Testimonials


We loved the places you chose and wouldn’t have asked for anything different. The flights all worked and we were very pleased we stuck with your recommendation to fly from George to Cape Town - that was very easy. So all in all - we are very happy and thank you so much.  We shall certainly use you again when we re-visit which I am sure we will do within the next year or so.

Diana

Firstly, on behalf of the whole party I would like to thank you sincerely for your efforts in making our holiday such a success. We had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip.  We will most certainly be dealing with African Travel again and have already started to spread the word regarding your professionalism and attention to detail.

Mr Chadwick & Party

Thanks so much, we're very sad to be back! We had such an amazing trip and everything went smoothly thanks to you and the brilliant itinerary and info pack you put together for us! 

Thanks again for everything, we will definitely be recommending you and coming back to you for our next trip to Africa!

Mr & Mrs Morgan

We had a wonderful time in South Africa, and the itinerary was perfectly planned. We've already recommended Africa Travel to our friends.

Mr & Mrs Mclain

As always we had an excellent time in South Africa. The safari was a particular success, with some amazing viewings for the family. The accommodation was some of the best we have had on safari. Many thanks for all you do for us. We are going to Hong Kong in a week with your company sister company Cleveland Collection. We hope the trip will be as excellent as you make our Africa ones!

Peter & Diana

Our trip was wonderful - everything went like clockwork and we are only sorry it's all over. The places we visited were so different it would be hard to identify a highlight.  But the Victoria Falls were fantastic, enhanced by a helicopter ride over the Falls. Fugitives Drift was also outstanding and very emotional. And we saw lots of animals at all the different stops. So we were very well satisfied that all the things we hoped to do and see were covered. It was certainly an action packed holiday until we got to the last 3 days, when a rest at the Oyster Box Hotel was just what was needed! Thank you for arranging it all for us - and for fitting in everything we wanted!  

Mr & Mrs Carsberg

I am very pleased to say we had an amazing time. Your itinerary was just what we needed to get an understanding of South Africa in the limited time we had. The places we stayed were varied and were of a very good quality. Overall, we found the trip very good value and of a very high quality. Once again thank you for your professionalism and arranging such a fantastic trip !!!!!!

Steve & Denise

We cannot praise Felicity or Africa Travel enough - the organisation from booking right through to our documentation (including the best directions on our trip I think I've ever seen!) was just great. Now our only problem is - where next? Thanks again - We won't hesitate to use yourselves in the future but just wanted to let you know how pleased we've been and how much we've appreciated the level of service given.

Anita & Paul

We had a wonderful time in South Africa and everything went extremely well from start to finish. The accommodation was excellent. So a fantastic holiday all round and we loved South Africa. We will certainly recommend Africa Travel to anyone we know who might be considering a trip to South Africa.

Alan & Kath

We used Africa Travel for our honeymoon to South Africa last year and the service from Africa Travel and Simon Taylor in particular could not have been more helpful or professional from start to finish.  They took the time to understand what we were looking for and went to great lengths to tailor each part of our itinerary to meet our particular requirements, coming up with some great suggestions along the way.  They were able to sort out everything we wanted to do including Rovos Rail which was great.  They were also happy to work with our own accommodation choices which I really appreciated.  And help me keep it all a secret from the wife in the process!  All in all, highly recommended.

James & Charlotte

We had a wonderful time. All worked like clockwork. The Franschhoek and Paternoster hotels were splendid. Overall a fantastic trip.  Here's to the next one.  

Michael

Thanks for arranging a wonderful tour for us. We were thrilled with what we saw, delighted with our accommodations, and very impressed with the people who looked after us every step of the way. We’ll surely be in touch with you again when we’re ready to revisit Africa.

Maxine & Ken

Just wanted to thank you and Africa Travel for the recent holiday that you organised for us.  We had a wonderful time which gave us many memorable experiences.

I think we had a reasonably complex itinerary and all the arrangements worked perfectly.  This was our first trip to South Africa and it was very reassuring to have everything so well organised with the benefit of your local knowledge, experience and expertise.

I feel we benefited from you organising the accommodation as we had very high standard rooms located in the best parts of the hotels wherever we stayed. 

We have already recommended your company to several people and we will continue to do so.

Should we return to South Africa in the future, you will be our first port of call.

Thanks again for the excellent service.

Alan & Marion

I have been meaning to write to you since we returned from Botswana to thank you for arranging our holiday.  It was such an amazing and exciting experience, everything worked like clockwork, we had superb guides.

All three camps were in stunning locations. The care that the staff took to make sure that we saw what we wanted to see was exceptional.  We were not so keen on watching lion kills all the time but wished to view as many birds and other animals as possible so the staff put themselves out to ensure that this happened. 

All the chefs took trouble to make certain that they were providing the correct diet for Pam but the chef at the Chilwero was extra helpful. Everywhere we went the staff were very friendly, helpful and amusing and looked after us very well.

Celia and Pam

Thank you for your email. We are home safe and sound!  We can’t thank you enough for putting together such a fantastic holiday.  Probably the best holiday either of us have had to date.  The safari was fantastic, even the wet and windy weather did not spoil the experience for us. We will not hesitate in recommending you and your company.

Tracy & Peter

We had a fantastic time on our trip and enjoyed meeting the rest of the group. We've made a few really good friends, whom we may even see again in the future.

We would really like to give a special mention to Gregg and Eleanor (our 2 tour guides) and our driver, who were all exceptional.  Gregg was able to give us a lot of fascinating information in small chunks and he knew when to chat and when to give us time to look at sights for ourselves, which was much appreciated.  The accommodation was also excellent.

Leigh

David and I would like to give you some feedback on our holiday to South Africa which I hope you will find useful.

First of all we'd like to say that we had a fantastic holiday - the arrangements made by Africa Travel for the flights and the places we stayed were spot on. 

We had upgraded to Traveller Plus on the international flights which was definitely worth it and within that category the seats you booked for us were certainly the best. 

The accommodation, was absolutely wonderful. My favourite was Rothman Manor in Swellendam which to me was just perfect. The German couple who run it were delightful, nothing was too much trouble, the suite we occupied was fantastic and the grounds were superb.

David's favourite was Hog Hollow outside Plettenberg Bay. Once again we had a suite which, this time was on two floors, with balcony on the first floor looking out over the wonderful wooded countryside.

In conclusion, the holiday was fantastic and lived up to all our expectations. We would like to thank Africa Travel for arranging it for us.

David & Judith

We had a great trip to Botswana and Cape Town, many thanks for your help with the planning of it. 

We were fortunate to see a good amount of game including the elusive leopard which actually came up and circled our jeep to investigate us!! 

The accommodation at both camps was excellent, particularly Chiefs where the upgrade was "Wow"!!! 

The hotels in Cape Town and Hermanus were also good as were the restaurant recommendations you gave us. Our transfer in Cape Town by Noah was an experience in itself!! 

Lynn, Ally, Ross & Scott

We had a fabulous time – really brilliant – and all the plans (accommodation, flights, transfers, meal reservations etc) worked perfectly. We kept saying what a brilliant job you’d done for us Felicity – so thank you!

The Stopard Family

I just wanted to thank you for arranging the holiday Carole and myself went on to South Africa. We had a fabulous time made all the more enjoyable by having Alison Riches as our tour guide. She made the whole experience wonderful and nothing was too much trouble for her. I don't know if you are aware that the lodge at Grootbos Nature Reserve burnt down the evening before we arrived there. We were up graded to the villa in the grounds which had 6 bedrooms. We had 2 chefs, 2 waitresses and a manager to look after us. I felt like Richard Branson in my own villa.

Once again thank you for all your help in organising the tour and maybe we will be travelling with Africa Travel at another time.

Carole and Virginia

Fantastic holiday. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

I am sure we will be planning a repeat at some point. 

Maybe East African Safari next time. 

Amyn

Thank you Africa Travel and Simon for your care during our trip.   It was all beautifully implemented, the paperwork was flawless and the itinerary clearly planned to increase the WOW factor day by day.   And it certainly didn't disappoint; all that we had hoped for - and which you promised! - and more.  Our driver/guide Julius was caring, informative and fun, we were lucky to have his input.   The Elewana Collection worked a treat, a great mix of accommodations and everything linked to appear smooth and effortless.

Jonathan, Brian and Annabel were hugely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and charming and we enjoyed their company immensely.   

Thank you again, we will be happy to mention Africa Travel to our friends.

Rosemary and George

Just wanted to thank you for an absolutely wonderful safari which exceeded all of our best expectations.

The organisation , quality of accommodation & service provided was superb but these things were surpassed by the incredible number and variety of rare animals & birds we were so blessed to see with the incredible expertise & dedication of our driver Alex. 

It was wonderful too to have the insight,  vast experience and good company at hand of Brian, Annabel & Jonathon.

We would also like to thank Simon for his excellent organisation ,help & kindness throughout the trip.

John & Kathy

We have had the most wonderful holiday, and would like to convey our sincere thanks to you for arranging it so well. On arrival to each new phase of the trip we would invariably look at each other and remark "Felicity has done well for us here!"

Everywhere we stayed was excellent, the food was great and the activities we had arranged were very enjoyable. It is practically impossible to pick out anything above the rest of the trip, but the peninsula tour in Cape Town, the stay at Cathedral peak and the whole time at Rhino Ridge stick out as particularly special times.

Thank you again so much for arranging the holiday of a lifetime for us, it really has been an incredible experience. 

Kind Regards,

Matt And Jess

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our holiday. We have been fortunate enough to have had some lovely holidays but this one topped all of them. 

We were all blown away by the beauty of the country and the level of genuinely personal service. 

There isn't one thing we would change about it from the buzz of Camps Bay, the incredible beauty of Plett, the amazing Shamwari experience and the luxury of our last night. 

Thank you very much for your advice and for the prompt and courteous way you dealt with all of it. 

 

Bruce Family

Dear Peter

We have had a simply wonderful holiday in South Africa.  Thank you for all the suggestions and arrangements you made for us.  Everything went very smoothly and we feel as if we have had four holidays in one as each area we visited was so different.

There were many highlights (and literally hundreds of photos to trawl through and edit) which we will remember for a long time to come.  Thornybush was, of course, a completely new experience for us and we enjoyed it enormously.

Our only complaint (if it can be called a complaint) is the enormous portions of food they put on the plate! 

Thank you for everything,

David and Margaret

Hi Simon,

The holiday was fabulous! Everything went according to plan and the hotels you recommended were perfect, particularly Kanonkop House.

Please accept our sincere thanks to Africa Travel, and in particular to yourself, for the thoroughly professional service provided. If we decide to holiday in South Africa again, which we may well consider, we will have no hesitation in contacting you. 

Derick Turton

Dear Frances and Chris,

A slightly belated but hugely heartfelt thank you for all your help in organising us the most magical honeymoon we could ever have dreamt for!

We are still gushing about it to anyone who will listen and endlessly recommending the hotels and Africa Travel to friends.

We would never have managed to find such a brilliant itinerary without your help so I had been meaning to send you an email to thank you for all your help since we got back (somehow the last week has flown by!).

Huge thanks from us both and we hope very much to be in touch again in the future when we next need help booking an African adventure!

Best wishes

Stayed at Grand Dedale, Leeu House, Kensington Place, Strandloper and Grootbos

Sophie and Stu

My wife and I went on the tour to Cape Town and we had a wonderful and memorable trip. We would like to record that this was largely due to the contribution of Graham and Julia and also Andre Brand.

Graham and Julia were marvellous hosts and Andre worked incredibly hard to make the various trips so enjoyable.

All in all a great holiday.
 

Brian and Liz

' We both really enjoyed ourselves and our experience in no small part down to your skills and personality. We thoroughly enjoyed our drives with you and time together with some great sightings ( 13 different leopards in all manner of settings), wildlife “firsts” and encounters and fun & banter. Mo was superb too so please thank him again from us both.

We’re really interested in returning some time to Leopard Hills which we thought was outstanding in every respect. I do hope that you may still be there when we return but, if not and if you do secure your manager/ ranger post, please let us know and keep in touch as we will search you out.'

Teresa & Geoff

Dear Peter,

We had such a good trip and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. We both wanted to thank you for being a  great tour advisor. The itinerary is one thing and delivery is something else.

You were helpful, informative and had a great sense of humour and a calm manner which, given the trials and tribulations you endured, is a huge credit to you.

Thanks from us both and we would not hesitate to recommend you and South Africa travel to all.

 

Patricia and Albert

Dear Felicity, many thanks for arranging such a wonderful trip to see the cricket- and much more! Everything was just first-class from the luxury hotel to the tours and the coaches themselves-very comfortable. The restaurants chosen for us were all first-class and I don't think many top European hotels could match them.

The staff in Cape Town from Andre, Mike, Peter, Christine, Sean and the girls all worked seamlessly as a team to ensure no eventuality was overlooked.

Moreover the Wineland trip was an experience especially to meet Schalk Burger (grandson of Jan Smuts no less).

From the first day when we enjoyed the Harbour trip followed the next day by a pre-arranged drive round the Cape Point etc, to our taking a helicopter flight our stay was a dream- even if at times the weather was a little higher than our British fare!

Please pass our congratulations onto your Cape Town colleagues- they certainly came up trumps. I must not overlook the Gala dinner which produced such a variety of food to choose from that were spoilt from the start. Only sorry the trip came to a finish so quickly as Cape Town is a wonderful place- I'd happily live there.

I must not forget the cricket which gave us an experience to remember with a record-breaking innings and partnership from two English batsmen followed by two equally good from two South Africans.

I must also thank Allan Lamb who seemed to run on Duracell batteries- he was everywhere and non-stop.

Hoping to take advantage of a future tour organised by Africa Travel- especially as I now possess a shirt and cap brandishing its insignia!

David

Since you have been organising our family holidays a little magic has been added to our travels.  The care applied to satisfy all our requests is much appreciated. 

Desi & Tyler

Desi and Tyler

Thank you for organizing such a wonderful and unforgettable holiday which far exceeded all our expectations. You and your team were always very helpful and prompt in your responses. The literature and  itinerary were very helpful and precise. The organization was impeccable. The companies and people we dealt with, in SA, were very professional, helpful and courteous. The places / lodges were of the highest standard in terms of staff, accommodation, meals and excursions. The animals all came out to play.

Helen & Brian

Just wanted to say a huge thank you, we've just returned from the trip which you organised for us and what a marvellous job you did. The itinerary, contact details, directions etc were very comprehensive and every where we stayed was beyond our expectations. have to give a special mention to the manager at The Schulphoek sea front guesthouse, he really was a gem. I know Rhino Ridge safari lodge is recently opened but thought it would be helpful for you to know (in case you haven't been told) it was fabulous. We would recommend to future guests to get a high suspension car as the final hill up to the lodge is pretty hairy!

Thank you again and I most definitely wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and will come back to you if we are lucky enough to return to South Africa (which we are very much hoping to do).

Tracy & Neal

I do not often write but when I do it is because I have received exceptional service. At all times we have given nothing but exceptional service from Felicity. This has included ensuring we have upgraded rooms at the hotel and extra leg room on the flight. Felicity has gone to great lengths to help us. She has been a credit to your firm and in our opinion has acted beyond the service one would normally expect. We have already thanked her for her help and service but believe you should be aware of her efforts. It has been a pleasure dealing with your firm and would be happy to strongly recommend you to anyone else.
 

Mr A Setham

We had the most amazing honeymoon. It was just right for us, with a good mix of relaxation and activity. 

All of the hotels were fabulous but the two that really stood out were Grootbos and Chapungu which were amazing. The staff at both were so friendly and helpful and both added lots of special touches for our honeymoon such as romantic turn downs and sparkling wine in caves which we will remember for ever. 

We really enjoyed all the activities such as the wine tram, hot air balloon and shark cage driving. We thought South Africa was fabulous and it is definitely a country we will visit again in the future. Thank you for all your help in arranging the itinerary it is massively appreciated, we loved every moment and it will stay with us for ever. We will definitely recommend Africa Travel in the future! 

Emily & Rich

We have had the most incredible holiday from start to finish. Your country is amazing and all of the places we stayed absolutely wonderful in terms of location, staff and of course food and wine. I have to say Tswalu is spectacular in every respect. Thank you so much for organizing everything for us. We had high hopes and our expectations were more than realized.

Sheila & Eoin

Hi Peter, felt I must write to thank you and your company for organising our trip to South Africa. From the first phone call to our return home, the personal, bespoke service offered was second to none. Our memorable experience was down to your immaculate planning, no detail was omitted, from hotels, flights, hire car, driving routes, restaurants and possible trips. I cannot recommend your service too highly, if anyone reading this is thinking of a lifetime experience in Africa, look no further than Peter and his team at Africa Travel, you won't regret it. 

The McTaggart Family

We are back from our travels and I wanted to say that it was amazing and even better than I thought it would be!

Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful holiday for us and I'll definitely contact you again in a year or two to organise an East Africa safari visit for us.

Family Hammond

Our company and Africa Travel go back a long way. Their team is passionate,  proactive, knowledgeable and a real pleasure to work with.

Margaux de Rooy, Owner of Robin Pope Safaris

Thank you for putting the trip together so expertly. The seat reservations were great and this saved us hassle. Everything went perfectly, thanks to your advice on accommodation etc. We are so glad we took your advice on Victoria Falls, the hotel was perfect and Zimbabwe really is beautiful and so are its people. We had a lovely suite, it was so like the Palm Court suite at Raffles we have stayed in both times we have visited Singapore. The location could have not been any better and we had no desire to cross into Zambia. We had complimentary cocktails and massage, a private check-in and someone on hand throughout our stay whenever we needed him. We crammed in as much as we could and will return sometime in the future for sure. The Zambezi Explorer was the ultimate sundowner cruise, and we thoroughly enjoyed this on Sunday evening. Simbambili is a beautiful place and we had a great stay there although the staff did let it down a little. Game viewing was excellent. Motswari was fabulous in every way and I got to see a leopard up a tree with a kill, there were 4 leopards in the same area on our first game drive. Chad came back off his long leave to drive us then went back on leave the day we left. Rovos was great although not as ritzy as the Blue Train. The food was first class and all in all it was a great experience. So, I will call you sometime soon regarding our next trip, and thanks again Simon because your knowledge and advice on every single trip you have arranged for us could not have been any better, and it is nice to have confidence that everything will always run smoothly throughout.

Rosemary & Phil

We are back from our travels in Africa!

I just wanted to say thank you so much again. We had the most amazing time. We were so impressed as everything ran so smoothly and every transfer and check in ran like clock work. Each and every accommodation that you had picked out for us and recommended was perfect and such a good standard.

Thank you so much. We loved every second of it and I am very sure we will be going back to Africa at some point in the future and would not hesitate to book through you again. 

Hayley

As with our previous trips with you everything was superb, all the arrangements were immaculate, transfers on time. What you offer is brilliant advice and knowledge of the area and resorts, professional handling of any queries and instant response to queries and superb prices, we can't wait to book again.

Dave

I felt I just had to drop you an email to say what a great job you did with our holiday. Everything went like clockwork, and everybody arrived when they should have done. 

The advice Julia gave us about where to stay, and which safari to go on was invaluable and we enjoyed every minute of our time in South Africa. We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to all our friends and family. Thank you once again.

Lesley & Harvey

We really enjoyed our first Africa holiday. All was well arranged, flights, hotels, car and route details, thanks for that.

We loved Cape town, unfortunately first my husband got ill and after that I got ill. It was therefore extra nice that the hotel was great and we had a great view of the little marina and table mountain. So we have to return to Cape Town soon. I did do lots of walking in the city on my own and felt really at home and loved the laid back atmosphere. Franschhoek was beautiful and the hotel something else. What a treat.

Onwards to Plettenberg Bay which was a incredible route. On to Hoedspruit. What a lovely game resort, what a great experience. We were lucky with your recommendation, we loved it, small and not a lot of people on a drive. Saw the big five and more. Very lovely people who work there, they made the experience better. 

So overall a great experience! Thanks for your help and advice, we definitely will contact your firm again for our next Africa adventure.

Karin

Just back from our wonderful trip. Thanks to your help everything went flawlessly and we really had the most enjoyable holiday. All the accommodation was first class. Thank you so much for everything and in particular the upgrade on the flight home which really was the cherry on the cake.

Sue

Where to start...we had the best holiday of our lives.  South Africa was absolutely wonderful. All the hotels you recommended were absolutely fantastic. All our travelling/transfers etc were spot on. All in all, you did a really wonderful job from start to finish and we can't thank you enough. We will be recommending you to all our friends and we will definitely contact you in the future, to organise our return trip to this wonderful country.

Isobel & Adrian

The sensational Africa Travel can solve any travel problem in the world.

Francisca Kellett - Travel Editor, Tatler Magazine

Africa Travel know Africa like the back of their hand, plus everything is tried and tested to be sure they're happy to recommend it.

Tatler, UK

For a guest, there is nothing so reassuring as an operator who cares; for a hotel, there is nothing so reassuring being cared for by an agent. Africa Travel care about people, about travel and making it the best it can possibly be. 10 years on - thank you...

Jo Melton Butler, Sales & Marketing

Africa Travel has for some years been at the forefront of innovative travel products that provide visitors to South and Southern Africa with a kaleidoscope of experience, including culture, wildlife and heritage to fulfil a holiday in Southern Africa that will be memorable for years to come. As a long haul destination, their buying opportunities afford travellers excellent value and the benefit of established and experienced partners, in this exciting region of focus for Africa Travel.

Nic Griffin, Chief Executive - The Thornybush Collection

Frances (Geoghegan) - you are LITERALLY the clearest, best communicating, most organised, intelligent and knowledgeable travel guru I have ever met.

Emma Freud, Broadcaster & Cultural Commentator

Africa Travel's finely attuned knowledge and deep understanding of their clients (our guests) needs is what hotelier's all hope for when Tour Operators confirm bookings with properties in South Africa; their fine-tuning ensures that their clients will always have a complete experience and a perfect stay at our hotels!

Edward Morton, General Manager

Africa Travel have never let us down. We've done some terrific trips, marvellous safaris, and most recently, visited the Zulu battlefields in KwaZulu Natal, staying at the David Rattray Lodge, which was a unique and moving experience. Africa Travel organised everything beautifully, combining it for us, with an idyllic bit of beach life and a brief safari; we had a truly glorious time.

Lord Michael Howard & Lady Sandra Howard

I have been working with the team at Africa Travel since 2006. It is always a pleasure to present Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve to the African Specialists that work at Africa Travel. They are passionate, experienced, knowledgeable and creative. A team committed to sharing the amazing experience that Africa has to offer!

Jacques Smit, Marketing Director - Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

We have been working with Frances (Geoghegan) & Chris (Wain) the last 15 years and not only are they great business partners but a long and warm friendship has developed.

Michael Lutzeyer, Owner & Managing Director

We have worked closely with Africa Travel for many years. We have always enjoyed working with their professional consultants who have hands on experience of the destination and what makes it unique and special for our valued guests.

George Cohen, General Manager - Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

For an award winning, knowledgeable, trusted tour operator with a long track record whose DNA is extraordinary travel experiences, look no further than Africa Travel. We value our association and are very grateful for their support over many years.

David Shorrock, Owner

Africa Travel has been a valued partner in southern Africa over the years, their passion for Africa and professionalism has made it a pleasure working together...

Caroline Palazzo - Sales Manager, Wilderness Safaris
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