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Our Story

An inside account

Lucy Berndt

DIRECTOR

My name is Lucy Berndt, wife, and mother to one human child and four fur children. The things that complete my world are spending time with friends and family, being outdoors surrounded by wildlife, staying active by cycling, hiking, running, or doing CrossFit. I make sure life is filled with adventure and taking any travel opportunity that is presented to me whether just a small road trip or an international tour. Live live to the fullest!

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The tourism industry was not my first career choice, animals being my passion I was sure to become a Zoologist. However, this career was not destined for me and so I decided to enroll in a National Diploma in Ecotourism Management thinking I will become a ranger of sorts. This is my turning point, whilst studying I fell more in love with the Travel and Management side than the actual wildlife subjects and went on to complete my honors in Travel and Tourism Management.

My foundation in the travel industry started when I joined The Travel Corporation where I spent time front end as a Regional Sales Manager for 5 incredible brands namely Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Uniworld River Cruise Collection, Contiki and Busabout. I later moved behind the scenes as Senior Product and Purchasing Executive for Thompsons Africa where I enjoyed working closely with sales and systems departments, looking after key suppliers, and doing customer negotiated contracting.

 Four years ago, I was presented with the opportunity relocate to Cape Town and assisted with starting up a brand-new concept and company called TSC Africa. This is one of my biggest achievements, setting up a company, systems, operations etc. all from scratch and turning it into a multi-million-rand sales turnover business.

 

My travel bug has taken me to several destinations around the world and I look forward to exploring many more places in the years to come.

My passion for travel, the industry, experience, and knowledge has made me realize that it was time for me to start my own adventure. I love the personal interactions, building not only relationships but gaining friends with so many wonderful people and it is time for me to help you make your dream trips come true!

Lucy Berndt | Director