Kim

SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT

I measure life in countries, not years.

Born in Cape Town, Kim has also lived Zululand KZN; as well as abroad in Rome Italy, Atlanta USA and London UK. Cape Town remains her favourite city in South Africa, which she describes as a “foodie, wine connoisseur and nature-lover’s heaven.” Kim has worked in the travel industry for the past 14 years and brings a great passion for Africa. Her diverse international experience in travel and tourism has made her an expert in creating different itineraries for guests from different markets. Her knowledge extends across family travel, honeymooners and VIPs. She is globally savvy with a wide worldview – taking every opportunity to visit different places all around the continent and globe. This allows her to advise her guests based on her own first-hand experience; which brings a special touch to the trips she puts together. Kim is highly service driven and will go to great lengths to ensure she always delivers holidays-of-a-lifetime to all of her guests.

Her top trips include:

  • A multi-generational family adventure – including gorilla trekking in Rwanda and a Tanzanian safari – all of which was a very special gift to the family from the grandfather who wanted every last detail just perfect!
  • A South African YPO forum retreat with a special focus on meeting high-profile South Africans

Q & A with Kim

What do you love most about your job?

Sharing my beautiful continent with the rest of the world. With Africa’s exceptional beauty and unique attractions, it never ceases to impress…which makes my job all the more satisfactory.

What is your best Cape wineland estate?

I fell in love with Babylonstoren on my first visit and have returned countless times, through all the seasons. It’s not just a wine estate, it’s a working farm, steeped in Cape heritage. The farm-to-table concept in their restaurant is superb, the garden tour amazes, and their wine, farmshop, accommodation and spa are all exceptional.

What is the most unforgettable thing that’s ever happened to you while traveling?

Travelling to Northern Tanzania, where we put true meaning to the phrase “at the right place at the right time.” We were driving through the Northern Serengeti, doing lodge inspections when, from a hilltop, we saw a large herd of Wildebeest gathering at the river. They just kept coming, it was incredible. After much hesitation, they started to cross and we sat there watching this drama as an estimated 30,000 wildebeest crossed for 1h18mins. To witness this spectacle, so unexpectedly, was pure magic.

Do you have any packing tips for travelers to Africa?

The African sun is harsher than you may expect – always pack in sunscreen and a hat.

Which conservation drive are you most passionate about?

The highly endangered Silverback Mountain Gorillas, African elephants and Rhinos.

What’s the one luxury you can’t do without when traveling?

My ear phones and neck pillow.