Africa and The Middle East
Hello and a warm welcome to my leisure travel web page. My name is Kerith, and I am looking forward to working with you to create incredible travel memories. I am based in the busy hub of Bryanston, Johannesburg, although with the technology at my fingertips I am able to assist you no matter where you may be based.
I am an absolute travel addict, and after 18 years in the corporate events and incentives industry, I decided to take the leap to becoming a Travel Counsellor in 2019. I take great pride in exceeding the expectations of my clients, and love having the ability to help people travel the world.
With parents who taught me the joys of travel from before I could walk, it's no surprise that I love what I do so much. Although I completed a BSc with Honours in Biochemistry, the travel bug bit me when I spent four years working as a Tour Manager in Europe. Learning the history and culture of the continent started my passion for the travel industry, and on my return to South Africa in 2010 I began to specialise in MICE and event-related travel services.
In 2018 I completed courses in Galileo, achieving 100% on all exams. Since becoming a fully qualified travel agent, I have worked with many brands and individuals to meet their briefs and budgets. I have never looked back. I have spemt time in lockdown concentrating on destination and product knowledge and am proud to say that I am a Certified South Africa Specialist. Anything from a small roadtrip to the beach to a multi-element wedding or group getaway... I'm here to help!
My personal travel has taken me to 45 countries so far, but my special passion is Europe - France and the Balkan region in particular. I love finding insider tips and secret spots from around the world, and sharing these with clients to enhance their experience.
My travel philosophy is that of the Asian proverb, "It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times." Let me help you see the world!
Look forward to hearing from you soon...
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I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
23 August 2020
Joburgers tend to look towards either the bush or the Midlands when considering a short break, both of which are easily within a three and a bit hours’ drive. Of course, there are also the smaller towns of Clarens and Dullstroom too, which are always popular for crafts, fishing, hiking and mountain biking. This weekend I decided to explore another small-town option, with big air feels: Limpopo province’s Magoebaskloof. I set off on a Sunday morning (working for yourself has some benefits) and took the N1 until it became called, rather excitingly, the Great North Road. The drive is easy, on this...
02 July 2020
Who doesn’t love a good road trip – the open road stretching ahead of you, your favourite people in the car with you, some good tunes, and some tasty snacks? Sounds like my idea of heaven! But it’s been a while for most of us since we were last able to take a leisurely road trip to some far-off destination, so here are a few reminders of important points when planning any long drive. First of all, make sure to run your car through a simple safety check. You need to be certain that after a while of standing parked up,...
08 June 2020
With over 2500 km of coastline, South Africa is blessed with beaches of all types, making it tough to choose, but in honor of World Ocean Day, here are my picks: KWAZULU-NATAL 1. Sodwana Bay Sodwana is known for long stretches of sands, and a relaxed atmosphere. All beachgoers will find something to love here, from sunbathing and snorkelling to deep-sea fishing. Diving is the year-round drawcard, thanks to the warm waters and numerous species of fish and sharks – even the incredibly rare coelacanth has been spotted here. 2. Cape Vidal Cape Vidal's beach, accessible by winding sandy roads through a national park, is...
04 June 2020
Miami, and South Beach in particular, is renowned for powdery white beaches, palm-tree lined boulevards, and azure blue waters. The crowd is gorgeous, the weather fine, and the vibe is right on-trend. If you’ve got Miami on your bucket list, why not stay local and head to Cape Town’s Camps Bay beach? Camps Bay has it all – stylish cafes and wine bars, elaborate villas, luxury hotels, and life-altering sunsets. Add to that a perfect stretch of beach, a palm-fringed promenade, some beautiful people, and you have yourself the perfect trendy beach destination – right here in South Africa. Here are...
04 June 2020
Just outside of Amsterdam lies one of the world’s largest floral displays – the internationally renowned Keukenhof. Originally planted as the vegetable and herb garden of a nearby manor house, Keukenhof is now a stunning collection of various flowers, trees and water features that covers over 32 hectares. I was lucky enough to visit in 2019 and was genuinely overawed by the riot of colour and intricate planned flower beds. But did you know that locally we have one of the largest natural displays that the floral kingdom puts on? The Namaqualand region has the highest concentration of succulent plants of...
01 May 2020
I’ve spent a lot of time lately pondering the concept of travel. Why do we as human beings want to travel away from the safe homes, we have built for ourselves, and the countries and cultures that we know. Surely it would make sense as a species to create your home, and then stay there where you’ve put your roots down? Do we who love to travel lack some fundamental gene that keeps our feet perennially itchy? This thought path has turned me to reflections on my personal experiences of travel, and why I chose to take a passion and turn...
30 January 2020
The MICE industry is regularly looked to for inspirational travel ideas and trends. Being at the forefront of the swings and changes in the travel world allows MICE planners and experts to offer their clients the right venues, destinations and even food types that are new and fresh. This gives a competitive edge over those who constantly present the same, safe options. As an experienced incentive and events manager, planning trips like this is one of my favourite things to do! Understanding the client is a large part of working in incentive travel, and being able to suggest the right destination...
20 January 2020
I love Rome, really I do. And there is so much to see that it is hard to tear yourself away – I’m working on a blog on things to do in the city itself in fact! But sometimes the chaos of the Italian capital, with its scooters and crowds and heat, can get to me and I just need a little time out and a glimpse into less well known spots to make me rekindle my love of Italy. Rome is located in the Lazio region of Italy, lying in the hilly centre of the country and bordered by the...
01 January 2020
Sitting at home, as I have been for nearly two months, has got me thinking about my own hometown – the energetic, dynamic and friendly city of Johannesburg, known to locals as Joburg or Jozi. There is a vibrancy here that makes up for the lack of obvious natural beauty, such as sweeping coastlines or dramatic mountains. Jozi is the largest city in South Africa – both by population and by sheer size – but although it is a gateway into Africa thanks to its excellent infrastructure, it is often overlooked by both local and foreign visitors. The city holds...
28 December 2019
Paris is a marvel, a complex jumble of history and art and culture – thrown together with architectural wonders, street smarts and cuisine. Add to that the indescribable Paris-ness of the place, and you have an incredible destination. I've just returned from a ten day break in the city, and I love it even more. But too often I hear people complain about Paris, that it underwhelmed them, or "quelle horreur"... that the French were rude. As a self-confessed Francophile I am here to set the record straight and help you make the most of your Parisian experience – and arrange...
16 November 2019
Recently SAA’s staff downed their tools and went on a strike that saw several days of flight cancellations. It’s not a trend that is unique to South Africa that large organisations unionize and strike. Even in the United States, in January 2019 there was a government shutdown that included workers from international airlines. The behind the scenes reasons and politics are complex, but these strikes can cause a huge impact on our travel plans – whether for business or leisure. The SAA shutdown caused (and is still causing) issues for thousands of travelers, many of which had to rebook...
06 November 2019
This oft-mentioned subject is one that is based a lot on personal preference, but those who are lucky enough to have travelled extensively do tend to agree on certain things. For someone like myself, for whom travel is both a living and a passion, some things that are second nature to me are like lightbulbs of genius to others. So feel free to use or discard these tips, but know that each has come from experience! • Start a packing list and save it on your phone. These lists are personal, and everyone has their own quirks and oft-forgotten items. But...
06 November 2019
In our world of instant gratification, self-awareness and social media, we are often exposed to inspirational travel quotes with gorgeous background images of unnamed beaches, mystical mountain vistas, or exotic foods. Those are not why I travel - they are just fuel for my fire! Why do you travel? For me, to travel is - truly - to live. There is nothing better than exploring a new city. I’m not so much a “sights” person, more of a “senses” person – I love to wander the streets and find the local favourites, while watching the people go about their day,...
Sent in by Jenny Petyt West
Randburg, 14 June 2021
Kerith is absolutely fantastic. She has been organising my holiday trips for quite a while and I have had the best time. She is always available for me to ask her questions. Nothing is ever too inconvenient for her to organise or do for me. I highly recommend Kerith for all your holiday trips. She really is the best and I look forward to many more holidays organised by her.
Sent in by Holger Vogt
Nairobi, 11 January 2021
Kerith has been of great help and really made our stay in South Africa memorable. Our trip took us from Durban to Cape Town and Kerith planned the entire trip by really taking our interests and wishes into consideration. Thanks so much Kerith making our trip unique and I can't wait for you to help us on our next journey. I can highly recommend Kerith to anyone thinking about a stress free vacation!
Sent in by Rochelle Keene
Toronto, 19 November 2020
Just to say a huge thank you for arranging my flight to Toronto and for being available ALL THE TIME as I faced ridiculous challenges in Amsterdam. I felt really safe in your hands and sincerely appreciate your devotion as you helped me steer through the passport clearance process there. All was really well at the end and there was no problem on the Canadian side. And the app you suggested I download for quarantine in Canada is just spot on - it's worked so well, and I check in every day to confirm my health status so all is well on this side. You are just so amazing!! Thank you once again! I could not manage to travel ever again without you!!
Sent in by Michelle Londt
Johannesburg, 05 November 2020
Kerith was so helpful in organizing our trip to Mabula. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and she answers our questions timeously. Kerith’s pricing was excellent. Well done Kerith!
Sent in by Stacey Johnston
Johannesburg, 27 October 2020
Kerith was unbelievably professional and efficient from the beginning of our booking process. Nothing is ever too much and she calmed my nerves and answered my millions of questions without hesitation. It has honestly been such a pleasure booking through her.
Sent in by Rochelle Keene
Johannesburg, 06 October 2020
Ann and I cannot thank you enough for sorting out the mess we made with booking tickets to Port Elizabeth return. We so appreciate the fact that you took this over and sorted it out brilliantly - just what we wanted. In these covid times, it's actually ridiculous to think we can manage flight bookings ourselves. And thank you also for doing this while you were away. We know you faced challenges for us, which makes us even more grateful to you. And of course thanks for the boarding passes - we clean forgot to check in! We will now always do our bookings with you. What a PLEASURE!! Thank you again.
Sent in by Mary-Ann Glynos
Plettenberg Bay, 01 October 2020
Our Floral Fiesta trip was simply wonderful and a memorable experience. Thank you for putting it together for us at only one week's notice. The presentation of our itinerary was excellent and was full of useful information. Our accommodation was just what we like and we really appreciated your personal attention where you checked that we were indeed expected at our various stops. It went off without a hitch. Your final message to us at our last stopover presented with a tiny posy of flowers just rounded it all off beautifully. We have been telling all our friends about you!
Sent in by Auralia Edwards
Johannesburg , 14 February 2020
Wow. What an incredible experience! My travel life was made easier working through Kerith! Generally I stress about flights, bookings, checking in, delays etc. making sure everything works as it should. But this time it wasn’t the case at all. Everything was arranged for me. I highly recommend working with Kerith and I certainly look forward to arranging all my travels with her. Thank you again for creating memories. Xx
Sent in by Stacey Yalan
Sydney, 31 January 2020
If you need someone to help plan and design your trip here is the woman! She has such worldly knowledge she is amazing!
Sent in by Astrid Wendelstadt
Johannesburg, 31 January 2020
Kerith is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and she went out of her way to get me the best possible deal.
Sent in by Jess Cleland
Mauritius, 19 November 2019
I consider myself to be a bit of a travel pro, but even I know when to call in the real professionals... Kerith was fantastic in helping me from SA when I was stuck in Nairobi trying to sort out and rebook my flights for Bike 4 Paws. It's not often you book a one-way ticket to Guatemala, let alone end up having to book TWO one-way tickets to Guatemala. No thanks to SAA, their strike and cancelled flights... Based on today's experience I highly recommend Kerith's services!
Sent in by Donna Macleod
Hamburg, 19 November 2019
We had so much fun and it's all been so easy with Kerith Hulme! All the online check-ins and transfers and unexpected American things like baggage allowance are taken care of - holiday with none of the admin!
Sent in by Anitha Naidu
European School Tour, 07 November 2019
Working with Kerith Hulme as our tour organiser was an absolute breeze in the park. Being young, innovative and dynamic attracted her to the teenagers on tour. Parents felt comfortable and relaxed right from the start all the way through to the end. All tours and guides that were booked for us were professional and catered to the individual needs of the age group. The students thoroughly benefited from the knowledge that they gained. Kerith was able to plan the itinerary to perfectly cater for the needs of the students, as well as ensuring the staff had a smooth and easy time on tour.
Sent in by Matthew Short
Cape Town, 06 November 2019
Just a very small note to say a very BIG thank you to you for all your help, best efforts and constant professionalism experienced this weekend. We had an amazing weekend in Cape Town and are just so grateful to you for all your help in assisting us with the flights and car rental. Everything was so smooth, seamless and professional. We sincerely look forward to booking our next trip with you in the near future and really so appreciate your work ethic, ‘can do’ attitude and hard work. #BestTravelAgentEver Have a great day and hope to see you soon. Thanks so much!
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