All changes to the original flight were efficiently done and worked perfectly.
Excellent service in the face of challenging circumstances. 24 hour emergency system works brilliantly
Super service as always. Thank you Saf for continuing to look after us so well
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
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.
Cameron deserves a star, excellent help when needed
Good advice and helpful agent.
As always - totally reliable thank you Howard.
Stacey is so helpful and efficient.
Difficult to improve on an excellent service. We’ve used DialAFlight for nearly 20 years and would never consider using anyone else.
DialAFlight are helpful, professional and up to date with all information. I will continue to use them for all my travel plans
Excellent customer service, the only thing I’d recommend is that for Air France flights on the Airbus 380 in Business, your agents should tell customers clearly it’s not a flat bed. I found it really hard to sleep on the overnight flight as the angle of the chair when in “bed” position just made me slide down towards the footwell! I would not travel Air France business on the A380 again for an overnight flight.
This is the second time we have used DialAFlight for our South African tours. They have been accommodating and flexible in planning our itinerary to match our budget. Also they dealt with our questions promptly, whereas two of the well known specialist companies only wanted to offer their set packages. We have already recommended them to our friends
It definitely pays to book with DialAFlight. Our airline went on strike and DialAFlight sorted out an alternative flight immediately. We were not troubled at all. We met people on the new flight who had had to spend hours searching for flights
All very efficient
Air France was a bit more bureaucratic than KLM which was very friendly.
I was originally wary to use a company I'd never heard of before. I did some homework, and once I had committed to my booking I was pleased that I received personal follow-up from my contact.
SAA business to Joburg was great value with good food and service. But the seat/bed was of the type BA threw out 25 yrs ago. I wouldn't use SAAagain.
I felt the service was good and a better experience than dealing with the airline directly.
I commend the professionalism and dedication of staff - most importantly that of Harvey who always goes the extra mile.
Very pleased customer once again.
The service we received for brilliant and we could not have asked for more. All the arrangements went smoothly. So a big thank you to Arthur and the team.
Keep up the good work
Great service. Cameron was very helpful and responsive throughout.
I wouldn’t recommend Lufthansa
As usual, everything was well considered - flight times and cost with a call beforehand checking if everything OK.
DialAFlight has looked after us excellently for some years now. Highly recommend.
I think another time I'd rather travel direct. Going via Doha made a 12-13 hour trip run to about 17 hours and the actual time in Doha was too short to do anything bar get through security to the connecting flight.
South Africa is one of the most remarkable places you’ll ever visit and with the pound strong against the rand, now is the perfect time to see this beautiful and rewarding rainbow nation.
As a South African and animal lover, it’s always the wildlife that draws me back to my home. This time I’m on the hunt for the Big Five: lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino.
And there is no better place to spot all these in their natural environment than at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve - a National Geographic 'Unique Lodge of the World'.
Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the animals are free to roam the non-fenced boundary between the national park and 65,000 hectares of the Sabi Sands. I plan to drive from Joburg’s O.R. Tambo airport to Sabi Sabi before heading to the Drakensburg Mountains, a World Heritage site, and on to Durban, where I grew up.
The reserve does do its own transfers and has a landing strip for guests but what I enjoy most about SA is the vast landscape and the interesting sites along the way, so I’ve chosen the five-hour drive.
I’ll be staying at Sabi’s Earth Lodge, which is simply out of this world. When I arrive, welcomed by a cool drink and a smiling member of staff, I can see exactly why. It’s surrounded by lush vegetation and is chiselled into the landscape to make it invisible from afar.
It also has the wildlife and on my first morning at sunrise I'm lucky enough to watch a large herd of elephant making its way through the camp.
The lodge has 13 luxurious suites, each with a plunge pool and stone bath. It’s late afternoon when I arrive and I’ve missed the usual departure of 3.30pm for an afternoon drive, but my ranger Justin and his tracker Petro still offer to take me for some sundowners where we can hopefully catch sight of some wildlife.
We drive barely a few miles before we come across a herd of elephants and in no time we’re surrounded. As they rumble past, manoeuvring their trunks through the trees, my heart feels like it’s going to burst.
I was lucky enough to grow up in South Africa and have spent time in the bush before but I’ve never been quite so close to a herd as large as this.
But my main request for Justin and Petro is that they find me a leopard and a few days later, I’m lucky enough to spend a good hour with one.
Maxabeni is a powerful and confident young male leopard who allows us to follow him. Watching his sleek body move through the vegetation makes me realise just how powerful and nimble these cats are. And they’re smart, adapting and using their environment to hunt.
Justin explains that Maxabeni had become so comfortable with the safari vehicles that he had learned to use them as cover before pouncing on unsuspecting impala.
RELAX AND REFUEL
Sabi Sabi knows how to feed its guests. As soon as you wake, you’re given a selection of pastries and yoghurts, before being taken on a morning drive. While out you stop for hot drinks and rusks – a twice-baked bread, popular with South Africans – before returning to the lodge for a full breakfast.
You get a few hours to relax before lunch is served - followed shortly by afternoon tea.
At around 3.30pm you’re taken for a drive before returning to dinner – usually six courses
Be prepared to put on weight! After four days my waistline is screaming to leave, but I want to stay longer. There's nothing like going to bed with the sound of lions reverberating through the night.
And as I wave goodbye to Justin and Petro, I feel I’m leaving old friends. I drive to a hotel in the Drakensburg Mountains – a four-hour trip – but stop at Joburg along the way, the perfect place to stop for lazy lunches and curio shopping.
Driving through the long, winding roads makes you realise how vast the country is and you get the chance to glimpse the lives of locals. Villages are bustling with schoolchildren who dance and wave at you.
I’m staying at Cathedral Peak Hotel, perfect to relax for a weekend with its golf course and swimming pool. It’s a splendid base for hiking, off-road biking or horse riding.
After a few days in the mountains I head to Durban for some sun and surf. The combination of centres has made for one wildly brilliantly trip.
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