Desiré Saayman

Meet Desiré Saayman

Desiré grew up along the Garden Route and completed her studies at the University of Stellenbosch, studying Tourism. She has always been very passionate about travelling, exploring Southern and East Africa especially, and is a big fan of safaris. "I believe that a safari is the most personal and profound experience anyone can indulge in," she says. Her favourite travel destinations are the Kruger National Park and Botswana. As a travel consultant, she's been organising trips for people to these destinations for the past 15 years and still loves every second of selling our beautiful continent and fulfilling someone’s dream to travel. Find out more about Des in this Q&A!

Favourite Destination:

Sabi Sand Region

Favourite Hotel:

Singita Boulders Lodge

Client Feedback

  • "It is my great pleasure to inform you that Desiré is an exemplary agent and a tremendous asset to your company. She has made ours a trip of a lifetime to South Africa, one of the most memorable vacations ever. We had a most wonderful time in all the cities and towns that we visited. The service was seamless and dotted with many special touches that made our 25th Anniversary incredible. She went above and beyond our expectations in handling any problematic situations while constantly reminding us to focus on the awesome experience that we were having. She was calm, professional, efficient, thoughtful, polite and gracious. I have told all of our friends and family to use her to book their trip to South Africa." - Miryam Prosper
  • "Loved every moment of the trip. Desiré did an amazing job. Her advice was spot on. Room 8 at La Res was possibly the most beautiful room we have every stayed in, anywhere and she was 100% right that we should stay at Sweni and then Londo, given the somewhat different terrain and game viewing. Both were great. All the internal flights went beautifully (loved the Pilatus PC12). I will recommend Desire to friends." - Gregg Winter
  • "David, you should know what an amazing staff you have. I suspect nearly everyone returns from a South African vacation feeling exhilarated. Our vacation could not have been more satisfying and we give most of the credit to Desiré Saayman who did an incredible job for us. Heartiest thanks to everyone at ICON and Rhino. We will never forget this experience." - Janet Finan

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