Kirsty has been very fortunate to have travelled frequently since she was little. Being born into a family where her mum was cabin crew, a passion for travel was inevitable.
After finishing her studies, Kirsty spent a month volunteering in Borneo and a year travelling around Australia, consequently the thought of going back to work wasn't the most appealing. Why do a job for years if it's not something that you enjoy? This sparked the idea of a career in travel.
Kirsty has always loved South Africa, but since starting at Audley she has been able to travel the country extensively and her passion for it has grown even stronger. Some of her fondest memories there would have to be being guided through the many game reserves, searching for 'The Big Five' and watching the sun set with a sundowner drink and biltong in hand.
I'll never forget when…
While staying in Plettenberg Bay, I drove into the Tsitsikamma Forest to enjoy the Storms River Kayak & Lilo tour one morning. It was an incredible experience paddling along the river surrounded by cliffs that look as though they touch the sky, and seeing sting rays swimming beneath the kayak. We even paddled right into a bat cave where we could hear hundreds of them screeching above us, lazed on a lilo as we drifted into the narrower parts of the river and I certainly tested my courage when I did a little cliff jumping.