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Lynde-Lee Opperman

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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.


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My Videos

Nkomazi Game Reserve


A look at the Komati River from the lodge deck

The call of a Kgalagadi lion


Male lion calling in Kgalagadi

Moscow street scene.


Moscow street scene. Just off Red Square at 20:15 in May

Helicopter flight over Victoria Falls


Helicopter flight over Vic Falls while in flood

My Blog

I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.

Accessible Baltics

09 July 2019

Russia has always been on the top of my bucket list. I have explored many ways to travel and to see Russia, considering the difficulties that I would be faced with, the language, culture and behaviour, and then adding the challenge of travelling with a wheelchair. I decided to turn the word “challenge” into “opportunity” and then the planning got exciting and I created wonderful relationships with suppliers who were ready to assist and make Accessible Travel a reality. You can travel anywhere if you are differently abled, you just need to open your mind and heart, as to the best way for you to travel. Planning and insight are crucial and this is where I can help you. So, what did I eventually decide on? A cruise. But of course, there is not just one cruise line in the area, so I needed to look through each cruise and find the one that best suited our requirements. As with able bodied people, choosing a cruise that is perfectly suited to you is a tricky task. I have had the opportunity to study cruising and learn about the various cruise liners and what they offer, so matching the perfect cruise to each of my customers is a passion of mine. For us, the perfect cruise was Costa Cruises. I had many factors to consider when choosing our ship, namely the number of sea days (as my husband does not like being 'stuck' onboard a ship). Tender or docking, as a tender would not work with a wheelchair. A balcony cabin that is adapted, as even though we are only sleeping in the cabin, a balcony cabin is just wonderful – There is nothing quiet like waking up to the sound of the sea. And then, of course, the places we wanted to see, and how long the stop was in each place. The adapted cabin on Costa was perfectly adapted for wheelchair use. From the shower chair in the shower, to the grab rails and the little ramp over the balcony door lip. We opted for the unlimited drinks package which allowed us the freedom to enjoy the great Italian Coffee, Processo, water, juices, spirits and wines. This is very much recommended for a peace of mind cruise with no nasty bills at the end of your cruise. Our Cruises started in Stockholm, and it sailed through the Baltics to Helsinki, Tallinn and St Petersburg. In Stockholm I hired a Voi scooter to get around the city, and in Helsinki, a vintage bicycle. This is the best way to see the cities, as you can move around at your own pace, and both cities boast bicycle lanes which make it safe, even for novice scooter riders or cyclists. Stockholm first stole my heart, with its clean fresh air and beautiful scenery, and Helsinki went on to brag just how beautiful Scandinavia is! In St Petersburg, we decided to be adventurous and to use the underground. I did do some research before travelling and noted the stations that had a wheelchair sign so planned our day trip around these. This was fun and adventure to the max! Note: The wheelchair sign at these stations, means there is someone to assist you in taking the escalator in your chair, down about 100ms! But, it was doable, and an exciting adventure! St Petersburg is just beautiful. There is so much to see and do and the people are friendly and kind. This city deserves another visit. Cruising is a wonderful way to explore an area, and you only unpack once! Another bonus is that while you cruise you can eat, catch a show and sleep and the next morning the ship sails into your next port of call giving you an opportunity to explore. It saves you time and the hassle of packing and unpacking. Finding a cruise liner with a well-adapted room for Wheelchair use, made it even more attractive. Would I plan the same cruise if given the chance to redo this holiday? 100%! I'm already looking at our next cruise.

Vic Falls by wheelchair, foot, helicopter, river-boat and car

11 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 time, as I wanted to highlight Vic Falls as a destination for people with limited mobility issues. Every person is differently abled and so are their needs and requirements whilst travelling. During this trip, the times when we had challenges facing wheelchair access or concerns, they were quickly overcome by the wonderful people who were always willing to help. If you would like hints and tips on experiencing Vic Falls with limited mobility, please contact me and we can discuss your personal requirements and make sure all is booked as necessary. Travelling is not just about seeing a destination, it is about experiencing it too. From a helicopter flight, to a sundowner cruise, High tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel and viewing the falls in both Zimbabwe and Zambia; Vic Falls or the Zambezi River, it is all there for you to explore. The food is tasty and well made, restaurants are well maintained and the service is top notch. The only man I envy is the man who hasn’t been to Africa for he has so much to look forward too - Richard Mullen

Falling in Love with Manchester

22 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 far as reading directions go, I am not that great. I disagreed with myself many times as to which way I should be holding my phone (and it didn’t help trying to switch between the Compass App and Map App). In the end, I ditched the phone and wandered along. My reckoning, I can always catch a cab if I get too lost. Along the way, a beautiful Manchester was bragging to me. The city was clean, and sparkling, from the slight drizzle. The people were genuine. They smiled, they offered advice on which direction to go to find the best spots, and referred to me as “Luve”. After the recent tragedy in Manchester, I was expecting people to be cautious and cold, but they were anything but that. I fell in love with the buildings. While staring at one building, I was advised by a passerby, that it was originally a cotton factory, and that the best view was from the other side. I stumbled upon the City Hall, and the Manchester Christmas Markets. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Santa sits in the City Hall, it is larger than life, and all glistening. Wooden huts with everything from Nutcracker princes, to handmade tree ornaments, Nutella pancake’s, mulled wine, handcrafted sweets and decadent hot chocolate. A true winter wonderland, as the icy cold wind blows through the huts straight from Santa’s North Pole. Ahhhh, it is good to be a child at heart in a city that delivers Christmas dreams. I decided to try out some local transport. Taxis are convenient, the free Metro bus is, well, free. But my heart was stuck on the Tram. What a pleasure. Quick, clean and affordable (and I could now locate a station I needed to get off at, which was close to my hotel). I spent a further 4 days in the city whilst attending a Conference. I walked mostly everywhere, and found many gems that made my heart smile. I found my Mince Pie Latte and was served by a lovely friendly young lady, who seemed as excited about my coffee experience as I was. Don’t discount Manchester as a business city, it has so much more to offer. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must take it with us, or we will find it not” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Mauritius, the Beachcomber way

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 beaches, and then above that, they each had added extras which proved, Mauritius is more than just a tan. I have photos and information on each of the hotels, and would love to recommend to you as to which one would suit you best. There is way too much info to include on this one blog, so I will just highlight a thing or two about each resort that caught my eye. Shandrani It is super close to the airport. Close, but not annoyingly close. After your flight, it is a quick 15 minute drive and you are already sipping your first cocktail. And, speaking of cocktails, this resort offers a wonderful All inclusive package, which I would recommend. A choice of 3 fantastic beaches. A wild one with REAL waves, a calm swimming beach and a beautiful beach right in from of the main building. Paradis A super duper amazing golf course, a fantastic boat house with a wide range of water sports, from kite surfing to sailing and water skiing, snorkelling to wind surfing. And then, a wonderful platform on the beach for morning Yoga classes. This is definitely a sporty persons paradise. The beach is amazing, but you will feel too guilty to just sit and sip cocktails while a world of activities await. Keep in mind, Beachcomber offers unlimited free non motorised water sports, and water skiing. Dinarobin This is a hidden gem. Boardering on Paradis, you get to use all of Paradis facilities, from the restaurants, to the water sports and golf. Situated at the foot of Le Morne, it has the most spectacular views, sea or mountain facing. Dinarobin boasts an Adults only crescent. In addition to the adults only pool, there is also an alfresco beach bar area. It is sophisticated, elegant and a timeless beauty. Le Mauricia Fun, light hearted, vibey, young and active. Right in the heart of Grand Baie. It was wonderful to grab a bite to eat for breakfast and then take a 5 minute stroll along the beach to Grand Baie. Have somea henna tattoo, buy some souvenirs and then take off my flip flops and stroll back along the waters edge to jump into my bikini and go swimming in the sea. The rooms are bright and airy. The pool area is large and welcoming. Nightlife at Le Mauricia is wonderful, but if you do happen to get bored, you are 5 minutes away from island-style clubs and discos. Royal Palm It is quiet, private, exclusive and beautiful. Set next to Le Mauricia in Grand Baie, it is one of the Leading Hotels of the world. The natural rocks on the side of the hotel, make this beach very private. With only 69 suites - exclusivity is guaranteed. The hotel has hosted royals, political leaders, movie stars and sports stars who have enjoyed the privacy of its quiet beach, restaurants serving only the finest food and wines, and above all, the privilege of anonymity. If you are looking to just disappear and enjoy the resort, this is it! Le Victoria With large rooms, (large enough for 2 adults and 2 kids), a long beach (1.4 km long), and spacious hotel grounds, even if this hotel is fully booked, you feel like there is room for more. Wonderful snorkelling in the marine park close to the shore, a fantastic kiddies club and lively evening entertain which is open air. With the majority of the guests being from South Africa, you can be sure to make some new “not-local” local friends. Trou Aux Biches I left a part of my heart at this resort. My definite favourite. Run by the most amazing Mauritian woman who has won a Presidents award for her contribution to Tourism in Mauritius, you can be assured that every bit of your holiday will be just perfect. This eco-friendly resort boasts over 100 swimming pools, a 20 cabin Spa by Clarins, an extensive Boat house, with everything from paddle boating, to stand up paddling and water skiing. Six amazing restaurants, each with their own vibe. Le Canonnier Caught by surprise. This resort captured my heart. The last resort that I got to see and experience before leaving the island. My stay started with an Archery lesson right at the resort. The instructors were wonderful and patient and got me to the bulls-eye. The beaches are small, yet spacious and so varied. If you take the All Inclusive option at this resort, it is fully interchangeable with the nearby Le Mauricia. The Spa by Clarins is so unique and is set in the branches of an old Banyan tree. The Kiddies club is in an old Lighthouse which is sure to capture all children. The atmosphere is very relaxed throughout the resort. Large beanbags are scatted on beach sand, where you can lay back, sip on a cocktail and relax under the palm trees. Le Navigator has wonderful panoramic views of the north of the island and serves as a restaurant, and later an open air nightclub. This resort definitely ticks all the boxes. During my time on the island, we took some time to visit 2 Rum distilleries, a Sugar mill and some of the local sites at Grand Basin and Black River Gorges. We ventured into Port Louis and participated in an Amazing Race activity. This was a wonderful opportunity to get to interact with the locals, try local dishes and drinks, to experience the fruit and vegetable markets, learn about their history, visit the new Waterfront area and learn. Port Louis is not to be over looked on your island holiday. Not to be missed on your island holiday, is a catamaran cruise. It is a wonderful way to experience one of Mauritius sunsets. Mauritius, more than just a tan.

London is calling, answer it with a Virgin Atlantic air ticket

18 December 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 to experience it. A short 35 minute flight from London to Manchester, with a full bar service! Unheard of before! Seats are leather, spacious and comfortable. Our conference in Telford was inspiring and motivating. It was wonderful to celebrate achievements with new and old friends. Telford is a beautiful town in the West Midlands – definitely on my bucket list is to go back to this area. So beautiful, especially in autumn. But of course, any trip to the UK would not be complete without venturing into London. It is important to choose the right hotel in London. There are so many to choose from and it can get very daunting. Remember to discuss your needs and wants with me when deciding on a hotel. Factors when choosing a hotel in London: • Proximity to Tube station • Which tube station – remember, Piccadilly line is a direct line to Heathrow. So airport transport is quick and easy. • Size of hotel – remember larger hotels have groups, which can be noisy • Free Wi-Fi in rooms – this is important, as data bundles are expensive when travelling • Quality of room • Bathroom – Most hotels offer showers, some both showers and a bath. There is an endless list of things to see and do in London. My favourite would have to be Ripley’s Museum. It is a factual museum packed with unbelievable memorabilia and information. I literally spent hours there! Loads of fun for the whole family. For a trip back in time, a visit to the Tower of London is a must. The Crown Jewels are so awe inspiring, and a treat to witness. Be sure to squeeze in a stop there. Getting around London is both easy and affordable. The London Underground is easy and fun to navigate. You feel like a great adventurer when you work out a route which includes multiple lines, and you can hop across the city like a bouncing ball. But, as easy as the Underground is, don’t be sucked into it. Be sure to get out in the open. Grab a raincoat (yes, you will need one) and walk the streets. You will be amazed at all the beauty you see between stations. From Russell Square, to Hyde Park, Notting Hill and Portobello Road, to Westminster Abby, Southbank and Covent Gardens. I thoroughly enjoyed my day out in the open. I met Santa, smiled at policemen on horseback in Hyde Park, grabbed a bite to eat from a street side café and experienced the winter Christmas market on the Southbank while eating warm roasted chestnuts. Returning to South Africa was an absolutely amazing experience! Virgin Atlantic spoilt us with Upper Class (Business class) seats. This is definitely THE way to travel! French Champagne, flat beds, wonderfully catered food, dedicated cabin crew, pj’s, fluffy duvets and a soft pillow. The list is endless. Congratulations Virgin, you have spoilt me. This was my fifth trip to London, and I miss it already. I can’t wait to go back. While trying to sum up how I felt after my trip, I came across this quote by Samuel Johnson; "Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."

Ready, Steady, ACTION! Dubai, get up and go!

01 October 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 in front of me. The food and drinks on board are plentiful and enjoyable. Steady – feet on the ground, where to stay: When asked, “What is your favourite hotel in Dubai?” It is hard to name just one. I have a list now of various hotels, and taking into account; budget, location and facilities, there is a hotel for everyone. It can be daunting choosing the right hotel, be sure to give me as much information about your needs and wants in a hotel, so that I can get the best suited hotel for your requirements I fell in love with the JW Marriott Marquis. I was blown away by the rooms, facilities, food, staff and the fact that it is the highest hotel in the world! 72 floors of hotel and this x2! The two towers billow into the atmosphere and give spectacular views. A must do, is the Vault Bar on the 72 floor. Enjoy drinks while overlooking Dubai! Action! – What to do As for the action, Dubai is packed with options for the super adventurous traveller to the “been there, done that” tourist. A Desert Safari and Camel riding, is a favourite option with most Dubai visitors, and is a great way to experience the natural side of Dubai. And then, the best way to experience the man-made side of Dubai, is a trip up the Burj Khalifa, at 163 floors, it is the World’s Tallest building. Imagine it - Dubai either has it, or is busy creating it (sneak - inside info, I got a sneak view of the World’s biggest “Eye” being built – like the London Eye, but it is being built on its own island and it is going to be huge!) This will definitely be on my to-do list, on my next visit. Put aside at least 4 days for adventure – you will not be sorry. Aquaventure at the Atlantis the Palms, will keep you busy for a day. High water slides await, as do dolphin encounters and underwater walks. Sky-diving onto Jumeirah Beach is increasingly popular, and gives you a great chance to view the coastline of this magnificent city. The beach hotels along Jumeriah, like the Le Royal Meridien Resort and Spa, offer wonderful water sports from the hotels beach. You can water-ski, Banana boat, snorkel and tube. A great way to see the old part of Dubai at night, with all its lights, sounds and smells, is on-board a Dhow River Cruise. It is a very traditional and a great way to relax after a full day of adrenaline. If you feel you have had enough adventure then dive into the shops. The shopping centres are a maze of tempting worldwide goodies. You will not be lost for choice. A really easy, affordable and fun way to get around Dubai is with Dubai Metro. Forget traffic jams and head on over to the Metro. This is built above the streets of Dubai, and trains are very frequent and fast. They buzz from the Airport to Jumeriah and are super quick & super cheap. There are stops at the major tourist attractions and malls. It is definitely worth trying. Dubai is calling, answer and be wowed!

Kalkan and other Turkish delights

26 November 2013

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 are 6 flights a day to Dalaman. A 1½ hour transfer from Dalaman Airport has you in Kalkan – the beautiful little seaside resort nestled on the South Coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean. I was fortunate to stay at the Likya Residence and Spa, set on the cliffs overlooking the town and ocean. Positively, definitely THE best resort in the Village. Likya is a very relaxed resort with beautiful stone walls, 3 different pools, views of both the sea and the Kalkan town and the most amazing and refreshing rooms. It was hard to do anything BUT relax at Likya. The food was scrumptious, from Mesa Plata’s and local delights to fresh pastas and juicy salads. You can choose to spend your whole vacation just relaxing at Likya, making use of their Spa and getting treatments like a Turkish Bath, massages, facials, mani’s and pedi’s, and then spending the rest of the time relaxing at the pool. This is an ideal holiday for many, and will send you back to your hustle and bustle life, totally rejuvenated. If this is not your type of holiday, never fear – there is a whole new adventure waiting for you. The list of activities is very inviting. We were lucky enough to head out on a Gullet for the day, into the Mediterranean. The ocean is surprisingly warm, and it also has a relatively high salt content, so you find yourself bobbing on top while snorkelling. This was a wonderful experience, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the South of Turkey. You can also Paraglide, take speedboat trips, go Scuba diving and enjoy a sundowner’s cruise. Likya serves wonderful dinners. We were fortunate to be guests of theirs for dinner one evening. The views from the outdoor dinner venue of the town at night were truly breath taking. The remainder of the time we dined in Kalkan Harbour at Aubergines, and Trio. The two were both very lovely restaurants right on the water’s edge. One thing that you will not find difficult to find in Kalkan is a place to eat. Locals boast that in the small seaside village there are over 150 restaurants. On my final day in Kalkan, I chose to pop on over to the nearby village on Kas. It is about 30kms from Kalkan and is a very picturesque little seaside town. I instantly fell in love with Kas. On the journey to Kas, you do pass a couple of open beaches. I would definitely recommend that if you do take the day trip, be sure to pack your bathing suit and stop along the way. Lunch in Kas would not be complete without a Turkish Ice Cream. I had only found the real Turkish Ice Cream in Istanbul, and then could not find any in Kalkan, but, if you are in Kalkan and your desire is large enough, there is a Turkish Ice Cream stand in Kas. It was very sad to say goodbye to Kalkan. My preconceived images in my mind of the town were spot on! Kalkan is a wonderful place. The people are friendly, the town is beautiful and the whole experience is so different to any other seaside holiday I have ever had. Kalkan, like all the towns on the South Coast of Turkey, closes for the winter as the winters are harsh and makes for an unpleasant vacation. During this time though, the resorts renovate, build, fix and prepare for the new season ahead. During the summer months, very little (if any) building work can be seen. To Turkey, I say: Tesekkur Ederim, dahaki sefere kadar (Thank you, until next time!)

24 Hours in Istanbul

20 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. Whilst transferring to Sultanahmet, I was amazed at how clean the city looked. The old city walls, lined the road on the one side, while the Sea of Marmara was on the other side. It really is beautiful and offers a very comforting welcome to a new city. Once in Sultanahmet, I dropped my bags off at a very quaint and beautiful Boutique Hotel and set off on foot to find out why this city is so highly recommended. I definitely made the perfect choice of location for a hotel. I was literally 2 blocks from the Blue Mosque and 2 blocks from the Bosphorus River in the other direction. Once again I was reminded of how fortunate I am to have the Travel Counsellors booking system at my finger tips. Whilst choosing my hotel in our Phenix system, I could read up on reviews from previous Travel Counsellors guests, see the exact location of the hotel, and get a street view. I was really happy to have myself as my own Personal Travel Counsellor! I made it to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia by about 08:30 in the morning. They both only open by 9am, so the area was still quiet and peaceful. I got to walk around the gardens and take some wonderful photos and just experience the awe inspiring buildings. By 09:30 the area was packed, so I would definitely recommend getting there nice and early, if you want to experience the peace and tranquillity which this area can offer. The cobbled streets of Sultanahmet are very beautiful and well maintained. Turkish tea and Baklava easily drag you into the street side cafes. While roasted walnut and freshly baked breads from street vendors entice you to snack while walking. Either way, you can’t go wrong! As I only had 24 hours to enjoy the city, I chose to do the ultimate tourist tour – the Hop on Hop off bus. It departs from Sultanahmet at 10 am, and the route takes approximately 1.5 hours, if you don’t hop off it. I thoroughly enjoyed this. I got to see the old and new town, Taksim, drove along the Sea of Marmara, all the way up to Eyup, Galata and Ataturk Bridges and along the Bosphorus River, to name a few. After the Hop on Hop off bus, I decided to walk down to the Bosphorus River, to take in more of the local atmosphere. The Galata Bridge is a wonderful area. The local’s fish directly off the bridge and the restaurants which serve their fresh catches are along the river’s edge or just under the bridge. I did not try the fish, but chose a Turkish Ice Cream. What a treat! If you try one thing in Istanbul, make sure it is their ice cream! As there were still a couple of hours left in the day, I was tempted onto a cruise along the Bosphorus River to the Bosphorus Bridge. There are many boats waiting at the water’s edge, and I would recommend that you work this into your itinerary. The whole cruise takes about 1.5 hours and goes from the Galata Bridge to the Bosphorus Bridge. Along the way, you pass the Maidens Tower. This was a very relaxing way to see the city from the water. Ending my day with a Mesa Plata, and an ice cold Efes, I could not help but promise this beautiful city, that I would be back to explore the streets some more.

Indulging Maurtius

27 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 is so fantastical, you will want to call home - that is one of the other 50 reasons - find the "red call box" and call home for free – at any time of day or night for the whole duration of your stay! I had the privilege of being a guest at LUX* Belle Mare. From the Beach Junior Suites to the Maharajah Suite, you are guaranteed to be impressed. The rooms are all are sea facing with a balcony or terrace. The bathrooms are marble with a separate bath and shower. The mattresses are dream material - to set the mood for a "sleep tight" experience. Scattered around the resort are hammocks and bean bags. At night they are used for impromptu al fresco cinema. Yes, you guessed it - a cinema on the beach. Breads, pizzas, fruit and vegetables and water, all produced on the premises, or by locals nearby. The water is bottled in recyclable glass bottles. The wine is bottled and labelled especially for LUX* As for the little ones - all is taken care of with the wonderful LUX* PLAY. Whether it is treasure hunts, sand castle competitions, water or land sports, or cake icing - kids are happy and cared for. So, next time you think, Mauritius, been there, done that....think again, and give me a call. I would love to send you the full 50 reasons to go, and share more information on these wonderful LUX* properties. Truly a new favourite on Mauritius.

All Inclusive Luxury in Mauritius

27 May 2012

Ever wished you could go on holiday and leave your purse behind? Well, thanks to Beachcomber’s Shandrani, you can...well 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. I tried 3 different restaurants, and wow, all the food was fantastic. Quality food prepared by friendly staff. My favourite though, has to be the diversity of the beaches. On the one side, there is a wonderful calm beach, but just around the corner, is a "wild" beach, where waves crash into the shore. So, depending on your mood, there is a beach for you. As I was in Mauritius for our Annual Travel Counsellors conference, I got to experience the Conferencing facilities first hand. This is a great resort for conferences. The conference room is set in the middle of the resort, near reception and close to the main facilities, such as dining area, pool, beach and bar. Even though you are in conference, at tea time, you can run and put your toes in the beautiful Indian Ocean. This is a real treat - a wonderful conference setting which feels like more of a reward, than a conference! The rooms are set throughout the resort, all sea facing. As the resort is large, you will often see little golf carts readily available to pick you up and transport you to your ideal place. However, as the food is so great, the walk to your room is openly embraced, and helps take the guilt away from over indulging in desserts. The Spa is beautifully set in the gardens. Water and greenery all around you to relax and enhance your experience. Professional therapists specialize in a series of spa treatments using local ingredients in the massage oils and the products of the renowned French manufacturer, Clarins. This hotel is a quick 10 minute transfer from the airport and the closest shopping is only 12kms away in Mahebourg. Mauritius - there is something for everybody!

One and Only Le Saint Geran - Affordable Luxury

02 September 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 beauty treatments, golf, tennis and water sports, here is a place that always fulfils the promise of its timeless reputation. One&Only Le Saint Géran is north facing basking on the golden peninsula of Belle Mare on the island’s northeast coast, surrounded by 60 acres of tropical gardens and thousands of swaying coconut trees. Immortalized in Bernadin de Saint Pierre’s novel ‘Paul et Virginie’, the peninsula is near the site of Le Saint Géran shipwreck. One hour from the airport, 40 minutes from the capital Port Louis and 20 minutes from Le Touessrok. Dining at Le Saint Géran is a holiday experience of its own! Be sure to try out Rasoi by Vaneet. This exceptional tropical waterside restaurant features the multi-award winning contemporary Indian cuisine of Vineet Bhatia. Other restaurants include the La Terrasse and Prime. KidsOnly is free for all children from 4 to 11 years and provides imaginative daily programmes, age-appropriate activities, facilities and amenities, from 10am to 10pm. A teen’s club offers free membership to 12 to 17 year-olds giving them the opportunity to connect with new friends from around the world in a safe and fun environment. If it is sports you are after, look no further! Sports offered at no charge • Water sports: Hobie cats, kayaks, Laser sailing boats, pedal boats, unlimited water-skiing in the protected resort’s lagoon, windsurfing, aqua-gym sessions in the pool, glass-bottom and snorkelling boat trips several times a day. • Land sports: Golf on the 9-hole par 33 Gary Player designed golf course includes a One&Only Golf Academy. Expert Golf tuition is provided by the Academy’s Pro for a nominal fee. Use of the course is complimentary. Five floodlit tennis courts (synthetic grass). The use of the courts is complimentary. Coaching is done by Peter Burwash who is an International’s expert and there is a nominal fee for this. The Peter Burwash International Tennis Centre is open daily from 7am to 10pm. Other complimentary activities include bocciball, beach volleyball, badminton, tennis volley, croquet, table tennis and cycling (cross-country bicycle rides). Horse-riding is also available for a nominal fee. Option sports at a charge: • Water sports: Scuba diving (PADI and NAUI approved open water courses available), small game fishing, deep-sea fishing, banana and tube rides, catamaran sailing and cruises. Other leisure facilities include a fully equipped Spa, hair dressing salon and a cutting edge fitness centre. This is an all Suite resort, offering 3 room categories, the Junior Suites, the Ocean Suites and the Villa. All suites feature a private terrace or balcony facing the ocean or bay as well as a door opening onto a tropical garden. All guests have personalised 24-hour butler service. Attention to every detail, fulfilment of every desire. One&Only Le Saint Géran is a work of art, deserving of its status as a Leading Hotel of the World. You only need to experience a One&Only Hotel once to be hooked.

Sugar Beach - Sugar and Spice and all things NICE

01 September 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 all children from 2-11 years and provides world-class attractions. Members can also enjoy golf, tennis, windsurfing and swimming clinics and environmental excursions with a focus on educational enrichment throughout their stay. The Sun Kids Club is housed in a life size “Hansel and Gretel” house. For the teens there is the @Sungeneration. The main pool and its surrounding decks offer fun and relaxation for all ages. A specially designed kid’s area has a walk-in beach edge and is separated from the main pool by a series of stepping stones. There is also a relaxing bubble pool, and a south pool which is in a quieter relaxing area. The food is fantastic and you can choose between Mon Plaisir, Tides Restaurant, Citronellas Café and the Neighbouring Paul and Virginie at La Pirogue. The sports offered free of charge include; kayaks, laser sails, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkelling, unlimited waterskiing and windsurfing, fun boat, aqua-gym classes, water polo, volley polo, basket polo, six floodlit tennis courts, aerobics, steps, stretching and yoga classes, badminton, bocciball, Frisbee, jogging, mini football, table tennis and volleyball. Additional sports at an additional fee include; scuba diving, big game fishing, parasailing, full day catamaran cruises, oxoon, horse riding, mountain biking, golf at Le Touessrok and Tamarina Golf Club. There is a Spa with a host of beauty and body treatments including the Hammam treatments with the exotic black soap massage. The gym offers cardio equipment, a martial arts area, a group interactive spinning classes, vibragym, pilates and daily yoga and aerobics. For a Truly SWEET deal on a Top class hotel with EVERYTHING you need – try SUGAR BEACH! For more information contact Lynde

La Pirogue Mauritius - Authentically Mauritian!

31 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 magnificent palm-grove of over 1000 coconut trees right on the sea, it features warm shade and great comfort in a very relaxed atmosphere. The resort boasts a magnificent infinity pool of over 1000 square meters. It has a harmonious combination of intimately cosy coves and open play areas, islets along with the Paul and Virginie restaurant, all within the pool. The resort is ideally situated in the proximity of the island’s main commercial centres of Port Louis (25 minutes), Quatre Bornes (25 minutes), and Curepipe (45 minutes). Thanks to its west-coast location, La Pirogue offers numerous excursion opportunities, notably to Casela Park, Chamarel and its seven-coloured earth and the natural South. Other destinations of interest are Black River and the outstanding Tamarina Golf Course. The sports offered free of charge at La Pirogue include; kayaking, laser-sailing, pedal boats, glass-bottom-boat rides, snorkelling, water-skiing outside the lagoon, windsurfing, sailing (sport catamarans), aqua-gym classes, tennis, aerobics, stretching and yoga classes, frisbee, jogging, mini-football, mini-golf, ping-pong, beach volleyball, basketball, badminton, bocciball and water polo. Additional sports that are offered at an additional charge are; scuba-diving, big-game fishing, archery, parasailing, banana boat, catamaran outings, horse riding and mountain biking. For children, there is the Sun Kids Club (for 2-11 year olds) and the Teens Club (for 11-17 year olds). It is open 12 hours a day; it is purpose-planned and equipped to cater for the specific needs of children on holiday. The services of a babysitter (for which there is an additional charge) are also available. Let La Pirogue steal YOUR heart! For more information contact Lynde

The United Arab Emirates - more than just a "stopover"

19 July 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 in the morning, and after collecting the hire car, I was set to leave the airport at 08:30 am! Heading out right into PEAK traffic. However, the other drivers were not aggressive at all and the roads are in a good condition. Driving in the UAE is relatively easy. An important note though, make sure your GPS maps are VERY current, as the roads change often. From Dubai, we drove through the wonderful Hajar Mountains. Beautiful jaggered mountains with dry Wadi’s (river beds). We reached our first destination-Fujairah! Fujairah is on the East Coast of the UAE on the Gulf of Oman. The hotel of choice here was the JAL Fujairah. It offers wonderful activities for Children (including the activity course in the sea), excellent cuisine, wonderful views, clean beaches, beautiful pools, friendly staff, and large comfortable rooms. Fujairah is very much more relaxed than Dubai. You can lie on the beach and forget where you are! We chose to drive along the Persian Gulf on our journey back to Dubai, passing through Ras al Khaimah, Ajman, Sharjah and Umm al Quwain. It was very different to be driving on a world class highway through desert sand dunes spotted with camels. Then, as you approach Dubai, towering over the dunes is the World’s Tallest Building – the Burj Khalifa! What a treat! Dubai is magnificent! Totally man made and very awe inspiring! From the Dubai Marina, to the Burj al Arab – the 7 Star resort built on a manmade island, to the floating bridge which crosses the Dubai Creek, and the Mall of the Emirates, which houses the Ski Slope with real snow! It is wonderful to see just what IS possible! Dubai “old town” is very congested, but well worth a visit. Be sure to bargain in all the Souks!! From Dubai the next destination was Abu Dhabi. This is a wonderful “green” city. Lots of grass, trees and water ways. Very pretty and very well kept. This to me is the “best kept secret” of the UAE. Only an hour from Dubai, but worth the trip. Close to Dubai is the newly developed YAS Island. YAS Island is home to Ferrari World and the world’s fastest Rollercoaster – the Formula Rosso. Reaching speeds of up to 240kms an hour. This is an adventure park for the young and old. YAS Island is also home to the Yas Marine Circuit – where the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi will be hosted. Be sure not to miss this gem! So, next time you are looking for a destination, don’t put the Middle East aside. A vacation to the UAE is an all-in-one vacation. From beach, to shopping and sightseeing, to adventure parks! On an exciting note to physically disabled travellers - this trip was done with my husband, a T5 Paraplegic. The hotels that I booked were all fully adapted for Wheelchair use. Most of the areas we visited were accessible by wheelchair.

Tanzania - Dar es Salaam, Selous, Zanzibar, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Lake Manyara!

21 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 airport for our flight to Selous. We flew with FlightLink in a charter aircraft. Our group went in 2 planes, .an 8 seater and a 4 seater! What an experience! The pilots were amazing and we got to see the landscape – luscious green bush and muddy deltas from the air. We landed on a dirt runway, where the elephants had earlier left dung! Selous is truly the World’s Best kept secret. Hidden in the South of Tanzania, this park is on the Rafiji River. The vegetation is dense and the whole park gives you a feeling of peacefulness! The resorts are world class high standard, and the staff are really amazing! After a wonderful lunch, we climbed back into our little ‘toy’ planes, and headed off to Zanzibar. We stayed in Stone Town on the west coast, and really got a feel of the local life. I sat on the beach, in a local Beach Bar, enjoying Dava’s whilst listening to the sea! The next morning we headed back in time, and went on a tour of Stone Town! The buildings and doors are all old and all have a story! It was wonderful to listen to the guide and imagine the history! The local market was full of fresh produce, and it was great to see the locals interacting, and then try my own luck at bargaining… I think I need more practice though! It was then time to make our way to the Ngorongoro Crater! How wonderful to arrive at a lodge overlooking the entire crater. You feel like you are sitting on a cloud overlooking the Eighth Wonder of the World. The crater sides are steep, and as such, the animals don’t often attempt to leave the crater. So, you have a huge bio-diversity of animals all contained in the crater, which is 19 kilometres by 16 kilometres. The animals all seem so happy, relaxed and well fed! From Rhinos, to cheetahs, lions and flamingos, the list is endless! After a wonderful day in the crater, we left and travelled through the Ngorongoro conservancy area which joins onto the Serengeti! I had high expectations of Serengeti, but realised very soon, that they were not high enough! It is hard to imagine how perfect nature can be until you experience the Serengeti! The Endless Plains take your breath away, as you watch the Wildebeest migrating towards the Grumeti River. Lion lie by the roadside, exhausted from the days hunt, and the cheetah “cries, as he can’t climb the tree”. Right in front of our vehicle, the mother cheetah crosses the road with her 5 cubs. After 2 lovely days in the Serengeti, including an afternoon in the Western Corridor, we headed to Lake Manyara! Lake Manyara, is known for its Blue Monkeys, tree climbing Lions and bird life, and was a treat at the end of our trip! The park is situated around Lake Manyara, and, as with Selous, Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the animals are very calm, relaxed, and well fed! I could have stayed in Nature from much longer. But, we needed to make our journey back to the “real world”. We had an early morning start from Lake Manyara, and our wonderful driver and guide delivered us safely to Kilimanjaro Airport. Through doing this trip, I have realised how affordable, accessible and important it is to visit Tanzania. All itineraries are tailor made to each client’s needs, requirements, budgets and interests. It was truly a dream holiday, and I will be heading back there very soon! For more info give me a call Regards Lynde

Mediterranean Cruising

26 October 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 pool! We sailed the night away and in the morning we woke up in the port in Genoa! The morning was spent exploring Genoa, and in the afternoon, we headed back to the Cruise liner for an evening of entertainment (first class ice skaters in a wonderful show), and we enjoyed a three course dinner in the magnificent dining room. After a long, adventurous day, it was great to be able to walk back to your stateroom, and to fall asleep, knowing that in the morning a new Country / City and adventure was awaiting for me to explore! Ville France lived up to its high expectations. This is the port for Nice, Eze, Monaco and Monte Carlo, and Cannes. All are located relatively close to the port, so you can easily get to experience the true French Riviera! The historical buildings, cobbled streets and famous landmarks, will have you planning another vacation! Back on the boat, we sailed away and headed for Barcelona. But there was still an evening packed with entertainment! The Captain Reception was held on the Royal Promenade – the shopping and entertainment centre on the cruise liner. After that, a wonderful 60’s style Mardi Gras started on the Promenade, with live performers and entertainers. We docked in Barcelona in the morning, for a full 12 hours. What a treat, as there is so much to do and see in Barcelona. Be sure to pack in comfortable walking shoes, and be sure to discover all the art work of Gaudi! The next two stops were Palma de Mallorca and Cagliari. Both of these are beautiful islands with magnificent beaches. A day spent on each, gave me a very good idea of where the perfect European beach breaks should be spent. We then spent a day at sea. This was great, as the rest of the cruise had been so action packed, and it was now time to explore the wonderful cruise liner. With its rock climbing wall, mini golf course, basketball court, swimming pools, Jacuzzi’s, gym, spa, theatre, library, shops, casino and endless restaurants and bars, the day was very full! We docked at Civitavecchia early and disembarked at about 7am. This allowed a full day of touring Rome and I saw the sights of the Vatican, Parthenon, Coliseum, Tivoli Fountains and so much more. I would definitely recommend Cruising as a vacation for all age groups. There are many choices when it comes to choosing the right cruise liner and itinerary for you. Give me a call, I would love to find the right one for you, and let you set sail on a holiday of a lifetime!

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