About us l The ShapShap Travel Group

The ShapShap Travel Group was founded in early 2007 by Japie van Deventer from South Africa and Lizza Duijverman from the Netherlands.  It was through their shared passion for travel and adventure that they decided to combine their efforts into creating their own adventure travel company- the ShapShap Travel Group was born!

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Japie van Deventer

Japie graduated from the North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa in 1998 and has since then worked, lived and traveled all over the world... 77 countries visited so far! He has years of experience as a tour leader in Africa and you will surely benefit from his wealth of knowledge when it comes to African adventures. Trekking experience includes Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp Trek and the Inca Trail.

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Lizza Duijverman

In 2005, Lizza graduated from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She has traveled extensively throughout the world - 6 continents and 85 countries to date! With first hand guiding experience in Africa, she knows Africa better than most and of course she has also climbed Kilimanjaro, done the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Inca Trail. She believes firmly that one has to take part in every adventure before you can sell it properly.

Who better to help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime than someone that has actually been there and done that?


  • The ShapShap Travel Group donates a percentage of its profits to organizations that are, like them, trying to make the world a better place. Indirectly, all ShapShap Travel Group clients are helping less fortunate people and they contribute towards nature and wildlife conservation. For one example, click the image for more information and get involved.
  • The ShapShap Travel Group is affiliated with the GGTO Foundation (Guarantee Fund for Specialized Tour Operators), under affiliate number 1291. Click image for more information.
  • The ShapShap Travel Group is a registered member of the VvKR (Association of Small Travel Companies), under affiliate number13060. Click image for more information.