Meet the team

  • Marco van Embden

    Marco van Embden

    FOUNDER AND CEO

    Marco has dedicated a great portion of his life to sharing his boundless love of Africa with guests from all over the world. His passion was ignited on his first visit to the Kruger National Park a little over 30 years ago. The call of Africa with its unique wild experiences led him to travel extensively throughout Southern and East African game reserves. Now, with more than 25 years experience in travel and YPO\WPO event creation, visiting over 50 of Southern Africa’s most exclusive game lodges, and personally experiencing safaris over 100 times; he has an unsurpassed first-hand knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa and everything the discerning traveler desires.

  • Casey

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING MANAGER

    Casey is an adventurous spirit with a deep love of the wild. Having travelled widely with her family whilst growing up, she dedicated her career to the travel industry after achieving a qualification in marketing and communications. Her explorations have taken her all over Africa, as well as provided the opportunity to live and work in New Delhi India for three years. She brought back an understanding of travel in diverse contexts and applies her extensive knowledge as our business development and marketing manager.

  • Justin

    Justin

    FINANCIAL MANAGER

    Justin has been in the travel industry since moving to Cape Town 18 years ago. He is a fitness and outdoor enthusiast who loves nothing more than spending his free time in nature. His personal philosophy is centred on ‘unforgettable fun’. As our financial expert, he is incredibly passionate about Africa and wants everyone to experience it.

  • Robin Mcleod

    PRODUCT AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

    Robin has been in the travel industry for over 20 years. His multi-faceted career began with overseeing local teambuilding events, later expanding into outbound MICE tourism. His current role encompasses his ultimate passion: making travel dreams a reality for international guests into Africa. Robin caught the travel bug at a young age and his career has allowed him to explore most parts of Southern and East Africa, as well as many other parts of the world. A self-confessed foodie, he loves to stay in touch with what’s new, hot and happening. His other interests include fitness and photography.

  • Kim

    SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT

    I measure life in countries, not years.

    Me in three words: honest, passionate and adventurous

    ... get to know Kim
  • Louise

    Louise

    SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT

    Travel as much as you can whenever you can, go and explore beyond the fence!

    Me in three words: passionate, knowledgeable and creative

    ... get to know Louise
  • Belinda

    Belinda

    SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT

    Travel is about attention to detail, whether for 2 or 200

    Me in three words: curious, precise and caring

    ... get to know Belinda
  • Kay

    SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT

    To see another country – Google it. To experience it – travel.

    Me in three words: honest, loyal and passionate

    ... get to know Kay
  • Karen

    SENIOR GROUPS CONSULTANT

    Come to Africa for unique experiences, leave with meaningful memories that will last a lifetime.

    Me in three words: Traveller, Enthusiastic & Adventurous

    ... get to know Karen
  • Abby

    TRAVEL CONSULTANT

    Of all the books, the best stories are found between the pages of a Passport.

    Me in three words: motivated, quirky and open-minded

    ... get to know Abby
  • Amina

    Amina

    OFFICE CO-ORDINATOR

    Vastly passionate about her work in the travel and hospitality industry, Amina loves her home city of Cape Town best of all. She enjoys new activities and destinations, and is all about the details. Her personal interests include hiking, beach trips, museums, art galleries and bookstores. Her favourite trips bring people together, particularly families.

  • Sharon Young

    Sharon has been in the travel and hospitality for 35 years. Her speciality is understanding the specific requirements and catering to the unique demands of Incentive Groups. She has extensive experience having run Travel Incentive Programmes for several of South Africa’s Blue Chip corporations such as BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Vodacom, Standard Bank and Absa to name but a few. Sharon has travelled the world and has in-depth knowledge on how to tailor-make the most memorable and magical experiences based on the group’s profile, brief and budget and to ensure that their visit is outstanding and rewarding, delivering a journey that exceeds all expectations.

  • Ruth Krause

    With 25 years in the travel, events, conference and incentive market, Ruth brings a diverse background spanning hotel openings and eventing to sales management, sponsorship management and public relations. Her many years in the corporate world has given her the advantage in understanding a group’s requirements. Her specialist approach to Incentive Travel is to get a full brief from the client, to understand their needs and to align their trips with their objectives. She is passionate about her job as it allows her to interact with people of all nationalities and is inspired by seeing an incentive trip achieving its goals and, at the same time, ensuring the enjoyment of the staff who are on the trip.

  • Nwabisa Dumeduze

    ADMIN ASSISTANT

    Having a father who was a travel writer meant Wabi grew up traveling, exploring and trying new things. She developed an insatiable love of researching and planning out-of-the-ordinary adventures. She decided to turn this into a career, moving from PE to Cape Town to study a National Diploma in Tourism Management. By the end of her studies, she had fallen for Cape Town with its beautiful fold mountains and decided to stay. She is passionate about travel all throughout South Africa and beyond.