We Explore

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MEET THE Team

The team at Live the Journey are all experts in their field and bring travel experience from across the world.  Our logistical field teams and guides are without a doubt the best in the industry and are living their journey every day by making sure that our clients get the best possible experience.

We organize with unforgettable journeys in mind.

Southern Africa holds a special place in my heart and of all the destinations I have had the pleasure to visit, nothing quite compares to it. Natural beauty aside, it is the stark contrasts of magnificence that truly takes my breath away. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to destinations which include Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique

Africa and especially Southern Africa is a fantastically mesmerizing destination to visit. Each journey’s end claims a piece of your heart, leaving you thirsty for more and eagerly anticipating that one day you may return to explore once more.

Africa is an immense and highly diverse continent full of dramatic scenery. It becomes second nature to want to cultivate an intense love and passion for its captivating cultures, and amazing animals. Being able to build a career around my affection for this great destination is a thing of wonder. I have been extremely fortunate to travel throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Growing up in a travel-obsessed family, I could not have asked for a better career fit than where I find myself today. Being able to share my absolute tourism-infatuation with my clients, fills me with a job satisfaction I cannot easily put into words. Facilitating their travel plans and making sure bucket list experiences fill their itinerary becomes my personal challenge – and I aim to excel at most challenges.

The South Coast of South Africa holds a special charm for me. You can’t help but be seduced by the glorious natural beauty of the Garden Route, characterized by overflowing landscapes of emerald-green and indigo-blue. Brimming with quaint eateries, friendly locals and beautiful stretches on pearly-white beaches, the loads of personality of offer here.

Annemarie Olivier

I have so much love for my home country. Sharing it with the rest of the world is the best part of what I get to do everyday. Some of my best experiences was horse-riding in the Drakensberg, a sunset cruise from the V & A Waterfront and Zip-lining through the Oribi Gorge.

We are truly blessed to be residing in a country as diverse and unite as South Africa. I had the pleasure of experiencing & exploring this wonderful republic at the end of 2016 during my honeymoon. The charm of small-town South Africa really is quite the experience. Travelling from hamlet to homestead went a long way towards rediscovering the essence of our great nation.

Hanneke De Villiers

I have been in the Tourism Industry since after school, I have travelled to Holland, Switzerland, England, Nambia and in and around South Africa. So many places to see, so little time!!! I love adventures and the best adventure to date was most definitely Sky Diving and Bloukrans Bungy Jump, so exhilarating.

Since I love travelling so much, I know how important each aspect of one’s journey is, so I am ever so grateful that I can share my knowledge and make our client’s holiday dreams come true. I truly believe we are living in the best and most beautiful country in the world and find there is no better feeling in the world than travelling in South Africa and experiencing all it has to offer, so why not share that with the rest of the world?

I love going on adventures and travelling, especially in this beautiful country we call home.

Africa has such a wide variety to offer tourists from nature at it’s best to authentic African experiences, to adrenalin activities.

I’m looking forward to more travelling in the near future.

We live in the most beautiful part of the world.

I know that because I have been abroad and also worked in West Palm Beach (America) as well as Great Malvin(Europe) and every single time I couldn’t wait to get home to the mountains & beautiful sceneries.

I have only traveled in South Africa, and from where I have been I have experienced how important our country is with all unique and beautiful surroundings. I have been in areas in Southern Africa, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, etc. and learned so much of what makes our country so special with the people, different cultures, traditions and the absolute beauty to create the perfect atmosphere where ever you go, to enjoy and relax in the manner of so much appreciation for each experience, the adrenaline and excitement!

Working in the travel industry I realized what a beautiful country we are actually living in. I had the privilege to go to Knysna , Oudtshoorn and of course Robben Island  and there is just one word to describe this experience for me and that’s MAGNIFICENT. I hope I will have the opportunity to explore many more places.

For over 18 years I have been working in the travel industry; from tour operator to conference specialist, from arranging fixtures for school sport groups and youth groups, handling all their logistics to corporate travel consultant as well as an incentive and events management specialist.

Ethan Small

I have always loved the tourism industry and the way it allows us to explore not just countries but also cultures. It is an industry that never stops growing and evolving. This is an exciting industry where you never stop learning, where you can make lasting connections and thrive. You never get bored because there are always places you haven’t seen or been to.

Ethan Small

My love for travel started in High school, whilst travelling for my Badminton championships all over South Africa. Working in the Tourism Industry in a country rich with culture, adventure and beauty is an absolute privilege. Being able to show people our wonderful country and making their dream holidays a reality is truly amazing! I must say that I have not seen all of Southern Africa, but I would really love to experience all that it has to offer. There is no such thing as travelling too much.

Ethan Small

Since I could remember, when going on holiday with my family my father would never travel on the main routes to our next destination, unless it was absolutely necessary. We would take the roads less traveled, stopover, explore and take our time breathing in the beauty of this country we have the privilege to call home. South Africa and its diversity is out of this world and I have such a passion for this place.

Danelle Sars

Being a youngster in our tourism industry, I have realized this is my passion. Today I am learning about destinations & things to do every day of my life, places and things I always only dreamed off…… it is a privilege to be able to share my knowledge with everyone I cross paths with!

Our Guides

Our guides embody and portray Live The Journey’s love for and fascination with TRAVEL. They form the critical connection between our service-offering and you, our travelling guest. The bond they share with their guests, lasts long after the journey has been reached.

Our guides:

  • Are friendly, helpful, efficient & well-prepared
  • Have a wealth of experience & sound local knowledge
  • Understand that to treasure the destination, one must LIVE THE JOURNEY

Namibia Guides

Ronnie

Ronnie

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Markus Swartz

Markus Swartz

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Edgar Naude

Edgar Naude

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Charles Rhyn

Charles Rhyn

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Anthony

Anthony

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Andre Visser

Andre Visser

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South Africa Guides

Roehetta Ras

Roehetta Ras

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Pierre Fourie

Pierre Fourie

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Paul Els

Paul Els

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Monique Orlandi

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Marika van Niekerk

Marika van Niekerk

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Kobus Carstens

Kobus Carstens

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Johan Wolmarans

Johan Wolmarans

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Jacques Lesch

Jacques Lesch

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Jaco van der Westhuizen

Jaco van der Westhuizen

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Herman Reynders

Herman Reynders

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Gert Pelser

Gert Pelser

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Gabriel

Gabriel

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Elly smith

Elly Smit

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Chris Kruger

Chris Kruger

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Jurgie Schoeman

Jurgie Schoeman

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Our Number Crunchers

Our experienced finance team adds that extra bit of economic peace of mind to your dealings with Live the Journey.

  • A “once-off payment” secures your entire holiday, without the hassle of having to enter into any additional financial transaction for the duration of the trip. (Excluding optional extras not included or pre-arranged)
  • Furthermore, through our currency hedging practice, being able to facilitate both Euro as well as (US) Dollar transactions, has never been easier. Upon entering into a financial contract with Live the Journey, you are now protected against unexpected or anticipated changes in currency exchange rates when agreeing to contracted payment terms/periods
Elize Venter

Elize Venter

Marené Kriel

Marené Kriel

Janta Schneider

Zandalee Engelbrecht - Number Crunchers

Zandalee Engelbrecht

OUR NUMBER CRUNCHERS-Johan-Cronje

Johan Cronje