Who We Are

Based in South Africa, SDK Expeditions is owned and run by Donna and Clive Scherer and our team of highly experienced crew and guides.

Our mission is to create Unique, Specialized, Unforgettable private holidays especially suited for families and couples.

The best Locations and an Experience like no other

We want to take people to the very best places on earth and share the beauty of the location while learning a new watersport or progressing in their current watersport.

We aim to create an environment where guests can experience or try a new watersport with the luxury, flexibility, comfort and security of having your own private highly experienced guide.

​We have been working, instructing and guiding since 2002 for high profile guests in locations all over the world, and have been scouting out the very best dive, surf, kite and Safari adventure holidays.

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We have a deep wealth of information and some pretty epic locations with the best guides that we would love to share with you.


Meet the Team

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Clive Scherer is the Owner of SDK Expeditions and has over 20 years, teaching watersports across the world.

A PADI Dive instructor since 2002 with over 4000 dives, a surf, and kite instructor since 2005, RYA Yachtmaster for both power and sail . Working for top resorts and boats across the Globe for 15 years and running his own kite/surf/dive centres in Mozambique and South Africa. Clive has a wealth of experience, local knowledge and a bunch of great travel stories to make any trip very special.

Specializing in designing Expeditions for high profile guests and leading these expeditions From Africa to Seychelles, Maldives, Brazil, Peru, Europe, Indo, Mentawai’s, Costa Rica, Fiji, Caribbean and many more.

My passion is “fun in the water” and helping people learn quickly and safely how to navigate the ocean and have fun in it.

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Travis Holthauzen is the owner of the Dolphin Centre in Ponta do Oura Mozambique. An incredible surfer, kitesurf and lifelong ocean man. Travis is connected to the ocean and knows more about the Mozambiquan coast for surf, kite and dive than almost anyone.

He also happens to be one of the nicest, humblest people and an excellent teacher – on and in the water.

Travis is also a veteran of the survivor TV show Series. He has been the senior skipper and leader of the water safety team for more than 12 years.

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Pile is the Owner of the Watersport Center Kiteschule-Sylt.

A standout rider, in 2004-2008 he placed in the Top Ten Ranking PKRA Kiteboard World Tour He also has multiple German Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Competition Wins and Podiums.

Pile is an exceptional talent on any board whether surf, kite, foil or wing. His achievements speak of his level of riding. As a coach and instructor Pile is one of the best. His technique and dedication to the student is like his riding- first class.

Pile has over 20 years experience travelling to some of the best locations for wind and waves and knows all the secret spots. Especially towards Europe, Brazil, South America and Cape Town he has extensive local knowledge and is also one of the nicest, coolest, fun people you will ever meet.