+27 21 715 5409 trevor@africanpride.co.za

Meet the Team

Trevor Hewett

Trevor Hewett

Managing Director

Founder of African Pride Tours in 1990, I have travelled extensively on 5 continents. I have a passion for travel, sport & wildlife, and have visited most of Africa’s top safari destinations & lodges.

Jill Walker Allen

Jill Walker Allen

Africa & key market specialist

I obtained a degree in Hotel Management at Ealing University before joining African Pride in 1996. I have led high-end safaris throughout East, West & Central Africa, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro 3 times, and am an active runner.

Zita Louw

Zita Louw

Groups manager

I left a career in F&B management and joined African Pride 12 years ago. I try to remain calm when the pressure is on, which is often a good attribute with group travel. My interests include travel, martial arts & visual arts.

Patti Kinkead-Weekes

Patti Kinkead-Weekes

FIT specialist

Married with 2 young boys, I came from an airline background before joining African Pride 10 years ago. I like being organised and am known for my attention to detail in all things work-related.

Prashant Ramlakan

Prashant Ramlakan

Key market specialist

I grew up in Durban but have made Cape Town my home. I am a family man who loves to travel & am passionate about sport. Allow me to curate your ideal holiday!

Desiree Gaven

Desiree Gaven

FIT's & Groups

I started my tourism career with African Pride way back in 2008 and have enjoyed building relationships with some of our top agents over many years.  

Nina Dean

Nina Dean

FIT's & Groups

I spent a year in the USA as an au-pair before returning to Cape Town where I worked with pre-primary children before turning my hand to tourism more than 5 years ago. I enjoy new challenges & dealing with agents in different countries.

Jannine Lawrence

Jannine Lawrence

FIT's & Groups

Originally from Zimbabwe, I joined African Pride 3 years ago. I am a very detail-orientated person with a passion for travel, cycling & swimming (in that order).

Nicky Booysen

Nicky Booysen

FIT's & Groups

I was in IT but changed my career path 3 years ago when I moved to the Cape & joined African Pride Tours. I recently started a family & am a beginner in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Lauren Hewett

Lauren Hewett

Finance & Admin

I only joined the travel industry 2 years ago, having trained & worked in London & South Africa as a social worker before raising a family. I am a social animal who loves travel, animals, reading, movies & the vibe in tourism.

Jane Hewett

Jane Hewett

Finance & Admin

A teacher by profession, I entered the travel industry as a short-term stand-in for a colleague who was on maternity leave. That was almost 20 years ago. Since then I have fulfilled numerous roles at African Pride.

Ruth Castle

Ruth Castle

Junior consultant

I am in the process of completing my diploma in tourism, having done internships at hotels & now at African Pride. I love learning about this industry & helping dream holidays to come true.

Shaun Hewett

Shaun Hewett

Head of Sports & Education Division

I am a history teacher with a passion for all sport but especially cricket. I joined the family tourism business to promote both incoming & outbound sports & education tours.

Brendon Hamman

Brendon Hamman

Sports organiser

I am passionate about all sport and am an active coach of both rugby & cricket. I recently joined African Pride in the sports & education division.

Ella Bauer

Ella Bauer

National guide

I have been a guide with African Pride for more than 20 years & have led groups & FIT’s all over Southern Africa. I love it when my clients have fun while learning about our great country.

Marcos Solis-Peralta

Marcos Solis-Peralta

National guide

I was born in Chile and have lived in South Africa for 39 years. I am a long-distance athlete, artist, photographer, ballroom dancing teacher & guide who loves people & showing them what Southern Africa has to offer.

Melodie Morris

Melodie Morris

National guide

I am one of SA’s most experienced & charismatic guides, full of fun & energy. I love music & the arts, sing in a choir, and have a passion for showing off my beautiful country.