Africa and The Middle East
Welcome to my website.
My name is Jeanne Thirion, a Travel Counsellor based in Kimberley, South Africa.
I have been in the travel business for nearly 20 years now, so you know when you knock on my door, you will find the knowledge and expertise to make your travel dreams come true.
I worked as an Au Pair in Germany after school and that is where the travel bug bit. On returning home I studied Travel and Tourism and joined a well know Travel Management Company for over 10 years.
It is however, since joining Travel Counsellors in June 2010, that I have discovered the joy of building long lasting personal relationships with my clients and in so doing, being able to offer them superior service and tailor made advice. With Travel Counsellors award winning technology I have access to a multitude of special airfares, hotel rooms, transfers and other activities. I am able to assist with visas and travel insurance as well. Cruises, train tickets, you name it, I can do it!
I am a Kimberley girl, born and bred and I am married with two sons aged 13 and 10 years. I achieved the Travel Counsellors Award for 'Best Business Increase' for two years running and was honored to take home the award for Best South African Travel Counsellor in 2016.
I have travelled to a number of European countries, namely Germany, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy as well as to our Global Conference in Manchester. I have also visited Mauritius, Zanzibar, Madagascar and Egypt. Each destination holds a special memory.
I know that travelling can be stressful and one often doesn’t know where to begin, so please, put the details in my hands. I’ll take away the worry and leave you with only the excitement of the coming trip and the wonderful memories thereafter.
Yours in travel,
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...
17 May 2012
The Magical Island of Mauritius. A mere 4 hours from Johannesburg. That is where I found myself when I stepped off Air Mauritius after a spacious, enjoyable and well serviced flight. With year round balmy weather, every month is a good time to visit, and with the multitude of hotels and resorts available, there is something to suit everyone's budget. Whether for a relaxing holiday to spend quality time with family and friends, or an adventure filled mini break, or for a company conference or incentive event, Mauritius has it all. I had the privilege of spending...
Sent in by Cornelius Louw
Bloemfontein, 07 October 2020
Dankie baie vir alles, jy is n ster. Die land kort nog mense soos jy.
Sent in by IZAK KLOPPER
BLOEMFONTEIN, 02 August 2019
We would like to thank Jeanne for the wonderful service she has rendered to us with the planning and booking of our trip to France and Italy. Very friendly and efficient lady! We can recommend her service with a smile.
Sent in by ANNET NEL
SOUTPAN, 26 June 2019
Fantastiese, wonderlike, vinnige, uitmuntende en vriendelike diens deur Jeanne! Ek bevel haar diens vir almal aan en sal haar verseker gebruik in die toekoms en ook ann ander persone verwys. Dankie Jeanne, sonder jou sou ons gesukkel het. Mag jou besigheid net groei.
Sent in by Ethne Papenfus
Plettenberg Bay, 26 October 2018
Always the best, the very best of service. Highly efficient, ready to assist with any query, and in every way able to ensure a pleasant, trouble-free travel experience.
Sent in by Karen Jooste
Cape Town, 27 September 2018
Jeanne het ALS vir my gereel - ek het letterlik net die e-mail vir haar gestuur met die kongres wat ek wil bywoon se besonderhede. Deeglik, alles betyds gekry, mooi, netjies uiteengesit en sy het alles vir my verduidelik - wat ek moet doen, wat ek by my moet he and waar ek wanneer moet wees. Puik, professionale diens - sy is hoogs aan te beveel!
Sent in by Bridgitte Potgieter
Kimberley, 24 September 2018
Jeanne has been absolutely amazing with all of our flights over the years and especially now when we flew overseas to the Netherlands, France and to the United States of America. I would highly recommend Jeanne for any of your travel destination planning any where in the world! She was and has always been available at any time to assist us. Superb service!
Sent in by Eric Hauman
Kimberley, 19 September 2018
Never having been abroad and being very nervous about this new experience, Jeanne was so patient in explaining everything to us and making very valuable suggestions. The flights she booked were reasonable and our flying experience was great. She emailed us a few times before our departure making sure everything was in place and even on the day of our departure she contacted us to wish us well. On our return we again received correspondence from her. She took interest in us and it was not just a job that had to be done. My son recommended her to us after she had organized his travel arrangements and I will likewise gladly recommend her to anyone who wants a hassle free travel experience. Thank you very much Jeanne.
Sent in by Richard Jones
Kimberley, 17 October 2014
Last year my wife and I decided we would like to visit Italy. The thought of organising all the transport, hotels, sightseeing, etc. was pretty daunting. We had heard of Jeanne Thirion from Travel Counsellors, so we asked her if she could recommend how we could spend a short holiday in Italy. She quickly came back with a package tour offered by the Trafalgar group, which incorporated Rome, Venice and Florence. It sounded perfect so we asked her to proceed. She then sorted out our flights, suggested some stop-over options, and advised on obtaining Visas etc. All paperwork was personally delivered and we were kept up to date as the time approached. In terms of the holiday itself, we had a great time. The Trafalgar package was well organised, took in three great cities (plus a couple of on-route stops at Verona and Assisi), and allowed us to purchase some extra tourist attractions that fitted neatly into our schedule. It was a packed 8 days or so, we came back tired but excited. We managed to see and experience so much of Italy in such a short time. Thank you Jeanne for recommending and organising such a wonderful holiday. Paris next I think!
Sent in by Mark Thomas
Kimberley South Africa, 14 October 2014
Jeanne Thirion's service was excellent and the information was accurate. She went the extra mile to give me options on various packages and had no trouble revising my holiday quote according to my requirements. I went on holiday with confidence and had an awesome time! I would recommend Jeanne's services any day. Thank you Jeanne!
Sent in by Cathy Harvey
Kimberley, 24 October 2013
Your service did indeed make me smile! I found your prices most reasonable and all the help with the visa was wonderful. I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you
Sent in by Adrian Horwitz
Kimberley, 30 September 2013
I would just like to record that Jeanne Thirion has always provided us with excellent service. Nothing is too much trouble for her and the service is always friendly and speedy. Anyone is welcome to contact me on 053 831 1051. Adrian Horwitz
Sent in by David Raeburn
Kimberley, 05 June 2013
Thanks and appreciation for the great service which was provided by Jeanne. We will definitely use you again for any travel arrangements.
Sent in by Neels Janze van Rensburg
Danielskuil, 06 March 2013
Hierdie is 'n goeie geleendheid om op profesionele wyse my lof uit te spreek teenoor Jeanne. Ek myself en al my kolegas wat van haar diens gebruik maak is baie tevrede met die diens en hulp wat ons van haar ontvang. Sy is 'n vriendelike en hulpvaardige persoon wat haar bes doen om alle reelings wat getref moet word deur haarself, na die beste van haar vermoe te verrig. Dankie Jeanne! You are the best
Sent in by Lyndsay Benade
Dubai, 31 October 2012
Jeanne has been a great help with my travel arrangements, booking hotels, cars and flights. I have never been disappointed. She is always quick to respond to my queries and makes the necessary arrangements without delay. I am usually my own travel co-ordinator but there are times when I struggle and Jeanne gets it done in no time! She's the only travel agent I have used for my personal travels.
Sent in by Elmien Van Zyl
Kimberley, 15 July 2012
Jeanne het vir ons 'n vakansie na Kanada gereel Junie 2012. Ek kan net met lof van al haar reelings getuig. Van die vliegtuigkaartjies, Ferry, huurmotors, verblyf alles het net seepglad verloop. In die 3 weke wat ons in 'n vreemde land was kon ons maar net na haar notas gaan kyk om te sien waar moet ons wees of wat ons sien! Sy het vir ons uitstekende diens gelewer en ons kan haar dienste aanbeveel!
Sent in by Collette Booysen
Kimberley, 20 June 2012
Wow! Jeanne turned a dream into reality from the inception of our faint idea of where we wanted to go, to the realisation of a spectacular family holiday. It's as though we're going with our own personal tour guide with the detailed itinerary she provided. Jeanne pre-booking all our transfers, excursions, accommodation & passes throughout Europe in order for us to have a hassle-free fun trip! Thanks a mil!
Sent in by Johan & Sheraldine Nieuwoudt
Kimberley, 18 April 2012
SJOE!! Jeanne se diens was uit die BOONSTE RAKKE!! Omdat dit ons 1ste rys oorsee was, was ons maar bang. Maar alles was so mooi uiteengesit vir ons!! Ons het tot 'n informasie blaai saam met ons fliegkaartjie gekry wat presies aangedui het wat ons nie moet vergeet. En Jeanne het als so mooi gereel vir toe ons daar land ook! Jeanne, jou diens is PUIK!! En wanneer mens deur jou boek, kan mens met 'n geruste hart gaan
Sent in by Rika Stockenström
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa, 17 January 2012
Jeanne was professional and friendly and she went out of her way to make our travelling easy and painless. What a joy to work with someone so efficient!
Sent in by Karl-Ludwig von Bezing
Kimberley, 19 December 2011
Jeanne has been pleasant, professional, caring and accurate with our travel arrangements and we will continue using her as our Travel Counsellor.
Sent in by Cheryl Reddan
Kimberley, 15 December 2011
I would like to report EXCELLENT service by Jeanne Thirion who assisted my mother Lynne Webster with her travel arrangements from Kimberley to Edinburgh (via OR Tambo and Heathrow). While Jeanne could not control the delayed flight in Kimberley and the subsequent rush for my mom to get her connection at OR Tambo, she was in contact with myself and my sister (in Scotland) until late last night. My mom DID catch her connection, thanks to Jeanne booking her in and booking her luggage all the way through. The assistance and CARE Jeanne portrayed was out of this world. In future for any travel arrangements I will recommend Jeanne without blinking!!! Well done :-)
Sent in by Heather Benade
Kimberley, 14 December 2011
Hi Jeanne, thank you so much for the Fantastic Service and going the many extra Miles! Pre-booking our seats on all connecting flights, home delivering Travel Documents! You are amazing … Thank You for making our Travel a Treat! Fond Regards Dave & Heather Benade
Sent in by Trevor Datnow
Marrick Safari, 19 July 2011
If you want the best fares, friendly service, quick answers and as an extra bonus, someone to advise and even enhance your travel plans, I can highly recommend Jeanne. She has helped me plan several trips. Her service is outstanding and most importantly regardless of time limits and unforeseen glitches, Jeanne always made me feel comfortable. She made things easy and always goes the extra mile. She is competent and a pleasure to work with. Jeanne is knowledgeable, informative and clearly experienced in her field of work. I could not have planned it better or cheaper. Look no further and do yourself a favour and book your travel with Jeanne
Sent in by Peter Horn
Kimberley, 07 July 2011
Four of us had a complicated itinerary-8 flights, cruise, hotel car hire and transport. All went smoothly - the service was outstanding and Jeanne was most helpful - nothing was too much trouble. Grateful thanks to Jeanne! She certainly went the extra mile.
Sent in by NoëL Kriel
Kimberley, 30 June 2011
I wish to thank you for the excellent arrangements for our boat trip and for the transport arrangements in respect of our overseas trip. Everything went without a hitch and I can highly recommend any person to make use of your travel services.
Sent in by Alan & Yvonne Chan Yan
Kimberley, 22 March 2011
We have always received Professional, Efficient and Friendly Service from Jeanne. She really Cares!
Sent in by Robert van der Nest
Kimberley, 15 March 2011
Good, efficient friendly service at the best price. Accommodating all our needs.
Sent in by Christopher Marnitz
Kimberley, 15 March 2011
Very professional, Jeanne is on the ball, well informed about all aspects of the travel game. She goes the extra mile without being asked to. She has a pleasant personality and makes you feel at home in her office, she is very relaxed. Her presentation is excellent, down to earth, no frills or fuss. Jeanne is a pleasure to work with her and I will definitely use her again. I highly recommend her.
Sent in by Christiaan Basson
Kimberley, 15 March 2011
Dankie vir jou vriendelikheid en hulpvaardigheid en vlinke diens. Die wyse waarop jy ons vlugrelings so vinnig gereel het, was werklik wonderlik. Sterkte met al jou ondernemings en sukses. Dankie
Sent in by Charlene Coetzee
Kimberley, 05 October 2010
I am very proud to have MY VERY OWN travel agent! From the get-go Jeanne worked tirelessly (and without complaining) to get me just the tour that I wanted. She kept me up to date as to how far the arrangements had been made, what was still needed to be done and how from completion the whole process was. It was such a pleasure to leave things in her hands and to know that my tour would be successful.
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 082 829 7000