About Us

Zafaris was born out of a friendship between Cara and Sian, whose deep love of Africa, coupled with

extensive experience, working not only in lodges across Southern Africa but also in some of Africa’s biggest luxury tour operators, seemed like the perfect recipe to team up to and create magical holidays for clients from all over the world.


Their partnership offers a combination of travel expertise coupled with a fiery passion for the many aspects of this fascinating place. And there is no better person to plan your escape to Southern Africa or East Africa than someone who was born here, has lived here and has travelled it extensively.


Cara, the less sporty half of the Zafaris duo, has worked at top end lodges in the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, as well as in the greater Kruger National Park. Travel has always been a passion, taking her to far flung corners of the world, but home is where the heart is and Cape Town is where she finally laid her roots and started her own travel operation. In addition, she owns and runs a wonderful guest house in Johannesburg. Cara is also a mom to two young boys, so is well acquainted with both the joys and tribulations of travelling as a family. She is well placed to recommend the perfect family itinerary.

Sian is the crazy runner, passionate about the outdoors and always planning her next adventure, be it hiking in the Drakensberg or recharging on the remote, wild and insanely beautiful Wild Coast. She studied Nature Conservation and spent some time on private reserves in the Eastern Cape before heading to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Cape Town has a strong magnetic pull, and it wasn’t long before Sian made the Mother City home. Here, she planned and booked thousands of bespoke itineraries at one of the finest luxury tour operators in the country, over the course of several years. It was also here that she got to personally enjoy a myriad of properties, places and experiences that she can now confidently recommend to you. If you ever need recommendations for the perfect running or hiking routes, secret or well-traversed, Sian has the insider knowledge. 


Cara and Sian will give you the personal attention to make sure your African getaway is tailored to your exact requirements and that you leave a piece of your heart in Africa, wanting to come back sooner rather than later.


Contact Us

7 St Mary Road, Cape Town, South Africa

Sian Bester

Cara Lloyd

+27 82 378 5441

+27 72 135 1817


General Enquiries

Bespoke journeys through Southern Africa,
East Africa and Indian Ocean islands