Selected feedback from clients who've travelled to Africa

Tony Corrigan, Loxhill, Surrey (SOUTH AFRICA & LESOTHO)

“I wanted to write to say a big thank you for organising our trip to South Africa and Lesotho in October (2008); we all had a great time and loved every minute of it.  All the hotels, activities and places we went to were first class and of course, all the people (especially the guides) were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.  I originally contacted you because the complexities of putting together a trip that took us to four different regions of South Africa, as well as Lesotho, whilst accommodating a three-year-old was proving too much for me.  When you consider that as well as the different places, the trip also encompassed trekking, safari, beach, a 4x4 trip, horse riding, a wedding and business meetings, it can only be down to your time, enthusiasm and knowledge that it all went together seamlessly and we had ample time to meander and relax."  

John and Pat McLevy, Bristol (SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA & BOTSWANA)

"We were very impressed with Traverse Line from the start when Angus was so helpful and spent so much time with us planning the trip.  It then worked like a dream! We would definitely recommend using Traverse Line to others.  We had an amazing time." 

Mike and Catherine Pomeroy, Whaley Bridge (SOUTH AFRICA)

"Traverse Line organised a fantastic holiday of a lifetime for us, which exceeded all our expectations.  Angus took care to spend time talking to us to understand what we like doing and what kind of places we like to stay in, and we quickly learned to trust his judgement - he got it exactly right with all his recommendations! He thought of every detail, even dealing efficiently and without fuss with an 11th hour change in flight made by the airline - all in all, a very professional service, and yet so personal at the same time. We can't recommend Traverse Line highly enough!"

Malcolm Paterson, Croydon (CEDERBERG & CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA)

“Traverse Line did everything we needed from a UK travel agent ever so well. They were very helpful and constructive when putting together the itinerary, very prompt with all responses to our questions and ever so good at assessing the approach that suited us best. Their approach left little to chance and my wife and I were very impressed with the attention to detail evident in the planning and communication of our itinerary. The “Trip dossier” they produced for us was the most helpful I have ever read. As a direct result of all this, we had an absolutely fantastic holiday. We find ourselves “selling” South Africa to everyone we meet and we will have no hesitation in referring our friends, family and business contacts to Traverse Line.”

Paul Franklin, Hadleigh (DRAKENSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA)

"Traverse Line listened carefully to my request to fit a Drakensberg break with scenery, interest and challenges into my available timeslot.  This they did to perfection.  They were attentive and provided a high level of support detail.  The guide provided was excellent, knowledgeable and companionable.  I have no hestitation in recommending their services" 

Suzy Neill, London (HOERIKWAGGO TRAIL, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA)

"We both thought the trail was fantastic. The guides were excellent, spoke good English, were very knowledgeable and took very good care of us.  The camps were of a high standard with hot showers - we would highly recommend the experience."

Mike and Catherine Pomeroy, Whaley Bridge (KENYA, BOTSWANA and SOUTH AFRICA)

"Our second trip arranged by Traverse Line in two years was a great success - this time to Kenya, Botswana and South Africa over four weeks. As before, activities and accommodation were exactly right and everything ran very smoothly. As we have come to expect, arrangements and plans were made percisely, thorougly and thoughtfully. Thanks again."

William Mackesy, Walkopedia.net (NORTHERN DRAKENSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA)

“An outstanding 65km trek along the high edge of the very special northern Drakensberg escarpment.  One of the world’s Top 10 walks - everyone should do this in their lifetime!
We used Traverse Line to organise this trek for us, and were delighted.  They offered good value, and do tailor-made expeditions. We cannot speak highly enough of our guide, Ian, who was charming and very experienced – one of the best we’ve ever had.”

Geoff and Marion Elliot, Isle of Mann (SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG and CATHEDRAL PEAK, SOUTH AFRICA)

“We are now home after an excellent trip to South Africa, particularly the time spent in the Drakensberg. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paul and, at risk of embarrassing him, would say that he is the best guide that we have been with. Not only is he pleasant and interesting, and easy to spend time with, he is also so knowledgeable about the area (and part of the mountain rescue team!).  We enjoyed our stay at Penwarn in the Southern Drakensberg. It is a great spot and the managers did everything they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.  Moving up to the Central Drakensberg, we enjoyed the Cathedral Peak Hotel and the Executive Suite was superb - very well designed and appointed with superb views of the mountains. All in all a great trip, so thank you for all your hard work in arranging it. We will be back!!”

Professor Allan Templeton,  Aberdeenshire (CEDERBERG WILDERNESS AREA, SOUTH AFRICA)

"We thoroughly enjoyed our experience in the Cederberg and had great confidence in the guide and arrangements, which were excellent.  The guide was supportive and knowledgeable, and the hikes were interesting and varied"

Drs. Peter and Christine Havelock, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire (SOUTHERN and CENTRAL DRAKENSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA)

"We had difficulty finding a bespoke walking trip to the Drakensberg Mountains until we found Angus at Traverse Line. Angus personally organised our 10 day walking trip based on his extensive local knowledge. The accommodation was interesting and varied.  Highlights were walking into and staying in Lesotho, and the Cathedral Peak Hotel with the vast range of walks available there and the spectacular room. Everything about the holiday was excellent, from the clearest, most helpful travel instructions, to the most personal care. Our walking guide was a most reassuring, knowledgeable and pleasant companion - we could'nt have asked for more. With many thanks and all best wishes for the future."

Ian & Judith Howard, Hook, Hampshire (DRAKENSBERG, ZULU WAR BATTLEFIELDS, MAPUTALAND COAST, SOUTH AFRICA)

"Careful and knowledgeable organisation of our holiday in KwaZulu-Natal by Traverse LIne meant that it all went very smoothly and was tremendously enjoyable.  We particularly liked Fugitive's Drift, and The Grace in Johannesburg was great at the end. Many thanks Angus"

Dr Anne Roberts and family, Cambridge (DRAKENSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA)

"You took care to listen to what we wanted and then put together a varied and challenging itinerary for us which we would not have managed on our own without local knowledge.  It was a privilege to spend four days with our walking guide, who had an impressive local knowledge and was a total pleasure to be with"

Andy and Lynne Yates, Cheshire (HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOSI GAME RESERVE and THE DRAKENSBERG, SOUTH AFRICA)

"Excellent advice and itinerary - everything went as planned. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday - we will return!"

Mike and Deborah Gilbert, Langstone, Hampshire (LUANGWA VALLEY and VICTORIA FALLS, ZAMBIA)

“We would recommend Traverse Line to anyone thinking of a planning a “once in a lifetime” holiday, in our case a walking safari in the Luangwa Valley followed by a three night trip to Victoria Falls – the company mapped out a great itinerary, put everything into place and gave sound advice on which extras to book at the falls so that we could enjoy our time to the full”