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.
Great team. Brilliant
My greatest thanks for getting me on flights at short notice and getting me back home again.
Rick was as usual outstanding, thank you
Service was great. Very impressed with KLM. New businesses lounges at Schiphol were also very good.
Everything worked perfectly, as usual.
Service from DialAFlight was excellent, we had to change our plans several times due illness and DiallAFlight support was fantastic..
There still seems to be a problem about the airline getting details of my scooter which I supplied at booking. This caused hiccups which we had to surmount
So reasuring for us to know that your help during the recent BA strike was invaluable.
Excellent service from the original phone call, the booking and additional information. All the flights went well with adequate time between flights in each journey.
Excellent price and very good service/advice
DialAFlight was recommended to me by friends and Scott in particular who had provided excellent service for them He arranged our reasonably complex itinerary with our best interests in mind. He was efficient, kept our minds at ease with updates and as a result, everything worked smoothly. I would definitely use DialAFlight again.
So pleased to have used DialAFlight, my last minute booking all handled professionally and no hidden costs. Will definetely recommend and use again.
Good customer service and very friendly
Archie was amazing!
I found Anton very helpful and nice to deal with
Everything went smoothly and no lost suitcases thank goodness. Many thanks Harry, Emirates are a very good airline and you were very helpful.
Great team at DialAFlight.
Virgin let us down. Delayed 24 hrs on return in Joburg. Their communication was awful and nobody knew what was happening, least of all the Virgin staff. At 3am we were taken to a hotel and flew out on the night flight.
As always, well planned and great back up service
To ride the Blue Train between Pretoria and Cape Town is to travel along part of Britain's imperial history; a journey that is at once luxurious, breathtakingly beautiful and thought-provoking.
The railway heading north from the Cape was part of Cecil Rhodes's grand colonial vision: the 19th-century mining magnate, today the focus of intense political controversy, imagined a trans-port network from one end of Africa to the other to enable British trade and political dominion. It didn't happen but this remarkable train is part of his legacy.
After a night in Fairlawns in Johannesburg, a chic boutique hotel and spa set inside a former country estate, my companion and I head to Pretoria station and enter an older, genteel world, with a nostalgic colonial twist.
We board the bright blue train, with some 80 other passengers, and enter a world of wood-panelled comfort, with brass fittings, crisp linen and low golden lighting. The Blue Train is the Orient Express of Africa,
Once offering an overnight journey to the Cape, the Blue Train is now a deliberately slower experience, taking two nights for the 997-mile trip.
Our charming butler, Angela, has brought a bottle of South African spark-ling wine. The compartments are roomy, about 8m2, each with an Italian marble bathroom.
The train feels venerable and experi-enced, adding to the feeling one is riding a bit of history. I couldn't be happier.
A cocooned quiet pervades the cabin, just a faint rumble of the tracks audible through the wide picture window - double-glazed for tranquillity.
It's time to dress for dinner; dress code is 'elegant' for ladies and jacket and tie for gentlemen. I've opted for the linen suit with leather waistcoat, as worn by Robert Redford in Out of Africa.
The dining car is a vision in starched white tablecloths and heavy cutlery. Our waiter, Collen, has a deep sonorous delivery and virtually sings the menu. The food is delicious - seared scallops, cured salmon, duck breast, South African cheeses. The list of South African wines is positively tidal.
Collen is explaining that he once met the Queen. For a glorious moment I think he may be referring to Queen Victoria.
We totter back down the corridor, the sway only partly induced by the train's movement. You can sense the vastness outside; not a single light is visible, save a flutter of stars.
In the 1920s, steam locomotives plied the line between Cape Town and Johannesburg. After the war, the Blue Train service was launched, named after the blue steel trains introduced a few years earlier.
Rhodes died in 1902, but countless colonists still took this route north for the diamond and gold fields. Rhodes even had his own private carriage; his body was transported along this very line, stopping at every station for mourners to pay their respects.
In the morning, a blinding African sun slices through the blinds, which lift to reveal the plains stretching into the distance. We eat eggs benedict and fresh fruit and watch herds of tiny antelope flickering through the scrub.
Watching Africa glide past at a stately 30mph is mesmerising.
At mid-morning we pull into Kimberley, where diamonds were discovered on the farm belonging to the De Beer brothers in 1871, prompting the greatest diamond rush the world has seen. Here, until 1914, some 50,000 miners using picks and shovels extracted 6,000lb of diamonds.
We are driven to The Big Hole museum - exactly what the name indicates, a pit 460m wide and 240m deep, the largest hand-dug hole in the world, a testament to human ingenuity and man's hunger for gems. Now it's a ghostly place.
At Kimberley station, the station-master hands out South African sherry in tiny glasses engraved with the Blue Train logo.
The train sets off into the Great Karoo desert, the vast plateau the size of Germany whose name comes from a Khoi tribal word meaning 'land of great thirst'.
I sit in the observation car at the rear, watching the vast bushveld drift by, an undulating tableau of rock, semi-desert and sparse scrub. High tea is served in the lounge car, with cake and scones; another extravaganza is staged in the dining car in the evening, to the accompaniment of Collen's echoing baritone.
We awake descending towards the Cape, with vineyards stretching away under high granite outcrops, as our journey on this historical artefact rolls to a close. And our holiday is rounded off in wine country, with a few days in Majeka House, a delightful boutique hotel just outside Stellenbosch.
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