Meet the Team
Jurgens Liebenberg Head of Customer Service
Jurgens LiebenbergHead 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 KastoorTeam 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 Booking Support: Team Leader
Chanel SchönfeldtBooking Support: Team Leader
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 Booking Support: Team Leader
Johane Van EedenBooking Support: Team Leader
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 Booking Support: Team Leader
Tanya HarrisBooking Support: Team Leader
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 Booking Support: Team Leader
Thandeka QanguleBooking Support: Team Leader
An avid reader and an aspiring blogger! Thandeka is very passionate about people and loves to laugh.
Alyssa Coetzee Booking Support
Alyssa CoetzeeBooking 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 InghamBooking 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.
Bradley Swail Booking Support
Bradley SwailBooking 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 PitoutBooking 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 VorsterBooking 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 SwanepoelBooking 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.
Claudette De Clercq Booking Support
Claudette De ClercqBooking Support
Claudette is originally from Pretoria and recently moved to Cape Town. It has always been her dream to live in Cape Town. She loves the beach, dogs and new challenges. She is a very compassionate and friendly person.
Dalene Petersen Booking Support
Dalene PetersenBooking 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.
Dominique Ferreira Booking Support
Dominique FerreiraBooking 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.'
Elindi Nagy Booking Support
Elindi NagyBooking Support
Elindi grew up in the small town of Beaufort West in the Karoo. She moved to Cape Town for her studies in the hospitality industry and that’s when Cape Town stole her heart. She is a family person and will never be able to survive without her pets. Elindi was drawn by the hospitality industry because it would allow her to work with people. She loves people and won’t survive alone. Putting a smile on someone’s face gives her a warm feeling.
Elvona Tamana Booking Support
Elvona TamanaBooking 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.
Gaynor Clayton Booking Support
Gaynor ClaytonBooking Support
Gaynor was born and bred in Cape Town. She enjoys being surrounded by nature and spending time with friends and family. Her favourite getaway spot is anywhere along the coast, including the winelands.
Gerhard Badenhorst Booking Support
Gerhard BadenhorstBooking 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 HassimBooking 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 SteeleBooking 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 GreenBooking 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.
Juandri Janse van Vuuren Booking Support
Juandri Janse van VuurenBooking Support
Juandri is originally from Pretoria, but sees the Cape as her home. She is a total nature lover and loves to be outdoors. One of the many things she enjoys doing is spending time on the beach and of course to hang out with friends. She also enjoys baking and learning new things. She has always had a passion for going the extra mile and always aims to help where she can.
Junior Kitching Booking Support
Junior KitchingBooking Support
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.
Kimberley Hendricks Booking Support
Kimberley HendricksBooking 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 BeerBooking 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 TerblancheBooking 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 BotesBooking 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 KasnerBooking 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 ClaassenBooking 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 ThiartBooking 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 PhiriBooking 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.
Morné Van Heerden Enquiry Consultant
Morné Van HeerdenEnquiry Consultant
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 AdlemBooking 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.
Nadia Bruiners Booking Support
Nadia BruinersBooking Support
Nadia is married and a mom to two super awesome little girls. Her love for travel has brought her into the travel industry since 2007. She has worked for Delta Airlines, British Airways, (local and domestic ticketing) and Kulula.com (Comair Ltd.). She also taught Speech and Drama, working with little ones aged between 2 and 12 years old. She is an avid reader and love a good crime thriller!
Naeema Philander Booking Support
Naeema PhilanderBooking 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 KrugerBooking 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 ConradieBooking 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!
Renaldi Van Huyssteen Booking Support
Renaldi Van HuyssteenBooking Support
Renaldi is from the small town of Upington and has lived and worked there for most of her adult life. She is a kind soul that lives to see other people happy and that is why she has been in customer service for almost 10 years. She is extremely artsy and loved to spend her free time being crafty and taking photos.
Rene Adams Booking Support
Rene AdamsBooking 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 FredericksEnquiry 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.
Shamima Brett Booking Support
Shamima BrettBooking 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 SmitBooking 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.
Tamrin Beukes Booking Support
Tamrin BeukesBooking Support
Tamrin comes from a relatively small town called Upington, moved to the Cape due to studies in the hospitality industry and the Cape stole her heart. The hospitality industry is her one happy place where she can truly express herself and work with many interesting people. Things she values highly is spending time with friends and family and outdoor drives with her better half. She strongly believes in customer service and going that extra mile for her guests to make their experience an enjoyable and memorable one.
Theunis Nortje Booking Support
Theunis NortjeBooking 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.
Timothy Terblanche Booking Support
Timothy TerblancheBooking 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.
Xanthé Vorster Enquiry Consultant
Xanthé VorsterEnquiry Consultant
Originally from Durban, but having lived in Cape Town for the past four years, Cape Town has kept her interest the longest. Xanthé is well travelled and has worked at some of the top hotels and guesthouses in the country - both inland and coastal. She is very creative, always willing to help and go the extra mile, and she loves music, art and her cats.
Zaakirah Khan Booking Support
Zaakirah KhanBooking Support
Marketing & Content
Gerriline Fouche Head of Marketing
Gerriline FoucheHead 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 Content Team Leader: Content Coordinator
Adriëtte Le RouxContent Team Leader: Content Coordinator
Adriëtte completed her BA in Language and Culture at Stellenbosch University in 2013, majoring in Afrikaans and Dutch, English Studies and History. The following year she did her Post Graduate Certificate in Education while working as a tutor in the Afrikaans Language Acquisition Department at Stellenbosch. After a few years teaching high school Afrikaans and History, she joined our content team as a language practitioner, translator and blogger.
Danielle Terblanche Content Team Leader: Administrative
Danielle TerblancheContent Team Leader: Administrative
Danielle 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.
Ingrid Heydenrych Language Practitioner & Copy Writer
Ingrid HeydenrychLanguage Practitioner & Copy Writer
Ingrid completed her Honours in Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University and insists that her dissertation is the answer to the climate crisis. She enjoys going to concerts with her friends, watching art movies at obscure theatres and sitting alone in a garden with a book for hours. Ingrid's biggest dream is to one day stay have a garden big enough for a bunch of dogs to run around in. Until she achieves that dream, she convinces herself every week that she will go to boxing classes, but only manages to do yoga once a week.
Janke Van Schalkwyk Language Practitioner
Janke Van SchalkwykLanguage 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 CroeserLanguage 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 StanvlietLanguage 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 LourensLanguage 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.
Kate Gibbons Head of Establishments & Content
Kate GibbonsHead of Establishments & Content
With a passion for people and a love for travel, Kate has found her niche here at TravelGround and LekkeSlaap. When not working you will find her taking walks in Tokai Forest, sweating up a storm at CrossFit or chilling with her mates. She has a keen interest in decor and design and loves keeping up with current trends.
Bernadette Van Schalkwyk New Listings Consultant
Bernadette Van SchalkwykNew Listings Consultant
Originally from the Karoo, Bernadette moved to the Cape almost 10 years ago. She loves good food, good music, reading, watching movies and series and relaxing with her other half and our 5 furkids. She adores all animals and if she could, she would buy a farm and fill it with animals! Bernadette is currently busy studying for her BA in Linguistics.
Carlynne Aspeling Establishment Support
Carlynne AspelingEstablishment Support
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 New Listings Consultant
Christie DurantNew Listings 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 Establishment Support
Courtney DavisEstablishment Support
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 Establishment Support
Dianke EndrichEstablishment Support
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!
Ilana de Beer Establishment Support
Ilana de BeerEstablishment Support
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.
Jean-Pierre Da Fonseca Team Leader: Sales Team
Jean-Pierre Da FonsecaTeam 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.
Katie Cowan New Listings Consultant
Katie CowanNew Listings 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.
Kristin Adams Establishment Support: Team Leader
Kristin AdamsEstablishment Support: Team Leader
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.
Lance Albertyn Sales Consultant
Lance AlbertynSales 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.
Llewellyn Williams New Listings Consultant: Team Leader
Llewellyn WilliamsNew Listings Consultant: Team Leader
Llewellyn is a citizen of the world. Cape Town is his home, the world is his playground. Food and travel are his passions.
Ludwig Endrich Sales Consultant
Ludwig EndrichSales 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 New Listings Consultant
Monica De GouveiaNew Listings 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 Establishment Support
Nicol KlopperEstablishment Support
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".
Nicolene Venter Establishment Support
Nicolene VenterEstablishment Support
Nicolene was born in Windhoek. From there she moved around quite a bit and then settled down in Cape Town. Nicolene has been living here for more than 10 years. She’s a very loyal person and very true to herself. She keeps her family and friends close to her heart and will do pretty much anything for them. Her biggest love is her daughter. You can always ask her for help as she will help wherever she can and if it’s in her capacity to do so.
Nicolette Siebritz Sales Consultant
Nicolette SiebritzSales Consultant
Nicolette loves reading, she could get lost in a bookshop. She also loves making eastern food. She has an awesome husband, 4 kids and pets. Nicolette generally loves spending time with her family and creating wonderful memories, whether it’s camping as a family or just spending time playing board games.
Nusrat Parker Establishment Support
Nusrat ParkerEstablishment Support
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.
Pieter Wolhüter New Listings Consultant
Pieter WolhüterNew Listings Consultant
Pieter is from the picturesque Free State and exchanged it all for the beautiful landscapes of Cape Town. He is a professional photographer with a passion for character and creatures. It is his dream to travel the world and experience the adventures it has to offer.
Roxanne Wareley New Listings Consultant
Roxanne WareleyNew Listings Consultant
Roxanne loves reading, meeting new people and is a good listener. She likes helping people and wants to travel the world.
Shelley Swart Establishment Support
Shelley SwartEstablishment Support
Shelley has an amazing husband and the most precious son, Connor Jo! She loves baking, making things and in all feels like a typical mother hen be it at home or at work!
Sunelle Olivier Establishment Support
Sunelle OlivierEstablishment Support
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”.
Marosane Hutchinson HR/Operations Manager
Marosane HutchinsonHR/Operations Manager
Marosane strives to give the best version of herself in every aspect of her life and in so doing, inspire other people to give the best of themselves. It brings her joy to see people grow and develop into the best version of themselves. When not at work, you will find her spending time with her family. She has a passion for travel and aviation and enjoys good wine, good food and good coffee.
Princess Balasana Office Caretaker
Princess BalasanaOffice 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 WesselOffice 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 TakatshananaOffice 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.
Lizl Fortuin Head of Accounts
Lizl FortuinHead 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 VaughanAccounts Assistant
Chantell is passionate about the travel industry and her job. She enjoys travelling, exploring new places, reading and cooking (when she has time)!
Faiza Saliem Collections Consultant
Faiza SaliemCollections 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 SwartAccounts 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 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.
Adrian Hayes Development Team Manager
Adrian HayesDevelopment Team Manager
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I spent 3 years in London where I met my South African wife Lauren. We moved to CT in 2016, married in 2017 and currently enjoying the quality of life here. I love old cars, keeping fit and exploring the Western Cape on long weekends with my wife.
Bilal Mirza Software Developer - Technical Lead
Bilal MirzaSoftware Developer - Technical Lead
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 Developer
Hardcore pop culture ninja. Travel fan. Web aficionado. Music maven. Social media lover. - Probably on a plane right now.
Ian Whelan Software Tester
Ian WhelanSoftware Tester
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 Developer
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 Developer
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!).
Lucy Lloyd Developer
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 Developer
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.
Stephen Temple Developer
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.
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 GhinsteDirector
Marcel loves internet marketing, UI & conversion. Loves working at a high-growth company. Loves holidays. Loves his family most of all.