about us

Travel. Discovery. Conservation. Those are three of the main passions the two of us share and that forms the foundation of Starry Starry Night.

François has a background in e-commerce for airlines, most recently heading up the global team for Qatar Airways in Doha. JD’s background is as a travel journalist, which has seen him criss-crossing the African continent and beyond – often on the back of a motorbike. 

Starry Starry Night is a dream come true of distilling the most beautiful, unique and magical lodges into one unforgettable eco mountain reserve that is affordable to “normal people”. 

Together we also own and run a boutique travel company called The Travel Café Cape Town, which we operate from here. The Travel Café designs and weaves together gorgeous romantic travel adventures through the most beautiful and wild regions of South Africa and the rest of Southern and Eastern Africa. We love taking the time to get to know our future guests before curating bespoke travel experiences for them in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Tanzania, Kenya and the Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar, Mnemba, Mafia, Bazarruto, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. Visit our website at The Travel Café Cape Town or talk to us if you want to know more.

Much love,

JD, François & the Starry Starry Night team