Reports from our happy travellers!!
We are delighted to be able to report that we have had no unhappy travellers
on any of the trips we have organised. We also have a list of delighted
brides and corporate clients
We are very proud of some of the client testimonials we have received
and want to brag a bit by sharing them with you –
British & Irish Lions Tour May-July 2009
Roy Price – Operations Manager, Atlas Group Travel,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all you guys
at South African Travel Corporation (SATC) for your dedication and
To date Atlas Group Travel have contracted SATC for our last
three tours to South Africa, the first being the Welsh Rugby tour
in June 2008, for which we got great feedback from our client’s
regarding SATC’s service during their stay.
This was followed by a College Group in October whose tour
not only needed to be well co-ordinated, but we also needed a company
with local knowledge and a 24/7 on the ground service. SATC’s
understanding of both group’s requirements was first class.
The hard work put in by SATC for our last SA project can not
be underestimated, which in itself went a long way in making our
British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour programme a huge success with
our many clients who travelled with us from all over the UK and
Ireland. The dedication, local knowledge and eye for detail by SATC
were crucial when you consider our clients that travelled with us
were part of an estimated 25,000 Lions Supporters who descended
on South Africa in a 3 week period.
We are now in the middle of our latest, and fourth project
with SATC; England’s 2009-2010 International Cricket Tour
to South Africa, and look forward to using SATC’s services
on other projects we are currently planning.
Bob Hill, UK
Hi Sue, great to hear from you! Yes, got home safe and sound,
totally exhausted and only just about recovered,27 days of party
time took its toll! Great though and we loved every minute.
On a serious side, I would like to take this opportunity to
say thanks to you and all your people (SA Travel)who made our stay
in your country a memorable one, the trip along the garden route
esp will stay with me for a long time, thanks for your company and
the laughter that made the difference, please feel free to use this
mail as a testimonial for your company.
PS please say thanks to Kyle and Johan (our drivers) they did
a great job.
South Africa 2009, Atlas Tours of Bridgend (South Wales ,UK)
provided me with a total package for this prestigious event, For
our link in South Africa we were entrusted to Sue Towse and her
excellent company The South African Travel Corporation.
Atlas Tours chose Sue for her vast knowledge and expertise
in handling such tours, as an individual I was most impressed with
the efficiency, professionalism and attention to detail Sue and
her company provided. Every pick up was on time, standard of transport
(together with the excellent drivers for whom nothing was too much
trouble) I think was 1st class.
Sue’s in depth of knowledge was more than evident on
this long tour. From the profile of Cape Town to the wonderful places
we visited along the way to Durban, the level of information that
was provided was just about right and I for one learned a great
deal about the real Africa and its people.
To sum things up, The South African Travel Corporation made
the difference, thanks Sue for a wonderful, memorable trip that
I will remember forever.
warm regards to you Bob x
From Lew Hughes(Thurrock RFC), Wales
Hi Sue we all returned safely and are quietly settling in to
the mundane life of normality. Charlie and Betty send their fondest
regards and appreciated all you did for them.
Once again thanks for all your help and contribution in organising
a superb trip for us.
Stuart (Lew) Hughes
From John Gibson, Head, Stoke College, UK – October
First of all many thanks for the way you looked after us in
SA. We all enjoyed our stay very much indeed and the arrangements
went most smoothly.
The South African Travel Corporation provided excellent support
and backup in a friendly and knowledgeable way. It would be nice
to report that problems were dealt with efficiently – it’s
just that there were no problems, testament to their excellent organization.
Best wishes, John
From John & Jane Erkmann, and Milt & Nancy Hummer,
Alaska. August 2008 :
Greetings from Alaska, where we had our first snow this morning!
On behalf of the Hummers and ourselves, we want to thank you for
facilitating our fulfillment of a life-long dream, the Rovos Rail
excursion from Pretoria to Cape Town, as well as the wonderful tour
of the Cape / Winelands / Stellenbosch. We particularly enjoyed
your personal attention to our interests and schedule, one of the
highlights of which was your choice of the winery tour at Altydgedacht.
What a beautiful setting and ambience! The fireside redolent of
Fall was charming and the tasting itself most interesting. We hope
to see you again at the FIGO convention in Cape Town next year.
Welsh Rugby Tour June 2008. Alun Jones,
Wales – June 2008
I just want you guys in South Africa to know how much I appreciated
the warmth and enormous kindness of your welcome to me on my first
ever visit to your beautiful country.
As far as I am concerned you have all been extremely kind and
very professional ……. You have an excellent team Sue.
It was a truly inspiring visit which will live with me forever.
Many, many thanks to you for the care you gave to us all –
it could not have been bettered. Once again thank you so much for
a great holiday.
Catarina Meireles, Portugal – May 2008
Yes, we LOVE everything that we marked.
We liked much of the day pass with Willy. He is a gentleman
and very sympathetic with whom we talk. Send it to please our compliments.
Thank you very much. I will go recommend you to my friends.
From Jane Harrop-Griffiths, UK March 2008 :
I am just emailing to thank you so much for your fantastically
efficient organization of our trip to cape Town. Everything went
like clockwork and we had a wonderful time - We came home today
with peeling noses ( and diamonds!) Willy was an excellent guide
and was very sensitive to our moods and wishes, and was also full
of funny and useful anecdotes. I would highly recommend him. I am
writing to thank Prof Rhodes and will make a donation to the red
cross hospital. It was an interesting and thought provoking day.
It was great to meet you at the reception – what an event
- everyone was talking about it! Now we have all gone I hope you
have a few quiet days – you must need them. I will pass your
name onto anyone planning to visit South Africa in the future and
thank you for being so helpful and making the stay so perfect.
From Mike & Tracy King, UK – Jan 2008
We were just talking about our fabulous trip in January and
wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for helping with the
organisation of it all.
There are so many really good different memories, Cape Town
certainly being one of them. Now it all seems a very long time ago
and we're back to work with a vengeance.
Take care and our very best wishes, love from
Tracy and Mike
From Ben & Suzie, UK :
‘The wedding wouldn’t have been half as good without your
planning! Many thanks’
From John & Diane, USA :
‘Thank you for making our visit to South Africa last year such
a great experience….Due in no small measure to your superlative
efforts we had a wonderful time and consider the total experience
one of the best ever.’
From Max & Heidi & friends, Germany :
‘…..I wanted to tell you how good & professionally
you arranged our journeys. The trips were planned very carefully,
well arranged and well realised….in particular the very good service,
the knowledge of details and the very polite and courteous care
during our stay’
From Paco & Connie, Germany and Benito & Clemen,
‘…our tour has been an overwhelming success thanks to
the most professional work of the South African Travel Corporation
and the warm human qualities of Mrs Susan Towse …..Our 3 week tour – our
first trip to South Africa - turned out to become an
unforgettable event thanks to our outstanding agent in Cape
From David Cade, Director 3C Marketing, South Africa :
‘….thank you for the outstanding services you have supplied
us over the last two years……we have very demanding clients
such as Woolworths and Media 24 with very high standards, and
we have received feedback from them that the incentive trips
you organised on our behalf were very well received, and efficiently and
From Ann, Woolworths, South Africa :
‘your total attention to our needs was much appreciated. The
Cape Town trip was a lifetime experience which we will never
forget, you made it what it was and that is much appreciated…..’
From Angelita & Andrew, UK
‘….We would like to thank you very much for everything
you’ve done for us in Cape Town ….. You
made our lives so much easier and we couldn’t thank you enough…Nothing
will ever beat getting married in Cape Town ’
From Lingmerths, Sweden :
‘Thanks for taking care of the Fisk group! They were very satisfied
with the arrangements’
From Dan & Jonie, USA :
‘Thank you so much for the great tour. Our visit here will hold
dear to us. We had an incredibly good time’
From Don & Dave, USA :
‘Thanks for a wonderful time….’
From Keith, USA :
Thank you for the great time, I had a blast and learnt a lot’
From the Marketing and Sales Director, Bindomatic AB,
‘An extraordinary adventure for extraordinary people. In
1998 we made our annual incentive trip for our best performing
sales staff from more than 10 countries to Cape Town in South
Africa . It is a fantastic destination where you can experience
everything from relaxing wine tasting in beautiful surroundings
to meeting the great white shark at sea. Our local travel partner
organised everything above our expectations! A well organized
program, excellent service and accommodation at an affordable
From Wally, Italy :
‘..Our unforgettable trip should have lasted eight days instead
of four. Thank you….’
Indian Team, led by Junior:
‘Thank U for making our S.A.trip a memorable one’
From Ian & Carol, Scotland :
‘Thank you for your excellent service during our recent stay
in South Africa . Your schedule and recommendations
were just right and we appreciated the attentive service, from
being met at the airport to getting calls en route to make sure
things were going well.’
Niclas & Bodil, Sweden :
‘…We enjoyed the whole holiday and we have the South
African Travel Corporation to thank for that. We always felt
safe and we knew that if we had any questions they were there
to help us….Totally
we travelled for two weeks and SA Travel Co. made it possible
for us to relax, enjoy and to see and experience a lot of things
during that time. It would be impossible without them..’
Anthony & Sarah, UK :
Mick & Debbie & family, UK :
‘WOW!....I’m still smiling even though I’ve been
back 5 days, even work hasn’t removed the grin”
Shaun & Rene, South Africa :
‘Very WOW!...... Thanks for organizing the best holiday
yet!! Everything went very smoothly and we are extremely happy
with the way all the activities turned out. We really appreciate
all your effort….’
Johan & Family, Sweden :
‘We will be back!’
International Academic Programme Office, University of
Cape Town, South Africa :
‘..We have appreciated their personal approach and attention
to detail and would most definitely recommend their services to
any organisation looking for a professional, trustworthy and competent
company with which to work.’
Jane Cho, USA – Sept 2007
We all had an incredible time shark cage diving! Thank you
so much for arranging this for us. I really appreciate it.
From Alyssa, USA – Jan 2007
The trip was absolutely fabulous! The two safaris were great,
we saw four out of the big five and had hot, great weather. The
Lodge was very nice and the couple working there were very hospitable.
The car worked SO great, I can't believe how small it looks and
how many people it fits!
Thanks again for all your help I really appreciate it!
From Katie, Seek-a-Safari, UK – Sept 2005
I just got off the phone to Andrea and Quentin - they had a
really great time! They were really impressed by how on time the
drivers were & everything was well organised and thought the
lodge accommodation was really great too & people very nice.
Also they mentioned that the itinerary you gave us was spot
on and that they did everything that was listed on it. So, overall,
VERY happy customers!! I'll let you know about Sharon when she gets
From Elisabeth, Switzerland – August 2005
Thanks Sue, my trip was wonderful and everything worked out
I did the Bungy Jump, survived it, enjoyed a long walk in Tsitsikamma
national park, and I especially liked the Backpacker's Lodges, they
were really homey and nice. When I was backpacking through Europe,
I never saw such beautiful Hostels, so I was very surprised.
Thanks you, you have done a great job!
Richard Knight, Maltino Incentive Group, Nigeria –
The crew were fantastic. The drivers in particular were exceptional,
always prompt and very good at their jobs.
For your own future reference I needed a smaller minibus with
driver for some of my clients who remained in JHB for a few more
days. They supplied one at a moments notice and came in about 70%
cheaper than the Rental companies.
So a good all round rating for quality of service and value
today to let us help plan a once in a lifetime South Africa travel
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