Based in Eldorado Park

Astrid Harrison

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It's Nice To Meet You

Welcome. I am Astrid, a Travel Counsellor based in Eldorado Park, South of Johannesburg.

I have more than 18 years of experience in the travel industry. In 2017, I started my own franchise business with Travel Counsellors. I have always loved to travel and experience new cultures. Therefore, becoming a Travel Counsellor was a natural progression. I’ve gained much experience and knowledge that will enable me to make your holiday one to remember.

I have travelled to the United Kingdom, the USA, UAE, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Mauritius, Brazil, Victoria Falls, Bali, Maldives, and throughout South Africa. Experiencing the Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore, and a milestone birthday in the Maldives have been my most memorable holidays.

What I love about being a Travel Counsellor is having the ability to create and assist you with travel arrangements that will leave you with lasting memories. I am ready to create your dream holiday. I have access to over 700,000 hotels, airfares, car rentals, tours, and packages, and find a holiday that suits you will be easy for me.

I hope to share my passion for travel with you and help you make some special travel memories.


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Bucket list travel


These ladies are off in September on a bucket list trip of a lifetime & I'm honored to be a part of it...

My Blog

I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.

Bela Bela family getaway

16 February 2021

After a tough year of not going anywhere (2020) my family and I spent a few relaxing days at Warmbaths, a Forever Resort. Road tripping with my family always allows us to share stories and laugh, a great distraction on a very busy route. We arrived early afternoon. The check-in process took a bit longer than usual as we all needed to complete forms and to be screened due to COVID policies. The check-in staff are always so friendly and cheerful. When we finally got into the chalet, it was like everybody could finally move into "holiday-mode" including my 9-month-old nephew. The 10-sleeper self-catering chalet was perfect for my big family, it had so much space and everything that one needs to prepare meals. The entire chalet was neat. There is a cleaning service each morning which is optional. Everything you need is supplied in the chalet, from pots to cutlery to crockery. The bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces were spacious enough for everyone. Not once did we feel like we were stepping on each other's toes. As soon as everyone got settled, within minutes, my daughters were ready to be beside the pools. Because of COVID, the number of people staying at the resort was limited. Day visitors were also not permitted to enter. However, the atmosphere was relaxed, there was no anxiousness when my daughters went to different pools/rides because there weren’t so many people. The food that we purchased from the different vendors was plentiful and delicious. And even if you forget to bring something along, like Aromat, there are a lot of shops nearby to get all you need. The resort also has an onsite convenience store that operates at certain times. They sell everything from cooldrink, chips, chocolates, toilet roll, souvenirs and more... The Hydro is a must when you go to the resort, the warm water relaxes your tired muscles and helps aid good sleep. They also offer an array of beauty treatments like facials, mani's, pedi's and massages that one can book during your stay. Forever Resorts Warmbaths is a great getaway spot for families for a weekend or week.

Carnival magic in Rio

18 June 2019

Rio de Janeiro has always been on my bucket list since I was 15 years old. Finally I got to go this year for my birthday in March when the Rio Carnival was in full swing. I travelled business class on LATAM Airlines from Johannesburg via Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and it was an amazing experience. The food, cabin crew and entertainment on the aircraft was great though their product needs a little updating. Upon arrival in Rio, I was greeted by the most enthusiastic driver that I have ever met, for my transfer to my hotel in Copacabana. The hotel that I stayed at was situated right opposite Copacabana Beach so the views were amazing. The hotel offer their guests an exclusive service of beach chairs, assistance and umbrellas on the beach, so there was no need to purchase these. On the beach there are these make shift bars that serve the most delicious drinks like pineapple caipirinhas, and once you purchase a drink from them, they offer a WIFI code so you can post all your pictures. For purchases on the beach, I would suggest using cash rather than your card, just for safety. The hotel, for the time period during the Carnival also had their own security which made me feel real safe. While in Rio, I also did some sightseeing. I visited the icon of Rio, the Jesus My Redeemer. Seeing this statue was just so awe inspiring, I just could not believe that I was standing at the feet of the magnificent statue. I arrived there just after 1pm so there was a rather massive crowd trying to take iconic pictures of the statue. I also visited the Selaron Steps and Maracanã Stadium. It was finally time for the Carnival! Many hotels are able to pre-arrange transfers to and from the Carnival to ensure that guests have a safe experience in getting to and from the Sambadrome. I would highly recommend taking advantage of this as its cheaper than catching a normal taxi or uber and its also safer because you'll know exactly who the driver is. It's quite important to remain alert while walking to the Sambadrome and being inside while watching the Carnival as the crowds are massive. I travelled with little as possible and had a little sling bag that contained essentials like my phone, money and hotel address. The experience of the floats, dancers, music and food at the Sambadrome were proudly Brazilian. I had so much fun dancing with strangers trying to do my own version of the Samba. One thing I learnt about the Brazilian people, they love their culture and take so much pride in it. They enjoy sharing this with visitors and that is just one of the reasons why I will definitely visit this city again.

F1 experience in Singapore

04 June 2019

Experiencing the F1 Singapore Grand Prix cannot be put into words, but I’ll try to share this bucket list travel destination. The grand prix is in September, it’s the only day and night street circuit race on the entire F1 calendar. I spent 5 days in Singapore and stayed at a very well located hotel, which was just the perfect choice. Not only could I see the circuit from my room, but I could hear the cars. Another bonus was that it was just a short walk away from great shopping mall. This city is amazing and its underground network of trains run like clockwork, they are always on time, they are clean and most importantly, it is safe. I had pit grandstand tickets, which is only accessible through gate 1 so I had to take a train from a station close to the hotel to another stop which was close to gate 1, all in just under 10 minutes. You can enter through the other gates however the walk to the pit grandstand would be a long one. With having access to the pit grandstand, I also had free access to the Singapore Flyer which is a great birds eye view of seeing the race. Being seated across the pit was an amazing experience. From hearing the engines being started to having all the teams line up on the grid for the start. I got to see some of the F1 drivers up close like Riccardo, Leclerc and Raikkonen walk to the circuit on the race day. These guys are on another level and they always acknowledge their fans… My favorite part of the trip was race day at the track. The food, the shopping at the merchandise stores, the live music and the atmosphere was amazing. I felt safe the entire time in Singapore. I returned to my hotel every morning at 2am because there was just so much to do. This city is definitely on my “visit again” list for the future.

The exhilirating road to Old Trafford

17 April 2018

My husband and I celebrated his birthday in May 2016 by heading off to the UK to watch the last game of the English Premier League season, Manchester United vs Bournemouth at Old Trafford. We spend 1 day and 1 night in London. We stayed at the Bloomsbury Park hotel in London. We started our day off with breakfast at the Starbucks next door and then it was a full day of sightseeing as it was my husband’s first international trip. The best way to see any city is the Hop-On-Hop-Off buses. We visited Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Tower of London and my favorite, Madame Tussauds. We also walked a lot through the streets and decided to make our way back to our hotel as we had an exciting train ride the following morning. We made our way to Euston Station where we boarded a Virgin train to Manchester. We pre-purchased our First-class train tickets before leaving South Africa, so we had a seamless experience. First class on board the Virgin train is so relaxing, and the countryside scenery is beautiful. When we arrived at Manchester train station, we hopped in a taxi for a short ride to our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express. This hotel is just what you need, it has a great location, great staff and good breakfast. The following morning, after breakfast, we took a taxi to the cricket venue for our Matchday VIP Experience. The cricket stadium and venue are merely a 5-minute walk from Old Trafford. At the Matchday VIP Experience we had a 3-course lunch, champagne and watched an interview with a former Manchester United player and photos with Fred the Red and the triumphant game where Manchester United beat Bournemouth. And, the cherry on the cake while standing in the rain, we managed to get 5 signatures from 5 of the players. Chris Smalling and Juan Mata to name a few... If you love watching Premier League soccer, visiting your team's home ground is definitely a once in a lifetime experience!

My customer stories

Sent by J Lekoto

Astrid, I would like to take a moment to thank you for helping me with my trip to Singapore, I traveled well with no hassle to and fro. Your expert knowledge and professionalism made it all easy for me and I value and appreciate it. I will certainly be in contact again for all future trips. Keep up the good work!

Sent by A Brothers

First of all, let me thank you for designing such a wonderful and memorable trip. For suggesting that we do the city tour bus ride. Ever since we got in touch with you, I could see your commitment in making our trip memorable & the best it could be. It was indeed a smooth sailing for us. Everything was available to us at ease. Having the app made things so easy. You put so much of yourself into our trip to the States, from arranging our visa applications/appointments, sorting out our flights & making every moment special. The best was when you joined us for our trip, not many consultants do that. The friendship & trust that was created is bonus. I appreciate you & your service, & will definitely recommend your services to others.

Sent by Astrid Dickson

Hi Astrid Hope you well… this is rather overdue. Rather late, than never... Astrid, just want to thank you with the entire process on organizing our trip to USA-Dallas Texas. The immense amount of planning for the 11 people was perfectly executed. All the flights, cross checking our paperwork, checking us in, embassy bookings etc. I cannot possibly be more thankful and grateful for the support you have given us during this time. “My TC” app, absolutely a great tool!! Astrid, we appreciate all your hard work. It was truly the trip of a lifetime. Thank you!”

Sent by L Hermanus

"I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Mauritius and it was an incredible experience! My travel agent (Astrid) was absolutely fantastic. She took care of every detail, ensuring that my trip flowed smoothly and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Her attentiveness and professionalism made the entire journey stress-free. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. Thank you for making my trip unforgettable!

Sent by Debbie Du Preez

The service was exceptional.

Sent by s Mahlatjie

Astrid came to my aid and very last minute and made it happen for us. I mean doing things very last minute that she worked until in the evening, and when she woke up first thing in the morning, she was still online assisting us and making sure that we got all the assistance that we needed to try and make our visa application as best as possible. Grateful for passionate service.

Sent by Mary-Anne Moyo

Thank you for choosing a location that spoke to the state of my mind at that time. Greatly appreciate your assistance. Stay blessed.

Sent by E Hlatswayo

Astrid thank you so much for excellent service all the time. From day one, you have been a great help and I recommend you to anyone who wishes to travel with Class and Comfort. Travel Counsellors are the best and Yes, With You...It's Personal??

Sent by E Hlatswayo

Astrid is extremely helpful and patient, she is not opposed to change and ensures that the customer is satisfied.

Sent by R Kola

My husband & I were extremely grateful and blessed with the excellent service that we received from Astrid. In this day of age it's very rare to receive such amazing service. From the onset of making contact Astrid's service was professional, efficient, friendly. Astrid was very helpful and extremely pleasant. The after sales service was just as great. We have recommended her to friends and family. We will definitely be using Astrid's services in the near future. We highly appreciated all that you have done for us. Thank you so much. The Kola's

Sent by K Sauls

Astrid provided excellent service. She was very attentive to our needs and responsive to our enquiries. We look forward to collaborating with her in the future.

Sent by K Fisher

Great service! We gave Astrid a very short turnaround time, yet she still found us the best deals. Astrid was always willing to help and was very friendly.

Sent by H Khanyile

I love the personal touch and Astrid connects with me in a way that meets all my leisure and travel requirements. She's mindful of my budget and I really appreciate the advice and value for money packages she compiles for me. Both my daughters also use her services. Thank you for always going above and beyond Astrid.

Sent by Paul Theunissen

I would like to thank Astrid Harrison from Travel Counsellor for the extra special care and for the service that she gave me when arranging all my travel needs during this difficult time of the pandemic. Astrid did everything to arrange flights to bring me back home to my family. I am happy with the deals/service that she gave me. Astrid your professionalism goes far beyond expectation. Thank you so much.

Sent by Dean Retief

We had the wonderful experience celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary at a weekend breakaway venue which was recommended and selected by our travel consultant. The service we received was second to none. This made this special celebration memorable. Our travel consultant, Astrid Harrison comes highly recommended.

Sent by Carey Maharaj

Astrid is my travel agent sent straight from the heavens. She always finds the most divine and affordable deals at the most beautiful places. I honestly could not recommend anyone else. The best of the best, truly. I cannot wait for her to plan my next adventure

Sent by Alvene Adams

I never knew a more efficient, confident and audacious woman. Astrid always goes the extra mile, I love working with her, she is my type of women. She is solutions driven and gets you the best results. I would recommend her any day, to take care of your Business and leisure travel. She is excellence personified. Thank you, Astrid, so much for all you have, and your business has done for me.

Sent by Michelle Macfarlane

Astrid goes above and beyond to assist at all hours, especially in emergencies! Her caring manner and efficient, cost effective travel solutions are something upon which my business relies. You don’t need to shop around for quotes, you can trust you are getting the best possible deal. I highly recommend her for all your personal and business travel requirements.

Sent by H Khanyile

I travelled with a German friend and she was blown away with the level of service Astrid provided. 6 star rating Astrid. Thank you for making our break such a stunning experience.

Sent by Anthony Lister

Now that I am back I really want to thank you for the amazing service. All the arrangements were flawless and both Björn and I had an amazing time. So lovely to be able to rely totally on your service. It's a wonderful reflection of you and your dedication to your clients and a stunning example of putting BNI teaching into practice. I will certainly be recommending Travel Counsellors and you to others. Thanks again and lots of love.

Sent by Tarryn Coetzee

Dearest Astrid, I just wanted to say such a very big thank you to you for all your assistance, guidance and most of all your efficiency with booking all our family tickets to New Zealand, your service has been outstanding and professional. I am so grateful to have found you. I have used you on a few occasions to arrange my family travels and I have been ever so impressed with your confirmation emails, questions and guidance as well as your referrals for visa applications. Your service has been outstanding and I will be using you in the future. Thank you kindly for everything that you have done for my family and I.

Sent by G Oliphant

Astrid is very professional yet very caring and supportive. I had a very convenient and stress-less experience. Well done Mrs Harrison

Sent by J Moses

Astrid is always such a star and exceptionally efficient.

Sent by P Lalla

Astrid has rendered an excellent service. I will definitely make use of her services in the future.

Sent by Terence Long

Astrid provided the best support I've ever received, also putting up with my own problems and helping me find the best solution!

Sent by Janene Veldman

Booking with Astrid was an absolute pleasure simply because of her efficiency and professionalism. She kept me up to date at all times and accommodated all my requests. Her response to emails was swift with results following soon afterwards. I would definitely use her services for all our future travels.

Sent by Charlene Firmin

Astrid is so helpful, she is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure her clients are happy. One thing I took away from her work is her passion for what she does. You doing a fantastic job Astrid, keep it up!

Sent by G Perry

Astrid, I would just like to thank you for the wonderful service on my travel enquiry. Your response was professional, friendly and prompt. The quotes and information was simple yet comprehensive. I'll be sure to contact you again as well as to refer others to you. Keep up the great work!

Sent by Musa Ndlovu

After months of contemplating whether to tick off my "Eat, Pray, love" bucket list, I decided to go for it. Not being a fan of admin, I dreaded the tedious planning of my trips but thank God Astrid came to my rescue. She was a great help and I felt even more excited as I saw her bring my dream to life. What a pleasure it has been planning my trip with you. I can't wait to add more adventures to my bucket list.

Sent by Odilile Ayodele

Working with Astrid was such a pleasure. She not only found the most cost-effective plane ticket; she quickly worked out a trip with the shortest wait times. Moreover, she gave me great advice about accommodation, and the best time to check-out of the hotel so I don’t wait in the airport for hours on end - I hadn't even thought that far yet. Not only am I looking forward to my trip, but I am already dreaming of the next adventure that she is going to plan for me.

Sent by Sanchia Adam

I'd like to thank Astrid for the amazing job she did in getting me to Sri Lanka. She was on the ball with getting me the best flights and seats at the right price. I appreciated her always being available to answer questions and being efficient in responding. She even messaged me after in Sri Lanka to ensure my safe arrival. I travelled with ease knowing that I didn't have to worry and that I just needed to be at the airport on time. I will definitely use Astrid's services again in future.

Sent by Philip Kraft

Astrid was fast, friendly and the accommodation was just what I needed. I will use her service all the time.

Sent by Paulo Neves

Thank you for such an amazing service and all the attention to detail to ensure that we got on the flight. With only 2 and a half hours notice of me calling you (due to a sad family emergency), you made it possible to get me on a flight. Thank you for being so professional and caring, it is highly appreciated! It was such an amazing blessing to be able to call you and you took it from there. I have already referred you to just about every body I know...

Sent by Leanne Dlamini

Working with Astrid has been an absolute pleasure. She was very helpful, efficient and made sure she took care of our requirements no matter what time of day or night it was. I will definitely be using her services again in the near future and have already recommended her to a few friends and family. Thank you for the great service Astrid. Looking forward to many more trips with you."

Sent by Eleanor Kistan

I recently had to plan a trip to Cape Town. I searched for flights on all the local airlines, but struggled to find the exact dates and times that I wanted to travel. In sheer desperation I contacted Travel Counsellors to assist me. I had the pleasure of being assisted by Astrid Harrison. I told her exactly what I needed, and a couple of hours later, I had my flight details. She also checked us in online for both legs of the flight which made the trip a lot less stressful. She assured me that should I encounter any emergencies, she would be available 24 hours to help. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who plan to travel local or international.

Sent by Warren Hero

Good day I wanted to write this short note from us to thank you for the warm an engaging service that you recently extended to us for our European holiday. The accuracy, detail and consistency enabled us to be at ease as Mellissa travelled by herself to join me in Italy. The value that we derived in the context of the cost implication made it all the more enjoyable. Mellissa was so pleased with your service that she offered a couple from Malaysia and India your details and assured them that you would be able to deal with their travel plans – comprehensively! Expect to hear from them as they arrange their safari adventures. Regards Warren