"One of the best Safari Experiences of my life" - Jenny, Texas, USA

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The Team

Nic de Klerk
Managing Director

Nic de Klerk, an electronic engineer by trade, left the company where he was the Technical Director in 1988 to follow his love for travelling. He first concentrated on travel marketing and in 1990 moved to the operational side to be more hands-on. In 1993 SOUTHERN CIRCLE TOURS & SAFARIS was born. The rest is history and a success story.

Lodewyk de Klerk
Marketing Director

 Lodewyk and Anne-Marie, his wife, joined us on a permanent basis in 1996 and opened our Cape Town office. He has over 40 years’ experience in Travel and Tourism.

 The Team

Key people involved in the subsequent growth and success of SCT & S were Nic’s wife Beate, a busybody who from feeding the team and guiding to rushing around the world marketing to exhibitions and shows, Lodewyk and Anne-Marie, his wife, joined us on a permanent basis in 1996 and opened our Cape Town office.

Debbie Venter has a long history in retail travel and joined us to explore the operator side of travel. She is responsible for product management and head the operations of the company.

Jac du Toit, an ex-political journalist, has a wealth of information and assists with product development when he is not busy looking after our guests.

Jacques du Toit looks after our guests in the Cape area and has many eager followers who had contact with him for his eagerness to make sure they are perfectly looked after while travelling with us

David de la Quearra, Daniel Smit, Hans Schouten, Barry Dalhouzie, Chris Schutte, Peter Fifield, Taki Cristodoulou, WP Dutton and Tony Molyneaux are all entrusted with our guests and you can read all about them and the good work they do in our Testimonial section!

The company grew from strength to strength and today we can pride ourselves on being one of the respected smaller operators in South Africa. We regard our policy as the very result of our success: We supply a personalized service and exclusive programs to small groups utilizing small luxury accommodation at affordable prices.

Our team is picked not only for their knowledge in the trade, but also their commitment to excellence. Our in-house guides are specialists in their own fields and are academics in their own right.


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