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

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About Tanya Drummer

At the age of 20, Tanya and her (now) husband decided to travel through southern Africa without a plan or schedule. They released themselves from all commitments and hit the road for what would be an amazing experience. The experience opened her eyes to the diverse beauty of the African landscape, people and wildlife.
She then expanded her horizons abroad for a few years before returning to Cape Town and fortuitously ending up in the tourism industry, working as a junior travel consultant. She specialises in tailor-made luxury holiday travel for FITs and small groups travelling to southern Africa. Her goal is to assist her clients to find the ideal travel solution based on their personal requirements and then turning it into a memorable reality.
Tanya has a few favourite destinations, each different and special for various reasons. Some of her favourite destinations include Sabi Sands for it big cats and overall great game viewing, Tswalu for its amazing diverse experience and the Okavango Delta for its remote beauty and romantic feel  


Q&A with Tanya

  • Bush or Beach?  Please don’t make me pick one since I live the by the beach and love going to bush, each so very special in their own way.
  • Cruises or Trains?  Take me on a luxury rail journey any time.
  • My tip for flying is ...  Pack light, you always need less than you think when flying to the bush. 
  • Best Safari Destination?  I can’t pick just one, my favourites are Tswalu Kalahari, Sabi Sands and Okavango Delta
  • Golf or Fishing?  Fishing – I can’t play golf.

Clients Feedback

Joe Shapiro, New Jersey - January 2016
"I could not be happier with Giltedge regarding my recent trip to South Africa and Zambia.  Tanya Drummer was a delight to work with!  She was given a specific budget and we worked together under tight time constraints as I was booking only about 6 weeks out.  As I live in the US and she was in Cape Town we communicated as if she was next door.  She called me from overseas ANY TIME I needed and EVERY e-mail was answered immediately. As someone who has traveled throughout the world and has used the services of many travel professionals, I cannot give higher praise to my Tanya and Giltedge.  They made my trip just as it was supposed to be....relaxing and stress free...a true vacation!."

Mili Shah, Texas - November 2015
"Words cannot express how grateful we are for your help throughout the planning process AND when we physically there.  Thank you SO MUCH!  Thanks again for EVERYTHING.  It is truly appreciated and I know that I will only refer people to you and Giltedge for their future African adventures.  I wish you guys did other continents also!

Giltedge and Tanya were the ultimate travel extraordinaire during our African adventures.  From the beginning, Tanya was very helpful in giving us options to choose for our honeymoon.  Whether it was suggestions on dates to travel, hotels and number of nights to stay, airlines to fly, activities to experience, food to eat, currency to exchange, etc., she provided all the information we needed to make appropriate and budget-friendly decisions.  We felt like we truly were taken care of from the moment we landed off our international flight all the way to our flight back home.  From every vehicle pick up to every vegetarian meal to any minor issues we faced, she was always on standby and easily accessible.  I highly encourage those who want to travel to the African continent to use Tanya and her team as they are experienced and knowledgeable and will work in your best interest to plan a successful, stress-free, and extremely fun and memorable trip"

Susan van Geel, Canada - November 2015
"Our Africa Safari travel company was by far the best company I have ever dealt with planning a holiday.  From start to finish everything was 5 star+.  We never worried about our transfers, the quality of our accommodations or the tours that they had organized.  They did a magnificent job!"