Mareike Pietzsch

Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


I am part of the fantastic marketing team at Giltedge Africa - a brand that is defining luxury travel for Africa, continuously on the lookout to improve its product offering for international travellers. I write content about the tourism offerings in Southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, new travel trends, sustainable tourism and multi-generational travel.
Talking trees and mating leopards: Go on a nature escape in the Sabi Sands

Mareike Pietzsch experiences an outdoor breakfast and many game sightings at the Sabi Sands Reserve in South Africa.

By Mareike Pietzsch 17 May 2018

A road trip from the Garden Route to the Klein Karoo

As we hit the N12, we leave the Garden Route's cool breeze behind us. The last time I see the ocean is in George and I give it a wistful wave. I'm not sure what to expect from the Klein Karoo.

By Mareike Pietzsch 17 Jan 2018

Four alternatives to gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Rwanda has doubled the cost of its gorilla permits, but there are still alternatives for travellers who want to see gorillas in the wild and tick this amazing experience off their bucket list...

By Mareike Pietzsch 7 Jun 2017

How to sell Africa to experiential travellers

On holidays, we no longer get lost or wander through a foreign city because we have apps assisting us. So, it's important that you're the personal touch that clients are looking for...

By Mareike Pietzsch 24 Feb 2017

Conservation success stories from around the world

While conservation is as much a buzzword as almond milk, the last few months has seen strong and positive success stories emerging in conservation for Africa...

By Mareike Pietzsch 20 Jan 2017

Were the travel predictions for 2016 correct?

We looked at the predicted travel trends for 2016, and investigated if they did indeed come true by chatting to tour consultants and industry influencers.

By Mareike Pietzsch 13 Dec 2016

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