Albatros Africa

General Manager
Southern Africa

Annelise Bothma

I travelled extensively for three years after graduating. My travel experiences in Europe definitely piqued my interest in the travel industry. Upon returning to South Africa, I had the wonderful opportunity to join Albatros Travel, as the Financial Manager. I thoroughly enjoy working at Albatros Travel and it gives me great pleasure to be part of the Albatros Family.

The coastline, wildlife, the people – we love the multi-cultural diversity of experiences South Africa has to offer – and we are thrilled about every opportunity to explore the hidden gems of our country.

Annelise recommends:

Nelson Mandela’s Africa Tour – a best seller!!! You can travel from one province to the next and be totally blown away every time by the beauty and diversity of our country.

International Department

Albatros Africa

Operations Manager
International Department

Melanie Nel

I was born in Cape Town and have travelled all over South Africa, with visits to the neighbouring countries, e.g. Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia and Malawi.

Southern Africa has so much to offer to our visitors, from different cultures, beaches, mountains, wildlife, vast open space, food & wine, etc. I’m passionate about what I do and love putting together a holiday which was always a dream, and now has become an awesome reality. Receiving great feedback from our clients and who are looking to book their next holiday through Albatros Travel, always puts a huge smile on my face. Happy Travelling!!

Melanie recommends:

There is so much to see and experience in South Africa from the great weather, lovely beaches, different cultures, history, to the wildlife. A visit to South Africa is not the same if not stopping off in Cape Town, with a trip up Table Mountain (one of the 7 wonders of the world) or a visit to Robben Island, and ending your holiday with a safari to spot the Big 5. And don’t forget the red dunes, salt pans, deadvlei and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, another must when visiting Southern Africa.

Albatros Africa

Product Manager
Southern Africa

Miriam Carow

Before coming to South Africa in 2007, I lived and worked in Germany, Denmark and USA.

What I enjoy most about the Travel industry is the opportunity to connect with people from around the globe and to explore new travel destinations.

At Albatros, I am responsible to manage and further grow our product portfolio for our international guests.

In my free time, I love being out in nature: weather it is walk on the beach, yoga at sunrise or exploring the beautiful scenery of the winelands, South Africa has so much to offer for nature lovers. When on safari, I enjoy watching baby elephants playing and stargazing.

Albatros Africa

Tour Consultant
Southern Africa

Thobile Nzima

I am a vibrant, friendly and very meticulous person who loves the outdoors and nature. I have a passion for people, learning and experiencing different cultures and languages as well as sustainable and responsible travel. Currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality, I thrive on knowing that I can offer clients the best of Southern Africa through the education I have acquired as well as travel experiences I have had around this beautiful part of the world. For me, excellence is not a goal but rather a standard which I apply in all I do as such clients rest assured that they are in safe hands when they travel with us!

Thobile recommends:

Cape Town and Victoria Falls – these two destinations, in my opinion, are the gems of Southern Africa. Cape Town has something to offer for everyone; one may perhaps describe it as a destination of a million thrills! The Victoria Falls are simply one of the most spectacular sights in Southern Africa and without doubt a natural wonder of the world.

Albatros Africa

Tour Consultant
Southern Africa

Nadine de Lange

I wasn’t born and bred in Cape Town; my ancestry lies in the Eastern Cape, I do consider myself a Capetonian through and through. As a child I remember taking road trips every June and December holidays to visit the family in East London. This is where my love of travel stems from. As a South African, I am privileged to be able to engage with locals of many different cultures as well. I love travelling and finding hidden gems in South Africa. I really enjoy turning people’s holiday dreams into reality.

I would describe my perfect holiday as a road trip on the picturesque Garden Route. It is nice to experience Cape Town in the overseas traveler’s eye and even though I was born in Cape Town, I am still amazed at the magnificent view of Table Mountain on a cloudless day.

Nadine recommends:

You will love this unique safari to Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia, with Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park, including an exclusive safari cruise on the Chobe River.

Denmark Department

Albatros Africa

Operations Manager
ADTK

Angelique Jordaan

I enjoy working with and meeting people from different backgrounds and ethnicities. I enjoy travelling and experiencing rare and unique customs and traditions the world has to offer.

Working at Albatros is truly, very satisfying – I love going the extra mile and help clients experience their dream holiday destination to the fullest.

I have travelled broadly in and around South Africa, and my best holiday destination is undoubtedly camping at the seaside with family. I still enjoy doing all the tourist activities Cape Town has to offer. Driving alongside the coastline on a summer’s day is absolutely blissful.

Angelique recommends:

Nelson Mandela’s Africa Tour – a best seller!!! You can travel from one province to the next and be totally blown away every time by the beauty and diversity of our country.

Albatros Africa

Denmark Product Coordinator
ADTK

Kathleen De Bruyn

Classifies herself as an earth child, born in South Africa but half of her has the Irish flair. She love nature’s offerings and will spend as much time as possible enjoying the precious gifts of life. She enjoys trail walking and pushing herself to the limit in all aspects and loves meeting new people and spending time with her family of which she has two beautiful children.

Her dream destination is definitely the hidden wonders of the world in which she is discovering on her destinations through Albatros, and one day it would be her dream to travel to Croatia. Her life quote to the world would be: “Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.

Albatros Africa

Handler
ADTK

Mishka Jacobs 

With nearly 15 years of experience in the Travel industry, I still get great satisfaction doing my day job. I have worked with many lovely, interesting people and have travelled to Malaysia many times. I have toured extensively locally and even though I have not travelled the world, I feel Cape Town (my home)  is the absolute best place to be. We have beautiful weather even in winter, spectacular beaches and so many, many other places to see. We have awesome cultural diversity which lets you enjoy many varied entertainments, like the ”Kaapse Klopse” singing during New year’s eve, or Cape Town Jazz Festival and many more.

Mishka recommends:

I still haven’t seen everything and  I still get blown away by its beauty, diversity, and culture. There is always a surprise and something new to learn about this Country

Albatros Africa

Administration Consultant

ATDK

Adelle Slabbert

Born and bred in a small town in the middle of the Northern Cape; the love of South Africa is forever in my blood. We have a saying that once the sand of the Kalahari is in your shoes you will never get rid of it and nothing can be truer. You will fall in love with this beautiful country as soon as you step off the airplane and you will want to come back year after year.

Adelle recommends:

The beautiful Cape Town is a must see but what few people realize is that the beauty of KwaZulu Natal is worth a visit. The vast plains in the north, the endless beaches and the rich history will make this a must-see destination for anyone.

Albatros Africa

Fly Team Consultant
Southern Africa

Izetta Cloete

Izetta is a Capetonian born and bred. She loves baking and her chocolate brownies are well known.

She loves offering assistance and will help no matter what the task.

Izetta is an extrovert and loves meeting new people. She has been in the Travel Industry for most of her professional career and despite venturing into new avenues and paths; she always comes back to her first love – Travel.

She enjoys road trips and spending time with family and friends around good food and good conversation.

Albatros Africa

Fly Team Consultant
Southern Africa

Saskia Lowe

Born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa she moved to Cape Town in 1995

to be with her now Namibian/German husband. Even though very German in her ways she is proudly South African. Takes her work seriously and with pride.

Saskia was fortunate to travel a lot while growing up with her favorite destination being Berlin. Lufthansa is part of her family seeing that her mother, brother, husband and herself worked for them for many years. Her ultimate dream is to visit Tuscany.

The scenery is breathtaking as well as she LOVES Italian food and wine.

Honeyguide Department

Albatros Africa

Revenue Manager
Honeyguide Tented Camps

Liezel Witbooi

I enjoy travelling to different countries and immersing myself in the local culture especially the food.

I am a person of strong beliefs who feels that South Africa is a wonderful place to enjoy with a vast array of interesting different cultures, spectacular sights and deliciously prepared meals.

With many many years in the hospitality industry I am still very passionate that I get to facilitate our guests holiday experiences in my little way.

Albatros Africa

Tour Consultant
Honeyguide Tented Camps

Robyn Africa

When I was young, I always had a passion for travel. Even if it was a trip to the nearby beach on a hot summer’s day. I loved every bit of experience travel could offer me. Until I turned 18 and had an opportunity to travel overseas to Cambodia, Scotland, England and even lived in the USA for a couple of years. I witnessed how many people lived a different life that I did as I grew up in the heart of Cape Town. Since then I decided to make a career out of what I love. Assisting people to experience their dream and tick off another accomplishment from their bucket list. Today I am part of a team who assist people to experience our country at its best.

Robyn recommends:

I always enjoy good Wine Farms in the Winelands district. A quick 2-hour drive along the coast to Paternoster or Langebaan and enjoy delicious seafood with friends and family. Spending a few nights in the Garden Route, my favourite stop-over is Victoria Bay; a small cove along the coast of George. A 2- or 3-night stay in the Kruger National Park and enjoy wildlife in its most beautiful natural form. Finally – the Mother City!

Accounts Department

Albatros Africa

Accountant
Southern Africa

Trymore Hove 

Growing up in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, it was inevitable for me to develop a passion for the tourism industry. My number crunching career started with some of the biggest tour operators in Victoria Falls back in the late nineties. I have travelled extensively in in Southern Africa, Mauritius and  England. The biggest highlight was my honeymoon which was a combination of Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta and Mauritius.

Trymore recommends:

Any tour that includes Victoria Falls, The Okavango Delta or The Cape Garden Route.

Albatros Africa

Accountant
Southern Africa

Ruan Smit

Born and bred Capetonian

Obtained a qualification in Financial Accounting as well as Cost and Management Accounting in 1998, through the Institute of Administration and Commerce.

Gained valuable experience, working as an accountant in industries such as consulting, medical, film production, manufacturing and wealth management.

Love watching sports such as rugby, cricket and motorsports.

Love travelling as it exposes me to other places, as well as its people, food and cultures.

 

Marketing & Sales Department

Albatros Africa

Digital Manager
Southern Africa

Stephan Van Harte

Stephan believes, Digital marketing leadership requires you to influence others and drive results through collaboration. You must be able to work with colleagues and contacts at all levels of an organization to develop compelling offers and drive growth.

Stephan is responsible for all digital platforms and activities related to communication, sales and marketing for Albatros Travel Africa.

Albatros Africa

Sales Manager
Southern Africa

Natasha Freeman 

After completing my studies in Travel & Tourism I spent the first years of my career in travel and hospitality, followed by the virtual payments industry. After more than 20 years in the travel industry, I’m still passionate about what I do! Mostly described as friendly, reliable, balanced and honest, so it’s no surprise that sales have always been my area of expertise. I enjoy meeting new people, discovering new places, networking and building relationships that last. I’m excited to be a new member of the Albatros family and look forward to the adventures ahead

Natasha recommends:

Impossible to choose, because I love everything from bush to beach a holiday. And we have it all right here on our doorstep. As the saying goes “There’s no place like home”.

Administration

Albatros Africa

Receptionist
Southern Africa

Robertina Le Roux

I have been part of the Albatros family for nine  years.

My role in the family, note I say family not company because that is how I perceive Albatros,apart from answering the phone

I am here to keep everyone happy to the best of my ability being it saying something nice or just a smile.

I am also fortunate to have grown up in the beautiful City of Cape Town and love this amazing place.

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