Meet the #myMpumalanga Road Trip Crew


In less than a week’s time, we’ll be kicking off our brand new #myMpumalanga campaign with a super special road trip.

Setting out from Joburg, we will have six influencers making their way through some of our province’s most scenic and historically-rich sites. Their trip will take them into the Cultural Heartlands, along the Panorama Route, through the Kruger National Park and will even offer them a tiny taster of the Genesis Route.

Before we get into itinerary specifics, however, we’d love to introduce you to our crew:

Alfred Thorpe – Photographer | Videographer | Adventurer

Alfred is a multi-disciplinary photographer and videographer with a passion for off-the-beaten track adventures.

He named his company ‘Vuurtoring’, which translates to ‘lighthouse’ in English and explains the reason as follows:

“A vuurtoring represents and defines a big part of who I am. I like to face the storms and take on new challenges. I have a strong belief system which is like a lighthouse with its foundation planted on the rocks, facing whatever comes its way.”

Follow Alfred’s #myMpumalanga adventure on social media:

Instagram: @vuurtoring
Twitter: @vuurtoring
YouTube: Alfred Thorpe


Enock Predestine – Photographer | Videographer | TV Producer

With his incredible eye for detail and composition, Enock is making a name for himself as one of South Africa’s most talented young photographers. He’s especially sought-after in terms of portraiture and manages to capture the essence of personalities effortlessly.

His talents also extend to videography and production.

Follow Enock’s #myMpumalanga adventure on social media:

Instagram: @emp_cyclone
Twitter: @emp_cyclone


Tokelo Motsepe – Lifestyle Blogger at Afrenai

Effortlessly stylish and inspired by all things African, Tokelo is the talented writer and photographer behind Afrenai. Here, she shares the stories of local creatives and brands in an effort to amplify their voices. “The aim is that this will become the online destination for quality African content in fashion and travel,” she writes.

Follow Tokelo’s #myMpumalanga adventure on social media:

Instagram: @tokelomotsepe
Twitter: @tokelomotsepe


Twiggy Mollison – Lifestyle Blogger at Sleepless in Soweto

With her impeccable style and spontaneous sense of adventure, it’s hardly surprising that Twiggy has made a name for herself as one of South Africa’s most prominent and well-loved bloggers. She started Sleepless in Soweto back in 2011 and over the years it has grown into colourful showcase of beauty, travel, food, fashion and photograph, now also co-authored by her sister, Lesedi Ramonyane. While Twiggy may travel far and wide, her roots will remain in Soweto.

Follow Twiggy’s #myMpumalanga adventure on social media:

Instagram: @twiggymoli
Twitter: @TwiggyMoli

Mariette du Toit-Helmbold – Chief Destineer

After a tenure of almost 10 years as the award-winning CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Mariette established Destinate, a specialised international destination and tourism marketing agency. Quality, creativity and innovation are all hallmarks of the impressive campaigns Destinate has executed over the years. This is undoubtedly rooted in Mariette’s passion for people-centred marketing and tourism. With the help of her fellow Destinateers, she has been the driving force behind the #myMpumalanga campaign.

Follow Mariette’s #myMpumalanga adventure on social media:

Instagram: @mariettedth
Twitter: @mariettedTH


Nadia Krige – Freelance Writer for Destinate

Nadia is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town. She cut her teeth as a content producer at Traveller24 and has been pursuing travel writing ever since. With an incurable sense of wanderlust and a deep-seated love for South Africa’s roads and routes, Nadia is always keen to discover and share the lesser-known gems on any journey.

Follow Nadia’s #myMpumalanga adventure on social media:

Instagram: @nadia_safaria
Twitter: @nadi_krige


Apart from the amazing influencers joining us, you can also follow the adventure on our very own social platforms:

Instagram: @mpumalangatourism
Twitter: @mtpatourism
Facebook: Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency

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