Mother, wife, traveller and dreamer!
Having travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa, I know the importance of logistics and selecting the right product offerings.
Southern Africa is one of the most beautiful places in the world and I get so excited putting programs together that shows off our countries! My speciality is tailor making each tour to meet my customers expectations in order to make their dreams come true!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana
Indian Ocean Islands: Mauritius, Seychelles, and Zanzibar
South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route, West Coast, Kruger, Johannesburg and Durban
Safari, wine tour, food tours, adventure, sport and fitness activities, cultural and historical tours"
How did you get involved in travel?
"I started off with a National Diploma qualification in Ecotourism management, later went on to finish my Honours in travel and tourism management. Spent some time in Sales as the National Sales Manager in KZN for Trafalgar Tours, Contiki Tours, Insight Vacations and Busabout. I then decided to go behind the scenes with Thompsons Africa where I extensively grew my product knowledge and worked my way to Senior Procurement Executive. Now I am embedded in tourism and just cannot get enough. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Zimbabwe: Microlight over the Mighty Victoria Falls
Botswana: Living the dream on the Zambezi Queen
South Africa: Taking in beautiful views on the rugged trails whether it’s hiking, biking or trail running
Austria: Learning to snowboard
Las Vegas: Enjoying night life
Grand Canyon: Feeling so small in comparison
Thailand: Getting lost driving Vespa’s and finding hidden gems
Bali: Snorkelling and having fun at waterbom
Switzerland: Taking the steepest cogwheel train in the world from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm
Amsterdam: Meeting locals and joining them on their little boats in the canals for sundowners
Germany: Beer and Eisbeins at Hofbräuhaus for the win! "
Featured trips & expertise
Discover South Africa's beautiful landscapes and wild animals on this 11-day adventure. Begin in Cape Town and tour the city and surrounding peninsula. You'll have the chance to swim with sharks or go whale watching and visit wineries. Next, head to Kruger National Park for wildlife safaris, moving on to Johannesburg before enjoying a few relaxing days at Thonga Beach Lodge. There, you can see wild sea turtles laying their eggs, and scuba dive and snorkel in the Indian Ocean.
Get ready for three weeks of safaris and road trips throughout southern Africa. It begins in Namibia, where you'll hit the road on the famous Skeleton Coast, visit iconic red deserts, and enjoy game drives in Indigenous conservation areas. Next up is South Africa, where you'll tour Cape Town, walk with penguins on the beach, go on wine and food tours, and enjoy multiple safaris in the legendary Kruger National Park.
Hit the road on this 10-day self-drive adventure to explore the highlights of South Africa's eastern region. First, travel along the Panorama Route, one of the most scenic drives in the country, then continue to the majestic plateaus of the Drakensberg escarpment. After enjoying nature hikes and mountain fun, travel to the coast for boat tours and safaris to spot exotic animals like leopards and rhinos.
Go off the beaten path in South Africa on this diverse trip which explores the southern tip of the country and its plentiful wildlife. Start in Cape Town and learn its living history, then visit West Coast National Park to discover aquatic life along with rock formations, wildflowers, and prehistoric cave art. Take a series of big game drives in search of the "Big Five" at Kruger National Park, and finish up your journey marveling at the sumptuous vistas of Blyde River Canyon.
Explore the magic of South Africa on this nine-day, self-drive adventure. Start in Cape Town, where you'll take a cable car up Table Mountain and visit penguins on Boulders Beach. Then, it's off to the seaside town of Mossel Bay for a guided safari and close encounters with wildlife like zebras, elephants, and rhinos. Hop a flight to the beaches of Durban for some swimming and surfing, then finish your trip in St Lucia, where you'll cruise the St Lucia Estuary and see the hippos and crocodiles that live there.
On this 13-day adventure in South Africa and beyond, you'll check some major activities off your bucket list. Start on the coast of Cape Town, where you'll experience highlights like visiting Cape Point, walking with penguins, going on wine tours, and enjoying the views from Table Mountain. Then, spend a few unforgettable days on safari in Kruger National Park, followed by a jaunt to Mauritius for beach time and aquatic excursions in the Indian Ocean.
Recent trip reviews for Lucy
Feb 14 - Feb 24, 2023
I didn't initiate the booking and planning with kimkim. Overall, the trip has been pleasant as we managed to see big 4/5 and the accommodation has been okay in general.
As this is the first time in South Africa for the group, there have been a lot of times where we weren't sure what we can do especially on free days. While instructions are provided, it would be good if it is clearer or in details given everyone is not familiar with the place. Understandably that the group got larger as time... read more
Lucy and her communication and suggestions made this trip really enjoyable
Dec 31 - Jan 14, 2023
If I could give Lucy 10 stars for how well she communicated from start to finish and even after the trip was over I would and that communication really made all the difference. If your expecting perfect stay at home, minor hiccups is all part of the experience and Lucy, Kimkim and the team stayed committed. Some of there venders were excellent, Capey Tours and there guide Henrik was the best for a small group like ours, always on time gave great advice to be early for most tours to avoid the... read more
Perfect Time in South Africa
Jan 6 - Jan 13, 2023
Total trip was perfect except for the last night in Soweto when the event was canceled without being aware. Guudes were great, activities interesting and unique and hotels beautiful.
Honeymoon trip to South Africa
Dec 29 - Jan 7, 2023
Lucy was an incredible travel planner. We worked with her for over a year planning our honeymoon to South Africa. She was very supportive, responsive, and flexible with us throughout the entire process.
Our in-country guide Craig Taljaardt from Capey Tours took our trip to a whole new level with his expert knowledge of the country and his over the top kindness to us. We spent a lot of time with Craig and his wife, Michelle, and they both were a pleasure.
The highlights of our trip... read more
Best trip ever!
Nov 17 - Nov 28, 2022
First we were so skeptical cause we didnt know kimkim.com. Now that we are back, we have been recommending to everyone ! We had an amazing time. Everything was so well planned. We could have never done such a great job ourselves. we have decided to use kimkim.com to any upcoming trip. Lucy and her team were so kind to accommodate any request we had. They had planned everything perfectly. Great communication. read more
Wonderful Cape Town/Johannesburg Tour
Oct 15 - Oct 28, 2022
Many thanks to Lucy at Salty Travel, who set us up with a fantastic holiday in Cape Town/environs and Johannesburg, South Africa. The lodgings were diverse, comfortable and welcoming. The daily activities were varied and exceeded expectations and the guides and drivers, without exception, were deeply knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. In addition to Lucy, special thanks go to Craig Taljaard and Humphrey at Capey Travel, for great driving, great food, insights into ZA and... read more
A long safari made pleasant by meticulous planning
Jul 3 - Aug 2, 2022
Lucy was meticulous in organizing our trip. She happily juggled things around as our preferences . She was available whenever we ran into a glitch (of which there were not many) but her timely interventions were reassuring. All the places of accommodation that she chose were unique and comfortable. Perhaps, one day I will do a tour of boutique hotels of southern Africa!
Five star sites/experiences: Robben island, Penguin Colony, Sandwich harbor, Ongava Lodge, Helicopter ride over and into Okavango. Mbangula Lungile, the guide who took us around Soweto.
Craig with Capey Tours in Capetown was amazin...
Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2022
Craig with Capey Tours in Capetown was amazing he made our trip even better with his knowledge of Capetown and fun personality
Eddy and Adolph at Chisomo went above and beyond to make our safari exciting and packed with a great variety of animals.
Lucy was so easy to work with on our entire trip and was very fast to respond to any query. I will definitely recommend Kimkim to family and friends our trip could not have been better short of staying another week.
When asked if we enjoyed our trip....Answer was "we are going to come back!"
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2022
Our trip was absolutely fantastic! IT was 2 weeks and we did so much. There were a few activities that had to change and we received communication way ahead of time. This is the second time I have used Kimkim Travel for trips and I will continue to use them. I was so please with how Lucy stayed in touch and responded quickly. This trip was only my youngest son and myself. We will be taking the entire family back after such a wonderful time we had. We WILL be contacting Lucy through... read more