Monique Dean

Senior Travel Consultant

Monique has been with Giltedge Africa since 2004 – almost since the company’s founding days! With years of experience at Giltedge behind her, she still loves being part of an excellent team that keeps growing from strength to strength. Before joining us, Monique worked in the airline industry with Italian, Turkish and German inbound incentive groups as well as in the hotel and hospitality sector.

With her vast experience in all facets of the tourism industry, having visited many countries in Southern and East Africa, Monique has found her niche in inbound individual travel. She still thoroughly enjoys putting together extra-special itineraries for honeymooners and luxury travel plans for small groups.

Monique likes to make the most of Cape Town’s outdoor lifestyle. She loves cycling and seeing the coastline by road, which gives her a different perspective on South Africa’s beauty! She’s proudly South African and feels that a safari is an instant fix to modern-day stress. The smell of the African bush, that early morning coffee surrounded by silence, and being away from technology is a true escape.

Featured Accommodations

Dulini Lodge

Dulini Lodge

Under a leafy canopy of ebony trees, six luxurious stone cottages grace the banks of the Mabrak River. As one of only 12 guests, you feel instantly at home in this quiet retreat, where classic interiors enfold guests in quiet style and elegance. Generous private plunge pools and shady decks…

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Zambezi Queen

Zambezi Queen

A FLOATING BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN A CLASS OF HER OWNMoving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Best of all, as a guest on the vessel, you…

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge

With breathtaking panoramic views of mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxurious pristine paradise showcasing the splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the incredible marine life of the southern tip of Africa.Situated 2 hours from Cape Town, Grootbos is the perfect central base to discover…

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Featured Destinations

South Africa

Situated at the tip of the African continent, South Africa is the top vacation destination of a lifetime. A South African safari offers experiences ranging from exquisite landscapes, captivating wildlife, and amazing culture. Offering five-star luxury accommodations – ranging from top game lodges to bespoke boutique hotels – it’s a…

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Botswana

The Jewel of Africa, Botswana is renowned as the world’s largest and most renowned inland river delta, the Okavango Delta, and the Chobe National Park with its prolific elephant population. Botswana is also home to the earth’s most impressive salt pan, The Makgadikgadi, and the…

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Tanzania

Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, the coral reefs of Zanzibar, the migration on Serengeti’s savannah (in the Southern and Northern Serengeti), Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the Great Rift Valley. With spectacular scenery, cultures and…

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Featured Reviews

Incredible memories of our trip to Africa!

Certainly, we bring back incredible memories of our trip to Africa! We got to see a lot of game at the various locations, and we did see the “Big Five” over the course of our journey.

We did not realize that we would not be with a group…

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Thank you for giving us a trip to remember

Both my wife and I were absolutely blown away by South Africa and especially by the safari game drives. The Lion Head hike was amazing and very memorable.

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  • Accommodation: nothing to complain about, we loved everyone of them.
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