Meet the Team

Heidi Brown-Koelble

Heidi Brown-Koelble

I have been involved in Incoming Tourism to Southern Africa since 1979. Having founded Egoli in 1983 in Johannesburg, I moved my business and my family to Cape Town in 2000. I have travelled extensively throughout Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and of course my home country, South Africa. My broad subject knowledge and my passion for these destinations form the strength of Egoli and enables us to design the best possible journey for our clients.

Email:
egolicpt@egolitours.co.za
Skype:
heidibrownkoelble2700
Oliver Weber

Oliver Weber

I was born in Germany, and moved to Johannesburg with my family in 1985. Travelling the world, especially South Africa, has always fascinated me, and for many years now I have visited many spectacular places in southern Africa, including Botswana. One of the things I love doing with my partner, is to drive along the many fantastic routes in Southern Africa, and to enjoy the amazing animals and nature all around us. Although I have only been in Tourism for 3 years, I have developed a huge passion to welcome guests into our country, and to share the joy of what we have to offer.

Email:
oliver@egolitours.co.za
Skype:
egoli.tours.oliver.weber
Astrid Popken

Astrid Popken

I was born in Austria, but feel like a global citizen, having lived for quite some time in Germany, the US, Italy and in South Africa (since 1999). When working for the hotel industry for 15 years, I was trying to find a place in the world to settle and have definitely found a new home in South Africa. Since living here I have been able to travel the entire country, as well as Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. There are always new and exciting places to discover. It is a personal enjoyment to explore Southern Africa …. such a vibrant place! My passion for people from different cultures has made my work at Egoli Tours a daily pleasure since 2003. It is a privilege for me to make people's travel dreams come true and a delight to actually meet the happy client here in South Africa. Completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Business Management has helped me to see broader aspects of life in tourism. I am currently living in Johannesburg and love the African vibe of the city.

Email:
astrid@egolitours.co.za
Skype:
egoli.tours.astrid.popken
Katherine Riley

Katherine Riley

I was born and raised in Tennessee, USA. I have always been passionate about travelling, learning languages and experiencing new cultures. I lived in Switzerland for more than 10 years where I learned both German and French. During that time, I also travelled extensively throughout Europe and South America where I also learned Spanish. It had always been a dream of mine to travel to South Africa, so after completing my Master's Degree in Social Anthropology, I came to explore South Africa for several months. I fell in love with the natural beauty of this amazing country and decided to move here in mid-2012. Working for Egoli has provided a wonderful opportunity to actively use my language skills and to learn more about all of the extraordinary attractions Southern Africa has to offer.

Email:
johannesburg@egolitours.co.za
Skype:
egoli.tours.johannesburg