Elizabeth Rampfshaw

Elizabeth Rampfshaw

Africa Travel Expert

Originally from the UK, Elizabeth came to South Africa on holiday over 12 years ago and fell in love with the country. Starting in sales, selling Cape Town day activities she quickly grew into the overland tour industry where she had the opportunity to travel Southern Africa and Madagascar extensively. After developing her knowledge in Series and Scheduled tours, as well as Product and Project Management, Liz joined the Giltedge team in 2016 to return to a sales role to introduce others to her favourite African destinations.

Liz has a passion for Responsible Tourism and has widely researched this topic and incorporated this into her work. She assisted with the creation of a local non-profit organisation supporting local communities, building environmental and cultural awareness and is now engaged in Giltedge Africa’s Travel with a Purpose programme.

Elizabeth's Favourite Properties

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Surrounded by three game reserves – Kruger National Park, the Timbavati and Sabi Sands – the Tintswalo Safari Lodge is a great location for game viewing. Twitchers are also welcome here! Set on the 23000-hectare Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, Tintswalo has six suites and one presidential suite. Each suite leads…

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Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is tucked away at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, about a 30-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. Wonderfully private, this award-winning hotel is perfect for relaxing afternoons beside the heated pool and evenings sipping sundowners while waves break on the pebble beach. Each of the 11 suites…

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The Silo Hotel

The Silo towers above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCCA) in the V&A Waterfront. Built into an old grain silo, this unique property blends industrial elements with opulent interiors and playful splashes of colour. The Silo has 28 rooms, furnished with exquisite attention to detail from the original artworks…

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Elizabeth's Favourite Destinations


Despite its politics, Zimbabwe is a safe and friendly country. While Victoria Falls is the country’s biggest drawcard, Zimbabwe is also one of Southern Africa’s most rewarding big game safari destinations. It borders Zambia and South Africa, so it’s easily accessible, and an all-year-round destination with short, mild…

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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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The Jewel of Africa, Botswana is one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. The country is renowned for its large, inland river delta, the Okavango Delta. Botswana is also home to the earth’s most impressive salt pan, The Makgadikgadi, and the largest continuous desert, The Kalahari. …

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Elizabeth's Favourite Tours

Kenya Safari: Wildlife & Warriors

This 10-day itinerary is inspired by Kenya’s mythology, traditions and iconic reserves. Overnight in the capital city, Nairobi, before being driven to a five-star camp on Lake Elementaita whose sapphire waters attract thousands of flamingos and rare animals. Your journey continues to true highlights including: the unique wildlife and warrior…

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Gorillas in the Mist in Rwanda

Explore Rwanda and follow in Diane Fossey’s footsteps! This 4-day gorilla safari is a great add-on for those travelling to East Africa and want to explore Rwanda. You’ll stay at the brand-new Bisate Lodge, which is the closest lodge to the gorilla trek’ park. During your stay, you will have…

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Elizabeth's Reviews

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Our trip to South Africa and Mozambique was absolutely amazing! The planning process with Liz was seamless and we loved that Giltedge didn't miss a beat. Every single detail was arranged and it relieved us of any of the stressors that come with planning an international trip. When it came time to travel we felt at ease and the whole trip was flawless. Our transfers arrived on time, the hotel/resorts that we stayed at were wonderful, and everyone we encountered along the way were lovely. We would highly recommend Liz and her team at Giltedge!

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Mr. - Sun, 3 Mar 2019

Excellent tour planning with timetable, addresses & local information. Choice of resorts first rate, particularly Keandwe - accommodation beyond expectations

Susan - Thu, 28 Feb 2019

their response time is very fast and they help so well with the requests

Steven - Sun, 24 Feb 2019

Responsive to my requests in a timely and professional manner.

Kacey - Tue, 19 Feb 2019

Liz Rampfshaw is wonderful to work with - incredibly responsive and informative!

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Jasmine - Tue, 12 Feb 2019

Liz is an absolute pleasure to work with. The planning was perfect and the gilt edge team was able to make quick changes when we had delays to help us make the most of the trip.

Marcia - Tue, 22 Jan 2019

Excellent service and flexibility to craft the best trip for these honeymooners!

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Ross - Wed, 5 Dec 2018

Elizabeth was incredibly friendly, informative and prompt with responses to queries.

Wendy - Tue, 27 Nov 2018

Elizabeth is great! Responsive, accurate, easy to work with.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Molly - Sat, 3 Nov 2018

Unbelievably well done. Elizabeth Rampfshaw was our travel consultant and she did an amazing job. In 23 days there was never a delay of any sort. The camps were our choice and we were happy with all but Zarafa which we felt fell far below Relais & Chateaux standards. I selected it so it was not any reflection on Giltedge but I would steer clients away from it until further inspection. Other than that, all I can say is that we can't wait to come back. Maybe East Africa next. Many thanks for outstanding service. Molly Rolandi

' Giltedge Africa - A Top Choice For Trips To Africa '

Cheryl - Fri, 24 Aug 2018

Giltedge Africa is one of the best companies to use when planning a trip to Africa. The professionalism of the team and the coordination of services on the ground (during trip) are exemplary!

Cindy - Sat, 11 Aug 2018

Elizabeth and Robyn both gave me amazing service. They always answered my phone calls and emails immediately and sent extremely detailed itinerary options.

' Service and Confidence '

Diane - Thu, 31 May 2018

Elizabeth was beyond outstanding in planning an addition to my clients trip. She was extremely helpful, provided fast responses and this was a great experience for my as an agent to have someone so knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile.

' Very responsive and accomodating '

Robin - Mon, 26 Mar 2018

They are considerate of my clients' budget and had some great ideas of promotions to take advantage of.