My name is Stretton, my friends call me Strett. This name in my family can be traced back to 1771 when Elizabeth Stretton married Richard Barry, my great-great-great-great-grandfather!
Hospitality is in my blood, with both paternal and maternal grandparents having owned hotels and my mom a front of house manager for many years. It was there where she met my dad. Incidentally, I also met my partner working at one the top 5 star hotels in Cape Town and we fell in love at the same time we started working together. It seems we were destined to work side by side ever since. With my wife, Sabine, we decided to start this business journey together. She adds her own invaluable experience, knowledge and skills, not to mention unique temperament, without which I would be lost! Together we have almost 40 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry in the luxury market, having both worked in some of the leading hotels around the world, and for some of the top tour operators in South Africa.
Personally, I have worked in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Seychelles (where Sabine and I managed a private island resort) and have travelled to over 15 other countries since I was 17 years old.
As a first name, Stretton is unique. So is the personalised, curated service we offer our guests. We tailor make each itinerary, tour and experience to suit your personal interests and needs.
We look forward to getting to know you and being your perfect hosts on your next (or first!) time to Africa.