Louise de Waal

New Years eve Kirstenbosch concert 2013 2Louise was born & bred in Holland, lived and worked for 18 or so years in England, and is now living her dream in Cape Town – probably the most beautiful spot in the world. She holds a PhD in Environmental Management, but found her true passion in sustainable tourism. As an avid traveller, she founded Baobab Travel in 2002, a pioneer in designing tailor-made and responsible holidays to Africa. Baobab Travel was also one of the first operators, who started selling Fair Trade in Tourism certified travel packages. She now applies her sustainability expertise to help other tourism businesses to travel the road to sustainability through the “Green Girls in Africa.”
 
Louise is also an environmental activist lobbying against inappropriate developments on the Cape Peninsula and is actively involved in running a community blog.
 
Louise travels extensively throughout eastern and southern Africa, discovering unique, off-the-beaten track, and meaningful tourism products. She hopes to share some of those amazing experiences with you through our blog.
 
Life philosophy: Step out of your comfort zone and discover the magic!