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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Londolozi Private Granite

Fabulous Franschhoek and legendary Londolozi

The best of both worlds! From the heart of the Cape Winelands and the gourmet capital of South Africa to the wild open spaces of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. These clients could not fault the fine cuisine, wines and seamless hospitality at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek nor the quality of their rangers and […]

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andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Cape Town, Phinda Game Reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal & Sabi Sands

If you only have one chance to come on safari in South Africa, then this is a great way to do it. A few days at a top Cape Town hotel followed by a safari in Phinda, the jewel in the crown in Kwa-Zulu Natal and then, saving the best till last, a luxury safari […]

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (1)RS_2

East Africa (five star) client review

These five star clients did an amazing East Africa trip, taking in all the ‘must do’ highlights. They went gorilla trekking in Rwanda while staying at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.Then they travelled to the Northern Serengeti and stayed at Lemala Kuria Hills (‘one of the most beautiful camps I’ve ever seen’). Next they stayed at AndBeyond’s […]

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Sabi Sands


Although we are physically back in New York, we are mentally still in Africa! What an incredible honeymoon we had! Ulusaba was fantastic! The accommodations were great, the lodge was beautiful and the staff made it so memorable for us. Their service was fabulous. We had an incredible ranger and saw everything! We loved every […]

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Cape Town & Garden Route self-drive topped off with a 5 star safari

This lovely couple from New York thoroughly enjoyed their first-time-to-South Africa trip (we’ve taken a bet that they’ll be back for more!) It is evident that they made the most of every day, embracing the adventures they had in Cape Town, the Winelands and along the Garden Route. What better way to top it off […]

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