Margi Biggs


Margi Biggs

"Raised on a Karoo merino sheep farm near Graaff Reinet.
Educated at:
Union High School, Winkfield Place in Berkshire UK, Cape Town Teachers College, UCT and ........  L   I   F   E

Worked for others:

As a  Cordon Blue Chef,  Primary school  Art teacher, Tourism lecturer at Cape Technikon, Secretary General to Jaycee South Africa

As a volunteer, served on:

International Board of Junior Chamber International as Vice President.
National Board of Society for Incentive Travel Executives  (SITE) and  South African Society for the Conference Industry (SAACI), Past member of the Board of Governors of the Josephine Mill and  Past Vice Chair of the Greenpoint constituency for the Democratic Party.

Worked for myself:

As an Entrepreneur running my own businesses concurrently as MD of Specialized Tours & Events for 19 years and for 5 years as owner and developer of the guest house, Acorn House.

Love to:

work in the Tourism industry
cook, entertain and play in my home in the Bo Kaap,
to walk,
to travel............visited more than 50 countries over 38 years
and to spend time with my large circle of friends and family


About South Africa,  justice and good service.
Founder  and Chairman of StreetSmart South Africa, a charity focused on helping those who deal with the challenges of Street children
2007 Pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago, walked 800km to raise funds for StreetSmart over 51 days
2009 Organizer of the Spring Clean the Camino International Campaign
PCO for Great Wine Capitals' AGM 2002 and 2008
Designated Tour Operator for the Great Wine Capitals' Travel Network
Event Organiser for Cape Cuisine 2004, 2006, 2008