+27 (0)21 430 4047 support@vnltrade.com

Meet the Team

Jaco de Villiers

Trade Relationship Manager
Tel +27 (0)71 617 1619


Jaco grew up in Pretoria where he schooled and studied whilst working for a large ground handler & tour operator. After completing his Bcom degree, he was transferred to Cape Town and tasked to open and run the Cape Town branch, which he did for 15 years.

Being in the trade for 23 years, Jaco was a “shoo in” for the trade relationship manager role and joined Village and Life in June 2022.

Jaco enjoys spending time with his family (especially on the beach), cooking, braaing and watching rugby.

Tarryn Wasmuth

Trade Reservations Manager
Tel +27 (0)21 430 4048


Tarryn grew up in Bothasig where she attended Bosmansdam Primary and matriculated in 2005. After school she worked in the Wholesale and Retail industry 8 years. In 2013 she decided broaden her horizons and accepted a position at the WTAT as Front Desk and Reservations consultant.

On the 1st of April 2015 she joined Village n Life team in the Travel Support Centre. Tarryn is friendly, loyal, family orientated and absolutely adores animals!

She dedicates her spare time to her nieces and nephews, helping them with homework and attending school events and activities.

Nikita Minnaar

Trade Reservations Consultant
Tel +27 (0)21 437 9700


Born and bred in Cape Town, Nikita studied at CTI for a year and interned at Nomad Adventure Tours straight after as a charter booking consultant.  Her career path took her to Jenman Safari’s whereafter she joined Village N Life.

 Nikita is a bright bubbly individual who loves spending time with her daughter and family as well as enjoying the night life over weekends.

Safwan Jacobs

Trade Travel Consultant
Tel +27 (0)21 437 9700


Safwan comes from a family of 7 and grew up in Steenberg, Cape Town where he attended Steenberg Highschool.  After schooling he went out and explored all different fields of work gaining as much experience as possible making he’s way to the Hospitality industry where he felt at home.

Having quality customer service skills and having gained experience in this field, Safwan was the perfect fit for Village n’ Life in which he joined In April 2022 becoming a Trade Travel Consultant.

Safwan has a dog named Rio which he loves and spends majority of he’s time with friends and family. 2 hobbies that he has is making music and playing football which he is very passionate about. Safwan supports Chelsea FC and says he’s blood is blue.