Africa and The Middle East
My name is Amanda van der Spuy. I am an independent Travel Counsellor, based in the Southern Midlands of KZN, and I have worked in the business and leisure travel industry for almost 32 years in South Africa.
I have a passion for travel and have personally travelled to most countries in Europe and within the Far East, the USA (I loved Disney World), Australia and more recently to Egypt and Jordan.
I am franchised to Travel Counsellors, which has over 1700 Travel Counsellors throughout the world and I have access to their combined support, expertise and experience, 24 hours a day.
Whatever your leisure travel needs are, I can assist you with a fast and efficient personal service and I offer a quick response to quotes and enquiries and up to date information on special offers and the best available deals.
In addition to this, I can save you the time and frustration of internet bookings. When the ash cloud hit, I was able to assist all my passengers quickly, however passengers who booked through the internet were left stranded.
For all your travel requirements give me a call.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
04 July 2012
In July 2012 I had the pleasure to travel to FORT COLLINS in Colorado...I flew with Emirates direct from Durban to Dubai and then onto Seattle, within a few hours I was on my way again to Denver and then had a road trip to FORT COLLINS. Emirates Airlines is a great airline with efficient staff both on the ground and in the air ...their flights were full and yet the level of service was of a high standard... My first impression of USA airports – is that they are bigger and better in the USA...the security is of a high...
17 May 2012
Mauritius – first thing that comes to mind is the green beautiful Palm trees, white sandy beaches and cocktails on the beach!! And all this is what you will get at the 5 Star Beachcomber Shandrani Hotel, which is just a 10 minute drive from the airport on the southern side of the island! The Shandrani Hotel is an impressive hotel with their reception lobby looking straight onto the ocean – and is so welcoming. This hotel has 327 rooms; which is made up of superior suites, deluxe rooms, family apartments and superior rooms – to accommodate everyone’s choice....
15 October 2010
Mauritius in October is a good time to visit ... Sunny days with some cloud cover ...and a little breeze to keep you cool!! We departed on Air Mauritius from Johannesburg to Mauritius , a comfortable 4 hour flight, they served us a late lunch with drinks, followed by a movie ...then you arrive in Mauritius ....the new airport is a pleasure to arrive at...customs as friendly as they are allowed to be ...and in no time we had our baggage. The transfer from the airport to our first hotel took about an hour and a half, on a...
01 March 2008
The flight from Johannesburg to Cairo on Egypt Air was on the new Airbus complemented with good food and service. The new terminal at Cairo Airport is impressive and efficient. We were met and transferred to Shepherds Hotel. The hotel is well situated and overlooks the Nile, and is within easy walking distance of the Egyptian Museum, and the city centre. The rooms are not modern but big and comfortable. The breakfast is generous and the staff very pleasant. Although this was my third visit to Egypt, I still enjoy going to the Khali Kali Bazaar, which...
Sent in by Karl and Lilian Van Rooyen
Byrne Valley, Near Richmond. KZN, 01 November 2011
Amanda van der Spuy is a very efficient, polite and a friendly Travel Counsellor and goes out of her way to accommodate your needs. We have no hesitation in recommending her as we have always been extremely happy with the way she has dealt with our travel plans.
Sent in by Annalie Kleinloog
Durban/Nottingham Rd, 11 October 2010
Distances shrink and time can stand still when Amanda attends to any travelling crisis! Of those I encounter many, being married to a non-obliging and non-voluntary forced traveller :-) Thank you for always answering any query, question and change in itinerary with a smile in your voice.
Sent in by Michael & Frances Thacker
Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal, 26 September 2010
Amanda has arranged overseas travels for us on at least three occasions and we have found her to go far beyond the course of her duties in making our trips stress-free and enjoyable. She is efficient and extremely caring and considerate. We would not even consider using anyone else to organize our trips as we have complete confidence in her professionalism and personal attention.
Sent in by Ross Cooper
Durban, 22 September 2010
Amanda booked my trip to Ecuador in South America which involved numerous connecting flights. The whole trip went very smoothly and she was always available when I made a few frantic after hour’s calls because of the time difference. If you want a hassle free and cost effective trip give Amanda a call!
Sent in by Tilda Tearle
Durban, 21 September 2010
Amanda recently organised our trip to Istanbul. We had an amazing holiday. Her service was excellent & we encountered no problems.
Sent in by Hugo van Zyl
Pretoria , 13 September 2010
Amanda, Your patience in allowing me to request so many changes, new alternative quotes and most of all your suggestions, based on my requests. At the end your suggestion (so cleverly done after reading my mind through my requests) turned out to be the best option! Now that is well done, no online faceless discount centre can provide me with that: Invaluable SERVICE, excellent service THANX!
Sent in by Heinz Kuhn
Hilton, 12 February 2010
Amanda's service to me has always been of on exceptional nature, whilst doing it for me in my official capacity, and now in my private capacity. I know that when I ask her to arrange something that it will get done, and that I do not have to concern myself with anything at all. Thank you for your excellent service, which is why I recommend you to everybody in need of a travel professional.
Sent in by Bruce and Karen Van der Byl-Knoefel
Kalk Bay, 11 February 2010
It's a testimony to her professionalism that after some ten years, Amanda is still our preferred "Travel Counsellor" even though we are usually hundreds and often thousands of kilometres apart. As further testimony, in the intervening years our Travel Counsellor has become a friend, but remains a totally professional operator, only a mouse-click away, to resolve our regular travel-riddles! Dankie Amanda!
Sent in by Pieter & Trish Nel
Pietermaritzburg, 28 May 2009
Amanda van der Spuy has been attending to all our travel requirements for the last 5 years. We have found her to be prompt and efficient and to give attention to detail which has resulted in relaxed and flawless travel for my husband and I. We can recommend her to anyone wanting travel arrangements made her behalf.
Sent in by Dave and Ena Ryder
Pietermaritzburg, 27 May 2009
My wife and I have relied on Amanda van der Spuy to help us with our various travel requirements over the past 10 years. We have found her to be highly knowledgeable on travel industry matters. She is very accommodating and has always given us quality service. She is helpful, patient and pleasant. Her outgoing friendly disposition and caring attitude always makes her a pleasure to deal with. She can certainly rely on our continued support. We have no hesitation in recommending Amanda to our family, friends and acquaintances for all their travel needs.
Sent in by Rodney Henwood
Lake Naverone, Underberg, 19 March 2009
I first met Amanda in the 1980’s when she did a booking for me to the USA & South America. I was very impressed with her industry knowledge and her attention to detail. I have followed her through 3 different Travel Agencies. She is an extremely capable and enthusiastic travel consultant, offering good practical advice. She has now started her own travel business & I will remain one of her clients.
Sent in by Tilda Tearle
Durban, 18 March 2009
Over the last few years I have used Amanda to arrange trips to Bangkok, Singapore, Vietnam, Buenos Aires and Rio. I left it up to her to do the air bookings, hotel bookings, transfers etc. Each trip has been a pleasure and the hotels she selected have been very good. I would recommend her as a travel agent.
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 082 321 8051