Gemma is from the UK but moved to South Africa in early 2019 after her husband received a job opportunity there. Prior to moving, Gemma had visited South Africa a number of times and fell in love with the country.

Her first holiday to South Africa 14 years ago, is still to this day, one of the best trips she's ever undertaken. She had 8 fantastic nights in Cape Town where her highlights were seeing the Whales in Hermanus, driving along Chapmans Peak and Sundowners in Camps Bay. She also visited The Kruger National Park and had an incredible safari. When Gemma returned to South Africa many years later, she had a rather special surprise when her now-husband proposed to her at Phinda Private Game Reserve.

One of Gemma's favourite places in South Africa is Franschhoek. 'Enjoying a glass of Rosé in the sunshine and in the most beautiful surroundings really is heaven on earth'. And if she's not relaxing in the vineyards of Franschhoek you may find her enjoying a weekend hiking in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains. Her favourite city in South Africa is Cape Town 'I love the mix of fun, culture, beach life and endless outdoor activities you can do. And those sunsets are just incredible! It really is a city like no other in the world.' Living in Durban, Gemma has had the opportunity to explore many of the Game Reserves in KwaZulu Natal. She especially loves Thanda Safari and of course Phinda Mountain Lodge, where she got engaged.

These experiences have led Gemma to have a big passion for travel in South Africa. So it is no surprise that she was thrilled to be given the opportunity to join the Tailormade South Africa team as a travel writer and social media content creator. Gemma is now enjoying travelling around South Africa sharing her experiences. You can follow her adventures on @tailormadeafricasafaris and her own Instagram page @gemmainafrica.