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Travel Money Tips For South Africa

Paul Campbell - September 25, 2019

We are heading off to South Africa in a couple of weeks to do some site inspections of safari lodges in the north of the country (Madikwe, The Waterberg, and Kruger Park), and as we are often asked for some guidance on obtaining foreign currency I thought I’d share my findings as I look for […] Read More


Andersson’s at Ongava

Paul Campbell - June 27, 2019

Having just opened in mid April this year, Andersson’s at Ongava, has already made quite the impression and it’s easy to understand why. Originally a farmstead, the lodge has been transformed into an exquisite mix of luxury, colours and textures connecting guests to the landscape around them. Andersson’s has 7 luxury guest suites and one […] Read More


South Africa and Antarctica: The Ultimate Trip To The Wild South

Paul Campbell - May 24, 2019

An exciting new 10 day itinerary has just been announced that combines an outstanding 5* safari experience at Singita with a couple of days in Cape Town (the Mother City), and to top it all off, a journey to one of the most remote places on earth, Antarctica. With just one set departure date announced […] Read More


The Geoffrey Kent Suite – A New Family Suite In The Masai Mara

Paul Campbell - May 9, 2019

A family safari is a wonderful experience, however sometimes it can be difficult to find a camp or lodge where the whole family can stay together under one roof and not be spread out across several rooms.  The brand new Geoffrey Kent Suite at Sanctuary Olonana ticks all boxes in this case, and if you […] Read More


Introducing AndBeyond Tengile River Lodge

Paul Campbell - April 18, 2019

A couple of weeks ago we had a meeting with andBeyond, and among other things we were interested to hear from them how their newest lodge in the Sabi Sands is settling in. Featuring 9 luxurious suites looking out over the Sand River and surrounded by a cool forest, andBeyond Tengile River Lodge combines top […] Read More


Safari Lodges In South Africa Start To Introduce Electric Vehicles

Paul Campbell - April 11, 2019

Game reserves and safari lodges are essentially very eco-friendly, and without them (and tourists they attract) far less land would be set aside for conservation and the protection of Africa’s magnificent wildlife.  Permanent structures are not allowed in more sensitive habitats, meaning that many lodges and camps can be taken apart and moved to another […] Read More


Planning A Luxury Self Drive Holiday Along The Garden Route

Paul Campbell - April 9, 2019

I have to admit….. I have been really lucky to have travelled often throughout my life, and now, living abroad in the UK, I have been able to explore and experience so many new places, however I always find myself drawn back to the Garden Route. Having grown up along the Southern coast of South […] Read More


Introducing Saseka Tented Camp, Thornybush Game Reserve

Paul Campbell - April 1, 2019

There is nothing quite as romantic and glamorous as a tented safari lodge, and so we were thrilled to hear about the 5* Saseka Tented Camp  – the latest addition to the Thornybush Game Reserve in South Africa.  Forming part of the greater Kruger National Park, Thornybush is rich and diverse with a mixture of […] Read More


Travel Butlers Nominated In Two Categories In The British Travel Awards

Paul Campbell - July 23, 2018

We are delighted to have been nominated in the British Travel Awards 2018 in the “Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company” and “Best Holiday Company to Africa” categories. These industry-leading awards are often called the Oscars of the travel industry, and the winners are decided by public vote and announced at a gala dinner […] Read More


Travel Butlers Wins 2018 Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

Paul Campbell - February 19, 2018

With the awards season well under way, we are thrilled to hear that we have just been awarded our third Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award based on independent reviews by our customers on Feefo.com. Our heartfelt thanks to all the clients that have given us such lovely reviews on Feefo over the last year, and […] Read More