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Angela Booth - Private South African Tour Guide

"All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over."  TONY WHEELER

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Angela Booth 

  • Alistair & I greatly enjoyed our South African trip with you in July this year (2019). It exceeded our expectations and was excellent value for money. We especially appreciated your attention to every detail of our care. We were apprehensive beforehand about safety, but there was no problem. Without exception, the accommodation was of the highest quality and complemented the purpose of the trip, which was to experience the wild life of southern Africa in their natural habitats. The guides at the three different game parks that we visited were extraordinarily good in their knowledge, personal interaction and capacity to know where to go and when to stop. We returned to NZ with photos, memories and having had experiences that we had not expected, but thoroughly enjoyed, even the horse riding! Thank you for all your hard work in presenting such a variety of visual and culinary delights throughout the whole trip.
    Posted: Thursday 5 December 2019
  • Dawn across the Crocodile River. Sunset on a grassy hilltop, herds of elephants, zebra, impala, giraffes grazing. The crunch of a pair of lions eating their kill in darkness. I had little idea what to expect of South Africa as a country, but knew what I wanted – to see animals, more animals, wild animals in their own environments – and Travel Booth delivered. Solitary leopards, mating lions, a pride of lions, herds of wildebeest, buffalo, impala, rhinoceros, hippopotamus. Infants and nursing mothers, old males. Crocodiles. Birds – from vultures to lilac-breasted rollers and fork-tailed boobies. In tiered open safari trucks, knowledgeable and personable guides tracked the animals, often bringing us within a few metres of lions, or elephants, or rhinoceroses. What a privilege entering their lives, ignored by them, no threat either way, while we remained within the profile of the truck. The three wildlife reserves visited – Kruger National Park, and two private reserves had been carefully selected by Angela our tour leader, as had the luxury accommodation. Each place we stayed had unique features, with plenty of Wow! factor and delicious cuisine. And Angela did everything she could to ensure we were comfortable. This was a fabulous trip, over too quickly. South Africa is a vast country with dramatic scenery and a tormented history. One could spend months, years, exploring, meeting people, unraveling the politics – and observing the animals. Henry and Karen
    Posted: Friday 13 September 2019
  • Great trip thanks we loved it.I keep pinching myself looking back on all the amazing places we went to , so surreal! Regards Kelly
    Posted: Tuesday 10 September 2019
  • Travelbooth fully escorted luxury tours to South Africa promised us the WOW factor, and this was certainly our experience. We all met in Johannesburg with a lovely welcome dinner and a quick city tour before heading on to our adventures. Sometimes the drives are just to get you from point A to B, but often there are wonderful spots to visit along the way. We had 4 nights at a spectacular lodge in The Kruger area dining by candlelight most nights, was wonderful. The first night we had elephants and their babies eating the trees right beside the lodge. We had amazing safaris through the Kruger, which is just massive. We were very lucky, we got to see The Big 5 on the first day. This is the place to take the best camera you can. Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Rhino, Hippos, Buffalos, Wildebeest, Gnu, Leopards, Baboons, many, many, many Impala, tiny little squirrels and even an Owl, to name a few of the animals seen. You know you're having a great trip when the Safari Guides also take photos. The next game park was our favourite with amazing food, staff and a brilliant guide. All our ranger guides were wonderful, so passionate about the animals and their welfare. Not only did we get to see the most amazing number of wildlife, my favourite are the Warthogs, but each evening Safari here was enhanced by drinks and nibbles at sunset. Ahhh bliss. We had 1- and 2-night stays at other lovely destinations and each one of the them was beautiful. All our lodges came with big rooms, super king- sized beds, large bathrooms, decks and some even had a fireplace to toast your toes over. We had one more Game Reserve where we got to enjoy not only the wonderful animals but also some glamping. Our last few nights were spent at Camps Bay, a lovely area just 15 mins from Cape Town Waterfront. There were canyons to explore, river cruises, whale watching, winery tours, penguin beaches, Gondolas and Funiculars, divine food. Angela was an excellent tour guide, that due to unforseen circumstances, had to do the tour without an assistant, just some of the adventures we had. Everyone involved in the tour were so friendly and helpful. Quite a number of dinners and a few lunches are included, as well as an internal flight. Angela's research into which game parks to visit, sites to see and the best time of year to visit made this an outstanding trip. This trip exceeded our expectations. The weather was cooler than expected in Capetown, and you do need to rug up for the safaris. Would l do it again, absolutely. And the best news, Kiwis no longer need a VISA for South Africa. Cheers Jane
    Posted: Tuesday 10 September 2019
  • Posted: Monday 9 September 2019
  • Check out our confirmed prices for 2020 tours. From $9,990 twin share and $11,990 single share
    Posted: Sunday 31 December 2017
  • Very enjoyable time this year touring in South Africa as always. A good time was had by all. The weather was mostly beautiful getting up to 29 degrees in the Kruger area and remained warm all the way down to Capetown. All the amazing animals were viewed and even lucky enough to see a Leopard in close range. Listened to Lions roaring at night from the Kruger National Park while we were eating by candle light at our luxury lodge. Hard to beat really. I never tire of South Africa. It is always beautiful and interesting. Looking forward to 2018.
    Posted: Thursday 26 October 2017
  • Dear Angela Now that we are home and settling back to normality again we can reflect on our South African tour with you and Kezington. Never a dull moment, wonderful accommodation and Kezington's knowledge of Africa making this a most interesting and enjoyable trip. We felt safe at all times and relaxed knowing everything was taken care of. The Game parks were all that we expected. Traveling between destinations gave a good overview of South African life which we found most interesting. Thank-you Angela for taking such great care of us and sharing with us your love of South Africa. We can only be left with great memories. Kindest Regards Colleen & Norm McFarlane
    Posted: Thursday 26 October 2017
  • Last week I was in Wellington and went to the South African Consulate to find out for sure what the new Visa requirements are as there is a lot of confusion around this at the moment. They are as follows. If a tour or any group has a minimum of eight people on it a nominated person or preferably the director of the company can apply on behalf of all guests but all documentation needs to be presented from each individual person. - If there are less than eight people going then each person needs to attend the Consulate office in Wellington individually. - Completed DHA-84 Form ( off the website) - Valid Passport - Bio data photo copied page. - Two Passport Photos - Letter from your employer of your request for leave or business certificate if you are self employed. - Copy of your tour itinerary. - Copy of your air ticket out of South Africa. Please note they advise booking the ticket but not paying for it until the Visa has being issued. - Copies of your last three months bank statements. - Vaccination certificates if they apply which they do not on Travel Booth tours as we are not entering any of the affected countries. - Fee of $95 by bank cheque or money order. - Self addressed prepaid envelope so the Visa can be posted out. - Certificate of Travel / Health insurance. This does sound like quite a lot but trust me a visit to South Africa is definitely worth it, especially if you are going with Travel Booth.
    Posted: Thursday 9 February 2017
  • Posted: Thursday 9 February 2017
  • After crushing drought conditions in 2016, the future for plants and wildlife in the Kruger National Park has improved and just got a lot greener. Now, two months after more rainfall, luscious hills set the backdrop for grateful animals and birds quenching their thirst. For fauna and flora alike, the summer rains in the Kruger National Park couldn’t have come at a better time. For two years in a row the park had much less rain than usual, but now the revitalizing element is working its magic. “The grass cover and quantity in the veld has improved – for wildlife this of course means more forage. More grass cover also curbs surface run-off thereby reducing veld erosion,
    Posted: Thursday 9 February 2017
  • Posted: Thursday 9 February 2017
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