As a young Tourist Guide Management Program graduate, Vhutshilo Masakona dreamed of building his own company that would truly stand out in the sector.
Gaining valuable experience by working with hotels and tour operators, he managed to save enough to purchase his first vehicle. Today, VITZ Travel & Tours owns five vehicles with 3 full-time, and 4 part-time employees.
Trained to consider every aspect of tourism, Vhutshilo knows that sustainability requires long-term planning and proper management. He also knows that understanding diverse cultures and environments is fundamental to success. Vhutshilo has furthered this understanding through his personal and work travels, particularly to Southern African countries.
Through his skills and experience, Vhutshilo has had the opportunity to work with well-known personalities and world icons like King Goodwill Zwelethini, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Chris Rock, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many others.
Vhutshilo first went to a college in Johannesburg to study Electrical Engineering, but due to family challenges he dropped out. Vhutshilo managed to send his siblings to school through his first job as a driver. Now he is proud of his younger brother who qualified as a mechanical engineer, and his younger sister who graduated as a nurse.