Meet Liesl

Queen Bee

Liesl is a legend amongst our big family of past clients and friends of SD.  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.

The benefits of booking your safari with Liesl

  • She’s been putting itineraries together for 20  years.
  • She’s travelled extensively and understands the potential risks and complications of Africa travel.
  • She operates from the heart and gives accurate integral advice.
  • She’s brilliant at matching people to places.
  • She’s great at handpicking the best guide and curating memorable experiences.
  • She’s got strong relationships with suppliers and excellent negotiating skills.
  • Throughout your trip, should anything go wrong or you just want to double check something, she’ll be your dedicated point of contact, available at any time!
  • She takes her job personally. Its important that you get the dream vacation you are expecting.
  • She listens to you and creates something meaningful and special just for you.

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.

Liesl Matthews

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Northern Serengeti

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