“Reflections and testimonials from people who have journeyed with us.”
Here we proudly share with you the thoughts and experiences of those who have trusted their holidays to us. Read about some of the places they stayed, the adventures they had and some of their personal highlights from their trip to Africa.
Norwegian Group - Norway
Thank you so much to Mandi and Ester for a fantastic experience for our group in Cape Town. We were a mixed age group of 285 pax, and everyone had an excellent time. From the very first contact, communication has been excellent and we have felt we were in safe hands. Every detail of our trip had been well organized, thoroughly thought through, with nothing left to chance. On arrival, despite dealing with such a big group, Mandi and Ester were always calm, friendly, willing to help and flexible. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found such talented and dedicated people to help us with our trip, and we highly recommend their services.
A Highlight trip to Southern Africa - Japan
We had a fantastic trip. Kapama was incredible – having a once in a life time chance to get to see the big 5 almost every day we were there was a beautiful sight! We loved the Japanese tour guide – it was appreciated the whole family could converse with him around the winelands & Cape Town. The Test Kitchen was amazing – the 15 course meal was great! Sossousvlei was really a nice experience – Dune 45 and all the other places were really cool The oryx antelope were really beautiful. Thanks to you and the travel team. We appreciate it a lot and I know they are grateful for the hard work you put in to make this happen within the 10 days!
Inma & Alberto - Spain
Thank you so much for everything Mandi, we are finally back in Spain! Everything was so good! It was very nice and sweet to meet you at your office, and put a face to the name, after all of our emails! Thank you for the advice to visit the West Coast – the wild flowers were so beautiful – we had such a lovely day. Thank you very much for preparing around all of our travel and also for your fantastic ideas. We have lots of great memories and images with us!
MASEFIELD FAMILY - SOUTH AFRICA
Thank you for putting together our fabulous holiday. The boat and especially the staff (Jalena) were amazing throughout the whole cruise. As a big group of various ages, from 18 to 80 year olds – it catered for all our needs. I do think Croatia is getting super busy with tourists, so docking in the small harbours is busy and can be a bit frantic. In saying this we really enjoyed ourselves and being on the boat travelling from island to island was a really good way to explore the beautiful islands of Croatia.
Sue & Dennis - Kansas
We just returned yesterday from a whirlwind trip around Africa! The River Club, along from Victoria Falls, was amazing – the most pampered I have been at a hotel. Great staff & great food. Thank you so much, Mandi, for the recommendation!
Andrea & Tom - Kansas
We had a fabulous time at both Kapama and Idube, and appreciated the chance to experience them both. The food was great and the safaris were excellent. Our guides and trackers were incredibly talented at both places. They really worked hard to get us to leopards and succeeded in both places. Thank you so much for providing these really terrific experiences for us. If our friends ever want to travel in South Africa, I will be sure to recommend Travel Concepts.
Ralph & Lily - South Africa
Thanks for your welcome-back note! It was a fantastic and amazing tour. My perceptions of India have been radically altered, in the most positive way. It is a great place to visit and explore, and we would certainly return. I must praise your organisation for the first-class attention which we received throughout. The hotels were all good and the food on offer was just up our street… The houseboat finale was perfect to catch our breath back before heading home.
Rodney & Graciela - South Africa
Our trip to India was without doubt the best ever with superb organization, friendly and knowledgeable guides, and more than competent mini-bus drivers who, under testing road conditions, delivered us to all of our destinations with a smile and a bottle of water. India exceeded all of our expectations with grand sights, a population of friendly, polite people, the colour, noise and dust was as expected. India has a vibe and energy that has the makings of a winning nation – this trip will go down as a winner all the way.
Pam Webber - South Africa
I loved the tour of Croatia and found everything to be very well organised and run and Michael was a star, very helpful and always on hand when needed. I so enjoyed my fellow travelers we all ate too much, drank too much and laughed a lot. Thank you all for a wonderful and well put together trip, the accommodation on the cruise as well as in Zagreb was fantastic. Plitvice was a wonderful delight for me, and the concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra was a highlight. A big thank you to Ester for her patience and perseverance in getting my visa.
Armando & Lupita - Texas
Lupita and I want to sincerely thank you, Ester and Candice for doing such a great and beautiful job on all the planning for the wedding and stay in Africa. You both did a superb and fantastic job! We cannot give you enough praise to truly express our gratefulness for all your efforts and hard work. We would highly and gladly recommend your company to anyone who is interested in hiring you as consultant.
Steve & Liz - Australia
We didn’t know anything much about Croatia before we went but came away with a wealth of knowledge and understanding. Harry, the Zagreb to Split guide, was absolutely wonderful, he really made the Croatia story come alive. A highlight for us was seeing one of the regions where the relics of the history of our Western civilization still exist. You and your team were very efficient. You kept in touch regularly. The background information was well researched and we referred to it constantly as the tour progressed. All details promised were provided. Michael ensured that everything worked smoothly and whenever there was a problem he sorted things out without a fuss. Well done Michael and the Travel Concepts team – we are very satisfied!
Dave & Petra - South Africa
This tour hooked us immediately. Wildlife-oriented tours are obviously a special market, in which there are already many players, but if one can find unusual destinations as you did with Indonesia, I think it is worth exploring. The highlights of our lovely Indonesian trip were the visits to the delightful orangutan families, especially King Carlos and baby Dr. Max. We also loved our magical klotok boat rides up the Sekonyer River, enabling us to enjoy nature during the day and the starlit night sky. The eco-safari lodges were very enjoyable, and we were happy to be supporting accommodation that works towards the conservation of wildlife, forests and nature.We would be happy to highly recommend Travel Concepts Global Tours to anybody, in fact we will be doing so on a regular basis.
John & Aishling - Ireland
We had the best two week South African honeymoon ever. The scenery was stunning everywhere we went and the people are so helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed The Robertson Small Hotel, a combination of chilled out and luxury which was exactly what we needed. The experience at Sanbona was also unbelievable, the staff and tented lodges were beyond what we had ever expected. We will definitely recommend South Africa, and of course Travel Concepts, to our friends and family!
Jelena & Zein - Zambia
To the super amazing team at Travel Concepts! There are not enough words to describe how amazing you all are. Our destination wedding in Zanzibar was nothing short of Beautiful and Perfect. Ester and Mandi- thank you for all your hard work and patience, and for being so professional with all our guests and making sure they were all happy and sorted for their getaway in Zanzibar. And a special thank you to Candice and Ester – what can I say – you two are Superwomen! Running around that huge hotel in that blazing heat could not have been easy! We loved every single moment of it and it was all thanks to the amazing Travel & Wedding Concepts team!
Iva & Javier - Texas
Travel Concepts, thank you so much for all your help! It was truly the best week of our lives….and you ladies made it happen for us. All went to plan the week of the wedding and we can’t thank you, Mandi/Ester/Candice enough for all the help. The scheduled transports and all the winelands and Cape Town activities went very smoothly, both ourselves and our guests were all very happy with the coordination. Thanks again for the well wishes, and yes there is no doubt that we will be back very soon for our anniversary – South Africa holds now an even more special place in our hearts, I already miss the views and the food and the WINE!!!
Joseph & Lauren - Texas
We came to Capetown recently for our friends Iva and Javier Medina’s wedding week (July 16th – July 23rd). I’m writing to thank you and your team for the best service we’ve ever had on any vacation! None of this could have happened without your help. You did an amazing job and you were so helpful with all the details of our trip. Your service and attention to detail were exceptional. Thank you for all did!
Keenon & Richara - USA
Thank you Travel Concepts – The Pod Hotel was awesome!! I think you were right on target with suggesting that we stay there. We loved it and nearly cried when it was time to go. Their service is impeccable and the hotel itself is beautiful. The best part of our trip was venturing out to Lion Head Mountain and 12 Apostles with photographer Justin Davis – spectacular! Samsara Tours was great!!! I even reached out to them personally to tell them how fantastic our driver Warren was! Thank you again Ester. You really put together an awesome vacation for us! Until next time…!
Cheryl & Dennis - Canada
Firstly, thank you for organizing the safaris and all of the transfers for our trip to Africa. Both Safari’s were different but each was filled with amazing memory making experiences of a lifetime! We saw all of the Big 5 plus more animals and birds than we expected to see. The visit to the villages, seeing the villagers’ homes and way of life as well as the opportunity to see the the medical centre and school on the island was also a highlight when we were at Inchingo Chobe River Lodge and something that we will never forget! We experienced welcoming personable staff, knowledgeable guides, delicious meals, and comfortable clean accommodation at both lodges. We cannot say enough positives about all of the hard work you put into organizing our amazing trip to Africa! Africa has won our hearts! We hope to return again soon.
PEARCE & AUOUD COUPLES – AUSTRALIA
We had such a great time in South Africa! The accommodation in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Knysna was fabulous! We loved being on the wharf in Cape Town and having views of Table Mountain. The St James at Knysna was amazing, both the views and the rooms. Thanks for all the tips which added to the enjoyment. We really appreciated the work that Ester and Mandi provided to ensure our South African trip was an amazing experience. We look forward to returning to South Africa in the future!
NEWBIGGING FAMILY – SINGAPORE
Dear Travel Concepts team, we had such a great time! Thank you for arranging and advising on everything. It went like clockwork.
What a great choice for Sabi Sands – the quality of everything was brilliant – accommodation, rangers, service – and the ‘Elefun’ kids club was a roaring success every day. We saw load of animals and all in all a wonderful holiday! Thank you again!
The Connor Family - USA
Your expertise was amazing and so very helpful to us! My worries were all for naught. Alan & I had the most incredible trip… the best trip we have ever taken! Your advice and your bookings were so right for us. Knynsa was so beautiful! Having a car, opened up so many possibilities in and around Cape Town and Franschhoek was so much like our Palm Springs in the USA! Loved it – the heat, the mountains, the food, and of course the wineries! We so enjoyed being part of the reason we were all there in the first place, Kim & Charlie’s wedding! A tremendous thank you for your huge part in making our trip to your country successful!
Happy New Year and someday may we meet again!
Amanda & Harry - UK
We were absolutely delighted with the planning that Travel Concepts did for us for our holiday in South Africa. We returned yesterday full of happy memories and a desire to go again one day! All of our accommodation was excellent! The people and the service were all without fail excellent. The highlight for us was the safari, the lodge you booked us in to was charming and the ranger who led our trips each day was wonderful, we could not have had better sightings and encounters on the trips. Truly fantastic – Thank you again for helping to make this such a good holiday!
The Bird Family - Celebrating a 40th Birthday - Australia
Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful holiday! We had the trip of a lifetime and loved every minute! It was so good to see you all and thanks again for the wonderful surprise. As for food we loved everywhere. Exquisite food at Singita Boulders and also very good at Tswalu. The accommodation at Babylonstoren was fantastic, the garden tour was a highlight and the platters they provided for a meal in our room were fantastic so overall a great experience and I really loved staying there. Thank you so much again – we had a fantastic time and can’t wait for our next African holiday already!
Christelle & Zak - Johannesburg
Dear Travel Concepts team,
A HUGE thank you to you – Strandloper was everything we could hope it to be – beautiful, spacious, isolated but 5 star with great service and staff, and excellent food as well! We dined with them the one night and it was really fantastic. Gaatjie was also a real treat and we were glad to have had 2 nights there to be able to taste more things on the menu! Was really amazing, wish we didn’t have to leave!
Helen & Chris - UK
We have just returned home this morning after the Drakensburg. We had such a wonderful time thank you! Chris managed to cycle at each of the places we stayed which were all so different but so special in their own ways. The battlefields were extremely moving and I’d recommend anyone to do the trip if they’re interested in the history of South Africa. Thank you so much for organising everything for us. It all went very smoothly and efficiently and made the experience so much better for being hassle-free!
Janine & Mohammed - New York
Dear Wedding & Travel concepts team,
We wanted to send a big, heartfelt thank you for all of the support from the whole team! Our day was absolutely unforgettable and we had a fantastic time with all of our family and friends in the events before & after the wedding! We appreciate your flexibility & patience through this stressful & often very complicated process. We are incredibly grateful and very thankful to have you as a part of our planning team! Wishing you all the best for 2015!
ZAIN & MOHAMMED - UK
Travel Concepts team – what an amazing trip! South Africa is such a beautiful country and each of the places you booked us at were absolutely fantastic. Greatly enjoyed the game reserve, Plettenberg, had an awesome time in cape town, the wedding and the stay at Basse Provence was as good as it gets, and Majeka house now is one of the best we have stayed at. So just wanted to say thank you very much for all your help and advice in making this an amazing and memorable trip. Will certainly recommend travel concepts to others headed this way!
ROBERT & SHELLEY - USA
What an amazing holiday! Our private helicopter in the Seychelles, from Mahe over to La Dique was such a fun outing & let us see the islands from the air – snorkeling was also great right off the beach at the Four Seasons, such a beautiful experience! The hotel was world class, such an outstanding property, the service was exceptional. Our safari experience at Singia Ebony was wonderful, I can’t think of anything that could have made it better. The lodge, staff, guides, food, spa, game drives, rooms… everything was perfect! Thank you!
Adrienne & Matt - US
A big thank you to the Travel Concepts Team! The honeymoon was lovely! All went smoothly and I think we left having felt that we had fitted in a good amount for four days. The houseboat was gorgeous which was very relaxing- just what we felt like after a hectic wedding week! Bird viewing was spectacular and lots of crocodiles and hippos! At Victoria Falls we had the lodge all to ourselves so we felt like royalty with staff attending to our every need!
Ingrid & Antony - Australia
We had a wonderful holiday in Namibia which was followed by the most amazing time in Botswana where we were pampered and looked after superbly! We loved all the lodges and particularly the river cruises & game drives – we were treated to some amazing wildlife viewing! Siankaba was a little bit of paradise – the view in the morning watching the sun rise over the river was magic. We were able to rest there and unwind and get ready for our various onward journeys! Thank you Travel Concepts so very much for putting together such a wonderful trip for us!
Vierling Family - Germany
It was so great being in your beautiful country! Everything was perfectly organized, from the transfers to accommodation! Thank you very much to the Travel Concepts team!
We especially enjoyed staying at beautiful Sanbona, the Gondwana Family Lodge was so perfect for all of us! We very much hope to come back one day!
The Smeeton Family - United Kingdom
We just to say a huge thank you from me, Rachel, Ellie and Harriet for all your help in arranging our trip! We had a brilliant time in South Africa and everything worked like clockwork. We loved the every moment and from Rachel to the girls our every need was catered for! We hope to be back in 2016 so will be in touch then. Many thanks again!
VICKY & JONATHAN - NEW YORK
Mandi, Jon and I wanted to say a GIGANTIC thank you for all of your help these past few months with our wedding. Our weekend at Lion Sands was the happiest of our lives and we really could not have pulled it off without you. Thank you for your patience in handling the constant requests and changes! You were always organised, pragmatic and professional – and your suggestions and advice became indispensable! The fact that 75 people traveled to and from Lion Sands from 5 different continents via varying forms of transportation without a hitch is a testament to just how amazing Travel Concepts are! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
Ute & Tom - Zimbabwe
A huge thank you to Mandi! Benguerra Lodge was very nice. Johan, the manager of the lodge, had everything well organized he did all the check-in procedures for our flights – great service!
Accommodation was lovely, food absolutely excellent. You can safely recommend the place to others! Being there was the perfect setting for our honeymoon, thank you!
Kind regards all the way from Harare!
SANDRINE & LEIGH - Switzerland
Leigh and I are back in Switzerland back but still reminiscing on our amazing, one-of-a-kind honeymoon! We just wanted to say a big thank you to Travel Concepts! Mandi, our honeymoon was so great, no issues, amazing lodges, super friendly staff, overall an unforgettable trip! Thank you so much for booking and organizing everything for us so that we could enjoy our perfect honeymoon!
JASMINE & MIKE - PARAGUAY
Thanks so much for organising our wedding trip to the beautiful Cape Town Mandi! It was the day of our dreams! Thanks also so much for all your help with everything from organising the tours around the city, the amazing winelands, museums and especially the majestic Table Mountain! Your assistance was an absolute lifesaver and such a huge part of everyone’s experience! Thanks so very much for all your help, patience and professionalism!
MALIKA & WAMKELE - NEW YORK
Thank you for all your help with the wedding travel details! Our guests had an amazing time in South Africa! From the Pepperclub to Bakubung to Johannesburg! All our guests just raved about the tour. And they got a fantastic game viewing experience – I think they saw everything except buffalo. The even got to see a lion eating a giraffe!
The Pepperclub was fantastic – they just seemed so genuinely thrilled to host our guests and outstanding guest relations!
So, all in all, a terrific first experience for many of our guests in South Africa. They can’t wait to return! And… can’t stop talking about the trip of a lifetime.
PASCALE & KURT - Switzerland
We want to thank you for the amazing organization of our holiday! We had an unforgettable, amazing time in Africa and were very impressed with the planning of our one-of-a-kind journey. All the transfers and bookings were all extremely efficient and as per our itinerary, and the staff catered for our every need!
We are confident that this trip will not be our last time in Africa. Next adventure will be Botswana and Namibia of which we will be turning back to you 🙂
Again, a very BIG thank you!
SABINE & THOMAS - Germany
Yes, the trip was amazing overall, but you know the hotels you recommended in SA for a while, don’t you…
Mushara Outpost and Hoodia Desert Lodge were both wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for more (I feel ‘more’ doesn’t suit the environment
any more). We truly enjoyed both locations. Arriving at Hoodia and going for the sunset drinks was a rather bizarre experience (with a white-clothed
table in the middle of nowhere) but not less enjoyable!
We had sensational game viewing on day 1 (even more so with the rain season going on): elephants, lions, cheetahs, a rhino, a hyena and a lot of giraffes and zebras and and and… amazing experience to say the least.
We are back in Europe and I can tell you, I’m ready to go back!
ANNETTE & DOMINIC - Ireland
Thank you so much for organising the trip for us, everything went exceptionally well and we couldn’t have been happier with the trip.
We have recommended the trip to lots of our friends who are getting married in the next while so hopefully some of them will follow suit and book through you. We especially loved our stay at the wonderful Prana Lodge in the East London. We also got the gift, it was such a special touch!
The Sice Family - United Kingdom
Thank you Travel Concepts! Yes, we had a magical trip.
You do have a delightful country.
All came together perfectly. Sun city was perfect for kids of our age for some adrenalin fueled fun.
Jaci’s Safari lodge was extraordinarily child friendly and very impressive. And Cape Town, well you can’t beat it, can you?
The Romney park hotel was just Idyllic. Have since arrived home in the UK, fatter, with an ear to ear grin 🙂
Many thanks again!
ANNA & DAVID - AUSTRALIA
I would like to extend a HUGE thank you for organising the best honeymoon itinerary! We had such a magical time and every place was wonderful in their own way. Our stay at each safari lodge together created a holiday of a lifetime! At Ebony Lodge Singita, the food was the highlight. Best springbok carpaccio eggs benedict that we have ever had! They had the most spectacular wine cellar with an array of South Africa’s finest wine selection. Sweni lodge Singita’s rooms were definitely the best rooms from all the lodges we stayed at, would of loved to stay longer! The highlight from Kleins Camp was the game! With one of the most memorable experiences of a walking safari, viewing everything from lion, elephants, buffalo, giraffes to zebras! Magical experience in the Safari’s, cannot wait to visit again!
Natasha & Johnny - Hong Kong
Thank you for the great trip planned! We have to say Babylonstoren was our favorite place to stay at Cape Town. We also fell in love with the bush! I am sure will be back again soon, we would love to see the Serengeti so will be in contact with you for our travel plans. Africa won’t be once in a lifetime trip for us, we will be back!
Allison & Cian Morrissey - Ireland
It was a pleasure dealing with Travel Concepts and we’d be delighted to deal with you again and would recommend you to anyone we knew going to that region. The Safari was the highlight! Shamwari is a brilliant game reserve. The accommodation, game drivers, food etc was all fantastic. We had a great time in Cape Town, the Pod hotel in Camps Bay was a brilliant little hotel! The staff are fantastic, very helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed every moment in Hermanus, lots to do and saw loads of Whales! Plettenburg bay was a real highlight. The Robberg Beach Hotel is a great spot, unreal location. Overall the holiday was amazing, trip of a life time! Thank you again!
Lisa & Darren Dowding - Australia
We had the most amazing time in Africa! Would have loved longer at Singita Faru Faru – I think from an overall experience that was our favourite. Having said that Kilindi Beach Resort was the best place to relax and do nothing – which is what we did! Thank you so much for all your help with the wedding and honeymoon – we will definitely be knocking on your door on our next trip to SA!
Marco & Jocelynne Cipolat - Johannesburg
Thank you again for assisting us with planning our honeymoon! I certainly did have a happy bride. Simply put, the resort, the villa, the food, the snorkeling and the service was top class. The staff at the resort where friendly and efficient, we had an exclusive level of privacy and the beach was out of this world. The little things make a big difference, for example our room was turned down differently each night adding to the romance. The wine selection was incredible, even by South African and Italian Standards!
Matthew & Rebecca Rowbury - England
The trip was fantastic. Mannabay – amazing place and service incredible. Babylonstoren – what a place, hospitality superb, setting amazing, great food… wonderful! Sanbona – Yanni our guide was incredible and we got to see lots of wildlife… the trip on the boat to see the Hippos an amazing experience. Thanks once again – I will and have recommended your services already!
Manuel Balsera & Family - Spain
Our stay was excellent we all loved the trip, so many thanks for everything I will be sending you some clients from Spain!. 🙂 Happy new year and I hope we meet in our next trip to South Africa.
Anna & David Bird - Australia
G’Day Mandi – thanks so much for everything you did for all of the travellers in the wedding and not least ourselves. It was a perfect itinerary and we enjoyed every moment. Now very sad to be sitting in Jo’burg departure lounge on the return to Singapore. Our itineraries to Botswana and Zambia were exceptional every step of the way – thank you! All went superbly well with the luggage; thanks so much for arranging it all! Now I would like to start to plan next year’s trip which was the “always desired” honeymoon of seeing the migration!
Urszula & George Kokosinski - Australia
Thank you very much for your help and hard work on Anna and David’s wedding and our safari. WE HAD A TRIP OF OUR LIFE TIME!!! Everything went smoothly from the moment we set our feet at the Cape Town airport till the flight home. We had wonderful accommodation at Victoria and Albert Hotel and the tour around the Cape was fantastic. The wedding was magic and the Manor at Vrede en Lust beautiful and very comfortable. Thornybush Game Lodge excided all our expectations. The game drives will live in our memory for the rest of our lives. You’ve got such a beautiful country and very friendly and hospitable people. We are sure we will be back! So THANK YOU Mandi and all your staff for making it such unforgetable experience.
Woolcock - UK
The safari was amazing. Saw pretty much everything except for rhino and a cheetah but every single drive was fantastic and memorable. The lodge was really wonderful and the facilities, staff/rangers/trackers were all great. The hippo watering hole was an absolute highlight. Cape Town was stunning – loved every moment! Auberge Clermont and the wedding were beautiful. Many thanks for your help. Your advice was invaluable and much appreciated.
Cano Family - Colombia
We had an unforgettable vacation to Cape Town followed by an incredible safari. Everything went smoothly with your advice and recommendations. Many friends have asked us about our trip and we will of course give them all our great input and experience as well as all the information so that they can contact you!
Joanna & Steve - Australia
We had an absolutely trip to Shamwari! The whole experience was absolutely fantastic from the moment we arrived. By far, a bush holiday is one of my favourite things to do. We had an excellent ranger names Headman and with his guidance, we managed to see the Big 5 on top of having the most fantastic sighting of a leopard. I would thoroughly recommend Bayathe, Shamwari and also your company.
Mercedes & Peter - Germany
Thank you again for all your help! It was fantastic, especially Mont Rochelle. We LOVED it! And the chef there – he is a magician! I had the best meal in my entire life and gave him 10 points out of 5! The POD was quite an experience, we loved the architecture. And thank you for the bubbly and chocolates. I will come back to you anytime – it was such a pleasure to be in touch with you!
Myrtho & Christian - Canada
We just wanted to thank you for all the bookings you did for us. The cars, he flights and most of all, the safari! We adored our stay at Kampama Buffalo Camp. It was simply amazing. Our trip to SA was amazing and we owe it in part to you. So again, thank you!
Karen & Peter Hidden - South Africa
Our honeymoon in the Maldives was super relaxing and incredible- like something out of a travel brochure. The resort was the perfect place to chill out and relax and then on to India. WOW, the people, the food and the sites were just incredible and beyond anything I ever expected. Mandi and the Travel Concepts team were a god-send and we can’t wait to book our next trip with them.
Natalie & Esty - UK
…The safari was amazing- the Pod hotel was fantastic… Cape Town was stunning, loved every minute of it. Auberge Clermont and the wedding were beautiful. This villa was great, the food was fantastic and the Franschhoek area so picturesque. Hopefully it will be the first of many trips to South Africa! Many thanks for all your help. Your advice was invaluable and much appreciated.
Becca & Evan - US
We had an amazing time in South Africa. We loved every second of our trip and the accommodations and service were incredible! Thank you all so much for putting together such an amazing experience for us.
Jackie Cooper - UK
I was very impressed with all the accommodation that you recommended to me. Both venues were lovely and we were treated extremely well.
Many thanks to you both for all your help. I would not hesitate in recommending either your company or either of the venues I stayed in to my friends. You live in a beautiful country and I would love to visit again.
Stuart & Jos Ness - Holland
We would like to let you know that our trip to South Africa was a wonderful experience and one of the best vacations that we have had, and all thanks to your expertise in recommendations and planning; it was brilliant!! From the Villa in Camps Bay to Kapama Lodge – where we spent our last night sleeping under the stars in the middle of the bush – everything went to plan and was on schedule. The wedding was spectacular! South Africa was not one of the places in the world that we had thought of visiting, but we are so glad that we did, and you played no small part in making it such a memorable and rewarding experience. We will be back!!
Torsten & Natalie Netzer - Germany
Our trip was awesome! We enjoyed very single day of it. The safari and the Hillsnek Lodge was the highlight – absolutely perfect! Besides that we enjoyed our time in the Winelands and in Hermanus. Franschhoek is such a beautiful place. Thanks again for everything.
Pamela Barber - UK
We had an amazing time. Lawhill was great, Robertson was fabulous in all respects and Sanbona absolutely outstanding. We were very lucky on the game drives as we got up close and personal with some of the animals and saw cheetah, giraffes, rhinos (stunning!) and elephant. All the experiences were absolutely amazing but heart racing. The accommdation was superb as was the hospitality. Would not hesitate in recommending it. Thank you for all your help and recommendations.
Gemma Brown & Jamie Ryder - UK
The safari and all the places on the Garden Route were really fantastic, thank you for all your suggestions. We managed to find the Olde Gaol in Swellendam after a while of searching. We didn’t see it at first as it was set back from the road behind some trees. We both had the chicken pie as you had recommended – it was delicious! Thanks again for all your help and useful suggestions!
Mirko Platz - Germany
Thank you very much for your help and hotel recommendations. Our stay at the Roberston Small Hotel was the best of the journey – amazing food!
Joanna & Stephen Kargotich - Australia
We had an absolutely brilliant trip to Shamwari! The whole experience was absolutely fantastic from the moment we arrived at the airport. By far, a bush holiday is one of my favourite things to do. There is nothing quite like it! Bayethe was fantastic – the service, the staff, the tented accommodation, the food, the set up. We had an excellent ranger who looked after us and we luckily managed to see the big 5 and had the most fantastic sighting of a leopard, which walked right in front of our vehicle! I would thoroughly recommend Bayethe, Shamwari and also Travel Concepts!
Paul & Kerry Galatis - SA
I am so sorry it has taken me so long to write to you. The dust is finally starting to settle after an amazing wedding and honeymoon. Mauritius was wonderful and the resort was first class. The service – top notch and the rooms, restaurants; beach – everything – was amazing! We had a spectacular time and I wanted to thank you for all your help in making it happen and for encouraging us to go to Trou Aux Biches.
Nigel Atkinson & Kate Wilkinson - UK
We had a wonderful time at Sanbona. Thank you for all of your help, everything went very smoothly indeed. We were very lucky with the game. We saw white lion cubs, which were very cute, as well as elephant, rhino, cheetah and a lot of antelope. The rangers were very knowledgeable and overall the experience was excellent! We will definitely be back before too long.
Deep & Gaurav Rastogi - India
We had a really intimate wedding-cum-honeymoon in SA and a big part of the reason we chose it for our special occasion was that I stumbled upon the website of Wedding and Travel Concepts. They were so responsive, quick to understand our taste and forthcoming in offering expert advice. After just a few email exchanges, I knew that we were in good hands. We stayed at the POD, La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek and the Sabi Sands at the Leopard Hills Lodge. It was so special! Thanks for putting in that extra word for us, we were just showered with attention everywhere we went; this was truly a romantic and memorable trip!
Emma Parry & Phil Jones - UK
Thank you again for your assistance in arranging what was a fantastic trip. Everything was perfect; the wedding went off without a hitch and after that Phil could then relax his best man duties over and done with! The wine tour was really good and Willeum our guide was really informative and tailored our trip accordingly. You were absolutely right about Plett and we could have easily spent another week there with so much to do and the canopy tour was stunning. The guest house was lovely and they were very helpful. Finally Jay Bay was amazing as was the surf!
Chris, Jess & Daisy Deverson - UK
We had the most amazing time on our SA adventure! The accommodation you arranged for us was superb and wholly appropriate in terms of our needs for little Daisy and the hospitality was second to none. The wedding was the perfect ending to the trip too. The highlights for us were that lovely honeymoon suite in The Walden House and Cape Town. We loved Plett too and would happily spend more time there and Addo and Oudtshoorn were great places to visit too. Many thanks for all your advice and hard work arranging our itinerary. We definitely have the ‘SA bug’ and can’t wait to come back sometime soon!
Chris Farrell & friends - UK
The less said about England’s world cup woes the better, but our first time in South Africa was magical and it really positively challenged and changed some of our preconceptions. Great advice from Travel Concepts on where to stay in Cape Town, what a fantastic city! The scenery, the food, the wine, the people and the World Cup vibe – amazing! But my personal highlight was the trip along the Garden Route and taking in the beauty of the region. I will certainly be back to do it again and will spend a little longer next time.
The Bardas family - Australia
We had a great time in SA! Thanks so much for your great suggestions, each stop was really memorable. The Garden Route & Riverbend experiences were the highlight for sure with plenty of surfing, exploring, wild animal sightings and beach side relaxation. We are definitely excited to come back and check out more of your amazing country, probably when the boys are a bit older. Thanks again and we really appreciate all the hard work!
Agnes and Frank Tennigkeit - Germany
We are back home safely and it was an awesome trip. Especially the hotels you chose for us on the Garden Route, they were magnificent! We will definitely come back to the Fynbos Ridge Cottage and enjoy the terrific scenery and family atmosphere. It was rated the best of all hotels by the whole family. The Abalone Guesthouse was also very nice. My husband had his shark diving experience – one for life! He also wants to come back with friends and do it again. We were all very pleased by your recommendations. We will definitely stay in touch in case we need your assistance for another vacation.
Patricia Clark - US
Travel Concepts arranged my trip to Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park for me and I just wanted to thank you for your fine work. The Falls and the two lodgings were spectacular and all the air/transfers went off without a hitch. I know you went to extra effort to accommodate the last-minute request and I wanted to thank you!
Mercedes Rosterg - Germany
Thank you so much again for all your help and all the bookings. It was fantastic, especially Mont Rochelle! I loved it! And the chef there… he is a magician! I had the best meal in my entire life! The POD was quite an experience, loved the architecture. And the beach was so close… it was really fun being there. And thank you for the bubbly, chocolates and massage, I will come back to Travel Concepts any time!
Laura & Andrew Dombrowski Steele - US
My adventurous trip to South Africa was the perfect combination of adventure, luxury, and romance. Travel Concepts planned my itinerary for the 14 day journey through South Africa, where it ended in Cape Town and where I was lucky enough to meet the team at Travel and Wedding Concepts
– an absolutely delightful group of people that truly know the ins and outs of the travel and wedding industry! I would like to personally thank you for the trip that you planned for my husband and me. It was a trip of a lifetime! The trip was amazing! Words cannot describe.
Jacques & Lauren Kotze - UK
Lauren and I are back in the UK and wanted to let you know that we loved our honeymoon! We enjoyed some spectacular food in Franschhoek and I think I gained 2-5kg just in those three days! The Bushmans Kloof’s room was very modest but the service is the best I have ever experienced and I don’t give out complements like that too easily. Thanks for your recommendations and I am sure I will be in contact with you in the future.
Rimple & Manesh Desai - US
To the dream team at Wedding and Travel Concepts – Manish and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You exceeded our expectations for what we had envisioned for our wedding weekend. We’ll obviously never forget it but most importantly each and every one of our guests will never forget it! Everyone had a fantastic time and that would not have been possible without your tireless efforts.
Hugh & Beverley Stevenson - UK
We can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given both ourselves and the Sturmeys. I am sure the trip would not have been the success it was, without you. Everything worked out well and we saw some wonderful things!
Kyle & Carla Dunn - SA
A huge thank you for relieving the stress of planning our honeymoon and for how everything ran from start to finish without any hiccups! After the stress of planning a wedding, we definitely wouldn’t have been able to do it so easily ourselves. As soon as we walked into the resort it was beyond our expectations! The food was amazing and the restaurants were very romantic. Our room was only a few steps away from the beach, so perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon! Thank you!
Magy & Cameron Beard - UK
Travel Concepts understood us and inspired us with their knowledge and tips and their infectious passion for Southern Africa. They recommended several choices and alternatives for us every step of the way and planned things in real detail for us. We felt very well looked after, all the way through the process. There were so many highlights of our trip but one that sticks in my mind was our visit to the battlefields of Isandwlana and Rourke’s Drift in KwaZulu-Natal.The whole trip was such a special experience that Magy and I got caught up in the magic of it all and decided to renew our marriage vows at the end of our stay at the gorgeous Palmiet Valley Lodge in the Cape Winelands.
Stephanie & Richard Pearce - UK
Rich and I got back yesterday, we just wanted to say thank you so much for organising a wonderful honeymoon and for the safari book, it was a lovely surprise. Also for all your help with the wedding arrangements… everything was fantastic. Tsala Treetop Lodge luxury suites were divine! We’ll definitely be coming to South Africa again so I am sure we’ll be in touch again. Thanks again for all your help.
Roxy & Aaron Ramtin - UK
We had a lovely time thanks so much! Really enjoyed our time in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch but the safari was even better! We loved Ngala and would definitely consider going back there in the future. We saw loads of animals and the staff were all great. Thanks for your help with booking the trip! We will definitely be in touch next time we plan to come out to SA. I have already recommended you to some friends!
Martin & Gina Becker - UK
Your arrangements regarding the airport transfer, Avis and Fairy Glen worked out 100 percent. Constantia Uitsig is paradise! This means we had a wonderful time in Cape Town! Thank you very much once again for all the bookings and recommendations you gave us during the last weeks. They led to an unforgettable vacation for us.
Richard & Kathy Chadwick - UK
Many thanks for putting together a great trip. We loved SA, the spectacular scenery, wonderful food and wines but especially the friendliness of everyone we met. The accommodation was great and our visit to Shamwari was fantastic, our guide Voyu, was excellent and found so much game and beautiful wildlife, plus he was so knowledgeable. Long Lee Manor was a fabulous place. We had such an interesting and varied stay despite the disappointing weather.
Mavis & Eric Hitchen - Dubai
Well what can we say? Your professional service regarding our accommodation and itinerary for Damian and Lorraine’s wedding far exceeded our expectations. The wedding venue at Stellenbosch was an experience of a lifetime and everyone who attended said it was the best occasion they had attended. The memories of our stay in South Africa will always be very special to us and we look forward to returning. Once again we thank you!
Janine & Iris Plum - Dubai
Using Travel Concepts to plan our honeymoon was one of the best decisions we have made during our wedding planning process. It was not hard to decide on the location as Mozambique held the key to our dreams. Private, natural beauty and capsulating sunsets! The local elements, sumptuous fresh food and luxurious rooms made for a perfect getaway. Thank you again!
Kai & Iris Dinse - Germany
We will come back soon to see more of amazing South Africa. This country made us breathless by its beauty and its variety. People, hotels, food and service made this trip even more special to us. Thank you Travel Concepts!
Katie & Ryan James - UK
A huge thanks to everyone at Travel Concepts for organising our incredible honeymoon in Mozambique. It really was the trip of a lifetime. From the moment we left our wedding to embark on the journey to Indigo Bay, everything ran like clockwork and we were so grateful that every detail was taken care of.