My responsibility as Chief Operating Officer (COO)is to plan, direct, and oversee the company’s operational policies, rules, initiatives, and goals; and to help the organization execute long-term and short-term plans and directives by implementing judgement, vision, management, and leadership. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) I am responsible for managing the financial risks of the business.
I grew up travelling and still love it; making new memories and impressions. Africa, being home, has a special place in my heart, I feel the colours, animals and people of this continent have so much vibrancy, life and passion that it just drags you along for the ride and in between the vast spaces feed your soul.
As a Product & Marketing Manager, I get to oversee contracting, maintaining relationship with current products and finding new ones, training consultants on these products, and negotiating specials for the company. I also work with the marketing team by providing them with product information and updates for our various campaigns.
Because travelling is a personal passion – works starts feeling less like work and more like keeping up with potential new holiday venues. I enjoy working with people who are passionate about a common goal, showcasing the best Africa has to offer.
The atmosphere is the office is great, I am lucky to have super colleagues. Happiness for me is when I can assist one of my colleagues or a client with a potential issue and we resolve it so that everyone walks away smiling or when I find a wonderful new gem to load to our product range.
I chose Biggestleaf Travel because I can combine my passions and live them out to the fullest potential. I also love the ethos of the company, everyone gives their best to achieve maximum results – it’s really an environment I thrive in!
I have always loved marketing and I enjoy the creativity and logical thinking it requires. Strategizing is a passion of mine, and I get immense satisfaction from being involved in a project from conceptualization to delivery.
I came from working at home, so when I met Robert and the team I was instantly drawn to the amazing atmosphere and family environment of Biggestleaf Travel. I was also looking for a new challenge and with the ever-growing nature of the business it has been an adventure.
I live around the corner so no traffic is a great plus (wink), but what I loved the most, when I first arrived at Biggestleaf Travel, was the warm, open and inviting atmosphere Robyn and Robert had cultivated. It’s very easy to love your job when your team is so fantastic!
I work closely with Robyn in doing all the invoicing of all bookings, reporting, creditor recons, payments and general administration functions. I guess you would say I’m better with numbers than words.
I knew Robert from when I was still working at a different tour operator – long before Biggestleaf Travel existed. Although I was hesitant to change companies, I really enjoyed the fact that Robert was always eager to listen and give advice – he promoted an open-door policy. So, decided to move over to Biggestleaf Travel in the hopes of finding something ‘ever-lasting’. A company where you are respected, treated equally and listened to.
I’m passionate about making a difference. When I’m involved with a project at work, I want to do my best to achieve success. I feel the same way about everything I do in my personal life. I always try to be a better person and to be happy and full of smiles and laughter.
My sister started working at Biggestleaf Travel 3 months before I started working here. Quina always came home smiling and raving about her fantastic place of work. I really wanted to be a part of such an awesome team that left one feeling so inspired and content – it didn’t take me long to request an interview with Robert.
What I enjoy most is when I work with happy clients and get valuable feedback. I enjoy making a lot of bookings, and feel motivated when I am able to beat my target from the previous day. I also love the fact that all our colleagues get along so well and that our work environment is a happy one.
I have had a growing passion for travel since I was very young. My curiosity with what the world had to offer was ignited as a child as our family spent a year travelling the globe – it seemed like a magical adventure.
The best thing about my job is getting to be a tiny part of someone’s larger process of creating memories. I love assisting people and I especially enjoy hearing back from my clients about their unforgettable time at the park.
Our key role as travel consultants is to plan and book holidays for our clients so that they can effortlessly experience some of the most amazing holiday destinations our beautiful country has to offer.
Travelling through beautiful South Africa, and experiencing the bush are two things I feel everyone should have the chance to enjoy. I love being able to offer our guests the opportunity to see and experience everything that comes with being in the bush and our amazing country. From the delicious food and incredibly vast wildlife to the spectacular African sunsets, we sure do have it all.
As we spend most of our day at work, it is very important to me to have a great environment and team to work with – Biggestleaf Travel definitely has both of these. From the quirky office characters to our awesome coffee station, each day is a pleasant one.
I have a great love for our beautiful country; I’m passionate about safari conservation and of course I’m a major lover of the game of golf. I believe that by combining these wonderful experiences we’re making South Africa a bucket list destination for many!
I love to be creative and come up with innovative ideas and designs whether it be for websites / marketing / music or woodwork. I am also passionate about travel, safaris, wildlife photography and going for a cruise on my bike.
I am responsible for development and updating of the website, designs for display Ads, Newsletters etc. I also stay on top of the latest development and design trends to make sure we are always innovative.
I have always been interested in design from an early age and being able to create something that not only looks good but also serves a purpose. So, I followed my passion and learnt how to write code and combine it with design.
I am the Search Analyst, which means I use various channels (mostly organic and paid) to drive targeting traffic and leads to our websites. My role mostly deals with our SEO and PPC strategies and the implementation of these.