Africa and The Middle East
Thank you for visiting my website and welcome to Travel Counsellors, the Travel Company, that meets your expectations as a valued customer.
As a business owner - my professionalism, dedication and concierge service has brought me many coveted Awards. Best Travel Counsellor in South Africa for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Gold Travel Counsellor status, Top Ten Beachcomber Premier Award for 2006, 2007 & 2009 and Top Beachcomber Consultant Award for 2007, 2008 & 2009.
These achievements are a result of the continued support from my loyal customers, their colleagues, family and friends.
As part of the Travel Counsellors group we have enormous buying power and I have access to over 700,000 hotels around the world, great airfare deals, tours and holiday packages to destinations of your dreams! How about waking up to the rhythm of the tropics; visiting one of the Indian Ocean Islands of Mauritius, the Seychelles or Madagascar to name just a few...
Uplift your soul, take a cruise on the Mediterranean, walk through the markets in Egypt, steeped in ancient history or see the happiness on your child’s face when they enter the Magical Kingdom of Disney World, Ski on the slopes of the Alps, relax on the beaches of Phuket, enjoy a night safari in Singapore, where as the sun sets, a different world with long lasting memories comes to life!
Take a train trip and be awed by the Rocky Mountains, enjoy the amazing views in Canada. Be astounded at the vibrancy in Rio and Las Vegas, visit the amazing cities of New York, Chicago, London, Paris and Venice to mention just a few, or simply take a weekend break to one of the many local Lodges, Hotels or Resorts in Southern Africa.
A unique difference that sets me apart is that I am available to assist you with these deals at a time that is convenient to YOU!
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...
31 December 2008
Travelling within South Africa can be a wonderful experience and an amazing discovery. With a country so vast in beauty and splendour it is worth taking time out to experience what this beautiful country has to offer. Our trip to the Drakensberg came after a very active year-end holiday in Umhlanga on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It was to be a time of relaxation and reflection on the year to come. It turned out to be one of the most amazing short holidays I have ever taken. The Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Leisure...
21 November 2008
The Costa del Sol is one of the most fascinating destinations in Europe. The fine beaches harmonise with the rugged landscape of the mountain ranges, with a wonder mild climate throughtout makes it a great destination for all. I recently was fortunate to attend the Travel Counsellors International Conference held in Marbella, Costa del Sol, in Spain. I was amazed by its beauty and outstanding accommodation. All lovers of tourism will be amazed at the beauty of the surrounding mountain ranges that rise up from the beaches in Marbella, within easy access to many tourist highlights. Attending...
23 August 2008
Travelling to Mauritius in August offers moderate temperatures of between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius, the gentle breeze off the Ocean is refreshing. A pleasant & comfortable time to visit Mauritius. The magnificent 4 Star Superior Le Victoria Hotel situated on the North West Coast between the tourist centre of Grand Bay and the capital Port Louis. The transfer from Mauritius Airport by road takes approximately 50 minutes by air-conditioned vehicle through the vibrant city of Port Louis. Our accommodation was spacious & comfortable with ensuite bathroom. All the rooms at Le Victoria are air conditioned and sea-facing....
06 October 2007
My Achiever Award Trip to Mauritius started with a short four hour flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius. With the blue sky above, the clear blue waters below, there was excitement within me to explore this paradise island located off the East Coast of Africa. I was en-route to an exciting four day trip, to attend the Top Ten Travel Agent Achievement awards with Beachcomber Mauritius. Our destination: The wonderful 5 Star Superior Paradis Hotel, located on Le Morne Peninsula. My first glance of Mauritius as we approached was the magnificent reef that surrounds the island. It hugged the...
02 February 1998
Walt Disney World Florida is 112 square kilometres of fun - Where Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck reign! We arrived at Orlando Airport and boarded the Monotrain to the Walt Disney World Resort. The Resort stretches for 112 KM square, with hotel accommodation from 3 Star to 5 Star (in abundance) in and around the Resort. We disembarked from the Monotrain and were quickly transferred to our hotel in one of the many buses transporting people within the resort. Disney's Yacht & Beach Resorts offer New England quaintness from the 1870s! All the style...
07 July 1996
We arrived on a balmy Sunday afternoon at Rio De Janeiro, after clearing customs and immigration, we boarded our bus to start a 4 night trip that would amaze and astound me! The air had a sweet scented smell which I was to find out was the smell of fuel made from the Sugar cane that they used to fuel their vehicles. We passed through the city of Rio, headed for Copacabana, 4 kilometres of fine, gold sand swept between the headlands of Leme and Arpoador, to form Copacabana, the world’s most famous...
Sent in by Samantha Stanier
Johannesburg, 03 September 2019
Both Garry and I wanted to thank you for all the effort and time that went into not only organising our trip, but being available to change hotels and amend car hire at all hours. Garry and I are very appreciative of your assistance, always. Thank you again for making our trip so special. I will carry the memories with me forever. It was not possible without you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
Sent in by Constance Fraundorfer
Benoni, 08 October 2015
What a wonderful experience to deal with Charmaine, she made our trip even more enjoyable and special with her attention to detail, caring, and excellent service. She is very highly recommended!
Sent in by Patricia Connor
Benoni, 15 August 2013
My partner and I are going to France at the end of the year. Charmaine has been absolutely amazing. She has worked out a wonderful itinerary for us and got the best prices for what we were looking for. Charmaine has made this whole trip for us feel so exciting and we can wait to see the real thing. Charmaine is extremely efficient and I would not hesitate to use her again.
Sent in by Cynthia Marais
Boksburg, 09 October 2009
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Charmaine Higgins. It was a first time overseas trip for me and had so many questions and fears, that when addressed no matter how silly, small or unimportant really, she was so helpful and went the extra mile to put me at ease. All our documents were perfect, booking as it should be. I would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Andrew Dunn
Johannesburg, 07 August 2008
We have had nothing but fantastic service and personal care. Nothing is too much. We greatly appreciate your ongoing commitment and support.
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 083 677 2724