Elizabeth Rampfshaw

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.

What’s been your favourite safari experience?

Picking one is so difficult! Tracking a Pangolin on foot in the Kapama Private Game Reserve was definitely a unique and amazing experience. Witnessing a stand-off with a lion and some crocodiles over a kill in the Chobe National Park was also exhilarating!

Pick one place in Africa that’s forever in your heart?

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Madagascar twice and each time I have been in wonder of the country’s beauty and diversity of flora & fauna. The Malagasy are some of the friendliest and most humble people that I have ever encountered.

Top tip for clients?

Immerse yourself in the culture! Book a community visit to get to know more about the history, values and traditions of the local people. This not only allows you to gain a unique and personal insight into life here in Africa, but it also contributes to the communities that you visit during your travels.

Featured Accommodations

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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Featured Destinations

Zimbabwe

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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Madagascar

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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Botswana

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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Featured Tours

Gorillas in the Mist in Rwanda

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 see Rwanda. You will have the option of going on a gorilla trek in the magical Volcanoes National Park or see other primates like the Golden Monkeys. …

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