Marlise Maritz

Travel Specialist

More about me

Travel is a deep passion for me

Travel is a deep passion for me – a love that started at a very young age. Growing up in South Africa, with parents who travelled extensively, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to journey in-and-around South and Southern Africa. It is exactly these experiences that instilled a life-long love affair for the continent I live on, and eventually led me to study tourism, which paved the way to my first job at &Beyond (previously CC Africa) in 1998. You can never get tired of exploring Africa – there is always something to discover!

Countries visited

My travel experience in Africa includes Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, and extensive travel within the borders of South Africa.

A few things I love travelling with

My family, my camera and binoculars, hand and face wipes

Favourite destinations

For me, this changes as often as I travel. I am in love with Kenya. I have been to Kenya a few times before, but to share it with the ones closest to me was priceless. The delight and expression on their faces as they too lived this experience and discovery with me recently, will always be close to my heart. Kenya is intriguing in every way and offers a fascinating and diverse experience from the Great Wildebeest Migration to dramatic views of Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya to dreamy white sandy beaches. Diverse national parks and reserves are teeming with interesting wildlife including the Big Five and even the endemic Samburu Special Five. Floating over the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon certainly is worthy of a spot on that bucket list. Kenya’s people are beautiful souls with amazing smiles and such a friendly nature – you will always feel welcome in Kenya.


Travel is an extraordinary thing, let me create your perfect journey

Stories to inspire

A selection of stories from the Bateleur Magazine

Leaving our world a better place

Care of the Land | Care of the Wildlife | Care of the People


Leaving our world a better place for years

Discover the impact legacy that your travel with &BEYOND is driving. Just as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been a touchstone for our Vision 2020 group-operation sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 goals.