Desiree Fredericks

Senior Travel Consultant & Team Leader (Paarl Office)

Desiree has been in the tourism industry since 1998. She’s travelled throughout South Africa, as well as visiting Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and – most recently – south Mozambique.

Having worked with clients from different nationalities her expertise lies in tailor-making FIT trips, and assisting throughout the planning process as well as on their travels. Discovering new routes keeps life interesting and doing it together with her close-knit family is a bonus. In her free time, Des coaches Bootcamp to groups of friends and acquaintances, and appreciate that hard works pays off!

Desiree's Favourite Properties

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp

Situated on the southern edge of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, this luxury safari camp was the former royal hunting reserve of Chief Moremi. Wildlife and wilderness are as abundant here. With some of the largest suites in the area, each suite has its own pavilion with an outside seating area and…

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TSWALU Tarkuni

The elegant bush camp Tarkuni was formerly the private residence of the Oppenheimer family. The 5-suite homestead can be booked for exclusive use, or for the accommodation of smaller individual groups. Each suite has a king-size bed with exquisite cotton linen, and en-suite bathroom and both indoor and outdoor showers….

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Shamwari Explorer Camp

During South Africa’s summer season, Shamwari Game Reserve expands its offerings even further by opening the Explorer Camp. Set in malaria-free Eastern Cape, South Africa, this once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you on a guided walking safari of the surrounding land. Tents are placed in close proximity without encroaching on other tents…

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Desiree's Favourite Destinations


Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes from the earth’ oldest desert, predator-rich game reserves and rugged mountains to modern cities and coastal resort towns. But no southern Namibia safari is complete without visiting the majestic red dunes of Sossusvlei.

The Namib Desert is the oldest…

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North Island

A small granite island, North Island is a beautiful tropical island in the Seychelles. It’s one of Seychelles’ 42 inner islands and has four pristine beaches. It’s a private island with turquoise waters and secluded beaches in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This pristine island offers a natural haven…

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Lying off the east coast of Africa is Madagascar, a destination like no other. The fourth largest island on earth, Madagascar offers a unique mix of palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests, and savanna plains punctuated by towering baobab trees. One of the islands best known attractions is its lemurs. There are…

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Desiree's Favourite Tours

Golf, Wine & Safari Experience

Enjoy the best of South Africa over 14 days for the best golf safari. We’ll show you the best golf courses in South Africa as well as beautiful wine estates. To top it off, you will experience some of South Africa’s best game viewing.

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KwaZulu-Natal Bush & Beach Self-Drive

South Africa’s garden province KwaZulu-Natal is famed as a multicultural destination, flanked by mountains and the warm Indian Ocean. Explore the Drakensberg mountains, go on game drives in the subtropical lush valleys, and enjoy the beautiful beaches and wildlife. This 12-day safari is perfect for seeing the lesser-known sights of…

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Desiree's Reviews

Micris - Wed, 19 Dec 2018

This was my first booking with Giltedge Africa. What a wonderful experience for me and clients with big dreams, limited time and a fixed budget got everything they wished for. Giltedge is now on the top of my list for all things Africa.

Cecilie - Wed, 12 Dec 2018

Thanks to Desiree for always the best assistance

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Sun, 16 Sep 2018

Fordi det bare fungere. Tak til Desiree Fredericks

Anonymous - Wed, 12 Sep 2018

They have a great range of products to offer, however unfortunately there was a mis-representation of one of the products I had requested and mis-quote. The work that Des put in to honour the quote was excellent and really appreciated as if she hadn't done that, Giltedge would have lost the booking.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Li - Wed, 12 Sep 2018

The holiday ticked all the boxes we would like.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Michelle - Sat, 7 Jul 2018

Everything was planned perfectly. Very easy on my mind.

Yvette - Mon, 12 Mar 2018

Desiree is very attentive, she helped me with all my needs for my client. We will still have some coordinating to take care of, but she is very professional and knows her business very well.

' A Joy to Work with!! '

Beryl - Tue, 6 Feb 2018

Every step of the way Desiree has been a JOY to work with!!! Patience in answering a million questions, clear directions to what happens next and wonderful...wonderful...wonderful focus on just the right plan!!

Lola - Fri, 2 Feb 2018

Wonderful service. Extremely responsive. Desiree was amazing to work with. She was very patient working with the clients' requirements, changes, and time lines.