About us l The ShapShap Travel Group

Epic Treks and Climbs is a trade name that falls under the ShapShap Travel Group. The ShapShap Travel Group was founded in early 2007 by Japie van Deventer from South Africa and Lizza Duijverman from the Netherlands.  It was through their shared passion for travel and adventure that they decided to combine their efforts into creating their own adventure travel company- the ShapShap Travel Group was born!

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Japie van Deventer

Japie graduated from the North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa in 1998. He has been travelling all over the world ever since. Mount Kilimanjaro was the first mountain he ever climbed. He enjoyed the experience and challenge so much, that he soon started looking at similar experiences. After the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, he was hooked... Epic Treks and Climbs is the result of that. 

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Lizza Duijverman

Lizza graduated from the Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2005. She has travelled to more than 80 countries around the world so far and she is always on the lookout for the next Epic adventure. The Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal is her favourite trek so far, but she also enjoyed pushing herself to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro... but nothing beats the sunrise over Machu Picchu in Peru after 4 days in the jungle!

Who better to help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime than someone that has actually been there and done that?


  • The ShapShap Travel Group donates a percentage of its profits to organizations that are, like them, trying to make the world a better place. Indirectly, all ShapShap Travel Group clients are helping less fortunate people and they contribute towards nature and wildlife conservation. For one example, click the image for more information and get involved.
  • The ShapShap Travel Group is affiliated with the GGTO Foundation (Guarantee Fund for Specialized Tour Operators), under affiliate number 1291. Click image for more information.
  • The ShapShap Travel Group is a registered member of the VvKR (Association of Small Travel Companies), under affiliate number13060. Click image for more information.