Africa and The Middle East
Welcome, my name is Tamarin and I am your personal Travel Counsellor.
I am based on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. I lived in South Africa for 38 years before moving to the beautiful country of the long white cloud and love the fact that technology allows me to still do what I love and access great deals for anyone to and from anywhere in the world. I am married with 2 beautiful children, a son and daughter who keep me on my toes at all times. I have also travelled with them so don't be afraid - together we can make this easy.
I have over 17 years experience in the travel industry and joined Travel Counsellors in 2010, where I have successfully built my business up from the ground to now where I have an amazing client base. After completing my studies in tourism - I lived, worked and travelled in and around the United Kingdom for 1 year. When returning to South Africa I immediately joined a travel company and pursued my passion in taking the dreams of those around me and creating a reality beyond their highest expectations. I am continually improving my knowledge by attending training and workshops that will benefit what I can offer you - my clients.
I have personally travelled to the United Kingdom, Mauritius, Hong Kong, USA (Las Vegas, Orlando & New York), Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Tenerife, Ireland, London, Reunion, Maldives, Thailand, cruised from Italy to France and driven shore to shore of beautiful South Africa. To me travel is a lifestyle and a need, it is a passion that can only be fulfilled with the best planning, knowledge and by someone who cares about what you want. That someone is me, whether it be your first flight, honeymoon, family holiday or business, I will take the greatest care in ensuring that your travels are everything you imagined. I take pride in my work and therefore always strive to get back to you in the shortest time possible with the best options available.
I love being a Travel Counsellor because I have the opportunity to offer you the best quality service by working out of the comfort of my home and giving you the full attention that you desire. I am available whenever you need me and will go the extra mile to ensure that no detail has been forgotten. I have access to both local and international deals at very competitive prices.
I hope to hear from you soon to help you start planning your dream holiday.
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...
11 July 2021
To say that the past 18 months has been out of the norm would be an understatement. Travellers are waiting patiently as borders open slowly, restrictions lighten and vaccinations get underway. New Zealand borders are still closed to tourists but we do see light at the end of the tunnel, so in anticipation of when this may happen I decided to take a bit of a tour of my new country to share what is waiting for you when you can visit again. Travelling in New Zealand in July means experiencing a winter wonderland. Arriving early in Christchurch we had a short...
16 April 2018
From 09 - 12 March 2018 I had the opportunity to spend 4 days onboard the MSC Sinfonia on a cruise sailing from Durban o the to the Portuguese Islands for our annual Travel Counsellors South Africa Conference. I so look forward to these trips as I am able to give my clients my firsthand experience as to what they can expect when onboard. The queue for check-in at Durban Airport was a long one, but with everyone around us excited to board, the time passed rather quickly - however take a hat and some water and...
27 May 2016
I was privileged enough to be invited on an educational trip of a lifetime to the beautiful islands of the Maldives. A lengthy but comfortable journey on-board Qatar Airways via Doha saw us arrive in Male to board a smaller aircraft to another island before taking a speedboat to an even smaller island - but the adventure had just begun. Six Senses Laamu is picture perfect, barefoot luxury. Before arriving on the boat we were given a shoe bag and encouraged to spend our days without shoes on, even to your meals - YES, I took full advantage...
01 October 2015
Imagine arriving on an island with the look and feel of a desert, the coastline of the Mediterranean and the cultural influence of Europe that leaves you breathless - that is the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain. I was very privileged to spend a few days here for our Gold Awards conference in September at the magnificent Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque Resort. My first impression on arrival was a bit of mixed feelings but I left the island completely in love with a wish to return. There is something for all ages and interests....
18 September 2014
Imagine your day spent visiting a volcano, swimming in waterfalls or hiking for kilometres to return to your oasis on the lagoon with a cocktail in hand. If this is your idea of the perfect getaway then Reunion awaits you. I was privileged enough to be selected out of 700 entrants to take part in the first ever South African "mascarun", this is a race made up of physical and intellectual challenges to learn about the diverse island that is Reunion. A short 4 hour flight on Air Austral will get you there; they offered good service and good food to...
17 May 2012
Mauritius is a tropical island paradise on our doorstep - with something to offer every taste and interest for the discerning traveller. I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful island for the Travel Counsellors Annual Conference from 17-20 May 2012. With an early start to the day and a very comfortable four-hour journey on SAA, I arrived in Mauritius at around 15H20 to a warm welcome - and I don't just mean the weather. A short 15 minute drive had us arriving at the 5 Star Beachcomber Shandrani Resort & Spa, welcomed by the Resort Manager and a cold hand towel...
Sent in by Roelien van der Merwe
Johannesburg, 21 February 2017
Dear Tamarin, Thank you so much for all your hard work! You are indeed a star and make my life much easier. You are always dedicated to assist! Yours sincerely, Roelien van der Merwe
Sent in by Eileen Barron
Pretoria, 21 August 2013
I have known Tamarin for at least 15 years, initially as a very pleasant and likeable friend of my own children and later when she joined a large retail agency as a Travel Agent, she was always my agent of choice, due to her absolute reliability, her friendly nature, patience and willingness to (please excuse the pun!) go the extra mile. Now that Tamarin is running her own business she takes care of all my travel arrangements, both locally and abroad. I have complete faith in her proficiency and integrity. Yours sincerely (Mrs) Eileen Barron
Sent in by Ashkelon Packery
Centurion, Pretoria, 16 August 2013
Tamarin is the first travel agent who we have worked with who has provided such good service, taking care of ALL the detail (flight check in's, VISA's) prior to our trip, whilst we were on holiday as well as upon our return. The constant caring and "checking up" on us was really appreciated. Thank you for the excellent service and a job well done! Will definitely be using Tamarin's services again
Sent in by Greg Harwood
Midrand , 15 August 2013
Tamarin's service is outstanding. Her enthusiasm and expertise added great value to my holiday experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services to any of my friends or family.
Sent in by Nikki Webster
SA - JHB, 07 October 2010
It was such a pleasure liaising with Tamarin on our travel requirements during Sept/ Oct. She was very professional in arranging our arrangements.
Sent in by Chantalle Wium
Pretoria, 04 October 2010
I was looking to book a holiday to Thailand. Tamarin stood by me every step of the way and with every phone call; she never got upset each time I changed my mind about the dates of travel or when I wanted to know more about a particular hotel. This trip was a spur of the moment decision and she really assisted me in getting the best bargain and hotel. Tamarin is great and very friendly. I will use her in the future! Regards, Chantalle
Sent in by Kerry Bayne
Johannesburg, 28 September 2010
Tamarin was fantastic and really went out of her way to help us plan our trip to London and Greece. She gave us very helpful suggestions and advice in planning our itinerary and worked around our specific requests and budget! We were very happy with all of our hotels, the transfers were perfectly arranged and our documentation was all in order! Tamarin gave us an unforgettable, hassle-free trip!
Sent in by Joanne Janssen
Kyalami, 06 May 2010
Tamarin has always put that personal touch on all her dealings with me and has over the years grown to know me and my family’s travel needs very well, she now suggests holidays that we may like to take … and more often than not is 100% on the mark! I have dealt with Tamarin Seymour over the past 10 years, and she has endured my various requests (I am very particular as to what I want), she has answered my 101 questions and always comes out shining. With Tamarin, nothing is overlooked. We have not had any problems and our holidays have been just that … a holiday, with the only worry being …what are we going to do today? Thanks Tamarin for the superb service and the smiles. It has always been a pleasure to deal with you and I hope that we can do so for many years to come.
Sent in by Ilne Du Toit
Centurion, 16 March 2010
I can personally recommend Tamarin Seymour who has assisted me and my family over and above the travel agents’ normal mandate. During the Tsunami she went to great trouble to find me and contact my family and reassure them of my safety. I have always found Tamarin extremely knowledgeable and helpful and it has been a pleasure dealing with her. I highly recommend her as an exceptional travel agent. Ilne du Toit Director: Marketing & Development Primedia Education
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