Africa and The Middle East
Hi, my name is Charlene Pieterse and I love travel. I have been in the industry for the past 14 years and live in Pretoria.
I am an independent travel consultant who can book anything, from your domestic flight to your Black Friday shopping trip in New York, to even a local tour in Gauteng.
My journey in travel started when I was doing domestic bookings as part of my duties whilst working as a project co-ordinator. I realised that I really enjoyed making travel arrangements and that is when the spark ignited and it was time for a career change. I then started working as a retail travel agent. When I first started, I had no sales experience and I have never previously worked in the travel industry. Now I have built up a wealth of travel knowledge and I am running my own travel business as a Travel Counsellor franchisee.
Luckily, all I needed was a willingness to learn and a passion for travel.
My second love is cooking and maybe one day I will do a professional cooking course as well. For now travel is my passion and my first priority and I have so much experience and I love it, travel is in my blood.
I have also been privileged enough to have travelled to London, Zanzibar, Mauritius, New York, Las Vegas, Turkey, Greece, Dubai, Thailand, Mozambique, Switzerland, Ireland and Scotland.
My ultimate goal is to provide exceptional service whilst making your travel dreams a reality.
When you book with me, it will be personal and only my best will be good enough.
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:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
18 September 2019
So, 2020 was not only an iconic year for the COVID-19 pandemic but also the year I turned 40. They say life begins at 40 and I couldn’t agree more. I am part of a tight knit group of friends and we all have our birthdays close together and we were all turning 40… We decided to go as a group of friends and to visit Thailand… oh what an adventure it was! We wanted to do all the activities that you can’t do with small children and that’s exactly what we did. Our adventure started on the...
11 April 2018
I was privileged enough to go on the MSC Sinfonia Cruise for our annual conference in March '18. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised as to how much fun it was. We sailed from Durban Port to the Portuguese Island return. This is a 3-night cruise. There really was something for everyone, couples, families and singles alike. There are even a few weddings that take place onboard the cruise and is also great for incentive groups and conferences. I really enjoyed all the variety of the restaurants and the endless choices for meals. Whether it be a quick pizza, or...
Sent in by Annette Herbst
Pretoria, 17 November 2021
After using many agencies, I came across Charlene. I have never worked with a person so professional yet so close and personal without stepping over the boundaries. She always goes the extra mile. She deserves 10 stars.
Sent in by Monami Jansen van Vuren
Pretoria, 19 March 2020
Excellent service received from Charlene. All arrangements from beginning to end was absolutely painless and made us feel very comfortable through this hard time. We will forever be thankful to Charlene for what she did for us and her support from beginning to end!
Sent in by Eunice Williams
Gauteng, 19 March 2020
I would most definitely recommend Charlene to all my family and friends. Thanks for always promptly responding to all my emails.
Sent in by Chrisna Strydom
Pretoria, 03 June 2019
Charlene is great, she is always willing to assist and to go the extra mile!
Sent in by Elizabeth Winterverster
Cape Town, 03 June 2019
Charlene, thanks for your excellent, professional, prompt service. I will definitely recommend your services to all my friends! Regards Mariet WinterVerster
Sent in by Rowene Johnston
Johannesburg, 12 April 2019
Dear Charlene I have been most fortunate to travel internationally for both business and holidays. The trip that you have arranged to Japan for my 17 year old son and me is the first time that I am travelling without the support/co-ordination of my corporate head office or my efficient husband. This means that if wasn’t for your professional service, I most probably would not have been able to put this fabulous trip together. I sincerely appreciate the fact that you were able to listen and understand to our needs and that through your extensive network you were able to make excellent recommendations regarding best flight and accommodation options. Wow, Charlene, you have shown exceptional customer service, thank you. I can tell that you are well trained, informed and genuinely work at offering your clients a personal service. I will be raving about you to friends and family and will have no hesitation in recommending you. With much appreciation Rowene Johnston
Sent in by Zanele Ngema
Johannesburg, 10 April 2018
I was introduced to Charlene before I had made plans for the study visit trip to Moscow. Charlene was very quick with quotes and she would take time to contact and explain to me what they entailed, which I really appreciated. She kept in contact with me every step of the way and she didn’t let me down. She arranged both my study visit and vacation. When I had landed in Moscow I contemplated changing hotels, and Charlene was very quick to respond which gave me comfort. She was always available and super quick and cared enough to check on my travels when I returned home. My family and friends will be using her for our future vacations.
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 079 214 3156