I started in the travel industry in August 1998 and have 21 years experience as a travel consultant. I am a senior consultant who specializes in FIT travel, group travel, VIP clients, luxury safaris and self-drive tours. I excel in handling complex itineraries in a professional and dedicated manner. I am passionate about travelling; has travelled extensively throughout South Africa, and visited Botswana, the Victoria Falls, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and Madagascar. I live on a farm outside Clanwilliam in the Western Cape with my husband, two children and a variety of animals.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in FIT travel, group travel, VIP clients, luxury safaris and self-drive tours and excel in handling complex itineraries in a professional and dedicated manner. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"Some would say, by chance. I choose to believe Travel has chosen me."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"There are too many to list, but if I have to choose a unique experience, it would be the interaction with elephants in Zambia - it left me in awe of the gentleness of those huge animals."
Featured trips & expertise
Travel Namibia in style on this luxury, seven-day fly-in safari. Touchdown in Etosha National Park for a wildlife-studded game drive where you'll traverse Africa's largest salt pan before flying on to remote Damaraland. Here, you'll marvel at prehistoric rock art and wander petrified forests before ending in the Namib Desert, where Sossusvlei's towering dunes await.
Explore Namibia's wildlife-filled parks and dune-swept coastline on this compact tour. Start in the historic capital, Windhoek, then escape south to Etosha National Park to spot a kaleidoscope of African wildlife on safari. Continue along the remote Skeleton Coast to discover shipwrecks and German seaside towns, finishing in Sesriem for desert sunsets and cheetah sightings.
Discover wildlife and natural beauty up close on this weeklong adventure that takes you to South Africa and Zimbabwe's most spectacular sites. Start in Kruger National Park to explore by safari as you observe "Big Five" wildlife by day and nocturnal beasts in the evening. Enjoy life at the lodge and experience a traditional meal grilled over open flames. Finish your expedition by marveling at the overwhelming beauty of Victoria Falls and trying out some extreme sports activities.
This epic adventure takes you to Tanzania, one of East Africa's most beautiful and culturally rich nations. Famous for its many wilderness reserves and stunning offshore islands, this country offers something for everyone—and you'll experience it all. That includes game drives in safari hotspots to see Big Five animals, cultural exchanges with local tribespeople, and lazing on the white-sand beaches of dreamy Zanzibar.
Above all else, Tanzania's two distinct rainy seasons determine the best (and worst) time to visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar. Whether you want to witness the Great Migration while on safari, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, or explore the spice-scented alleyways of Zanzibar, read on to find out more about the best time of year to visit Tanzania.
Recent trip reviews for Petru
We had an amazing trip and loved working with...
Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2022
We had an amazing trip and loved working with KimKim. They were very responsive and helpful.
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Lovely Cape Town Excursion
Aug 16 - Aug 23, 2022
Petru did a great job organizing the trip for us. She was responsive and available throughout the entire booking process as well as when we were in country. The accommodations and tours she arranged certainly exceeded our expectations! She was also happy to answer questions we had about South Africa in general and expectations for travel.
Noel was our guide, and we really enjoyed having a dedicated private guide for our time in Cape Town. He was personable and knowledgeable, and really... read more
We had an amazing trip in Namibia.
Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2022
We had an amazing trip in Namibia. Everything was set up and scheduled perfectly. They went above and beyond in so many ways. A good example is scheduling dinner to be placed in our rooms when we were running too late to catch dinner at the restaurant.
We highly recommend them and Carlos was thorough, personable and incredibly responsive. I wish we had scheduled our trip longer, a week is not long enough to enjoy this gorgeous diverse country. read more
Hooked on Safaris & South Africa
May 21 - May 31, 2021
Our honeymoon to South Africa was truly unforgettable, and we are already dreaming of our next safari trip. We wouldn’t change anything about the itinerary Petru helped us put together, other than adding more time! We can’t wait to be back and would use Petru again, especially with how communicative she is and how easily she helped us navigate having to delay our trip by 8 months due to Covid. Thanks for helping us create the best memories!
The Perfect Mix of Adventure and Comfort
Apr 30 - May 10, 2021
As someone who usually prefers to make all of my own travel arrangements, I was hesitant to use Kimkim for my recent trip to Namibia. The Kimkim team and Petru in particular quickly proved that all of my biases against travel agencies were wrong. Petru was extremely knowledgeable about the lodges, parks and related travel information in Namibia, and was able to help me successfully navigate the difficulties of COVID-era travel. The lodgings and travel arrangements Petru selected were exactly... read more