Company Owner

My love for nature started a couple of decades ago, not to mention miles away (from Johannesburg) in this tiny, village called kwaMagwanxa, in Hluhluwe, which stood a stone throw away from the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park. The advantages of growing up close to this infamous park meant that I was surrounded by lush mountains and the magnificent Hluhluwe dam. Needless to say, I loved to “blissfully” immerse myself in all that wonderful nature around me. And seeing animals on a daily basis was a major highlight for me. I was so intrigued by everything they did. I watched them for hours trying to understand their behaviour and learn their unique callings.

Sharon Zondi

I am Sharon Zondi and I am coming from the beautiful kingdom of the Zulu’s. I have completed my travel & Tourism diploma in 2007.  I have worked in different hotels, guesthouses, Bed and Breakfast in South Africa and being in the tourism industry has been one of my life experience so far. I love travelling & meeting new people, being in the tourism industry I get to do just that. I am ready to organise your holiday.

Pride Maposa
Pride Maposa Pride was born in Zimbabwe and migrated to South Africa in 2008 where she finished her high school level in 2010. She is holding a diploma in Travel and Tourism and the Conference and Event management Certificate. She enjoys and passionate about working in the travel industry and her favorite part is organizing and planning trips around Southern Africa.
Phiwa Mthethwa
English guide
Phiwa is from Hluhluwe, in Zululand in a small village located few meters away from the entrance of Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park. As a young boy growing up very close to the “Big Five” area, he managed to learn more about these special animals, he hears what others can’t hear in the African bushes. He is a passionate story teller. He is holding a National Diploma in Ecotourism Management and NQF Level 4 Guiding on both Nature and Culture. For him, it’s not only about guiding, but it’s about learning and sharing.
Nkosinathi Xulu
French Tour Guide
Nkosinathi Xulu, known as Nathi, grown up in KwaZulu Natal in a place called Eshowe. He attended his education in his area before he moved to Durban for higher education. After completed his diploma in hospitality in Durban University of Technology, he went to France to further his studies. He is a national qualified and experienced guide. He’s been guiding since from 2007 through South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho Zambia and Zimbabwe. He is passionate and loves his job. Where would you like Nathi to take you to??
Ntuthuko Xulu
Tour Guide
My name is Ntuthuko from KwaZulu Natal. Growing up in a remote area close to a place named Shakaland which hosts tourists led me into this industry. Even though my journey was a long one before I joined tourism. I have trained as a national guide in South Africa and I have attained NQF Level 4. I have been working as friendly and knowledgeable guide since from 2007 to date. I have done lot of tours inside and outside Southern African countries. My excellent work allowed me to create a solid relationship with the travellers,  travel agents as well as tour operators. My mantra is: a client is always a VIP and nobody tells stories like we do.
Veronika Laedrach
Switzerland based Rep.

I am Veronika. I am fluent in German, English and soon to be fluent in French. I have travelled the world (Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, India, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand and much more). I have to say, out of all the continents I have visited: I fell head over heels in love with Africa, this happened right after climbing Kilimanjaro.After this trip, I wanted to visit more African countries and so I did that. I visited Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, and also done tours with Bongizwe in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa Personally, I have a lot of experience in the travel of all kinds whether alone or group or with friends. And, I have a genuine interest in the travel industry as a whole. For more information about Southern tours safaris, please contact me by email: 

Daniel Jacobs
Operations Manager & Guide

The well experienced Daniel affectionately known as Niel is one of the best guides in South Africa with an incredibly sense of humor. He traveled the whole Southern Africa as a guide and a pure explorer. His African knowledge of cultures and nature are some of his strengths. He is the man behind the scene making sure that all our tours are running smooth and he is always happy to be in the bush himself when he is needed. The best part of travelling with Niel is that no traveler starves, he is the champion of the barbaque known as braai in his language, Afrikaans. 

Celumusa Ngema
Reservations Trainee

Growing up in a tiny village known to the locals as Mgodla, not far from Hluhluwe Game Reserve wasn’t easy but being close to nature was a blessing in disguise. Mgodla village was small but nice natural place and splendid for tranquility seekers. As a young boy growing up near Hluhluwe dam, I always saw tourists’ boats cruising on the Hluhluwe dam through the game reserve. Hippos, crocodiles and other animals were always along the dam. It was then where I developed the tourism industry interest. Having grown up in a rich and unique culture my next goal was to learn about other cultures which was only possible in tourism industry because it is where you travel and learn. As soon as I got to the high school, I chose tourism as one of the subjects into my curriculum. After graduating at high school, I pursued travel and tourism in one of the colleges in Durban. I attained my diploma in 2017 and joined Southern Tours and Safaris in November 2018 to realize my goal. I am driven by passion, love of nature and travel industry.