The Team


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jen2017Jennifer Paterson
Managing DirectorAs a schoolgirl, I always wanted to become a teacher.  I used to work for my dad in the school holidays and enjoyed making people’s dreams come true (even though at the time, I did not actually plan the itineraries or manage – I only answered the phones, filed and did a bit of typing). Read more
picture31Lesley Paterson Botha
DirectorBorn in Johannesburg and moved to Cape Town in 1981.  Joined the family business in 1982 and have been in tourism ever since.  My role is dealing directly with agents and putting together unforgettable vacations in Southern and East Africa. Read more
bevBeverley Paterson Ferguson
DirectorBorn and raised in Johannesburg where I was part of the tourism industry as a child, my father Brian Paterson was a pioneer in tourism to Southern Africa and in our early years, my sisters Jennifer, Lesley and I were involved in meeting many groups and clients. Read more
André Botha
Sales & Marketing DirectorBorn in Cape Town, I grew up in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and I did my schooling there. I moved to Cape Town in 1986 and have lived here since. Read more
Mara Lanzetta October
Senior Tour ConsultantI was born in Argentina and left on my 21st birthday to come to South Africa to learn English.  I was only going to be here for 9 months, 17 days and 4 hours. But I completely fell in love with this gorgeous country! It’s been 16 years and counting. Read more
Michael Paterson Higgins
Tour ConsultantGrowing up within the family business, I have always been exposed to meeting international visitors and visiting the most beautiful parts of our region.Read more
Sharon Byrne
Tour Consultant
Hello everyone. Here’s introducing myself J Sharon Louise Byrne, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.I immigrated to South Africa, Durban in 1982. Read more

Bjorn van Huyssteen
Tour Consultant

 Born and bred in Cape Town and living in the beautiful Cape Winelands town of Somerset West, I have been in the travel industry for 20 plus years. Read more

picture41Sasha Solomon
Junior Tour ConsultantBorn and raised in the Mother City, I studied at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology where I completed a Tourism Management Diploma. This is my first real job in the tourism industry and am enjoying building my career at Trans Africa Safaris.Read more

Jade Van Niekerk
Tour Consultant

Born and raised in the Mother City, I am a child of Africa and proudly South African. It was by chance that I studied Travel and Tourism and have been working in wholesale since I graduated with a diploma from the Collage of Cape Town in 2001. Read more

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