WHO IS O’AFRICA?
Hello, I’m Lisa O’Mahony, AKA O’Africa.
Born and bred in South Africa, and married into a large,
lovable Irish family, I found myself helping overseas friends,
acquaintances, and friends of friends plan their holidays
to South Africa. My deep love and knowledge of South Africa,
and my regular travels to the United Kingdom, coupled with
a desire to share the beauty of this land with others, helped
me to create itineraries for visitors that saw many of them
returning to experience more of what Southern Africa has
to offer. And so
O’Africa was born.
My work over the years seems – in retrospect –
to have led me to this business.
First as a caterer, I ensured that various diverse needs
were met – and exceeded. From small intimate dinners
to catering for President Nelson Mandela, I had to take
briefs and transform wants and needs into actual enjoyable
experiences. I also learnt that there is no excuse for providing
inadequate quality – no matter the budget!
In Marketing and Public Relations, which followed on from
catering, I learned the ins and outs of good service and
delivery and the absolute importance of giving people what
I aspire to create a business that caters to the individual.
I want to share the beauty and extraordinary nature of Southern
Africa with those who show an interest in this land. I have
built a database of preferred venues and destinations, who
offer me special rates that I pass on to my clients, but
that will never be an excuse to not discover new, better,
different places that will better serve the holiday aims
of guests to Southern Africa. I want to establish a relationship
with every person who plans their holiday through O’Africa,
so that I can deliver the best service possible. And my
hope is that as many visitors as possible come back time
and again, and become so familiar with our gateway to Africa
that they no longer need help to plan their trips.