Amanda grew up in Cape Town, spending much time outdoors with parents who took the family on birding and safari adventures in Southern Africa. She gained a further appreciation for natural history taking Zoology and Botany in first year B.Sc. before focusing her studies on Microbiology and Biochemistry. A registered tour guide, she combines her knowledge of birding and ecotourism to organise our tours in South Africa and Namibia. She’s also been the Operations Manager of Cape Town Pelagics for over 13 years and has successfully organised 100’s of pelagic trips, quite an achievement in one of the windiest places on earth! Amanda is a keen hiker and cyclist and has represented South Africa in international cycling competitions.