The only complaint I have is with BA the flight to Cape Town was 2 hours late, in flight films not working properly and very poor service on board and coming back they ran out of cooked breakfast so not impressed. DialAFlight as usual delivered a high quality service so many thanks.
The service from DialAFlight was superb as usual, however KLM let us down badly by cancelling our first flight 40 mins before takeoff, which meant we missed our connecting flight to SA and had to be re-booked on a different airline.
Only suggestion is that next we fly to Cape Town we'll go direct rather than transfer through Jo'Burg as Virgin out of LHR was delayed on take off by an hour because of de-icing. And with the delays at Jo'Burg immigration it was very tight to catch the connecting flight!
All promptly and professionally handled as usual. No hitches and I left knowing that every last detail had been sorted for me.
Knowing that DialAFlight are there for me should any problems occur is worth its weight in gold. You have come to my rescue before, and for that I will be eternally grateful, and so highly recommend your services for the peace of mind it gives.
Our requests and needs were promptly addressed and met. Thank you Marshall.
Excellent service as always. Jackson went above and beyond with his customer service excellence.
Dexter did a really good and caring job for me.
Great service with excellent after sales personal service.
I was immensely grateful for some very speedy help in changing a flight - especially from halfway round the world. And on a Sunday!
Used you three times now.
Staff helpful, approachable and easy to contact.
Courteous and helpful throughout. Will use them again.
Really helpful staff and clear paperwork
Reid was creative in finding the flight and responded quickly when asked about a change. Overall excellent work.
We just want to say thank you to William, Neil and all the team who've never, in all the years we've been dealing with them, let us down.
I requested several different quotes for different places as I changed my mind on a destination. Each request was provided in a most helpful, courteous, and complete manner. Full marks!
Britz car rentals are the only company to have their large logo on the side of vehicles in SA. This advertises that you are a tourist and attracts people like bees to a honeypot. The service was excellent but something to be aware of.
Debbie you’ve done it yet again, thank you
Thank you so much again for a terrific experience. Sophie, Helen and Tyler for all of their constant professionalism, kindness and care. Love you guys.
Hadn’t thought of using an airline from Gatwick. Your suggestion to use Thomas Cook was great. Comfortable seats with reasonable space and well trained staff. A very good recommendation, thank you for your help.
Compliments to Edward for his helpfulness in what could have been an awkward glitch in our arrangements.
All communication and customer services were excellent, will definitely use again.
Everything went smoothly, as usual
Wonderful trip both ways. Will definitely book with you again for my trip in Aug/Sept this year. I liked the way I was kept updated re boarding gates /schedules
It is always a pleasure to deal with you. Everyone is always so friendly and helpful and you always get me the best deal. I feel very confident that everything will go to plan when it’s been arranged by you and I wouldn’t use anyone else.
From booking my flight and right up to my departure date you guys were brilliant. A massive thank you to Danny who always give me excellent service. Will be back to book my next holiday with you soon.
Thanks Zac. As always you were great.
I am very glad I spoke to Shelley - she ensured my flight was fabulous AND affordable!
Liked the personal touch and excellent customer service, thanks
We'd come to sample sauvignon, sip shiraz, marvel at malbec, and savour world-class cuisine. But if you ask why we'd travelled to the southern hemisphere when we have all that on our European doorstep, you obviously haven't been to South Africa.
This pilgrimage to the wine-taster's paradise of Franschhoek began not with an aperitif - say a Graham Beck Game Reserve chenin blanc - but with an appetising few days in Cape Town. Our hotel, the Cape Grace, sits alongside the lively marina. From here, you can take a tourist bus ride around the city, a cable-car trip up Table Mountain, and shop at the Waterfront area.
At the Baia restaurant we feasted on seafood bisque, lobster and langoustine - and presented with a bill as cheap as chips.
For something more sedate, the colonial grandeur of Mount Nelson is the place for afternoon tea. However, if I could eat only one meal on the Cape it would be at The Pot Luck Club, the hottest restaurant in town.
From Cape Town, we headed for the open countryside, climbing through Helshoogte Pass with its amazing mountain views. Just 90 minutes later we were in a different country - think Tuscany comes to Cumbria, with some Dutch gable architecture thrown in.
After being hounded out of Europe, it was the Huguenots who brought their distillery skills to this verdant triangle of South Africa, transforming it into one of the World's most beautiful wine valleys. Relais & Chateaux has now captured a corner of Franschhoek and discreetly created the Provencal-style retreat of Le Quartier Francais.
The hotel has a tranquil hidden garden, lavender-lined walkway and Tasting Room restaurant, all set within the charm of a Victorian village square. There is a glorious list of wine estates to visit in this area, all with restaurants and tastings.
La Petite Ferme sits at the back of Franschhoek and has mountain views and a mouthwatering lunch menu. Delaire Graff is a gem of an estate, where you can view the oak-barrelled seasoning process, or visit its famous art collection, including Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl (it's said to be the most reproduced painting in the world), and a diamond showroom on which the Graff fortune is built.
We opted for the hop-on, hopoff Franschhoek tram tour of the vineyards, along with a boisterous party who got ever squiffier as we rumbled from one distinguished estate to the next.
There was Mont Rochelle's chardonnay, fermented in a butterscotch-flavoured barrel, La Couronne's plummy malbec which we partnered with a local cheese platter, and my favourite, Moreson's In My Bed cabernet sauvignon merlot.
Moreson's has a brilliant collection of wines, wittily named around the good-natured naughtiness of their Weimaraner dog. Rather tipsily, we left the tram party to the strains of Chicago's If You Leave Me Now. We needed all our concentration for the task ahead: a night in The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais.
Some restaurants are worth making a pilgrimage to - and this is one. Award-winning chef Margot Janse weaves her magic in the kitchen, combining earthy African and sophisticated French to create two audacious flavour combinations.
Janse once considered a career in the theatre - and each of the eight courses, accompanied by a different wine, was drama on a plate. There was texture, humour, sex appeal and surprises with every mouthful. The Eastern Cape marron crayfish, Cape gooseberry and lemon verbena was like leaping into the freezing Atlantic - so tinglingly exhilarating I nearly went to change into my swimwear to eat it.
We finished our trip on the coast at the glamorous Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Camps Bay.
The unabashed luxury of Twelve Apostles was like being treated to a glass of Klein Constantia Vin de Constance - a silky, rich dessert wine much loved by Napoleon. The perfect end to a trip as well.