Based in Somerset West

Thea Coetsee

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It's Nice To Meet You

Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Thea Coetsee. It would be my privilege to be your personal Travel Counsellor.

Somerset West has been my home for the past 12 years. I am married to Stephan, and we have two lovely daughters, Sune, aged 14, and Christyl, aged 13. They are the apples of our eyes!

I have over 16 years of experience in the travel industry. I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Mauritius, Namibia, Zambia, and South Africa. I am passionate about travel and the service I offer my clients, and won numerous awards for service and sales.

I offer valuable advice when consulting with my clients, and I love the challenge of complex itineraries! My experience includes family holidays, honeymoons, group bookings, organised tours, and much more.

Being a Travel Counsellor means I have the flexibility and freedom to offer the best possible service and spend quality time with my clients at a time that suits them.

I look forward to helping you make your dream holiday become a reality.


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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.

Travel abroad or local with your favourite Travel Counsellor

12 January 2021

It's cheaper and much less stressful to book with your favourite Travel Counsellor. Below I am sharing a true story that happened to one of my customers: "Dear Thea, I'd like to share my experience, well actually my nightmare and the huge amount of “school fees” my husband and I had to own up during our last trip. We have travelled so many times and always made use of your great service as a travel agent. At the beginning of 2020, we thought it was wise not to use a travel agent, because the trip was well planned by our friends and family. We all decided to travel with our own airline of choice and we discussed the whole itinerary at every get-together! All excited, we paid the hotels and all the travel tickets. We even took out insurance just in case something went wrong. Well, BAM! COVID-19 just happened! What a horrible nightmare. Yes, the virus is real. We are thankful for our health. What do we do with the airline tickets and all the other bookings that we had paid for? Let me tell you, it's very easy to book online and to pay. But getting a refund is a whole different story. Some airlines struggle to understand English. Most airlines refused to talk to us and referred us back to our travel agents, in which case, none of us had. It has been a year of many phone calls to Italy, phone calls to the Spanish and German Airlines and NO refunds. Yes, we received travel credits and vouchers, but no cash. Due to Covid-19, an ongoing virus mutating in different forms, we don’t know when we will ever travel again. I wish we had just known, how very important a travel agent really was, but all in vain... we made a huge mistake by trying to plan a holiday on our own. A BIG MISTAKE! Please, forgive us for bothering you every day with countless questions on a trip we didn’t involve you in. It will never happen again, I promise. Thank you for not losing your sanity over the festive season. I know, if and when we travel again, the first thing I will do is to call you, my Travel Counsellor. Thank you sincerely for assisting us!

Mauritius MTB Tour 5* Experience

07 November 2019

Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) invite intrepid nature-loving mountain bikers to zig zag this island paradise across rarely accessed terrain, through spectacular landscapes and on challenging tracks while enjoying 5-star hospitality at the gorgeous Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa. Mauritius is about versatility – from relaxing in the splendour of a Beachcomber resort, to getting your heart racing at the 5th edition of MTB. Mauritius Tour Beachcomber (MTB) 2018 video clip: 4 stages: 70km, 40km, 30km and 60km Registration opens 21 Oct 2019 A 4-night stay + airfare + half board + taxes from R18 430 pps Your stay from 29 April – 03 May includes: Return airfares ex Johannesburg and approximate airport taxes Arrival/departure airport transfers Transfer to the start of the race for stage 1, the rest of the stages are from Shandrani 4 nights accommodation at Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa Breakfast and dinner daily plus buffet lunches for race days Free land and water sports per brochure – including waterskiing and wakeboarding Race fee for all four stages including entry into the race village Event t-shirt, bike cleaning and massages at the end of each stage Or choose to stay on a premium all-inclusive package from R21 930 pps For more information please contact Thea Coetsee 082 415 5592 Rates are subject to 30 day advance booking, availability and rate of exchange. Registration closes 15 Apr 2020. Age restrictions apply to the race. A compulsory medical form required before registration can be completed. Ts & Cs apply.

Mauritius Beachcomber MTB Stage detail

21 November 2019

Mauritius Beachcomber MTB Race is being held from 29 April - 3 May 2020. 4 stages: 70km; 40km; 20km & 60km Registration is now open (registration closes 15 Apr 2020) Have a look at the highlights of the 2019 Event: HALF BOARD from R18,430 pps ALL INCLUSIVE from R21,930 pps Your stay includes: Return airfares ex Johannesburg and approximate airport taxes, arrival/departure airport transfers, transfer to the start of the race for stage 1, the rest of the stages are from Shandrani, spend 4 nights accommodation at Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa with breakfast and dinner daily, plus buffet lunches for race days, free land and water sports as per the brochure – including waterskiing and wakeboarding, race fee for all four stages including entry into the race village, event t-shirt, bike cleaning and massages at the end of each stage. The detail of each stage is set out on the attached photos. The kids also have their mini MTB race on the Hotel's premises on the 2nd of May. So, this is the perfect opportunity to turn this trip into a family holiday. For more information please contact Thea Coetsee 082 415 5592 Rates are subject to 30 day advance booking, availability and rate of exchange. Registration closes 15 Apr 2020. Age restrictions apply to the race. A compulsory medical form required before registration can be completed. Ts & Cs apply.

My customer stories

Sent by Alison Stefancin

I love how helpful she has been!

Sent by Jandra Van Niekerk

Thea is the most helpful agent I have ever met! She is always just a call away and always prepared to answer all questions and attend to all quires all times of the day! I have already recommended her services to many people I know!

Sent by Lisa Boffa

Thea listened to my needs/ requests and got me sorted with the right place and it was chop chop. Pleasant experience. Thank you so much.

Sent by Suzette Kruger

Great Service. Always friendly and helpful

Sent by Ulrich Nieuwenhuis

In times when travelling is not as straight forward as it used to be , Thea was exceptional, having a travel agent is more important now in these tricky times. I would recommend booking with a travel agent more than ever!!

Sent by Jandra Van Niekerk

Thea is amazing, she truly has a passion for what she does. She has gone above and beyond our expectations. She responds to all our concerns and she addresses them as best as she can. She is always available and doesn't mind our late night or weekend messages. I will definitely always refer friends and family plus, I will make use of her services time and time again, due to the reliability.

Sent by Welma Winter

Baie dankie vir jou uitstekende diens en vir die gerief wat ons tydens ons reis daaraan gehad het. Ek waardeer dit onsettend baie! My pa sal beslis nie weer vlieg sonder die hulp nie. Hy is ook baie beindruk en op sy ouderdom raak die hulp van nog meer waarde. Baie, baie dankie en heerlike dag! Ps. Ek sal beslis ook Airlink aanbeveel- baie goeie ervaring!

Sent by Theodore Roux

Thea was a miracle being there in our time of need. We were so happy with her help, we would gladly ask her to help us in future for travel to SA. Thank you so much for coming into our lives at a time we were in need.

Sent by Janneke De Necker

Baie dankie tannie Thea Elizabeth Coetsee dat tannie weereens alles so smooth laat verloop het. Travel kan baie maklik stresvol raak, maar met tannie hoef mens oor niks te stres nie. Tannie is ‘n ster.

Sent by Mariette Meyer

We had an excellent experience with Thea. She keeps us informed all the time and we will definitely make use of her services again in the future.

Sent by Talita & Martin Oberholzer/Smit

Hi Thea Thank you so much for your amazing and professional service. You are always friendly and helpful any time of the day and you are always available. I've never experienced such excellent service in my life before. I will always recommend You to anyone. Your service is so quick and it's never a hassle for You to change quotes and help in any kind of way. You always recommend the best options to suit my/our needs and you will go the extra mile to find out what the best options are. Thank you so much for making our dreams come true and for your patience. Your a Star in every way. Talita and Martin

Sent by Annemé Venter

We were extremely happy with the service we’ve received from Thea. She negotiated the best rate possible, we know this because we compared it on the internet. Everything was communicated well. We received extras like a massage in the spa. We enjoyed a wonderful holiday at a 5 star hotel! Thank you, Thea xx

Sent by Bev Arnott

We’ve used Thea for all our travel requirements and are happy to recommend her service to all we know who intend travelling.

Sent by Lianne Iroz

Thea, Thank you so much for all of your hard work. You made a dream come true for me! You were absolutely great to work with.

Sent by Franka Humphreys

Thea really did go the extra mile to find the absolute best prices on our preferred dates of travel for us - and that without complaint. Thank you Thea, I will certainly do some marketing for you, but with such service, the clients will definitely phone you day and night for their travel needs and they will come back for more! Best wishes