Travel Designer Blog Posts

  • Bobtail. A Journey. Travel Designer and Wild Child Africa had the opportunity of designing a journey for Egg Films and their amazing team to film this Bobtail commercial in the Transkei in January 2017. With huge thanks to Wild Child Africa, Matt Christian Botha and Camilla Howard for making everything possible for us in the wildest cost of South Africa. Well done to from us to Benson, Martina Jasmin , Jason Fialkov and the whole production team and Egg Films.
  • SlowJackTour
    A Road Trip to Mozambique with Slow Jack and Manouche. A huge shout out to all the guys that made the trip extra special and ensured that we travelled the distance in comfort: Front Runner South Africa, BALLO, Musgrave Gin, Origin Coffee Roasters and Music Experience. Also a big thank you to with James Delaney of Delaney Artist who is the man to introduce you to the best attractions and inspiring street art scene when in Joburg. Do listen to these great bands and remember that you can […]
  • Ozzy and Secret Adventurer
    Hosting Singita’s Top Chefs For an Exceptional Day in Cape Town. Singita Luxury African Safari Lodges & Reserves are synonymous with luxury African safari experiences and have set the bar for excellence, service and personal attention to detail in the hospitality industry, which makes Travel Designer exceptionally proud to be one of their preferred operators in Cape Town. During October 2017, we were invited to host their Head Chefs Andrew Nicholson, Dylan Pitallo, Paul Antolik, Bryan English and James Kenny from Singita’s […]
  • Top Gin Experiences Cape Town
    Top 10 Gin Experiences and bars in Cape Town. Huge thanks to Eatsplorer for including Travel Designer‘s sunset appreciation master class in their Top 10 Gin Experiences and bars in Cape Town. Read the full article here. As quoted: ‘We don’t know about you, but we feel like gin is having a bit of a moment and we’re here to make sure that this trend keeps trending, because if there is one thing we love it’s parking off with a perfectly cool, gorgeously […]
  • Surfing the formidable Skeleton Bay near Walvis Bay, Namibia. Travel Designer recently joined our pro surfer Dale Staples and a gathering of devoted surfers for a week of wilderness and barrelling waves on Namibia’s coastline, staying at the remotely placed Pelican Point Lodge. The area is home to Skeleton Bay aka Donkey Bay, rated as the best wave in the world by many professional wave riders. Fondly referred to as the Donkey, it sets a benchmark for the perfect wave: a two-kilometre-long runway of […]
  • Singita Tour with Student Finalists of the Next Einstein Competition. Travel Designer was asked by Singita to design a five day Cape Town itinerary for the Next Einstein Competition finalists, students from The Xhimungwe school district of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. More about the Next Einstein Forum. Launched in 2013, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung. The NEF is a platform that connects science, society and policy in Africa […]
  • Bo-Op Designers
    Visiting South African Designers in Their Workspace. One of the unique experiences Travel Designer offers is the opportunity to visit some of the young and talented South African designers in their own workspace. These designer’s products range from clothing, jewellery to sunglasses. We call it ‘The Role and Significance of Creativity in The Urban Realm’ and this is an introduction to some of our favourites we visited at the Bo-Op Collective. Sealand – Jasper Eales Rooted in Cape Town’s southern peninsula where […]
  • Dutch Navenant Magazine Features Ozzy. With thanks to Lotte van Rooij of Safari Design, Travel Designer and Ozzy got a feature in the Dutch Navenant Magazine. Not sure what your language skills are, bt sharing below in the hope that some of you can understand. See the full article here.
  • Flower Camp
    The Ultimate Wild Flower Experience. Reflecting on 2018, one of the highlights for us was our involvement with the Wild Flower Camp which was held on the Kersefontein Farm in August, when Travel Designer joined Andrew Bance of Pangaea Tribe  and Chante Bradfield of Cape Living Collection in creating an unforgettable experience on the West Coast, one that would bring the wildflowers to the clients like never before. The idea was born while trying to organise a trip for clients wanting to see the Spring flowers, yet […]
  • Taking You To New Heights With Travel Designer. At Travel Designer, we see things from a different perspective, stepping away from the norm to introduce you to a unique and rather exceptional side of lifestyle travel with experiences that give you access to legendary local people and moments that are both enviable and inspiring. In keeping with this unique travel philosophy, and with the diverse beauty of Cape Town as our landscape, we take you to enthralling viewpoints, immerse you […]
  • Secret Adventurer Weekend
    Adventure Weekends Made Easy. When you let Travel Designer be involved in your Cape Town trip, this kind of secret adventure might just happen – of course only if you are brave enough to have an “out of box thinking” experiences. Check out the video for a look at what we got up to recently with some of the incredibly inspiring people we collaborate with, in and around the city. And a massive shout out to all the brands who got behind us. BALLO, Suunto, Sealand […]
  • Coffee Ozzy
    Five of the Wildest Places to Drink Coffee In their cover feature, Editor Melanie Winter of Coffee Magazine got to know our very own Ozan Yerlikaya in an interview as they talked about his passion for coffee, and the rather wild and diverse coffee drinking adventures he’s had, one of which was with the African Bush Camps team. This is a look at five of the wildest places to drink coffee, and the work Ozzy does as our own Travel Designer and the […]