Audra Hazners

Luxury Travel Designer

Audra Hazners - Babylonstoren, South Africa Cape Winelands - South Africa Travel Agents

My Story
I worked for our sister company, Down Under Endeavours, back in its early days before I decided I simply had to return to Australia. While living there, I was invited to join a group of friends on their luxury city, wine country, and safari trip to South Africa. It was undoubtedly the best travel decision I ever made!  After spending 8 years abroad, I rejoined the team in 2017 and revisited South Africa again just last year, and my love for Africa continues to grow!

My Style of Travel
Whether it’s looking down at Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, overlooking the vineyards from the private balcony of my boutique hotel, or gazing over the vast game reserves of the Sabi Sands, I love getting lost in the beauty of spectacular scenery. I also love getting to know a beautiful city by wandering through its laneways, parks, and beaches. My trips to South Africa sparked my passion for a new, amazing part of the world, and I am excited to share my love for Africa with new and seasoned travelers alike!

Favorite DestinationsCape Town, South Africa is honestly one of the most amazing cities I’ve ever been to! From the top of Table Mountain to seeing whales breach just meters from the city’s coast line, there truly is something amazing to see everywhere you look.

Travel Tip
Always pack 2 day’s worth of clean clothing in your carry on including fresh socks and underwear. If your luggage goes missing, you’ll thank me!

Most Memorable Experience
For me, nothing can top encountering the Big 5 in one game drive, watching a herd of 20 elephants (including babies!) walk in marching order just outside our lodge, and being in the middle of 500 buffalo while lions lingered just down the road… truly life changing and unforgettable!

I don’t leave home without…A reusable water bottle, airplane pressure earplugs, and face moisturizer!

When I’m Not Traveling,
I am doing Pilates, learning about (and drinking) wine, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, hanging with my chocolate labs: 14 year old Rudy and 2 1/2 year old Rizzo, and hitting up the local Farmer’s Markets and artisan markets around Tampa (where I am based!)