Although Holger was not born in Africa, he has since childhood felt a connection to the continent. In 1997 Holger became involved in Africa in his professional life and he has explored large parts of the continent on foot, by bus, on overland tours as well as with a rental car and a rafting boat. Holger has been to: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zanzibar. He now lives in Somerset West close to Cape Town, where he is responsible for sales & marketing.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Marlene fell in love with Cape Town in 2005 when she was still a trainee and the city’s unique flair has fascinated her ever since. She decided to make Cape Town her adopted home and now there is no other place where she would rather live. In the past few years, Marlene has been on safaris, overland and self-drive tours and has visited the following countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mauritius and La Réunion.
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
Mariska was born and raised on the eastern edge of False Bay at the foot of the Hottentot Holland Mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa. The breath-taking views that surrounded her daily, made her an avid nature lover and explorer. After her studies in Tourism Management, she gained first-hand experience in the tourism industry as a reservations agent. She joined the Elefant-Tours team in August 2013, supporting the Sales and Reservations Team with a lot of enthusiasm and patience. Mariska has travelled South Africa and Namibia and is our leading expert for trips to Madikwe Game Reserve.