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Irina Jordaan, General Manager, Central and Eastern Europe

Born in Moscow and based in Cape Town, Irina successfully heads the Ker & Downey® Africa Central and Eastern Europe DMC. She has over 15 years experience in the travel industry and is a valued addition to the Ker & Downey® Africa team.

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Born and Bred

Irina was born in Moscow and was raised in both Mongolia and Russia. She relocated to South Africa in 2005 and has lived in Johannesburg for the first 5 years and then moved to Cape Town and resides in Cape Town.

Highlight of her time in the industry

Irina prides herself in the relationships she has built over her career in the travel industry. She feels honored that her clients trust her to build a holiday of a lifetime for them.

Travel Expertise

Irina has traveled extensively through South Africa and has visited Kenya, Zambia and Mauritius.

Irina’s favorite destination in Africa

From pristine beaches and impressive peaks to vibrant nightlife and colorful art scene, Irina believes South Africa’s striking diversity offers something for everyone and should be at the top of every travelers list!

Irina’s Top 3 Recommended Safari Lodges & Hotels

Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town

Singita Boulders Lodge, Kruger National Park 

Tongabezi Lodge, Livingstone

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