South Africa Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best South Africa travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in South Africa who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Deborah Smook

(18 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in Cape Town
Deborah specializes in: Adventure, Safari, Food & Wine, Mountain Biking, Motorbike trips.
Recent traveler reviews for Deborah:
"Deborah (AKA the Debz), was such a joy to work with." - by Therese, May 26, 2022 · see review
"Deborah could not have been more perfect from start to finish." - by Amanda, Feb 5, 2022 · see review
"Our local specialist Deborah was fantastic in helping us organise the trip from start to finish." - by James, Mar 10, 2020 · see review

Lize Enderstein

(9 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in South Africa
Lize specializes in: Safaris, Tours, Transfers, Accommodations, Car hire, Local and Regional flights
Recent traveler reviews for Lize:
"An amazing trip plan was put together by Lize and team to navigate us through 3 weeks of Safari, wildlife viewing, amazing accomidation and so much more." - by Nick, Sep 12, 2022 · see review
"thank you Lize and the Kimkim team and our wonderful knowledgeable guides." - by Brad, Aug 27, 2022 · see review
"Lize did a good job." - by Mark, Aug 3, 2022 · see review

Carla Ferreira

(8 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in Cape Town
Recent traveler reviews for Carla:
"We had an amazing time in South Africa and the ease of coordinating on KimKim and our specialist Carla was great." - by Callen, Sep 21, 2021 · see review
"Our 21 day South African “Investment Trip” was over the top in so many ways: tailor made itinerary by Carla and Deidre @ Salty Travel with revisions, figuring out and responding to our “wants”, including: Lodgings: *Cape Town/Presidents Hotel @Bantry Bay - 2 bedroom 2 en-suite bath sitting room and kitchenette, delicious European & full breakfast (eggs cooked to order), delightful staff and daily chocolates!" - by Mick, Oct 25, 2019 · see review
"Carla was incredibly helpful, friendly, approachable, knowledgable, and adaptable to my changing requests." - by Rosie, Oct 18, 2018 · see review

Howard Spencer-Wilson

(6 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in South Africa
Howard specializes in: safaris, tours, accommodation, transfers, car hire, local flights, regional flights
I co-own and manage the African Travel Gateway, where we plan, book and implement tailor-made holidays of all sorts, for all sorts, with all sorts of budgets... Our recipe for client satisfaction? Speed, thoroughness and value for money. With over 20 years experience in planning African travel,... read more

Taf Chindove

(5 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in South Africa
Taf specializes in: Budget, luxury, groups and tailor-made
Recent traveler reviews for Taf:
"Interactions with Taf during the trip were very efficient." - by Iwona, Sep 12, 2022 · see review
"Taf and her team were exceptional at planning out our trip, giving us a unique mix of experiences, and they were always there when we needed them - literally day or night." - by Kenneth, Aug 24, 2022 · see review
"Taf had planned the most perfect trip for us, it truly felt like a dream." - by karen, Jul 15, 2022 · see review

Joseph Thuo

(5 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in Nairobi, Kenya
Joseph specializes in: Private Tours, History & culture, Adventure & Trekking, Beach & relaxation
Recent traveler reviews for Joseph:
"Joseph, our local specialist, communicated well with us and was easy to work with, he answered all our questions promptly and made our requests reality." - by Peter, Feb 14, 2022 · see review
"Thank you Joseph and Susan." - by Michael, Dec 15, 2021 · see review
"I had Joseph as my contact for this amazing trip to Pemba & Zanzibar." - by Ivette, Jun 2, 2021 · see review

Petru van Zyl

(4 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in Western Cape, South Africa
Petru specializes in: FIT travel, Group travel, VIP clients, luxury safaris, self-drive tours, complex itineraries
Recent traveler reviews for Petru:
"Petru did a great job organizing the trip for us." - by Mike, Aug 29, 2022 · see review
"We wouldn’t change anything about the itinerary Petru helped us put together, other than adding more time!" - by Claire, Jun 12, 2021 · see review
"The Kimkim team and Petru in particular quickly proved that all of my biases against travel agencies were wrong." - by James, May 17, 2021 · see review

Lucy Berndt

(3 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in Cape Town
Lucy specializes in: Romantic getaways, honeymooners, family travel, solo travel, couples and small group travel
Recent traveler reviews for Lucy:
"Lucy was meticulous in organizing our trip." - by Shirish, Aug 23, 2022 · see review
"Lucy was so easy to work with on our entire trip and was very fast to respond to any query." - by Martha, Jul 15, 2022 · see review
"I was so please with how Lucy stayed in touch and responded quickly." - by Kim, Jul 11, 2022 · see review

Stephanie Louw

(2 reviews)
South Africa Travel Agent based in Cape Town, South Africa
Stephanie specializes in: Safaris, tours, accommodation, transfers, car hire, local flights, regional flights
I am a junior consultant at African Travel Gateway. Where we plan, book and implement tailor-made holidays of all sorts, for all sorts, with all sorts of budgets... Our recipe for client satisfaction? Speed, thoroughness and value for money. With over 20 years experience in planning African... read more

Trip Reviews for South Africa

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.9
Based on 48 ratings

Garden Route tour with Steph
South Africa | Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2022

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Kenneth D.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

The trip was great overall, Our guide, Steph, was fantastic. We changed a few items in the itinerary due to weather/cancellations & added a few unplanned activities. All of the hotels were great. Activities
Bettys bay - Stoney Point Penguins colony; Wilderness - canoeing/hike; Boutkans bridge bungee jump; Tsitsikamma National park hike; Plettenburg Bay skydive; Robberg nature areas hike; Knysna catamaran sunset cruise; whale watch tour; Oudsthoorn cango caves; meerkat viewing
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The trip was great overall, Our guide, Steph, was fantastic. We changed a few items in the itinerary due to weather/cancellations & added a few unplanned activities. All of the hotels were great. Activities
Bettys bay - Stoney Point Penguins colony; Wilderness - canoeing/hike; Boutkans bridge bungee jump; Tsitsikamma National park hike; Plettenburg Bay skydive; Robberg nature areas hike; Knysna catamaran sunset cruise; whale watch tour; Oudsthoorn cango caves; meerkat viewing

Hotel Review
One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel
Hermanus

Great location. Great service & amenities. Great breakfast

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Local specialist: Deborah Smook
Deborah
Deborah Smook
Local specialist in Cape Town | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

Hello Kenneth

I am so happy you enjoyed the Garden Route with Steph. Our Garden Route partners are just the best and Steph really is an excellent guide which I am very happy to have matched with you. Thank you for mentioning all the activities you did as well - the Garden Route is ideal for adventures, which you clearly made the best of!
I did pass your review and your positive feedback on Whatsapp to Steph. It is always great to get good reviews as we do believe we give our all to make... read more

Hello Kenneth

I am so happy you enjoyed the Garden Route with Steph. Our Garden Route partners are just the best and Steph really is an excellent guide which I am very happy to have matched with you. Thank you for mentioning all the activities you did as well - the Garden Route is ideal for adventures, which you clearly made the best of!
I did pass your review and your positive feedback on Whatsapp to Steph. It is always great to get good reviews as we do believe we give our all to make sure you have a great time.
Thank you for trusting us with your trip and hope that you will visit our part of the world again.

Deb

Lovely Cape Town Excursion
South Africa | Aug 16 - Aug 23, 2022

Mike
Mike L.
Conyers, GA | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Petru did a great job organizing the trip for us. She was responsive and available throughout the entire booking process as well as when we were in country. The accommodations and tours she arranged certainly exceeded our expectations! She was also happy to answer questions we had about South Africa in general and expectations for travel.

Noel was our guide, and we really enjoyed having a dedicated private guide for our time in Cape Town. He was personable and knowledgeable, and really... read more

Petru did a great job organizing the trip for us. She was responsive and available throughout the entire booking process as well as when we were in country. The accommodations and tours she arranged certainly exceeded our expectations! She was also happy to answer questions we had about South Africa in general and expectations for travel.

Noel was our guide, and we really enjoyed having a dedicated private guide for our time in Cape Town. He was personable and knowledgeable, and really tailored our daily experiences for us. When the weather didn't cooperate for an outdoor activity, he had great fallback options for us including museums and wine tastings. I recommend him to anyone visiting the Cape!

Hotel Reviews
The Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Cape Town

Awesome location in the waterfront. We had a beautiful view of the harbor and mountain, and plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops in easy walking distance. The rooms are updated and comfortable too, and the included breakfast was very nice. This was a very safe part of Cape Town with plenty of private security. Me and my wife felt comfortable walking around during the day and after dark.

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Rickety Bridge Country House
Franschhoek

The Manor House was beautiful. A very quaint bed and breakfast with only 3 guest rooms. It was very comfortable and quiet and we enjoyed being on the same property as the winery. Will certainly stay again.

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Be prepared to take a taxi into town. The winery is great for drinks and lunch, but closes around 6 in the evening.
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Local specialist: Petru van Zyl
Petru
Petru van Zyl
Local specialist in Vredenburg | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Hi Mike,
Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the accommodations and that you were looked after by your guide on tour.
Thank you again!
All the best, Petru

Amazing Trip to South Africa
South Africa | Aug 13 - Aug 23, 2022

Brad
Brad P.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

thank you Lize and the Kimkim team and our wonderful knowledgeable guides. Rehana and Leisel for a fantastic trip . The experiences from the hike up Table Mountain, Cape Tour and phenomenal Garden Route and all their suggestions made for unforgettable memories! First rate!

Local specialist: Lize Enderstein
Lize
Lize Enderstein
Local specialist in Palo Alto | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Dear Brad,
Thank you for your wonderful review and positive comments.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip and had a great time in South Africa!
Hope to see you return soon.
Best Wishes, Lize

This was our first time working with a travel...
South Africa | Jul 22 - Aug 5, 2022

Kenneth
Kenneth D.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

This was our first time working with a travel agent, so we went into it with apprehensions. Taf and her team were exceptional at planning out our trip, giving us a unique mix of experiences, and they were always there when we needed them - literally day or night. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to working with Taf again! read more

This was our first time working with a travel agent, so we went into it with apprehensions. Taf and her team were exceptional at planning out our trip, giving us a unique mix of experiences, and they were always there when we needed them - literally day or night. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to working with Taf again!

Hotel Reviews
The Maslow Hotel
Sandton
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Kapama River Lodge
Hoedspruit

Amazing facility and equally amazing staff. The experiences at Kapama have set the bar high for every resort that we'll visit from here on out.

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Really awesome and accommodating staff...
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The Bay Hotel
Camps Bay, Cape Town

Felt a bit dated, but we enjoyed the location and beach views.

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L'Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau
Franschhoek, Western Cape

Awesome location, views, and accommodations...

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Local specialist: Taf Chindove
Taf
Taf Chindove
Local specialist in Cape Town | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dear Kenneth

Thank you for your kind words. It was so lovely to host your group and you were all wonderful to work with.

We look forward to welcoming you and your families again soon and showing you more that our continent has to offer.

Best Regards
Taf

Lize did a good job. Some suggestions in hin...
South Africa | Jul 20 - Aug 1, 2022

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Mark D.
Draper, UT | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Lize did a good job. Some suggestions in hindsight:
At Victoria Falls, I recommend doing both sides of the falls. Pioneer Lodge is very good. The trip to Chobe is very good.
At Cape Town our guide Mario was very good.
Tangala--the tents have no heat. The sleeping and shower were accordingly very uncomfortable. Guests should be made aware of that before hand; we were not.
Elephant Plains is a great property, but the wi-fi is very limited to the bar area--nothing in the rooms. ... read more

Lize did a good job. Some suggestions in hindsight:
At Victoria Falls, I recommend doing both sides of the falls. Pioneer Lodge is very good. The trip to Chobe is very good.
At Cape Town our guide Mario was very good.
Tangala--the tents have no heat. The sleeping and shower were accordingly very uncomfortable. Guests should be made aware of that before hand; we were not.
Elephant Plains is a great property, but the wi-fi is very limited to the bar area--nothing in the rooms. The quality of the wildlife viewing was good, but the quantity was lacking. The quantity at Chobe and Tangala was much greater.

Local specialist: Lize Enderstein
Lize
Lize Enderstein
Local specialist in Palo Alto | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Hi Mark,
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we appreciate it. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience. The feedback you send always provide us with clear insight and give a true reflection of your overall experience. We will take forward all the comments and criticism as it will help us to improve. We do know there is always room for improvement! Hope to be of assistance again in the near future.
All the best, Lize