Anja K. Lee Translations

Translation Services in South Africa

Translations from English and Spanish into German

"At home between languages and cultures"

Me in a nutshell

I was born and raised in Germany but have been based in the Western Cape of South Africa since 2010. I am a university-trained translator and certified German teacher and work as a freelance professional near Uniondale. I spent several years in the Amazon region of Peru and in Manchester before settling down in South Africa where I co-founded and ran an eco-lodge before starting my own translation business in 2014. I am a member of the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators (BDÜ).



My qualifications

- University degree as a translator from Spanish and French into German, Heidelberg University, Germany, 2000-2005

- Certificate to teach German as a foreign language, Goethe-Institut, 2005-2007 (Methodik und Didaktik des fremdsprachlichen Deutschunterrichts)

Ongoing professional development

I like to hone my skills and explore new areas. Some of the training I did in recent years include:

- 2021: Online Monitoring - efficient monitoring in German online courses, Goethe-Institut

- 2020: Besser Übersetzen II - intensive course for literary translators from English into German with Dr. Ina Pfitzner, BücherFrauen

- 2020: Online Tutorieren and Online Moderieren - training for online German tutors, Goethe-Institut

- 2018/2019: Betriebswirtschaftslehre und betriebliches Management - intensive economics course at Fernuni Hagen

- 2017: Transkreation - intensive course with Nina Sattler-Hovdar

- 2016: Besser Übersetzen - intensive course for literary translators from English into German with Dr. Ina Pfitzner, BücherFrauen

- 2015: Introduction to Marketing and Marketing in a Digital World - both via

Close to my heart

Blue Hill Escape offer self-catering accommodation on the Blue Hill Nature Reserve near Uniondale, South Africa, on the very scenic south-western boundary of the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. Your visit will help protect and preserve an area of outstanding natural beauty:


I spent several years on and off in the Peruvian Amazon where I fell in love with the rainforest. If you would like to help protect the world's rainforests with your signature, a donation or otherwise, please consider the great work of Rainforest Rescue: