Audley Travel made the honeymoon the one part of the wedding process we didn't have to worry about. My husband and I decided that we wanted to take the trip of a lifetime and head to South Africa. We went for nearly two weeks. We have both trav...
eled pretty extensively, but this would be our first time on the African continent. We were a little intimidated by planning it. In our initial research, we had a hard time figuring out where to stay, where to eat and how to get around. For someone who is very literate with booking trips abroad, I was nervous to do this one. I had my hesitations about using a travel agent - is it worth the 'extra' money? What do they know that I couldn't figure out for myself? Do I really need help or should I just apply myself a little more?
Audley was literally the answer to ALL of those questions. Not only did I feel completely comfortable with Samantha, but after comparing her numbers and my original trip estimate, we were within a stone's throw of each other. And I didn't have to worry about anything! In my opinion, it was an excellent value for the money and one less thing to worry about while planning a wedding.
We stayed a week in Cape Town and then nearly a week on safari. We absolutely loved the options we had in terms of accommodations and ultimately loved the place we chose to stay. The restaurant recommendations were spot on. The experience itself was unforgettable. Samantha arranged for us to do tours every other day. We could explore on our own, but we got driven down to the Cape of Good Hope, we kayaked in Simon's Bay with the famous penguins (they swam underneath us!), we went White Shark cage diving in Gansbaai. The safari itself was one of the most amazing experiences either of us have ever had. Samantha recommended we stay in luxury tents on a private game reserve. She could not have picked a better trip for us. We were in the lap of luxury and we saw everything we hoped to see and then some (the lions had cubs!).
This trip would not have been nearly as seamless or as stress free without Audley. We hope to plan another trip to Egypt with them next year!