Im Nickey, the new owner of the Stellenbosch Branch.
For as long as I can remember, I just wanted to travel and explore. I have a passion for people, travel and for the Industry. My studies in Tourism Management led me to the UK, where I lived in London for 9 years and then off to greener pastures in Switzerland, where I spent 3 years eating cheese and chocolate!
I was lucky enough to travel extensively during this time and really enjoyed my time abroad. I hope that I can use my knowledge to help you on your journey into the rest of the world and make your dreams come true. I believe that everyone simply HAS to travel in order to discover themselves.
Stellenbosch is my new home and Im loving the buzz that it brings. The OVC is a great family to be a part of and I can promise that we will do everything we can to make your experience with us, only a positive one.
Feel free to come and spend 5 minutes with us - it will change your world!
For me, it started when I turned 21, it was business as normal in Johannesburg when the Emirates flight took to the air unknowing what awaits me in London. Not having travelled before I was met with many challenges which turned out to be the best time of my entire life, I quickly learned how to make use of public transport and falling in love with Greenpark and the city as a whole. This experience gave me the opportunity to explore and travel to other wonderful European countries allowing me to not only dream of places like Poland, Czech Republic and Switzerland but also really tasting and experiencing it. Without this life-changing experience, I would not have been the same person I am today.
This ultimately shaped my passion for travel so much that it is my job and duty to introduce others to what awaits them on the other side of the arrival gates.
Once you know what possibilities are out there it is only then when you find your purpose.