What our clients have to say…

The villa was amazing. Views for miles. Adolph, the butler, was exceptional. Did laundry, shopped, ran errands, washed dishes. Would not allow us to do anything ourselves which was so relaxing!!! Township tour was fabulous. Our guide was great. Chris the chef was a life saver. Great cook.

Dithaba Lodge is a gem. Staff was very astute and helpful. Food was 5 star. Safari was spectacular and our guide JP was amazing, knowledgable and full of spirit!!!!  Over all, best trip yet. And we’ve been to every continent!

Meryl Metni

My husband and I, from Austin TX, used Shirley at Cape Classics Africa to plan a trip celebrating our 30th anniversary and my 60th birthday.  She was amazing!  Thought of every detail.  The trip could not have been more wonderful.  Fabulous lodges and game viewing.  Thank you, Shirley!  And Frank too for driving is all over the Cape and Wine Lands.  The trip of a lifetime thanks to your expert help.

Lynn Rupp

Again, from all of us, Thank you for your help and great suggestion! We will make you good publicity here and hope that more Québécois will have the chance to discover your so amazing country.


Diane, Angelo, André et Geneviève

We are now in London about to take off for NY. Thank you again for making our trip so special. Frank was great. We’re very much looking forward to coming back with the whole family.

Alexander Zubillaga

The 5 weeks in southern Africa went extremely fast; I don’t know what that says, but we had a fantastic time. Thank you for your planning and recommendations. They were exactly what we were after and we would highly recommend you to any other travellers looking for the same experience. We felt so privileged to have personal tours and guides. Dale has now great contacts for his plans for a southern African garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

Greg Rickard and Dale Dixon

Curator of the Sydney Botanical Gardens

Carolyn, my kids, and I cannot express enough what a phenomenal travel experience we had in Cape Town, Stellenbosch visiting the wineries, and on Safari in Mhondoro.

Accommodations: All excellent.

  • Andros Boutique Hotel – Fantastic and perfect for us. Great Staff and loved how quiet and quaint;
  • Coopmanhuijs Boutique – Perfectly situated in Stellenbosch and great staff.
  • Mhondoro Game Lodge – Fantastic find, beautiful rooms and setting. Great staff and guide. The breakfasts at all of these are great!

Activities: Again, loved them all!

  1. Table Mountain Cable Car – Fantastic view and great to lunch up there.
  2. Lion’s Head – amazing hike taking your life into account.
  3. Scenic drive to Boulder Bay to see Penguins. Had lunch at the Food Barn.
  4. Camps Bay area. Went to eat and beach.
  5. Rugby Game and Brewery – So fun.
  6. UCT Campus – Lovely and great to see what classes I was paying for.
  7. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – so lovely!
  8. Robben Island –  A life memory and the fact that our guide was previously imprisoned and now taking us around.
  9. Stellenbosh – Loved the wine route, wineries and the shopping…Kanonkop, Raats, DeMorgenzon rock!
  10. Safari – Everything great – food, staff, and animals.

We have travelled to many places and this truly ranks as one of our finest family trips! It would not have been possible without your recommendations on flights, accommodations, restaurants, our winery visits and the fantastic Mhondoro Game Lodge you found. The pace of activities and your utmost promptness and professionalism made our travel experience effortless. We cannot thank you and the Cape Classics Team enough!

Gary Wartels

Shirley thank you for all the recommendations.  Frank was a perfect host and the trip to the wine country was spectacular!.  And everyone enjoyed the Great White Shark experiences.

Alan Chute

I want to thank you again for all your help planning this trip.  We really had a wonderful time and I’m so happy with how everything turned out!
We had a lovely trip and I so appreciate all your advice.  It was so intimidating to plan a trip when I don’t personally have friends/family with suggestions. You really were able to get to know us through e-mail and plan a trip that we enjoyed!

Elise Wozniak

Just wanted to tell you what an amazing time we had in South Africa. The hotels, restaurants, tours, safari and, of course, all the wine was just wonderful!!
Thank you so much for all your help in planning this fabulous adventure. We truly enjoyed every minute of it. Your suggestions were just perfect it exceeded all of our expectations.
Again, thank you for all your help.
Beth, Alan, Suzanne and Alan

Beth and Alan Glass

We arrived safely at Dulini Lodge yesterday. We’re having an amazing time here – the staff, accommodation and safari experiences have all been so good. We are loving it!  Thanks again for all that you have done for us to make such an amazing honeymoon – I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends that are thinking about going to Africa.

Ben and Nurrie May

Hi Shirley I Just wanted to check in and let you know what an AMAZING time I’m having here in Namibia !!! This trip has exceeded my expectations. It is incredible!!! I highly recommend it for adventure travelers. I’m sitting by the pool now, watching oryx, zebra, waterbuck, and horses. It is heaven here!!! The driver and guide are both fabulous. I just wanted to say thanks again for introducing me to Nomad! It has really been an incredible journey.

I’m hoping I can rope a group of American friends into doing a trip like this with me in a year or two… maybe to Zimbabwe!!  We’ll see…

Kara Miller

Le voyage d’une vie 🙂

Almost back home from this incredible trip. We had such a GREAT time in South Africa and you played a significant role in the success of this unforgettable trip. We were telling Frank on our way back to the airport that you have been so great for us. The Mhondoro suggestion was INCREDIBLE and the service of Frank as well!  We now just all dream to go back to South Africa.

Geneviève Pilon

We cannot stop gushing to everyone about our SA trip. Everything went so smoothly, including the travel. Everyone we’ve seen since we’ve been back, always asks how we were able to plan such an epic trip with so much on the itinerary with so much success. And we immediately tell them about you and Cape Classic Travel. 😊

You made everything so easy and your recommendations were simply spot-on. We also appreciated you checking in along the way, and really felt taken care of.

Taylor Riggs

We loved it! It was perfect, exactly what we wanted and it didn’t feel like we were in a zoo camp but in our own private playground! Which we didn’t expect. Fred and I had both been on Safari before and the experience at Ngala camp was great, we tracked animals and were on a mission every day, was fun and not your typical sit around and just stare out experience. Our guide was great and kept it exciting.

The staff, trackers and guides were 10/10, great customer service and super friendly people.

Also for a foodie obsessed person, the food was amazing! Also unexpected out there in the bush 😉 and they put great effort with my gluten free request which isn’t easy. So all in all I’d say we will be back and definitely & Beyond will stay on our radar for future trips in other destinations. They were impressive. So thanks for recommending them! So sad to have had to leave.

We are already in Singapore sitting on our desks working 🙁 guess every journey has it’s ending! Excited for the next step.

Thanks again for sorting everything out.

Claire Dennig

Hi All!
Just wanted to thank everybody for a trip of a lifetime. It was a first rate trip put on by a first rate organization.

Marc Warner

Madagascar was great!  Nosy Be and the surrounding islands are magnificent, really rustic and unspoilt.  Great sailing, fishing and diving.  Our crew was fantastic!
Thanks for all your help

Bruce Henderson

Just a note to say thanks for the recommendation of Anantara on Bazaruto Island Mozambique. The suite was amazing and the staff were fantastic.
For an Island relax, snorkelling, diving, fishing etc, I can highly recommend Anantara.
The food was amazing and the kids are already planning to go back there.

Matt Costello

We are now on our way back after a fantastic trip! All of us are really happy with all the arrangements you made and everything has worked really well. We loved King’s Camp, fantastic days in all ways, excellent service, lovely lodge, great safari rides with very good guides.
Coming back to Johannesburg, we realized that we had a couple of hours to spend so African rock booked a guide for us, who picked us up at the airport and gave us the “speedy version” of a Johannesburg/ Soweto tour, which was very interesting. Excellent dinner at the African Rock Hotel and a very nice and family friendly hotel.
Bazaruto, beautiful island, great rooms, good food, wonderful sea, also excellent service. Activities mgr Nikki very helpful, other activities such as the surfing and waterskiing were fun!
All “logistics” went well, with pickups, transfers and with Daphne’s wheelchair on flights etc.
Overall we are very happy with our trip and especially happy with your service, Shirley. Many thanks for all your help and support, hope to get back in touch again the next time we plan to come south!

Åsa Mossberg

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