Janet and Gary Codling, Theale


“Our trip to South Africa in October 2011 has to go down as one of, if not, the best holiday we’ve ever had.  The itinerary included a few days in Glorious Cape Town, a self drive up the Garden Route to Knysna, with a stop off in Hermanus for a spot of whale watching and an amazing safari in the Pumba Private Game Reserve.


The holiday was to celebrate a significant birthday for Janet, my wife, and what style we did this in!  Without doubt Allan and his team, Claire in particular, did so much to make it that little bit more special: Not only did they help us to plan the whole thing with meticulous precision, but they threw in several little surprises along the way  and helped us to pack masses in without it feeling like the Gumball rally.


Here’s flavour of what we did:


Cosmopolitan Cape Town – great eating down on the waterfront.

Table mountain – the views, stunning!

Cape Peninsula Day Tour – packed with great experiences and insights into the current and past South Africa.

Hermanus – whale watching from our bedroom and literally dozens of whales.

Knysna – So much to do, so beautiful and what fantastic accommodation  Claire booked Janet’s special birthday breakfast from an ever so attentive guest house team and our surprise dinner in the tree tops – you couldn’t beat it.

Pumba – up close but not too personal with the big 5; so close you could have touched them, but done with the upmost respect for the animals.  Four days of magical encounters and fascinating lessons about nature in it’s greatest glory.

Oh, and by the way, they don’t call it the Garden Route for nothing; flora like we’ve never seen before.  Look up fynbos, no place on earth has more species!


Thank you again Meadway Travel, another spectacular success.  Notch that one on your belt Allan.”


Janet and Gary Codling