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Don't just take our word for it. Herewith just a few of the complimentary comment, we have recieved from our clients.

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Ian Brentnall - CEO September 2018

 

Thanks for organizing such a wonderful holiday, all accommodation and towns we stayed were excellent. As we got talking to other holiday makers, we realised how good our trip was. Will recommend you to all our friends and family.
Gary & Cathy Siddall September 2018

 

We just wanted to email you and thank you for organizing such a wonderful holiday...the accommodation was superb...each stop on the itinerary had something completely different...the highlight if we had to choose one is Kariega (Private Game Reserve) and the safari. Thanks once again
The Campbell's September 2018

 

I just wanted to say thank you. The holiday was lovely. I thought Royal Madikwe was simply divine! All went smoothly and we had a ball. I can't quite believe we left going on safari until I was 50! All the best.

Simon Whitfield August 2018

 

Just like to say a big thank you to and your team. We had an amazing holiday which was made possible by yourselves. We appreciate all the hard work to pick out the properties we stayed in and the itinerary you built for us...we really had the most amazing time and have many cherished memories. Thank you once again.
The Bayford family March 2018

 

Just to advise you that we enjoyed the most fantastic holiday in South Africa. All went smoothly and the accommodation from start to finish was exceptional. We had a marvellous time while eating too much and liberally sampling the SA wines. Many thanks for your organization. It is very likely that we will return to extend the experience.
Roger Mann March 2018

 

We are now back in cold Plymouth and back to reality! We just wanted you to know that everything went like clockwork and we had a fabulous time. At Chitwa Chitwa...they were so good and we found not only the BIG 5 but more...even some rare Wild Dogs. It was such an amazing experience, thank you for all your hard work.
Steve & Sue Trenerry March 2018

 

BOOK YOUR AMAZING SOUTH AFRICAN TRIP AND WE'LL SEND YOU ON A FULL DAY WINE TOUR ABSOLUTELY FREE!
 

 

Just a short note to thank you again for the fantastic itinerary you put together for us. It all went so smoothly and we had a lovely time. The highlight was Kariega; the accommodation, food and the game viewing were outstanding. Emily Moon and Schoone Oordt were also outstanding and we loved our time at the Waterfront. We had to buy an extra suitcase to pack all the stuff we bought on our trip and have started serious diets to lose the weight we put on from the great food.

Allan Jonnes February 2018

 

Thank you for recommending and arranging Kwande (private game reserve). We absolutely loved it - great ranger/tracker, accommodation brilliant, delicious food and super nice staff.
Steve White-Cooper February 2018

 

...may I say thank you for organising a fantastic trip for us. It was amazing and good to see how the country has progressed since my last visit. The whole experience was beyond our expectations...again, many thanks to you and your team and we are recommending you to friends who now want to visit this wonderful country! Kind regards
Liz & Andy Cooper December 2017

 

Royal Malewane was fabulous and your recommendation of Ryan as the Game Ranger was a great one! We saw everything.
Gary & Jean Green November 2017

 

I would just like to say that we have had an absolutely fantastic holiday and everything went really smoothly...accommodation was good and well positioned to where we needed to be...Sabi Sabi is definitely the place to be and we saw everything we were hoping to see...views were stunning and we were so pleased to end up at Wedgeview Country House for a nice relaxing finish to the holiday. Many thanks.
Mr & Mrs Foster November 2017

 

I thought I would drop you a line to say many thanks for arranging such as wonderful trip for us to South Africa.
Philip & Lynne Highy November 2017

 

Our trip to South Africa exceeded our expectations. This is by far the best travel experience we have ever had! Thanks for all you did to make this happen! Kind regards.
The Wellners - New York October 2017

 

Another great holiday organised by the team at Travel Exclusively African! The choice of properties en route to Cape Town and on to safari near Port Elizabeth was just what we'd asked/wished for. This is the second time we've relied on T.E.A. for a "big" holiday and can't wait for our next trip...
Rob & Alison Woodward October 2017

 

We have arrived home safely after an absolutely wonderful trip. Thank you so much for putting together such a great itinerary, everything went very smoothly. We loved everywhere we stayed...V&A was great and very convenient, Mont Rochelle was amazing, the personal touch from Gerald & JD at Wilderness and the views from Milkwood Manor. It was our first safari and we loved every minute of it. Thank you again.
The Pedersens October 2017

 

Overall the trip was excellent. Chitwa Chitwa - excellent, our suite was really large, the guides were really knowledgeable. Iketla Lodge was a good location for the Panorama Route...Oyster Box (Umhlanga Rocks) was superb, amazing location and service...Thanks for all your help and arranging of the trip.
The Parkers September 2017

 

Thank you so much for recommending and organizing my trip, I had an incredible time, it was so much better than I had anticipated and I would highly recommend it to anyone (Shamwari Conservation Experience).
Ben Puttock September 2017

 

We had a fantastic time and all the accommodation was really good!
The Joe Boyle Family August 2017

 

Just a very quick note to that we had a fantastic time for the last 16 days. Everything was wonderful.
The Tate family July 2017

 

Trips were amazing. We're away with the family at the moment but as soon as we get home I will be in touch. I think we're boring people because we can't stop talking about it - brilliant. Thank you.
Sandra Perks May 2017

 

I feel it has been remiss of me to not contact you and thank you for arranging such a memorable holiday in South Africa for my wife and I. All the arrangements worked really well, the accommodation was fantastic and the scenery stunning. We especially enjoyed being so near to the Waterfront in Cape Town and can thoroughly recommend Brian for the tours, he was fantastic. All good wishes.
Chris Cuff May 2017

 

We were watching Masterchef last night which was filmed in Cape Town and remembering our fantastic holiday in South Africa. We have decided to go back soon and explore more places so I'm sure we will be in touch with you again. You were all so helpful from the very first contact. With many thanks.
James & Jane Craw May 2017

 

I wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for me to make our trip to South Africa a success. We had the most wonderful few weeks and everything went flawlessly. The accommodation you arranged for us was beyond our expectations. Many thanks again.
Susan Long April 2017

 

Thank you for organizing our trip to South Africa. We had a great time and all the arrangements work as advertised. We would certainly come to Travel Exclusively African again. Best regards.
Mr & Mrs Money April 2017

 

Long overdue and something I missed completely but I wanted to say a massive, massive thank you for the best holiday we have ever had - it was simply amazing - ever aspect. We will be back in SA soon. Thank you.
Sunil Shah March 2017

 

Thanks for all the arrangements. We had an amazing holiday. Thanks.
Elaine & Geoffrey Grant March 2017

 

Feedback from a fab holiday. Belvidere Manor was very good as was Emily Moon...Maison Chablis was great and Wedgeview spectacular. Regards.
Ron Lusardi March 2017

 

Arrived back home after a really lovely holiday. Just to let you know that your bookings worked well and were ideal for us
Mr & Mrs Hill March 2017

 

Just wanted to thank you so much for suggesting Wilderness camps Duma Tau and of course the thoroughly spoiling Mombo! We had an awesome time! What a treat to be upgraded - its the sort of thing which happens to our friends and not us! All perfect, than you so much!
Sue & John Dean February 2017

 

We had a wonderful time in South Africa, especially Shamwari Bayethe Lodge. Thanks for organising that. Many thanks.
Maria Crossley February 2017

 

We have just returned from our trip, and wanted to thank you for your help. Everything was amazing and we did not even have a moments stress with regards to any aspect of your trip. Your choice of hotels and especially the Jock's Safari Lodge was fantastic. We got to the see the big 5 on most of our safaris and saw over 15 Lions too. Truly fantastic. I will surely be recommending you to all my family and friends planning to visit South Africa. All in all, a great trip with amazing memories that'll last us a lifetime. Thanks a lot! Will be in touch.
Karan Parakh February 2017

 

Just a quick email to thank you for all the preparation you put into our golf holiday which we have just returned from. Everything went perfectly. The accommodation at both locations was fantastic and completely contrasting which was great. Thank you again from all of us.
Dick Hennessey-Walsh Golf party January 2017

 

Thank you so much for the itinerary and our holiday to South Africa, it was fantastic! We absolutely loved Emily Moon. So thanks again, I've told my friends to use your company and I would use you again.
Dawn Cutting & Gavin Quentel January 2017

 

Thank you so much Beverly, we've travelled all around the world but this is easily one of the best holidays we've ever been on...very grateful for all the help, planning and booking.
James & Gemma Anderson January 2017

 

...Your efforts and recommendations were hugely appreciated, we had the most fabulous trip...wonderful country, places, people and sites...hope to return next year...
Michael & Laura Curtis January 2017

 

Thank you for arranging our 2016 Christmas holiday in South Africa. We all had a wonderful time and everything went according to plan. Sabi Sabi Earth lodge accommodations and staff were amazing and the guides were the best we've ever had. We're going to consider going to a different area next year...do you have any recommendations? Thanks again for arranging everything this year
The Wright family December 2016

 

We had a fab holiday, just loved it all! What can we say about Birkenhead House except WOW, we loved it. All in all, many thanks, and watch this space, we will return next year again. With very best wishes to you.
Davina snd Colin Thomson November 2016

 

We have jusy got through uploading 2,000 photos and wantedto drop you a quick email to tell you about our wonderful trip. We used your travel instructions & tips list which were invaluable & will be passing your details onto anyone who would like to enjoy the benefits of a personal servide that delivered without exception. We cannot thank you enough for putting this trip together. Best wishes.
Lois & Russell November 2016

 

I just wanted to thank you for a truly wonderful holiday. The places you chose for us to stay were all of the highest calibre. I particularly loved that you had chosen specific rooms for us. Thanks for arranging such a fabulous holiday.
Sarah Green November 2016

 

Just to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday. All the bookings went without a hitch. The Thatched House was truly excellent and we found a great place called Fernkloof near Hermanus where we did some great hikes. Sabi Sabi was superb and we had several fantastic game sightings there, including being very close to 5 lionesses killing 4 buffalo - rare to see such an event. So, thanks once again for your advice and time in booking it all up for us.
John & Sarah Pickles November 2016

 

Just got back home this morning. Thanks a million for arranging our South African trip it exceeded all my expectations, we had a truly memorable holiday. I only wish you had talked us into staying three nights instead of two at the stops between Cape Town and the Game Reserve! Thanks again from a very satisfied customer.
Philip & Denise Lee October 2016

 

Royal Zanzibar was stunning, service great and beautiful place. Thanks for everything, as always both me and my parents will continue to recommend you to others!
Dan Morehead October 2016

 

Just to say thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday! All went very smoothly. The hotels were absolutely gorgeous - especially Tsala Treetops and Shamwari - such luxury - I could get used to that! Thanks again...
Debbie Parsons October 2016

 

I wanted to email you to say we have returned from our holiday - to sum this up it - it was the best holiday we have both ever had...it was truly amazing. I wanted to thank you so much for organising this - everything was perfect in every way. Paul asked me to sum up the best parts - we couldn't as it was all it was all absolutely amazing. Ian, thank you so much for making our first trip to South Africa truly unforgettable. We will definitely be returning and will come to you for you to arrange our second visit.

Gail Haycock October 2016

 

I just wanted to say what a wonderful holiday we had in South Africa. It surpassed all our expectations and having the car and the accommodation all booked ahead, made life so much easier! We had a very active holiday which was brilliant and the Commodore Hotel in Capetown was perfectly located - couldn't have been better placed and their breakfast suited all our dietary needs and set us up for the day. Having 5 nights in Cape Town was perfect as you had suggested, and gave us the time we needed to see everything we wanted. Thank you once again for organising such a brilliant holiday for us. We are smitten and would definitely like to return to South Africa and travel to other parts. We can see why you love it so much!
Linda Spillane & Family September 2016

 

Well - what can we say - so far the trip has been fabulous - the accommodation in Cape Town was jaw dropping - and the regular visits by the seals were a real plus - nice of you to arrange it!!! Brian and the wine trip was fantastic - he is a lovely person and made our day really special.
We have found nothing but happy helpful people who just want to do all they can to make our stay memorable. We are now in Hermanus and Lavender Manor is incredible - whale watching booked for tomorrow - must go - going to Dutchies for dinner.

Mary Ottey & family September 2016

 

We have arrived back after an excellent holiday - we saw a lot of things and had a great time. Thank you for the organisation. Once again many thanks for your work and help on this holiday which was a superb trip we will never forget.
Paul Geeson August 2016

 

Can I just say a huge thank you for organising what was probably the best family holiday we have ever had - and that's saying something!
Everything was exceptionally smooth, I cannot rate all of the accommodation highly enough and the experience at Londolozi was out of this world.
I would not hesitate to recommend this itinerary again to anyone.

Chris Harber August 2016

 

Just wanted to drop you a slightly belated note to say thank you for organizing the vacation. We had a brilliant time and we'll be going back to SA in the future...when we're ready to go back I'll get in touch. Thanks.
The Arbon's August 2016

 

I can only begin by saying thank you...I think I would easily run out of superlatives to describe our vacation, but that too us an understatement, it was the experience of a lifetime...we cannot recommend yourself and your company highly enough...best wishes
The Gallaghers August 2016

 

Thank you very much for the outstanding job you did coordinating our recent trip to South Africa. Everything went smoothly and the accommodations were legendary. We were truly blessed to visit both the Eastern and Western Cape regions and meet so many wonderful people, in no small part due to your efforts and coordination. All the best.
Alan Moore & family (New Jersey) August 2016

 

This is the final day of my vacation so I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed myself thoroughly. Everything was good - but Shamwari Bayethe Lodge was the highlight. I hope to have another opportunity to have a similar vacation sometime in the future. Thanks
Stephem Sinclair August 2016

 

I just wanted to thank you for scheduling the most amazing trip for my friends and I to celebrate my 30th birthday. We truly felt like "Real Housewives". The accommodations were impeccable!!! Beverly...you are the best travel agent and Brian is the best driver and tour guide - I need them both in my life!
Vashaunta Harris - Washington DC July 2016

 

Thank you for arranging such great places to stay. Weather in Cape Town was amazing...Emily Moon in brilliant sunshine! Blown away by it! I can see why its a favourite of yours!! Shamwari Bayethe - have seen so many animals. Its been a fantastic holiday. Thanks so much.
The Bennett's June 2016

 

I just wanted to say thank you very much for putting together such a fabulous itinerary, making our trip to South Africa a truly wonderful experience! Cape Town is a fantastic city...Moontide (Wilderness) was gorgeous...and finally Kwandwe Safari - Wow! What can I say!!!! With many many thanks again and best wishes
Lin Arthur May 2016

 

Our wonderful trip to South Africa...V&A Waterfront apartments...super, very spacious, modern & airy. Franschhoek...Maison Chablis, what a pretty guest house. Wilderness Manor - such a great guest house...Arrived at Shamwari Private Game Reserve - definitely 5*. We were made so welcome...everything for our comfort and we wanted for nothing. Thank you so much for organizing the trip of a lifetime for us.
Diane Davies & Ian McCormack May 2016

 

I just wanted to say thank you very much for putting together such a fabulous itinerary making our trip to South Africa a truly awesome experience! With many, many thanks again and best wishes.
Lin Arthur May 2016

 

I just have to say a big thank you again for all of the time and effort you put into organizing our trip to SA. There is no one word to describe how incredible our time in your country was. It was not a trip or vacation but an "experience". Everything far exceeded the expectations of each one of us.
Alanah Santiago April 2016

 

Just wanted to drop you a line after our fantastic holiday with our thoughts...Waterfront apartments - good location...day tour with Brian was fantastic...safari at Kariega - amazing, so memorable for all of us...Gordon's Bay - loved the area...thanks for all your help and of course we are happy to recommend your services too.
Michelle Swift & family April 2016

 

Gerry & I would like tot thank you for organizing such a fantastic trip for us. Everything went smoothly and we gad a wonderful time. The suggestions you made and accommodation all worked well and were lovely. We met a lot of nice people along the way too and would love to go back already!
Claire & Gerry Saldanha March 2016

 

Just to say thanks for all the arrangements. Everything worked out perfectly. Highlights were Pinnacle Point and African Oceans on the Beach. Will be back to you later for a similar trip next year.
Dr Dudley Carvell March 2016

 

Just arrived back yesterday morning and felt we must drop you a line to say thank you. WE have just had the most amazing holiday...the accommodation was outstanding, all the rooms were great...driving instructions and timings were so accurate...Shamwari was amazing...we will certainly come back to you
Jackie & Paul Hattersley February 2016

 

We have just returned from our trip to South Africa and wanted to say thank you to Ian for all his help and organising all our lovely accommodation. Our trip went without a hitch and we stayed in some really lovely places. The instructions to get from one location to the next were clear and accurate. We would definitely recommend your company to anyone considering a trip to SA

Sandras & Peter Lambert January 2016

 

We are now back home after a holiday of a lifetime! Thank you so much, the places you had booked for us to stay were fantastic...the safari was amazing...Many thanks again

Julian & Daphne Duncalfe December 2015

 

We would like to thank you for all your hard work and recommendations. The Harbour House Hotel...we had a penthouse suite and wished we had been able to stay longer! Gondwana was another great recommendation...let's put it this way, we will be going back and I have no doubt we will be in contact!

Mike & Annette Kent  December 2015

 

We just wanted to thank you for the most amazing holiday we have ever had. The package you put together for us was superb...all of our accommodation was top class and just kept getting better...we can't wait to go back...Kariega was outstanding!
Jill & Ray Dennaford December 2015

 

Just returned from our Africa trip. We had an absolutely fabulous time - the apartment in Cape Town was great - fab location overlooking the Marina. What can I say about Kariega - none of us wanted to leave - it tugs at the heart strings...would definitely love to go back...Once again, thanks for everything - I hope in the future I will be contacting you again for a re-visit!

Julie Fisher & family November 2015

 

Our trip was GREAT! We had so much fun. Brian was great and we were very pleased that he was our private guide. We hope to go back some day, we'll keep in touch. Thank you for making our trip perfect!!
Debbie, Andreas, Heidi & Einar October 2015

 

Just a short email from us to tell you how much we enjoyed visiting SA via you and your company...Jocks Safari Lodge, Oyster Box in Durban, Fugitives Drift for the Zulu Battlefields, Emily Moon in Plettenberg Bay and then the V&A Waterfront apartment by far exceeded our expectations. All these came together in one terrifically enjoyable holiday thanks to you.
Michael Chatwin October 2015

 

What a wonderful place SA is and quite different from what we were told. Hoping to get back there in the future, simply loved it...Phantom Forest was something special...Shamwari, OMG, amazing!...Can't thank you enough, your recommendations were spot on.
Vicky Crane October 2015

 

We had an amazing and terrific trip to SA! Loved the beauty of the people and the scenery, learned a lot about your country and then finished off our trip with an unforgettable safari. We were all very happy with the places you booked for us and it all went very smoothly.Thanks for all your help, we are now all ambassadors for travel to SA! Best regards

Clare Clark - USA September 2015

 

We are back home in Phoenix, Arizona following our 2 week vacation to Zambia and South Africa. My wife and I want to express our deep appreciation for you and your travel agency in making many wonderful provisions for our travel and visit...Blessings

Doug & Ann Swank - USA September 2015

 

The trip was very well and I was very impressed with you service and the constant communication throughout the trip...I shall be posting a review on Trip Advisor...aslo, the hotel you recommended was perfect, also the location. I'm glad I got in touch with you.
Nazia Mahmood September 2015

 

I wanted to thank you for arranging our trip again...we had a fantastic time, ate far too much and sampled too much fine wine! Everything went smoothly...once again, many thanks...hope we can make it back again sometime soon.
Ray Morrison  September 2015

 

I just wanted to say than you for your suggestions re our trip. We loved Chitwa Chitwa and the V&A apartment in Cape Town. Brian was a great tour guide...I cannot recommend Chitwa enough...I will get around to giving a good Trip Advisor Review shortly...We had a lovely trip and are missing it already...Thanks again.
Lisa Rivington & family  September 2015

 

Firstly we want to say that we have had an absolutely amazing holiday and we'd like to thank you for all the work you put into organising it for us...Thanks
Chris & Briony Seymour August 2015

 

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous time, all your arrangements were perfect and the places stayed in were amazing...my wife's fears about safety were totally wiped away and she can't wait to go back - how's that for a change of mind set!...We'll be looking at going back in 2017...I'll definitely be giving you a call. Kind regards and thanks for doing a superb job.

Dennis Parker July 2015

 

Our South African holiday went all too quickly but was so much fun - full of adventure and better than we could ever have imagined. Thank you so much for organising our fantastic itinerary and recommending all the places to stay which just got better and better...Shamwari...we were looked after superbly and had the time of our lives...Many thanks again.

The Lodge family July 2015

 

Just to let you know that the holiday so far has been wonderful...looking forward to Ulusaba...I am also impressed by the way you operate...your company has this special unique way of ensuring the customer is 'King'...very impressed with your service. Thanks

Anil Patel July 2015

 

We had a fantastic time in South Africa thank you!
Dave & Lynne Wallace May 2015

 

...an update on our holiday to South Africa. Its was amazing! We have to thank you so much for putting it together, it worked so well. The hotels were very good...it was my third visit to...Cape Town and other places. Thank you and your colleagues for a wonderful holiday.
Doreen Kersley April 2015

 

Could I just thank you for the wonderful vacation you arranged in South Africa. You really did a great job and I would certainly recommend you to all my friends.
The Freeman family March 2015

 

Thank you very much for putting our trip together which exceeded our expectations; this is quite something given that we have come to expect so much from you following our last holiday organised by Travel Exclusively African and holidays organised for our friends. Once again, thank you for making this a memorable holiday befitting a 40th Wedding Anniversary.
Mark & Alison Chapman March 2015

 

Just a short line to thank you for arranging a marvellous holiday for Kate & I. All your arrangements from the airport pick up to the car hire and accommodations were faultless. Hope to arrange with you agaon in the future.
Paul & Kate Bassant March 2015

 

Many thanks for organising our holiday, just back and had a wonderful hassle-free time. Really liked the Glen apartments, Camps Bay Retreat, Sandy B and of course loved Camps Bay. Took up some of your recommendations including the Delaire Graff winery, Franschhoek and dining at Haute Cabriere (amazing), visiting Aquilla Safari park and exploring Cape point. We will definitely go back again!
Emma & Mateusz Culver March 2015

 

We returned from our holiday on Thursday morning. All we can say is "Wow"!!! Thank you so much for all your organising of our fantastic holiday. Everything went so smoothly. Every part of our time in South Africa has been memorable. Victoria Falls - spectacular!

Margaret & Brian Turner March 2015

 

Just to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday.All the arrangements were great and we had fantastic time.
Ron Lusardi February 2015

 

Just returned from our South African holiday today and we just had to thank you for doing such a fantastic job organising our stay there. Everything was perfect the guest houses were in good locations and we were made very welcome. We have memories that will stay with us both forever. Thank you once again.
Hazel & Steve Penn February 2015

 

Well, sadly we are back home again. As usual we had a fantastic time with lovely weather. The apartment in Cape Town was superb, but Strandloper up at Paternoster was probably the best guest house we have stayed in (so far!) in South Africa. At the moment we....plan to return in November 2017....He would like to spend his birthday in Hermanus. If however if we decide to return next year I will contact you sooner.
Alison Upton January 2015

 

All went well with our holiday ... We loved the apartment, the location, the golf, Cape Town and the weather. All in all a great holiday so thanks for all your organising.
Chris Pendlebury December 2014

 

Arrived home yesterday after what was one of the best holidays I've ever had - everything and I mean everything went fantastically well. The hotels were great - can provide more detail if you want but no complaints - and Brian (our tour guide) is a little gem who could not have been nicer or done more for us on our trips. If there is any forum on which I can comment that would be of any benefit to you I would be more than happy to do so. Again a million thanks for all your wonderful organisation and hope 2015 is a great year for you

Liz Wilson December 2014

 

We returned from our wonderful holiday last week and would like to thank you very much for putting the itinerary together. Everything was excellent, the accommodation well chosen, Shamwari was brilliant with Richard our ranger making sure that we all had a marvellous experience in spotting the animals. Everyone without exception was courteous and polite, Many Thanks and we are certainly going to return and will hopefully be contacting you again in the near future. With Very Best Wishes.
Davina & Colin Thomson December 2014

 

Cape Town was good, our accommodation at the V&A Waterfront was in an ideal location and having the car all the time was useful for getting around. We did all the sights in the time we had there. Stellenbosch was lovely, River Manor really looked after us and were very friendly and helpful. Wilderness, what a pair Gerald and JD are, once again a lovely house to stay at. Kareiga Game Reserve, another great place, good staff, excellent food and accommodation. The all inclusive was a bonus. Thank you for your help in putting our holiday together, we did enjoy it all and the 3 weeks. Went all to fast. Thanks again.

Keith & June Hanson November 2014

 

Thanks again for all your help with the bookings, trips and hotel choices. We had a superb time and enjoyed every part of it. Can I also mention Brian, who is an excellent guide/driver, is good company and has an exceptional knowledge of the history of South Africa. We shall certainly be doing something similar there again. Best wishes.
Nigel & Val Harris November 2014

 

I just wanted to say "THANK YOU SO MUCH" for organising such a fantastic trip for us. As you probably know, this was a surprise holiday for my 60th birthday and I couldn't have been more thrilled. Everything you organised was perfect and your recommendations were first class. We all had a FANTASTIC time and will never forget Chitwa Chitwa. We were very lucky to see so many brilliant animals and "events" and did not expect to get so "up close and personal" with the wildlife. This was our first trip to South Africa, but hopefully not the last! We have passed your details to our friends and family and have highly recommended your services. The Isle of Man is lovely, but I know where I would rather be!!! Once again, Thank You.
Margaret Allinson November 2014

 

We would just like to thank you for a fantastic holiday to S. Africa. Your organisation went like clockwork and your recommendations were magnificent. Shamwari was top class and we loved the peacefulness of Emily Moon especially. We would certainly recommend your services to any of our friends considering a trip to South Africa. Thank you once again.
Glyn & Suzanne Atherton November 2014

 

I wanted to let you know that our trip to the Garden Route was a huge success. We had the most amazing holiday, and we want to thank you so much for all your organisation and advice. We really appreciate your knowledge and attention to detail. I would like to particularly mention the Widerness Manor, where the hosts are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The Kariega River Lodge was superb. Great room, brilliant ranger, lots of animals! All in all the trip was everything we hoped for and we have memories to last us a lifetime. Many, many thanks
Julia & Chris Whittaker November 2014

 

Our hearts are still in SA. We are reviewing our beautiful journey it was like Magic - not a flaw. I wish I could remember all of the things. Thanks again for all of your help. So grateful!!!
The DeLeon Group November 2014

 

It is was our golden wedding anniversary this year 2014 and in celebration we wanted to visit the Victoria Falls, travel on the Rovos Train in South Africa and spend 5 days in Cape Town. We had no joy with British travel agents so I searched the web and discovered Travel Exclusively African (TEA). What a find! We went in November and had a wonderful, wonderful celebration holiday thanks entirely to Kirsty. She made everything happen like clockwork, selected the most wonderful hotels in Zambia, Pretoria and Cape Town and organised the flights, train and all transfers. It all happened just like magic. I would urge anyone wanting to travel to South Africa to contact Travel Exclusively African and speak to Kirsty. Thank you so much Kirsty. Looking forward to our return trip to SA organised by TEA
Jean & Harry Faulkner November 2014

 

We just wanted to drop you a line to say how much we enjoyed our South Africa Trip, it certainly exceeded all our expectations! Everything was perfect, the choice of hotels and accommodation in Cape Town were all superb. Chitwa Chitwa was amazing, all the hotels were excellent. We found some great restaurants and had some wonderful meals throughout the holiday. So Ian, thank you once again for such a wonderful holiday your itinerary absolutely hit the spot! We have already started recommending you to friends who are thinking about holidaying in South Africa at some point in the future. Many, many thanks.

Roland & Sue Carlin November 2014

 

Just returned from our holiday and we had a wonderful time. Really appreciate everything you did for us. Many thanks.
Alan Padden October 2014

 

Just a little note to say we have a wonderful holiday in South Africa. Every day we spent there we saw or did something breathtaking. I cannot tell you which part we enjoyed the most because everything was special in some way. Thank you so much for arranging such nice accommodation. It is hard being home but just thinking about the holiday makes each day brighter.
Grace & Mick Mooney October 2014

 

Just wanted to drop you a line to say we had the most fantastic and memorable holiday. Everything about it was just wonderful. We absolutely loved Shamwari - what a fantastic experience. We just want to say a big thank you for your advice and excellent planning. Everything was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. 5 star reviews for everything going on Trip Advisor.
The Falconers October 2014

 

Just getting over our long journey home yesterday morning! Wanted to drop you a line to say what a fantastic time we all had! All the arrangements went extremely well. The apartment in Cape Town was amazing, the hotel in Hermanus quite superb and the final 4 nights in Shamwari were way beyond all our expectations! Thank you for putting such an amazing holiday together for us all! Very best wishes.
Hilary Sheffield September 2014

 

We can't thank you enough for having arranged this to suit us so well. The places we stayed in were superb and the hints and tips you provided were really useful so that we were able to get the best out of each area. Your friend Brian did a wonderful job of touring us around the Cape and he was a real mine of information. I'm also so pleased that we decided upon Shamwari for our game reserve. Our guide was very special and such a skilled driver and game observer. The bird life was tremendous wherever we went - but you will know that of course! You can be sure that if I hear of anyone planning to go to South Africa I shall point them in your direction. Many thanks once again for all your help along the way.
The Ennis family September 2014

 

Just a note to say we had an absolutely wonderful time on our trip! We cannot thank you enough for giving us such a memorable experience. We've already recommended TEA to a few friends.
Rachel Tappis August 2014

 

We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the itinerary that you put together for us. It was wonderful and clearly predicated on a well proven, and researched, selection of destinations and accommodation. It is a beautiful country of breathtaking landscapes and seascapes with the added advantage of top quality food, drink, restaurants, accommodation and friendly service - what more can one ask for! We have done a reasonable amount of travelling and this rates as one of our best holiday experiences, so thank you. So what SA trip do you suggest for us next time?

Jonathan & Claire Gill August 2014

 

What a wonderful, exciting holiday! It was really fantastic - the train was fun...The various tours were great and informative, and the guides/drivers very knowledgeable. We were blown away by Namibia, the scenery is awesome, the people friendly and the little towns were extremely clean, in fact we couldn't get over the absence of litter! All in all, a holiday to cherish - thank you for organising everything so efficiently, everything was perfect.

Lyn & Alan Blair July 2014

 

We wanted to say a huge thank you for the fabulous organisation and recommendations from you for our Garden Route trip. All the accommodation was fantastic and each was so very different that it felt like 5 different holidays in one. We only have positive comments regarding the level and cleanliness of accommodation, staff and food in each hotel/B&B. Emily Moon was my particular favourite and we actually ended up eating in the hotel restaurant for the 3 nights we were there as we could not tear ourselves away! The highlight of the trip overall for us was most definitely the safari and we were very lucky to see so many animals at Lalibela. We will certainly recommend Travel Exclusively African to friends and family and have already been selling in South Africa as a destination overall.

Gavin & Kate Spendlove April 2014

 

Deborah and I returned from a lovely and memorable honeymoon on Saturday. We just wanted to thank you so much for organising our honeymoon which really went down a treat! We have many happy memories and photos and will be recommending you to our friends!
Justin & Deborah Kinsella March 2014

 

Just wanting to say many thanks for arranging our holiday. It was a great success and everything went very smoothly - no hiccups or unpleasant surprises; just really beautiful scenery, terrific accommodation, fantastic meals and very pleasant people. A particular thank you to Brian who was really good company and gave us a lot of insight into the country.

The Robinson's March 2014

 

Just to say a huge thank you for your help in putting together a fantastic holiday in South Africa. We had the best time ever - Brian was delightful and gave us so much information about the country - plus he excelled in the wine tour. All went according to plan and our holiday was a success from start to finish - Would recommend your company to anyone interested in visiting South Africa.
The Turnbull's March 2014

 

Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for arranging the most amazing honeymoon! All of the hotels/guesthouse that you recommended were absolutely amazing and we loved them. Shamwari was an amazing experience that we will always remember. We will definitely be heading back to SA at some point - we enjoyed it that much! Thanks again!
Ben & Stephanie Burton February 2014

 

Just a short note to let you know our holiday to South Africa went off without a hitch. Arrangements were meticulous, locations excellent, service first class and the variety just as we like it. In short we had a wonderful time and will certainly recommend South Africa as a holiday location to our friends, and your company as a first class agency to make the arrangements. Once again many thanks for your efforts on our behalf.
Jeanette & Daniel Deans February 2014

 

Just wanted to say - thanks for organising a fab trip - enjoyed by all! What do you have in store for us next? Happy to consider returning at New year if you can find us a good animal holiday!
Julie Burgess-Wilson February 2014

 

Just to let you know we are back home. Thanks so much for ALL your help for such a fantastic holiday. My second visit to Africa & just fabulous...everything was 5 star. Loved 12 Apostles, loved Milkwood Manor, loved Shamwari & our return to Cape Town on the Waterfront. Everything fantastic & special. Will be back !!!
Jean Wallace January 2014

 

I'm just emailing you to thank you for putting us in that fabulous apartment! The location was perfect. We had my birthday meal a short walk from the apartment at Belthazar, amazing food! And Brian was a fantastic and interesting guide on the wine tour, great bloke. The weather was perfect, even at the top of Table Mountain. Well we'll definitely be back in touch next time we go to SA, you did us proud and you've got two very satisfied customers!
David Chapman January 2014

 

We had a lovely time, and thoroughly enjoyed SA. We even are talking about another round next year...Clarendon - Lovely hotel...Isola Bella - Very nice house...Milkwood - A dream hotel...Shamwari - This was excellent, first class...a few UK couples we met had used Trailfinders, and were disappointed with itinerary.

Kim & Ian Bateman January 2014

 

We had a fantastic trip! Exceeded our expectations and we fell in love with South Africa! The Vine Yard hotel was superb. Augusta de Mist was also fab. Botleierskop was great. Rusthof was again a beautiful place to stay with really spacious rooms. So all in all a brilliant trip and thank you for organising it so well. I will definitely pass on your details as I have a few friends who are planning to go.

The Cranston's January 2014

 

Just a quick email to let you know that Mark and I had such a wonderful time in South Africa on the trip that you helped arrange for us. The itinerary that you put together for us was just perfect and enabled us to experience so many different aspects of South Africa. The accommodation everywhere was really good and everyone was very hospitable and helped to make our honeymoon very special. Travelling around by car was amazingly easy and stress free! We will recommend your travel company to our friends and family and definitely be in touch when we return to South Africa in the future.

Sophie & Mark Raven December 2013

 

I would just like to say thank you for organizing it all (our trip). From start to finish everything went smoothly with no hic ups at all. Garonga - tents were amazing...first class...Motswari...all first class again...Cape Town - we loved the apartment which was so convenient...Wine Country, Hermanus and Wilderness - all perfect. Zanadu - well this was so amazing too. All in all we had a super time.

Mr & Mrs Perks November 2013

 

Firstly let me say a massive thank you from us both for organising such an amazing experience, we met some other people along the way who had used your services too. We would definitely recommend this trip and also consider doing something similar again in the future.

Ben & Louise Latham November 2013

 

We had a great time, and all the arrangements worked really well...The safaris at Lion Sands were superb, we saw everything we hoped, and the rangers and trackers were informative and attentive... The panorama tour was very good, with an excellent guide and a massive picnic prepared by Cybele Lodge...Thank you for your excellent itinerary and arrangements and I am recommending the trip and your services to all of our friends

The Gobles November 2013

 

This is a little overdue but just wanted to say a massive thank you. You did an fantastic job with all the accommodation, bookings and arrangements and we had an amazing time. Thank you so much
Vicky Iveson November 2013

 

First, I would like to say thank you for everything you did for us. We had a fantastic time and everyone we met who knew you said we had to say hello. So hello from everyone in South Africa. When I originally started to plan this trip it was intended to be almost a farewell trip but due to my wonderful friends who I consider family we will be planning another trip, so once we know when I will be getting in contact with you to plan everything.

Stefanie Campbell October 2013

 

We are now back in the UK after our superb trip to South Africa, we just wanted to thank you for your great organisation. Everything went very smoothly and all the accommodation was great. We have had a most superb trip and we thank you most sincerely for all your help in sorting everything out down to all details. We only wish we had stayed longer especially in Wilderness and Swellendam. We will be using you again when we want to book our next trip. Next time we would like to visit more of the kruger and also the Drakensburg mountains. I have already recommended your company to someone who wants to travel next year. Thank you so much.

Sue & Neil Kendrick October 2013

 

Just a quick note to say we returned today and to thank you for arranging the trip. We had a great time and all the hotels and travel arrangements together with the various trips went smoothly, and Singita was excellent and the staff looked after us really well and we would recommend the game park to anyone.

Simon & Hilary Pollard October 2013

 

Just wanted to say a big thank you for what you arranged for us for our trip to South Africa. It was a wonderful experience and surpassed anything we could have imagined. All the accommodation was lovely and Brian from Novak Tours was a great asset. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting to travel to South Africa. Many thanks.

The Lipscombe's October 2013

 

Just to say we have just got back from our trip to South Africa and cannot thank you enough for a wonderful stay. Everything went smoothly and the Cheetah Plains was excellent. Many thanks again
Naznin Kelly October 2013

 

Back home now and it's cold and miserable!...we cannot fault any of the holiday. From the moment we were met at the airport and all the places we stayed. Europcar delivered on time, would definitely recommend...Winchester Mansions - room (sea view lovely), staff, food - excellent...Akademie Guest House - stunning (favourite place)...Ocean 11 - would definitely recommend...Emily Moon - would definitely recommend...Kariega Game Reserve - would definitely recommend...I would have no hesitation in recommending TEA, you could not have been more helpful - thank you for everything.
The Maplethorpe's October 2013

 

Peter and I wish to thank you for co-ordinating an amazing holiday for us in South Africa. It was a very memorable time for us and really exceeded our expectations. Our 12 and 13 year old children couldn't decide which bit they liked the most ... Lavender Manor was the most beautiful place to relax and enjoy viewing the nearby whales ...the shark cage diving was certainly something new and exciting to try! The lodges at Emily Moon were lovely ...Shamwari - It really was the cherry on the cake ... we hope to do business again in the future with you. Many thanks.
Suzanne & Peter O'Reilly September 2013

 

Just wanted to let you know that we all had an absolutely fabulous time during our visit. Everything ran smoothly and was just as in your itinery. The Waterfront accommodation was spot on - the best place to stay in Cape Town. All the accommodation was superb and our hosts went beyong our expectations At Emily Moon our youngest had his own menu provided for him! We will be definitely be back in touch for you to organise our next visit!
The Carlin family August 2014

 

Just to say a big thank you from us all for organising a wonderful holiday . Cape Town was beautiful and accommodation was excellent. Round House dinner was a perfect end to stay at Cape. River Manor was charming and friendly and I wish we had stayed longer at Stellenbosh. Kruger was fantastic and everything was perfect. I will be glad to recommend you to friends and colleagues.
The Vasanthan family August 2014

 

Just to say that we had a wonderful stay at the Sandals Guest House, Umhlanga Durban, which was on my daughter's itinerary. It really is the tops, such nice people, and great hospitality. We could recommend it to everybody.
John Cleasby July 2013

 

...It was absolutely fantastic...We loved it.....walked hand in trunk with elephants...all in all, May was the best time to go too as we saw all the animals in the open on safari so that was good and we did not need to queue for anything...we were the only ones at Cango caves...Thanks so much for your help and we need to return again to do the falls and zululand etc.
The Grimshaw's & Morrison's June 2013

 

I write to thank you for arranging our trip. We have just come back to earth after a wonderful time. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed the experience, and your itinerary all went according to plan. Thank you so much for all your efforts.
The Clarke's May 2013

 

I had a fantastic trip...we had the place to ourselves! All the travel and accommodation worked out perfectly...its such a beautiful country with lovely lovely people and the value for money with rand so high is brilliant. Our food was wonderful and of course I loved the South African wine. Thank you so much again for all you did and I'm sure I will be back.
Dorothy Armstrong April 2013

 

...wanted to say a big thank you for organising our fantastic trip to South Africa. Everything went incredibly smoothly - from the airport pick-up to the travel cot in every hotel. Your recommended accommodation was wonderful - each apartment/hotel was superb in its own way and everyone we met gave us a very warm welcome. We have come back to the UK with incredibly happy memories of a fabulous trip. Thank you...won't hesitate to recommend you.
Emily & James Hutchinson March 2013

 

We've been back for almost a week. Just a brief note to say thanks for organising it, all went well and your directions were perfect. Here's a few comments: River Manor - Service excellent, Robertson Small Hotel - Just perfect, 138 Marine Drive - Very good, Golf - made to feel welcome at all the courses.
Jim & Judy Cropper March 2013

 

Neil and I are now back home after our wonderful holiday in South Africa, and just wanted to let you know what a superb time we had, and to thank you very much for ensuring all arrangements were made and everything went so smoothly...Lalibela Game Reserve is superb...The advice you gave us with regards our accommodation location in Cape Town was spot on (being located near the V & A Waterfront) was definitely the place to be.
Morna & Neil Forbes March 2013

 

Just a line to say 'thank you' for arranging such a wonderful trip to South Africa - it really is a beautiful country! We saw a lot but have left even more to see and do in the future!
John & Gill Woodward February 2013

 

We arrived back in the UK on Saturday after the most wonderful holiday in South Africa. Every place that you booked for us was perfect, people were so friendly and helpful, the safari was everything that we hoped it would be and we have a host of wonderful memories. Thank you for all your efforts on our behalf - you helped to make the holiday what it was.
Sally Mantora February 2013

 

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in South Africa. We would also like to thank you for the package you put together, everything went so smoothly and I'm sure thats due to your experience and the personal touch which we find is lacking with most other tour operators. We will of course be giving you the praise you deserve on trip adviser. After having had a taste of South Africa we will of course be back in the future and will be in touch.

Rita & Dave Carse  February 2013

 

Cape Town was superb and the B&B, An African Villa, was excellent (Outstanding) . I would recommend it to everybody. The car hire went off without a hitch...Lalibela was also superb, exceeding my expectations by some margin...had a slight concern that 3 nights was insufficient but we all agreed that it is just right...we were looked after like Royalty. The whole trip went off without a hitch...thanks again and I have passed on your details to all who have expressed an interest.

Steve Healey & family January 2013

 

I wanted to thank you for organizing our holiday in South Africa, which was superb in all aspects. Thank you very much.

Lorenzo Corte January 2013

 

Just a short note to thank you for making the arrangements for our few days in Franschhoek. The hotel is beautiful, and the room we have just moved to is, we think, even nicer than the first suite! We have had a great day today with Brian, visited some lovely wineries and had a good lunch. Brian is a really nice guy and we learnt a lot about South Africa's history, culture and politics, which we found really interesting. The restaurant we ate at on Christmas Eve was also very lovely. So thank you again

Chris Ashton - U.S.A. December 2012

 

I would (like to) take this opportunity to let you know just how much we enjoyed our stay in South Africa...The guest houses you proposed where excellent along with the fantastic stay in Eagles Crag, Shamwari. It couldn’t have been better, the driving was great and we had no problem like you said on getting from A – B. Thanks once again for putting one of the most enjoyable holidays together for me.

Paula Bearman November 2012

 

Just wanted to drop a note across to say that we had a fantastic holiday ... the winelands tour with Brian was first rate, really good guy with great knowledge and just a good guy to have a conversation with ... All the accommodation was superb and we loved South Africa, particularly Cape Town and the area around the Cape, it was very special. If any of my friends intend to come out to South Africa I will recommend your company without hesitation, thanks again it was a fantastic holiday.

The Drabbles November 2012

 

Many thanks for organizing an absolutely brilliant holiday for us. We could not have picked better places or nicer people if we had known them personally. Obviously we liked some places better than others, but the eclectic mix and outstanding quality was truly appreciated. From the moment we entered the V&A apartments, I knew that the decision to use your company was a wise one...I will finish by mentioning the most memorable place we stayed, which was without doubt Wilderness Manor. The quality of care , attention to detail, spacious elegance and exceptional hospitality offered by Gerald and J.D. was the highlight of many.

The Barrett's November 2012

 

Just a brief note of thanks for what turned out to be a wonderful holiday. Your arrangements were perfect and choice of places to stay terrific - you even managed to ensure the weather was kind to us!...if you want any endorsement for your website we will be only too happy to oblige - we will over the course of the next few days put some positive comments on Tripadvisor as well.
Once again many thanks and if we go to S.A. again rest assured we will use you...

Chris & Jenny Stone / Paul & Jill Franklin November 2012

 

Dear Beverly, Just a very quick email to say thank you for arranging our 3rd fantastic trip to South Africa. Once again you have exceeded our expectations, they just get better each visit. We would very much like to do a very similar trip for visit No. 5, but would very much like some ideas for trip No. 4 - probably May 2014. At the moment we would like to spend a couple of nights in Victoria Fall and some time in the Kruger...Very Best Wishes

Alison Upton November 2012

 

Everything was completely fantastic! Best vacation ever! Everything was flawlessly coordinated by you - everyone was where they were supposed to be, rooms perfect, car rental no issues. I'm sending you over some referrals for vacation coordination. We've got some extended family that would like to make the journey. Thanks again!

Rylan Reynolds & family - U.S.A. November 2012

 

Just thought I had better let you know what a brilliant holiday we had! It is difficult to see how anything could have been better. The hotels, golf courses and Shamwari were amazing places. When you said you had booked us into bed and breakfast accommodation I was not really expecting to stay at the Singing Kettle on the beach. Thank you very much for all your help organising the trip. I have been recommending you to everybody ...

Mark & Helen Leckie  October 2012

 

We are emailing to say we had a lovely holiday, thank you. We shall be recommending you to our friends for sure.

Ken & Mary MacKenzie  October 2012

 

I just wanted to thank you for helping us with the arrangements for our holiday in South Africa & safari in Zambia. Everything worked out really well. Brian was so helpful & was a very interesting guide & we loved the areas we visited. Lion Camp in Zambia was fantastic, game right in the camp & we saw a greater variety of Game than we had seen before...I am very grateful for all the help you gave to me with the bookings & advice.

Claire Soffair October 2012

 

We have just returned from a wonderful 17 day holiday to South Africa ... although we had great expectations of the holiday, I have to say that we have been quite overwhelmed by the beautiful Cape scenery , the standard of the accommodation and the wonderful hospitality that we enjoyed ... Bev from TEA worked with us to tailor a package which suited our needs as a family of four with two teenagers ... At no stage were we disappointed, in fact quite the opposite ... we had stopovers in Cape Town, Hermanus, Wilderness, Plettenberg bay, and also a stay in a tree top lodge and a 3 day safari ... We saw an amazing amount of animals, including lots of newborn babies ... Thanks so much Travel Exclusively African for organizing the trip of a lifetime for us. We shall cherish the memories forever.

The Wills family August 2012

 

Just returned from our South African holiday - thank you to TEA - great itinerary, superb accommodation throughout, and the game reserve was just amazing. A very special holiday which exceeded our expectations. Thank you to Travel Exclusively African and thank you South Africa

Sue Carter August 2012

 

I cannot begin to tell you how much the family enjoyed the holiday that you planned for us and what an unforgettable experience this was for us all. We all thank you from the bottom of or hearts...I would also like to tell you that it was a pleasure for me to work with you in a professional manner even though some time I was not the most receptive of clients for you. I truly appreciate your patience...Please let me know if you organize other such holiday to other areas of the world as i certainly appreciate your style and would very much appreciate your help in planning and organizing future holidays.

The Saliba family August 2012

 

So we are about to check out of the hotel and head off back top Cape Town for our flights - we just wanted to extend our deepest appreciation for the itinerary you put together for us...Yesterday was a perfect end to the vacation - we saw approximately 20 sharks and 5 whales during the kayaking trip. Thank you again - i will send more photos in the coming weeks...

Cory Malone, Michael & Dante Siveri July 2012

 

Just dropping you a quick email to say thank you for the holiday you arranged for me. The safari was excellent and has made me want more! The staff at Kariega were excellent and couldn’t do enough for you...Any ideas about where I should go next!!!

Karen Hayashi June 2102

 

...thank you for the arrangements...without exception all of the venues and places you recommended and booked for us were brilliant...there were absolutely no hitches with any of the bookings...we are all of the same opinion that the highlight of the whole trip was the Homestead where everything you had told us in advance was spot on!...again, a special vote of thanks to you for arranging everything for us so beautifully.

The Parker family May 2102

 

Well what can I say, we had a truly magical honeymoon. Thank you so much for helping us create such a memory! We are already saving our next trip to South Africa and will be in touch! Thanks again Beverly you have been great!

Lucy & Simon McCann May 2102

 

We had an absolutely amazing experience - South Africa is a beautiful country and we loved every minute of it! We really appreciate your advice and recommendations...the Safari was a highlight of the holiday! As the kids said 'awesome' - attention to detail and the setting and standard of accommodation breathtaking!... we all LOVED Cape Town!...favourite was definitely Emily Moon (Plettenberg Bay) - just idyllic - the rooms were outstanding and the whole environment first class...all in all Beverly a superb holiday and a wonderful country! Thank you again for your expertise.

The Armstrong family April 2012

 

We arrived home this morning after three thoroughly enjoyable weeks in South Africa. All your arrangements and recommendations were excellent and we shall sing your company’s praises far and wide! The trip was so varied that it is impossible to pick out the main highlight; each destination was very different. Lalibela is certainly the best game park that we have visited. I now have the task of editing almost 1,000 photographs and writing up my story of the trip. Thank you once again for all your help.

Mr & Mrs Anthony Collis April 2012

 

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our fabulous trip to South Africa and Zambia. We had an amazing time! Your attention to detail was truly appreciated and ensured a smooth and trouble free holiday. The accommodation you chose for us was superb. All together this holiday was an unforgettable experience that will stay with us for a very long time. We cannot recommend you and your company highly enough and have already passed your details to friends of ours who are looking forward to visiting your wonderful country in the near future.

Roger & Maureen Jones March 2012

 

I would like to thank you for you help over the past couple of months for helping me sort out the holiday for me and my mother. We both had a fantastic time and would recommend you to anyone thinking of coming out here in the future. The recommendations you gave us for places to eat were visited and I can see why you recommended them. I would also like to thank you on behalf of my mother who really enjoyed her time in South Africa.

Ben Walker February 2012

 

Just to say a big big thank you for arranging such a fab holiday for us. We just loved every minute of it. A fab country, wonderful people, sunny and hot perfection - many thanks

Andrew & Nancy Sears February 2012

 

Just a short mote to thank you so very much for arranging a fantastic holiday for us. Everything was just perfect not the slightest thing to fault. We will certainly be contacting you again for another trip next January, but how will you follow that ??????
Many thanks again

Mike & Janice Cullen January 2012

 

My son & I have just returned from our trip & we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed everything. It all went without a hitch, Savanna was an incredible experience, fantastic guides, hospitality & food & we really enjoyed Cape town & our stay at Diamond House. Thank you very much for arranging such a perfect trip. I wouldn't hesitate in using you again & recommending you to others.

Stanley Fields & Son January 2012

 

Thank you so much for arranging such an incredible holiday. Every aspect of the trip was perfect and your choice of accommodation was spot on...Emily Moon is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in so a huge thank you...Cape Town was also great. The apartment was very comfortable and convenient and we were able to explore the Waterfront area really well...Also I've recommended you to all my friends!

The Toeman's December 2011

 

I wanted to thank you for setting up my Sabi excursion. I loved every minute of it. You chose a great place for me and I could not have been happier. It was the trip of a lifetime.

Shelley Goldberg (USA) November 2011

 

We had a fantastic time at Lalibela - better than I could have imagined. The wildlife was incredible and all around you...the accommodation was fantastic...The food was perfect...the staff were great - very welcoming...I would highly recommend a visit to Lalibela.

The Weavers November 2011

 

Just a quick note to say thank you for helping us to arrange fantastic holidays. We really enjoyed it - all the suggested locations were absolutely fantastic! Thula Thula - gem, Champagne Castle - what views! - we had great time and we hope to be returning to SA again in the future.

Hana & Steven Taylor October 2011

 

...we had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed every minute in South Africa. Our experience at Lalibela Game Reserve was first rate... highly impressed with the number of animals we were able to see. Our ranger even drove us down to Kwantu one day so we could ride elephants through the bush! We also really enjoyed the apartment in Cape Town. The location was fantastic and it was very secure...we also did a Southern Right Whale watching excursion and saw 19 whales at one time right at our boat! In Franschhoek, we enjoyed some peaceful days tasting wine before we headed home. We had a great time! Thanks again.

Jennifer Cave & Eric Lynn October 2011

 

We have just returned from our trip to South Africa and wanted to thank you so much for all the arrangements you made for a holiday of a lifetime. It is rare for anything to live up to expectations when you have been looking forward to it for over 40 years but this holiday certainly did! The choice of accommodation was perfect .... we found Emily Moon charming … the Shamwari experience was worth the wait, fabulous service and extraordinary game drives .... I would have no hesitation in recommending your service .... anyone interested in travelling to South Africa.


Sue & David Davies September 2011

 

...All the hotels were A+ especially the Last Word at Franschoek and of course Shamwari. Eagles Crag was sensational, the staff wonderful...Everything ran exactly to plan and we saw some wonderful scenery when we went exploring dirt roads away from the coast. We did not find it difficult to fill every hour of each day with something interesting...The stages along the Garden Route were exactly right, giving us time to explore each region fully...All in all it was a fantastic trip and a super introduction to S. Africa and what it has to offer.


Yvonne & Kris May 2011

 

We had such a lovely vacation - it was amazing!! ....I wanted to stay forever!! ..... It was the best vacation we have been on with the children. It had everything - thank you.
The Moore family April 2011

 

Debbie and I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for organising our vacation. It was a great trip for us and made stress free by your high quality service. The hotel was fantastic, everything you suggested it may be, and Shamwari was a tremendous experience....Thanks again and the next time we head down we will definitely be in touch.

Mark & Debbie April 2011

 

We are now safely back in home after fab vacation. The last 12 days were magic and we commend you once again for putting together an excellent
itinerary for us. Once we have sorted out photos we will select a few and send them to you....Take care

Ted Nance March 2011

 

Thank you so much for arranging our trip, we had a fantastic holiday in South Africa and loved every aspect of it! We were particularly fond of Klein Waterval and Kichaka for the game!...Also, I don't think we have ever eaten so well, particularly in Franschoek where the food was outstanding!
Olie & Laura March 2011

 

Hello Ian, Where do I start?! Lynn and I have had the most fantastic holiday and I want to thank you for organising such a wonderful itinerary. All the arrangements worked according to schedule...wanted to convey how much we appreciated the itinerary that you put together and your personal service to us. I shall be singing your praises to everyone I talk to!

The Whitfield's March 2011

 

Thank you for organising such a fabulous holiday - I can honestly say this was the best of all my trips to South Africa; the activities were great fun and the safari was amazing (we saw everything including the elusive leopard!).Many thanks again - your organisation of the holiday was excellent and the 12 Apostles and Shamwari were fantastic.


Andrea White March 2011

 

May we take this opportunity to thank you for picking some great, and also diverse properties, which made an already special holiday even more memorable for us all. We thorougly enjoyed every day, and you helped towards that. We love your country, and were gutted to come home. A massive thank you, Beverly, from the Smith family.

The Smith Family February 2011

 

Loved the holiday very much, your itinerary was perfect. All the places we stayed at were really great, lovely scenery when we drove round
the coast of Cape Town, having a car was great.

Stellenbosch and Franschhoek were also perfect, the luxury of SW1 and the beautiful setting of Auberge Clermont.

Very friendly people, good food and very nice wine. Thank you for everything.

The Donnachie's February 2011

 

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday .... there are not enough superlatives to describe what an amazing time we had. The planning of the itinerary was perfect and suited us as a family to the last detail. Thank you so much for the advice and help you gave us and in particular for rescuing what seemed a doomed holiday.

The Gallaghers January 2011

 

We're now at Emily Moon River Lodge, I think I must have died and gone to heaven!

Lynne Gilleran January 2011

 

A very big Thank You for looking after us so wonderfully - it really was the holiday of a lifetime for all of us ... it helped of course that the weather was so brilliant when we were at Auberge Clermont, but that turned out to an ideal place - they were so helpful and friendly and the place is so beautiful ... I will certainly recommend you VERY highly indeed - you just couldn't do enough for us and we're most appreciative! Many, many thanks and all good wishes.
The Rampton family December 2010

 

Although this is slightly delayed, Alex and I would like to say thanks for organising such a fantastic holiday for us. The accomodation throughout was excellent, and I understand this was the first time you had used Hildesheim Guesthouse in Wilderness - we thought this B&B was fantastic and Vanessa and Tony were wonderful hosts.

Alex & Hayley Claybrook November 2010

 

Many thanks for all your arrangements/bookings they were all great. The weather was, as expected, changeable....Shamwari was excellent, saw all the game and more that we wanted to, great ranger and great food.


The McCathie's November 2010

 

Just a quick note to say we had a fabulous time in SA. You're itinerary worked like clockwork and we enjoyed each of our stops en route. Lalibela was terrific. Emily Moon was our favourite guest house and great restaurant. At Wilderness we were entertained by our hosts Gerald and JD and the Knysna Lourie (that beautifully coloured bird)that came to visit. Next time we visit Africa we'll be sure to use your services again
Rob & Alison Woodward October 2010

 

Cristina and I are now back in Spain after what can only be described as an incredible hiloday in South Africa. We had an absolutely lovely time there.

We wanted to thank you both for all your help in planning and organising everything. The hotels were fantastic!

Thank you very much!!

Alexis Thompson October 2010

 

We had the most amazing time, I can highly recommend Ivory Lodge, the accommodation, service, food and most importantly the game drives were outstanding.

Thanks for all your help




The Tattersalls September 2010

 

I do not know where the time has gone since our visit but I really should have dropped you a note by now thanking you for putting together such a wonderful itinerary for us. All four of us had an absolutely fabulous time and vow to return to sample the great hospitality, food and wine that we experienced. Everything went very smoothly and the lady who helped us change one of our courses at short notice was very helpful.


The Morrison family September 2010

 

Just a quick note to thank you for arranging our South African Adventure. We had a fantastic time and I did three things I have always wanted to do. The World Cup final, see Cape Town and seeing wild animals close up. Denise did two. No prizes for guessing which one she wasn't bothered about!

I was really impressed with how efficient and friendly your service was and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and Travel Exclusively African to anyone wanting an African holiday.

Dave & Denise Harrison July 2010

 

We never do "feedback" forms, but really wanted to thank Holidays To South Africa for all their help.

It was a really big trip for the 5 of us, with a busy itinerary which could have become really stressful. Not only did you make it stress-free, but put together a fantastic selection of accommodation and helpful tips for us. Traveling around was easy....We absolutely loved Tsala Treetops and Emily Moon....South Africa is beautiful and everyone we met was very friendly and welcoming.

We hope to visit again in the future and will not hesitate to recommend your services.
The Nevitt family June/July 2010

 

We just wanted to let you know that we are all back safe and sound and had a truly amazing South Africa holiday. We cannot thank you enough for helping us to plan the trip – it was faultless!

The Romans Group of 20 May 2010

 

We had an amazing time on the trip....finished up at the Ivory Tree Lodge, which was superb....the stay at the Oyster Box was fantastic....it ticked all the right boxes as far as we were concerned. Once again, on behalf of my family, thank you for organizing everything so well, including the most enjoyable tour of the Cape of Good Hope
Panas & Brais family April 2010

 

Just wanted to say a big thank for arranging a great itinerary - we had a fabulous holiday and have already started saving for a revisit! The places that we stayed were amazing - we would never have found them without you.
Many thanks again.


Rachel & Kate April 2010

 

We are back at home but wishing we were still on holiday !! Everything went like clockwork and we truly had a wonderful time - our best holiday ever.....The accommodation you booked for us was superb and, boy, did we eat and drink well everwhere, especially at the Emily Moon....Shamwari was definitely the icing on the cake and we have some fabulous photos of the game there.
The Pickles family April 2010

 

We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for booking such a lovely trip for us. We had a wonderful time and think South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries we have visited!! We thought the accommodation you chose for us was excellent and better than we would have found ourselves!....Our favourite was Emily Moon (we loved Plettenberg Bay and surrounding areas), but River Manor came close second! What can we say about Lalibela other than it was the perfect end to the trip!

Laura Fisher & Brian Addis April 2010

 

Just to say thank you for arranging a superb holiday, everything ran according to plan, no glitches and accommodation/mode of transport was perfect. Have recommended your services to several people and I will definitely be booking through you in the future.

Jan Walters March 2010

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for organising our holiday, it was just fantastic. Portswood hotel was great and the location ideal. River Manor hotel and Kariega River Lodge were outstanding in all respects. Once again "Thanks a lot" and we will certainly recommend your tailor made holiday services to others.
David & Mary Upton February 20010

 

We're all home now and had a great golf trip - so thanks for your part in making that happen...we all thought the choice of courses was amazing, and if you want to play 8 great courses...come to South Africa. We will definitely be coming again and will have no hesitation in using Travel Exclusively African again.

Thanks again.


John Murphy February 2010

 

Very many thanks for putting together the itinerary. Everything worked like clockwork and went entirely to plan...Shamwari was everything we hoped for and Fugitives Drift was an interesting end to the trip. We were both very impressed by your efficiency and loved meeting you and spending the day on the Cape with you...We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any potential traveller to RSA.


Chris Tickle January 2010

 

We've just got home....following what can only be described as our 'holiday of a lifetime'. We have had a fantastic time....thank you for arranging it all. Just a shame it had to end!

Jon Waters & Di Hardwick January 2010

 

Just wanted to email to tell you that we had a very good holiday and thank you very much for everything.
The apartment in Cape Town was excellent and we really enjoyed the scenery it was quite breathtaking. The safari lodge was perfect and people were very good and we managed to see the big 5 so it was the perfect holiday and it would not have been possible without you so thank you very much.

Hena Anand December 2009

 

We all had a fantastic time. The wedding and safari went off without a hitch. My parents were blown away with the accommodation as I hoped they would be and we only encountered friendly and helpful people every where we went. The thatched cottages at Knysna were so lovely and a real haven after sharing the big house with two lots of wedding families. Klein Genot was delightful, Angela and her staff made us very welcome and it felt like we were at home. The beds were heavenly as was afternoon tea! The apartment in Cape couldn't have had a better view. It must have been good as we all want to return.
Lyn Davies & family December 2009

 

Our visit was outstanding in every way and we counted our blessings in finding someone who could identify our needs and provide so many places that fitted.

As we expected and you kindly pointed out there was much we could not do within our timescale so it looks like we may have to come back and ask you to repeat the exercise for a different itinerary. But that's something we can get in touch with you again soon.

Many thanks for all your help, your efforts were much appreciated

Iain & Joyce Drummond November 2009

 

Wanted to write this short e-mail to you to say we had a fantastic holiday in SA and the boys rated it above our 2008 Florida vacation.
The highlight for me was CapeTown and its surrounding areas. The scenery was breath taking. For my wife and boys it was the Safari, I've never been able to get the boys up at 5.00 each morning so easily !!.

Overall we have many great memories of SA and the boys are keen for another Safari next year....we will see!!!!
The Ashton family November 2009

 

Just to say we had a cracking holiday, South Africa is our favourite country for sure. Thanks for your advice and guidance which enhanced it all.
Ray & Fiona Atkinson October 2009

 

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for everything and arranging an amazing honeymoon for us. We had an amazing time all the way through and can't wait to visit South Africa again to pick up the Journey where we left it. All the accommodation was amazing especially Emily Moon's and Kariega Ukhozi Lodge which we were very sad to leave.

Thank you once again, we'll certainly be sending anyone we know going to SA your way.
Simon & Emma Hunter (Honeymooners) October 2009

 

Just a quick note to say thanks once again for an amazing holiday..it all went very smoothly with no hassles

Kurland was stunning and the staff there were amazing ..they couldn't have been better.

Grootbos was great too ..the room worked well and the food excellent..overall it was excellent

Anyway thanks again for a wonderful holiday ..we will be back
The Gibbons family October 2009

 

I think you did a wonderful job, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone, and I will certainly use you again. I think the main advantages were your great communication, your knowledge of some great places to stay and visit, you made everything very easy for us and comparing what we paid to the published rates you saved us a lot of money. Simply couldn't ask for more. The Marine and The Twelve Apostles were both superb - it would be almost impossible to say which was the best but having stopped in hotels all over the world they are both right up there in terms of luxury, service, and food

The Andersons September 2009

 

Just a quick note to say many thanks for organising our recent trip to South Africa. We had a wonderful holiday and have many memories. Just did not really have enough time to do justice to some of the areas. We will therefore be back to pick up on the various things that we missed. The safari was a great experience and we saw lots of animals and Thomas our ranger was excellent. All of the accommodation was good and we particularly enjoyed Hog Hollow.
The Coopers September 2009

 

Thank you for organizing what proved to be a fantastic holiday in South Africa. All of the locations were great and some truly memorable. All of the arrangements and timings worked well. In fact the only thing wrong was that we only had 12 days!
The Clements family August 2009

 

...the holiday you put together for us was perfect ...the places we visited were beautiful, the accommodation outstanding and the food and hospitality was second to none.
The Cox Wedding and Honeymoon couple July 2009

 

We are home, having had the time of our lives. Safari was the best few days ever!
Incredible! We were treated like royalty - would love to go back!
Enjoyed Mauritius, but not like we did South Africa! I think after the Kariega River lodge anything would be a come down!
Thanks again for everything. I'm just sourcing some Iona wine after our evening at The Roundhouse restaurant
which we both loved! Andy was so chuffed that they'd called to see if we'd enjoyed it!

Rachel & Andy O'Boyle June 2009

 

Just a quick note to thank you for organising a fantastic holiday for our family.
Your recommendations of Spier and Sun City were spot on for our 3 young boys, and the whole thing ran very smoothly.
We are planning our return to South Africa and will be in contact soon

The Gibbons family April 2009

 

We had a truly wonderful time and have already recommended you to a number of friends. We ourselves want to come back asap and will ask you to do it again for us. We just need to decide when! It will be within the next year though for sure!
We loved all the hotels; keith especially loved Emily River and so that will be a must! Le Franschoek he'd want a garden room next time and the V&A was great. Views terrific!
We had a really wonderful time and can't wait to come back.

Sally & Keith Greenfield March 2009

 

As promised some feedback on our holiday.The programme you worked out was great and the recommendations first rate. So very many thanks. Kariega was all we had hoped - a first rate experience. Our room (No.2) overlooking the waterhole was a delight, the food was excellent and the staff could not have done more for us. Our guide, Wynand was a great guy and did his utmost to find the game which we saw in abundance. It is beautifully located on the river and a most attractive place.
Mike & Hilary Watson February 2009

 

You recently organized a trip for my husband and me. We have now been back for almost a week and I wanted to take the time to thank you for organizing an amazing trip for us. Everywhere we stayed was outstanding and the people that we met could not have been more helpful and interested in what we wanted from the trip. It's difficult to isolate a highlight for the trip but I guess it had to be the game reserve at Kariega River lodge which offered one of the most amazing experiences. South Africa is truly and awesome country and you are very lucky to live there and enjoy it every day of the year.
Marilyn & Barry Davidson February 2009

 

We would like to thank you for organizing such a nice schedule and vacation for us. We got back to London today and had pretty much a perfect holiday. I particularly appreciated the sequence of activities and hotels.
We particularly like the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, The Plettenburg and of course Shamwari.
Let us know if we can recommend you and your travel agency somehow. We considered posting a recommenation of your services on the tripadvisor website, let us know if that is okay.
Robert Kosowski January 2009

 

We're now back in London, safe and sound, and I speak for the whole AREVUO family when I say that we just had the holiday of our lives! A big thanks to you! Everything was superb - from start to finish. All of the accommodation was fabulous.....In fact, it was such an amazing experience that we're thinking of coming back next year for X'mas and/or New Year.....
The Arevuo family December 2008

 

We had a fantastic time .... thank you for organizing such an amazing trip. We all agreed it was our best holiday to date .... Shamwari was the highlight for us all - saving the best until last was great, it only made coming home harder.... Lavender Manor was immaculate, fabulous breakfast & very good hosts. The whale watching surpassed our expectations - so many & so close.
We would love to travel more in Africa & with the excellent service you provide we hope to be in touch again some time next year.....
The Gilfillan/White family November 2008

 

I can honestly say on behalf of the whole group it was an amazing holiday and the country itself was stunning. I could definitely see myself living there in the future. The whole holiday ran smoothly and can I just say the accommodation from start to finish was incredible....The group I came with are also considering possible coming back in 2010 and incorporating the World cup into the trip. Again, a massive thank you for making it a holiday of a life time.
Lee Williams October 2008

 

We had a really really great time - in fact I think it is probably the best holiday we have had. From the outset we were so impressed with your efficiency over the bookings but we couldn't quite believe everything would go so smoothly. You surpassed our expectations!!.... The wine tasting was a great experience and again Ian's input made it even more memorable.....Hermanus is a beautiful place and the whale watching we will never forget....Thank you again for all your help.
Rosemary Sendall September 2008

 

It was the trip of a lifetime - completely awesome. The organization of it was brilliant and we loved our day our with Ian wine tasting.
The River lodge accomodation was breathtaking.
I loved Lavender Manor and Emily Moon. The girls had their photos taken with cheetahs, flew through the trees, walked with elephants, fished and caught fish, canoed, got up close and personal with all the animals and wild life, went horse riding and tasted wine. It was brilliant. We would recommend your company to everyone and will come again.....
Caroline Stephenson September 2008

 

Wow, well words really can't explain how amazing the last 3 weeks were for us. The wedding was the most incredible day and we never dreamt it would be so magical.
The honeymoon was just wonderful and everything over exceeded our expectations, everything was just wow!
Thank you for arranging it all for us and we cant wait to come back to South Africa the savings jar is out ready to re fill he he.'Thank you'
Mr and Mrs Morgan, November 2007

 

Hi! Yesterday was our 1st Anniversary!!....We spent most of the evening reminiscing about our fantastic trip to South Africa and the perfect wedding day you organised for us. We both just wanted to say 'hello' and let you know that things are going really well with us. We hope business is great and you are both well.
Thanks again for such great memories. It is all still so clear in our minds and that is largely thanks to you, the selection of Stillness Manor and the great organisation of our special day.
Darren and Abigail Bartlett October 2007

 

Thank you so much for everything, we had the most fantastic time with lots of treasured memories. I can't believe it's all finished!
Your attention to detail and kindness throughout has been so very much appreciated and I could write pages about all the fun we had.
The staff at Stillness Manor and the service we received was exceptional, everything was perfect.
Nothing was too much trouble for them and they put a beautiful bouquet, champagne on ice and chocolates in the room for us.
The spa treatments were wonderful!
It was an amazing place to stay for lots of reasons.
Janine Sedgwick, Wedding & Honeymoon Trip, October 2007

 

Just a quick thanks for organising everything so well for us on our recent trip: we had an excellent time
Jeannie Blizzard, September 2007

 

On behalf of us all, I just wanted to write and thank you for all your assistance and guidance with our recent holiday in South Africa. We had an absolutely fabulous time and everything worked out perfectly.
All the accommodation you recommended was wonderful, particularly Lavender Manor, which we totally fell in love with and fully intend to return to in the future. Augusta Bay was lovely too and our rooms were magnificent -?views to die for!
Shamwari - well, what can I say! Eagles Crag exceeded all expectations and we just had the most fantastic time there. Frans, our ranger/guide, was superb and went above and beyond the call of duty, to give us an unforgettable experience. I shall never forget being told that Brad Pitt had stayed in our room (No 7)!!
Despite initial reservations about going up to Vic Falls, we were delighted that we decided to go and loved our stay there. The hotel was lovely too and a wonderful end to our holiday.
All in all, it was truly a memorable holiday and I cannot thank you enough for all your help.?
There is no doubt that one day we will return to South Africa. It is a magnificent country with lovely people, awesome scenery, delicious food and wonderful wines.
Thank you so much?for making our special trip the best ever!?
Angela Robertson September 2007