About Us Marietjie



Marietjie is a South African born in the Northern KwaZulu Natal countryside. Her love for travel blossomed at a young age, traveling overland in Africa with her family. Due to her father’s fear of flying, they explored neighboring African countries by car. This love for exploration drives her passion for creating unique and memorable adventures for JENMAN African Safaris clients. Having traveled in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho & Mozambique, her personal travel experiences strengthen her expertise in planning customized itineraries.

Background and Expertise

After graduating high school, Marietjie completed her Diploma in Tourism Management at CPUT. She then worked in various sectors of the industry, including Guiding, Overlanding, Operations, and running a backpacker in Cape Town. Eventually, she settled in tailor-made sales.

With an impressive 15 years in the industry, Marietjie has spent over 8 years in tailor-made sales. During this time, she has worked with self-drive and Fully Independent Traveller (FIT) Safaris, as well as private groups. Her experience encompasses both mid-range and very high-end arrangements, allowing her to understand the different needs of her clients and tailor itineraries exactly to their budget and interests.

About Us Marietjie
About Us Marietjie

Client Testimonials

“We have visited South Africa twice and both times we have used Jenman Safaris to coordinate a bespoke vacation. This time around Marietjie coordinated an amazing trip to Sabi Sands and it was just what we wanted!”
– M Shah

“In August 2023 my daughter and I traveled to South Africa and Zimbabwe with JENMAN African Safaris. I absolutely loved my experience with the company! Our consultant Marietjie understood my requirements and interests from the start and proposed an amazing child friendly tour for me and my 7 year old daughter. I greatly appreciate Marietjie’s prompt responses, especially considering I booked the trip with only three weeks’ notice. We enjoyed every moment of our trip and I would like to thank Jenman for making our travel memorable!!! Can highly recommend the company!”
– Anzhelika Nadsadina

“Exceptional. The reserve spans over 10.000 hacres and the animals can roam freely. The staff service is superb as well as the Spa. If you are lucky your room will overlook the reserve, definitely recommend for any traveller and solo travellers with a relatively low budget. I was lucky enough to have been assisted by Marietjie who has made my trip memorable. Many thanks, I do hope to be back.”
– Elena Chiozza


Ready for your next adventure? Contact Marietjie at marietjie@jenmansafaris.com, and together design your dream journey, tailored to your preferences.