Africa and The Middle East
Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life!
This is me, and I am extremely grateful to be in this position. I have worked in Travel my whole adult life, and dreamt about it since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I have been intrigued by the world and the amazing places out there and always known, as long as I can, I want to travel and be involved in travel.
I travelled extensively in my 20’s, while working for an international airline as a Flight Attendant, and on the ground. Once I married and started my own family, my travels slowed down a little, but I have never lost the wanderlust. I still try to travel as often as I can, but now I also get to travel through my clients travels. I like to get involved in the planning of a holiday and making sure it is 100% right for each person. Everybody is different, and so should their holidays be.
With Travel Counsellors I have access to wonderful systems and dedicated tour operators in various countries around the world, which allow me to create my own tailor made itineraries for each holiday. From Honeymoons in Sri Lanka, to a girls’ break on Gili Air in Bali and a group of friends to Vietnam for cooking experiences. I love creating these experiences and making sure that each holiday is special and suits the persons dream / bucket list ideals.
Booking travel can be stressful and overwhelming, with so many choices and options out there. I enjoy taking this stress off you, and make sure that I give the best options, both price and experience wise, for your specific needs and wants.
I am based in the Western Cape, but have clients throughout the world.
I would love to share in the planning of your travel goals.
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...
10 April 2018
Mosi-oa-Tunya, the destination that before your first day is over, you already can’t wait to go back! Be prepared to have your breath taken away, goosebumps from your toes to your head and tears of joy! From the moment you arrive, you are greeted by smiling, happy people who are willing to help, eager to please, and ready to tell stories of their land. We arrived as tourists and left with heavy hearts while saying farewell our new friends. Although this was a bucket list & anniversary trip with my husband, I never take off my Travel Counsellors cap. More so this...
21 November 2017
So they say that, Manchester is not a hot travel and tourism spot. They say it is supposed to be a business hub where you go to attend meetings and to meet colleagues and snap a quick pic of Manchester United stadium. Well, armed with my desire to find the beauty in everything, an offline map of the city centre on my phone, the Christmas spirit crawling into my bones in mid-November and my huge FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), I hit the streets with a direction in mind, the point where I would have my first Mince Pie Latte! As...
25 November 2015
Having been to Mauritius a couple of times, and after only ever seeing one Beachcomber Hotel, I was very excited to get this opportunity to see what Beachcomber had to offer. I have always considered Mauritius to be a Honeymoon beach island, and I was looking forward to seeing what was on offer. I got a chance to see all of their properties, Shandrani, Paradis, Dinarobin, Le Mauricia, Royal Palm, Le Victoria, Trou Aux Biches and Le Canonnier. From day one, I realised that my idea of Mauritius being only a beach holiday, was greatly wrong. Each of the properties offered great...
15 November 2013
I was very fortunate to be one of the lucky Travel Counsellors to be part of South African group that headed off to the UK to attend our international conference in Telford. Flying direct to the UK from South Africa was a real treat. Hop-on and hop-off - it’s quick, easy and comfortable. Virgin Atlantic Economy cabin is both spacious and comfortable. The meals, entertainment and cabin crew are a pleasure. A new domestic airline is now operating within the UK, called Little Red. It is part of Virgin Atlantic, and I was privileged...
08 September 2013
Ready – time to fly: When heading off to Dubai, the best choice of airline is definitely Emirates Airlines. It is spectacular in every way; the inflight entertainment is one of the best that I have experienced. It offers non-stop movies, series, music and games – all on demand and you can watch it as you wish. It made me wish that my flight was longer. When it comes to airline seats, I am a little taller than the average passenger, and yet, I was comfortable, without my knees knocking into the back of the passenger’s seat...
08 October 2012
When the possibility of a trip to Kalkan came my way, I must admit, I had to do some research on it, as I knew nothing of it! So, armed with my research and my wonderful Travel Counsellors system - Phenix, I was soon an expert on all things in Kalkan. Before I left I had already decided it was a beautiful place, set on the cliff sides and the images in my mind were of Mamma Mia. Getting to Kalkan is relatively easy. Turkish Airlines flies from South Africa direct to Istanbul. From Istanbul there...
07 October 2012
Having direct flights from Cape Town to Istanbul makes this city even more inviting. Turkish Airlines have new Airbuses operating on the South Africa route, and have an amazing entertainment system. I was lost for choice and had to force myself to shut eye, as I knew there was a huge day of sightseeing ahead for me. Luckily for me, I touched down in Istanbul, just before sunrise on a Sunday morning. My transfer into Sultanahmet therefore only took 15 minutes. During the week though, please be prepared for over an hour transfer....
19 May 2012
So, just when you think you have "been, seen, and finished" with Mauritius, something new and fresh pops up. Welcome LUX* Island Light! Lighter and Brighter. 5 Star properties with unique features. LUX* calls it "50 reasons to go...”, and are they just!! From coffee that is roasted and ground on the premises, the ice cream kiosk with freshly made ice cream and waffle cones to the secret treasure chest bar and the hidden message in a bottle which wins you a prize. Every day is a new fantasy. And, because the experience...
17 May 2012
Ever wished you could go on holiday and leave your purse behind? Well, thanks to Beachcomber’s Shandrani, you can...well almost...you might need some Rupees to buy that "must have" island shirt. The Shandrani Hotel is a five-star fully inclusive resort on the South Coast of Mauritius. The tariff includes all food, drinks, most sports and entertainment and the previously considered extras. The Shandrani has varied the atmosphere and style of its five restaurants. Menus list a delicious mix of French, Italian, Thai and Creole flavours. All in wonderful setting thought out the property....
20 August 2011
When this resort was built nearly 40 years ago, they had the pick of the island for the location. And this is where they chose to put their “piece of heaven”! Nestled peacefully on its own private peninsula, on the coast of Mauritius, fringed by over 1 mile of white sandy beaches, lies the incomparable and distinguished, Le St Géran. Terraced and balconied rooms all face out privately to the Indian Ocean. Under the calm sway of countless coconut palms, 60 acres of grounds take in tropical gardens, poolside and ocean dining. With immaculate health and...
19 August 2011
Sugar Beach is on the leeward West Coast of Mauritius. With over half a kilometre of sandy beaches, the resort covers more than 12 hectares featuring beautiful landscaped tropical gardens with contemporary plantation-style architecture. The buildings comprise the central reception, the Manor House and 16 Villas. Guests have access to the facilities of La Pirogue which is within walking distance. There is a choice of standard rooms, superior rooms and villa suites. All with their own private patio or balcony complete with easy chair, Ottoman and day bed. Sun Kids Club is free for...
13 August 2011
This was my second visit to the wonderful resort, and yet again, I was in Love! This hotel is situated on the West Coast of Mauritius on the wonderful Flic en Flac stretch of beach. This truly is one of the best stretches of beaches out there! Wide, long, clean, white beaches with crystal blue waters, and the most glorious sunset, makes this resort one of my favourites. Inspired by the famous fishing boats of Mauritius, this is where the resort gets its name – LA PIROGUE. The cottages all open privately onto the resort’s...
17 March 2011
Often just thought of as a “stopover” on route to Europe, UK, Far East and the Americas – the UAE is way under-estimated. There is far more to be discovered than just the wonder world of Dubai. I enjoy freedom when travelling, so always try to hire a car. I was worried about car hire in the Middle East though, with the driving being on the opposite side of the road, the congestion and possible road signs that I could not read. But, I decided to chance it, and head into a new adventure! My flight landed early...
11 April 2010
After reading the book, I Dreamt of Africa, I have always wanted to visit Central and Eastern Africa. So, when I was invited to attend an educational to Tanzania, I jumped at the opportunity! Getting to Tanzania is really quick and easy! A 3 hour flight from Johannesburg has you landing in Dar es Salaam – a bustling African City. We stayed at the Sea Cliff hotel for the night! What a treat this hotel is! Fantastic views and cool breezes from the Indian Ocean! The next morning we headed off to the...
01 August 2009
I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to join a 7 night cruise on the Mediterranean. Royal Caribbean offers world class cruise liners for you to enjoy. The Navigator of the Seas began and ended its journey in Civitavecchia - the port of Rome. This 7 night cruise took us on a journey to Genoa, Ville France, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca and Cagliari – Sardinia. What a wonderful experience it is to depart from a port onboard a luxury cruise liner! Live musicians, magicians, dancers and island style cocktails were enjoyed around the...
Sent in by Alex Pereira
Johannesburg, 05 February 2020
Lynde offers a professional, excellent service and is always ready to assist with any incurred problem and is always ready with an alternative solution. Customer care as received from Lynde is rare.
Sent in by Deidre Lekas
Australia, 18 January 2020
Thank you Lynde for your exceptional customer service and your attention to detail. The honeymoon couple from Australia had an amazing experience in South-Africa at Bakubung Bush Lodge.
Sent in by Margaret Stark
Cape Town, 25 September 2019
Great service, Lynde was always friendly, courteous helpful and replied promptly. Not only that but she anticipated potential problems and sorted them.
Sent in by Estelle Hendriksz
Hermanus, 06 September 2019
Again Petrus and I want to thank you for organizing our flights to Sao Paulo with SAA and to Panama with Copa Airlines. One of the airlines let us down, but if it wasn’t for your effort and dedication our holiday could have been ruined.
Sent in by Bea Van Graan
Witsand, 21 June 2018
In March 2018 Lynde helped me and my sister with a trip to Dubai and Phuket! She was wonderful in helping us chose accommodation, the best flights and providing us with helpful information and the booking of excursions. Thank you Lynde for your enthusiasm and for your occupation and for helping our dreams come true.
Sent in by Hester De Villiers
Worcester, 18 June 2018
Thank you so much for planning our tour, getting the visa, etc. We always feel we are in safe hands if you handle our tour, because everything is well planned and sorted.
Sent in by Tracy Smith
London, UK, 18 June 2018
During a visit to SA, I had to return unexpectedly to the UK. This marvel of a travel agent - who I didn't even book my ticket through - did absolutely everything for me & got me safely back. I cannot recommend her highly enough ... she is one of a kind ... a treasure!
Sent in by Sergio James Opperman
Ladismith, 18 June 2018
It's always great to book any trip with Lynde. She just knows what you want and will give you the best pricing options for holidays. I am definitely using her for all my travel needs. Keep it up. Your personality and funky attitude will definitely take you and your business far in the future. Take Care awesome lady. #TeamLynde
Sent in by Nicola De Jager
Worcester, 18 June 2018
I just want to thank you again for ALL the help with our Iceland trip and the visa sorted last week. I know NO OTHER travel agent who would have gone so far out of her way to help us — especially also in the evening for me. Please know that we really appreciate it!
Sent in by Janine Cooorr
Johannesburg , 16 November 2017
Lynde booked my Mom and I a trip to Thailand to see our kids. She sent extremely quick responses to my requests and was so professional:). We were kept informed of our flight time changes and she checked us in and pre-booked our seats without us having to lift a finger! Lynde went above and beyond to make my first time overseas an absolute pleasure! I recommend Lynde to all my friends and colleagues and will most definitely continue to do so. Ten out of ten!
Sent in by Nicky Abdinor
Cape Town, 16 November 2017
Lynde was recommended to me after I spoke at the Travel Counsellors Conference last year. It has been such a pleasure having her book my travel for business ever since then. Lynde always has great advice on travel options (she has travelled the world herself!) and I love that she is so quick to get back to me on any enquiry. She really goes the extra mile and her great sense of humour adds such a spark to our interactions! What makes Lynde especially unique in the travel industry is that she has first hand knowledge and advice on travelling with a disability as her husband is a wheelchair user. She knows the challenges involved which is a great assistance to me as a traveller with a disability.
Sent in by Catherine Prinsloo
Table View, Cape Town, 21 July 2010
I have been dealing with Lynde for a few years now and her service has always been superb, but she completely outdid herself when she organised my trip to Russia! She arranged absolutely everything from visas, travel vouchers, hotel bookings in places that you've never heard of (& where they don't speak or read English), and air tickets. All I had to do was to get on the plane! 6 Star Service!
Sent in by Luzanne, Marett, Retha, Isabeau and Mina Naude
Worcester, 20 July 2010
Lynde will be my go-to-girl for any and all future vacations. It is hard to find a great travel agent and I’m so lucky to have one for life. Lynde was always available and responded promptly to all my questions. Her organisation, planning, recommendations, knowledge, quotes, professionalism and customer service were all excellent, A++ A Big thank you - We had an amazing time in Thailand! All the best!
Sent in by Bea van Graan
Worcester, 28 October 2009
We recently travelled to Phuket and Lynde did our travel arrangements for the five of us. While we were having a blissful time abroad, the guy at the airport who checked us in, messed up and cancelled two of our seats for the flight home! We were absolutely unaware of it, while Lynde picked it up, spend hours on the phone and managed to rebook us on the same flight home. Lynde, you're amazing!
Sent in by Colin Ford
Johannesburg, 09 June 2009
Who said booking your travel on the Internet was cheaper and easier?! After spending ages searching the net for a good deal on a ticket to Europe, I called Lynde... within minutes (literally!!) she had a solution that saved me R2k on the cheapest flight I'd found. Plus she offered great advice on visas, hotels and car hire. She's an absolute genius. Much cleverer than the Internet!
Sent in by Shelley Cooper
Johannesburg, 14 April 2009
Lynde is a fantastic travel agent. I've given her tough itineraries to manage and it's always been perfect. She's creative and solves all challenges with enthusiasm. She always looks for the best deal. I will always use Lynde for all my personal travel.
Sent in by Nicola De Jager
Worcester, 31 March 2009
Lynde het oor die verloop van 18 maande 3 buitelandse reise vir ons gesin gereel en besprekings gedoen. Ek kan getuig dat sy elke keer uit haar pad gegaan het om inligting te bekom insake eindbestemmings wat soms redelik onbekend is bv. Antartika en Patagonia. Al ons visums was altyd betyds en die hotelle soos aanbeveel sentraal gelee met goeie diens. Sy het ook ervaring en weet waarvan sy praat.
Sent in by Christelle Botha
Worcester, 26 March 2009
Ons het nou al drie vakansies se reelings in Lyndelee se bekwame hande gelos en was nie 'n enkele keer spyt nie. Sy het ons elke keer met fantasitiese pakette gehelp en uit haar pad gegaan om die beste vir ons te bied. Sy is uitstekend met die reel van enige vakansie, ons vakansies het gewissel van 'n eiland-vakansie, river raft by die Victoria Falls tot 'n ski-vakansie. Well done, Lynde!
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