MEET THE TEAM

Holger

Holger Wiebe, Managing Director

Holger has been in the tourism industry since 1997. After finishing his tourism studies and taking several trips around Africa, Holger’s fascination for Africa only grew stronger. He travelled on foot, by bus, on overland tours, fly-in safaris, with rental vehicles and on boats through Southern, Central and East Africa. His personal experiences and knowledge from many years of active sales are the foundation for most of our travel products. He takes care of the management and the development of new products.

Robert

Robert Bernatzeder, Marketing Director

Robert is an experienced and enthusiastic  traveller and entrepreneur who has a degree in marketing from IMM and is never short of an idea or three. Robert grew up on a farm in Gauteng, South Africa and has always had a deep-seated love for the quieter, more remote areas of Southern Africa. When he is not at his desk, you will probably find him road-tripping his way through the African bush with his 4×4 and a fully-loaded trailer, and his trusty camera by his side. His favourite destinations are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. He says going to work in the morning is never a problem as his work is also his favourite pastime.

Marlene

Marlene Tritschler, Product Manager

Marlene started working in the tourism industry in 2005 as a trainee for a small tour operator, specializing in trips to Southern and East Africa. Over the years she worked as a Sales and Product Manager, organizing self-drive trips in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique as well as safaris in Botswana and Tanzania. On her visits to these countries she got to know the places, as well as the people, and is now one of our very experienced consultants.

Benjamin

Benjamin Brand, Operations Manager

Benjamin has always been fascinated by Namibia and he is our operations manager on site. Growing up on beautiful a farm in South Africa to German parents, he fell in love with the type of nature that only the African bush can really provide. After seeing the wide open spaces of Namibia and the diversity and beauty of its landscapes and people, Benjamin decided to make Namibia his new home. Now happily living in Windhoek, he greets the clients upon their arrival in Windhoek, works closely with our safari guides and takes care of our safari vehicles.

Veronika

Veronika Rusch, Travel Consultant

Veronika is a seasoned travel consultant who has sold numerous trips in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana. Veronika grew up on a farm in Namibia and was exposed to the tourism industry from a young age, travelling and exploring her beloved home country whenever possible. After subsequently travelling Europe for a year, Cape Town became her new home in 2007, though she still goes back to Namibia often. Veronika has a degree in Public Relations, Communications and Media and is a qualified Tour Guide for Cape Town and surrounds. She spends her private time exploring Cape Town markets, hiking, kitesurfing and spoiling her pets.

Iben

Iben Höcher, Travel Consultant

Iben started travelling through Europe and Southern Africa with her family when she was very young. After finishing school, she went on to sail the Mediterranean Sea and to explore Europe some more on her own. She has worked in tourism since 2006 and has been on numerous tours through South Africa; she’s also seen most parts of Namibia and visited Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. Mother to a busy little boy, she is excellent at giving first hand advice on travelling with children.

Mariska

Mariska Robertson, Travel Consultant

Mariska got into the tourism industry straight after school, taking up tertiary studies in Tourism Management. During her own travels through Namibia and South Africa she got to know the ins and outs of both countries and has a particular soft spot for the coastal town of Lüderitz in Namibia and the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. As a reservations and sales consultant she picks the most beautiful guest houses and lodges and assures that her guests enjoy an unforgettable holiday.

Kaja

Kaja Sauber, Travel Consultant

Kaja grew up on a guest farm in the vicinity of Maltahöhe in Namibia.  After completing her tertiary hotel training in Germany the travel bug got hold of her. She has travelled the world on board a yacht and extensively explored Southern Africa. After residing in Mozambique and the Seychelles she has now settled in Cape Town.  She takes every opportunity to visit her beloved Namibia and will be very happy to assist you in planning your next dream vacation.

Tanya

Tanya Mineur, Travel Consultant

Tanya was born in Namibia, but lived most of her life in South Africa. Nevertheless, her love for the nature, culture and languages of her birthplace has never left her side. Her passion for tourism grew during her language studies in Germany and she started working in the tourism industry after she graduated in 2013. Her focus has mainly been on East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda), but has now shifted closer to home. She has been on camping and lodge safaris in Namibia, especially in the less visited northern part, and is eager to show guests why Namibia forever holds a place in her heart.