For Yolanda travel in Africa is a passion, whether it be Gorilla trekking in Rwanda or sighting the Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo – on safari, and she can easily be spotted by her trademark smile, red lipstick and Dragonfly scarves.
Yolanda has a Hotel Management Diploma and started her career in the hospitality industry. She worked on the operational side of hotels within Africa and Europe, ran the banqueting department at Sun City and moved into sales & marketing with the opening of the Spier Hotel in the Cape winelands.
When she moved to Dragonfly Africa in 2002 as the Group Marketing and Operations Manager, based in Cape Town, she was able to apply this in-depth knowledge to the DMC world. In 2006, Yolanda was promoted to Director and later to Vice-President: Sales & Marketing. She is also a shareholder in the Group.
Yolanda is responsible for the sales activities and growth of all key source markets for the Dragonfly Africa Group, looking after North America, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and under the Green Route brand, Europe and the UK.
With her busy schedule, when Yolanda is at home in her beloved Cape Town, you can find her hiking on Signal Hill at sunrise, abseiling Table Mountain or enjoying one of the many fantastic wine farms in the winelands.