Africa and The Middle East
“To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Anderson
My name is Clare and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Cape Town. Thanks to technology I can assist with your travel arrangements wherever you are in the world and at any time that suits you.
I recently relocated to Cape Town with my husband and son after having lived in East London for most of my life. Distance is something I am not unfamiliar with as I spent a few years living in the UK and have close family living in the USA, Australia and Germany. I therefore know how hard it is to live thousands of miles from loved ones and helping connect families is one part of my job that I truly love.
With over 17 years of experience working for airlines and large Travel Management Companies, I have had the privilege of visiting over 30 amazing destinations across the globe including the USA, Namibia, Europe, Indonesia, Mauritius and Russia. Although the list is long, it is never long enough and there are still many more places on my bucket list – Alaska and Norway being right at the top!
As a Travel Counsellor, I am backed by a global business that is fully accredited and offers 100% financial protection. I have more than 1,900 colleagues around the world allowing me to provide my clients with local knowledge that can make all the difference to their travels. I am also available 24/7 for any travel emergencies.
I love every aspect of my job, from helping you choose the perfect destination to planning all the finer details and then hearing all about your adventures on your return. Travel is what I live for and giving my clients the best experience from beginning to end is what I do.
Martin Buber said: “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware”
I look forward to becoming your personal Travel Counsellor and helping you find your next magical destination.
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 2015
With all the hype about the USA Presidential elections, I’ve been reminiscing about my trip to the United States a few years back. I spent 5 amazing weeks visiting family and touring through some incredible cities, these are just a few of the highlights from my trip. New Years in Times Square New York, the city that never sleeps – this could not be more accurate and especially on New Years Eve! I got to see performances by Charlie Puth & Wiz Khalifa, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan all in one night with the final performance of the Ball drop at the...
Sent in by Nona Keet
East London, 03 June 2021
Clare, I don't know how to thank you for responding to my desperate plea on the day after Christmas when no one wanted to know my problems. I was not even your client and you managed to calm me and my daughter Sammy down. We only had minutes to sort out her Medical insurance when she was on the brink of being denied catching her flight. I still think of how close we were to missing her flight and you were so calm and efficient and saved us so much money and heartache. Once again thank you so much for how you saved our lives. In future, I will not move out of the country before consulting you for your expert advice.
Sent in by Lianne Koekemoer
East London, 09 May 2021
Clare has been phenomenal in helping us with our travel plans. We are immigrating to the UK. Booking during covid-19 has been quite a challenge but Clare was always been available to answer my multitude of questions. She has helped make our trip, a smooth and easy process. I would definitely recommend using Clare for any of your travel plans!
Sent in by Stephen Wood
Istanbul, Turkey, 06 May 2021
Clare assisted me with bookings from South Africa via Cairo to Istanbul, after my return flights on Emirates was cancelled, due to the Covid no-fly zone for South Africans. She made all my flight arrangements to Cairo. She also arranged my transfers, my accommodation in Cairo for my 10 days of self-isolation, including my final flight to Istanbul. Her professionalism from start to finish was excellent. She did all my flight check-ins, she helped with various tours while in Cairo and she even made all the necessary changes when I needed to stay for one additional day. Everything went very well. I did not have to stress about anything as she managed everything so well, it made my travel an absolute pleasure even in the middle of Covid-19. I will most certainly be using her services again for my next travel adventure. I highly recommend Clare to anyone considering any holiday or business travel. She is a one-stop hassle-free service that is professional.
Sent in by Pearl Signorile
East London, 19 April 2021
Thank you for always providing us with 5 star service! Our trip was well planned and the tours were absolutely incredible. Clare is the most competent Travel Agent in her field. If you are looking for personal touch, someone who is available at anytime, someone to ensure you have no problems on your trip, answer any questions, make suggestions, give you a package at the best prices, then Clare is your travel agent. Thanks for everything. Our Next trip is Dubai 2022
Sent in by Amberlea van Vianen
Cape Town, 26 March 2021
Clare is by far the best, most efficient and knowledgeable travel agent I have ever used. She was there 24/7 (and I mean 24/7!) to guide me through every step of the process with her clear and calm mannerism. I highly recommend using Clare for all your future travel plans. Thank you once again Clare for all your help xx
Sent in by Matthew Downey
Durban, 20 January 2021
I would just like to commend Clare from Travel Counsellors for an amazing experience. She was very professional and on the ball, nothing was a problem. She really went out of her way to sort everything out for my trip and it was done without delay. Thanks very much for everything!
Sent in by Debbie Klein
East London, 03 November 2020
Dealing with Clare makes for hassle free travelling - whether it's local or international, she is our go to person. She is totally on top of her game and very mindful and knowledgable in all areas, especially travelling with children or as a family - I would not think of travel without having her sort it for me!
Sent in by David Goldberg
Port Elizabeth, 22 September 2020
Your service made me more than smile and has influenced me to refer you to a large amount of friends that I have. My last trip organized by you to the Northern Cape was awesome and gave my wife and I some unforgettable experiences. You are a wizard at searching out the most awesome B&B's
Sent in by Hillary Peaston
King George Park George, 05 September 2020
Always super efficient, friendly and assuring - just a pleasure to do business with! Thank you Clare
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Contact me on 079 047 9640