Africa and The Middle East
Welcome and thank you for visiting my web page.
I am an experienced Leisure and Corporate Travel Counsellor with over 16 years of experience in the travel industry. As a result of my passion, professionalism, and personal service I have won the title Best Travel Counsellor Award in South Africa for 2020 and I have retained the status of Gold Travel Counsellor since 2014, so you can be assured you are in good hands.
Being part of the Travel Counsellors franchise, unlike a traditional retail travel agency, means that I can be available at a time and place that best suits you – 24/7 from the comfort of your home or office! No opening or closing hours and each and every time you call, you will only speak to me.
Owning and growing my own business, means that I will always do my best for my clients to ensure a smooth, hassle-free, enjoyable holiday of a lifetime, (especially when it comes to travelling with little one's). I have 2 children aged 10 and 7, so I know how important the extra things are, like having a child meal ordered on their first overseas flight or a really cool seat next to the window. I truly believe that no 2 holidays should ever be the same and that a 'personal touch' makes all the difference.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to a variety of destinations across the UK and Europe - with Paris being my favourite city, the USA – I LOVE Orlando and Hawaii, the East - nothing offers beauty like Thailand, the deserts of the Middle East and many beautiful islands like Tenerife and Mauritius, so I can offer first-hand product knowledge on these destinations and others.
Founded in 1994, Travel Counsellors now has over 1900 home-based travel located across six countries. The company’s home-based Travel Counsellor franchisees in South Africa are supported by a dedicated team in Cape Town, and we benefit from a further support team at the company’s UK head office. Being part of this group means I have access to over 800,000 quality hotels worldwide, a vast choice of tour operators, airlines, car rental and visa companies, travel insurance as well as transfer companies, to enable me to tailor-make your dream holiday.
I am confident that together with Travel Counsellors award-winning systems, global reach and buying power, that I can be of service to you whatever your travel requirements are.
Travel Counsellors are members of IATA & ASATA. We are BEE compliant.
I look forward to hearing from you so that you too, can experience the beauty of the world we live in.
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...
25 September 2018
I'll come right out and say it...If you don’t have a dream destination, make it the Seychelles. Really, it's like being in one giant, never ending fantasy from the moment our plane began its final descent and the little islands start appearing down below. Seychelles is a tropical paradise in every sense. I've never seen a paradise quite like it, with perfect white talcum powder sand, turquoise clear water beaches everywhere, lush jungle covering semi mountainous island interiors, and truly laid back, you are in the middle of a nowhere island atmosphere. The largest and most developed...
Sent in by Brooke Rabe
Dainfern, 05 November 2018
Siobhan has assisted our family with our travels for quite a few years now and we have always been so happy with her assistance. I love working with her and feel like she's my travel buddy with the best advice and friendly manner. I'd highly recommend her!
Sent in by Ravesh Badassy
Durban, 05 November 2018
Great service. Hassle free. Very accommodating with questions and requests. Exactly what you need when planning a vacation.
Sent in by Colleen Surendorff
Durban, 16 May 2018
Excellent, friendly and very efficient service with attention to detail. Very highly recommended!
Sent in by Ryan Graham
Cape Town, 16 May 2018
You are officially my new agent! Fabulous
Sent in by Dane O'Connor
Dainfern, 18 April 2018
Siobhan was an absolute dream! she has all the advice and all the knowledge in the world.
Sent in by Greg Warren
Melbourne , 21 September 2017
Great personalised service, nothing is too difficult, even without notice.
Sent in by Annelies Buy
Johannesburg, 21 September 2017
Thank you SO much for all your advice on Italy. Got back last night and had an amazing time. We took all your advice and it worked so well! So ready to book the next trip but need a couple of years to recover.
Sent in by Cherilyn Barbour
Sandton, 27 July 2017
Siobhan is the best Travel Consultant around. If you are looking for 5 Star, Concierge Service then Siobhan is the consultant for you. There is no job to big or to small. Siobhan will go above and beyond every single time.
Sent in by Tershia Basso
Benoni, 27 July 2017
Siobhan is not just another travel agent, she always goes the extra mile! She has a wealth of travel knowledge and a vast amount of experience. You are in very good hands when you book your business or dream leisure trip with her.
Sent in by Ronelle Gilbert
Kyalami, 27 July 2017
Siobhan is by far the best Travel Counsellor one could want. She goes way beyond even the extra mile! There is no other like her!
Sent in by Jenna Martin
San Diego, 03 May 2016
Siobhan is INCREDIBLE!! All the suggestions, attention to detail and care she has taken to make our trip the best it can be has been astounding. I am so grateful for all she has done and would recommend her to every person I know. Thank you Siobhan!
Sent in by Robyn Isakow
Sandton, 03 May 2016
Siobhan has been an amazing resource, and absolute pleasure to work with. She is a seasoned professional at every touchpoint, resourceful (where she is not sure) and knowledgeable with her thoughts and recommendations. We can't say enough about how great she is/was to work with and how she goes above and beyond - accommodating our schedule, reaching out to her industry contacts/network to bridge solutions, offering to connect us to her other travellers, who have done similar/same excursions to share their experience. Her approach is transparent, service oriented and collaborative. We would absolutely recommend Siobhan Nel
Sent in by Ruth Jacobson
Connecticut, 03 May 2016
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You helped us to see and do as much as any two people possibly could during our travels in your beautiful part of the world. And we will never forget spending time and working with the amazing children, teachers and staff in Kliptown School and Preschool. You selected hotels and activities that were so suited to us, as if you have known us for years. We are still having withdrawal pains. It was hard to leave South Africa!
Sent in by Wade Leslie
Vancouver, 03 May 2016
Siobhan has been an amazing resource, and absolute pleasure to work with. She is seasoned professional at every touchpoint, resourceful (where she is not sure) and knowledgeable with her thoughts and recommendations. We can't say enough about how great she is/was to work with and how she goes above and beyond - accommodating our schedule, reaching out to her industry contacts/network to bridge solutions, offering to connect us to her other travellers, who have done similar/same excursions to share their experience. Her approach is transparent, service oriented and collaborative. We would absolutely recommend Siobhan Nel
Sent in by Nadia Carminati
Johannesburg, 05 February 2009
Hi Siobhan, Our holiday was very good thanks. Malaysia is beautiful, especially Langkawi. The resorts were both lovely, but I think next time we should book half board, to save us worrying about dinner and where to eat. We weren't brave enough to eat out of the hotel which was quite expensive. The beach in Langkawi is absolutely beautiful; in fact speaking about it now makes me sad, I wish I was back there. Penang was also an amazing experience, not so much for the beach but rather for the history, culture and the city of Georgetown. My favourite of course was Hong Kong, I definitely want to go back there but next time I'll go with an empty suitcase. Hope your Christmas and New Year were good and we will be contacting you for our next trip, hopefully soon! Thanks Nadia
Sent in by Tammy Strümpher
Pretoria, 05 February 2009
Thanks for letting me know. I will definitely book with you in the future because your service was outstanding. I’ll also ensure that I recommend you to everyone I know. Good luck with this new venture! May you have so much prosperity that you get bored with it!
Sent in by Pravesh Morar
, 05 February 2009
Thank you so much for helping me with the bookings. The Honeymoon was fantastic. The hotel was superb. It's a really stunning country and the tours were fabulous. All the arrangements were well organised. Thank you so much and good luck in you new company. I will keep in touch. Regards Pravesh
Sent in by Janine Yen
Alberton, 05 February 2009
Our trip to Europe was absolutely amazing. Tiring but absolutely worth it! Everything from the sights, entertainment and historical monuments was completely enthralling. Our tour director was so informative and the time on the bus flew by in no time at all. We had a blast on the two extra days we stayed in Paris, spending the first in Notre Dam and the next day at Disney Land Paris. I can't thank you enough for helping with the arrangements for our European trip. Everything was well organised and enjoyed by all. I wish you well in your new business venture and will forward your email on to my friends and family. Thanks again, Janine
Sent in by Beverley Ellinas
Benoni, 05 February 2009
Hi Siobhan, Thank you for your email. Married life is treating us really well, too well as we are expecting. As for our wedding it was amazing, a fairy tale I couldn’t have imagined anything better. The hotel was fantastic and accommodating to our every need. I would definitely recommend a wedding &/ holiday at the resort. My children had a fantastic time although there weren't many children at the holiday club they were a little bored as the one that was there were very young. The Restaurants, well I picked up 3kg's thanks to the wonderful food they serve. I couldn’t make up my mind which dish to have so I had many every night. I must say going the "All Inclusive" was a better choice as there were no worries when checking out for an unexpected bill. The whole family were impressed and we'll be going back sometime soon. Thank you for all your help in making our dream wedding possible.
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 082 210 8790