Liesl is the mother hen of the office, making sure that everyone is well looked after and in top form. Although her passion for Africa is palpable, her passion for people and making them happy is her driving force. As one of the owners of African Safari Consultants, Liesl works together with her team to create interesting, exciting and unique journeys through the top ‘coolest’ destinations in Africa!

Expect enthusiasm and attention to detail when you deal with Liesl, you will find someone who not only cares about where you spend your time but who makes sure that you get the most out of your trip at your comfort level.

If you are meeting up with her for a breakfast or lunch in Cape Town expect this fiery red head to enthral you with stories of her travels through Africa over the past 14 years.

When Liesl is not crafting your magical journeys, she is off to see an exotic African destination (to ensure that she stays well informed and up to date), or she could be renovating her house or she’s on safari with husband and two children!

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Honeymoon to More Quarters & Lion Sands

This big hearted honeymoon couple did a combination of Cape Town and a Kruger Safari. Both the hotel in Cape Town (More Quarters) and their safari lodge (Lion Sands River Lodge) are owned by the MORE family who are doing good work in the local communities.

Cape Town & Safari – a honeymoon

This honeymoon couple combined time in Cape Town soaking up the local culture, sight seeing and experiencing the best restaurants that the city has to offer with 4 nights on safari at Lion Sands River Lodge where they saw the Big 5 five times!

Luxury Honeymoon – Cape Town, Grootbos, Big Five Safari & Seychelles

This honeymoon couple is from New York. The groom was initially unconvinced that going on safari was a good idea. It turns out that they were totally blown away and had one of the best trip of their lives! Their itinerary included Cape Town, the Winelands, Hermanus and then safari at two different lodges. They made their own arrangements in the Seychelles.

Wildlife photographer’s review

Steve is a keen photographer who has travelled to Southern Africa a few times. Liesl put together a safari intensive itinerary to ensure that he got up close to the wildlife.

All we had to do was pay, show up and enjoy!

This keen-for-anything honeymoon couple loved the diversity of the trip that Liesl put taught for them. She cleverly included personalized tid bits of romance, adrenalin adventure and understated luxury.

A detailed review of Cape Town

Most of our clients stay in Cape Town for maximum 3 or 4 days as an add-on to their safari trip in the Kruger or up to Botswana or Zambia. So it's nice to get detailed feedback from guests who lingered longer staying in two different locations in Cape Town doing more in depth sightseeing and dining out.

Cape Town, Kruger & Livingstone

This first-time-to-Southern-Africa couple loved the itinerary that Liesl put together for them. A Cape Town, Kruger & Vic Falls combo really does highlight some of the best we have to offer in a seamless, time efficient way. They travelled in November and even though they were forewarned, were disappointed by the low water season at Victoria Falls. Nevertheless, they enjoyed the wide variety of adventure activities.

Accolades for Grootbos Nature Reserve

This couple who Liesl met at the New York Travel Show did an incredible South Africa trip which included staying at these 5 star lodgings - The Saxon Hotel, Jamala Madikwe Safari Lodge, Camp Jabulani, Londolozi Pioneer Camp One & Only Cape Town, Grootbos Forest Lodge and Le Quartier Francais.

Comparing hotels and experiences in Rwanda & Uganda

An experienced traveler who understands how valuable feedback is to us tour operators (especially from remote corners of the African rain forests!), wrote this comparative account of her gorilla trekking trip to Rwanda and Uganda.

Honeymooners rave about andBeyond in East Africa

This honeymoon couple loved their fly-in Safari & Beach circuit in Kenya and Tanzania. Liesl worked closely with andBeyond, one of our preferred suppliers, for most of the routing and everything worked like clockwork.