Andrea Weiss

Travel enthusiast, keen birder and bush lover, Andrea Weiss has learned to keep her fear of flying under control by counting backwards because it gets her places she loves to be. But it’s the road trip that wins out every time. She loves nothing more than heading off in her trusty Toyota bakkie with map in hand and binoculars at the ready.

As a former news reporter and founding editor of the travel title, go! magazine, she knows South Africa intimately and loves to share her knowledge with others. Her top travel tip: “Don’t be afraid to camp. It’s glorious to wake up in a tent to the sound of birdsong and to greet the day with a steaming cup of coffee and a rusk in hand.”

Twitter Handle: @redwingstarling