Who We Are

Ryan Mackie

Born in Rhodesia / Zimbabwe in 1975, I grew up in Umtata in the old Transkei of South Africa.  After finishing the high school in Nelspruit at Lowveld High, I moved to Switzerland where I joined the hotel school César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland.  Upon completion of my Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Hotel Management at the Washington State University, I moved to Vail in Colorado (USA) where I worked at the five star Sonnenalp Resort and the Austria House.  Since my return back to South Africa in 2001, I have been running my Tour Operator company called "South African Tourism Company".

 

Steffi Nestle

Born and raised in Germany, I was able to combine by passion for travel with my studies and work experience.  Having graduated from the Washington State University in Brig, Switzerland, with the BA in Hospitality & Tourism, I completed my studies with the MBA of Business Administration at the University of Business School in Cape Town, South Africa.  Working experiences in the travel industry include the exclusive Schlosshotel Buhlerhoehe in Germany, the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida US, the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado US, as well as the Westin Cape Town in South Africa.

Munthazi K Munthali

I come from Malawi and my name Munthazi means Future. I am lucky to speak other African Languages such as Tumbuka, Chewa, English and Swahili. Since arriving in Cape Town in the year 2000, I am proud to add Zulu and Xhosa as an additional languages.  I was previously employed at the Ibis House Country Villa in Constantia for 4 years. Working for the South African Tourism Company is an exciting adventure. I communicate with guests from all over the world everyday and I have managed to build lasting business relationships with Hotels and Bush Lodges in South Africa and neighbouring countries. I hope to make more reservations and gain experience in all aspects of Tourism.

Anel Price

My name is Anel, and after saying farewell to high school in 2001, I pursued a career in the hospitality industry by completing a three year Advanced Diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management. I eagerly and with a great passion for hospitality entered the workforce, joining the reception department and later the reservations team at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel in the Waterfront in Cape Town.  Keen for a new challenge and with great enthusiasm, I joined the dynamic team of the South African Tourism Company in 2007, ready to spread my wings and expand my knowledge to tourism. Having experienced first hand how to make a guests stay unforgettable by offering excellent service, attention to detail and utter professionalism, I believe this has aided me to deliver only the best service to our clients. Now being “behind the scenes”, it is even more important to ensure that each and every detail is taken care of, and it is my passion to make sure that every one of our clients has an unforgettable stay in our beautiful country, be it for business or pleasure.  As part of the team, I have been given the opportunity to visit numerous hotels and lodges throughout South Africa, enabling me to offer guests first-hand experience and recommendations on the different areas.

For your convenience: various languages spoken in our office

To facilitate your booking process with us, you are welcome to speak to a designated Travel Consultant in your language:

  • Anel: English & Afrikaans
  • Melissa: English & Afrikaans
  • Munthazi: English, isiZulu, chiTumbuka, chiChewa, kiSwahili, chiBemba
  • Ryan: English
  • Steffi: English & German
  • Uchizi: English, chiTumbuka, chiChewa.