Makhosi Msimango reveals how the Reed Dance changed her life on Final Boarding Call episode 3. Picture: Londiwe Gumede.

Makhosi Msimango arrives at our Durban office looking refreshed and ready for our podcast recording. 

She apologises profusely for being 10 minutes late, and I am excited to hear what has kept her busy since we last spoke a year ago at the KZN Lilizela Tourism awards in Sani Pass, KwaZulu-Natal. 

Msimango is the founder and owner of Ndzenga Tours and Safari, and the idea to start her business happened purely by chance when she was at the annual reed dance at the Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma. 

She started her business, which specialises in cultural heritage and township experiences, in 2006.

She tells me how the idea to start a tourism business changed her life, her new business project, and what she would add to her South African itinerary. 

“Travel broadened my horizons and made me appreciate people’s culture, traditions and customs,” she reveals. 

Msimango, who is the provincial chairperson for KZN Women In Tourism, also talks about her early travels. 

Msimango gets candid during my Would You Rather Travel Edition where she reveals everything from glamping and the places she would like to visit. 

“Final Boarding Call” is an Independent Media travel podcast hosted by Clinton Moodley. 

The podcast highlights everything from the hottest destinations, travel hacks and travel news in South Africa and abroad. 

Listeners will be taken on a journey on what’s happening on the travel scene, and it’s one “flight” you do not want to miss. 

“Final Boarding Call” is a must-listen for travellers or those who are craving a holiday. A new episode is uploaded every fortnight. The podcast was produced and edited by Londiwe Gumede.