My name is Erin and I started Thandeka Travel to connect communities with a need, with people that can provide resources, and have a lot of fun along the way! My story began in 2008 when I travelled to South Africa to spend a month engaging with HIV positive youth in the township of Khayelitsha. I saw firsthand the extent of challenges young people face, and began to understand why it’s so hard for outsiders to help. I moved to Cape Town to work full time in public health, and my heart has remained in Africa ever since. Through working in development, I’ve experienced the scope of disparity that exists, but more importantly, felt the depth and love that is present regardless of context.
Our team now connects people from different worlds to learn from one another and collaborate. Through immersive journeys on the continent, Thandeka looks beyond what sets us apart, and focuses on the humanity that bonds us all together.
Alison is from the UK and born to travel! She has spent the last 20 years in the tourism industry and is the backbone of Thandeka. Making sure to cross every “t” and dot every “i”, Alison is an expert in operations and will ensure a hugely fulfilling and seamless trip!
Southern Africa Guide
Sindiso is originally from Zimbabwe, and though she now lives in Johannesburg, her heart has never left Zim. Sindi’s kind and gracious nature embodies everything there is to love about her country. She looks forward to personally showing you the magic of her home!
South Africa Guide
Vuyo was born and raised in South Africa, living through both the apartheid regime and its aftermath. His knowledge of historical facts is only matched by his infectious energy and shining smile. He loves meeting new people and sharing his home with the rest of the world!