Our whole itinerary dovetailed beautifully, and the app was very useful. We felt confident that DialAFlight had all our arrangements in place, and we could relax!
The whole programme worked perfectly - many thanks
Very poor wheelchair service at Manchester Airport on our return. Never enough handlers on duty for the wheelchair users. Cape Town Airport always gives better wheelchair service.
Excellent service and with a smile!
All went smoothly - many thanks
Will use you next year
Super service as always. Thank you Saf for continuing to look after us so well
Great customer service from start to finish!
Great service from Cooper helping with extending our car rental due to flight delay.
James helped us in every detail
Jonathan is number one in the travel business
Very professional as always
We’ve used Jarvis and his team many times and always found them to be very helpful and resourceful finding good deals
Extremely pleased with the service and value
Have used DialAFlight for several years and have always been very satisfied.
Great flights, many thanks!
Absolutely incredible service from start to finish! I highly recommend your company to all my friends and family
Marco, our travel manager was a great help throughout the planning and booking process. He kept us updated and was very helpful with advice all the way through. All the flights and car hire worked like clockwork.
I always deal with Michael as he is fantastic - he is Mr DialAFlight.
Cameron deserves a star, excellent help when needed
Thank you so much for your friendliness and efficiency when planning my trip
Only one slight hitch, I have driven an automatic car for more than 20 years. This was a problem as the car company said they would not have an automatic car available until APRIL!! In the event they found one straight away, at an extra cost
Nicole provides a friendly efficient service and I would recommend her to anyone wanting a personalised service
A special thank you to Marshall who arranged everything for us. We were very happy and impressed
Good advice and helpful agent.
As always - totally reliable thank you Howard.
Always very helpful
Extremely helpful, thorough and speedy.
Mark is excellent and always finds me the most perfect deal. Extremely happy with his service.
Friends have been raving about Cape Town for so long now, that finally I thought it was about time I paid a visit. It's one of the easiest longhaul destinations to visit - because with hardly any time difference (an hour ahead when we went) there's no jet-lag to deal with. So after a direct flight to South Africa we could start to enjoy the holiday the moment we arrived.
A TRIP OF A LIFETIME
The trip with my boyfriend Eddie was for eight days, which I thought was probably not long enough to do all the things we planned. We wanted to see great places during some sightseeing trips and visit top restaurants, and the holiday also had to include golf, as Eddie and I are keen players.
We started with a three-night safari at the Sabi Sabi game reserve, situated on the edge of Kruger National Park. We couldn't wait to take a game drive through the bushveld. The Earth Lodge in the reserve was wonderful. I expected we might have to rough it on a safari, but the place was luxurious, serving great food and excellent wine (it had the most amazing cellar – one evening we had a private dinner and sampled lots of fine wines).
One of the highlights for me was a sunset picnic during one of our game drives. We had gin and tonics and some nibbles while sitting on top of our 4x4 as we watched the sun go down. It was a magical experience, and Eddie and I were both blown away by it.
OUR SAFARI EXPERIENCE
To see the wildlife you have to get up early, and the close encounter we had with a leopard, who was strolling behind the vehicle at one point, was fascinating. It wasn't frightening at all, rather a great feeling that we were in the middle of a huge adventure.
Back at the lodge, it was great talking to the other people who had been out on walks and drives. It was a chance for all of us to share our experiences.
CAPE TOWN CALLING
After the safari, our next stop was Cape Town, which is one of Africa's most fashionable cities. We stayed at the Cape Grace Hotel and our room had a fabulous view of Table Mountain. The Cape Grace had the feel of an old-school grand hotel and occupies a brilliant location near the busy V&A Waterfront, which has lots of shops and restaurants.
The great thing about South Africa for British travellers at the moment is the exchange rate. While sterling is struggling against the euro and dollar these days, we got about 17 rands to the pound, and prices are very reasonable. When Eddie studied the menu in restaurants he would point out wines for £20 which would easily cost £80 a bottle in Britain.
On the spur of the moment, one day we decided to hike up Table Mountain, which took about two-and-a-half hours. We were warned that it could be very windy at the top, but fortunately the weather was really warm and sunny during our jaunt.
FOOD & ACTIVITES GALORE
On another occasion, we managed to secure a table at the trendy and very popular Shortmarket Club restaurant in the city centre. The restaurant serves modern food with a South African twist.
We'd been looking forward to a round of golf since our arrival, as South Africa has some famous courses. We had an excellent round at the Steenberg Golf Club. The fairways and greens were well manicured and the course had amazing views. A good round of golf was followed by a great meal in the club's fine bistro, where we had a glass of sublime local wine.
Another place worth exploring are the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens which host numerous outdoor concerts during the warmer months. The whole holiday was perfect and at the end I said to Eddie: 'I don't want to go home!' When we left for the airport, I had tears in my eyes, and that doesn't happen very often at the end of a holiday. I really want to go back and next time I'll take my seven year-old daughter Betsy, because I think she will love it.
And Eddie is keen to go diving with sharks. I think I'll give that experience a miss… perhaps I'll go shopping with Betsy that day instead.
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