Our story

You’ve heard about the wonders of Southern Africa travel, and you’re anxious to finally experience it.

So tell us, does this sound like you?

  • The prospect of an active holiday doesn’t deter you. 
  • You’re up for the early mornings and hopping in a 4X4 car to drive gravel roads toward the adventure of a lifetime. 
  • You’re the kind of person who exhales when you’re in nature. 
  • The proximity to a giraffe or elephant invigorates you.
  • The absence of WiFi revitalises you
  • You relish memories of the kind and genuine people you met along the way. 

We also value these experiences and are lucky to have them in our backyard. So, our mission is to support your journey through Namibia, so you can experience the unforgettable trip you’ve been yearning for.

Meet Hanneke

Director & Travel Designer

Introducing Hanneke, an adventurer fuelled by an unwavering passion for her home country of Namibia. Born and raised amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Namibia, Hanneke’s love for travel ignited at an early age, fostering a profound appreciation for the enchantment of African journeys.

After pursuing studies and working in marketing and film production in Cape Town, South Africa, for 13 years, Hanneke felt a magnetic pull back to her roots. In 2008, she returned to Namibia to start a family and reconnect with the land that had always held her heart.

In 2018, a pivotal moment arrived when her husband’s company, African Wanderer, needed a new leader. Encouraged by her innate curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit, Hanneke stepped forward to take on the challenge of small business ownership and embarking on an exciting new chapter of her life’s journey.

When Hanneke’s not engrossed in crafting captivating safari itineraries, you’ll find her experimenting in the kitchen (with mixed results) or bumping along gravel roads, searching for hidden gems and finding fantastic adventures.

She shares her life with her two lively young boys, her devoted and dashing husband, and a charming Irish Wolfhound named Bones.

With its unparalleled allure, Namibia holds a profound significance in Hanneke’s heart. It’s vastness and ethereal beauty make it a true gem among destinations. Hanneke and her team at African Wanderer are dedicated to creating experiences that will forever hold a special place in your memory.

Our love & appreciation for this country is contagious.
Beloved Namibian tradition: Octoberfest celebrations
Must-have Namibian meal: An oryx steak
All-time favourite family excursion: 4x4 dune driving to Sandwich Harbour
Can’t-miss scenic view: A Damaraland sundowner
Go-to Southern Africa snack: Biltong
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You had me at the sunsets.

Let’s ensure you won’t miss them.

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