3 Floor Private Client Building, 6 Niekerk Street, Claremont

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A United Passion for People

Southern Destinations has been in the wonderful world of travel since 1996 and say that it͛s thanks to a rich collection of past clients, staff, suppliers, friends and family.

Neil Ratcliffe

A regular day at the office for me includes dealing with everything from finance to strategic planning, and leaving the reservations in the competent hands of my incredible team.

Holidays are 'taking in' Africa and I have been privileged to tick off so many 'bucket list' items, from gorilla trekking in Rwanda, climbing Kilimanjaro, proposing to my now wife in the Sabi Sand, Tiger fishing in Botswana, doing a walking safari in Zambia and taking my children on safari at Phinda.

I am an avid mountain biker, waterskiier and an active Dad to 2 sons and a daughter.

Liesl Matthews

I manage the tours division and operations, which requires some multi-tasking and juggling. I am challenged by the most complex of tour arrangements and I love being out researching new remote African destinations or decorating my home which I share with my husband and 2 children.

Vanessa Ratcliffe

From founding Southern Destinations in 1996, I now manage the CRM efforts and keep abreast of new tourism products and industry happenings. I am a passionate South African and often say that on my retirement, I am going to return to being a tour guide.

Although I spend 3 months a year in France with my husband and daughter, I spend the time away wishing I was back in the Cape, and planning trips to Kruger and KwaZulu Natal.