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.

Wild horses in Chilean Patagonia

Always take the scenic route Our South America overland small group journeys reveal the timeless beauty of Chile & Argentina…
by Claire Trickett14th August 2018

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Eat Pray Love and Travel

Eat, pray, love … and travel Step out of your comfort zone and eat, pray and love your way through India. It will change you…
by Claire Trickett8th August 2018

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Maasai Women Leading Change

Maasai women leading change These Maasai women are paying it forward and inspiring change in their communities…
by Claire Trickett3rd August 2018

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Aerial view of andBeyond Vira Vira

The countdown to &Beyond Vira Vira Join us as we count down the days until the grand opening of our first lodge in South America…
by Claire Trickett25th July 2018

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Yoga in the Himalayas

Find your Zen in Bhutan Go beyond the fitness & wellness centres and embark on a journey to find your Zen in Bhutan…
by Claire Trickett18th July 2018

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Lake Manyara Tree Lodge Bathtub

10 bathrooms you’ll fall in love with It’s time for some guilt-free luxury. Here are 10 luxury bathrooms you’ll fall in love with …
by Claire Trickett11th July 2018

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10 most unusual places to go horseback riding

10 unusual places to go horse riding Say yes to adventure and explore these 10 unusual places to go horseback riding…
by Claire Trickett10th July 2018

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Lama and Machu Picchu in Peru in South America

10 (more) dramatic landscapes What lies beyond Africa? These 10 (more) dramatic landscapes will get you in a travel state of mind…
by Claire Trickett5th July 2018

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andbeyond bateleur camp deck

Your own private Mara 20 years later, our beautiful &Beyond Bateleur Camp has reopened with an elegant new look…
by Claire Trickett27th June 2018

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volcano at andbeyond vira vira

15 things to do at &Beyond Vira Vira Take your spirit of adventure to the next level (and another continent) at &Beyond Vira Vira…
by Claire Trickett26th June 2018

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Which island are you

Which island are you? Craving some sunshine & vitamin sea, but not sure which exclusive &Beyond island property is for you?
by Claire Trickett21st June 2018

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5 surprising facts about coral reefs

5 surprising facts about coral reefs Known as the tropical rainforests of the ocean, coral reefs are fascinating underwater cities…
by Claire Trickett15th June 2018

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