Gillian McLarenGillian McLaren travels light. The only thing she collects is stamps. In her passport.
Chris WaldburgerChris has worked as a freelance journalist for the past five years, having written for publications such as Explore SA, Leadership, Mail&Guardian, Cape Argus and Business Day. He loves the Eastern Cape coastline, particularly Cape St Francis, and listening to classical and rock 'n roll music on vinyl.
Nicole Cameron is a freelance features writer and editor with over eight years’ professional writing experience. She currently writes for a number of magazines, websites and corporate clients in the business, travel and lifestyle beats. Road tripping is her favourite hobby, particularly when it includes stopovers in lesser-known dorpies across South Africa.
Will EdgcumbeWill is a writer and editor based in sunny Durban, having also served time in Cape Town and Phuket, Thailand. When not hunched over a keyboard correcting his apostrophe placement, he hangs out with his wife, makes music, argues about popular culture and travels as far as his budget allows.
Fiona ZerbstFiona is an inveterate traveller who has documented her travels as far and wide as Odessa, Buenos Aires, Pnomh Penh and Lome.She is passionately South African and loves exploring what local regions have to offer. When she's not globetrotting, she writes on finance and fitness.
Rizél DelanoOne of our founding contributors, Rizél has been a freelance writer for Explore South Africa since 2005, writing well researched and compiled articles with great enthusiasm and initiative.
Brian BerkmanWeaned on news of his grandparents’ country hotel and the story of Eloise’s life at The Plaza Hotel his favourite childhood read, Brian has hotels in his blood. He has written for Explore SA, Fodor’s, GQ, Destiny and Private Edition as well as www.BizCommunity.com for which he is Contributing Editor.
Nick van der LeekA prolific photojournalist, keen athlete and swimmer, Nick has lived and travelled in Australia, Tanzania, Malaysia, South Korea and Scotland. His work, with its distinctive visual style pursues depth and perspective behind the landscapes and people he meets. His efforts to explore South Africa and beyond are geared towards developing the expertise to tell bigger, more inspiring, but always authentic stories.
Rebekah realises that we can’t all be accountants. Or lawyers. Or doctors. So she has taken it upon herself to travel to fascinating places, interview interesting people, observe the unobservable… and then write about it. It’s tough, but someone’s got to do it.
Stephen has an unquenchable thirst for off-the-beaten-track travel and adventure sports, having explored and photographed more than 75 countries to date. As an international photojournalist specialising in wildlife conservation, adventure sports and travel, his work has been widely published in over 30 prominent magazines and newspapers worldwide.
Richard HolmesRichard is a freelance travel and food journalist who writes regularly for a cross-section of consumer and travel trade media in South Africa and abroad. Although he’s fallen in love with the likes of Tokyo and Hong Kong, he’d rather be kicking back on a remote island than negotiating the urban jungle.
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