About African Fusion Travel

African Fusion Travel (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned company, registered in South Africa (2015/229312/07). African Fusion was established to showcase the beauty of this incredible continent of Africa, and through our subsidiary, Island Fusion Travel, the beautiful islands of the world.

We are a dynamic group of travel fanatics, with many years of combined experience, whose goal is to impart our knowledge, experience and “joie de vivre” into each and every itinerary that we create. And creation is what we do best – none of those “off the rack” itineraries are good enough for you.

We firstly listen to you, the client, and then combine quality products which we think will match your needs to perfection. Costs are an important consideration, both for you and for us, so we can assure you that we have negotiated with our operators to give you excellent value for money.

We don’t accept anything less than the best from our suppliers.

Our head office is based in Cape Town, South Africa, but our team includes regional travel specialists scattered around the world.

Our Team


Mandy Marais

Owner & Travel Specialist

Mandy grew up in Zimbabwe and started her travel career with Thomas Cook many years ago. Having visited all of the countries we specialise in (and more!) Mandy knows the African continent and surrounding Indian Ocean Islands extremely well! Mandy aims to create the most amazing holiday experiences for our clients.


Brenda (Butterfly) Bishop

Owner & Travel Specialist

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Butterfly joined the travel industry in 1982. She has many years of experience traversing the continents! East, West, home is best – so back to Africa it was to be.  Travel in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands is her speciality!


Maxine Marais

Travel Specialist & Social Media Manager

Maxine grew up in Zimbabwe and started her travel career with African Fusion Travel in 2014 in the marketing department; after studying Marketing in Dublin, Ireland. She’s worked her way up and is now one of our valued Travel Specialists; and over the years has been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively around many of the Indian Ocean Islands, some of Asia and much of Africa.


Sue Van Der Toorn

Flight Specialist

Sue started her travel career many years ago working for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for 17 years.  She’s been fortunate enough to travel to various parts of the world, spending many weeks in her favourite city, Amsterdam, while completing her training with KLM.  Sue looks after all our flight arrangements.


Calo Cranswick

Digital Marketer

Calo grew up in both Zimbabwe and Zambia. She has had the privilege of travelling to most Southern African countries and parts of Europe. She’s always on the lookout for another adventure! Calo is responsible for much of our digital marketing.


Robyn Hewat

Regional Sales Agent

Robyn is our regional agent in Johannesburg. Born and raised in South Africa and having lived in the UK, she has been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively within South Africa, Zimbabwe, Europe and America. Adventure holidays are her passion, and she’s waiting to help you plan your dream break.


Julia Tunney

Regional Sales Agent

Born and raised in the UK, Julia first found her love of Africa in 1996 in Zimbabwe, where she travelled to in her gap year and later settled. In 2003, Julia moved to Zambia. Bush holidays are her favourite and with that, her love for raising awareness in conservation. The odd trip to the sea is always so good for the soul too. Julia is a valued member of our regional sales team!



Work @ African Fusion Travel

We’re always on the lookout for passionate and talented travel fanatics to join our team as an intern. If you have a passion for travel, are computer literate, have a good command of written English, and a passport, contact us and let’s talk about launching your career in the travel industry.

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