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Nancy Lifset

Owner & Founder

Nancy served 26 years in legislative staff positions in the U.S Congress, then as a corporate government relations director, but it was midway through her Capitol Hill career that she discovered her true calling: South African travel and wine expertise. She first visited South Africa in 1998, spending a month driving from one end of the country to the other. She left hooked on the beauty and spirit of the country and its people, committed to returning and sharing its magic with others. She made repeated returns with friends, each time convinced her visit would “scratch the Africa itch.” Instead, her “reunions” convinced her it was time to chart a new course – so she left the working world and headed for an extended African stay in 2009. Her tour as a volunteer at a Namibian wildlife sanctuary and time living in the Cape winelands became the basis for her book, “Back to the Wild Life.” An early and passionate advocate of South African wines, she began pursuing an in-depth education of them during her 2009 “sabbatical.” With over 150 pins in her winelands map, she returns regularly to sample new vintages, restaurant offerings, and to discover new estates and experiences, as she continues to pursue her quest of visiting every winery in South Africa.

We Are

a boutique firm specializing in South African travel. From our flagship food and wine safaris, to tours tailored to you or your small group’s interests and timeline, to excursions in Southern Africa, we offer the ultimate in South African experiences.


Wild Life Wine Safaris
Phone: 1(888) 558-5221
700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE,
2nd floor,
Washington, DC 20003

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