Africa and The Middle East
Welcome to my personal leisure website. I'm an independent Travel Counsellor in Pretoria. I studied BCom Hotel and Tourism Management and subsequently entered the exciting world of travel in 1997.
During my initial years in travel I serviced mainly corporate travellers, this entailed always being under pressure to offer top service with a smile and to find the most competitive prices and to provide fast and accurate information. I left the travel industry after seven years to pursue another passion of mine, gastronomy. I soon realised that travel is in my blood and returned to the industry two years later.
I then worked for the next three years in a busy retail travel agency with my focus in the leisure travel market and gained valuable first-hand knowledge on a vast spectrum of holiday destinations. During my twenty year travel career I experienced many travel opportunities to the UK, Europe, the Mediterranean as well as many fascinating countries like Morocco, Egypt, Thailand, Bali, Singapore and island destinations such as Mauritius and Seychelles, to name just a few. I have also travelled extensively through our beautiful country South Africa.
Travel is about making dreams come true. This can only be achieved by offering exceptional service and exceeding expectations. I am now part of the Best Travel Company in the World, Travel Counsellors. They offer complete back-up support from their head offices in Cape Town, combined with support from their UK Head Office, as well the advice & assistance from over 1700 Travel Counsellors represented in South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, the UK, Ireland and Dubai. I have access to the most competitive airfares, hotel rates and technology. From my home environment I am available to offer you a professional travel service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, or alternatively at a location that suits you best, be it in the comfort of your home, at the office, etc. I offer a comprehensive professional one-stop service, which entails offering the best airfares, deals and advice in arranging transfers, hotel accommodation, car rental, visas, foreign exchange, etc.
If you do not have any immediate travel requirements, feel free to send me an e-mail, to receive interesting travel information and specials. Remember travel is always the pursuing of a personal dream based on reliable information and good advance planning!
I look forward to hearing from you!
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...
08 October 2013
Dazzling Dubai I got to experience 5 days in Dubai, compliments of Emirates Airlines, JW Marriott Hotels and Travel Counsellors in-house tour operator, Phenix. Emirates Airlines got us there in time and in style. They offer 5 flights daily to and from Dubai, including direct flights from Cape Town and Dubai. Their in-flight entertainment system has been voted best in the world, for 9 years running. Needless to say, the flight was too short to experience ICE, as it is called, in all its brilliance. The Dubai Airport is an experience by itself, being the 4th busiest...
17 May 2012
I was privileged to exchange the cold South African winter for a few days in Mauritius with its all-year-round mild climate, to attend the annual Travel Counsellors Conference, from 17 – 20 May 2012. We stayed at the Shandrani Resort and Spa, a 5 Star Beachcomber property. The Hotel, only 10 minute’s drive from the airport, has a prime location on the east coast and is ideal for conferences and incentive groups. Internet connection is free of charge in the bedrooms and there are also Wifi-hotspots around the main restaurant. The standard of dining is superb and guests have the...
Sent in by Neels Campher
Pretoria, 20 April 2020
We are seasoned world travellers and have been fortunate to visit 63 countries of the world, of which the USA is one, but toured 30 of its states. There are also countries that we have been to several times. Our latest tour was to Vietnam and Cambodia during February 2020. We recommend Petroné without hesitation to all our family and friends as you can be assured that all your arrangements will be problem and hassle free. Petroné always has your best interest at heart. I can be demanding yet Petroné always remains calm, friendly and professional. Petroné also adds the “personal touch” e.g. when we boarded our flight to Singapore, the cabin crew handed to us (in economy class) a bag full of goodies to enjoy during the flight and on tour. The cherry on top was a personal card from Petroné in her own handwriting wishing us a safe journey and an enjoyable tour. This has never happened to us before on all our many trips and her kind gesture left us both in tears. We can wholeheartedly recommend Petroné as your Travel Counsellor! You won’t regret it.
Sent in by Ananda Steinmann
Pretoria, 11 March 2020
Petrone Schoeman has been our travel expert since 2016 and it is always a pleasure to work with. She is friendly, professional and well informed. She responds very promptly to requests. She gives amazing customer service. Thanks for making our journeys effortless without any worries. It is greatly appreciated.
Sent in by Kitty Du Preez
Pretoria, 24 April 2018
Goeie more. Hiermee wil ek graag onder u aandag bring dat ek besonder goeie diens van Petroné Schoeman ontvang het tydens my soektog na kwotasies vir 'n vakansiepakket. Ek het nooit lank gewag vir terugvoering van haar kant nie en sy het pertinent op my vrae geantwoord. Ek gaan haar aanbeveel by vriende, kennisse en familie wat 'n reisadviseur se dienste benodig. Vriendelike groete Kitty du Preez
Sent in by Riaz Adam
Pretoria, 04 March 2011
A short “hartelike baie dankie “ we all have our passports and visas and tickets. You are an amazing travel agent and the best one I have come across in my life and your work is absolutely brilliant. Thanks for playing a valuable part of making my dream come through of visiting these countries with my wife God \-willing. I look forward to chatting with you again in a few months time.
Sent in by Wilma Pretorius
Bronkhorstpruit, 26 August 2010
Hallo Petroné Ja, terug by die huis na ‘n wonderlike sorgvrye vakansie. Net weer ‘n woord van groot dankie aan jou vir al jou reëlings wat jy so professioneel korrek en tydig tref om dit vir ons gewone mense ‘n onvergeetlike vakansie te maak! Nogmaals dankie en as ons ooit weer so iets sou wou aanvang sal ons beslis weer aan jou deur kom klop. Intussen bly ons julle aanbeveel by almal wat hoegenaamd net lyk of hulle lus het vir vakansie! Groete en mooi wense Wilma Pretorius
Sent in by Jacques The Auditor General, Canada
Halifax, Canada, 24 April 2009
I want to thank Petrone for all the fine work you did in arranging mine and Kathleen's travel in South Africa. You have been enormously helpful and have given us fine advice and great service; and in fact the lodges you set up for us in Kruger promise to be a truly memorable holiday, and the highlight of our trip. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. You are an exceptional travel agent! Best regards Jacques Lapointe
Sent in by Wilma Pretorius
Bronkhorstspruit, 06 April 2009
Baie dankie vir jou uitstekende diens en jou bereidwilligheid om te help. Dit was die tweede keer dat ek van jou dienste gebruik gemaak het en as ek in die toekoms weer wil reis, sal jy die een wees om my reelings te tref.
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Contact me on 082 332 3889