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

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

How to make the most of every moment?

Local knowledge makes a huge difference! When I asked Ash at Best of South Africa to give me some guidance on how to make the most of our trip to Cape Town and Franschhoek wine valley, I felt sure she would be able to send me in the right direction. It never occurred  to me that she would organise our ...

J Ross

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