Kim

SENIOR TRAVEL CONSULTANT

I measure life in countries, not years.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Kim has also lived in Kwa-Zulu Natal; as well as abroad in Rome (Italy), Atlanta (USA) and England. Cape Town remains her favourite city in Africa, which she describes as a “foodie, wine and nature-lover’s heaven. Cape Town is a coastal cosmopolitan city, where you can be hiking a mountain by day and dining in a gourmet ocean-view restaurant by night”.

Kim has worked in the travel industry for the past 16 years and brings a great passion for Africa. Her wide-ranging international experience in travel and tourism has made her an expert in creating diverse itineraries for guests from various markets. Her knowledge extends across family travel, honeymooners, specialist small groups and VIP travel. She is globally savvy with a wide world view, taking every opportunity to visit all corners of the 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 dedicated and will go to great lengths to ensure she always delivers holidays-of-a-lifetime to 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 and unique experiences such as sea kayaking with penguins and elephant interactions
  • A month long honeymoon, exploring four African countries. Highlights included a private island in Zanzibar, a Tanzanian tree lodge, the Great Migration, Botswana’s Big Five in the Okavango Delta, a 5-star experience in Cape Town and a remarkable farm visit in the Cape Winelands

Q & A with Kim

What do you love most about your job?

Sharing my beautiful continent with the rest of the world. Africa offers exceptional beauty and unique attractions which is incomparable to the rest of the world and never ceases to impress, which makes my job all the more satisfying.

What is your best Cape Winelands estate?

I fell in love with Babylonstoren on my first visit and have returned countless times, through all the seasons. I have even joined the staff in their early morning harvest for the day’s menu. It is not just a wine estate or restaurant, but a working farm, steeped in Cape heritage. The farm-to-table concept in their restaurant is exceptional, their garden tour a must-do, and their wine, farm shop, accommodation and spa all top-class.

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.

What excites you most about living in Cape Town?

Being able to end my work day with a hike up one of the city’s mountains, and unwind while watching the gorgeous sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Work. Exercise. Fun!