Sue Wassung was born and raised in White River, South Africa. Raised on a farm, she is daughter to a then Citrus farmer and was subsequently shipped off to Jo’burg to Boarding school and then to the UK to attend a Cordon Bleu course at the ripe old age of 18 ! The UK was quite a culture shock for the then young Sue, but she took to it like a duck-to-water and stayed on in the UK to work in London at Harrods in their restaurant division and ‘slumming’ it in Kent apple picking, before returning to SA to run a private catering company from her parents home.

Following this, Sue went on to work in various banqueting roles at hotels before ending up at the Mala Mala Game reserve where she stayed for around 8 years and where she met her husband Mike, then a Game Ranger ! They worked in and ran various hotels including the Arnestam Hotel in the Western Cape and the Bay hotel in Camps Bay Cape Town, before Mike was offered a role at CC Africa in Zimbabwe on the banks of the Zambezi. Sue by this time was a full time Mum to Sarah (now 24 – in London) and Andrew (now 21 at Varsity in Grahamstown) and ran Mums taxi to their school at Vic Falls each day!

Later, after a short spell in Jo’burg, Mike was offered a job with Wilderness safaris in Botswana and they spent 6 years in Maun.Sue & Mike have now been in Windhoek for 2 years and have just been granted their visa extension for another 2, so thankfully Sue plans to be around a little longer yet!

Sue found IWAN through Desiree via connections at Nedbank and considers herself very fortunate to have found such a fab group of ladies now that she has time for herself. She enjoys Reading, Yoga and walking her dog at the Avis Dam. She loves living in Namibia and exploring this beautiful country in which we live. Mike is Operations Director at Wilderness Safaris and Sue finds herself having had some amazing travel experiences accompanying him in his roles.

Thanks Sue for all your help at the Resource Centre and with the weekly Charity deliveries in support of Lilian and now Jolene.