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Africa and The Middle East
Thank you for taking the time to view my leisure website. This can only mean that you are interested in a well deserved holiday and need some guidance and assistance with your itinerary and bookings and not to mention value for money. You have come through to the right place.
Being an independent Travel Counsellor means I am here for you at a time suitable to you. I am based in Johannesburg, and I am available 24/7 in case of any emergencies and I am able to assist you with last minute travel arrangements.
You must be wondering why a "Travel Counsellor" right? Well its simple, not only do I ensure that your travel plans are managed efficiently, I also analyse your destination assuring you of a true experience, making sure that it's the perfect destination for you. With over 25 years of travel experience, I look forward to sharing it with you.
Please feel free to browse through my HOT OFFERS and start creating some magical travel memories to last you a life time!
Travel Counsellors is an independent global travel franchise company. With the state of the art technology and excellent back-office support system, I am able to own a Travel company, which is now a dream come true! Based on my home premises, this gives me the flexibility to attend to your travel needs 24/7. I now have the best of both worlds.
As the saying goes all work and no play..., Making the time to enjoy a relaxing and beautiful holiday and to take a break from the rat-race only helps you to be the best at what you do.
I understand the importance of making every cent go a long way and most importantly making your holiday worth every cent spent. All my clients money is financially protected against supplier insolvency through our Financial Protection Plan which is available to all my clients free of charge. We are the only South African company to offer this protection free of charge.
Allow me to be your Travel Counsellor and I will make your holiday destination a reality - I will ensure that you get the best affordable rates. No trip is too big or too small for me to handle, the sky is the limit!
From my leisure website you can also access my business travel. I can handle all aspects of travel from leisure to business travel. Allow me to bring your Company onboard to and to book your holidays and to manage your business trips.
I believe that excellent service is the key to any successful business.
We have an amazing world out there, just waiting to be explored.
So what are you waiting for, call me today, I am available 24/7 to assist you in making that discovery.
10 reasons why you should consider making me your Travel Counsellor:
* Professionalism and best in the travel industry
* Concierge Travel Service
* Value for money
* Infrastructure and support
* Financial protection
* Your one stop shop
* Buying power
* Passion for Travel, Expert impartial advice and excellent customer service
*Accreditation (currently a level 2 BEE contributor. IATA & ASATA membership)
*A helping hand at all times, you are never on your own
Start by emailing me or giving me a call to chat about your next travel destination of interest.
Have an amazing day and look forward to making your dream holiday a reality.
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:-
This is me,Fazlin your Travel Counsellor having fun doing the Jerusalema challenge welcoming All to SOUTH AFRICA.#jerusalemachallenge #southafrica #tcexperience
My clients Self Drive full day tour in a Convertible Cobra along the Cape Peninsula to Cape of Good Hope.Sightseeing in Cape Town in STYLE is the way to go.
Famous attraction of Simons Town are the African Penguins on Boulders Beach which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park Cape Town.
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
28 September 2018
From the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg to only 30 minutes away to Pretoria Centurion, it is a haven of peace and tranquility and pure relaxation, a place called African Pride Irene Country Lodge and Spa. From luxury room accommodation, to conference rooms, fine dining, wedding venues and a spa. We were given the red-carpet entrance and treatment from all the staff. The staff at the African Pride Irene country Lodge and Spa are very friendly. Our room was exactly how we expected it to be and more. On the same premises, within walking distance or you can use a shuttle service,...
03 August 2015
Zulu Nyala Country manor is more than a 5 star to me. Set on 5-hectare landscaped grounds in suburban Chartwell, this country manor has a very homely feeling to it, with luscious gardens and breath-taking décor! The best of both worlds. If you feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle and need a hide away, then Nyala Country Manor is the place to be. I enjoyed a weekend getaway with my family enjoying the luxury of the family room which was very spacious with its private balcony overlooking the pool area. The conference facilities/wedding venue and...
22 March 2013
The Heritage Safari Lodge was a perfect choice to start off our holiday, with tasteful accommodation and decor to highlight Zululand's unique cultural heritage. A pit stop between Maputo and Durban. The best road transport to these lodges is a 4x4. Our kids and myself really enjoyed the zebra's visiting us in front of our rooms. They were grazing and posing, keeping us company just before sunset safari. There is a hideout area close to the water hole. This was one of my highlights of the trip. This is created to make you feel as if you are right next to...
07 January 2013
Breath-taking to say the least! Marupeng Hotel at the Cradle of Humankind is a fabulous way to show how all humans should be treated. The Marupeng hotel and staff all treated us like kings and queens. The boutique hotel is a five minute walk from Maropeng, and 10km (6 miles) from the Sterkfontein Caves. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in one of the 10 king or 13 twin rooms, or fully equipped room for disabled persons. Marupeng Hotel is perfect for conferences, a getaway for the romantics or a family getaway to enjoy the true beauty of nature. The pool area...
09 May 2003
What an experience...The Okavango Delta. We took a scheduled flight to Gaborone and from there a chartered flight to Moremi Game Reserve and the road transferred to the Xakanaxa camp. Big game, big birds, big water – Xakanaxa Camp is one of the pioneer safari camps in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Its prime location is on the banks of the Khwai River on the Xakanaxa Lagoon in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. This ensures that it is one of the only safari camps which can provide guests with an authentic year round Okavango Delta land and water safari experience. Our...
24 July 2002
This was my first visit to China and by far the best experience. I departed Johannesburg on Singapore Airlines 24 July 2002 which happened to be my birthday. Well to my surprise on the flight the Air hostess surprised me with a Happy Birthday song and a big chocolate cake and candles. My trip couldn't have started off better. The flight was pleasant with T.V screens in front of each passenger. My first stop was Beijing, met by the tour operator and transferred to the 5 Star Prime Hotel. I would rate it a 4 Star plus compared to...
24 July 2002
Xian is an ancient capital for 11 Imperial Dynasties and the cradle of Chinese civilisation. I flew from Beijing to Xian on East China Airlines, a 1 and an a half hours flight to Xian. I stayed at a very comfortable 3 Star Garden Hotel. The rooms were basic but clean and I would highly recommended the hotel as the scenery is out of this world. It was a 45 minute drive from the airport to Xian. Our first evening we enjoyed a lovely Tang Dynasty Dinner show in the hotels Theatre. In the early morning we went on a...
Sent in by Travis Davids
Johannesburg, 06 March 2020
Fazlin has helped me tremendously on my travels and has ensured that everything runs smoothly. She is hard working and very reliable. Whenever I need visas, tours booked, information about a country I'm visiting, quotes or flights, she always provides me with everything that I need. She makes travelling stress free and I truly appreciate her hard work and dedication to ensuring I have a good time. She showcases excellent communication and customer service. I highly recommend her services and honestly I don't think I could use any other travel agent. She is always there for me and answers all of my questions.
Sent in by Alister Shields
Johannesburg, 05 March 2020
I have used Fazlin's service since 2008. My Travel arrangements are often complex and unusually involve international travel to places like North Korea and Eritea. Fazlin has always been able to provide me with cost effective travel solutions quickly and reliably. She provides an excellent service and is sensitive to my needs as a consulting engineer who requires travel bookings at the last minute. I have no hesitation in recommending her to any organisation seeking the service of a travel agent.
Sent in by Janice Foster
JOhannesburg, 02 May 2019
Our sales and marketing staff are known for last minute urgent trips be they national or international and Fazlin has never let us down yet, picking up the cheapest corporate discounted fares in Economy, Business and First Class. For our company conferences Fazlin has handled every detail from finding venues, meal requests and hotel room bookings to flying in our guests from all over the country. In essence, I know when I make a booking with Fazlin that my booking is in good hands and I have nothing to worry about. Without a doubt in my mind I recommend her to any company wanting a great personalized travel consultant to handle every detail of your corporate company trips. I would also like to add that throughout the years, due to our travel account being extremely high end, our Managing Director, Shoaib lqbal, has had many offers from other travel agents to take over the travel service but he has flatly refused advising that no one could provide the excellent service we receive from Fazlin. Janice Foster PA to MD at BLISSBRANDS (PTY) LTD (MAQ Brand)
Sent in by Janice Foster
Johannesburg, 02 May 2019
I, Janice Foster, PA to the MD at Bliss Brands (Pty) Ltd (MAQ brand) and overseeing all the companies flights, hotel bookings and car bookings for the past 13 years do hereby confirm that I have been utilizing one travel agent only during the past years i.e. the services of Fazlin Samodien from Travel Counsellors. As we are a large company and our travel is extensive, both overseas and nationally, I could not handle all the travel requests myself and had to engage the services of a travel agent. Fazlin has been a life saver to me, her service has been excellent. We receive VIP treatment, attention to detail and with it a service that is available 24/7, which believe me we have utilized. Our Managing Director is extremely fussy about his flights, seating, meals etc and Fazlin has been able to accommodate him every time with all his requirements. Janice Foster PA to the MD
Sent in by Janice Foster
Johannesburg , 17 February 2014
Both our Managing Director and I are extremely pleased with Fazlin Samodien's service. We highly recommend her services to one and all. We have had numerous offers from large companies and others to take over our travel account but our MD completely refuses stating that he already has the best travel agent in SA. Janice Foster PA to MD - Shoaib Iqbal
Sent in by Janice Foster
JHB, 30 May 2013
We are a large corporate company, and had practically given up trying to find a good travel agent, until we met Fazlin. Fazlin is one of the most dedicated and friendly travel agents we have ever used. She is extremely thorough with her bookings, and our Managing Director is so pleased with her work, that he has given her our company's entire travel account to handle.
Sent in by Ferhana Vally
Johannesburg, 28 May 2013
I always received the very best service. I am very happy with Fazlin from Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by Renee Fuchs
Sandton, 14 April 2010
Fazlin has been extremely helpful and prompt in all my dealings with her. I highly recommend her travel services.
Sent in by Khavitha Singh
Port Elizabeth , 13 April 2010
Fazlin assisted me with a trip that I planned to the USA during December 2009. From the various consultants whom I had approached, Fazlin provided me with the most prompt service. Fazlin always communicated with professionalism and was available to assist at various odd times when my times and dates needed to be changed. I strongly recommend Fazlin's travel services to anyone.
Sent in by Leila Sadien
Cape Town, 19 November 2009
Fazlin was simply amazing. Before going to her we had tried 3 different travel agents in Cape Town, whose service did not come close to what we got at Travel Counsellors. We were very difficult customers as our travel requirements changed almost twice a day... I kid you not.. And through it all, Fazlin kept a smile, was calm & showed professionalism. I will never book with anyone else! Thank you!
Sent in by Jennifer Davis
Antananarivo, Madagascar, 28 March 2009
Fazlin was very responsive to our needs when we planned a last minute trip to Mauritius. From then on everything about our trip was wonderful, right from the transfer from the airport to the accommodation to our return. It was impeccable.
Sent in by John Davis
Antananarivo, 27 March 2009
Fazlin was very patient and incredibly responsive in developing a vacation that met my family's needs on very short notice. We have used her more than once (South Africa, Madagascar, and Mauritius) -- she is very "can-do" and a pleasure to work with!
Sent in by Gordon Hogan
Johannesburg South Africa, 08 January 2009
Fazlin made my recent holiday in the USA an absolute pleasure. The hotel in New York was great value and perfectly positioned as was the one in Washington. I had not a single hiccup in the arrangements of what was quite a complex trip. Fantastic!
Sent in by Jill Nocton-Smith
Johannesburg, 08 January 2009
We have just returned from a holiday to the USA and booked all of our accommodation and travel arrangements through Fazlin. It was a pleasure dealing with Fazlin who is at all times patient and courteous. The accommodation that Fazlin booked for us was great and all of our travel arrangements were perfect. I look forward to booking future trips with Fazlin.
Sent in by Shaheedah Rahiman
Bosmont, Johannesburg, 07 January 2009
It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Fazlin. Owing to my busy schedule I was unable to source accommodation in Cape Town and also due the high season - Fazlin's professional manner & going the extra mile -assured me that our needs will be met. Within 24 hours, our bookings were made and we had the perfect location and the perfect holiday. Thank You for your Service.
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