More about Nina
My name is Nina and I work at Better Places Travel as South Africa specialist. During my internship in Cape Town – already 10 years ago now – I fell in love with this country. I’ve always been on the lookout for adventure, so it was no surprise that after I graduated, I grabbed everything and left for South Africa for good. I lived in Johannesburg for years and then worked in Diepsloot, one of the larger townships. I still miss Johannesburg every day, but I am now completely at home in Cape Town. South Africa bursts at the seams with different cultures and people, art and music, new initiatives, ideas and trends, delicious food and an energy that you really have to experience yourself! A few of my favourite spots are the Drakensberg and Tafelberg National Park where you can walk for hours and enjoy the breathtaking nature. I also love Limpopo and Mpumalanga with the most beautiful wildlife parks in the country – and of course Johannesburg, with its fantastic inhabitants and in the spring the most beautiful purple Jacaranda blossom I have ever seen!
South Africa bursts at the seams with different cultures and people, art and music, new initiatives, ideas and trends, delicious food and an energy that you really have to experience yourself!
Design your own tailor-made South Africa holiday
Get inspired by our travel suggestions. You can also compile your own program, entirely suited to your wishes. You can then ask for a travel proposal. As soon as you have submitted the travel proposal you will receive a response within two working days. Nina does her utmost to match the travel proposal as closely as possible to your personal wishes. The more information you give, the better she can incorporate your wishes.
Something to celebrate?
Are you planning your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or do you have another reason for a special South Africa tour? Together with Nina you can design your tour and make it even more special. Everything you need to make your trip to South Africa unforgettable.
Better Places Travel: real contact with the local population
Travelling is more than collecting sightseeing spots. Of course you want to see the famous highlights of South Africa. But it’s often what you experience in special places where few travellers come, that usually stays with you for a long time. It is precisely those unexpected encounters that give you a different view of the country, culture, people and sometimes even your own life! By working with a local expert who has experience with travellers but also has a lot of local knowledge, your journey takes on that extra dimension.
By staying in sustainable hotels or at surprising places or even at locals’ homes, your South Africa trip both positively contributes to the environment and local population, and gives you a unique experience. Is that ‘better’? We think so. You’ll have the most up-to-date knowledge through your South Africa specialist on site. And by cutting out the middle man, you can organize your trip at a reasonable price.
Travel tips South Africa
Go on safari in the Kruger Park, drive the Garden Route, visit Cape Town …but where do you find those special places without the typical tourist crowd? View the South Africa travel tips from Nina, our local travel expert.