Lisa Griggs

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.

Featured Accommodations

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

With great views of the Great Fish River, the lodge is set up high on a steep bank and inside the Kwandwe reserve. The 9 luxurious suites are connected by wooden walkways, each suite featuring an en-suite bathroom, indoor-and-outdoor showers, thatched veranda and private plunge pool. Enjoy starlit dinners in…

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Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on Félicité, a private island where massive granite rocks and white sand beaches create an air of drama and beauty. With perpetual summer, the island is ideally located outside the cyclone belt just 55 kilometres north-east of Mahe, and close to the well-known and…

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Little Kulala

Situated in the private 67 000-acre reserve in Sossusvlei, this luxury desert has 11 air-conditioned thatched “kulalas” which merge impeccably into the desert landscape. The “kulalas” each have a rooftop star bed, private plunge pool, and glass walls to let in those incredible desert views. Little Kulala’s interiors make use…

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Featured Destinations

South Africa

The compelling destination of South Africa offers visitors a wide range of experiences ranging from exquisite landscapes and captivating wildlife.

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Zimbabwe

Despite its politics, Zimbabwe is a safe and friendly country. While Victoria Falls is the country’s biggest drawcard, Zimbabwe is also one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding big game safari destinations. It borders Zambia and South Africa, so it’s easily accessible, and an all-year-round destination with short, mild…

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Botswana

The Jewel of Africa, Botswana is one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. The country is renowned for its large, inland river delta, the Okavango Delta. Botswana is also home to the earth’s most impressive salt pan, The Makgadikgadi, and the largest continuous desert, The Kalahari. …

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Featured Tours

Fair Trade Kenya Safari & Beach

Experience Kenya’s wilderness, wildlife and beach-lined coast; while protecting the places you visit on this Fair Trade itinerary. Highlights include game drives, walking with the Maasai, snorkelling, dhow cruises, fantastic people and amazing locations that you simply won’t want to leave.

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Botswana Mobile Camping Experience

Best of Botswana: the water channels of the Okavango Delta, the large elephant herds in Chobe National Park, and the Savute Channel. This 9-day expedition meanders through Botswana’s most spectacular reserves: the Chobe National Park, Savute and the Okavango Delta. The mobile camping adventure is barefoot luxury.

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Lisa's Reviews