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Testimonials

  • “During our holiday to Cape Town, we planned to spend a few days exploring the Garden Route. Not knowing much about the Western Cape, and coming from the UK, we decided to find someone to help us maximise our experience in the time we had. We contacted Hello Garden Route and Carene couldn’t have been more helpful. Everything was organised for us long before we left the UK. And once there, every part of the 5 days went to plan – on time. We had a great trip. The 2 drivers we had were very friendly and informative. The places Carene had booked for us to stay in were lovely. We would highly recommend using the services of Hello Garden Route to get the most out of your holiday and to ensure you stay in lovely guest houses/hotels.” Zena & Nick, April 2024
  • “Good morning Carene. I hope you are keeping well. I wanted to say a BIG thank you for arranging and managing our accommodation in December.  The house Constantia Views Villa Wilderness was absolutely stunning, and we loved every single thing about it. Also, the process through you was seamless and so well executed. It was an absolute pleasure doing business with you.” Helen & family, December 2023
  • “Hi Carene, It was a wonderful trip! And throughout, you were there for us with support, recommendations, and you made us feel like you truly wanted us to have the best possible experience. I can’t imagine anyone else doing such a fabulous job! You really went above and beyond. You can count on a glowing review and recommendations at any opportunity.” Simone & Anthony, May 2023
  • “I’d highly recommend Hello Garden Route who assisted us with a recent getaway in Sedgefield which was excellent value. Carene was friendly and a great help with the booking, organising the best rate for us and prompt refund of the deposit afterwards. The house manager, Wayne, was punctual and helpful too – showing us the basics on arrival, assisting with a telephone query on his Saturday night and seeing us off afterwards. The place itself – Sedgefield Views Holiday House – was a spacious, sparkling clean and luxuriously furnished 4 bedroom abode made with well cared for timber. It had magnificent views and all the extras advertised, including ample solar backup for appliances during loadshedding. Our family of 5 had a magical time there and we were also very appreciative of the special treats on arrival. Thank you for everything!” Justine & Family, April 2023
  • “Beautiful place, seaview and nature at Victoria Bay Holiday Cottage. We really felt so welcome and will definitely come visit again when visiting SA. Also recommend to all our families and friends. Would have stayed longer if we could. Everything in top condition and really enjoyed the jacuzzi, braai/kuier area and games. Carene really friendly and beautiful person and really went out of her way to assist us with even the smallest requests at all times. This is really one of the best guesthouses we’ve stayed in and we’ve stayed in a few. This was really such a nice memory that we can take with us to New Zealand. Thanks Carene and Wayne.” Teresia & Family, April 2023
  • Kleinkrantz Beach Villa is the perfect escape for friends and family. Carene and Wayne are the most accommodating and understanding hosts, who literally go above and beyond for their guests. I think staying at their place has been my favourite spot of my life! The villa itself is fantastic and spotless, you will find everything you need there, INCLUDING A WELCOME CHOCOLATE! It’s right in the beach and has an quaint pool. The upstairs bonfire area is something I never knew I needed until I checked in. Tip, if you’re going as a group of friends, run for the master bedroom. It is so worth the stairs. Thank you Carene and Wayne for giving us an official home away from home in the Garden Route.” Zizi, December 2022
  • “Highly recommended, beautiful house Kleinkrantz Beach House and even better views, easy access to the beach and very clean. House was lovely and well equipped, beautiful location and very clean. Will definitely visit again.” Leeyn, August 2022
  • “We had a fantastic time in Tergniet, from the moment we arrived, Wayne was extremely helpful in many aspects. The house Tergniet Beach Villa was beautiful and spacious. We can highly recommend Hello Garden Route  as your next travel experts!” Jaco, June/July 2022
  • “Hello Garden Route is run by very friendly, professional and super fantastic people. They were truly the best. As for the accommodation 400 Waterside Road Villa, it did not disappoint at all. The photos don’t do the place justice. It’s superb. This was honestly one of the most wonderful experiences and I highly recommend Hello Garden Route to take care of your needs. We also highly recommend the Villa. We will definitely be back and will absolutely be recommending them to all the people we know. Honesty, you will not regret it.” Peter & Elke, November 2021
  • “Hi Carene, Thank you so much for all your work. Our trip was just amazing! All in all we were all amazed by the beauty of the country and the fun activities. We talked about your work a lot and were all on the same page that you organized everything perfectly. Thank you so much again for all you did and we really hope to keep your contact for other holidays. Warm regards” Annki Hell, Germany 
  • “Received excellent service from Carene , from enquiring until checking out during out December 2019 summer holiday in Wilderness. Service with smile and very professional! The accommodation was of very high quality and what you see on her site is what you get – no surprises,in fact small extras is really special. We thoroughly enjoyed our summer vacation in Wilderness thanks to Carene and we can highly recommend her!” Leon Barkhuizen, South Africa (stayed at Lazur Holiday Apartment Wilderness in October 2019)
  • “Carene is the perfect host. Very good and instant communication at all times. She welcomed us warmly and showed us around the neighborhood and the villa. The place is superb! The ocean is priceless. The views breathtaking! The house has everything and more you need for a relaxing vacation. We prepared dinner with the in-house braii and the fully furnished kitchen. The fire place warmed us, but was also very nice for ambiente. The estate is absolutely secure. We will definitely recommend this place and will return when traveling the region. Dear Carene, It was a pleasure meeting you. You have a great personality, full of positive energy! We will definitely recommend your service and return if traveling the region.” Sibylle & Family, Switzerland (stayed at Azure Wilderness in October 2019)
  • “Carene is always readily available and willing to help. We’ve been using Hello Garden Route for a few years now and they are always able to find luxurious accommodation according to our needs. Truly happy with the service we get each time we do the Garden Route.” Lelethu-Effe Smith, South Africa
  • “Dear Carene, It took me more than two weeks to realize what has just happened to me as a birthday gift. They say dynamites comes in small packages and indeed I have just been blown off by a dynamite. Thank you very much for arranging and plotting murder together with my wife, I seriously still don’t have words to thank you for nice package that you presented to us. I appreciate your input and it has brought love and happiness to our family.  I know you took hours to arrange this and I really enjoyed every little bit of each and every moment. The arrangement/relay was perfectly organized from one place to another, I was totally blown off by beauty of the Western Cape. Keep on doing a good job not only to us but to other clients as well. Your name will always be remember when we talk about the Birthday Gift Trip. God Bless!” Nickson Mohlomi, South Africa
  • “Excellent work. Hello Garden Route gives great attention to detail and this is very hard to find in these days. Thank you Carene for delivering excellent service.” Tersia Van Der Merwe – Manager, Paradise Cove Country Guest House, Victoria Bay
  • “Carene is has high integrity, professional and always willing and friendly. Fantastic people skills and wonderful to work with.” Esta-Marita Opperman, Owner – Seasky Villa Management, Cape Town
  • “Carene worked in Go2Africa’s sales department – as an African Safari Expert – for 3 years May 2007 through May 2009. Carene was highly regarded by her Sales Manager – Fiona Liebenberg – for her tenacity, resilience, determination and ability to achieve. Carene was equally recognized as an outgoing, confident, friendly and warm natured person committed to building long term customer relationships.”  Joanne Dickson, Managing Director – Go2Africa
  • “I had the pleasure of managing Carene for almost 3 years. Her tenacity and resilience, determination and drive to achieve and deliver is second to none. Her outgoing, confident, friendly, warm nature enabled her to create fabulous rapport with customers and to develop long term relationships generating vast amounts of repeat and referral business. Carene’s conversion rate and repeat and referral business numbers were on a par with our most senior consultants. I would love to work with Carene again at any time in the future.” Fiona Liebenberg, National Sales & Organisation Development – Pentravel
  • “Carene is a detail oriented manager with vast personal experience in travel over several continents and a capacity to organize tours to accommodate various interests and age groups.” Ronnie Patel, Curator of Fine Arts – Private Galleries and Museums
  • “A very professional lady who will give attention to every little detail to your holiday request. I highly recommend her services when you need to holiday in and around the Western Cape.” Naledi Molotsi
  • “Carene has a great eye for prospective visitors as a result of her travels locally and abroad. More so, her integrity is unquestionable.” Reinhardt Jobse, Owner – Danielle Gourmet Eatery, Pretoria
  • “I was a client of Carene’s before she went to Korea, and she was extremely efficient and helpful in arranging what we wanted for our vacations and field work in southern Africa.” Kevin Murphy, Senior Lecturer – University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • “My sister, Carene Daniel, has always been passionate about travel…from bundu-bashing to 5-star luxury. After a significant amount of studying, travelling and working in the tourism industry, she has started her very own business! Carene’s clients are so appreciative of her sincere desire and ability to make their holiday exactly what they dreamed it would be, that she is blessed with lunches, dinners, flowers, and more each time they return. If you have family / friends / business partners looking to explore the Garden Route, let Carene be their friendly expert.” Shomon Daniel, Musician – www.shomon.co.za
  • “Carene was a great travel consultant for us on our trip to South Africa. We also had a fun experience meeting her.” Rob Moolenbeek, Principal Engineer – Raytheon, Boston, USA
  • “Carene is an amazingly talented and driven individual, I would recommend her services to anyone. Well done Carene! Another satisfied customer!” Charles Gordon-Finlayson, Training and Support Manager – BookingPal, Cape Town
  • “I have enjoyed the best vacations thanks to Carene’s detailed planning and highly personalised services. Her expertise, passion and the personal touches added to every booking makes her a rare find in today’s highly competitive market bent on output where quality is forfeited in favour of quantity. I gladly recommend her to any and all discerning travellers.” Elizabeth Daniel, Professor of Liberal Arts – South Korea
  • “Carene is one of the most passionate people I have worked with. She loves what she does and won’t stop until she’s done her absolute best! A ray of sunshine to work with, a profound knowledge of her industry, and a go-getter attitude that ensures she delivers. Carene is an asset in the truest sense.” Claudia Smargiasso, E-Marketing Content Writer – Cape Town Tourism
  • “Carene was a hands on, kind and friendly colleague. She was always helpful and a bubble of energy. I can recommend her to anyone who not only is looking for assistance with their holiday, but to become lifelong friends with a travel expert.” K. Shabodien
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