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Dr Louise de Waal

Cape Town

I am the face behind all the Green Girls in Africa social media and our sustainable tourism blog. I consider myself as a total Africa nut, big Cape Town lover, travel mad since I was a child, eager photographer, zealous travel writer, and passionate about sustainable tourism and conservation.

Born and bred in Holland, lived and worked for 18 years in England, I consider myself extremely lucky to now live my dream in Cape Town, probably the most beautiful spot in the world, and to travel Africa. I love to discover unique, off-the-beaten track and meaningful tourism products and share these amazing experiences through various blog platforms, including the award winning The Good Holiday and the Responsible Traveller mag.

I hold a PhD in Environmental Management, but found my true passion in sustainable tourism. In 2002, I founded Baobab Travel, a pioneering tour operating business offering responsible holidays to Africa. I now apply my sustainability expertise by helping tourism businesses to travel the road to sustainability through the Green Girls in Africa.

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