Meet the Team

Customer Service

Jurgens Liebenberg Head of Customer Service
Jurgens Liebenberg
Head of Customer Service

From a small town up north, one of the hottest places you can find on the map. Jurgens loves gaming and has a fun sense of humour. He likes working with people and is always glad to be in a team - especially the booking team!

Chanel Schönfeldt Booking Support: Team Leader
Chanel Schönfeldt
Booking Support: Team Leader

Chanel absolutely loves Cape Town and adores the sea, cooking, braai and spending time with her family. She’s a social butterfly that enjoys her job and is crazy about the TravelGround Team. She dreams of travelling around the world with her husband and daughter, but her heart will forever stay anchored in the Mother City.

Johane Van Eeden Booking Support: Team Leader
Johane Van Eeden
Booking Support: Team Leader

Johané loves nature and her family and believe there is nothing better then spending her weekend around the swimming pool and the braai with family and friends. She loves people and recogise the individual needs in everybody. She would love to see the world, but her heart will always be in South-Africa.

Morné Van Heerden Booking Support: Team Leader
Morné Van Heerden
Booking Support: Team Leader

Morne was born and raised in Fochville and he prefers to live in the moment - that's what's important because today's all that matters. His family and his pets are his first priority and he loves to help out at South African Boston Terrier Rescue. Callisthenics is his passion and he can not go one day without it.

Tanya Harris Booking Support: Team Leader
Tanya Harris
Booking Support: Team Leader

Tanya has travelled quite a bit, but her heart belongs in SA – preferably on a beach, with her baby and husband soaking up the sunshine by her side.

Charl Pitout Booking Support
Charl Pitout
Booking Support

Charl is from Durban originally, but has been living in Cape Town for more than 10 years. He spends most of his time outdoors and loves going for walks and listening to music. The best education he has ever received was traveling and his favourite city is New York. He firmly believes in the expression: "I found that if you love life, life will love you again".

Cherine Swanepoel Booking Support
Cherine Swanepoel
Booking Support

Cherine is originally from a little town called Volksrust and crazy about Cape Town. She has a passion for nature, loves animals, and likes camping, fishing and biking. Cherine is a friendly girl who likes listening and lending a hand.

Claudette De Clercq Booking Support
Claudette De Clercq
Booking Support

Claudette is originally from Pretoria and recently moved to Cape Town. It has always been her dream to live in Cape Town. She loves the beach, dogs and new challenges. She is a very compassionate and friendly person.

Elvona Tamana Booking Support
Elvona Tamana
Booking Support

Elvona originally comes from Bethelsdorp in Port Elizabeth, but has been living in Cape Town for 16 years. She comes from a family of 5, and is blessed to have both her parents, an elder sister and younger brother. She is a mother to 4 year old boy and fiance to a gentleman named Moses. You’ll always find her with a smile on her face. She absolutely loves travelling, but hasn't gotten the chance to do a lot of that lately. However, she has been dancing a lot.

Ingrid Hassim Booking Support
Ingrid Hassim
Booking Support

Ingrid enjoys travelling. The view of Table Mountain from an airplane window, the ocean during the day and the shimmering lights of the Mother City make her heart skip a beat. She has a great passion for her children, a good book, cooking, good coffee and chocolate. Ingrid always strives for excellence and to make everything that crosses her path better than she found it. Her motto is: “Plant the good, and beauty will flourish”

Jacques Pretorius Booking Support
Jacques Pretorius
Booking Support

Jacques is an easy-going guy who loves to crack jokes around the braai. On a Wednesday you’ll find him in a karaoke bar. He loves zombies and Harry Potter. If you feed him brains he’ll stay your friend forever and even give you a ride on his Nimbus 2000.

Lisa-Maria Botes Booking Support
Lisa-Maria Botes
Booking Support

Lisa is a nature lover and she loves to get the adrenaline going. She enjoys having fun on weekends with her family and friends. Tourism has always been her passion and she would really like to tour her own country. She is a very friendly and loving person and she will always walk the extra mile to help people.

Margaretha Käsner Booking Support
Margaretha Käsner
Booking Support

Maggie hails from Cape Town and the sea is her inspiration. She loves her family, her loved ones and the tourism industry is her passion. She always tries to look her best. Her motto is: aim for the moon, and even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Martelle Thiart Booking Support
Martelle Thiart
Booking Support

Martelle is an explorer, nature lover and culture vulture with an undeniable passion for tourism. Spending time in nature and at the seaside are her idea of the perfect holiday. She lives in the Mother City and has the most fun and down-to-earth colleagues on the planet!

Monica De Gouveia Booking Support
Monica De Gouveia
Booking Support

Monica is a passionate and positive person that always strives to be greater today than she was yesterday. She loves the outdoors as well as indoors, especially when it comes to shopping malls. She enjoys being in the company of friends and family as much as possible. After living in London for two years she finally realised that there is no place like home right here in South Africa.

Morne Adlem Booking Support
Morne Adlem
Booking Support

Morné is originally from Vredenburg. He is a very friendly person who likes to work with people. He will always go the extra mile to help people. He loves computers and spends his free time with friends.

Nerine Kruger Booking Support
Nerine Kruger
Booking Support

Nerine grew up in Amanzimtoti, but has been living in Cape Town for a decade. She is a vivacious people's person that will go out of her way to help anyone and make them feel loved. Her one year old boy is the apple of her eye life and she adores her family, friends, and pets.

Thandeka Qangule Booking Support: Team Leader
Thandeka Qangule
Booking Support: Team Leader

An avid reader and an aspiring blogger! Thandeka is very passionate about people and loves to laugh.

Timothy Terblanche Booking Support
Timothy Terblanche
Booking Support

Timothy is originally from Pretoria but grew up on the Cape Peninsula. He loves nature and animals. His idea of the perfect weekend is pitching a tent with his friends next to the ocean or a river. He tries to stay active by surfing and playing some rugby.

Marketing & Content

Gerriline Fouche Head of Marketing
Gerriline Fouche
Head of Marketing

Gerriline is originally from Vredendal on the border of the Namaqualand, but is now settled in the suburbs of Bloubergstrand. She studied BA Law at Stellenbosch University, where the Afrikaans & Dutch Department fed her passion for the Afrikaans language, literature and culture. After finishing an honours degree in Afrikaans & Dutch in 2017, Gerriline bid adieu to her student life in the Cape Winelands. She enjoys reading autobiographies, novels and poetry, and you can usually find her with a cup of coffee, admiring art or attending theatre productions.

Danielle Terblanche Team Leader: Content Team
Danielle Terblanche
Team Leader: Content Team

Danielle is a Cape Town girl who likes laughing, drinking coffee and taking pictures of pretty things. Anything in nature is an adventure for her, especially the beach and mountains. She enjoys exploring new places and sharing it with people. Travelling is food to her soul and she will spend her last cents on it. Danielle feels life is too short to drink bad coffee and red wine and that is why she's constantly searching for places where she can drink good coffee and red wine. She loves Afrikaans and can spend her days reading a book.

Adriëtte Le Roux Content Coordinator
Adriëtte Le Roux
Content Coordinator

Adriëtte completed her BA in Language and Culture at Stellenbosch University in 2013, majoring in Afrikaans and Dutch, English Studies and History. The following year she did her Post Graduate Certificate in Education while working as a tutor in the Afrikaans Language Acquisition Department at Stellenbosch. After a few years teaching high school Afrikaans and History, she joined our content team as a language practitioner, translator and blogger.

Johmine Croeser Language Practitioner & Blogger
Johmine Croeser
Language Practitioner & Blogger

Johmine grew up in a small town, Piketberg. She studied BA Language and Culture and completed her Honours in Translation at the University of Stellenbosch. You can easily sway her with tickets to a music concert or a kitten. Music trivia is her thing and her biggest regret in life is that she will never be able to go on Noot vir Noot.

Lisa Croeser Language Practitioner & Blogger
Lisa Croeser
Language Practitioner & Blogger

Lisa is all the way from Namibia and studied at Stellenbosch University. She is an animal lover and spends most of her time reading. If she’s not enjoying time with her family, she loves writing and listening to music. She has a love for languages and tries to learn something new about languages every day.

Nanje Lourens Language Practitioner & Blogger
Nanje Lourens
Language Practitioner & Blogger

Nanje is from Somerset West and just finished her Postgraduate Diploma in Translation at Stellenbosch University. She loves travelling, camping, reading, the Afrikaans language and singing in her car when no one can hear her. Her biggest dream is to explore the English countryside and to visit a Scottish castle. And lastly, she has a lot of time for her family, her friends and her cat.

Establishment Service

Kate Gibbons Head of Establishments & Content
Kate Gibbons
Head of Establishments & Content

With a passion for people and a love for travel, Kate has found her niche here at TravelGround and LekkeSlaap. When not working you will find her taking walks in Tokai Forest, sweating up a storm at CrossFit or chilling with her mates. She has a keen interest in decor and design and loves keeping up with current trends.

Bernadette Van Schalkwyk New Listings Consultant
Bernadette Van Schalkwyk
New Listings Consultant

Originally from the Karoo, Bernadette moved to the Cape almost 10 years ago. She loves good food, good music, reading, watching movies and series and relaxing with her other half and our 5 furkids. She adores all animals and if she could, she would buy a farm and fill it with animals! Bernadette is currently busy studying for her BA in Linguistics.

Christie Durant New Listings Consultant
Christie Durant
New Listings Consultant

Christie is originally from Durban, and has spent the last 9 years living in London, where she has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe, and other parts of the world. She loves exploring new places, spending time at the beach, listening to music, reading, and anything creative.

Courtney Davis Establishment Support
Courtney Davis
Establishment Support

Courtney thinks of herself as enthusiastic and kind. Her passions include dancing, yoga and nutritious food. Her family and friends are extremely important to her, and she believes that if everyone did a bit of volunteering every month, the world would be a better place.

Dianke Endrich Establishment Support
Dianke Endrich
Establishment Support

Dianke is originally from Vredenburg, but lived in Gansbaai for some time. She enjoys drawing, is always looking for a new adventure and loves the outdoors, computer games, reading and cycling. She enjoys a braai and spending time with her family and as well as playing pranks!

Jean-Pierre Da Fonseca Sales Consultant
Jean-Pierre Da Fonseca
Sales Consultant

JP is an avid football fan, but generally enjoys all types of sport. He loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and nothing beats a good braai for him.

Katie Cowan New Listings Consultant
Katie Cowan
New Listings Consultant

Katie loves experiencing new places and she has travelled extensively throughout Africa, as well as other parts of the world. In her spare time she loves to curl up with a good book, watch TV or spend time with her three dogs. She is also a qualified field guide and enjoys spending time roughing it in the bush.

Kristin Adams Establishment Support: Team Leader
Kristin Adams
Establishment Support: Team Leader

Kristin loves art, especially the art of photography as it allows her to create beautiful pictures and express her views of life. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and meeting new people. She has a serious passion for food, especially "braais". One day she hopes to pack her bags and travel to most parts of South America.

Llewellyn Williams New Listings Consultant: Team Leader
Llewellyn Williams
New Listings Consultant: Team Leader

Llewellyn is a citizen of the world. Cape Town is his home, the world is his playground. Food and travel are his passions.

Michael-John Mocke Establishment Support
Michael-John Mocke
Establishment Support

MJ is a West Coast boy with a great passion for extreme sports, like water skiing, flying, surfing and motorcycling. He is a trained pilot and he enjoys South African traditions like a braai with good friends and a cold one in his free time.

Nicol Klopper Establishment Support
Nicol Klopper
Establishment Support

Nicol grew up in Bloemfontein, where he studied BCom Marketing. He is an energetic person and loves boxing, playing guitar and travelling. He is a dog lover and he is currently trying to teach his dog to surf. His motto in life is "vergeet die lemoene en trek aan jou skoene".

Nicolene Venter Establishment Support
Nicolene Venter
Establishment Support

Nicolene was born in Windhoek. From there she moved around quite a bit and then settled down in Cape Town. Nicolene has been living here for more than 10 years. She’s a very loyal person and very true to herself. She keeps her family and friends close to her heart and will do pretty much anything for them. Her biggest love is her daughter. You can always ask her for help as she will help wherever she can and if it’s in her capacity to do so.

Nicolette Siebritz Sales Consultant
Nicolette Siebritz
Sales Consultant

Nicolette loves reading, she could get lost in a bookshop. She also loves making eastern food. She has an awesome husband, 4 kids and pets. Nicolette generally loves spending time with her family and creating wonderful memories, whether it’s camping as a family or just spending time playing board games.

Pieter Wolhüter New Listings Consultant
Pieter Wolhüter
New Listings Consultant

Pieter is from the picturesque Free State and exchanged it all for the beautiful landscapes of Cape Town. He is a professional photographer with a passion for character and creatures. It is his dream to travel the world and experience the adventures it has to offer.

Roxanne Wareley New Listings Consultant
Roxanne Wareley
New Listings Consultant

Roxanne loves reading, meeting new people and is a good listener. She likes helping people and wants to travel the world.

Shelley Swart Establishment Support
Shelley Swart
Establishment Support

Shelley has an amazing husband and the most precious son, Connor Jo! She loves baking, making things and in all feels like a typical mother hen be it at home or at work!

Sunelle Olivier Establishment Support
Sunelle Olivier
Establishment Support

Sunelle is originally from Velddrif and she has a hospitality background working at BON Hotels and, more recently, Village n Life trading at the Farmhouse Hotel. Working with people is her passion. She enjoys spending time with family and friends or summer days on the beach. She is definitely a “glass-half-full-person”.

Operations

Marosane Hutchinson HR/Operations Manager
Marosane Hutchinson
HR/Operations Manager

Marosane strives to give the best version of herself in every aspect of her life and in so doing, inspire other people to give the best of themselves. It brings her joy to see people grow and develop into the best version of themselves. When not at work, you will find her spending time with her family. She has a passion for travel and aviation and enjoys good wine, good food and good coffee.

Princess Balasana Office Caretaker
Princess Balasana
Office Caretaker

Princess plays an important role in the TravelGround and LekkeSlaap Team. She is responsible for keeping the office clean and tidy. She has a keen interest in every staff member and often joins in the conversation with her colleagues over lunchtime. She always has a smile on her face and nothing is ever too much for her to handle.

Vivian Wessel Office Caretaker
Vivian Wessel
Office Caretaker

Vivian is originally from Alice in the Eastern Cape, but has been living in Cape Town for the last 8 years. She has two girls (8 and 22). She loves a traditional South African braai, singing, and spending time at her church.

Yoliswa Takatshanana Office Caretaker
Yoliswa Takatshanana
Office Caretaker

Yoliswa is a valued member of the TravelGround and LekkeSlaap team. Being a mother herself, she’s quite at home looking after our staff of over 50; and is as quick to laugh and join in on stories of weekend fun, as she is to scold a team member for interfering with her office work.

Accounts

Rayner Van Wyk Financial Manager
Rayner Van Wyk
Financial Manager

Rayner is a sports fanatic turned numbers guy. Over the past six years he’s worked in various financial industries from audit to consulting. Rayner recently returned from a two-year stint in London to settle down in Cape Town with his soon-to-be wife. He is Afrikaans, a Matie alumni and originally from Pretoria. Feel free to pop in at his office if you're in the mood for good coffee!

Lizl Fortuin Head of Accounts
Lizl Fortuin
Head of Accounts

With more than 10 years’ experience in admin & finance, Lizl enjoys working with people to find ways of making life easier.

Chantell Vaughan Accounts Assistant
Chantell Vaughan
Accounts Assistant

Chantell is passionate about the travel industry and her job. She enjoys travelling, exploring new places, reading and cooking (when she has time)!

Janine Swart Accounts Assistant
Janine Swart
Accounts Assistant

Tina Sardo Bookkeeper
Tina Sardo
Bookkeeper

Tina is in the accounts department and loves anything to do with figures or maths. Her free time is spent with family and friends and loves being in the great outdoors.

Development

Adrian Hayes Development Team Manager
Adrian Hayes
Development Team Manager

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, I spent 3 years in London where I met my South African wife Lauren. We moved to CT in 2016, married in 2017 and currently enjoying the quality of life here. I love old cars, keeping fit and exploring the Western Cape on long weekends with my wife.

Bilal Mirza Software Developer - Technical Lead
Bilal Mirza
Software Developer - Technical Lead

Bilal is from a small town in Botswana on the footsteps of Okavango Delta. He moved to Cape Town to become an engineer. He loves reading history, biography books and articles on recent technologies. He likes good food, the latest gadgets, and claims to be Batman!

Charl Potgieter Developer
Charl Potgieter
Developer

Charl is a recent Stellenbosch University graduate, with a love of both nature and technology. He likes spending his free time gaming, exercising, and going on occasional hikes. At work, he has a passion for creating good-looking and user friendly web pages and applications.

Federico Lorenzi Developer
Federico Lorenzi
Developer

Hardcore pop culture ninja. Travel fan. Web aficionado. Music maven. Social media lover. - Probably on a plane right now.

Ian Whelan Software Tester
Ian Whelan
Software Tester

Ian is a huge sports fan ─ Manchester United, Ferrari Formula 1 team and the Stormers are some of his favourites. He enjoys travelling locally and abroad, and discovering new wine farms is a passion of his along with the eternal search for the ultimate spicy chicken wing! He is a born and bred Capetonian, a collector of tattoos, and happily married. He also has two dachshunds.

Kelsey Hilton Developer
Kelsey Hilton
Developer

Kelsey was born in Cape Town and lived in both Cape Town and Johannesburg growing up. She loves animals (literally ALL of them) and wouldn’t miss an opportunity to take her dogs for a walk in the sunshine. Any day with friends and family is a day well spent. An engineer by studies, Kelsey decided she needed a new challenge and opted for the developer’s life (and loving it so far!).

Martin Smit Developer
Martin Smit
Developer

Martin was born in Centurion but spent most of his schooldays in Durbanville. After studying Socio Informatics at the University of Stellenbosch he joined the Joburg e-commerce scene. This is where he discovered the rush of getting online customers to click “add to cart” by streamlining the user experience. After 3 years in the fast lane he is happy to be back in beautiful Cape Town where “tomorrow” is defined as “another day”. He and his girlfriend are the proud owners of Phantom (a black cat) and Lilly (a Yorkie). Among his favourite pastimes are competitive gaming, wine tasting, and good times next to the braai with his friends.

Stephen Temple Developer
Stephen Temple
Developer

Stephen was born and raised in Cape Town and hopes to spend the rest of his life here! He studied a business degree at UCT specializing in Computer Science and Statistics and has just begun working in the ‘real world’. He loves travelling, whether it's around beautiful South Africa or exploring the rest of the world. His other hobbies include wildlife photography, any sport (both playing and watching) and reading.

Directors

Jonathan Womersley Director
Jonathan Womersley
Director

Jonathan has a background in commerce and engineering. He enjoys working at this amazing company!

Marcel Van De Ghinste Director
Marcel Van De Ghinste
Director

Marcel loves internet marketing, UI & conversion. Loves working at a high-growth company. Loves holidays. Loves his family most of all.

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