Tanya brings a touch of class to team Namibia Tours & Safaris. Not that the rest of us are uncouth or uncultured we just can’t boast of being an accomplished singer or a classically-trained dancer; nor can we claim any skill in show jumping, dressage or eventing; and, darn it, we certainly can’t claim to hold a degree in Hospitality & Catering or say we’ve worked at Rust en Vrede, one of the top-rated restaurants in South Africa.
Tanya is all that and more and very proud to have her on our side are we.
Born and bred in sunny KwaZulu-Natal, Tanya completed her schooling there and moved to Stellenbosch, wine and food country, to study a Bachelor of Consumer Science specialising in Food Preparation - oh yes, she cooks like a dream did we mention that?
Lucky for Namibia, lucky for us, Tanya’s true love and husband is a Swakopmund native and quite understandably this beautiful country has captured her free-spirited heart and, several years down the line, Namibia is now home. She's happy to have settled here and now classifies herself a Namibian after living here for more than a decade. "Home is where the heart is" and Namibia has indeed stolen her heart.
"I love the lifestyle in Namibia. There's no place like it and I wouldn't want my daughters, Abigail and Olivia, to grow up anywhere but here. It's magical"
Having travelled across the world from Orlando to Paris; Amsterdam to Cape Town and from one end of London to the other, Tanya has the travel-bug just like the rest of us. With her knowledge (having been a senior consultant) along with her deep passion for this beautiful region and her love for writing it's an easy task composing pages for the website. That's right, along with Andree, she makes sure the website is not only functioning correctly but that it makes for a good read, that it's user-friendly and that you find all the information you're looking for and then some. If you read it, chances are she wrote it. Now you just have to come and experience it to know what she's on about!
Best thing about Namibia? Sleeping under the stars in the middle of nowhere after an evening of campfire stories and laughs. "Memories made are special. Memories made in Namibia are priceless".