LB Safaris - who are we?
LB Safaris has been involved in offering unique travel solutions to Southern Africa from 2003. Starting small we assisted individual travellers to experience the exceptional beauty of our most beautiful part of the world! Offering our passion for travel and in depth knowledge of Southern Africa we now assist hundreds of people per year. Whether we tailor make or offer a combination of unique packages our goal is to let everybody experience the soul of “our” Africa!
With our very own registered booking office in South Africa, more than 10 years’ experience, and an exceptional track record in the industry it is our mission to offer all our clients the very best value for their money and an truly memorable African experience!
Meet the team
Erica de Wolde
Responsible for customer service and sales. Handles all enquiries from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Lichtenstein, Hong Kong, Dubai & Eastern Europe. Specialism individual travellers, family holidays and small (incentive) groups tours. Erica moved the Netherlands in 2006 and is in charge of the daily running of LB Safaris. She was born in Pretoria en lived on a farm near Tzaneen for most of her life as a child. Her passion for nature is mainly focussed on animals and ornithology. To relax she loves making photographs. She also likes to entertain and cooking outdoors or a typical South African braai (BBQ)
As managing director of Brosad Travel Services El-Ria is in charge of the complete running of our South African booking office and looking after our biggest clients. Maintaining close links with advice and constant monitoring she ensures that her clients are in charge of the required destinations and the best possible options are found for the traveller. EL-Ria currently lives in Pretoria close to our offices and as a full time mom has her work cut out for her running both office and home. As a child she lived in the Lowveld in a farming community near the Kruger Park. She completed her computer sciences studies at university specializing in programming and system analyses but prefers and enjoys working with people. Her passion is photography, travel and spending time shopping with her sisters.
Lizette Venter - As Financial Manager Lizette is our liaison between financial institutions, accommodations and is ensuring the general running of the office. Lizette also is a vital member of our booking team in South Africa. This mom and grandmother who grew up in Limpopo and who lived on the West Coast of South Africa, is a real people person and enjoys travelling. Her extensive knowledge of our country, combined with her studies and years of experience in office management and finances, makes her a real asset to our office.
Responsible for customer service and sales she handles all enquiries from Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. Specialism individual travellers, family holidays and small (incentive) groups tours. Anja was born and raised in Cape Town and moved with her husband and sons to the Netherlands in the early 1990’s. Having run her own guesthouse in South Africa until she left for the Netherlands she loves working with people and different cultures. She is in charge of the sales and administration at our European office when she is not travelling and meeting different people and discovering other cultures.
Responsible for sales . Handles all enquiries from Spanish speaking countries and specializes in tailor making tours for the more active traveller & groups as well as organizing over landing tours for small groups. Selwyn was born and partially raised in South Africa. He has just finished his tourism studies and is partly responsible for the websites. His passion for kites and other related sports is what keeps him busy as well as developing a special range of packages for the younger more adventurous traveller.
Dennis de Jong
Dennis is the only non-African in our team and advises and assists us on web design and PR for the Dutch and Belgian markets. As a recurrent traveller to South Africa he has built a special affinity and bond with our world. He is also a gifted photographer and videographer often combining it with his hobby of model aeroplanes to produce exceptional videos.
Simon Brokke. Co-founder and mostly responsible for the marketing and liaison between the European sales offices and the Pretoria office. Born and raised in Kimberley South Africa he now mainly resides in the Netherlands. As a sculptor and passionate traveller he enjoys to share his experience and especially his love for the desert regions of Southern Africa. Always travelling with a camera to capture the raw beauty and exquisite landscapes which inspire him. For those who are curious about his art or wish to share in his continual changing view of Southern Africa and its magnificent deserts click here to go to his website and face book page.