Sherreen has had over 30 years experience in the game lodge and travel industry. She started her career working for Londolozi Game Reserve in the Reservations department and after four years joined the Reservations team for Southern Sun (now Tsogo Sun). A few years later she joined a large corporate company in Johannesburg as the Travel Advisor to the Directors. In 1986 she relocated to Londolozi and worked at the Lodge for 7 years. In 1994, together with two other founding members, she started Ecologics Tourism Consultants, a collection of individual companies which included EcoTraining (training of Guides); EcoDestinations (tour operator) and EcoPersonnel (Employment company specializing in Game Lodge placements). She was one of the founding members/owners of Savanna Private Game Reserve and spent 14 years developing and managing the Marketing and Reservations departments. In 2008 together with other shareholders, she started up and managed the South African division of a UK based Travel company. She identified a niche in the market for a specialist Safari company and started Pride Lodges a few years later. She is the owner and only shareholder. Her knowledge and passion for the game lodge industry and skills in creating and designing itineraries around the Safari, ensures that every client receives exceptional service and a memorable trip to Africa.
After an exciting 6 years in London where her role as a PA involved managing complex travel itineraries for her team of Directors, Leigh returned to South Africa and joined Travel Incorporated based in Umhlanga, KZN. Four years as a Senior Consultant at this boutique leisure agency afforded Leigh the opportunity to look after the outbound market, liaising with clients and creating travel itineraries within Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, Europe, the Far East and Australia. Joining American Express Travel Services presented the opportunity to focus on a Corporate clientele expanding her experience within the industry. In March 2015 Leigh joined Pride Lodges, a role which fulfills her love of the industry and a passion for Africa and its unique destinations. Leigh’s own travel experiences, both local and abroad combined with the knowledge gained in her career has equipped her with an understanding and appreciation of client expectations. For many a trip to Africa is a once in a lifetime opportunity and guiding our clients in securing their ideal African itinerary is a privilege.