Jan van Deventer
Jan has extensive experience working in the travel and leisure industry in almost every shape and form – from being a waiter and a manager at restaurants, to doing 4×4 overland trails in Botswana and working for Barra Resorts for almost five years (a large part of which was spent in Mozambique).
He has owned and managed a tour-operating company in Pretoria called Ultimate Getaways (later renamed All Over Africa) and was also the owner of a big game fishing charter company in Richards Bay.
During his career, Jan has spent a lot of time all over Southern Africa as well as Europe to market various ventures and products.
Since 2005, he has been actively involved in the TV and film industry as Location Scout and Unit and Location Manager and has worked on various local South African as well as international productions.
Apart from his passion for marine conservation, he is also a great fan of vintage cars and Jan is a founding member of the Eden Wine Route – a company that offers bespoke wine tours with the use of vintage vehicles.
Jan is also a founding member of Eden Garden Works which is a unique gardening service that offers installation and maintenance of vegetable gardens in private gardens. This company also establishes community projects to assist rural areas in creating vegetable gardens for own consumption as well as a means of income.