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

Cape Town
Specialities: Adventure, Safari, Food & Wine, Mountain Biking, Motorbike trips.
(10 reviews)
I get super excited every time I get to share my country with anyone and I want to make sure that when someone does come, they are blown away by the people, the beauty, and the incredible value for money experiences. I enjoy spending the time to find out what each visitor needs to make their... read more

Carla Ferreira

Cape Town
(6 reviews)
I have traveled to over 50 countries and know the importance of having someone with local knowledge and advice to give you tips on where to go for those unforgettable experiences. A born and bred South African with a love for our culturally diverse country. I am the managing director of... read more

Howard Spencer-Wilson

South Africa
Specialities: safaris, tours, accommodation, transfers, car hire, local flights, regional flights
(6 reviews)
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

Tara Gellé

Cape Town
Specialities: Adventure, Safari, Food & Wine, Mountain Biking, Motorbike trips.
(1 review)
I'm a passionate and adventurous young woman who believes that life is meant to be LIVED to the fullest, which means regularly leaving my comfort zone. The best way to do this is to travel, as travel allows me to keep meeting myself in new and unexpected ways; through novel experiences, taking... read more

Helen Marais

Cape Town
Specialities: High End 5* & 3* - 4* packages & accommodation. Group Tours & Private Tours.
I started my journey in the travel industry with outbound travel years ago. Eventually inbound travel found me and I realised that this is where my passion lies. I love Africa and the routings and products we offer. I love creating unique once in a lifetime experiences for travellers. read more

Shona Dent

Cape Town
Specialities: high end, tailor made, luxury, group travel, budget, groups
I am a travel consultant for SALTY.TRAVEL, specializing in your once in a lifetime authentic African adventure. Fresh out of a year at Walt Disney World, I am back in South Africa with some wonderful new skills that I am excited to put into practice. My character is super meticulous and I am... read more

Petru van Zyl

Western Cape, South Africa
Specialities: FIT travel, Group travel, VIP clients, luxury safaris, self-drive tours, complex itineraries
I started in the travel industry in August 1998 and have 21 years experience as a travel consultant. I am a senior consultant who specializes in FIT travel, group travel, VIP clients, luxury safaris and self-drive tours. I excel in handling complex itineraries in a professional and dedicated... read more

Cindy Botha

Vanderkloof, Northern Cape, SA
Specialities: Southern and Eastern Africa Safaris and Tours
I am part of the great team of African Travel Gateway for 13 years now. We specialize in tailor-made safaris and tours to fit your budget and still give you the experience of a lifetime! Love to be of assistance to each one, creating unique itineraries to fit each and everyone to their best... read more

Jamie Ingram

Elgin, Cape Town, South Africa
Specialities: Adventure, cuisine, wine, hikes, mountain bikes, culture, artistic, photography, travel like a local, music
I am one of the travel agents within the ELGIN AFRICA family. I am based in Elgin itself so I specialised in the Elgin and Southern Africa based packages. I am an adventure lover and cuisine/ wine enthusiast, which is why I base myself in this part of the world. Travel is the best form of... read more

Marita Stuart

Cape Town
Specialities: Putting together hand crafted holidays
I am a people pleaser that specialise with hand crafted African Holidays. Africa is a continent of extremes and nothing makes me happier to showcase this to clients wanting to come and experience this magical continent of ours. read more

Stephanie Louw

Cape Town, South Africa
Specialities: 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

Lize Enderstein

South Africa
Specialities: Safaris, Tours, Transfers, Accommodations, Car hire, Local and Regional flights
I work as a senior consultant for African Travel Gateway and have 15 years of experience in the travel industry. We plan, book and implement tailor-made holidays for our clients that fit within their budget but still give them a true African experience and a trip of a lifetime. I love traveling... read more

Trip Reviews for South Africa

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.8
(24 reviews)

South africa, South Africa - Aug 13 - Aug 25, 2019

Traveler: Hilary C. - Local specialist: Deborah Smook

We had a great trip to southern Africa! Deb booked everything we asked for and more. Our favorite experiences included shark cage diving in South Africa, the Chobe photographic safari with Pangolin lodge in Botswana, a great Kruger safari, and the eye opening Soweto tour in Johannesburg. Beautiful parts of the world with comfortable lodging and memorable moments. Deb took away all of the logistical issues I was stressed about when I initially started planning, and incorporated experiences I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Loved it!

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Deborah Smook, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Hilary!

Thank you for the awesome review! You are the best. So happy you enjoyed all the experiences. We really try to match everyone with the experiences best suited to their interests and I am very happy we managed to succeed in doing it.
I hope you will carry Southern Africa in your heart for a while and find time to come back here again soon!

All the best
Deb & Tara

Dale's birthday trip to southern africa, South Africa - Jul 6 - Jul 21, 2019

Traveler: Brett J. - Local specialist: Deborah Smook

First, I need to thank Deborah and Tara from Eglin Africa Travel in Cape Town for their recommendations and for planning & arranging an amazing two week holiday in Africa. This was important as my family celebrated my wife's 60th while away.
I cannot recommend their services highly enough - real five star support right throughout the process and they even created a WhatsApp group so we could communicate while away.
Deborah recommended amazing hotels in Cape Town and Stellenbosch and three... read more

First, I need to thank Deborah and Tara from Eglin Africa Travel in Cape Town for their recommendations and for planning & arranging an amazing two week holiday in Africa. This was important as my family celebrated my wife's 60th while away.
I cannot recommend their services highly enough - real five star support right throughout the process and they even created a WhatsApp group so we could communicate while away.
Deborah recommended amazing hotels in Cape Town and Stellenbosch and three fantastic game lodges in Khwai, Chobe and Victoria Falls.
Two of the lodges were Pangolin Photo Safaris. Each guest is given a Canon 80D DSLR camera with a 150-600 telephoto lens and taught how to use it to take fantastic photos of the amazing wild animals in Africa. My entire family, none of who have photographic experience beyond an iPhone, really enjoyed the experience and we have hundreds of photos of lion, leopard, elephant, hippo and the amazing African antelope and birds.
If you travel to Africa, please contact Deborah and Tara.

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Deborah Smook, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Brett, Dale, Ellie & Pete

Thank you again for the kind words and the really good review. It means the world to us, but it means even more to us that you had the trip of a lifetime. We knew it was important to you and a big trip for the family.

Hope to see you back here again soon.

Deborah & Tara

White water rafting , South Africa - Jun 25 - Jun 25, 2019

Traveler: Steve W. - Local specialist: Marie-Louise Kellett

The rafting trip was well organised and a great day out !

lilia

South africa in 15 days , South Africa - May 15 - May 29, 2019

Traveler: lilia s. - Local specialist: Deborah Smook

This is the third time I’ve used kimkim to help with my travel planning. Clearly they work with the best travel specialists in the world. For my South African adventure kimkim connected me with Elgin Africa, I couldn’t have asked for a better match!

Deborah contacted me first, she got back to me right away with answers for my questions about budget and best time to visit South Africa. After couple of emails I knew I was in good hands.

Tara contacted me second, she was wonderful from the... read more

This is the third time I’ve used kimkim to help with my travel planning. Clearly they work with the best travel specialists in the world. For my South African adventure kimkim connected me with Elgin Africa, I couldn’t have asked for a better match!

Deborah contacted me first, she got back to me right away with answers for my questions about budget and best time to visit South Africa. After couple of emails I knew I was in good hands.

Tara contacted me second, she was wonderful from the start, always available to quickly and patiently answer any questions, worked around my budget and tailored the itinerary based on the list of places and experiences I wanted.

This trip was amazing largely to Tara’s impeccable planning, I never had to worry about a transfer, guide (the guides that Elgin Africa works with are wonderful), or accommodation, everything was perfect!

While traveling, Deborah and Tara checked up on me often making sure everything was running smoothly and that I was enjoying my trip.

Anybody planning to visit South Africa should contact Elgin Africa, they are the best!

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Deborah Smook, local specialist, responded to this review:

I've asked Deborah to post my response to your beautiful review here as I was not able to.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share a bit about your experience booking with us, and for the amazing feedback. It is truly appreciated, and heart-warming to know that you enjoyed your trip so much. We could not have asked for a better result. :) Seriously, it brings us so much joy that you enjoyed your vacation in South Africa this much!

We wish we could review our clients too. You were... read more

I've asked Deborah to post my response to your beautiful review here as I was not able to.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share a bit about your experience booking with us, and for the amazing feedback. It is truly appreciated, and heart-warming to know that you enjoyed your trip so much. We could not have asked for a better result. :) Seriously, it brings us so much joy that you enjoyed your vacation in South Africa this much!

We wish we could review our clients too. You were and have been nothing but a pleasure to work with. It was also wonderful to meet you in person in Cape Town. We do hope you visit again!

Wishing you all the best,
Tara

*Hi Lilia
From my side as well, thank you for the great review. Tara is still talking about you!
And I have to compliment you on the photos you posted - they are really good!
Deb

Wine tour, South Africa - Apr 30 - May 1, 2019

Traveler: Mary P. - Local specialist: Deborah Smook

We had two tours- one with Eon and one with Lisa- and both were wonderful! Eon took us to the wine country- 3 wineries and lunch- and Lisa took us on a scenic tour of the peninsula- Cape Point, Boulders Beach- and lunch at Two Oceans. We cannot say enough about them- both guides were so knowledgeable, fun, interesting, attentive, sweet- we were so very impressed! Would definitely recommend both to our family and friends.

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Deborah Smook, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mary

Thank you for the positive feedback. I have been wondering how it went! Eon said you had a great time, but always good to hear it from you as well. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our beautiful country as well.

Till next time.

Deborah & Marita