Stephanie Meconi

Key Accounts Manager

Stephanie started working at Giltedge in 2003 and has created a strong client base over the years. In her years with Giltedge in Cape Town, she worked extensively with well-travelled clientele and has never failed to deliver an unforgettable holiday to even the most experienced traveller. Stephanie is now based in France and works with many of our long-standing agents abroad as Nordic Team Leader.  In addition, she has developed a special area of expertise in family travel and honeymooners.

What’s been your favourite safari experience?

Fly camping under the stars in the Selous, southern Tanzania.

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

Sausage Tree Camp in the Lower Zambezi. The camp offers all the game, all the luxury without the crowds. I often find myself daydreaming about enjoying a mojito on the deck overlooking the Zambezi river.

Top tip for clients?

When on safari in remote areas, pack a couple of rehydration sachets to mix in with your water. With the heat and humidity in a lot of the areas, they become very handy.

Featured Accommodations

Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa offers two unique 5-star lodge experiences in the heart of the stunning and malaria-free Eastern Cape province. Guests can expect world-class accommodation, personalised service, delectable cuisine and great wines, along with exceptional Big 5 wildlife encounters, including the rare free-roaming white lion.

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Tswalu Tarkuni

Tswalu Tarkuni was originally built as the private residence of the Oppenheimer family. This 5-suite homestead can be booked for exclusive use, and has as understated elegance and intimate family home fee. You’ll have your own private chef, safari guide and secluded piece of the Kalahari to explore.

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Savanna Private Game Reserve

An exclusive 5-star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where Big Five sightings are so frequent; It’s common to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive.

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Tswalu The Motse

Tswalu Motse sits on the red sands of the Kalahari in South Africa’s largest private reserve. Nine suites (including 3 family suites) each feature an open fireplace and sundeck with extraordinary desert views. Just 10 safari vehicles have access to Tswalu reserve, which is home to wild dogs, black-maned lions…

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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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Namibia

Namibia is a magical country in Southern Africa – and it captures the soul. It’s a land of endless horizons, contrasting landscapes, the oldest desert on earth and starlit skies (see our 10 most romantic lodges here).

Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is a striking,…

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Zambia

Southern Africa’s most remote safari destination – where you won’t see other travellers for miles – is Zambia. It’s home to Livingstone’s Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes, wetlands, and an abundant bird- and wildlife. But just because it’s remote, doesn’t mean it lacks luxuries….

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