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Meet the Team

Customer Service

Jurgens Liebenberg Head of Customer Service
Jurgens Liebenberg
Head of Customer Service

From a small town up north, one of the hottest places you can find on the map. Jurgens loves gaming and has a fun sense of humour. He likes working with people and is always glad to be in a team - especially the booking team!

Anges Kastoor Team Leader: Booking Support
Anges Kastoor
Team Leader: Booking Support

Anges was born in Vredenburg, grew up and matriculated in Malmesbury. After school, he furthered his education and studied human resources, sound engineering, production, presenting, sales and marketing. He worked in the radio industry for 10 years as a presenter and production engineer for Radio West Coast as well as Sunshine Radio. During his free time, he is a DJ, MC and organises events for the local community in the West Coast. His passion is mostly music and helping others where he can.

Chanel Schönfeldt Team Leader: Booking Support
Chanel Schönfeldt
Team Leader: Booking Support

Chanel absolutely loves Cape Town and adores the sea, cooking, braai and spending time with her family. She’s a social butterfly that enjoys her job and is crazy about the TravelGround Team. She dreams of travelling around the world with her husband and daughter, but her heart will forever stay anchored in the Mother City.

Johane Van Eeden Team Leader: Booking Support
Johane Van Eeden
Team Leader: Booking Support

Johané loves nature and her family and believe there is nothing better then spending her weekend around the swimming pool and the braai with family and friends. She loves people and recogise the individual needs in everybody. She would love to see the world, but her heart will always be in South-Africa.

Tanya Harris Team Leader: Booking Support
Tanya Harris
Team Leader: Booking Support

Tanya has travelled quite a bit, but her heart belongs in SA – preferably on a beach, with her baby and husband soaking up the sunshine by her side.

Thandeka Qangule Team Leader: Booking Support
Thandeka Qangule
Team Leader: Booking Support

An avid reader and an aspiring blogger! Thandeka is very passionate about people and loves to laugh.

Abigail Le Roux Booking Support
Abigail Le Roux
Booking Support

Who is Abby? She's a backpacker at heart because she goes where life leads her and she does not let anything stop her. She has a taste here and there, but she's irreplaceable in the kitchen. Cooking up a storm is her favourite past time. She loves the outdoors, especially camping, hiking and outdoor sports. Abby always wanted to be part of an action cricket team, but it doesn’t seem like they are ready for her. Abby likes to meet new people and learning about various cultures.

Alyssa Coetzee Booking Support
Alyssa Coetzee
Booking Support

Alyssa is a fun-loving, outgoing person who loves painting, doing hair and make-up for weddings, and also enjoys long hikes and outdoor adventures. She comes from the small town Kuruman in the Northern Cape, where she matriculated and then studied hairdressing in Bloemfontein. Alyssa believes that when life gives you lemons, sell them on eBay and buy strawberries.

Anina Ingham Booking Support
Anina Ingham
Booking Support

Anina is originally from the Free State. She adores her new home in the Cape Town and has a "Carpe Diem" outlook on life. She loves jogging, tennis and spending time around the braai with good friends. She can't imagine life without music, her family and Yorkie.

Anri Roux Booking Support
Anri Roux
Booking Support

Anri has a sparkling and infectious personality and is definitely someone you want around you on a bad day, because she'll definitely put a smile on your face. She has a passion for people and gives her best in her work. She loves to spoil people and make them feel special ─ definitely a quality one can not resist. She also loves animals and cheese.

Bradley Swail Booking Support
Bradley Swail
Booking Support

Bradley is an outgoing person who loves to make people smile! He is always dressed well and you will rarely see him in a bad mood. Bradley is hardworking and has a passion for customer service.

Charl Pitout Booking Support
Charl Pitout
Booking Support

Charl is from Durban originally, but has been living in Cape Town for more than 10 years. He spends most of his time outdoors and loves going for walks and listening to music. The best education he has ever received was traveling and his favourite city is New York. He firmly believes in the expression: "I found that if you love life, life will love you again".

Charne Vorster Booking Support
Charne Vorster
Booking Support

Charné is a friendly soul and feels that you can always make someone's day a bit better by just giving them a smile and a helping hand. She is a nature lover, in love with physical theater and has a soft spot for animals. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends while having a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. She thinks one should always treat others as you want to be treated yourself and believes to always give your best, and more.

Cherine Swanepoel Booking Support
Cherine Swanepoel
Booking Support

Cherine is originally from a little town called Volksrust and crazy about Cape Town. She has a passion for nature, loves animals, and likes camping, fishing and biking. Cherine is a friendly girl who likes listening and lending a hand.

Chirwin Overmeyer Booking Support
Chirwin Overmeyer
Booking Support

Chirwin believes in “work hard, play hard”. His favourite hobbies include going to the gym and enjoying outdoor adventures. Family means everything to him because they motivate and support him all the way. His motto is: You against yourself.

Claudine Maarman Booking Support
Claudine Maarman
Booking Support

Claudine was born and bred in the West Coast, first St. Helena Bay and later Vredenburg. She spends most of her time with her son, Caellum. She loves the outdoors, except where snakes and spiders are involved. Claudine is very goal-driven and optimistic, hoping to achieve at least five goals in the next 24 months!

Dalene Petersen Booking Support
Dalene Petersen
Booking Support

Dalene Petersen is a mom to two beautiful children. In her spare time she enjoys reading a good book and loves being outdoors, walks on the beach and spending time with her family. Her motto in life is to always treat people as you want to be treated.

Daniël Schönfeldt Booking Support
Daniël Schönfeldt
Booking Support

Daniël is from the North West, but has been in the Cape for more than 10 years. He is a nature lover and loves camping and 4x4 with his wife and children. You will also often find him next to the braai fire, telling ‘dad jokes’. In his spare time he enjoys doing steel and wood work. He has a passion for customer service and he enjoys his job a lot.

Danielle Nagel Booking Support
Danielle Nagel
Booking Support

Daniellé is originally from the Cape, but also grew up on a farm in Vanwyksdorp. She is very creative and works on film sets from time to time. She is a prosthetics and sfx make-up artist. She loves animals, getting to know people, to work with people and to be helpful.

Daria Williams Booking Support
Daria Williams
Booking Support

Daria is originally from the City of Gold: Johannesburg, Hillbrow, but is a Capetonian at heart! She loves meeting new people and taking on new challenges. Daria enjoys visiting wine farms, braaiing and hanging out with friends. She also enjoys a good book from time to time, but at the moment Netflix is getting all her attention.

Dominique Ferreira Booking Support
Dominique Ferreira
Booking Support

Dominique is originally from the Cape. She is a loving person who lives for her family. She is undoubtedly a people person and is always willing to walk the extra mile for anyone. She believes in this saying, 'Live as if there is no tomorrow, so live your life to the fullest.'

Elvona Tamana Booking Support
Elvona Tamana
Booking Support

Elvona originally comes from Bethelsdorp in Port Elizabeth, but has been living in Cape Town for 16 years. She comes from a family of 5, and is blessed to have both her parents, an elder sister and younger brother. She is a mother to 4 year old boy and fiance to a gentleman named Moses. You’ll always find her with a smile on her face. She absolutely loves travelling, but hasn't gotten the chance to do a lot of that lately. However, she has been dancing a lot.

Gerhard Badenhorst Booking Support
Gerhard Badenhorst
Booking Support

Gerhard is totally in love with the mountains of the Cape. Music, art and nature are his inspiration. His motto is: A wave does not stop for a rock in his path.

Ingrid Hassim Booking Support
Ingrid Hassim
Booking Support

Ingrid enjoys travelling. The view of Table Mountain from an airplane window, the ocean during the day and the shimmering lights of the Mother City make her heart skip a beat. She has a great passion for her children, a good book, cooking, good coffee and chocolate. Ingrid always strives for excellence and to make everything that crosses her path better than she found it. Her motto is: “Plant the good, and beauty will flourish”

James Steele Booking Support
James Steele
Booking Support

James is a born and bred Capetonian with a passion for helping people. Originally from a hospitality and restaurant background, James has a strong grounding in customer service. He enjoys playing guitar and recording music in his free time and travelling with his family.

Janeatha Green Booking Support
Janeatha Green
Booking Support

Janeatha is originally from the Cape and loves to enjoy the outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books and spending time with her family and friends. She has a great love for animals and is a people person. She firmly believes in the saying: Just live step by step and take the chance.

Jason Krieger Booking Support
Jason Krieger
Booking Support

Jason is originally from Johannesburg. He loves outdoor activities and baking, he is a nature lover and spends his free time in the gym.

Jo-Ann Du Toit Booking Support
Jo-Ann Du Toit
Booking Support

Jo-ann enjoys moonlight strolls on the beach, participation dances and red roses by the arm full ─ just kidding! She is not a fan of any of those things, except for the dances. More seriously, she loves the outdoors and going on different adventures. Her motto in life is, ''Don't downgrade your dreams to match your reality, upgrade your faith to match your destiny''.

Kimberley Hendricks Booking Support
Kimberley Hendricks
Booking Support

Kimberley grew up in Malmesbury in the beautiful Swartland District. She is obsessed with her pets, Milo, a Maltese Poodle, and Coco, her Calico kitty. She likes reading in her spare time, thoroughly enjoys travelling and is self-proclaimed foodie at heart.

Lee-Anne De Beer Booking Support
Lee-Anne De Beer
Booking Support

Lee-Anne is passionate about exploring South Africa, socializing with friends and family, and long walks on the beach. She often picnics in the Company Gardens with her son, where they feed the squirrels and birds.

Liesl Terblanche Booking Support
Liesl Terblanche
Booking Support

Liesl is originally from Centurion, but found her home in Cape Town in March 2018. She enjoys her life in Cape Town with her husband, Rudi, and her cat, Pixel. She enjoys photographing nature and spending time reading a good book. She dreams of one day visiting Russia and New York.

Lisa-Maria Botes Booking Support
Lisa-Maria Botes
Booking Support

Lisa is a nature lover and she loves to get the adrenaline going. She enjoys having fun on weekends with her family and friends. Tourism has always been her passion and she would really like to tour her own country. She is a very friendly and loving person and she will always walk the extra mile to help people.

Margaretha Kasner Booking Support
Margaretha Kasner
Booking Support

Maggie hails from Cape Town and the sea is her inspiration. She loves her family, her loved ones and the tourism industry is her passion. She always tries to look her best. Her motto is: aim for the moon, and even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Marizaan Claassen Booking Support
Marizaan Claassen
Booking Support

Marizaan enjoys sunsets, long walks on the beach, clichés and sarcasm. She is often found near music, poetry and wine. Her puns are also always intended. Jokes aside, she enjoys winter, singing alone in the car and eating peanut butter from the jar.

Martelle Thiart Booking Support
Martelle Thiart
Booking Support

Martelle is an explorer, nature lover and culture vulture with an undeniable passion for tourism. Spending time in nature and at the seaside are her idea of the perfect holiday. She lives in the Mother City and has the most fun and down-to-earth colleagues on the planet!

Mary Ann Phiri Booking Support
Mary Ann Phiri
Booking Support

Mary is a Capetonian through and through. She really enjoys travelling, jogging, cycling, reading and spending time with family and friends. In her free time she really enjoys giving back to the community by getting involved in volunteering programs.There is nothing more beautiful than being able put a smile on someone's face.

Mayleen Britz Enquiry Consultant
Mayleen Britz
Enquiry Consultant

Morné Van Heerden Customer Service QA
Morné Van Heerden
Customer Service QA

Morne was born and raised in Fochville and he prefers to live in the moment - that's what's important because today's all that matters. His family and his pets are his first priority and he loves to help out at South African Boston Terrier Rescue. Callisthenics is his passion and he can not go one day without it.

Morne Adlem Booking Support
Morne Adlem
Booking Support

Morné is originally from Vredenburg. He is a very friendly person who likes to work with people. He will always go the extra mile to help people. He loves computers and spends his free time with friends.

Naeema Philander Booking Support
Naeema Philander
Booking Support

Naeema loves travelling and when the sun is out you won’t find her at home. She’s an outdoor ladybug and enjoys spending time with her family and putting a smile on other people’s faces.

Nerine Kruger Booking Support
Nerine Kruger
Booking Support

Nerine grew up in Amanzimtoti, but has been living in Cape Town for a decade. She is a vivacious people's person that will go out of her way to help anyone and make them feel loved. Her one year old boy is the apple of her eye life and she adores her family, friends, and pets.

Nicole Conradie Booking Support
Nicole Conradie
Booking Support

Nicole was born in Cape Town. She stayed in Moorreesburg, Johannesburg and Vredendal but Cape Town remains her favourite. She loves working with people, loves the beach, enjoys good movies and music, as well as spending time with family and friends. She enjoys a challenge and is a bit of a perfectionist!

Rene Adams Booking Support
Rene Adams
Booking Support

Rene was born and bred in the vibrant city of Cape Town and fortunate to currently reside on the Atlantic Seaboard. She has the best of both worlds on her doorstep, ocean and mountains. She enjoys the outdoors, therefore weekends are spent meditating, running on the promenade or hiking on our various hiking trails.

Rhona-Leigh Fredericks Enquiry Consultant
Rhona-Leigh Fredericks
Enquiry Consultant

Rhona-Leigh was born and bred in the pearl of the Cape Winelands, Paarl. She loves spending time with her little one, close family and friends and likes to explore new places. She thoroughly enjoys travelling, and absolutely adores nature walks and long strolls on the beach, and is obsessed with sunsets because she believes that it does not matter how bad the day can get, there's always beauty at the end of the day.

Rochelle Ferguson Enquiry Consultant
Rochelle Ferguson
Enquiry Consultant

Rochelle was born in a small quiet town called Heidelberg. She moved to Cape Town when she was two years old. Spending time with family is her absolute favourite. She is a big lover of sport and most importantly loves helping people.

Roxzanne Swanson Booking Support
Roxzanne Swanson
Booking Support

Roxzanne was born in Cape Town and loves this place. Family is important to her and she is always there for them. She likes having her ‘alone time’ because it always does her good. There is nothing better than a walk on the beach to make one feel better after a long day. She’s always ready for a challenge. Roxzanne believes everything happens for a reason and lives life accordingly, ‘life is a marathon, take it easy’.

Ruan Paxton Booking Support
Ruan Paxton
Booking Support

Born in Karl Bremer at 12 seconds after 12:00 on January 1, 2000, Ruan is known as the millennial baby of the year 2000. Ruan is a very friendly and helpful young man. He strives to provide his best service and likes to work with people. In his spare time he likes to find himself in nature by visiting green hiking trails and golden beaches.

Ruchell Herbert Booking Support
Ruchell Herbert
Booking Support

Ruchell was born and raised in the Northern Cape but Cape Town is where she loves staying with her family. She loves spending time with her three daughters and taking her dog for a walk.

Shamima Brett Booking Support
Shamima Brett
Booking Support

Shamima is from a small town called Gansbaai ─ the shark cage diving capital of South Africa. People and Tourism Development has always been a passion of hers and she would love to one day combine the two and tourism big in her home town. When she is not lost in the world of tourism, she enjoys spending my time with her family and friends or mostly binge watching series. She is driven by passion to succeed in everything she sets her mind to.

Sune Smit Booking Support
Sune Smit
Booking Support

Suné was born in Musina and slowly but surely found her way to the Cape. She is very happy so close to the ocean with her friends and family, but a part of her misses the bushveld, giraffes and the sounds of the night. She is very friendly and has a passion for people.

Tanya Brand Booking Support
Tanya Brand
Booking Support

Tanya loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, motorbiking and braaing. She enjoys working with people, learning about cultures and exploring new places. Tanya's passion is travelling locally and enjoying good food.

Theunis Nortje Booking Support
Theunis Nortje
Booking Support

Theunis, or T.C., was born in Caledon, but grew up in Cape Town. After school he moved to Bloemfontein and moved back to Cape Town after completing his studies. He likes sport and traveling in South Africa.

Tihan Mostert Booking Support
Tihan Mostert
Booking Support

Tihan grew up in Durbanville. He likes hiking, camping and a good burger. In his free time, Tihan loves to spend time with friends, sightseeing and working out. His favourite quote is, ''The simple joy of observing with compassion, reveals much about ourselves, and the world''.

Timothy Terblanche Booking Support
Timothy Terblanche
Booking Support

Timothy is originally from Pretoria but grew up on the Cape Peninsula. He loves nature and animals. His idea of the perfect weekend is pitching a tent with his friends next to the ocean or a river. He tries to stay active by surfing and playing some rugby.

Tracey Dennison Booking Support
Tracey Dennison
Booking Support

Tracey loves to explore and visit new places. She is blessed to have had the opportunity to travel and work abroad, but definitely would not trade our gorgeous city. She has two amazing kids and enjoys dancing, singing and experimenting with different recipes. She loves working with customers and different personalities, and is all about positive energy.

Tyrone Swartz Booking Support
Tyrone Swartz
Booking Support

Tyrone has a passion for rugby and likes the Springboks. He tackles his problems head-on. He is also a very friendly person who likes to help people and will always go the extra mile for his guests.

Zaakirah Khan Booking Support
Zaakirah Khan
Booking Support

Zuhancke Louw Enquiry Consultant
Zuhancke Louw
Enquiry Consultant

Properties

Kate Gibbons Head of Properties
Kate Gibbons
Head of Properties

With a passion for people and a love for travel, Kate has found her niche here at Tripco. When not working you will find her taking walks in Tokai Forest, sweating up a storm at CrossFit False Bay or spending time with her husband Rudy, son Stanley, dogs Bella and Busta, her family and friends. She has a keen interest in decor and design and loves keeping up with current trends.

Jean-Pierre Da Fonseca Team Leader: Sales Team
Jean-Pierre Da Fonseca
Team Leader: Sales Team

JP is an avid football fan, but generally enjoys all types of sport. He loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and nothing beats a good braai for him.

Kristin Adams Team Leader: Property Support
Kristin Adams
Team Leader: Property Support

Kristin loves art, especially the art of photography as it allows her to create beautiful pictures and express her views of life. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and meeting new people. She has a serious passion for food, especially "braais". One day she hopes to pack her bags and travel to most parts of South America.

Llewellyn Williams Team Leader: Property On-Boarding
Llewellyn Williams
Team Leader: Property On-Boarding

Llewellyn is a citizen of the world. Cape Town is his home, the world is his playground. Food and travel are his passions.

Carlynne Aspeling Property Support Consultant
Carlynne Aspeling
Property Support Consultant

Carlynne is a nature enthusiast with a significant love for animals and conservation and has travelled Southern Africa extensively as a registered tour guide. She is an extrovert and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Christie Durant Property On-Boarding Consultant
Christie Durant
Property On-Boarding Consultant

Christie is originally from Durban, and has spent the last 9 years living in London, where she has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe, and other parts of the world. She loves exploring new places, spending time at the beach, listening to music, reading, and anything creative.

Courtney Davis Property Support Consultant
Courtney Davis
Property Support Consultant

Courtney thinks of herself as enthusiastic and kind. Her passions include dancing, yoga and nutritious food. Her family and friends are extremely important to her, and she believes that if everyone did a bit of volunteering every month, the world would be a better place.

Dianke Endrich Property On-Boarding Consultant
Dianke Endrich
Property On-Boarding Consultant

Dianke is originally from Vredenburg, but lived in Gansbaai for some time. She enjoys drawing, is always looking for a new adventure and loves the outdoors, computer games, reading and cycling. She enjoys a braai and spending time with her family and as well as playing pranks!

Gerry Van Wyk New Listings Consultant
Gerry Van Wyk
New Listings Consultant

Originally from Cape Town, Gerry is an avid musician, creative mind, sports fanatic, and graphic design enthusiast. His life revolves around his beautiful wife and their 2 superheroes that ensure he's a champion hide-and-seek player on a daily basis. He's also a keen believer that pineapple belongs on pizza

Ilana de Beer Property Support Consultant
Ilana de Beer
Property Support Consultant

Ilana is an innovative and creative thinker. She loves anything with an artistic vibe and spends most of her free time creating, travelling, and listing to music. She strives to bring out the best in the people around her and if you are looking for her, you will find her at a music festival in the middle of nowhere.

Junior Kitching Property Support Consultant
Junior Kitching
Property Support Consultant

Junior is a fireball with lots of energy. He always goes the extra mile with a big smile. He loves making conversation and making others happy. He is from a small town on the West Coast and is down to earth and easy to get along with.

Katie Cowan Property On-Boarding Consultant
Katie Cowan
Property On-Boarding Consultant

Katie loves experiencing new places and she has travelled extensively throughout Africa, as well as other parts of the world. In her spare time she loves to curl up with a good book, watch TV or spend time with her three dogs. She is also a qualified field guide and enjoys spending time roughing it in the bush.

Lance Albertyn Property Sales Consultant
Lance Albertyn
Property Sales Consultant

Lance is an outgoing individual with a huge focus on self-improvement. His hobbies include fitness, sport, DJ-ing and supporting Liverpool Football Club. His most important priority is his amazing family, the ladies in his life ─ his two daughters and his beautiful wife, who inspire him daily.

Ludwig Endrich Property Sales Consultant
Ludwig Endrich
Property Sales Consultant

Ludwig was born in Namibia, but he hails from Velddrif. He loves spending time outdoors! Ludwig is an avid cricket and rugby supporter, he enjoys playing golf and he is a real people’s person. He enjoys having a braai or fun evening with good friends. Ludwig is very friendly and down-to-earth and he will always go the extra mile to help people or be a shoulder to cry on. His motto in life is “Hakuna Matata” and to live life to the fullest every day.

Monica De Gouveia Property On-Boarding Consultant
Monica De Gouveia
Property On-Boarding Consultant

Monica is a passionate and positive person that always strives to be greater today than she was yesterday. She loves the outdoors as well as indoors, especially when it comes to shopping malls. She enjoys being in the company of friends and family as much as possible. After living in London for two years she finally realised that there is no place like home right here in South Africa.

Nicol Klopper Property Support Consultant
Nicol Klopper
Property Support Consultant

Nicol grew up in Bloemfontein, where he studied BCom Marketing. He is an energetic person and loves boxing, playing guitar and travelling. He is a dog lover and he is currently trying to teach his dog to surf. His motto in life is "vergeet die lemoene en trek aan jou skoene".

Nicole Lawrence Property Support Consultant
Nicole Lawrence
Property Support Consultant

At 28, she is the meeting point of all opposites. She is a crazy creative and a weirdo of the highest caliber ─ a true chameleon.

Nusrat Parker Property Support Consultant
Nusrat Parker
Property Support Consultant

Nusrat, originally from Paarl, loves to read and write, listen to music, art, and being outdoors. She enjoys a good laugh, good food, as well as cooking and baking. She loves spending time with those closest to her, enjoys a good movie and adores animals.

Sunelle Olivier Property Support Consultant
Sunelle Olivier
Property Support Consultant

Sunelle is originally from Velddrif and she has a hospitality background working at BON Hotels and, more recently, Village n Life trading at the Farmhouse Hotel. Working with people is her passion. She enjoys spending time with family and friends or summer days on the beach. She is definitely a “glass-half-full-person”.

Finance & Accounts

Frans-Hendrick Joubert Head of Finance
Frans-Hendrick Joubert
Head of Finance

Entrepreneur at heart, beancounter by day, musician at night ─ Frans has a passion for high-growth tech companies and helping them scale. He also enjoys travelling, birding, a good glass of Stellenbosch red wine and spending quality time with his wife, family and friends.

Lizl Fortuin Head of Accounts
Lizl Fortuin
Head of Accounts

With more than 10 years’ experience in admin & finance, Lizl enjoys working with people to find ways of making life easier.

Chantell Vaughan Accounts Assistant
Chantell Vaughan
Accounts Assistant

Chantell is passionate about the travel industry and her job. She enjoys travelling, exploring new places, reading and cooking (when she has time)!

Chrystal Anthony Senior Accountant
Chrystal Anthony
Senior Accountant

Chrystal is originally from Robertson ─ the wine valley. She studied at the North West University in Potchefstroom which added to her Afrikaans culture. She loves all things flowers and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Faiza Saliem Collections Consultant
Faiza Saliem
Collections Consultant

Faiza was born in Cape Town and grew up in a little fishing village called Kalk Bay. She has a passion for the travel industry and has visited four countries in Europe. She loves the ocean, a good book, and spending time with loved ones.

Janine Swart Accounts Assistant
Janine Swart
Accounts Assistant

Janine has an appetite for adventure, but also enjoys a good read or some delicious seafood. When she's not walking her dog "Teddy", she socializes by the pool or braai.

Tina Sardo Bookkeeper
Tina Sardo
Bookkeeper

Tina is in the accounts department and loves anything to do with figures or maths. Her free time is spent with family and friends and loves being in the great outdoors.

Office Support

Charné Opperman HR Manager
Charné Opperman
HR Manager

Charne is originally from Pretoria but is now settled in Paarl. She studied Industrial Psychology at Stellenbosch University, where her passion for the relationship between people and business developed. She loves camping, spending time in the bush and doing adventures on weekends.

Marosane Hutchinson Personal Assistant & Office Administrator
Marosane Hutchinson
Personal Assistant & Office Administrator

Marosane is a mom of 2 beautiful, busy boys. She loves the simple things in life, like spending time with her family, a glass of good wine, good food made simply, a well brewed cup of coffee and anything that contains cinnamon. She has a real passion for travel and aviation.

Princess Balasana Office Caretaker
Princess Balasana
Office Caretaker

Princess plays an important role in the TravelGround and LekkeSlaap Team. She is responsible for keeping the office clean and tidy. She has a keen interest in every staff member and often joins in the conversation with her colleagues over lunchtime. She always has a smile on her face and nothing is ever too much for her to handle.

Vivian Wessel Office Caretaker
Vivian Wessel
Office Caretaker

Vivian is originally from Alice in the Eastern Cape, but has been living in Cape Town for the last 8 years. She has two girls (8 and 22). She loves a traditional South African braai, singing, and spending time at her church.

Yoliswa Takatshanana Office Caretaker
Yoliswa Takatshanana
Office Caretaker

Yoliswa is a valued member of the TravelGround and LekkeSlaap team. Being a mother herself, she’s quite at home looking after our staff of over 50; and is as quick to laugh and join in on stories of weekend fun, as she is to scold a team member for interfering with her office work.

Marketing & Content

Gerriline Fouche Head of Marketing
Gerriline Fouche
Head of Marketing

Gerriline is originally from Vredendal on the border of the Namaqualand, but is now settled in the suburbs of Bloubergstrand. She studied BA Law at Stellenbosch University, where the Afrikaans & Dutch Department fed her passion for the Afrikaans language, literature and culture. After finishing an honours degree in Afrikaans & Dutch in 2017, Gerriline bid adieu to her student life in the Cape Winelands and now enjoys her life in the Mother City.

Adriëtte Le Roux Team Leader: Content Coordinator
Adriëtte Le Roux
Team Leader: Content Coordinator

Adriëtte is an old soul. She adores her friends and family, cannot pass a dog or cat without striking up a chat with it, loves painting and cooking and gladly works in the garden until dark. After a brief stint in teaching and publishing, she joined the team to allow for more creative expression and because she loves to travel locally. As a lover of languages she believes that a harsh truth can always be said in a kinder way and that there is something to be learned from every person we meet ─ if we just care to ask.

Daniëlle Terblanche Team Leader: Administrative
Daniëlle Terblanche
Team Leader: Administrative

Daniëlle is a Cape Town girl who likes laughing, drinking coffee and taking pictures of pretty things. Anything in nature is an adventure for her, especially the beach and mountains. She enjoys exploring new places and sharing it with people. Travelling is food to her soul and she will spend her last cents on it. Danielle feels life is too short to drink bad coffee and red wine and that is why she's constantly searching for places where she can drink good coffee and red wine. She loves Afrikaans and can spend her days reading a book.

Bea Lingenfelder Language Practitioner & Copywriter
Bea Lingenfelder
Language Practitioner & Copywriter

Since high school, Bea’s passion for creative writing started to bloom and after she completed her Honours Degree in Journalism at the University of Stellenbosch, her love for languages, photography and good coffee just kept growing. She has to pet every dog ​​she sees and dreams about having a sunny house by the sea.

Janke Van Schalkwyk Language Practitioner
Janke Van Schalkwyk
Language Practitioner

Janke grew up in the Free State and then exchanged the plains for the Boland where she first studied Drama in Stellenbosch and then completed her Honours in Afrikaans and Dutch. She loves travelling, going to rock concerts and watching the sun set. She especially loves her cat and poetry. If she could travel anywhere in the world, it's Valencia in Spain. Otherwise, she spends most of her time around a braai fire with friends, even though she is a vegetarian.

Lisa Croeser Language Practitioner & Copywriter
Lisa Croeser
Language Practitioner & Copywriter

Lisa is all the way from Namibia and studied at Stellenbosch University. She is an animal lover and spends most of her time reading. If she’s not enjoying time with her family, she loves writing and listening to music. She has a love for languages and tries to learn something new about languages every day.

Mika Stanvliet Language Practitioner
Mika Stanvliet
Language Practitioner

Mika is a creative and spontaneous individual. She finds pleasure in simple things such as words, cats, books and tea and it is difficult for her to turn down a glass of good red wine. Independent and hardworking, she enjoys singing loudly albeit off-key, gardening and board games. She is also an avid collector of any light blue kitchenware which matches her hand-painted fridge and retro toaster.

Nanje Lourens Language Practitioner & Copywriter
Nanje Lourens
Language Practitioner & Copywriter

Nanje is from Somerset West and just finished her Postgraduate Diploma in Translation at Stellenbosch University. She loves travelling, camping, reading, the Afrikaans language and singing in her car when no one can hear her. Her biggest dream is to explore the English countryside and to visit a Scottish castle. And lastly, she has a lot of time for her family, her friends and her cat.

Nina Fouché Language Practitioner & Copywriter
Nina Fouché
Language Practitioner & Copywriter

Nina is originally from Worcester but spent the past seven years in Stellenbosch studying, working and drinking wine. Here she completed her Honors in English at the University of Stellenbosch. She recently swapped the Cape Winelands for Cape Town and is looking forward to discovering new places. She is passionate about reading and chatting to the online book community. She is not one for long walks on the beach, but likes to walk through antique shops looking for books, clothes and art.

Willemien Olivier Language Practitioner
Willemien Olivier
Language Practitioner

Willemien grew up in the Free State and completed her honours in Translation Studies after travelling Korea, China, Mongolia and a few other latitudinal degrees. Besides her love for travel she spends most of her free time with her family. Another love in her life is her garden and “roos-kinders” as she calls them.

Product & Engineering

Bilal Mirza Head of Engineering
Bilal Mirza
Head of Engineering

Bilal is from a small town in Botswana on the footsteps of Okavango Delta. He moved to Cape Town to become an engineer. He loves reading history, biography books and articles on recent technologies. He likes good food, the latest gadgets, and claims to be Batman!

Federico Lorenzi DevOps Engineer
Federico Lorenzi
DevOps Engineer

Hardcore pop culture ninja. Travel fan. Web aficionado. Music maven. Social media lover. - Probably on a plane right now.

Ian Whelan QA Engineer
Ian Whelan
QA Engineer

Ian is a huge sports fan ─ Manchester United, Ferrari Formula 1 team and the Stormers are some of his favourites. He enjoys travelling locally and abroad, and discovering new wine farms is a passion of his along with the eternal search for the ultimate spicy chicken wing! He is a born and bred Capetonian, a collector of tattoos, and happily married. He also has two dachshunds.

Ian Grant Software Engineer
Ian Grant
Software Engineer

Ian is an avid technology enthusiast who spends much of his free time keeping up to date with the latest in self-driving cars, machine learning and smart-home technology. As an engineer at heart, he loves taking things apart to find how they work, regardless of whether he can put them back together. In his free time, he can be found reading a book, dancing or enjoying a glass of red wine.

Kelsey Hilton Software Engineer
Kelsey Hilton
Software Engineer

Kelsey was born in Cape Town and lived in both Cape Town and Johannesburg growing up. She loves animals (literally ALL of them) and wouldn’t miss an opportunity to take her dogs for a walk in the sunshine. Any day with friends and family is a day well spent. An engineer by studies, Kelsey decided she needed a new challenge and opted for the developer’s life (and loving it so far!).

Lara Aras Software Engineer
Lara Aras
Software Engineer

Lara was born in Turkey and grew up in Cape Town. She completed her studies in Socio Informatics and Information Systems Management at Stellenbosch University. She welcomes a challenge and loves solving complicated problems at work. Outside of work, she loves experimenting in the kitchen, taking care of her succulent collection, and spending time with animals.

Lucia Daly Software Engineer
Lucia Daly
Software Engineer

Lucia was born and raised in the heart of Cape Town. She matriculated at Jan Van Riebeeck and completed her studies in Computer Science and Information Systems Management at Stellenbosch University. She is deeply passionate about designing and building applications that are focused on optimising the user experience. In her free time, you’ll find her watering her houseplants, building Spotify playlists and spending time with her friends and family. While building her technical craft, she hopes to one day lead a team and design a product of her own that enriches peoples’ lives.

Lucy Lloyd Software Engineer
Lucy Lloyd
Software Engineer

Lucy escaped the halls of academia after discovering the pleasure of writing clean code. Outside of work, she spends time gardening (with little success), shopping for antique furniture and trying to stop her daughter from harassing her cats.

Martin Smit Software Engineer
Martin Smit
Software Engineer

Martin was born in Centurion but spent most of his schooldays in Durbanville. After studying Socio Informatics at the University of Stellenbosch he joined the Joburg e-commerce scene. This is where he discovered the rush of getting online customers to click “add to cart” by streamlining the user experience. After 3 years in the fast lane he is happy to be back in beautiful Cape Town where “tomorrow” is defined as “another day”. He and his girlfriend are the proud owners of Phantom (a black cat) and Lilly (a Yorkie). Among his favourite pastimes are competitive gaming, wine tasting, and good times next to the braai with his friends.

Max Van der Merwe Software Engineer
Max Van der Merwe
Software Engineer

Max has a passion for technology, music, and trail running. He can be found on a mountain, at a concert, or wine tasting with mates in his free time.

Robyn Wright Software Engineer
Robyn Wright
Software Engineer

Robyn has a love for developing and bug fixing. In her free time she can be found hiking, canoeing or hanging out with her adorable niece.

Stephen Temple Software Engineer
Stephen Temple
Software Engineer

Stephen was born and raised in Cape Town and hopes to spend the rest of his life here! He studied a business degree at UCT specializing in Computer Science and Statistics and has just begun working in the ‘real world’. He loves travelling, whether it's around beautiful South Africa or exploring the rest of the world. His other hobbies include wildlife photography, any sport (both playing and watching) and reading.

Directors

Jonathan Womersley Director
Jonathan Womersley
Director

Jonathan has a background in commerce and engineering. He enjoys working at this amazing company!

Marcel Van De Ghinste Director
Marcel Van De Ghinste
Director

Marcel loves internet marketing, UI & conversion. Loves working at a high-growth company. Loves holidays. Loves his family most of all.

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