Mother, wife, traveller and dreamer!
Having travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa, I know the importance of logistics and selecting the right product offerings.
Southern Africa is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I get so excited putting programs together that shows off our countries! My speciality is tailor making each tour to meet my customers expectations in order to make their dreams come true!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana
Indian Ocean Islands: Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar
South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route, West Coast, Kruger, Johannesburg and Durban
Safari, wine tour, food tours, adventure, sport and fitness activities, cultural and historical tours"
How did you get involved in travel?
"I started off with a National Diploma qualification in Ecotourism management, later went on to finish my Honours in travel and tourism management. Spent some time in Sales as the National Sales Manager in KZN for Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Tours, Insight Vacations and Busabout. I then decided to go behind the scenes with Thompsons Africa where I extensively grew my product knowledge and worked my way to Senior Procurement Executive. Now I am embedded in tourism and just cannot get enough. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Zimbabwe: Microlight over the Mighty Victoria Falls
Botswana: Living the dream on the Zambezi Queen
South Africa: Taking in beautiful views on the rugged trails whether it’s hiking, biking or trail running
Austria: Learning to snowboard
Las Vegas: Enjoying night life
Grand Canyon: Feeling so small in comparison
Thailand: Getting lost driving Vespa’s and finding hidden gems
Bali: Snorkelling and having fun at waterbom
Switzerland: Taking the steepest cogwheel train in the world from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm
Amsterdam: Meeting locals and joining them on their little boats in the canals for sundowners
Germany: Beer and Eisbeins at Hofbräuhaus for the win! "
Featured trips & expertise
From mountain gorillas to Rothschild's giraffes and white rhinos, Uganda's untamed wilderness is home to some of the rarest and most remarkable animals on earth. You'll have the chance to see them all on this epic 18-day adventure. Journey through four spectacular national parks, embark on wildlife safaris, game drives, and trekking expeditions, and take part in cultural experiences that help support conservation and the local community.
Combine wildlife experiences and cultural excursions for an unforgettable 11-day journey through Uganda and Rwanda. Explore Uganda's national parks on a series of wildlife safaris, then trek into the jungle to see rare mountain gorillas in the wild. Support community and conservation efforts along the way with visits to local villages, farms, and markets, and spend a day with the Batwa people to learn about their sacred relationship with the forest. Your trip ends over the border in Rwanda, where you'll discover the thriving modern capital of Kigali.
Perfect for first-timers to Africa, this two-week road trip explores the wild, beautiful, and safe environs of Namibia. The adventure kicks off in Windhoek where you'll drive through two deserts (Kalahari and Namib) known for epic sand dunes, rivers, canyons, and gorges. From here, continue west towards the Atlantic coast before heading north to meet nomadic tribes. Finish with several days at Etosha National Park—as well as a private reserve—for the ultimate game-viewing experience.
With its expansive size, varied topography, and coastlines bordering the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, South Africa conjures diverse weather patterns. While summer sun shines on the cloudless Cape Provinces, rain deluges the safari parks of KwaZulu Natal and Greater Kruger. Consequently, with game reserves scattered throughout the country, choosing where and when to visit can leave you scratching your head. The following information will help you weigh your priorities and determine which season and destination is right for you in this country of many climates.
The approximately 250 mile (400 km) stretch of coastline from Heidelberg to the Tsitsikamma Forest and Jeffreys Bay boasts a remarkable kaleidoscope of topography, vegetation, and outdoor activities. This area provides as complete an experience as the country can offer, including Cape Town, wine tasting in Cape Winelands, Oudtshoorn (with its abundance of ostriches), nearby game parks, and even cage diving with great white sharks. The information below will help you plan an appropriate itinerary for your schedule and interests.
Recent trip reviews for Lucy
A long safari made pleasant by meticulous planning
Jul 3 - Aug 2, 2022
Lucy was meticulous in organizing our trip. She happily juggled things around as our preferences . She was available whenever we ran into a glitch (of which there were not many) but her timely interventions were reassuring. All the places of accommodation that she chose were unique and comfortable. Perhaps, one day I will do a tour of boutique hotels of southern Africa!
Five star sites/experiences: Robben island, Penguin Colony, Sandwich harbor, Ongava Lodge, Helicopter ride over and into Okavango. Mbangula Lungile, the guide who took us around Soweto.
Craig with Capey Tours in Capetown was amazin...
Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2022
Craig with Capey Tours in Capetown was amazing he made our trip even better with his knowledge of Capetown and fun personality
Eddy and Adolph at Chisomo went above and beyond to make our safari exciting and packed with a great variety of animals.
Lucy was so easy to work with on our entire trip and was very fast to respond to any query. I will definitely recommend Kimkim to family and friends our trip could not have been better short of staying another week.
When asked if we enjoyed our trip....Answer was "we are going to come back!"
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2022
Our trip was absolutely fantastic! IT was 2 weeks and we did so much. There were a few activities that had to change and we received communication way ahead of time. This is the second time I have used Kimkim Travel for trips and I will continue to use them. I was so please with how Lucy stayed in touch and responded quickly. This trip was only my youngest son and myself. We will be taking the entire family back after such a wonderful time we had. We WILL be contacting Lucy through... read more