• Expedition style Quatermain's Safari Special at Amakhala

    SAFARI SPECIAL: Big 5 safaris finally made affordable: Quatermain’s Camp at Big 5 Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Province, offers a classic safari in expedition style with an authentic tented safari camp and bush accommodation and Read More
  • Timbavati Special Offer

    Special offer: Reduced rates on all lodges in Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger National Park. Contact us for more information if you are  you interested in any of the following safari lodges in the Timbavati Private Game Read More
  • Discounted Transfer to Sibuya Game Reserve

    Special offer for Sibuya Game Reserve Spend 3 or more nights at the stunning malaria-free Sibuya Private Game Reserve, near Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape, and receive a 50% discount on your 75 minute transfer Read More
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About us


Delivering an outstanding service 

Gisela Piercey  

I founded African Twist Travel in 2009 when I was still living in the Eastern Cape, surrounded by wonderful private game reserves. Before I started planning customized holidays for international visitors I worked as a tourism journalist in Switzerland and specialized in Southern Africa. It was a great way of building the in-depth destination and tourism trade knowledge I use on a daily basis to put together unique travel experiences for our clients. I am Swiss German, but South Africa has become my true home and I proudly share this beautiful country with visitors from all over the world and make sure that they have an authentic and memorable South African experience. I love to witness on a daily basis how South Africa turns visitors into fans.




Camilla McElhinney 

I joined Gisela at African Twist Travel in August 2014.  I am originally from Sweden but have lived in Cape Town since 2003 and I love it!  I am passionate about travel and equally passionate about giving good service which is why working for Gisela is the perfect match for me.  I have previously  worked as a Tour Consultant  for another South African  incoming tour operator where I gained a lot of experience of what the different regions have to offer.  There are so many amazing places to visit around Southern Africa and I find it such a pleasure helping clients putting together their dream holiday.




The team at African Twist Travel will ensure that your holiday in Southern Africa is arranged with that little bit of extra care. We are very proud that so many clients make use of our personal travel planning services year for year.

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