“To me the outdoors provide happiness, consolation and inspiration. Nature is soothing and mesmerising. Sometimes merciless and brutal, yet without opinion and judgement. It is ours to protect and preserve.

Cape Town has been my home since 2004. I love living in Southern Africa”

Pernille is an accredited adventure site guide specialising in mountain guiding up to 2700 metres above sea level. She has certified First Aid qualifications and years of hiking experience. Pernille grew up in Kristiansand, Norway, surrounded by mountains and sea.

She moved to Cape Town in 2004 to work for the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust and later managed an art exchange project for the Robben Island Museum. Her year in Khayelitsha, working for Philani Maternal, Child Health & Nutrition Trust, was a baptism of fire. Pernille had 6 years experience from the tourism industry in South Africa before launching Nonophela Travel in June 2019.

She is an active Board Member of www.masicreativehub.org a Non Profit Organisation in Masiphumelele, Cape Town.


We had a wonderful 10-day trip to South Africa, including seeing Cape Town, the wine district and safari. Pernille organized everything for us, so the trip was only enjoyment. Organizing the trip prior to traveling was extremely efficient and enjoyable and Pernille followed up with us during the entire trip. I would strongly recommend Nonophela as a tour operator for your travels because of how easy the communication and planning of the trip was. Sometimes dreams seem far away, but thanks to Pernille and Nonophela mine came true!

Siren & family, Norway - April 2022

We have just spent two weeks in Cape Town and the Western Cape, planned in close collaboration with Pernille from Nonophela Travel. We have experienced a lot! Cape Town, the Winelands, safari, Garden Route and fantastic beaches. Everything was properly planned and fully met our expectations.

Einar & Hege, Norway - January 2022

We had a fantastic hike in Silvermine with Pernille from Nonophela Travel. She is knowledgeable, experienced and took us on a route we were comfortable with as beginners, but was still a good challenge

- it was a perfect morning out in nature!

Dominique & Charles, South Africa - 2022

A big thank you to Nonophela Travel for a fantastically well-organised trip to the Western Cape and the Kruger National Park! Every detail was taken care of, allowing us to fully enjoy South Africa's natural beauty.

Isabel & Michael, Germany - 2021

Simply the best travel agent for Southern Africa adventures!

Peter Garner, Australia - 2020

Pernille is a great hiking guide and also a fantastic person, a woman you simply love. She fulfils your travel expectations in the most beautiful country in the world, small and big wishes.

Marietta & Gerd, Germany - 2020

A perfectly organised trip to South Africa, including Johannesburg, safari, Cape Town and other stops. Excellent recommendations and suggestions. Every small detail was taken care of and all our wishes were met. We will definitely use Nonophela Travel for our next trip. A big hug from all of us!

Ilaria & Stefano, Angelo & Ilaria, Italy - 2020

We had a wonderful safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana in 2019. Everything was organised by Nonophela Travel. We can warmly recommend to book your next trip with them.

Jenny & Alex, Sweden & South Africa 2019

They listened to the kind of travel adventure we were looking to have and nailed it right all the way.

We had an amazing experience!

Deana & Wendy, South Africa & USA - 2019