Xander & Mariaan


We are a husband and wife team discovering the beauty of South Africa and assisting the South African hospitality industry. We initially started as eX-Base Photography, operated solely by me, but soon after Mariaan joined in with Purple Hat Photography, and shortly after that Nomads Nature and Travel was formed. When we decided to travel more frequently and see more of our beautiful country, we found that areas of the hospitality sector were not on par in the way that their information was made available, mostly during the planning phase of our travels. Our initial aim was to try and assist these establishments by providing a photography and review service to them, at an affordable tariff or in exchange for a complimentary weekend stay. Recently, we decided to extend our service even more – to the design, development, and support of websites, to afford establishments the opportunity to showcase their offerings. Our niche market remains the Hospitality Sector. We promote nature conservation by doing fundraising, by creating awareness, by running campaigns, by requesting donations, by education, and by drafting petitions.