Testimonials

Testimonials | What Clients Say 

Unforgettable trip & travel experience

Unforgettable trip & travel experience

Marcy & Bob Katz, Hawaii

The Ceramics tour was an amazing trip and a fantastic opportunity to meet the best of the best of South African potters. I thought Magdalene Odundo's all day workshop would be the highlight, but the entire experience was the highlight of my travel experiences ... Read more
Above-the-expectations wonderful time!

Above-the-expectations wonderful time!

Andreas, Tiina, Julia, Robin, Anna & Emma Tallberg, Helsinki

A huge thank you for our above-the-expectations wonderful time! You cannot imagine how much we were looking forward to our vacation away from about a foot and a half of snow and the temperature being –15c … ... Read more
A real eye-opener to amazing density

A real eye-opener to amazing density

Penny & Paul Cormack; Dot & Matthew Partridge; Tish, Catherine & Euan McDonald, Yorkshire

We had no idea how many plants we'd be introduced to or how varied and different your botanical parks would be. We'll cherish the fascinating experts we met and how they opened our eyes to the Cape's amazing density ... Read more
The most beautiful wine country in the world

The most beautiful wine country in the world

Carissa & Blakesley Chappellet, St Helena, with John & Sandy Thompson and Mike & Carol Marks, Calif

We had a fantastic trip, thanks for all you did to make this one extra special. We were ... amazed at the level of sophistication of the wine farms and the beauty of the area ... Read more
We will long remember this extraordinary place

We will long remember this extraordinary place

Rolf & Neely Towe, Anne & George Egan, Florida, Tiff & Vanessa Towe, New York

We will long remember your breadth of knowledge, your deep reservoir of passion for this extraordinary place and your lovely personal warmth and kindness. We leave you with our affection and appreciation ... Read more
Highlight encounter with former colleague

Highlight encounter with former colleague

Craig, Robin, Maureen & Gavin Williams, San Francisco Bay Area

During our encounters with other winemakers, a highlight was Altydgedacht that was really meaningful because one of the owners, Ollo Parker, worked with me in 1977 at my former winery in Napa Valley (Joseph Phelps Winery) ... Read more
A special place for climate, art & culture

A special place for climate, art & culture

Ralph, Erica, Stephanie & Madelaine Gerson, Michigan

We remember with great pleasure the days we spent with you in Cape Town and the surrounding areas. You were so gracious to arrange drinks for us on our last night in Cape Town and The Test Kitchen restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip ... Read more
More days in the Winelands ...

More days in the Winelands …

Joan, Irwin, Paul, Stacey & Josh Jacobs, San Diego with Cyril & Blakesley Chappellet, St Helena

Thank you so very much for sharing your time and knowledge so open-endedly with us. We truly enjoyed our days with you in Cape Town and the Winelands ... Read more
Johannesburg jaunt exceeded expectations

Johannesburg jaunt exceeded expectations

Judith McDonough & David Myers, Boston and Rukhsana Ali, London

Cape Insights is aptly titled. Marion’s personal knowledge about and infectious passion for contemporary art, history and culture in the city inspired us as guests. ... Read more
A most thought-provoking, well constructed tour

A most thought-provoking, well constructed tour

Thomas & Mih-Ho Neenan, and Chungja Cha, Boston

A thousand thank you's for your well constructed and most thought-provoking tour, as well as your warm, generous and history-infused company. We had such a good time in South Africa ... Read more
Compelling aspects of Cape Town

Compelling aspects of Cape Town

Paul Theroux, US travel writer & novelist, Boston

I deeply recommend you as an insider / guide … for finding just the sort of places you know. And I want to thank you for your help in showing me some fascinating aspects of Cape Town ... Read more
Beyond regular travel experiences

Beyond regular travel experiences

Lew Rood, ex Singita Game Reserves, SA

Marion Ellis is on the insider track of providing the visitor to Southern Africa with sights, activities and places they could never access through the regular travel trade, and she does this with quiet and sophisticated modesty ... Read more
Taking us under your wings

Taking us under your wings

Traci and Carol Greenberg, Philadelphia

Our time with you has truly been memorable. We will look back and always remember your warm heart and adventurous spirit. Sincerest of thanks for creating unforgettable moments during our trip.   ... Read more
Museum of Art & Design bespoke trip

Museum of Art & Design bespoke trip

Holly Hotchner, Director, & MAD participants, USA

Could not have dreamed of a better way to experience South Africa ....The experience was seamless .... We got the best of the best, really gaining insight and understanding ... A soul searching, full travel experience ... Read more
Honeymoon exceeded wildest expectations

Honeymoon exceeded wildest expectations

Ciaran & Kate Hickey, London

Our honeymoon exceeded our wildest expectations. The places we stayed were fantastic. The safari experience was personal and felt privileged, with stunning meals and locations ... Read more
An exceedingly rare service

An exceedingly rare service

Ron Willamson, Debbie Steiss & Susan Pfeiffer, Toronto

You were willing to go the ‘extra mile’ to facilitate our particular interests and to ensure that we met with people and scholars who shared their expertise with us. As professionals, this is a most important service and one that is exceedingly rare ... Read more
Thoughtfully tailored to suit & easy to select

Thoughtfully tailored to suit & easy to select

Vic & Margaret Still, Scotland

Of the many highlights, one that sticks out was the unbelievable density of the stars at the game reserve. In Scotland on a clear night you can see many, but never so many as we experienced while on safari in SA ... Read more
Great insights into SA culture & history

Great insights into SA culture & history

Jim & Sandy Kolb, Washington

Our expectation was that we would have a knowledgeable “guide” to take us places we wanted to see. What we found was an expert with many connections to the cultural and historical roots of South Africa who became a friend ... Read more