The Team

Meet the Team

Nic de Klerk
Managing Director

Nic de Klerk, an electronic engineer by trade, left the company where he was the Technical Director in 1988 to follow his love for travelling. He first concentrated on travel marketing and in 1990 moved to the operational side to be more hands-on. In 1993 SOUTHERN CIRCLE TOURS & SAFARIS was born. The rest is history and a success story.

Lodewyk de Klerk
Marketing Director

Lodewyk and Anne-Marie, his wife, joined us on a permanent basis in 1996 and opened our Cape Town office. He has over 40 years’ experience in Travel and Tourism.

The Team

Key people involved in the subsequent growth and success of SCT & S were Nic’s wife Beate, a busybody who from feeding the team and guiding to rushing around the world marketing to exhibitions and shows, Lodewyk and Anne-Marie, his wife, joined us on a permanent basis in 1996 and opened our Cape Town office.

Debbie Venter has a long history in retail travel and joined us to explore the operator side of travel. She is responsible for product management and head the operations of the company.

Jac du Toit, an ex-political journalist, has a wealth of information and assists with product development when he is not busy looking after our guests.

Jacques du Toit looks after our guests in the Cape area and has many eager followers who had contact with him for his eagerness to make sure they are perfectly looked after while travelling with us

David de la Quearra, Daniel Smit, Hans Schouten, Barry Dalhouzie, Chris Schutte, Peter Fifield, Taki Cristodoulou, WP Dutton and Tony Molyneaux are all entrusted with our guests and you can read all about them and the good work they do in our Testimonial section!

The company grew from strength to strength and today we can pride ourselves on being one of the respected smaller operators in South Africa. We regard our policy as the very result of our success: We supply a personalized service and exclusive programs to small groups utilizing small luxury accommodation at affordable prices.

Our team is picked not only for their knowledge in the trade, but also their commitment to excellence. Our in-house guides are specialists in their own fields and are academics in their own right.

Winelands day tour - Cape Town

Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (Code: SCCW)

Discover the history of wine-making in the Paarl Winelands tour of Cape Town South Africa Highlights of the Cape Winelands guided tour include Paarl with its rich history of winemaking and the role it played in the development of the Afrikaans language and Franschhoek Valley where French settlers settled after fleeing persecution in France in the late 17th century. Partake in luxurious wine tasting tours of Cape Town and visit some of this area’s most famous wine estates. We spend time in Stellenbosch with its many historic buildings and some unique shopping opportunities. A great tour to taste of South Africa’s best wine! At the end of your day out on the Cape Winelands guided tour, we return to your hotel, late afternoon. White wines followed by red wines have soared in popularity and also quality since the ’60s and ’70s. Afterwards, the Stellenbosch Wine Route was launched, the first of its kind.  South Africa fell in the spotlight after Mandela was released from prison and received better acceptance of its wine. Today, it is accepted and enjoyed all over the world! You may be interested in these tours too: Full day Peninsula Tour – Code SCCK Full day Four Mountain Passes Tour – Code SCCM Cape Town City Tour – Code SCCC

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6-Day Kruger Park Safari and Zululand (Code: SCMD) (Johannesburg – Durban)

Johannesburg – Panorama Route – Kruger Park – Eswatini (Swaziland) – Zulu land – iSimangaliso World Heritage Site – Durban Our 6-day Kruger Park Safari spends almost 5 days of wildlife viewing including two private reserves and the famous Kruger National Park but, includes some of the most scenic areas in the country. The scenery includes the Panorama Route, Swaziland mountains and the Zululand forests and lakes. Another highlight includes a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, situated in the iSimangaliso world heritage site! There is nothing quite like being on a safari vehicle in Africa! You feel the crisp morning breeze in your face – alert, excited – taking in the smells, hearing the sounds of the wild around you – some closer, others in the distance, you find yourself in the African bush with the morning sun streaming through it – watching a majestic elephant bull standing just metres from you, looking straight at the vehicle with waving ears – inspecting! So, why not book your tour today, pay a small deposit and hold the price for travelling from now until the end of October next year! Click here to find out how!   DAY 1. Johannesburg – Panoramic Route (African Wildlife) Our first day on this amazing wildlife safari tour takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Robber’s Pass to Pilgrim´s Rest, the early gold mining town turned into a living museum. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the 19th century, hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains. After exploring this quaint old town, we continue to Sabie where we have a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to visit Lone Creek Falls Overnight Ligna Lodge. (Dinner included). DAY 2. Panoramic Route – Private Reserve (African Wildlife) After breakfast,

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