Sherilyn McCulloch

Born in the beautiful city of Cape Town, Sherilyn loves the city’s outdoor lifestyle and spent much of her childhood hiking, horse-riding, surfing and exploring secret local spots. Her family went on several amazing getaways, which helped grow her wish to spend her life travelling and creating incredible trips for others.

Sherilyn went on to study hospitality and tourism for four years, and has travelled to 14 African countries! Her love of nature, wildlife, adventure, and anything out of the ordinary make her a fantastic fit for the Giltedge team.

What’s been your favourite safari experience?

It’s difficult to pick just one, as I’ve had so many and experienced such diversity throughout my travels. But if I had to choose a favourite; a moment that is forever imprinted in my heart is a rare visit to a hidden denning sight for wild dogs. It felt so special spending time with the pack and their newest members, five-week-old pups. Tear inducing joy!

Pick one place in Africa that’s forever in your heart?

It has to be the Serengeti: endless plains, a rich diversity of wildlife, the Great Migration, and the warmest East African guides! There is something about the Serengeti that feels like home, no matter where you come from.

Top tip for clients?

Always keep an open mind. You never know what really special experiences may lie around the next bend. So put away your iPad, immerse yourself in your surroundings, and make the most of every moment. You’ll be surprised what you find here and, even more so, the memories that you’ll take home with you.

Featured Accommodations

Marataba Mountain Lodge

Marataba Mountain Lodge is a luxurious secluded retreat with just five eco suites offering guests peace and solitude, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes of the Marataba reserve. Marataba offers guests a first-rate safari experience, whether out on a game drive, boat safaris, or on foot with experienced guides on a specialised…

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Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Set in the game-rich Maasai Mara in the Ol-Choro Conservancy, Fairmont Mara Safari Club combines a traditional camping and safari experience with the comforts of a luxury resort hotel. This is the perfect place to experience the great wildebeest migration while still enjoying the creature comforts of four-poster beds and…

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Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar

Kilindi Zanzibar is a wonderfully private and romantic beach retreat on the north-west coast of Zanzibar Island. 15 Eastern-inspired domed pavilions are secreted away in lush tropical gardens: fling your wooden shutters open to the ocean views, relax at your private plunge pool or stroll down to the beach. Your…

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Featured Destinations


Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda in East Africa. Located almost in the middle of the country, Kigali is home to around 1.1 million people.

Famous for its ‘umuganda’ concept – this is probably the cleanest city you’ll ever visit! On the last Saturday of every month,…

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Zanzibar is an enchanting paradise just waiting for your arrival. Set just off the Tanzanian coastline, it has beautiful sandy beaches, luxury accommodation, vibrant culture and some of the best diving spots in the world. Steeped in history the island has been populated over the centuries by traders…

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Stretched along Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline is Mozambique, the country affectionately referred to as the “Land of Smiles” because of its friendly people. Most of Mozambique’s attractions are located along its beach-lined coast, or the scatterings of islands in the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos.

Over 1 200 species…

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