Tanya Drummer

Senior Travel Consultant

At the age of 20, Tanya and her (now) husband decided to travel through southern Africa without a plan or schedule. They released themselves from all commitments and hit the road for what would be an amazing experience. The experience opened her eyes to the diverse beauty of the African landscape, people and wildlife. She then expanded her horizons abroad for a few years before returning to Cape Town and fortuitously ending up in the tourism industry, working as a junior travel consultant.

Tanya specialises in tailor-made luxury holiday travel for FITs and especially loves helping with multi-generational and special occasion travel like honeymoons and anniversaries to southern Africa.

Tanya has a few favourite destinations. Her favourites include: Sabi Sands for its big cats and great game viewing, Tswalu for its amazing diverse experience, and the Okavango Delta for its remote beauty and romantic feel.

Outside of work, Tanya dedicates most of her time to her husband and three children. Family holidays tend to be coastal camping trips as all the family enjoy the great outdoors and water-based activities such as surfing, swimming and snorkelling.

Tanya's Favourite Properties

Matetsi Victoria Falls

Matetsi Victoria Falls lies in a private reserve 40 km (25 miles) upstream of Victoria Falls. Two camps, each with nine suites (including a family suite), stretch out along the bank of the Zambezi River. Suite interiors are light and airy with a simple elegance and contemporary feel. Enjoy game…

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Londolozi Tree Camp

The first game reserve to be given Relais & Châteaux status, Londolozi continues to lead the way in luxury African safaris. Tree Camp’s 6 private suites are raised on stilts on the tree-lined bank of the Sand River, in the Sabi Sands. Game viewing is exceptional with Londolozi being famous…

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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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Tanya's Favourite Destinations

Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

The uniqueness of the safari experience at Tswalu is in the beauty of the 100 000-hectare southern Kalahari wilderness. With a variety of interactive safari experiences, the reserve offers wide open spaces, rolling savannah landscapes and the Korranaberg mountains. Guests can view game on foot, on horseback or in 4×4…

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Okavango Delta

Journey to the Okavango Delta, and experience a few magical days exploring this vast and extraordinarily beautiful oasis. Located in the north-west of Botswana, the Delta is made up of floodplains, waterways, forested islands and lily-dotted lagoons. A true wilderness of green and blue fanning out of…

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Tanya's Favourite Tours

Tanya's Reviews

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Ms. - Sun, 6 Jan 2019

It was a great trip overall. There were no rough parts and everything was a new adventure. Giltedge Africa did a great job of setting up new activities.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Wed, 2 Jan 2019

Exceptional customer attention and service. Excellence in selecting tour guides. Great selections of hotels.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Christine - Tue, 23 Oct 2018

Excellent communicators, good knowledge of options, very well organised

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Anonymous - Sun, 30 Sep 2018

Tanya was amazingly helpful in helping us plan our honeymoon in the most cost-effective manner. Every detail was perfect!

' Creativity, Customer Focus and Platinum Service! '

Monica - Wed, 5 Sep 2018

I thoroughly reviewed 4 high end travel providers who specialize in Africa travel. I received four proposals. Giltedge Africa stood out among the best. I personally experienced the collegial nature between the Gilt-edge Staff. Working with Tanya has simply been a pleasure: she demonstrated a willingness to listen to our needs, a desire to create a memorable itinerary, and sincere interest to address any concerns that were raised. All of our communication was timely and every step of the way she kept me up to date. We're so excited about our trip and I'm so thrilled with the high level of service that Tanya gave us! Bravo!!! And many thanks!!

Anne - Sun, 1 Jul 2018

Very efficient and personal service.

' My Tour with Giltedge Africa '

Terry - Fri, 8 Jun 2018

Everything was organized beautifully. Transfers happened as they were supposed to. All the people were great. The Savanna Game Reserve was best! Lovely and talented people. OKavango Delta was amazing also just a star below Savanna. Cape Town was disappointing in that the weather kept us from doing Robbin Island and Table Mountain but we koved the Queen Victoria wherr we stayed and the dinner at The Test Kitchen. The Zambezi Queen was very nice but the logistics of passport control stops are a bit much. The excursions werr goood.