Africa and The Middle East
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer… and I would love the opportunity to enrich your life!
Whilst I might be based in the Pretoria region, I am able to assist anyone, anywhere. I have been working in travel since the by-gone days of paper tickets, so I definitely have the experience and passion to make sure your dream holiday becomes a reality.
I am able to do all the normal travel agent booking procedures such as flights, accommodation, car hire, transfers etc., but that is not only why you should book with me. I am here not only to do the basics, but to do all the extras to ensure that your trip planning goes as smoothly as possible. This extends to after-hours assistance, seating preferences, booking special meals, business class lounges, assisting with frequent flyer programme applications and more – every client booking with me, will feel like the VIP they are.
The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only one page…
Geocaching through Ireland? Exploring the beaches of Thailand? Climbing Everest? Skiing in Switzerland? Shark-Cage diving in Cape Town? Road tripping down Route 66? Shopping in Milan? Drinking a beer in Prague? The world offers so many pages for you to explore that the hardest part will be to choose where to go. I will be on-hand to plan the rest for you. I myself have had the privilege of travelling to Hawaii, London, Dublin, Spain, Czech Republic, India, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Madrid, Egypt, Washington, Atlanta, and Vienna, as well as extensively through South Africa and Africa whilst working for Rovos Rail.
Your journey starts the moment you contact me and remember when preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the spending money.
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...
12 April 2018
Plane ticket – check, passport – check, enough space in my luggage for all the shopping I will be bringing back – check, ergo I am packed and ready to go - India beckons! With visions of linen, tailor-made leather jackets, antiques, good food, adventure, I drive early to Johannesburg International. A day flight means that the airport does not feel like a one-day end of season sale, so check-in goes fast and even immigration is a breeze for once. Next stop duty free! There is something about shopping in the duty-free area of an airport which just compels you...
29 October 2015
Awesome National Animal The Springbok - a lithe and beautiful antelope, standing at only approx. 75cm in height and weighing in at approx. 40kg. The Springbok’s name is derived from its jumping display when running (pronk in Afrikaans). Should you see them, snap your camera quickly as they are also the fastest of the antelopes and can reach speeds of approx. 80km/h. Running from the middle of their back to their tails is a pocket-like skin flap. Should they be excited or frightened they lift this flap in order to warn other Springbok, as the white hairs underneath stand up as a conspicuous...
06 July 2015
I will focus on all the good and beautiful things that form proud and majestic South Africa. I will hear her call and listen to her spirit. Why? Because I am not in South Africa – South Africa is in me. So where are all the good and beautiful things? Well they are all around us. From our Mother City, Cape Town’s Table Mountain, being honoured as one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World (to be confirmed and validated early 2012). This will be a definite boost to our tourism for those wanting to tick off...
15 December 2014
Even though in my time, I have been fortunate enough to have travelled our planet reasonably far and wide, there always remain just a few more places I’d like to plant my feet upon. Top of my list is Magical Morocco! When I think of the Kingdom of Morocco I think spices, carpets, snake charmer, food, and everything that tantalizes the senses. I would of course request an audience with the King of Morocco and greet him with Salam wa aleikum (Peace be upon you) to which I will be blessed to hear the response of Wa aleikum...
Sent in by Mitha Cilliers
Gauteng, 27 May 2021
She is brilliant! I love working with her as my trips always go smoothly and she makes great recommendations! Thank you D!
Sent in by Ishmael Noko
Pretoria, 02 April 2020
She is very caring and gives a well thought out perspective to her clients.
Sent in by Natolene Goliath
Johannesburg, 05 February 2020
What a pleasure to have dealt with Dasha, she put up with my tardyness and all round delayed self. She helped thoroughly and effortlessly. Thank you.
Sent in by Lucas van Zijl
Pretoria, 15 January 2020
I would recommend you to anyone, amazing service and a care free trip because you already thought of everything and do so much behind the scenes to make a trip special, love dealing with you and will continue to do so.
Sent in by Zuko Nodada
Pretoria, 31 December 2019
As a customer I got full attention from Dasha and she is always available to answer questions or find solutions and the best deals.
Sent in by Carole O'Connor
Pretoria, 29 October 2019
Dasha is the best travel agent that I have ever dealt with, and I have been in the travel industry for over 30 years. She is an absolute joy and nothing is too much trouble. She always has my best interests at heart and goes beyond the call of duty for me. I absolutely love working with Dasha and look forward to many more happy travels with her. Thanks Carole
Sent in by Hendrik Duvenage
Pretoria, 09 July 2019
She is always helpful, fast and efficient. I would not use anybody else.
Sent in by Mart Marais
Pretoria, 11 June 2019
Dasha is absolutely amazing in dealing with any travel request. Her reply is always prompt and extremely professional and she always goes the extra mile. She is making life so much easier for all of us!
Sent in by Elmarie Kleingeld
Pretoria, 04 March 2019
Professional, easy and reliable assistance provided by Dasha
Sent in by Thandeka Malinga
Centurion, 28 February 2019
Dasha is a lifesaver, you are stress free when you are dealing with her. She is lovely with amazing customer service, she is like a friend. I highly recommend her and I will forever book with her.
Sent in by Wendy Naidoo
Cape Town, 22 October 2018
Most helpful, patient and effortless service received.
Sent in by Corlea Neethling
Pretoria, 22 October 2018
Dasha van Zijl is extremely professional and proficient, It is only a pleasure working with her and Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by Wilfried Theunis
Pretoria, 29 September 2018
Thanks. great service.
Sent in by Werner van Lingen
Cape Town, 24 April 2018
Unfortunately the option just go to 10 and I would have given Dasha a 100/10. Best service ever!
Sent in by Martie Schoeman
Johannesburg, 11 April 2018
She was GREAT! Can't wait for our experience. GREAT service thank you!
Sent in by Robin van Graan
Cape Town, 05 April 2018
Our experience with Dasha - she is a top-performing customer service professional who has our highest recommendation. We are impressed with her outstanding level of service, professionalism and follow-through.
Sent in by Karen van Graan
Cape Town, 03 April 2018
Dasha is very efficient and is prompt.
Sent in by Amon Mogano
Johannesburg, 03 April 2018
Dasha's offers great service and responsive.
Sent in by Nafeesa Humby
Midrand, 12 March 2018
Dasha was super helpful and so accommodating to changes and questions.
Sent in by Louise Ralph
Midrand, 12 March 2018
Dasha is very professional and efficient. Reliable and she always goes the extra mile
Sent in by Katherine Brink
Cape Town, 06 March 2018
I will NEVER EVER use anyone else ... Dasha is amazing and she made me feel like we had known one another for years. She is so professional yet friendly and constantly let me know what was happening. I will always refer friends and family.
Sent in by Joseph Fiala
Johannesburg, 02 May 2017
Quick and efficient service, i am very happy.
Sent in by Johan Smith
Midrand, 17 April 2017
Always helpful and prepared to go out of her way
Sent in by Adrian van Dreau
Midrand, 26 January 2017
Great experience, well worth the effort... thank you very much for all the great help.
Sent in by Mitha Cilliers
Centurion, 11 October 2016
I just love how business trips have so much less stress when Dasha does all the arrangements. Flight check in's and my favourite seats booked on arrival at the airport, car rental all sorted and lovely accommodation awaits. Thank you so much D!
Sent in by Raymond Walte
Cape Town, 10 October 2016
Efficient, pleasant and professional service.
Sent in by I Meyer
Pretoria, 14 September 2016
Good, friendly and personal service. Dasha followed up on all requests quickly and provided feedback quickly.
Sent in by Keenan E'Silva
Midrand, 30 August 2016
Dasha is a star, at times I tend to give her grey hairs, for example leaving my ID at home before flying to Cape Town. Dasha managed to get me on that flight which was huge on her part. A life saver indeed and a professional of note when it comes to her job. Dasha for president.
Sent in by Damian Sadie
Pretoria, 18 August 2016
Efficient and friendly service
Sent in by Colin Fitch
Cape Town, 27 June 2016
Very professional assistance.
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