The Journey Began: Founder & CEO Refilwe Tladi / Travel With Fifi

Tourism and travelling is a passion I always had, since I grew up in a National Park in the Eastern Free State where we never had big malls but amazing scenic views of mountains and rivers, we never had zoos but had great sites of diverse game walking outside our yards, we never had movie dates with friends at Cinemas but had hiking and horse rides with friends, so i can safely say that my background played a huge role in what I am and who I have become today. I never ran away nor turned my back on my destiny but chose to live it.

Being a Tour Operator and coordinating Tours tought me that to travel is to live and that it is better to experience and see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. Seeing different people, experiencing different cultures and traditions, eating different types of food prepared by different people with different tastes. Sipping on some good wine under the African skylight overlooking the wilderness with a bonfire. Now that is what I call an African experience.

This was a dream which I decided to turn into a reality. A proud owner and founder of Thalera Tours Shuttles and Safaris based in Rustenburg outside Sun City and opening a branch in Clarens Free State outside Bethlehem Town where I was born and bred. We package and sell Tour Packages to individuals and groups who love travelling. Our Tour Packages vary from Adventure, Cultural heritage and safari.

  1. We are 1 of South African Tourism hidden Gems.
  2. 1 of the Pilanesberg Tourism Incubatee by National Department of Tourism.
  3. Our founder and CEO is the Chairperson of the Bojanala Platinum Tourism organisation
  4. Bojanala District Coordinator in the North West for Women in Tourism

We are a Qualified Tour Operator through Drum Beat Academy in Pretoria.

Trade Shows Attended to market the brand:

South Africa:

  • Africa Travel Indaba since 2016 until present.
  • World Travel Market Cape Town
  • Meetings Africa Johannesburg
  • The Getaway Show


  • Magical Kenya
  • Malawi Trade Show
  • Botswana Trade Show

Asia Road Show which included:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Hong kong

The Highlights: hiking up Brandwag Buttress in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. I have done it many times and will continue to hike up there and introduce this to many hike lovers and travellers. I am Tourism #IliveTourism #IdoTourism #ItsMySouthAfrica #IloveTourism #WomaninTourism #TourismFriendly #ThalerraTours #TravelYoung #TravelWithFifi

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