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MEET OUR TEAM AND JOURNEY LEADERS

"Your connection and friends in Africa"
Adele Sinisterra

Adele Sinisterra

Founder, MD and Journey leader

With 17 years of experience at management level in tour operating and a lifetime passion for the natural world (she has been traveling throughout southern Africa since the age of 3), Adele continually brings new and exciting concepts to Journeys In Africa as she herself evolves and grows. She is personally involved with the Sacred Retreats and African Soul Journeys and, whenever possible, ventures into the Kalahari.

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Val Strauman

Admin and accounts

Val is a constant and valuable support handling the daily admin in the office and the very important task of all the accounting. She is often helping out whenever an extra hand is needed and you may hear her friendly voice on the other end of the phone.

Helene Sinisterra

Helene Sinisterra

Facebook

Animal lover and communicator, Helene is in charge of our Facebook page keeping everything fresh and up to date. When not studying at school or busy in the office she spends every spare minute with her gorgeous horse Bella.

Bruce Terlien

Bruce Terlien

Safari expert

With 15 years of leading safaris all over southern Africa and a registered level 2 field guide, Bruce is our eyes and ears when it comes to planning all the finer details of our safaris and nature expeditions. His big passions in life are southern Africa’s birds, animals and plants and on our Namibian and Nature Journeys you will often be in his capable hands.

Mike-Raymakers

Michael Raymakers

Nature Journey leader

Mike has led nature journeys in Southern Africa for the last 17 years. His general knowledge of anthropology, botany, geology and ornithology is excellent, particularly with regard to the complex ecological roles that the plants, birds, insects and animals play in Africa. A keen conservationist and natural history photographer Mike often leads our Nature Journeys to the flowers and Africa’s wilderness spaces.

Anita-Bagshaw

Anita Bagshaw

Nature & Cape Town cultural expert

Having lived in Cape Town most of her life, Anita prides herself on being a Capetonian through and through and has a strong connection with its rural people, spectacular nature and cultural heritage sites. Passionate about caring for the Earth, Anita often leads our Green Garden Route Nature Journeys and as a yoga teacher also accompanies groups on our retreats where her peaceful presence is appreciated.

Melissa Krige

Melissa Krige

Tree communicator & conservationist

Melissa lives with her family in the ancient forest of Platbos home to some rare and sacred trees over 1000 years of age. In communication with the trees she has produced the African Tree Essence range of remedies that hold the vibrational blueprint of the sacred trees. You will benefit from Melissa’s wisdom and insight on trees and the natural forests that support our Earth on our Sacred Forest Retreats.

Erica Vink

Erica Vink

Walking & Wine Leader

Erica is an outdoor enthusiast and has spent much of her time exploring the beautiful hiking trails on our Walking in Wilderness Journeys throughout South Africa not forgetting enigmatic Table Mountain which is on her back doorstep. Apart from being a much loved guide on our Flower Nature Journeys, Erica leads many of our Food and Wine Gourmet Journeys into the Winelands and don’t be surprised if you take a detour on the way to some of her “secret” local wine spots.

Wynter Worsthorne

Wynther Worsthome

Animal communicator & conservationist

Wynther is a world renowned animal and inter species communicator conducting workshops both locally and internationally and her ethos “for the animals” applies to everything she does in life. We are priviledged to have her collaboration and leadership on our Connecting with Animals Journeys and deep insight into some of Africa’s most sacred and rare animals.