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.

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Just the Two of Us and a Red Banana

With my daughter’s tenth birthday on the horizon, I set my heart on an exotic Zanzibar ‘seafari’ for just the two of us. When my son turned ten, I took him to Kenya for a truly African safari adventure full of the things that boys dream of – towering Maasai warriors, roaring lions, stampeding wildebeest and so many […]

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Why we love Cape Canopy Tours

Exceptionally bad experiences and exceptionally good experiences quite often have me hurrying in the direction of my computer to pen a few words. In this particular instance, I’m very happy to report that the impulse that has me trotting toward my laptop, is an exceptionally enjoyable ziplining experience set in the Hottentots Holland mountains outside […]

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Ancient African Tribes in Modern Times

We live in a time where ancient cultures are fast disappearing and are a true privilege to encounter. Very rarely can one experience an authentic tribe, and it is this that sets the safari experience in Kenya apart from the rest of Africa. Even more fascinating than encountering the ancient customs of two of  the […]

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Marty & Patti’s Epic 47 Day Journey Through East Africa

When Marty and Patti asked us to put a holiday through East Africa together for them, we were immediately filled with excitement. It’s not every day that we get the chance to plan a 47 day itinerary through some of East Africa’s most celebrated landscapes! Most visitors only have limited time to travel, but these […]