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Shona Dent

I am a travel consultant for SALTY.TRAVEL, specializing in your once in a lifetime authentic African adventure. Fresh out of a year at Walt Disney World, I am back in South Africa with some wonderful new skills that I am excited to put into practice. My character is super meticulous and I am passionate about careful planning and pro tips to give you the seamless trip you have been dreaming of. Making it happen is my middle name and one thing that really gives me joy is being able to put together incredible trips for all of the incredible people that are out there exploring the beautiful destinations our region has to offer. If you can dream it, we can do it!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"My home and the one place I will always have in the center of my heart, Cape Town, is my oyster. Cape Town is packed with my favorite things such as exciting adrenaline filled activities, delicious food, great music, unbelievable sights and of course, wine! Other places I feel passionately about would be the entire Garden Route and our biggest National Park, Kruger. That being said, the possibilities are endless and I love the challenge of putting together the most unique and completely off the beaten path trips. Tell me what you are looking for and I will make it happen!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started as a young and bubbly girl with a dream to inspire, and a whole world of possibilities. That right there, the whole world, ignited my passion to study Tourism and learn about the endless exciting adventures, destinations and attractions that await thousands of people every day around the world in their exciting journeys. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"As a young girl it was always my dream to visit the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams. In 2018 this dream come true and I visited New York City for the first time. It definitely exceeded my expectations and I will definitely return soon. "

Featured trips & expertise

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South Africa Family Adventure: Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route, Safari, & More - 16 Days

Despite their dramatic size difference, the elephant's closest living relative is the hyrax. See if you can spot both elephants and their cousins as you take your own family on this 16-day adventure that will take you from up in the trees of Kirstenbosch Garden, onto the cliffs of Cape Point, out to sea for marine wildlife sightings, down into caves, and into safari grasslands, just to name a few, to take in landscapes as varied as your family.

Winelands in the Western Cape region
13 Days in South Africa - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 13 days to spend in South Africa, you'll have time to see much of the country, from the southern Cape provinces to Kruger National Park in the north. Safari buffs can even combine a South Africa park or two with the highlights of neighboring countries, such as Victoria Falls, Botswana's Chobe National Park, and the Okavango Delta. Of course, you can also opt for a deep dive in a particular region, like Cape Town and the neighboring Winelands. See our itineraries for more ideas.

Elephant in Chobe National Park
7 Days in South Africa - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

One week is enough time to experience the highlights of Cape Town, Winelands, and the famed Cape Peninsula, plus three days of world-class safari in Kruger National Park. Another option is splitting your trip between the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces, including a safari at the Shamwari Game Reserve. It's even possible to hop from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park in Botswana, if you don't mind a fast-paced trip.

Within Chobe National Park
Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, & More - 10 Days

Take ten days to travel through some of the wildest parts of Southern Africa with this trip plan. You'll start in Cape Town to experience urban life, touring the surrounding natural attractions and the city's wine scene, before you start your safari time in Sabi Sands, adjacent to Kruger National Park. From there, fly to Victoria Falls to take in the famous waterfalls, then continue on some slower waters with a houseboat trip down the Zambezi.

Casual road crossing
Explore South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Safari - 7 Days

Spend a week meeting some of South Africa's main attractions with this trip plan. Travel down the coastal roads outside Cape Town, which will lead you to world-class wineries, stunning scenery, and charming colonies of penguins. Keep going up to Kruger National Park for two nights of safari on the plains.

Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorillas in Uganda & Trekking in The Congo - 8 Days

If you've ever wanted to see and photograph gorillas in the wild, this trip is for you! Seek out silverbacks, harvest coffee with the locals, and hike into a volcanic crater as you travel through three African countries. Immerse yourself in several distinctive local cultures for the trip of a lifetime.