Travel Advisor

Suzanne van Heerden



  • Southern Africa,
  • Nashville,
  • Western North Carolina,
  • Southern Appalachian Mountains,
  • Food & Wine,
  • Safari
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Advisor - Suzanne van Heerden


Ecotourism and sustainable travel advocate meets G&T queen! Africa is my passion and my forever true love. Nashville-based but home is a small town in South Africa.

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Home airports

BNA when in Nash and OR Tambo when in South Africa.

My travel style

You will find me where there aren't any crowds. I like meeting the locals and experiencing places the way the locals do! I love to be anywhere outdoors – overlanding, safaris, backpacking – that is where you will find me! I am a huge advocate for ecotourism, conservation and giving back to the community. I love getting involved any way possible through my travels. Most importantly I like to travel as sustainable as possible. A safari anywhere in Africa with a G&T sundowner stop is my perfect holiday!

Favorite hotels

Recently returned from:

  • Whitewater-rafting near Asheville.

  • Exploring farmer’s markets in Nashville.

  • Road-tripping along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

  • Camping in Kruger National Park.

Dreaming of:

  • Every corner of Africa – Mt. Kilimanjaro, Maasai Mara, Mokoro safari.

  • Ireland's countryside.

  • The Australian Outback.

  • Hiking the Te Araroa in New Zealand.

One thing I can't travel without...

A good playlist.

Two truths, one lie:

  1. I have gotten lost in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and a search party had to come find me. 

  2. I have been charged by an African Elephant Bull in Kruger National Park. 

  3. I have competed in the World Gold Panning Championships in Poland.

Suzanne's guides

Advisor - Suzanne van Heerden

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Suzanne van Heerden

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