About Matt Swart

Matt Swart

Welcome to my website

...i look forward to connecting with you.



I founded SafariNow.com in 1999, and as CEO grew the business over 18 years into the market leader for independent accommodation reservations in Southern Africa, processing over R2 Billion in paid holiday bookings during my tenure, at a peak rate of R320m per year. READ MORE




2020 Winner of the German Design award.
Formbar means ‘shapeable’, vormbaar.
Inspired by nature, designed by you.
Available in South Africa soon.
Custom furniture




a curated collection of artful and functional design objects.
The world-title-winning wood surfing longboard by Dave Stubbs.
Hand-turned bowls by Rodney Band.
Guitars by Stubbs Bespoke.

Matt Swart Windsurf


I love wind, water, waves, and the exhilaration of this natural playground.
3x winner SA National Windsurfing Championships, 1994, 2005, 2007.
6 x winner Langebaan Dash – 1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2006

 Matt Swart Yoga


I've been practicing daily for 16 years, and share a weekly yoga stretching session online, please join me! It's fairly vigorous, but accessible to anyone prepared to get sweaty, focusing on foundation awareness of strength, stretch and space.

Wednesdays at 6pm

 My foundation teacher was Viktor van der Kleij, a Dutch Hatha yogi who shared a very deep and traditional understanding and practice of Yoga, and lit the fire! I was then introduced the flowing Ashtanga style of Leora Liebovitz and her Teacher Shimon Ben Avi, from Israel. In 2011 I completed a 200 hour Anusara teachers training with Patrick Creelman in Hong Kong. Along the way i’ve had the pleasure of practicing with Dharma Mmittra, Maty Ezraty, Andrei Ram, Rinat Perlman and many others, who have influenced my appreciation and purpose of yoga.