My passion for the tourism industry began more than 15 years ago, when I arranged a highly successful sight-seeing tour for several friends and family members who decided to visit and explore the natural scenic beauty and diverse culture of South Africa. I grew up in a family where a love for the outdoors was a way of life. I spent most of my career in a corporate financial environment, which has given me an immense understanding of the various industries that drive our economy in South Africa – Tourism and hospitality being one of them. During the middle of 2014, I decide to leave my successful career as a professional banker and pursue my ultimate dream of becoming an “ambassador” of our beautiful country. I am an avid purveyor of all the unique aspects that South Africa has to offer the world from a tourism perspective. These include, but are not limited to; it’s rich wildlife, unsurpassed scenic splendour, award winning wines and culinary delights – not to mention our amazing hospitality. South Africa is steeped in profound history and natural beauty. It is also a wonderful melting pot of cultural diversity, making it one of those “must see” places on anyone’s travel agenda… A true “Rainbow Nation” as our beloved Nelson Mandela had wished for. As a registered tourist guide and “SA Specialist”, I hope to make every visitor’s experience a truly memorable and unforgettable one! I live by the simple philosophy of “Creating memorable experiences to esteemed guests all year round”.
My other passions include travelling to the “great outdoors”, where I love to spend my leisure time with close friends and family, either camping in the mountains or soaking up the sun. I also love photography and I am a keen sailor, having achieved my Provincial colours in the sport. I support two charitable organisations, namely the National Sea Rescue institute and “Tears”. (The Emma Animal Rescue Society) My other hobbies include travel, reading and historical research.