I am one of the travel agents within the ELGIN AFRICA family. I am based in Elgin itself so I specialised in the Elgin and Southern Africa based packages. I am an adventure lover and cuisine/ wine enthusiast, which is why I base myself in this part of the world. Travel is the best form of education, which is why I take your travel plans very seriously. I'm very creative and I pride myself on using that to your benefit when planning your trips. Life is too short for boring copy and paste travel plans.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Elgin, Cape Town, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa, Garden Route, Johannesburg, Safari's, Mountain Biking, Adventure tours, Cuisine tours, Wine tours, Artistic tours, Photography tours, River Rafting, Hiking trips, Cultural tours, Travel like a local tours. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Born and bred in Cape Town, South Arica, I've always been drawn to experiencing nature at its' fullest - from Seaside to Winelands, from Cultural to Adventure. I'm always looking for the next best experience to share in! My parents are from Zimbabwe and New Zealand so the love for travel is deep rooted in me. My family have run a Travel and Events company for over 30 years, so it's second nature to follow suit, in a more modern way, bringing people to experience the charm of Africa, that I am so lucky to call home! "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Traveling across Botswana on a three weeks self drive trip for my 30th with a bunch of friends was truly exceptional to say the least. From salt pans to flowing river crossings, from river island bird hides to baobab tree houses, from warthog potjie dinners to vegan river boat breakfasts, from lion cubs playing at sunrise, to hyenas feeding at sunset, the only common thread was a consistent blissful Botswana smile on everyone's dial - what a treat!"
Featured trips & expertise
During this eight-day exploration of Ethiopia, you'll discover ancient history, endless landscapes, artistic riches, and delicious cuisine. Starting in Addis Ababa, you'll meet 'Lucy', one of the oldest human skeletons found on earth. Traveling further afield, explore the incredible churches at Lalibela and the remains of millennia-old kingdoms at Axum and Gondar. Visit Simien Mountains National Park, with some of the highest peaks in Africa. You'll soon understand why Ethiopia is nicknamed the 'Land of Origins'.
"Chasing the light", a photographer's true calling, has never been this invigorating as you explore mesmerizing dunes, rivers, coastlines, and rocky plateaus across the sandy lands of Namibia. Flexible for all budgets and skill levels, start with an urban exploration of Namibia's capital, Windhoek, before capturing sunrises and sunsets in front of quiver trees and deep in canyons. Explore eerie ghost towns, enjoy several safaris, photograph rhinos, and discover your inner child as you roll down the tallest dunes in Sossusvlei.
"Chase the light" as you explore mesmerizing mountains, rivers, coastlines, and plateaus across the Western and Eastern Capes in South Africa. Flexible for all budgets and skill levels, photographers will explore the shadows of Cape Town's colorful neighborhoods, capture stunning sunrises atop Table Mountain, and cruise the Stanford River in search of glistening sunbeams. End your trip by heading east along the coastal Garden Route for even more photographic scenes of nature and wildlife, including rare rhinos and meerkats in their natural habitats.
Follow the winding road to some of South Africa's most popular spots on this nine-day itinerary. You'll take a sidecar tour up the coast to the Cape of Good Hope, go on a cage dive next to great whites, and cross Table Bay before you keep going up to a bike tour of the Winelands and then out to a safari along the Eastern Cape.
Get a six-day glimpse into the South African wildlife scene with this itinerary. You'll cover the city of Cape Town, Cape peninsula, and famous Victoria Falls before floating off on a houseboat down the Zambezi through Chobe National Park.
Eight days of elephants and expansive views are yours to explore on this itinerary. Begin in Cape Town, where you'll enjoy tours both within the city and out into its surrounding areas to see the sights and sample the cheese, wine, and chocolate of the Winelands. Continue to feel the rush of Victoria Falls, followed by a river cruise down the Zambezi to scope out the wildlife of Chobe National Park.
Recent trip reviews for Jamie
My trip to Zimbabwe!The trip over all was g... · Zimbabwe - Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2019
My trip to Zimbabwe!
The trip over all was great! I was able to complete every activity mentioned in my itinerary and my favorite moments during this trip was the Devils Pool Swim and the 2 day camping Safari in Chobe National Park. We spotted well over 150 elephants and a whole pride of lions in their natural habitats! Truly an experience I will never forget.
There were however, some hiccups in that every activity I attended (helicopter flip, devils pool swim, boma dinner) asked me for a... read more