Simon Huxter

Representation
Latin America Trade Relations

Buenos Aires Office: Simon was raised in Franschhoek, South Africa and after school went to live in Argentina for 7 years. He is fluent in Spanish, and has conversational Portuguese, and graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (UNT) with a degree in Accounting.

He has worked in the Financial Services industry as well as in political communications, spending the last two years specialising in messaging and positioning. Simon has been involved in luxury hospitality all of his life, having grown up as part of Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek and also handling the Sales and Representation in South America for Le Quartier Français whilst he lived there.

Responsibility: Managing trade relationships in Latin America.

South Africa

WHAT WE LOVE: Many of our team are South African and we are all extremely passionate about the country, its people, wildlife and scenic beauty – who would not be with an office in the Cape winelands! But most of all we are proud of what South Africa has achieved and the challenges we have overcome. It is a country that has diversity as its hallmark. From lush forests, vast savannahs, beautiful beaches, arid semi-desert, dramatic mountain ranges to its cosmopolitan cities, ‘Big Five’ wildlife reserves, winelands, gourmet restaurants and colourful shanty towns: South Africa has all any visitor could ask for. Strong on adventure, sport, nature and wildlife, it is also a pioneer and global leader in responsible tourism.

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Old Mondoro

About an hour east downstream by boat from sister camp Chiawa, Old Mondoro is located in the wonderfully open area of Faidherbia Forest. The camp is a far simpler affair that Chiawa yet the guiding levels, activity choice, service and excellent home-cooking remain are par. The comfortable rooms are strung out along a hippo-friendly channel off the Zambezi, enjoying great views with their half-height walls and small decks. Activities at Old Mondoro focus on game drives and boating, though the elephant and hippo activity around camp are enough to encourage a lodge-based safari! Tasty meals are served fireside or in the open-sided thatched dining room, and star-gazing in this remote spot makes a perfect pastime...

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