Claire Trickett

Born in South Africa, Claire actually grew up north of the equator in Canada (in climates far colder than she can actually handle). Yet her heart always remained in Africa, so it really came as no surprise when she eventually returned to her roots. South African born … and returned.

Moving back to Johannesburg in 2005, though perhaps a bit of a whim at the time, landed her what she considers to be her dream job: to be able to travel and write about it. The fact that she was joining a luxury travel company that also makes a meaningful difference to our planet and its wildlife and people was the absolute icing on the cake.

Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in French from the University of British Columbia, followed by a diploma in Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, it was always the travel industry that had her eye. So Claire eventually took the plunge and with just a suitcase and two small boxes, she moved more than 16 000 km away from her family and friends.

A travel addict, keen photographer, sun worshipper and bush baby at heart, Claire has certainly had some enviable adventures. She has spooned sleeping lions and cheetah, photographed a pangolin, kissed giraffes, helped collect DNA from a rhino, climbed sand dunes, backpacked alone around Europe and Australia, slept under the stars in unfenced Big Five country, floated above the Masai Mara and Namib Desert in a hot air balloon, snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef, watched endangered sea turtles laying their eggs on &Beyond Mnemba Island and dipped her toes in Victoria Falls’ Devil’s Pool. Having ticked 30 countries off her bucket list, there are so many more she’d like to explore.

This self-confessed sushi addict, hater of the cold and persuasive travel writer is now &Beyond’s Group Editor and Social Media Manager, and when she’s not living between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Claire is off exploring with &Beyond and writing about her adventures in great detail here on our blog.

An arty escape Segera

© Segera Retreat

An arty escape An unexpected and arty oasis in the heart of Kenya, Segera Retreat is relaxing and romantic…
by Claire Trickett20th April 2018

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andbeyond phinda vlei lodge

Escape to the new Phinda Vlei Lodge Escape the ordinary and come admire &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge’s bold new look…
by Claire Trickett17th April 2018

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star gazing

Look up at the sky In celebration of Look up at the sky Day, here are our 4 Favourite Places for Star & Moongazing…
by Claire Trickett13th April 2018

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A rare moment in the wild

© &Beyond Private Guide Daryl Dell

A rare moment in the wild An extremely rare white lion cub was recently born on &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve…
by Claire Trickett12th April 2018

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5 places to escape reality We all need an escape plan when life gets the best of us. Here are 5 places to escape reality…
by Claire Trickett6th April 2018

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bateleur camp family room

Escape to the new Bateleur Camp 20 years later, our beautiful &Beyond Bateleur Camp has reopened with an elegant new look…
by Claire Trickett4th April 2018

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Weird wonderful underwater creatures

10 creatures of the underwater world From eerie to extraordinary, here are 10 weird & wonderful underwater creatures…
by Claire Trickett28th March 2018

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Let’s make every day World Water Day

Make every day World Water Day On World Water Day, and indeed every day, think when you turn on that tap. Every drop counts!
by Claire Trickett22nd March 2018

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The world’s best pools with a view Soak up the scenery and let your troubles float away at the 20 world’s best pools with a view…
by Claire Trickett14th March 2018

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Xaranna Guest Delight Dining

Botswana luxury for less We’re celebrating 20 years in the watery wonderlands of Botswana with an exciting special offer…
by Claire Trickett9th March 2018

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5 must see waterfalls

5 must-see waterfalls As beautiful as they are powerful, these 5 must-see waterfalls continue to captivate us…
by Claire Trickett7th March 2018

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Lion in the rain

Phinda: the return of the rains Come join our rain dance at &Beyond Phinda as we celebrate the end of a relentless drought…
by Claire Trickett1st March 2018

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