Six Time Winner of the World Travel Awards Leading Luxury Tour Operator for South Africa

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About Nikki Theron

Nikki joined the Giltedge Team in 2014 and has been working in the tourism industry for over ten years. Before starting in travel she worked in Ireland for two years, and as a surf instructor back home in Cape Town. She has a great passion for travel and has spent years eagerly exploring the African continent, gaining a wealth of knowledge (and stories) along the way. Nikki specializes in luxury tailor-made itineraries for independent travellers, honeymooners, as well as small groups and family holidays.

Q&A with Nikki

  • Bush or Beach?  Definitely the bush; elephants inspecting your sundowner drinks, bush loos, and Amarula coffee stops to warm up those chilly mornings are things I feel everyone needs to experience at least once in their lifetime! 
  • Cruises or Trains?  Hmm, a tough one. Rovos Rail definitely tops my list, but cruises are pretty fun too.  
  • My tip for flying is ...  Pack light (especially your carry-on) and always leave a copy of your passport and travel info etc with a relative or friend back home.  
  • Best Safari Destination?  Wow, talk about putting me on the spot! Botswana, closely followed by the Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa areas of Zambia. 
  • Golf or Fishing?  Fishing!  
  • I don't travel without...  My camera, some good tunes and wet-wipes.  

Clients Feedback

Brock Honeymoon (USA) - travelled April 2016
"We can't thank you enough for planning the most incredible trip of our lives. Every place we stayed and everything we did was exquisite and had the perfect amount of time and flow. Starting with Kensington Place (they booked us at amazing restaurants upon arrival and really made our honeymoon feel special) and continuing on throughout every place on the trip. Our guide was so incredibly thoughtful and informative and was an amazing host in Cape Town. We still wish we were at Dulini going on Safari (we would also take being at the River Lodge in Zimbabwe right about now).

"We will make sure and send photos. We can’t state enough how amazing our trip was and we would both use you again in the future, as well as refer you to everyone we talk to planning a trip to Africa. We really vowed to return someday, hopefully sooner rather than later.  Our trip was truly that special."

Fenili Honeymoon (Italy) - travelled December 2015
"We spent one month travelling around Africa and thanks to Nikki and Giltedge everything was amazing and organized perfectly. Our honey moon was amazing. We didn't have to think about anything and we haven't any problems there in terms of transfers or stay."

Lemke Party (USA) - travelled October 2015
"Our trip to South Africa was everything we thought it would be and more and it couldn't have been without Giltedge and Nikki. After discussing our budget she ensured we were able to do everything on our list and more. She was extremely responsive and helpful at every turn. Shark cage diving and safari were the two highlights. The adrenaline of getting in that cage and being so close to such amazing animals was unforgettable. Similar on safari, unbelievable how close you are able to get to the animals."

Kaufman Honeymoon (USA) - travelled August 2015
"Nikki put together an itinerary that fit our budget, interests, and timeframe. She was incredibly accommodating and responded immediately to all of our questions and requests. We were very happy with the accommodations and all of the transfers and travel arrangements she made. I have already recommended this safari travel company to friends who are considering traveling to South Africa in the future."

Tran Family (USA) - travelled July 2015
"Our first trip to Africa was beyond expectations. Working with Nikki from Giltedge was professional, exciting, comforting all in one. The Savanna Game Reserve in South Africa was splendid. Everything was thought off, nothing was too much trouble (finding both our rooms extra outlet converters), wi-fi was remarkable for the African bush! I don't even know where to begin with the game drives...saw everything we asked to see and then pleasant surprises (we were lucky enough to see leopard cubs playing with mama). White Pearl Resorts in Mozambique, also recommended by Nikki was a gem. Isolated, relaxing, gorgeous beach was exactly what we wanted. We fell in love with Africa and were so pleased with Giltedge that we are planning another trip, this time to East Africa and would not have any other than Giltedge help us plan."