Hi, I’m Sarah Hoyland – TCSC Director & Founder of The Secret Women's Series
I was born under a flight path, opposite a railway station, above a bus stop and a taxi rank....is it any wonder I pursued a career in travel?
My passion for globetrotting began early, travelling with my parents who instilled in me a spirit of adventure. I was 16 years of age when I first
travelled to Africa – and that trip determined the rest of my life. On graduating from college with a Degree in Tourism & Hospitality I winged
my way to Africa and spent 7 months traversing the continent followed by a stint backpacking through Europe. When my money ran out I returned to Australia
and joined the team at The Classic Safari Company, ultimately becoming a Director in 2002. Over the years I’ve travelled to all seven continents, visited
over 63 countries, forged global lifelong friendships and honed my haggling skills to perfection! I am happiest when I am lost in a souk, on
safari in Africa, travelling with my teenage daughters or when I have the privilege of viewing wild and wonderful places afresh through their eyes
of the ladies I host on our Secret Women's Series soirees!
Explore My Recent Blog Posts
Travel advice, information and inspiration from the team at The Classic Safari Company.
Secret Women's Series founder Sarah Hoyland tackled Paro Taktsang to reach the Tiger's Nest Monastery and described it as 'bloody hard work but absolutely worth it'. Read about her experience and see the photos here.
Holi is a colourful, messy and chaotic Hindu party. How messy is messy? What do I wear?! Read on for our top tips on making the most of this carnival of colour!
How to spend a week in Marrakech 24 May 2019
Known for its souks, spices, snake charmers, hip hotels, hidden palaces and heavenly hammams, Marrakech offers so much to see that a couple of days simply isn't enough. Here's why you should send a week there!
Our ‘Summit to Sea’ journey will see you climbing to the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, with the support and camaraderie of a small group of like-minded women. Here's what to expect...