Michelle was born on a farm in Bloemfontein with a family of 7 children, 4 girls and 3 boys. She grew up in many different cities and ended up going to Sedgefield in her teenage years, which later became her permanent home. She has worked her way up from many obstacles to where she is today with a positive attitude and outlook on life. She is a proud Mother of two boys Jackson and Diego and live in the local Township.
Michelle has worked in Sedgefield for many years and always enjoy meeting people from other cities in South Africa and people from other countries. She finally got a breakthrough when She approached Rose Billboroug who used to work at the Sedgeﬁeld Tourism Office. She was a great mentor in the beginning stages of Lithemba Tours. In October 2012 Michelle told Rose what she wanted to do, she guided Michelle and turned her dream into reality on the 15th October 2012 to what it is today. The Sedgefield Tourism Office gave her an opportunity as an intern to learn more about the Tourism industry and what visitors are looking for.
In 2013 started her Tour Guiding Course and successfully completed her training and was accredited in 2015 as a Cultural and Nature Tour Guide
Lithemba meaning “Hope” was the inspiration for Lithemba Craft’s and Tours. The name originated in 2007 when I had a very traumatic experience and one day, I heard a voice which said to me ‘don’t live like you have no hope’ and that was how Lithemba Tours were born.
“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes” – St Clement of Alexandra