It’s a pleasure working with Kirsty. She is always ready to help with anything and her itineraries are amazing.
We have been traveling with Anywhere in Africa Safaris for the past 7 years! Kirsty Gordan never sleeps. She is always there making sure everything is 100% perfect.
After having used Anywhere in Africa to plan an amazing safari in Botswana and Namibia, it was natural for us to turn to Kirsty and the AIA team, to help us with our wedding given we knew that we wanted it to be in the Indian Ocean. Kirsty did extensive research and found the perfect place for us, a private island in the Seychelles. Kirsty worked tirelessly with us, resort management, the wedding photographer and designer on all the extremely detailed planning, visiting the island, taking loads of photographs for us, and building a solid relationship with all the players. The wedding week went off without the slightest problem. Everything worked out perfectly. Our guests were absolutely delighted and we could not have been happier with the entire experience. Kirsty did a truly outstanding job, and we are already planning our next adventure with her!
Kirsty is so professional, always ready to help and really an assist to our industry. Working with her has been incredible!
I am Kirsty Gordon, CEO of Anywhere in Africa Safaris which is a privately-owned bespoke, inbound travel company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you want to explore Southern Africa, East Africa or the magnificent Indian Ocean Islands, I am here to share my 28 years of African travel expertise with you. I have personally traveled to most of the destinations and top-end lodges in Africa, so I can offer you first-hand knowledge on the areas that you are interested in visiting.
Our focus and value is on affordability, a high-level of personal service, professionalism, attention to detail, trust, care, flexibility, life-changing adventures and creativity; ranging from thrilling game drives, hot-air ballooning over dramatic landscapes, private romantic bush dinners, shark cage diving, wine tasting on century-old wine farms, gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda to a small intimate wedding on a private island in Seychelles – the possibilities in Africa are endless!
Africa is a vast and somewhat untamed wilderness, I have therefore personally cherry-picked an amazing team of professionals ranging from safari lodges, hotels, ground handlers, transfer companies and private guides who all deliver exceptional value and unrivaled service. What is most important to remember is that we are available 24/7 to ensure your journey is seamless and unforgettable.
Live a life full of adventure and your life story becomes extraordinary……Africa is calling!
Wild Wonderful World is a conservation organisation committed to protecting Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems. It is our mission to connect people around the world to conservation projects in Africa through education, exposure and experiences.
From conservation focused safaris, wildlife volunteer programs to corporate sponsorship initiatives, our advocacy knows no limits! Founded by Michelle and Grant, two experienced game rangers from South Africa, Wild Wonderful World offers a personal approach that is guided by a true passion for Africa’s wildlife.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game reserve at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains. Situated 6.5km outside Oudtshoorn en route to the world renowned Cango Caves. At the Lodge you will find pristine Bushveld, lush vegetation and a 5ha waterhole with 22 different animal species and more than 217 bird species.
Accommodation offered at our lodge is in luxurious, 4 star en-suite tents with air conditioning, which, like the conference venue, restaurant, spa and wedding chapel are on the edge of the waterhole and offer breath-taking views of the Klein Karoo. There are 34 units in total of which 9 Waterfront, 20 Luxury and 5 Family.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offers a unique and perfect setting for your conference, product launch, successful meeting, corporate function and team building session. Our modern conference centre is next to the edge of a natural waterhole with a wide wooden deck. Enjoy break sessions out on the deck overlooking the waterhole, in the lookout lounge and/or in the A la Carte restaurant.
Trained guides will escort guests on an early morning or late afternoon Bush Safari (game drive) in an open game viewing vehicle, with a refreshment stop at one of the lookout points – presenting the perfect opportunity for spectacular photographs and a chance to relax and enjoy the views. We also offer Meerkat Safaris, educational Elephant and Lion experiences and Night Drives.
The Shimansky Rockwell Diamond Experience showroom is a unique and engaging destination offering personalised experiences specially designed for group visitors. Known for its beautiful architecture and stunning mountain backdrop, the Shimansky Rockwell showroom is ideally located in the trendy De Waterkant Village in Green Point, Cape Town, home to a variety of niche restaurants, cafes and retailers. This sought-after location is the perfect fit for Shimansky’s new cutting edge showroom.
Visitors are offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to polish diamonds under the guidance of a Shimansky master craftsman. The first of its kind, this incomparable experience is unique to Shimansky and offers guests a better understanding of the skill required to perfect each and every Shimansky diamond jewellery creation.
For those in search of a unique design; Choose from a wide selection of GIA certified loose diamonds and consult with our jewellery designers in the design studio to co-create their very own, personalised jewellery masterpieces that are brought to life at the hands of our very own platinum pioneers.
Conveniently situated just 2km from Mbabane off the Mbabane/Manzini highway, The Mountain Inn is ideally situated to discover all Eswatini (Swaziland) has to offer. This family owned and professionally operated hotel has 58 rooms in three wings, South Wing (valley view), Pool side (pool view), and North Wing.
Dine al fresca or in our cosy Friar Tucks restaurant, where al a carte is always available. The deck offers outstanding views of the pool, gardens, outdoor chess, croquet and valley below. Meet the local patrons at O’Reily’s pub. With wi-fi, secure parking and on site owner operators, your rest is assured.
By arrangement we have access to golf courses, mountain biking, game drives, horse riding, and a cultural village. The owners, management and reception staff are qualified to advise and assist guests in experiencing all Eswatini has to offer.
With five (5) conference rooms available being able to accommodate between five (5) and sixty (60) people. From conference breakfasts, weddings, gala dinners to the ordinary daily conference the Mountain Inn is well facilitated to meet the needs of our customers. Being close to Mbabane is the ideal location for those wanting to investigate the capital city of Eswatini.
Adequate secure parking for individuals and groups.
Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road.
Aquila is home to an enormous variety of game, including the Big 5. Two- to three-hour game drives are a perfect way to see the animals (in four-wheel-drive vehicles, quad bikes or on horseback).
Aquila’s four-star cottages are built largely from rock, thatch and wood to blend with the environment and offer every comfort like roaring log fires, wooden viewing decks, air conditioning, crisp percale linen, rock bathrooms and, in some, alfresco rock showers.
Aquila’s afro-chic Aquila Lodge comprises of 3 levels, accessible by a glass panelled lift with magnificent Karoo vistas. The Lodge offers both standard and premier lodge room.
Aquila has a outdoor swimming pool, a pool bar, a cigar lounge and a large dining room where the chef presents a rich variety of authentic South African cuisine.
Aquila newly opened African spa featuring; 2 large heated indoor pools, steam room, sauna, nail bar, 10 treatment rooms, a couples or group treatment room and an outdoor pool.