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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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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The Royal Livingstone

Sabi Sands & Victoria Falls with a day trip to Chobe

Two friends from New York had lots of fun to write home about – travelling together to Cape Town, the Sabi Sands and Victoria Falls. They saw plenty of game and were charmed by their rangers and guides as well as a frog! All in all they had a fabulous adventure and saw a wide […]

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andBeyond Benguerra-pool

Honeymoon trip – Cape Town, Safari & Mozambique

Liesl treated this active honeymoon couple to few extra little surprises during their trip which started in the Cape, then went onto the Kruger for a luxury safari before ending up on a tropical islands off the coast of Mozambique. It is good to see that the magic of Africa has gotten under their skin […]

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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Cape Town, Garden Route and an Eastern Cape safari

Liesl planned a lovely self-drive itinerary for this couple. It was their first trip to South Africa and they were enchanted by the variety of activities, the scenery and the great guides, game rangers and chefs that they met along the way. Not to mention the wildlife! They had exciting encounters with animals at Kwandwe […]

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Garden Route self-drive and safari

Liesl met up with this lovely family from the US while they were in Cape Town. They then set off on their self-drive trip along the scenic Garden Route, stopping to see and do ALL the fun activities on the way. They ended off their South Africa trip on a Big 5 safari at Nottens […]

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Serra Cafema Camp

Fly-in family trip up through Namibia and into the Okavango Delta

This family from the US had fantastic fun on this trip which started in Namibia’s red desert dunes after which they flew up to the northern reaches of Namibia to Damaraland and the Kunene River region. They finished up on a big game safari in the wetland waterways of Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

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South Africa

First time family safari to South Africa

Liesl put a great trip together for this family’s first safari. They loved every minute of their time at Ngala Tented Camp in the Timbavati and Kirkmans Kamp in the Sabi Sands. Like many visitors to South Africa, they were pleasantly surprised by the high levels of service and genuine African hospitality.

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Victoria Falls

Cape Town, Sabi Sands & Victoria Falls

A faultless itinerary with the perfect mix of fun in the city in Cape Town, getting up close to the Big Five on safari at two different lodges in the Kruger and experiencing the wonder of the mighty Victoria Falls.

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Londolozi Founders Camp

A truly 5 star safari review

These high end clients knew what they wanted, had high standards and were genuinely impressed with every aspect of their fabulous Southern African journey which included private touring in Cape Town, two of the most fabulous safari camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta with a luxury safari at Londolozi in the Sabi Sands as a fitting […]

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