Originally from Oxford, Cara attended Plymouth University where she received her Master's in History before moving to Brighton to work in operations for a foreign language program.
Cara first travelled to South Africa in 2011 and instantly decided that any future holidays would be spent here. Hooked from the first day, she has returned each time to explore different areas and try new experiences, such as paragliding off Lion's Head in Cape Town, or learning to cook a great Cape Malay curry in a Bo'Kaap kitchen, also in Cape Town. Cara is always torn on where to head next - from the historic Drakensburg Mountains and the luxury of the Winelands, or the buzz of Cape Town and thrill of game viewing in Kruger National Park.
Having started with Audley, Cara is looking forward to helping other people to explore her favourite country and hearing about all of their discoveries.
I'll never forget when…
I spent the day on the Franschhoek Wine Tram enjoying some of the best wines that the area has to offer. Each stop was different - the architecture, the ambience and, of course, the wine. Some of the vineyards offered a paired tasting such as biltong and wine, chocolate and wine or cheese and wine. Luckily you could also enjoy lunch at a number of places which helped keep you going through the day.
Later that evening, dinner was booked for The Tasting Rooms at Le Quartier Francais. The incredible eight course tasting menu was an African inspired fantasy, with some dishes making one ingredient the focal point or presenting them in an entirely new fashion. The wine suggestions helped the evening fly by, and I can only hope I will one day have the chance to return.