Ilze spent time traveling and working abroad once she had finished her studies. Working in the UK and far off places like Taiwan gave her fantastic opportunities to travel and she explored the world as much as she could. As with a lot of us from South Africa, we eventually realize that we have an awesome country that we would love to come home too. Ilze is passionate about Africa and spends many hours making sure that all her clients are superbly looked after, and they get exactly what they were looking for.

Read about her trip to Kenya in November.

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East Africa, Kruger & Botswana safari

This Australian couple had time and budget on their side. They did a safari intensive trip that included Tanzania, Kruger & Botswana. Their itinerary required them to route via Johannesburg more than once where they were pleasantly surprised by the African Rock Hotel.

Honeymoon – Simbavati, Lion Sands & Cape Town

This honeymoon couple combined two safari lodges in the Kruger area - one in the Timbavati Game Reserve and the other in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with a few nights in Cape Town. They saw all of the Big Five and more and had dining, driving, hiking fun in Cape Town - the perfect honeymoon!

Honeymoon – Cape Town, Garden Route & Shamwari

This honeymoon couple had a lovely time in the Cape. They started off in Cape Town and then self-drove via the Winelands to Hermanus, along Route 62 and down the Garden Route before ending up on a Big 5 safari at Shamwari.

Detailed review of a luxury South Africa trip

These clients from Texas had plenty of time and wanted a thorough taste of Southern Africa. Ilze put together a fabulous highly personalised journey which included Cape Town, the Winelands, Victoria Falls, a Big Five safari in the Kruger area and then a few days on the coast north of Durban. Read their detailed review of top restaurants, the locals they met and of courser the hotels and safari lodges we chose for them.

Honeymooners review their Safari & Beach trip

Combining thrilling game viewing time on a luxury safari with chill-on-the-beach time on a tropical island is the perfect combo for honeymooners. Ilze put together a seamless trip for this couple from the US.

Special occasion family trip to the Madikwe & Cape Town

This multi-generational family so appreciated the efforts that Ilze and her team went to to ensure that everything went smoothly and that they were WOWed at every opportunity on their special celebratory South Africa trip.

Serious safari-goers Botswana trip report

These clients wrote a great review of the camps and safari experience that African Bush Camps provided for them in Botswana's Linyanti region. Read about the fantastic animal and rare bird sightings they had.

“We saw a parade of animals from our front porch!”

Ilze chose Arathusa Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sands for these two friends from the US travelling together on a first ever trip to South Africa. They loved every minute and are promising to come back again for more. Look how much they saw on their 4 day stay!

Detailed review of a safari at Simbavati River Lodge

Two friends were offered discounted flight tickets to South Africa and took some 'last minute' time off work to go on safari in the Timbavati after a few days in Cape Town. Ilze put their trip together and was spot on with her choice of safari lodge.