Meet the Team

As a company we recognize that we are only as good as the people that make up our team. For this reason, we place great emphasis on core staff retention and look to create a positive working environment. We encourage the growth of our team members through skills development and product updates. Keeping up with technological developments to enhance the services we offer is important to us.

Nick Buckland

Nick Buckland

Director

British, co-founder of Into Africa applying extensive experience and passion for travel in southern Africa with a business background and an MBA from Cranfield.

Has overseen the growth and development of the business for more than 25 years and is excited by the team in place who have the opportunity and skill to take the business to new levels.

Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson

Manager - Leisure

Frances is a shareholder in the company. She is South African born. She completed her schooling and tourism studies and travelled to London where she lived and worked for 5 years promoting South Africa.  Frances returned to Cape Town in 2004 and joined our team as a Project Manager and has grown to now oversee and manage the Leisure Department focusing on tour series, group Travel, Incentives and the FIT market.

Alex Wrottesley

Alex Wrottesley

Manager - MICE

Alex is a shareholder in the company. She is South African and joined the Into Africa team in 2012. It was during a London stint that she found her passion in major events by working on the FIFA World Cup 2010 and London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. She has gone from Project Manager to overseeing the MICE department and focusing her attention on large scale events and conferences.

Luciano Carbajo

Luciano Carbajo

Sales and Marketing Manager for South America

Argentinean, joined Into Africa in 2011. Degree in Tourism Management. Background: lectured at the Brea Hospitality and Tourism School; founded Add Travel Group. Good language skill including fluency in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese. Focus: to develop the company’s interest in South America.

Vicky Lavery

Vicky Lavery

Products Manager

South African, joined Into Africa in 1995. Has BSC Degree and background experience in working on Rugby World Cup 1997. Focus: Individual Travel and Special Interest Groups.

Karin Winkelman

Karin Winkelman

Senior Project Manager

South African, joined Into Africa in 2016. Studied Event Management and Marketing before starting a career in Event Co-ordination and Destination Management. She has gained experience working on local productions and travelling with incentive groups throughout Southern Africa. Karin’s focus is on incentives, large scale events and conferences.

Marele Labuschagne

Marele Labuschagne

Senior Travel Consultant

South African, has a diploma in Travel and Tourism from the Cape Town University of Technology. After here studies she spent some time living in London where she started her career in the conferencing industry. Upon returning to South Africa she pursued this industry for a few more years before using her extensive experience specializing in small groups and FIT’s visiting Southern Africa and East Africa.

Elaine Matthee

Elaine Matthee

Financial Manager

South African, joined Into Africa in 2009. Studied business management at the Cape Town University of Technology and spent some time in the retail food industry before moving into travel. Her business skills have allowed her to work in various aspects of the travel industry including contracting leisure incentives and accounts. With her excellent experience Elaine heads up our Financial Department.

Karen Geyser

Karen Geyser

Senior Travel Consultant

South African, with more than 20 years experience in the travel industry. I worked with Into Africa for ten years from 1994 and was delighted to rejoin the team in 2015. I specialise in tailor made experiences for 5 star clients and have built up a considerable client base who recognise my strong service levels, work ethic and knowledge.

Anna Oller

Anna Oller

Travel Consultant

Anna is from Barcelona, she studied Marketing at the University Abat Oliba in Barcelona before moving to South Africa in 2010. She spent some time studying and enjoying Cape Town before she started working in an online company, she then had the opportunity to join the Tourism industry working as a travel consultant for the Spanish market.

Nuraan Abrahams

Nuraan Abrahams

Travel Consultant

South African. Studied travel and tourism and financial bookkeeping. She joined the Into Africa team in 2015 after working in the finance industry for 8 years.

Anthea Hendricks

Anthea Hendricks

Travel Consultant

Anthea is a born and bred Capetonian. She studied tourism management – completing her diploma in 2005. After a 2 year period in London she returned to South Africa and has been in the travel industry since then. She gained experience as a leisure consultant with a number of companies before joining Into Africa. Her knowledge and versatility are much appreciated by Into Africa and her clients.

Luci Buckland

Luci Buckland

Marketing Consultant

Luci has a B Soc Sci degree from UCT, she also studied Marketing and DTP through City Varsity. She produces marketing material for Into Africa and assists with Social Media.