About Us - About Us

Much like most of our properties and preferred partners, we are small, intimate, unique and owner-run, guaranteeing you a personal touch and undivided attention. We specialise only in South Africa, creating bespoke itineraries utilising our wealth of knowledge and passion. 

About Us

About The Owner

My family moved from Zimbabwe to South Africa when I was 10 years old. We’d travel extensively around the country, mostly on wonderful road trips with the whole family, dog and sometimes cockatiel crammed into the car! After studying Travel & Tourism at college, I began working for a string of incredible game lodges located in Kruger’s concessions. I then immigrated to the UK, joining specialist South Africa tour operator and regularly returning to inspect new hotels and itineraries. I now have a young family who pride themselves in being half-South African, and who visit the country annually.

In short, I know my beloved South Africa intimately. And that allows Best of South Africa Travel to meticulously create the perfect holiday for each client. Not just the hotel, car and flight elements, but those extra details which make all the difference. The best rooms at each hotel, say, or the best activities for honeymooners or for kids. The game parks offering the most reliable cheetah or wild dog-spotting, or where to find finest local fizz or the Franschhoek valley’s very best sunset.

I look forward to speaking to you!

Ash Jarvis

 

Testimonials

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

A spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa

We are just back from a spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa. We took our 8 year old son back having visited on our own 10 years ago and we all had one of the best holidays. We wanted our son to see "the real Africa" at the same time as doing the usual touristy things (including a very patient ...

Martin Jackson

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