Growing up with a large South African family and a father who worked across several continents, Robin has been passionate about travel from an early age. At university he took every opportunity to travel, embarking on two separate backpacking trips around Europe. After graduating, Robin worked as an archaeologist and took part in projects excavating sites in Jordan, Cyprus and Bulgaria.
Wanting to move to a more travel based role a career move followed with two and a half years at sea as a tour manager on board a luxury cruise ship. This involved extensive travel in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, Africa, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Indian Subcontinent. A ten month solo trip around Asia, New Zealand and Australia followed. No country however remained closer to Robin's heart than South Africa and when the opportunity to work as a country specialist at Audley appeared he jumped at the chance.
I'll never forget when…
After following a pride of lions for several hours in Shamwari Game Reserve our ranger drove us up to an outcrop for sundowners. It was towards the end of our trip and the combination of a refreshing drink, the warm satisfaction of having spent days viewing some amazing animals, and an incredibly beautiful sunset over the African bush makes this one of my most memorable moments.