Nikki Theron

Senior Travel Consultant & Team Leader

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

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!

' Superb service from our agent Nikki who is the best '

Jack - Tue, 8 May 2018

My wife and I already knew Nikki from a previous trip to SA in 2007. She is our top favorite of all time. We like your webpage and everything done so far has been very smooth and helpful. The big difference between US Agents and your firm, is all about experience. I would hardily recommend Nikki and Giltedge.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Sylvie - Thu, 3 May 2018

Though I didn't like at all Chobe game lodge, which is more a hotel than a lodge, 44 rooms, and meetings in the conference room, not friendly, not the experience that is for me in the bush like all the other lodges, Savute is wonderful, and Okavango was greqt, even after the problem on the transfer plane( broke his stirring when we landed at the end of the strip... I had to go to another lodge before mine, and they were very kind and I went by boat which was great..... both teams in Savute and Okavango are super ... and the sightings in Savute absolutly stunning .. so 5 stars

' super.....excellent.... '

Patricia - Tue, 20 Mar 2018

super service.....Niki Theron super gentille et serviable....le précédent exeter-river-lodge que j'ai reservée chez eux m'ont donnée toute satisfaction....un rève enfin réalisé