Saray Khumalo

Tagline: Motivational Speaker

Talent Highlights

  • Historic summit of Mount Everest, becoming the first black African woman to achieve this feat.
  • Conquered a diverse range of challenging peaks, including Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua.
  • Transitioned from a successful career in finance to become a world-renowned mountaineer and motivational speaker.
  • Advocates for gender equality, education, and social change through her philanthropic endeavors.
  • Inspires audiences worldwide with her compelling storytelling, authentic demeanor, and unwavering commitment to empowering others.

Travels from:

  • Johannesburg, SA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $5,001 - $10,000




Saray Khumalo is not just a mountaineer; she is the embodiment of resilience, determination, and the relentless pursuit of one’s dreams. With a string of remarkable achievements to her name, Saray stands as a beacon of inspiration for all who dare to challenge the limits of human potential. Her journey to the summits of some […]

Saray Khumalo is not just a mountaineer; she is the embodiment of resilience, determination, and the relentless pursuit of one’s dreams. With a string of remarkable achievements to her name, Saray stands as a beacon of inspiration for all who dare to challenge the limits of human potential. Her journey to the summits of some of the world’s highest peaks is a testament to her unwavering spirit and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Saray’s mountaineering career has been punctuated by numerous milestones, each more extraordinary than the last. Among her most notable accomplishments is her historic summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, in May 2019. This achievement not only cemented her place in mountaineering history but also made her the first black African woman to conquer Everest. However, Saray’s ascent of Everest was not merely a personal triumph; it was a triumph for diversity, inclusion, and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

Beyond Everest, Saray has tackled a diverse range of challenging peaks around the globe. From the icy slopes of Kilimanjaro to the towering heights of Aconcagua, she has consistently pushed the boundaries of her own capabilities and inspired countless others to do the same. Her passion for mountaineering is matched only by her dedication to making a positive impact in the world, whether through her philanthropic endeavors or her advocacy for gender equality and education.

Saray Khumalo | Motivational Speaker

Background and Expertise:

Saray Khumalo’s journey to becoming a world-renowned mountaineer is as remarkable as the summits she has conquered. Born and raised in Zambia, Saray’s love for the mountains was ignited during her childhood travels across Africa. However, it wasn’t until later in life, after settling in South Africa, that she began her ascent to the pinnacle of the mountaineering world.

With a background in finance and a successful career in business, Saray’s transition to professional mountaineering was both unexpected and inspiring. Drawing on her experiences in the corporate world, she approached mountaineering with the same discipline, determination, and strategic thinking that had propelled her career forward. This unique blend of skills has not only fueled her success as a mountaineer but has also made her a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from leadership and resilience to risk management and goal-setting.

Saray’s expertise extends far beyond the mountains themselves. As a motivational speaker, she draws on her personal experiences to inspire audiences to overcome obstacles, pursue their passions, and reach new heights of achievement. Her captivating storytelling, coupled with her authentic and relatable demeanor, resonates with audiences of all backgrounds and ages, leaving a lasting impression long after the applause has faded.

Reasons to Book Saray Khumalo:

Event planners seeking to inspire, motivate, and empower their audiences need look no further than Saray Khumalo. With her compelling personal story, unparalleled achievements, and unique ability to connect with audiences on a deep and emotional level, Saray is the ideal choice for events seeking to leave a lasting impact. Whether speaking to corporate executives, community leaders, or schoolchildren, Saray’s message of resilience, determination, and the power of the human spirit transcends boundaries and inspires positive change.

Booking Saray Khumalo for your next event is not just about securing a world-class speaker; it’s about creating an unforgettable experience that will resonate with attendees long after the event has ended. Saray brings a rare combination of authenticity, expertise, and passion to the stage, captivating audiences with her remarkable journey and empowering them to embrace their own potential for greatness. In a world filled with distractions and uncertainty, Saray’s message of hope, perseverance, and the indomitable human spirit is more relevant and impactful than ever before.

Why Book Through Speakers Inc:

When it comes to booking a speaker of Saray Khumalo’s caliber, experience matters. At Speakers Inc, we understand the unique needs and challenges of event planners, and we are committed to providing unparalleled service and support every step of the way. With our extensive network of speakers and entertainers, as well as our expertise in event management and logistics, we take the stress out of booking and ensure that your event is a resounding success.

By booking Saray Khumalo through Speakers Inc, you not only gain access to one of the world’s most inspirational speakers but also benefit from our personalized approach and attention to detail. From initial consultation to post-event follow-up, we work closely with you to understand your objectives, tailor our services to meet your specific needs, and exceed your expectations at every turn. With Speakers Inc, you can rest assured knowing that your event is in capable hands, allowing you to focus on what matters most: creating an unforgettable experience for your audience.


In conclusion, Saray Khumalo is more than just a mountaineer; she is a trailblazer, a visionary, and a living testament to the power of perseverance and determination. Her remarkable journey from humble beginnings to the top of the world’s highest peaks is a testament to the limitless potential of the human spirit and serves as an inspiration to us all. Whether conquering mountains or captivating audiences from the stage, Saray’s passion, authenticity, and unwavering commitment to excellence shine through, leaving an indelible mark on all who have the privilege of hearing her speak.

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