OVC Mpumalanga crew members located around the province ensure we on the road to meet as many young travellers daily. We are ready to help you with any and all travel enquiries! Get in touch for a free consultation with our awesome Crew Members.
I never knew I had this passion for travelling until OVC offered me this dream job! "If you get a job you love, you will never work a day in your life." It brings me great joy to help young people grow and experience different cultures all over the world. Life is really too short to stay in one place forever. I have been to the UK at a young age and their way of doing things fascinated me. I loved the whole vibe and eating different foods - I do not want someone going through life staying in their comfort zone. When in doubt - TRAVEL!
I have always loved the idea of travelling to new and exotic places. Not necessarily places where all the tourists are renowned to go. I love places where no one else goes, where the hidden treasures and beauty lie secret and only the wanderers who have the courage to search for it will find it.
I have always thought about travelling around the world and just leaving my normal life behind and that is still to this day my goal for my life. I have family in almost every place in the world and I do plan on visiting them soon. My first big trip overseas will be Asia as I have always loved studying their diversity of cultures, traditions and cuisine. I have a special place in my heart for Thailand and my back up plan for life will always be to Teach in Thailand.
I rely on an amazing Chinese proverb that reads: One learns more from traveling a thousand miles than from reading a thousand scrolls.
My journey with the OVC has taken me from one adventure to the next! Fresh home from my gap years in the United States I began consulting in the early days of 2004! I’ve watched the OVC grow from strength to strength, and to proudly say we are the leaders in SA youth travel! I’m currently the franchise owner of OVC Durban North, East Rand, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and Pretoria. We have fantastic crew members countrywide, eager to help young travellers reach their dreams of exploring the world just as we have had the opportunity to!
My passion, travels and knowledge of the United States culture have put me in the role of managing OVC American programs: Au Pair USA, Student Work USA, USA Hospitality Internships and Camp America. I personally handle each and every applicant that partakes in these programs. My role ensures all our young travellers are well taken care of when on their American adventure!
My Gap year afforded me the opportunity to live in the United States for 2 years as an Aupair and to travel extensively throughout the USA. My travels have taken me through to the UK and Ireland, Africa, Middle East and one of my favourite areas, the Far East! Travelling allows you to experience new cultures, new people, new adventures and make lifetime memories.
To all those inspired to travel, to find new adventures and to discover themselves, I encourage you all to take the steps I have. You will never regret your decision to venture out of South Africa!
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Taking new adventures in my life is a must!
Since a young age, I have been travelling through Southern African countries like Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique and extensively in South Africa. During school holidays I have worked at Eagle Adventure camps as an instructor and gone on church outreach programs in Mozambique.
After completing my degree in Recreation & Tourism, in 2013. I did a cultural exchange program to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Centre USA and worked in their Ice exhibit for 3 months. After working there, I travelled a little bit in the USA. Visited Universal Studios, Disney World and family friends in Orlando. Coming back from America I started at an Events company in Nelspruit.
January 2016, I became an Au pair in the United States. I Au paired for a wonderful family in New York City. During my year with them, I got the opportunity to travel to Boston, Washington D.C. Los Angeles, New Jersey and every square inch of New York City.
"Change the way you look at things – and the things you look at will change."
I have been part of the OVC family since January 2006. I started as a consultant and slowly worked my way up to Branch Manager and in May 2007 became Franchise owner of the then OVC Melville. January 2016 will see a new chapter in my life with the opening of our new store in Potchefstroom as OVC North West. I can truly say that OVC is the No. 1 Youth travel company in South Africa.
I have had the privilege to travel to several countries and my favourite destinations thus far have to be Chiang Mai in Thailand, New York in the States, Barcelona in Spain and then Madagascar, an amazing Island destination. Being the Program Manager of the Teach Abroad programs, I have had the opportunity to visit Thailand numerous times and love to share my absolute passion for this amazing country.
I have a passion for Travel and believe that my experience in the Youth Travel Industry will help any young wannabe traveller in making the right decision on which program he/she would like to partake in.
Please feel free to contact us and set-up an appointment to discuss your next adventure.