Meet the Team

4x4 Voyages provides travelers an unprecedented level of access and specialization for camping and seld drive itineraries in Southern Africa. The company is a new division of Uitkyk Holidays, a safari company specializing in the whole of Southern Africa. Having been in operation for over sixteen years, the company has built up great product knowledge and in depth destinatin knowledge to make sure that itineraries are not only enjoyable but make lasting memories.  Our enthuisiastic team of consultants regularly travel across Southern Africa to experience and understand the destinations that they are selling.

4x4 Voyages Staff

Martijn MellaartMartijn

Director / Owner

Martijn Mellaart's love of Africa began at an early age. Born in Holland, but raised in West Africa in Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo, Martijn came to understand and love Africa working alongside his father, who led development work for the United Nations in these countries. After leaving the continent at the age of 18 to study marketing in Holland, Martijn was drawn to Mozambique where his father had moved. Visiting Mozambique in 1992, just after the war had ended, Martijn fell in love with the country and as they say "the rest is history!" 

While the country had a long way to go after 23 years of civil war in terms of development, the warm heart of Mozambique was clear to Martijn and he become the country's original tourism pioneer, seeing the potential for this destination as a rising star in the world of African travel. Martijn opened the doors of Uitkyk Holidays in April 1998, as an inbound tour operator for Southern Africa specializing in Mozambique and 4x4 self drives. Uitkyk was one of the first companies actively promoting Mozambique as a destination with various Dutch, French and British Operators. When not on sales trips in Europe, Martijn spent the bulk of his time traveling extensively through Mozambique, visiting all the lodges and hotels, building personal relationships with the management teams and a deep understanding of all the features and possibilities of the country. 

Today, Martijn and his team at 4x4 Voyages / Mozambique Voyages bring you unparalleled knowledge of the destination, the best itineraries for your clients and a deep passion for Mozambique.

 Zandile Nkambule

 Travel Consultant

Zandile studied Tourism Management course, finished studying in December 2009. She was first introduced in the Tourism Industry by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency where she did her experiential training in June 2008 as an Information Officer at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. She joined 4x4 Voyages / Mozambique Voyages in February 2012. She is passionate about travel, the most exciting part is organizing holidays as per clients expectations and exceeding those expectations thus having happy clients!
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Tessa PotgieterTessa new

Travel Consultant

After finishing University with a degree in Tourism Management, Tessa got her start in the travel industry at a Private Game Lodge in South Africa. She then moved on to Mozambique Voyages in 2008. She visits Mozambique quite often to stay up to date with the new camps, lodges and hotels across the country.  She enjoys arranging vacations for her clients to Mozambique because it is such an exquisite country with lovely and friendly people. She would like to share with the rest of the world the joy, history and culture of Mozambique.

 

Sinky MalibeSinky

Travel Consultant

Sinky has joined the team early this year and works as a travel consultant for self drives. She holds a Degree in Tourism Management and has worked at Sudwala Caves as part of her experiential training for her Diploma in 2008 as a Site Guide. She joined the Tour Operating industry in 2010 and in 2013 she worked for a local Nelspruit based Travel Agency as a travel consultant. Sinky has four years experience in the Tourism Industry since completing her studies and she enjoys the challenges the industry comes with.

 
 
 

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