The Team

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Sonia Claassen

School Relationships Manager

With over 15 years of experience teaching teenagers and children, both in and out of the classroom, I’m deeply passionate about character education and personal development. As a sports coach, camps coordinator, and teacher of Life Orientation and Geography, I’ve witnessed the immense value of holistic growth beyond academics. Guiding students on expeditions, summer camps, and school camps has been a privilege, watching them step out of their comfort zones and achieve things they never thought possible brings me incredible joy.

Besides my professional roles, I’m a devoted wife to my husband Stefan and a loving mother to our two beautiful children, who keep me happily occupied. Being an engaged parent brings me immense happiness, and I cherish the opportunity to nurture and support my family.

Alongside my family commitments, my love for children, travel, and the outdoors remains unwavering. It’s a calling that drives me towards new life adventures. I eagerly look forward to what the future holds, with countless opportunities to explore, learn, and continue making a positive impact on others’ lives.

The Rest of the Team

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Tom Trueman

Managing Director

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Paul Edmunds

Operations Director


Kathryn Hardman

Sales & Planning Director

Meet Tamin Mengel, True Adventure South Africa Client Relationships Director

Tamin Mengel

Client Relationships Director

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Colette Voigt

Customer Support Manager

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Colin Wylie

Operations Manager

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Suzanne Gurney-Read

Expedition Support Manager


Margaret Hurley

Expedition Planning Manager

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