We had an amazing time during the trip! Thank you so much for all of your help and advice. We were particularly grateful for the recommendation to spend more time in Cape Town. It was such a great city and there was so much to do. You were right that a couple of days in the game reserve was the right amount. All of the logistics worked perfectly including all our transfers and reservations. The hotel in Cape Town was superb! We didn’t have enough nice things to say about them. The shark trip was incredible! Terrifying….but incredible. I appreciate how you listened to us and organized a trip that fit our travel preferences. I wanted to tell you that I work in the language travel industry and see a lot of tour operators who don’t do this. We were lucky to have found you.

– Caroline


I would highly recommend Samantha West for your travel arrangements in South Africa. My husband and I had a fabulous experience when we visited Capetown, Kruger and Victoria Falls last summer. Samantha paid attention to every detail- she arranged all of our transportation- air and land and put us in lovely hotels. The trip was amazing and I would not hesitate to use Samantha again for any future trips to Africa.

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Rosenblum

My name is Emerida Gonzalez. Over the years my husband and I have traveled on numerous tours to various parts of the world, we have taken both higher end tours such as Globus and others not as high. I have travelled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

Each country had its merits, as did each agency I used for my travel. On my most recent trip to South Africa I had the fortune of working with Samantha West and South Africa Travel & Tours. Ms. West was a pleasure to work with. I say this not only for her competence in arranging my tour, but also for her patience in working with me. My trip had various problems pre-departure and she worked with me continuously. She offered competent guidance and thoughtful insight while I was in the planning stages ofmy trip to her wonderful country.

Once in South Africa all went smoothly. From Johannesburg to Cape Town, all my arrangements were satisfied, the level of service was impeccable, and the quality of the guides/attendants was beyond reproach. I could go on and on about how happy I was on this trip, but that would be superfluous. Suffice it to say that both Ms. West and her company through her have provided by far the best service that I and my husband have had in all our travels. We gladly give Ms. West our highest recommendation!

Emerida Gonzalez

My experience with South Africa Travel & Tours has been extremely satisfying. Samantha’s acute knowledge of South Africa and its many resources it offers a tourist is beyond reproach. The quality of service is impeccable and it made our trip to SA a very memorable one.

Mr. Knight

The family wanted to flee the cold wintery Christmas of New York and explore something outside of the norm. What would be better than the summer weather in South Africa. We reached out and made arrangements through Samantha West for a two week trip to South Africa.

Arriving in Johannesburg, Samantha made arrangements for our travel to Sabi Sabi in preparations to spend Christmas in Kruger. Fun was had by all, roasting marshmallows, exchanging of gifts and the chance to see the ‘Big 5′. What better way to spend Christmas! On the way back to Johannesburg we stopped along the the way to enjoy the offerings of Blyde river canyon, Gods window and Bourke’s Potholes. The landscape is absolutely amazing.

Upon our return to Johannesburg we were ready to see vibrant Cape Town. Samantha arranged a vehicle with a driver to take us around to Stellenbosch wineries and around the Cape Peninsula. The scenic tour was absolutely breathtaking and not to mention the premium wines that were enjoyed by myself and my wife.

Our two week vacation in South Africa was absolutely memorable for the entire family and we were extremely happy with the service that received from Samantha and her company.

Eric & Nancy J