Experienced travel specialists

Why Epic?


Our experienced team of travel specialists love to tailor-make unforgettable holidays. Our goal is to share the beauty and magic of southern Africa using only hand-picked destinations, properties, guides, activities, transfers, restaurants and services to suit your needs. As your personal digital travel specialists we seamlessly and professionally book your holiday from start to finish. We take the time and risk out of planning and booking using in-depth knowledge, established relationships with our partners and efficient systems. Africa’s spirit, beauty and wildlife keep travellers coming back again and again. Allow us to help create unforgettable southern African memories for you.

Meet the team

Yvonne van Tol Epic Africa Travel Planner

Yvonne van Tol
+31 (0)62 741 3158

Born in the Netherlands but African at heart! I lived in the malaria-free Greater Addo area for nearly 20 years and travelled widely across southern Africa before returning to Holland. I love to find my happy place in each destination.

I’ve tried and tested hundreds of places to stay and things to do – with and without our children, romantic, adventurous, self-catering, B&B and full board. If you need help to plan and book your trip to southern Africa then you’re most welcome to get in touch. For me, holidays are like a puzzle and I love putting all the pieces in place.

Where ever you go, there you are…

Bronwen d'Oliveira Epic Africa Travel Planner

Bronwen d’Oliveira
+64 (0)28 418 3761

I love to tailor-make tours across southern Africa, particularly those including wildlife experiences and safaris. I love the bush, ocean and nature but am also intrigued by how our creative spirit is expressed in food, wine, art, theatre, architecture and music in Africa. I enjoy connecting visitors with the diversity of this place.

I am passionate about sustainable and responsible tourism, conservation and social development.

I’m was born and raised in South Africa but have travelled all over the world, especially in southern Africa. I met a cute Kiwi and after many years in Cape Town, we relocated to live in New Zealand.

Mark Jackson Epic Africa Travel Planner

Mark Jackson
+27 (0)82 802 7123

Living in Johannesburg gives me superb access to southern Africa. I particularly love the exploring the Greater Kruger Park, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

I moved from Belgium to live in South Africa over 10 years ago. I’m always inspired to create bespoke holidays for first-time or returning visitors to southern Africa. I love our warm oceans, sunshine, people, mountains and the open spaces.

I’m the golf guy at Epic Africa Travel. If I’m not in the office building great holidays then you’ll find me on the golf course, playing tennis or swimming.


Geoff Applewhite
+27 (0)82 870 8013

I have lived in most of South Africa’s nine provinces and travelled extensively across southern Africa. I am now based near the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape.

I have been involved in the hospitality industry for more years than I care to admit! My experience includes travel planning, owning and managing accommodation and being a chef in a restaurant. I particularly enjoy including great food and wine in tailor-made holidays.

When not working you may find me on a geocaching adventure or camping with my family.

If it’s time for a fabulous southern African holiday please contact me.


Suna Hall
+27 (0)72 2024660

I was born and raised in the United States and then lived and worked across Europe before settling in Cape Town with my family.

I have travelled to many destinations in southern Africa for work and pleasure and I look forward to using my skills and experience to create your perfect tailor-made African vacation.

I particularly love nature, wildlife, food and wine, culture, dance, theatre and music. I am an avid reader and hiker. I love to connect visitors with authentic experiences.

Contact me to discuss your dream vacation and I’ll look forward to working with you turn it into a reality.


  • Thank you for an unforgettable holiday.  You surely have a knack for knowing exactly where I wanted to go, feel comfortable, relax, have fun and make memories!

    Nicole Netherlands
  • Thank you for making our trip a memorable one. Thank you also for going through all that trouble with my daughter’s lost toy. We are incredibly fortunate to have found Epic. Rest assured that we will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who wishes to organize a trip through southern Africa.

    Felecia Singapore
  • So all in all just a fantastic time. Can’t thank you enough for your wisdom and guidance – would not have changed a thing – All your suggestions absolutely terrific! Spot on!  Just needed to stay longer! With many many thanks.

    Ellen USA
  • Our trip could not have gone so smoothly nor been as wonderful without your skilled hand guiding and directing us and making all of our arrangements. Thanks again for all of your help.

    Dan & Chris USA
  • Without you our trip would have not been so amazing, beautiful and first class. Without a doubt we will be back next year. Will get in touch soon for you to put an itinerary together for us. Thanks again.

    Alan & Karann UK