Africa and The Middle East
Hello and Welcome
My name is Lynne and I am a Travel Counsellor based in East London. I have lived in Cape Town and Elliot in the Eastern Cape, and I have a daughter in the USA and a brother in New Zealand. I know all about being far from family and friends, so wherever you are in the world I can help you re-unite.
I have over 20 years experience working for Travel Management companies and I have been privileged to travel to over 30 different countries around the world. Some of these destinations include the USA, New Zealand, UK and Ireland, Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Far East countries as well as various Indian Ocean Islands.
Luckily I have “wings on my back” and my “seatbelt” has not yet been fastened as I still have so many bucket list places I would like to visit, with Croatia and Scandinavia being top of the list.
I have experienced all forms of travel from air, rail, cruising (ocean and river), coach tours and self-drive to walking city tours.
Some of my most memorable moments have been a Hot Air Balloon ride Pamukkale, Turkey, watching turtles hatch on the beach on Nosy Iranja, Madagascar, getting up close and personal at the majestic Niagara Falls, USA to rolling down a hill in a Zorb in Rotarua, New Zealand.
Travel is my passion and as I love to make dreams come true, being a Travel Counsellor allows me to focus on you and to make it happen. From accommodation, transport and sightseeing to local food and drinks – anything is possible!
I look forward to becoming your Travel Counsellor and as Hans Christian Anderson said – “To Travel is to Live” – let me help you live your dreams.
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:-
Sent in by Jessica Macdonald
Crieff, Scotland, 09 October 2021
I have no words to express how grateful I am to Lynne for helping my family and I get back to South Africa for a family funeral. In an incredibly stressful time (not just emotionally, but with all the changing COVID regulations as well), and she was a beacon of calm. She always knew what was going on. She stayed up way beyond normal working hours to book our flights as soon as the latest red list information came in, and in doing so saved us a considerable amount of money and stress. Thank you so much – I would recommend Lynne to anyone and will use her for all of our travels going forwards.
Sent in by Linda Bassingthwaighte
Paarl, SA, 07 September 2021
The most fabulous, ever efficient service received from Mrs Lynne Buys. I will never use another travel agent. Thank you, Lynne!
Sent in by Helen Wood
East London South Africa, 07 September 2021
WOW, what an awesome, professional and fast efficient service! Thank you, Lynne, you are a lifesaver! We would never have managed our short notice arrangements without you. A big thank you also for sorting all our needs for covid travel. You are so on the ball! Our daughter was able to be sorted out whilst in Germany by you here in SA and all complacencies met and booking's made. We as a family really appreciate all the travel arrangements that you do for us and they are always spot on!
Sent in by Jason Chambers
East Londin, 07 September 2021
Lynn is absolutely amazing. Her knowledge of every destination makes travel an absolute pleasure. Her personal involvement and prompt replies distinguish her from many other travel agents. I recommend her services to anyone.
Sent in by Jessica Macdonald
East London, 16 June 2021
Lynne assisted us with all the travel arrangements for our emigration to the UK in June 2021. Amid a global pandemic, she managed to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, taking care of all our flights, quarantine hotel bookings, extra luggage requests and more with such kindness and attention to detail. I am so grateful, and would absolutely recommend her services to anybody. Thank you so much Lynne, we will certainly be using you again in the future!
Sent in by Biddy Beckmann
East london , 07 April 2021
It was an absolute pleasure working with Lynne! She made our whole trip the most seamless booking experience! She went out of her way to make sure all was organized for us! I would highly recommend her as your travel agent!
Sent in by Angie Fae Beckmann
Port Elizabeth , 24 March 2021
I have been itching to travel again for the longest time and because of Covid, this hasn't been possible over the last year, so when Lynne emailed through an incredible deal for an all inclusive trip to Zanzibar, I didn't have to think twice before booking it. Of course travelling during a pandemic can be quite a daunting experience and I expected a few hiccups along the way. However, Lynne took care of us every step of the way, ensuring all the necessary forms were completed and ready before arriving at each airport check . We were able to follow our booking progress through the Travel Counsellors App, where all our documents, tickets and payments were uploaded. The best part was waking up in the morning and peaking at the countdown to our trip, on the App. :) Unfortunately our hotel in Zanzibar had experienced a fire and part of the hotel had burnt down. We were quite devastated and thought for sure that our dream holiday in Zanzibar had come to an end. Lynne worked her amazing travel counsellor magic and got us booked into a new hotel (which I actually think was better ;)) and we were back on track. I could not recommend Lynne enough, not only was she organized and professional, she also made the experience personal, sending us her top tips for our trip and getting us all excited for our first trip in this pandemic. I have already started looking at possible holiday destinations for later this year and I trust that Lynne will have it all covered. :)
Sent in by Lindy-Lee Abrey
Antibes, France , 27 January 2021
It's always a pleasant experience getting in touch with Lynne for any of my travel arrangements. She is friendly, compassionate, professional and very prompt with the service she delivers. I'm in the service industry myself and work as a Stewardess in the Yachting industry so my life is very fast paced and planning a holiday or even trying to get back to SA during COVID has been very strenuous. I never managed to make it back to SA for my best friend's wedding due to circumstances out of my control, but Lynne was very supportive and positive regardless. It's so important to love your job as Lynne does, but she is also empathetic which makes me feel comfortable and secure and happy to always use her in the future as I trust her. Lynne is also very thorough and just recently reminded me that we needed to change my flight details before the ticket expires. Without that reminder I would have forgotten. Lynne is all about quality and I would highly recommend using her to book your next travel experience.
Sent in by Olivia Stuart Taylor
United Kingdom, 25 January 2021
Lynne was an invaluable help to me for my long-haul trip near the end of 2020. The global travel restrictions were changing on a near daily basis, resulting in various forms, test and processes being required. Lynne ensured that I was equipped with all of the required information both for my home and destination countries, and was also in touch with me over the Winter holiday to ensure all went smoothly; given the conditions it was a huge comfort to me to know that help was on hand. I would definitely recommend her again, as well as the myTC app which was helpful during transit. Thank you!
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 082 553 1196