Africa and The Middle East
Greetings from the Helderberg!
My name is Chantal and I'm a born and bred KZN girl. Having recently relocated to the beautiful mountainous region of Somerset West, I'm thrilled to build a new client base in the area and to continue assisting my existing clients in making their holiday dreams a reality.
I have worked in travel for the past 7 years, starting as a Travel Consultant at a large retail agency in Hillcrest and most recently as a Sports Travel Consultant at a large wholesaler. I have loved working in leisure travel and have experienced some of the most unique and beautiful destinations during my career.
My favourite experience to date has been trekking with the gorillas in Uganda in 2017. Being in the company of those gentle giants was an experience that is unrivalled and a memory I will always cherish! I've also been fortunate enough to travel to Mauritius, Turkey, Jordan, Thailand, Maldives, Russia and Japan. Experiencing a destination first-hand is such a vital part of what I do, so that I can provide the best recommendations and suggestions for my clients.
Prior to working in travel, I lived and worked in New York, Dubai, Shanghai and Hong Kong. I thrive on life in the big city and gained a broader perspective on life in different parts of the world.
I’m looking so forward to working with you on your individual travel requirements and tailor-making your dream holiday. I hope to hear from you soon!
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:-
The events of the past year have taught us the value of spending quality time with family and friends. As we look forward, I'll continue to be there for you!
Modern and fully equipped accommodation at Lang Elsie's Kraal Rest Camp in Bontebok National Park. Definitely worth a visit!
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
19 February 2021
Just outside the quaint town of Swellendam and at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, lies the Bontebok National Park. The smallest of the 18 National Parks in South Africa, this little slice of serenity is the perfect escape from city life for either a day visit or an overnight stay. Having visited most of the SANPARKS in Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, I was curious to get a sense of this Cape park. It is home to the once-threatened Bontebok and boasts several antelope such as Red Hartebeest, Cape Grysbok and the ever-elusive Grey Rhebuck. The open plains and gentle rolling...
27 August 2020
I've always been one to enjoy places off the beaten track and Darling is a destination that is still quite undiscovered. A small, rural farming village in the Cape West Coast, this little gem has everything you need for a quick getaway from Cape Town city life or for a stopover en route to the West Coast. Pieter Dirk-Uys, the famous South African satirist, calls this town home and performs his Evita Bezuidenhout shows from a cabaret venue and restaurant in Darling. How to get there: Take a leisurely 90 minute drive from Cape Town along the R27, the West Coast Highway....
01 November 2019
Tokyo – the name alone conjures up images of a high-speed metropolis bursting with activity. I was lucky enough to travel to Tokyo in November 2019 to experience the Bokke take on the English at the Rugby World Cup Final. Flight to Tokyo: We flew on Singapore Airlines via Singapore. Great to fly direct for 11 hours to Singapore, followed by a short layover, and then a 7-hour leg to Tokyo. The vibe in the plane was electric with loads of South African supporters singing ‘Shosholoza’ throughout the flight…earplugs were needed for some of the passengers hoping to catch some shut...
Sent in by Tamlyn Duncan
Cape Town, 28 May 2021
Chantal made our holiday booking an absolute breeze. She dedicated so much time and attention to finding the best rates and ensuring all our requests were considered, all while remaining so friendly and professional. If you want to take the stress out of travelling, I highly recommend approaching Chantal!
Sent in by Paula Steyn
Assagay, 14 April 2021
Chantal was so efficient with my request when I contacted her looking for a relaxing weekend away for my husband and I. She was pleasant to work with and came up with some great options that were in line with my specific requests and budget. Once we had chosen our destination she made the booking process so easy and straightforward. The weekend itself was fabulous and I appreciated her checking in with me to make sure that everything was going well. Thanks so much!
Sent in by Madeleine Gunn
Tunbridge Wells UK, 16 February 2021
I thank Chantal for stepping up and taking care of me with my flight to the UK, last Friday 12 February. She was patient and reassuring with all her messages, emails and phone calls regarding my booking. She did many quotes which finally resulted in a booking. She encouraged me that she was there for me the whole week, while I was preparing for my flight. Chantal was willing to assist me with almost everything, even finding the best place to get my Covid-19 test done correctly and efficiently, ensuring I received my results within the 72-hour time frame. Even with the documents requiring me to complete and there were many, too many for my liking, but had to be done. Chantal continued to stay in touch and encouraged me through all this. She wished me a safe journey on Friday morning before I left for the airport and as always reminded me to phone her if I needed help. Even when I arrived at Heathrow Airport, Chantal sent me a message to check that I had arrived safely. Chantal is a caring and willing person, it was evident in all she did for me from the start of our WhatsApp messages and all the emails and telephone calls in between my arriving here in the UK. Thank you, Chantal. God bless you for your caring heart.
Sent in by Maureen Rogers
Paarl, 15 February 2021
Chantal is a very efficient, organized and friendly travel agent. She was quick to source exactly what we asked for at competitive prices. I would highly recommend her services!
Sent in by Zandri De Jonge
Somerset West , 21 September 2020
It was such a great experience working with Chantal. She did all the heavy lifting when it came to the planning and organization of the trip - it felt effortless from our side. My husband and I had an amazing time and we will definitely be using Chantal in future! Thanks so much.
Sent in by Olivia Britz
Paternoster, 01 September 2020
I recently visited Paternoster, which was the most unexpectedly magical place. We will definitely be going back there, it is a paradise and is highly recommended for a getaway to relax, to have some fun, to do stuff and to unwind and to appreciate all that beauty. Thank you Chantal what a perfect recommendation. I appreciate that you constantly met with me, prior to taking this trip, to ensure that we found the perfect location for a much needed get away for some fun and relaxation and beauty all in one!
Sent in by Shirley Matthey
Klapmuts, 12 August 2020
Chantal has done an amazing job that no other travel agent has ever done for me. She knows what she is doing, and I will, in any circumstance, use Chantal and promote her and her business! I am just so grateful for everything that she has done for me.
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 071 374 5850