Liesl Matthews

Queen Bee, tour operator extra-ordinaire and stickler for perfection, Liesl is a legend amongst our big family of past clients and friends of SD. She is a hard act to follow, but you can follow her on Google Plus. No stone is left un-turned and no ‘t’ uncrossed when Liesl is in charge of the most complex tour arrangements. Liesl is an accomplished multi-tasker and juggles management of the tours division and operations by building strong relationships with agents and suppliers. Amazingly, she is often off researching new remote African destinations, her bright red hair glowing in the African sunset… or she’s decorating her home with her husband and two children. Read more about Liesl in a Q&A with a prominent blogger here

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Comparative review of Kapama Camp and Klaserie Sands River Camp

This returning family wanted an intensive safari experience but didn’t have a very big budget. Our solution was to combine a safari in the Kapama Game Reserve with the Klaserie Game Reserve (both located in the Kruger National Park area). They loved both camps and the dramatic sightings.

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Anniversary trip – Cape Town, Simbavati, Mala Mala, Elephant Camp

Liesl put together a lovely itinerary for this couple from the US. She was sure to let all the places know that their trip was a special anniversary one! In Cape Town they stayed at Derwent House and had our star guide Mark to show them around. Then they flew up to the Kruger where […]

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On honeymoon at Cape Cadogan – Honeyguide – Mala Mala – Leeu House

This honeymoon couple were completely seduced by Africa! Each place Liesl sent them to WOWed them more than the previous place. They were treated like gold wherever they went, had incredible sightings, ate fabulous meals and especially loved the daily sundowner ritual that is part of life in South Africa!

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Dulini Lodge

Cape Town (with Charlie) Dulini & Vic Falls

Liesl put together a nice trip for this couple who wanted to see Cape Town, go on a Big Five Safari and visit the Victoria Falls. They loved their tour guide in Cape Town, were spoilt on safari at Dulini and even though it rained up at Vic Falls, they enjoyed great service and the […]

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elephant whispers

Cape Town and Kruger with an emphasis on animal interactions

Isn’t this what a honeymoon in South Africa is all about – awesome places and bucket list experiences! These newlyweds spent a few days in Cape Town where they crammed in loads of sightseeing with their private guide. Then they flew up to the Kruger area for some time on safari. While in the Hoedspruit […]

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Kapama Buffalo Camp

Cape Town plus a safari at both Kapama and Dulini

It was this couple’s first trip to South Africa and they were totally charmed by the people they met, the places they stayed and the wildlife they saw. They started in Cape Town and then flew up to the Kruger region where they went on safari at two different camps. Their review includes some interesting […]

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