2019: A Year in Review.
First of all, thank you! To my small but bright community of newsletter readers, thank you for keeping in touch with Leopard each month through this newsletter. It means a lot that you choose to stay.
This year has been nothing short of incredible. I am so grateful that every day I get to wake up and do a job I love, even with all the problems, and the great challenge of coaxing a business to life from absolutely nothing.
At the start of 2019, Leopard came into existence when my very first clients, John & Vicki, travelled to South Africa on 8 January. After these early pioneers, we had clients from France, USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. To create special, once off trips for each client, I visited 48 hotels and lodges across South Africa in 2019. This was hard work, but very enjoyable too!
Our vision remains to change the way people travel. With mass tourism negatively impacting some of the world’s greatest destinations, we want people to stop taking packaged tours, to go off the well beaten path and to truly experience the heart of beautiful South Africa. At Leopard, we create all our itineraries with this in mind, and only work with the best lodges, hotels and specialist guides to achieve this vision.
Finally, I wish you all a good end to 2019 and a superlative 2020 filled with health, happiness and lots of travel!
P.S. We now accept credit card payments through Yoco. We are pleased to offer this service to you and hope it will make booking a holiday much easier.
P.P.S. I visited Grootbos this month, to see photos of this fynbos paradise click here.