Kate Rethman

Africa Travel Expert

Kate’s passion for African travel began as a young child, with regular trips to the bush and beach on family holidays exploring southern Africa and its surrounds. It was her first self-drive trip through Botswana however, when she knew she wanted to make a career out of helping others explore the raw beauty of Africa for themselves. During her time in the industry she has had the opportunity to visit some of southern Africa’s most remote locations and loves destinations that are a bit “off the beaten track” from a make-shift mokoro trip through the Caprivi strip of Namibia, to walking in the wilderness of Mana Pools, no day is the same on safari, and she particularly enjoys ending it off with a G&T watching the sunset.

When Kate is not planning exciting African safaris for our clients she is sampling some of the new restaurants in her home city of Cape Town, or planning her next weekend away to explore Cape Town’s surrounds and what they have to offer.

Kate's Favourite Properties

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Babylonstoren is a peaceful sanctuary on a historic Cape Dutch farm. The suites and cottages have thick, whitewashed walls that keep them pleasantly cool in summer, and are heated by fireplaces in winter. At the heart of the farm is a magnificent fruit and vegetable garden which the chefs visit…

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Azura Benguerra Island

Azura Benguerra Island is in the Bazaruto Archipelago, off the coast of Mozambique. 20 beautifully appointed villas lie just footsteps from a broad, white-sand beach. Each villa has its own plunge pool, thatched sala for afternoon naps, and a butler-host who’ll set up dinners in different locations or fetch you…

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Kate's Favourite 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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Mozambique

Stretched along Africa’s Indian Ocean coastline is Mozambique, the country affectionately referred to as the “Land of Smiles” because of its friendly people. Most of Mozambique’s attractions are located along its beach-lined coast, or the scatterings of islands in the Bazaruto and Quirimbas archipelagos.

Over 1 200 species…

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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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Kate's Favourite Tours