Africa and The Middle East
Welcome to my web page.
Travel has been my passion from the moment I boarded the plane to the UK where I lived, worked and travelled for 2 years. That was 20 years ago.
I have had the privilege to travel to Victoria Falls, Mozambique, Mauritius, Dubai, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bali, all over the UK and Scotland, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Canary Islands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Cook Islands, Australia, New Zealand, in the USA - Alaska, Caribbean, New York, Miami, Washington, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and in South America I have been to Brazil including the Amazon jungle, Peru and Argentina. I especially enjoy cruising and have cruised to Mozambique, Mauritius, Western Caribbean, Alaska and under the Northern lights in Norway.
Local is also lekker and I am always proud to showcase our beautiful country but there is still so much that I need to see and explore.
After I completed my studies in Travel I started my career working in prestigious hotels both locally and in London. This experience helped define my service excellence skills. When I returned back home to SA, I worked and managed travel retail stores for 6 years before moving into wholesale travel including product management.
After taking a year off to start my beautiful family I made the bold move to start my own travel business.
I am proud to have aligned my business with Travel Counsellors, an international home-based travel business. It allows flexibility, so I can meet at your convenience 24/7 in the event of an emergency. I have access to over 700,000 hotels worldwide, discounted airfare deals, car rental, tours and packages. I can alleviate the stress of arranging visas.
Another advantage to booking with me is our Financial Protection Plan. In the event of supplier insolvencies, be rest assured that your monies are protected through our Financial Protection Plan. My work and travel experience equips me to service your travel needs and to exceed your expectations.
I look forward to sharing travel stories with you and assisting to make your dreams become reality!
Stick with me and I will take you places :-)
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...
13 March 2019
I've just returned from a very special birthday spoil weekend away at Clifftop Exclusive Hideaway with my husband Des. It took us just over 3 hours to get there, and is located in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the malaria free Waterberg area. At the Welgevonden gates we were met by our friendly game ranger Jean who drove us up a steep ridge which eventually revealed the breathtaking views of Clifftop. The warm and friendly staff greeted us with wet towels and a refreshing drink. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of steak, halloumi and salad whilst taking in the views. The tables are spread...
12 December 2014
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Sent in by Debby Wait
Germiston, 06 May 2019
Angela was prompt and satisfied our families travel needs, for our holiday. Thank you for all your efforts Angela! You're a pleasure to deal with.
Sent in by Susanna DuPlooy
Van Riebeeck Park, 02 May 2019
Angela, what an absolute pleasure to work with you. I got your details from Neville who referred you. Being in the service industry myself I know how important it is for a client to feel special and you did that. I was so pleased to see how you care for us during the planning of our trip and really appreciate the patience you had with us. Your guidance and advice was amazing. In future all our travel plans will be done with you.
Sent in by Damian McKenzie
Parkmore, 13 March 2019
Angela has attended to every need prior to this holiday. This holiday has been very easy. I have dealt with many travel agents and Angela has been the best by far!
Sent in by Nicolette Van Bebber
Bryanston, 13 March 2019
Fantastic service! Efficient, friendly, professional! Highly recommended!
Sent in by Meaghan Lennox
Glenvista, 13 March 2019
Angela has been so fantastic in helping me with all my travel arrangements.Thank you for always helping me out and for the fantastic assistance and support. I have recommended her to my friends and family. Keep up the fantastic work Angela, Thank you so much xoxoxo
Sent in by Ilana Baragwanath
Parkmore, 13 March 2019
Angela was fantastic and went above and beyond to make sure all my travel needs were met. Thank you for the wonderful service. I would definitely recommend Angela and will be personally contacting her again for my future travel needs.
Sent in by Callum Pitout
Knysna, 13 March 2019
Thanks for the amazing personal service. Above and beyond! Amazing
Sent in by Tracey Urquhart
Bedfordview, 13 March 2019
Best service, best lady, best holidays.
Sent in by Joey Clifford
Alberton, 13 March 2019
Could not have asked for better service Angela is the best.
Sent in by Gareth Balia
Sunninghill, 13 March 2019
Angela is always a delight to deal with. She is always available no matter the time and provides value adding advice .
Sent in by Andre Strydom
Midrand, 13 March 2019
Best travel service ever from anyone.
Sent in by Jade Dos Santos
Primrose, 13 March 2019
Best Customer Service - Beyond Accommodating to every need - Thank You.
Sent in by Sharon Findlay
Meyersdal, 13 March 2019
Angela is just the best Travel Consultant ever. Nothing is too much for her and she always goes out of her way to book something to suit our needs. I would recommend Angela in a heartbeat. Thanks Ang, my mind is always at ease when I book with you.
Sent in by Tanya Jacobs
Kempton Park, 27 August 2018
I would just like to thank you a million times over for making this trip possible for us. You responded to my requesting a quotation within 24 hours. Your quotation was available within a heart beat. Your amendments to the quote to meet our needs were dealt with in a professional and friendly manner. Your quote was THE BEST! Nothing was too much for you to sort out! Our requirements were met a thousand times better than what I could ever imagined! Thank you for all your advise and checking up and in on us. Our trip was really without stress just because of all your love and care and excellent service! The hotel stays were magnificent and everything that we needed as a family. Thank you for also arranging our boarding passes on both legs of our journeys which made that process at the airports painless too. We would gladly recommend your services to family and friends wanting to travel. We will also make use of your excellent service in the future. You are now part of the Jacobs family and their travelling plans! Apologies for taking so long to thank you properly for all you have done. We appreciate everything and will need another holiday soon being back in this hectic world called “life.”
Sent in by Natalie McElvenny
Gauteng, 04 July 2017
Angela, thank you for always going the extra mile when organizing our holiday trips. x x x
Sent in by Sharon Findlay
Johannesburg, 04 July 2017
Angela is an absolute 5 star travel agent. Nothing is ever too much for her. She is organised and knows the business backwards. Angela always gets us good deals that suit our family. I am never anxious when I have booked a trip with her as everything falls perfectly into place, she doesn't miss a thing. Thank you Angela for all your enthusiasm and great attitude towards your work. You make travelling a breeze!!
Sent in by Carol Lewis
Ekurhuleni, 04 July 2017
The service we received from you Angela was phenomenal. You followed up, came back and kept us up to date with everything from the time we booked until we left and even after that, while we were away, you kept in touch. All in all it was probably one of the best trips we have ever been on and I would never use anyone else but you Angela to do our bookings. Thank you so very much.
Sent in by Cheryll Sanders
Edenglen, 13 June 2017
I have just arrived back from an amazing holiday.. Thank you to Angela Symons from Travel Counsellors for arranging the cruise. .flights..accommodation.. excursions etc. Even down to checking in our baggage when we were overseas. You are a super star Angela.. I highly recommend Angela for all of your travel needs.
Sent in by Lisa Slooten
Randpark Ridge, 13 June 2017
If you're looking for someone who is professional, helpful and 100% committed to making a dream trip a reality- then look no further than engaging with Angela Symons! Brad & Josh are now on 'countdown' for their Contiki Tour in July. Angela- thank you for all you have done!
Sent in by Chantel Neveling
Potchefstroom, 19 April 2017
Hi Angela, They are back, and they haven't stop talking about the trip! They were very impressed with the excellence service they received - everything was perfect! But............ the trip was too short and they wanted to stay another two weeks :-) Your service and assistance was the key to making this dream come true for them. Thank you very much for everything. We would gladly refer people to you! Blessed evening, Chantel
Sent in by Kenneth Francis
Brisbane, 19 April 2017
Just a note to say thank you for the outstanding organisation with regards to my recent trip to Africa. Everything went off without a hitch and I really value your professionalism and kind, friendly approach. The elephant sanctuary was great. I am now safely back in Australia and happily reunited with my Harley. Kind regards Ken
Sent in by Carol Lewis
Ekurhuleni, 10 March 2017
I have just been so impressed with your service, your professionalism and your thoroughness. You keep coming back to us, advising us of more information, of things we need to look out for, of what is available and different options. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you thus far. Thank you
Sent in by Bruce Lennox
JHB, 29 January 2016
We were very happy with the service received from start to finish on our December 2015 holiday to Thailand / Singapore. It ran smoothly with no hitches at all. We have no problem in recommending Angela and have already booked our 1st trip of 2016 through her.
Sent in by Glenn Bradford
Bedfordview, 23 June 2015
June 2015 Having had a good experience with Travel Counsellers previously from a West Rand consultant, it was automatic that we should make use of the organisation again. Living in Bedfordview we chose to use a local agent for the sake of convenience. We therefore contacted Angela Symons for a proposal to assemble a 6 week complicated trip to the USA. From day one we were “blown away” by her enthusiasm, knowledge and good advice. Needless to say we booked the trip through her and are very impressed with her service and attention to detail. Without hesitation I do recommend her to anyone requiring travel arrangements booked locally or abroad. Glenn Bradford (082 880 3000)
Sent in by Amanda Doherty
Johannesburg, 28 April 2015
Thank you for booking Mauritius for us, the trip was amazing. You did a brilliant job. Hopefully we will book again soon! I look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Keep up the good work.
Sent in by Carlene Brink
Benoni, 22 April 2015
I would like to take this opportunity to “Thank You” for going the extra mile with my Holiday to Australia, for bearing with me through all the changes, your willingness to help, your invaluable advise and for taking care of my visa application.
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 084 505 4545 **