Nikki Theron

Africa Travel Expert

Nikki is a Senior Travel Consultant at Giltedge. She fell into the Tourism Industry by chance some 9 years ago. After having returned home from a couple of years spent living abroad in Ireland, being the outdoor enthusiast she is, Nikki worked as a surfing instructor. But it wasn’t long before she was convinced to go for an interview in the travel industry and has never looked back.

Nikki's Favourite Properties

Ruckomechi Camp

Ruckomechi Camp is situated in a private concession with access to the western areas of Mana Pools National Park. It’s 10 spacious en-suite safari tents which include 2 family units. Overlooking the Zambezi River, the camp is set under ana trees that are frequented by elephants who love the rich…

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Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge

If you’re looking for a malaria-free safari experience, then the Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge is for you! This 75000-hectare reserve offers 5 five private villas overlooking the reserve. Each villa has large bathrooms, a private rim-flow pool, and all meals are prepared by the award-winning chef Nico Verster. Madikwe…

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Dulini Lodge

Dulini Lodge has a peaceful riverine setting in a game-rich private reserve in the Sabi Sands. This small luxury lodge has six exquisite stone cottages each with plenty of indoor space, and French doors leading onto a private deck with your own heated plunge pool. The main lodge has a…

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Nikki's Favourite Destinations


Namibia is a magical country in Southern Africa – and it captures the soul. It’s a land of endless horizons, contrasting landscapes, the oldest desert on earth and starlit skies (see our 10 most romantic lodges here).

Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is a striking,…

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Southern Africa’s most remote safari destination – where you won’t see other travellers for miles – is Zambia. It’s home to Livingstone’s Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes, wetlands, and an abundant bird- and wildlife. But just because it’s remote, doesn’t mean it lacks luxuries….

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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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Nikki's Favourite Tours

Zimbabwe & Botswana Highlights

Explore the most beautiful places in Zimbabwe and Botswana, experiencing safari lodges and a luxury houseboat. This 10-day African safari covers three important areas in Botswana, you will see the lush Khwai and Linyanti area – famous for its predator-prey interactions. Then you’ll meander down Botswana’s Chobe River on a…

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Nikki's Reviews

' Excellent '

Alfredo - Sat, 15 Jun 2019

The service we received from Nikki Theron was outstanding!!

Patricia - Tue, 2 Apr 2019

Excellent, as always.

' Great Service & Very, Very Responsive! '

Justin - Mon, 4 Mar 2019

Nikki is very experienced, helpful and very responsive! It's our first time planning a trip to Africa and Nikki just made our planning process very smooth and easy! Initially I have doubts as I never heard of Glitedge Africa before, but after seeing so many good reviews online, I decided to try it myself. And I never regret ever since. Thank you Nikki and Team! =)

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Sylvie - Sun, 24 Feb 2019

Comme d'habitude, Nikki Theron de Giltedge a été formidable, c'est juste une erreur de choix de ma part concernant Kapama southern camp. Makyiani ,le 1er lodge était formidable à tous points de vue, ambiance, confort, nourriture, rangers, les safaris étaient tous extraordinaires, le ranger et le tracker n'ont pas cessé de vraiment chercher les big 5, ... et nous avons tout vu sauf les buffles qui étaient dans un autre coin, et de retour au lodge, nous avions un grand nombre d'animaux juste devant le deck, éléphant, hippos dans la mare, zèbres, babouins, facochères, impalas, kudus, waterbuck... Le 2ème lodge était à l'opposé, les chambres à peine confortables, vue dans les buissons, tout était impersonnel, notre ranger et notre tracker n'était pas fixes au lodge mais en contrat intérimaire, le ranger (avec beaucoup de connaissances) n'était pas vraiment à notre écoute, plus occupé à prendre ses photos, souvent n'entendant pas quand on lui demandait de s'arrêter, et ayant même 1 jour coupé la radio avec les autres pour ne pas être dérangé.. ... La position du lodge est trop proche de la civilisation, une des portes d'entrée est juste en face de l'aéroport, j'ai entendu le train, les voitures,, et les avions à certains endroits, et les plus gros pylones éléctriques apportant l'éléctricité au Mozambique étaient en plein milieu de la réserve;.... la réserve n'est pas ouverte sur le Kruger, donc les animaux ne peuvent pas aller et venir.....malgré tout, j'ai vu les big 5, mais nous avons raté quelques belles occasions, et étions toujours les 1ers rentrer au lodge... ..Aucune bouteille d'eau n'est prévue dans la jeep le matin, La seule fois où je suis arrivée un peu en avance au bar avant le diner pour boire un verre, celui ci était vérouillé, .. le barman est arrivé 5 minutes après...!! Définitivement, pas un 5 étoiles, et surpayé !!

Anonymous - Mon, 4 Feb 2019

Great service and attention to detail!

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Fri, 23 Nov 2018

Well organized tours in Cape Town, great game drive at Thornybush Tented Lodge. Competent guides, friendly staff, very nice location. Everything was just perfect. Thanks to Nikki!

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Patricia - Tue, 23 Oct 2018

Hassle-free arrangements, from our first inquiry to the final taxi pickup

Sylvie - Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Perfect once again, very reactive, thank you very much to Nikki Theron

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Thu, 20 Sep 2018

We were complete newbies to safari, and travel in Africa. We wanted specific destinations, and not a canned tour. Nikki at Giltedge was able to make suggestions, give options, and when we narrrowed it down, arrange for all the connections which involved light aircraft, and cars, and border crossings in 4 countries. The trip went off as planned with no big problems. We were met, and made connections, and made to feel comfortable.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Jack - Wed, 5 Sep 2018

First and foremost, We love working with Nikki Theron. She listens and makes every effort to meet our expectations. I have not had an opportunity to review all of the photos etc yet as we just got back home at 6:30 PM 4Sep18 Eastern US Standard Time). Excellent service!