all our visitors.

 

  

 

Katja Morris

Junior Sales Consultant Leisure Travel

 

I grew up in Germany and loved travelling my whole life. I’ve always been intrigued by the beauty of Africa, but it was during my visit to Kenya at the age of 18 that I fell in love with the African continent. My life path led me back to Africa and Cape Town has been home for many years. Throughout the years I got to discover many of the South Africa gems. It is the Panorama Route with breathtaking views which I find most fascinating. 

Tino Chagwedera

Sales Co-ordinator Leisure Travel

 

It is my studies in Travel Recreation which inspired me to explore all that Southern Africa has to offer. This is the main reason I moved from Zimbabwe to South Africa, but my favourite destinations still remain within my home country. The Victoria Falls has a relaxing effect, walking through the rain forest and listening to the roars of the gigantic falls is so amazing. I also spent about 8 years in Masvingo where I find the Great Zimbabwe ruins to be amazing!

 

 

Thato Tlhomola

Sales Co-ordinator Leisure Travel

 

I was raised in the Kingdom of Lesotho but moved to Cape Town to pursue my studies in Events Management. Staying in Cape Town for over 5 years has made me fall in love with this city—its people, the beaches, its rich cultural diversity—and this is why I call it my absolute favourite place in South Africa. The province of KwaZulu-Natal is also close to my heart and I appreciate the subtropical climate and vibrancy of Durban.

  

 

Jordan Amisi

Sales Co-ordinator Leisure Travel

 

I am originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, but I grew up in Cape Town where I studied Tourism and gained valuable experience within the travel industry. What I like most about South Africa is its mix of epic landscapes, vibrant cultures and myriad of interesting traditions—making each day in Africa a unique one! I love my job because I get to see so much of Southern Africa, meet many different people and giving our guests a holiday experience of a lifetime. 

 

 

Pia Stallenberg

Travel Administration Team Lead

 

As a nature enthusiast and keen extreme sports and outdoor activities person, Cape Town has been the ideal place for me to grow up in. We have a great choice of  activities right on our doorstep! But when venturing further afield, it is the Eastern Cape’s extensive beauty which draws me. The Addo National Park is one of my favourite parks to visit, so easily accessible and with it being malaria-free, it is ideal for the whole family!

 

  

 

Mishqa Alexander

Travel Administrator

 

I am a proud Capetonian, growing up in Mitchell’s Plain. One of the places I most like visiting in the Mother City is the iconic Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, offering breath-taking views of the city. I enjoy working with people and those that work alongside me know that I am hard-working and passionate about what I do.

 

Amy Roberts

Travel Administrator

 

How lucky am I to have been born and raised in a city as beautiful as Cape Town? I am from a small community known as Ocean View where unity and growth mean everything. My love for the tourism industry began in High School.  It was really the only subject that could get my full, undivided attention! I then completed my studies in Tourism Management. I absolutely love being outdoors. I often spend hot summer days swimming in the cool waters of Fish Hoek beach. It brings me great joy to be part of an industry that promotes the cultures and wonders of this country.

 

 

Zaheerah Sampson

Travel Administrator

 

I’ve been working in the travel industry for over 15 years and still enjoy every moment, meeting new people and getting the opportunity to travel. Even though I am a proud Capetonian, my favourite destination in Southern Africa is hands down Namibia—the land of open spaces! This country holds so many extraordinary places, making it hard for me to choose which is my favourite. The Fish River Canyon with its unparallel views is one of the spots that takes my breath away.