Lisa has a background in the South African wine industry and has worked on various estates, including Nederburg and Klein Constantia. Between 2001 and 2006, she ran her own wine export business, firstly based in the Cape Town Tourism office and later in her own little wine shop in Kalk Bay.
She lectured for 10 years at the Cape Wine Academy and ran her own course called “The Little Wine Course”. As a registered Tourist Guide, Lisa was affiliated with The Last Word group as their in-house specialist wine guide between 2007 and 2012. She spent the last two years working as Operations Team Leader for a UK-based group tour operator before joining the Giltedge Africa inbound team.
What’s been your favourite safari experience?
It’s not easy to pick only one! Seeing “Painted Wolves” (African Wild Dog) in the Khwai Private concession in Botswana is certainly one of my top five. The area is extremely productive for predator viewing. I highly recommend it to clients who love wild dogs.
Pick one place in Africa that’s forever in your heart?
It would have to be Karatu, the vibrant town in Tanzania, near the Ngorongoro crater. The area is captivating! From the beautiful rolling hills, dense forests, and picturesque coffee plantations – It has my heart.
Top tip for clients?
Remember to find places to pause and just be. Take it all in; this is where memories are created.