A pleasure to deal with
As usual DialAFlight did exactly what it says on the tin.
Tony always comes up trumps and our holidays have never disappointed
Everything went according to plan especially arriving back to terminal 5 Heathrow and connecting at same terminal
I contacted Lily to discuss our honeymoon after a recommendation . We had quotes from other providers but Lily managed to find us a more favourable holiday at a similar if not slightly better price. She sorted all our transfers, flights and hotels and everything went amazingly well. We had the best time and I would highly recommend
Especially appreciate being able to speedily contact "my" agent by phone.
Due to family issues, we had to change our homebound flight. Calvin was excellent in getting this done quickly and sympathetically, also going the extra mile by doing our seat reservations. An excellent service.
Friendly and efficient service.
Excellent customer service from Jackson, he is a real asset
Keep up the good work.
Good to be able to say everything went according to plan - smooth and no hitches
Keep up the good work.
Magnificent. Best thing that I have done in my whole life
Nothing was too much trouble and we were kept up to date at all times. Service was prompt and accurate
Scott and his team at DialAFlight delivered once again.
Super and efficient service right from the start. Would 100 % recommend.
Very helpful staff, would have no hesitation in using them again
So helpful, so considerate
Duncan was honestly amazing throughout the process, even when I thought I might miss my flight. I’ve never taken Qatar Airways but I’m so happy it was recommenced.
Otis was absolutely amazing. He is an asset to your company
We were kept well informed and Hudson was a great help.
Niall made our travel experience painless.
You are wonderful!
The Pepper club was fab - I’m going to miss that 5 star treatment, I was made for that! I have already been passing round the details and will be phoning Martin to say thanks and keep up the good work.
Perfect service as usual. We were unfortunate to have our car break down two hours away from the airport with no chance of making our flight. I phoned the emergency number and spoke to Rosie. Five minutes later she had the three of us booked on the next flight out. Stress free travel with the DialAFlight team!
We had an absolutely wonderful holiday. From the Game Reserve via the Garden Route to Capetown everything went to plan and all of the accommodation was of a very high standard. An unforgettable experience. Many thanks once again to Raymond and the rest of the team.
It was a pleasure dealing with DialAflight - efficient and friendly service
Same old, same old, perfect service from the DialAFlight team. 5* quality service, very competitive prices, regular updates on any changes to bookings, final check before flying/holiday to see if all the ducks are in a row.
As usual a very organised booking. I love DialAFlight.
Excellent service from Lloyd which made our holiday all the more enjoyable. All the arrangements went very well. Keep up the good service.
When the French astronomer Abbe Louis de la Caille made it to the top of Table Mountain in 1750, he observed no fewer than 10,000 stars and was so impressed that he named a whole constellation (Mons Mensae) after this iconic slab of stone.
Today, you're likely to see almost as many tourists coming and going on the cable car or huffing and puffing on foot. But that's no excuse not to join them – because once you get there the crowds become insignificant in such an exhilarating setting.
We had allocated 45 minutes to wander about on the massive plateau, but it soon became almost two hours – and still, like Moses, we were reluctant to come down from the mountain.
There's so much to do up there. You can hike, picnic, study the rock rabbits (hyraxes), admire the spiky plants that thrive with little in the way of soil, practise yoga, grow tipsy on the champagne air and even abseil down it if you dare. And, of course, you can survey the scene from every angle: oceans to the left, oceans to the right, beaches down below, cloudless skies up above, Cape Point somewhere in the distance.
I was last here 21 years ago, a few months before the first democratic elections were held – and the transformation is astonishing.
The waterfront, buzzing with shops and restaurants, is a little too California for me, but it's one of the city's great success stories. By comparison, the town centre is still sleepy during the day and has largely avoided a full chi-chi makeover. When our guide said we were off to the bus terminal not far from the impressive old City Hall building, it was a case of following on trust.
Our reward was an introduction to a chef called David, one of several who run kitchens housed in cramped wooden shacks. Lunch here is ten times cheaper than on the waterfront and, somehow, ten times more atmospheric.
But perhaps our best meal was at trendy Test Kitchen, presided over by Luke Dale-Roberts, probably South Africa's most celebrated chef. We stayed 30 minutes out of town for our first two nights, at Steenberg Farm in Constantia, the oldest vineyard (1682).
The whole place – its lush golf course, excellent bistro (wine tastings aplenty), intimate spa, manor house and colonial-style rooms – exudes charm and calm. Cape Town is a bubble compared with the rest of the country – and locals of every creed and colour seem to know that.
I detected no smugness, no sense of entitlement. Rather, an acute awareness that this is a work in progress. And just as the physical backdrop plays such a huge part here, so too does the political backdrop.
I couldn’t find anyone with a good word to say about President Jacob Zuma. Some think he could be gone within 12 months, despite his term officially having almost four more years to run.
Visiting a country that remains on a political knife-edge is exhilarating – and I was very much struck by how Nelson Mandela still has such a powerful influence; always will. His presence is everywhere: on street names, on billboards and, crucially, within the hearts of all South Africans.
We made the pilgrimage to Robben Island, where he spent 18 of his 27 years in captivity, joining a tour led by a fellow former inmate. It could be so much more interesting than it is, but if you've never done it, you must.
Visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town is a good idea, too. Then head back to the city via the False Bay villages of Kalk Bay (lunch at Harbour House was sensational and we loved the ramshackle shops), St James and Muizenburg, the latter described as the St Tropez of Cape Town, which may or may not be a compliment.
The swimming is colder on the west side of the Cape, but the views better. We stayed at the fabulous Cape View Clifton, which opened two years ago and has only seven rooms, all facing the ocean, all whites and greys, with soulful art and comforts of every kind.
It's a glorious spot high above the beach, with Camps Bay round the corner. A beach house that feels more like a home than hotel. You help yourself to drinks and jot it down; guests wander about in the kitchen chatting to the cheerful staff; no one wears shoes.
The sunset on our last night was the colour of the rosé swishing about in our huge wine glasses. We drank deeply on both counts, painfully aware that the morning would bring a hangover made worse by the thought of flying home.
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