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From: Chris & Avril
Sent: 27 September 2017 10:38 AM
Nosy Be

Hi Cheryl

The Vanila Hotel was really excellent, with a lovely spacious sea view room and great service from all the staff. The hotel gardens are absolutely magnificent !!!  It is a true paradise.

The airport transfers went smoothly, and we enjoyed the trip to Sakatia island. Instead of another boat trip we arranged our own tour to Lemur Land, and Hellville port and town. It was very interesting to see the people doing their normal business in Town, and experience the traffic "system" first hand.

Avril bought some lovely hand embroidered tablecloths from a vendor on our beachfront - all hand drawn and embroidered without a template or pattern. We were able to watch them being made from the comfort of our loungers!!!

We will definitely make a return trip to Nosy Be sometime, but first of all Avril wants to visit Zanzibar. What do you think of Zanzibar as a destination ???

I attach just a couple of photos, as I know you have seen it all before !!!

Thank you for making all the arrangements, and dealing with our enforced change of plans re the bookings.

Kind regards
Chris and Avril


Simone Mc Carthy wrote about their holiday on the island of Madagascar
Sent: 18 August 2017 9:58 AM
Subject: Madagascar Trip

Good Morning Cheryl

I want to take the opportunity to thank you very very much for such a special holiday! The resort was an awesome experience and one we will definitely treasure for a long time to come.  We will definitely recommend you guys and this treasure place in Madagascar Nosy Be.

Simone Mc Carthy


Carrie wrote about their holiday on the island of Madagascar
Sent: 17 July 2017

Hi Cheryl

I think your cold weather has arrived in Johannesburg today it's freezing here to.  Our holiday was fantastic and we have fallen in love with Nose Be, the Home La residence was superb, the staff and Manager Damien as well as the restaurant Manager Francois were wonderful.  I would highly recommend this place as my Son said Mom this is seven star not five star!! 

Our excursions to Nose iranje and Nose Fahiny were also fantastic, we snorkeled and saw giant turtles, Manta rays and stunning coral.  Wonderful memories were made and I am recommending Madagascar as an awesome place to visit to all my family and friends 

Thank you so much for the great organization, everything went so well!! It is definitely a place that we would love to visit again

Many thanks
Kind regards 


62. Richard and Mary Wallace wrote about their tour of Madagascar with Selftours
11 April 2017 3:48 PM
Subject: Selftours -
cross country holiday in Madagascar


I was going to drop you a note as soon as we got over the major time zone changes etc.

Essentially, everything went wonderfully.  The group that run the two more souther parts of the tour was flawless.  A couple of minor admin problems occurred with the last part of the tour to Diego etc.  There was some confusion on where the hotel voucher was but they took care of it.  Also, we got met by two different groups at Nosy B so we were well taken care, one from the tour group and one from the lodge.

In all, your group did a perfect job and we are complete advocates of your services.  You are right, Madagascar is a poor country.  You would think that they would do a little more to fix up their roads if they want to develop a thriving tourist industry.  The lodges certainly measure up but rather difficult to get to them.


Richard and Mary Wallace


Sent: 24 October 2016 12:39 PM
Lolita Lavery wrote about her happy car hire experience
Car hire - Vouchers


Just a note to thank you for arranging the cars for me during the recent trip to South Africa. Everything was flawless as I've come to expect from Self Tours.  We had a great time, the sun always helps, as usual and look forward to dealing with you again on our next visit.

Thanks again


Sent: 12 April 2016 08:29 PM
Brandon Foor wrote about their holiday on the island of Madagascar
Subject: Madagascar trip

Hello again Cheryl,

I leave for Mauritius in the morning as my Madagascar adventure sadly comes to an end.  I had a wonderful time and amazing experiences. I want to ask for the name of my guide through most of the overland tour if you have it by chance. I'd like to keep it for future reference to work with her on future tours when I return with friends. She was excellent! I also want to extend an enormous thank you to you for all the work you did getting this package together for me.  I know I didn't make it easy. Anyway, until my next Madagascar adventure, cheers and stay well! Soava dia!!

Best regards,
Brandon Foor 


Sent: 23 February 2016 07:15 AM
Subject: RE: Selftours - Car hire booking forms
Ngoni wrote about her car hire experience

Hi Cheryl
Thanks you so much for facilitating my rental.  It was great and enjoyed my time.  Hope to do more in the near future



Sent: 17 March 2015 11:22 AM
Trevor Evans wrote about their holiday in Madagascar
Subject: Madagascar trip

Hi Cheryl

I hope you are well.

Wanted to say thank you for a fantastic trip to Madagascar.
It really was an awesome trip and we have many fond memories.

Kind regards
Trevor Evans
Africa Finance | Manager: Africa PBB Finance
Standard Bank


Sent: 21st January 2015  11:20 AM
Johan Ehmke  From Perth Australia wrote above his recent car hire experience

Hi Cheryl

I just want to thank you for all the effort from your side with our car bookings, it was excellent service and I will use only you in the future. Also my apologies for not coming back to you with that request for the Johannesburg car hire. The family offered to pick us up.

I will pass your details on to people that wants to visit SA.

Kind Regards

Johan Ehmke
Airworthiness Inspector
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Western Operations - Perth


Sent: 24 October 2014 02:20 PM
Nomakhwezi Tase wrote above her recent car hire experience

Good afternoon,

I appreciate your help for assisting in the last moment, I am very grateful for your help, thank you very much.  We had a wonderful trip.

Be blessed
Nomakhwezi Tase


Sent: 21 January 2014 11:10 AM
Vanessa Slayters
wrote above his recent car hire experience

 Dear Cheryl,
Thanks a million.  Finally the light at the end of the tunnel (for you and for me)...
 Hope you get that deserved holiday and thanks again for your patience and your help.
 Nice doing business with Selftours, as always, super staff!
Best regards and have a nice day.
Vanessa Slayters


Sent: 10 January 2014 04:09 PM
Jeff Zackon
wrote above his recent car hire experience

Thank you Cheryl.

FYI, I asked for quotes from quite a few companies and only 2 bothered to reply. Your professional service made me decide to go with you and your company despite the fact that the other company was cheaper.

I hope that your employers appreciate your competence! 



Sent: 26 November 2013 04:17 PM
Tony Cove wrote above his recent car rental experience

Thank you Steve, our best car hire arranging experience ever, anywhere; just so straight forward in comparison with our last four annual visits to SA.
It would be good to make your acquaintance, may give you a call when we are in Knysna.

Best wishes, Tony and Sue Cove 


Sent: 01 May 2013 07:32 AM
Elize du Randt
wrote about their recent holiday to Victoria Falls

Dear Shona,
We had a great vacation thank you!
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers, card and champagne on our anniversary, it was a great surprise when we returned to our room and found it there!  It is much appreciated. 
We will definitely make use of Selftours in the future, as all was so well organized.  We found Shearwaters to be so well organized and so friendly, it was a pleasure to have them on board!
Have a great day.


Sent: 01 February 2013 10:12 AM
Helen Swart of Cape Town wrote about their recent car rental

Hi again Shona
Thank you sooooo very much for brilliant service……and for also helping Diane out during December
Much appreciated



Sent: 11 January 2013 08:48 AM
Leslie Smith of Cape Town wrote about their recent car rental

Hi Shona,  

Thank you very much again for arranging the car hire for us. It was such a pleasure walking into Tempest with all our baggage knowing that everything was arranged for us beforehand. Besides the minor details such as credit card and drivers licence, we were literally just given the keys to a Nissan Tiida and told where to find it. No bother, no fuss, no hassle, no time wasted. 


Leslie Smith
Assistant Accountant


Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 2:12 PM
Theresa Prinsloo
wrote about their recent holiday in Zanzibar

Hi Shona

Zanzibar was marvellous, the hotel was clean, large rooms, great views. They physically made an extra bed for my was iffy, but then you are on an island so excusable. The generally saying was "why not?" whenever one asked for something. Well worth the money. Cassim the transfer guy was excellent and took us to Stone Town and arranged a deep sea fishing excursion as well.

We were well looked after and can recommend you and the package to all.

Thank you!

Theresa Prinsloo


Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:55 PM
Sue and Norval Lippiatt wrote about their holiday on the Madagascan Island of Nosy Be

Dear Tracey,

Thanks for organising our trip to Nosy Be for the week 16 - 23 June.  We had a wonderful time.  The hotel we stayed in - Anjiamarango Beach Hotel - was really stunning.

We had a bungalow just above the beach with our own private beach area in front as well a lovely view of the sea and sunsets.  The setting couldn't have been better.  The bungalows are comfortable, and nice and roomy. The hotel area etc is very nice and clean with a beautiful pool.  The owners and staff were very helpful and pleasant, and really tried to make us happy.  Monique and her family all spoke English, and the manager in charge of the restaurant as well - so the language was not much of a problem.  They organised a sumptuous seafood feast for my husbands birthday dinner, on our patio at our bungalow at no extra charge plus they made him a birthday cake - it was very special.

Monique organised the 4 trips we went on, plus an english speaking guide when we needed one.
Nothing was a problem for them to help to make our stay very enjoyable.  The hotel is not situated in the busy area of Nosy Be which is why I chose it.  There were no hawkers bugging you when you walked on the beach.  I was also happy with Air Madagascar - although their planes are old they still are in reasonable condition and we had no problems mechanically, although they did leave an hour later from Jhb and also from Antananarivo when we came back.

Thanks and regards,
Sue and Norval Lippiatt


Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:53 PM
Jen Blomkamp
wrote about their recent holiday in Zanzibar

Hi Tracey

Just a quick email to say Thank You!!!  Shannon and I thoroughly enjoyed our
trip to Zanzibar, What a beautiful island, absolute paradise!

Let me know of any other good deals you may come across.  I hope to organise
another holiday with you!

Kind regards,

Jen Blomkamp

46. Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 7:19 PM
Ndlelenhle Sithole reported on his drive from Johannesburg via Zimbabwe to Victoria Falls

Selftours - Vic Falls

I would like to thank you a lot Cheryl, our holiday was real great everything exceeded our expectations. The stay at the Kingdom Hotel was great including the staff and the food was top class. Please send our praises also to the tour guide who guided us through the night game drives (Lawrence) he was real friendly and so knowledgeable. Thanx a lot once again will definitely be in touch soon. 


45. Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2011 1:14 PM
Rakesh Mistry reported on his Gorilla Trekking experience in Rwanda
Subject: Good day Courtney

Hi Courtney

Sorry for the delay in getting this back to you.. work has been very busy.

I would like to thank Selftours for a well planned and enjoyable trip. Hotels were great and the gorilla trekking was amazing. I would definitely recommend Selftours for a hassle-free adventure holiday. As a single traveller I would have enjoyed it more if Selftours could have placed me as part of a larger group doing a similar tour. 
(We try, but it is not always possible to get everyone together on the same dates. Ed)


44. Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 2:37 PM
Miss Tozama Ngcongolo reported on her many car rentals from Selftours
Subject: Good day Courtney

Good day Courtney

Complements of the New Year.

Firstly, let me thank Self tours for the manner I was treated during the previous year - like a Queen! At times I had to embark on unplanned urgent trips and you made it possible for me to get a car to move around. For that I will always be thankful. Ever since I got to know about you, I can say I have a peace of mind.

Thank you once again to you Courtney in particular for always walking an extra mile to rescue me. May the good Lord bless you abundantly and grant you ALL the desires of your heart in 2011 and beyond.

Can you please quote me a group B car, full cover insurance, pick up at East London Airport ...............

Kind regards

Tozama Ngcongolo (Ms)
Children and Families
Department Social Development
Cape Town

43. Dear Cheryl

We had the most wonderful time on Ile Sainte Marie !

I promised to let you know all about it.  Here is our story
With grateful thanks for all your recommendations, excellent planning and exceptional service !
Kind regards
Lynne, Bruce ,Ian & Thea

Lynne Stevens | Executive : Sales
Connectnet Broadband Wireless (Pty) Ltd

Sent: 27 October 2010 05:31 PM
Lynne Stevens report to us & her friends about their MADAGASCAR holiday on Sainte Marie Island
Subject: Madagascar : "A Whale of a Tale"

Hi Dear Friends, Family & Colleagues

I hit the floor running on my return to the office, and have almost forgotten that I even had a holiday !  But allow me make you envious with my tale of Madagascar ! Sainte Marie Island is a small island (50km long, 6km wide) off the coast of mainland Madagascar.  We were collected from the airport in an ox-wagon .. so quaint ..and greeted at the hotel with an iced drink, and iced facecloths.....for the long journey from the airport.....about 800m !

The lodge comprises of 22 bungalows, all thatched with banana leaves and wooden shutters, no glassed windows.... The sea breeze at night was delightful, with the wind rustling in the leaves, the stars and the moon......! In true Stevens’ Spirit we attacked the islands’ pleasures with gusto !

We hired a scooter and set off to discover the little village. All dirt roads of course, with deep drainage ditches on each side ! Being a French Island, driving on the right hand side of the road was a bit of a challenge – avoiding the ditches was also a challenge ! Constant admonishments to Bruce to mind the ditches fell on deaf ears! Need I say more.... ?  I can still hear the peals of laughter from the locals, as we careened off the road and landed in the ditch -with the scooter on top of us !!

Malagasy History tells the story of  Princesse Bora who rescued Captain William Kidd, an infamous pirate, from drowning, so besides his grave to visit , there is a tavern named after him.

The local beer is named “Three Horses Beer ”  or THB ...and  with 6.5% alcohol,  it also kicked like a mule ! Naturally, we had to sample the local brew to calm our nerves after falling off the scooter !

Luckily we didn’t need our pathetic attempts at the French language to enable us to order the beers ! During our rest, I had a rather uneasy feeling that I was being watched – and indeed I was ! – by a 40cm chameleon – black, white and grey – (concrete colour)  Now, even I can out-run a chameleon , with its ‘ parrot like feet and swaying gait- but it did out stare me with its ‘ separate mobile eyes !  After my initial flight, I was encouraged to touch it – by then of course, I needed another THB – to fortify my nerves, you understand !

The following day it was off to Ile Aux Nattes ( Island of Nuts)...only about 100m from Ile Sainte Marie, and easily swimmable at low tide ! . (Madagascar is famous for its cashew nuts yum ! yum ! This little island is only 7km in circumference, so we set off to walk around the whole island, and to stop and snorkel en route !  Now Bruce, Ian & Thea are almost 6 feet tall –so  when they were wading shin deep, I was already waist-deep, and no-one considered the incoming tide !!  Here we found the most delightful little pre-primary school fenced with poles painted as coloured crayons ! The school bus is a skiff, that is poled along in the warm shallow waters !  How my heart ached to stay and watch those little ones at their lessons and play !

The lighthouse is at the highest point, and it was also at this point , that  I fell down the mountain – Bruce’s fault, as he had left the beaten track (his idea of a shortcut )and encouraged the party to thrash through the undergrowth !  Did you also know that Madagascar is famous for its snake population ?  A few more THBs were needed here too !

On Ile Aux Nattes we discovered a small restaurant, La Petite Traversee “ A small journey” run by an Afrikaans chap, ex Benoni who came to Madagascar 7 years ago....and never left ! How I envied him !

Imagine our delight in discovering ring-tailed lemurs in his garden ! These adorable little creatures had to be coaxed down from the trees with a banana, but then curled up and cuddled with us for a scratch on their heads and tummies ! Lemur comes from a Latin word meaning ghost or spirit, and truly with their ghostly cries and reflective eyes, they could be spirits.

I was enchanted with their liquid, golden eyes and was so surprised to feel that their coats were soft like a rabbit ‘s, but they have wet noses like a dog ! They also have long, flat ,silky, ribbon-like suck nectar and insects out of flowers. These creatures are truly adorable ! There are also about 30 odd species ranging in size from a mouse to a fox !

The following day we hopped on board a 4m motor-boat to visit “Coco Bay”  a little alcove, to snorkel and enjoy a seafood barbeque on the beach . Imagine our delight, when we spotted a Humpback whale.....a 15 metre male! Humpback whales calve here in Sainte Marie and stay for 3 months, before moving onto to The Antarctic, so we were thrilled to see this late-leaver ! (typical male)  He cavorted, and breached and slapped his fluke (tail) and swam within 15 metres of us, and although my heart was in my mouth by the sheer enormity of his size, I was totally in awe of this magnificent creature !

I felt like I had been communing with God !  7 people on the boat were absolutely silent for more than an hour while we bobbed next to this magnificent giant. I was rather tearful when he gave a grunt (like hippo) and with a final spectacular flip of his tail, he finally decided to swim on.

Princesse Bora Lodge is home to Maria,  a Marine Biologist from Caracas  who encourages the tourists to join her daily expeditions on the whale-ship to record data such as  flukes, fins, grunts, whale songs, sounds etc which are unique to each individual whale. This data is then fed into a world data-bank for scientific purposes !  She was horrified that we had got so close to it !   Did we know that it probably weighed about 36 000 kg ?....and we were in a 4m boat ? And did we know that the approach distance to a whale is at least 100m? No, we didn’t, but we couldn’t exactly stop a 15m whale from being curious about us now, could we ?

Needless to say, another few THBs were needed to calm our nerves, and to celebrate this most precious moment.  Did you know that whales and porpoises are from the same family ? I didn’t either – I thought that a porpoise and a dolphin were alike !

So, did I leave only my footprints on Ile Sainte Marie ?  No, I definitely left a piece of my heart !

So, my safari loving friends – when you’re finished “beating about the bush”, go to Madagascar, for “A Higher Porpoise !”

With love from

Biah Mokgobu wrote about their Mauritius Holiday
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:08 PM
Subject: A Big Thank You

Hi Courtney

I hope you well. Let me take this opportunity to give my gratitude to all that you have done. I really appreciate your service excellence and this was a real authentic experience. We  really enjoyed ourselves. The reception and ambience was divine.

Please do not hesitate to inform me whenever there are specials. My husband would love to do Paris or Caribbean in December that is from 27th to 3rd. Please keep me posted.


Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: Thank you
Annie wrote about her car hire experience

Dear Jean
Thank you for all your assistance regarding a 4x4 hire. I was so impressed with your level of service and warm + efficient approach. Well done on excellent service. I will definitely be using your company again.

Kind regards

Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 4:28 PM
Jonathan & Penny wrote about their Madagascar overland Adventure package in Northern Madagascar

Extracts from Jonathan's 3 page detailed report - Ed

Hi Clayton

Thank you for arranging a truly wonderful Madagascar experience. Penny and I have put together some feedback for you (see attached). Hopefully you find it useful for future Madagascar trips.

IC Hotel transfers were punctual and friendly and the vehicles were in good condition. The hotel itself was comfortable and clean and the staff pleasant. They endeavoured to fill our needs to the best of their abilities and when we requested extra time in the Tana markets or a bit of an extra sight-see, they were more than obliging.

Our driver from IC Tours, Fabian, was wonderful. His driving was reassuring, despite the road’s up and down mountain passes with no straight section more than 100m long! Pyereras Private Park Tour made a very good journey-breaker and the friendly staff took us on a tour of large enclosed areas full of chameleons and the most amazing butterflies. We also had our first encounters with lemurs here.

On our way to Andasibe, Fabian stopped at a market in a village on the way and gave us a quick tour of the produce being sold. We also had a very interesting Anadasibe village tour as we had some spare time that day.

All in all, our Madagascar trip was fantastic, despite the few challenges we faced. Once in Madagascar, we realised had it not been for Selftours arrangement of our guides, transfers, lodging etc, we would’ve had a very different type of education, one which I think we could do without. Thank-you for setting up a fantastic trip, with reliable service providers and if you ever have clients who would like to speak to someone who did a Madagascar trip through you, please refer them onto either Jonathan or myself.  A fantastic trip and well organised.

Many thanks
Jonathan & Penny

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 1:27 PM
Liza Cross wrote about their holiday in Mauritius

Hi Cheryl

Thank you so much for a well-organized vacation. Will definitely make use of your services again, you were truly remarkable.

We will be planning our next holiday on yet another exotic island, so please give us some tips on great destinations.

Kind regards,  
Liza Cross

37. Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 2:55 PM
Veronica & Selvan Naidoo wrote about their FREE MADAGASCAR holiday on Nosy Be Island


Thanks to Self tours for an all paid expenses trip to Madagascar .What an amazing island. Just to sit and watch the sun rise and set is truly the best one can ever see. As for the beaches it is the best. Imagine walking 50 meters into the water and the water only comes up to your waist. Watching the tides come in & out every 6 hours is amazing. The people on the island are friendly & loving. The Nosy Be Hotel was very clean & neat. Elma the owner made us feel very comfortable and even arranged us special meals when we requested. As for the staff of the hotel they are absolutely wonderful people. Their hospitality touched our hearts. When we were leaving on the Saturday morning most of the staff was there to send us off and we all had tears in ours eyes. Thank you Steve for choosing my sms and very special thanks to Cheryl for a well organized trip. Because of you guys we had the most beautiful time of our lives. I will highly recommend my family & friends to book via your company. Many thanks once again for all your help

Lots & lots of love from:
Veronica & Selvan Naidoo

Eds: Note - Veronica entered
SELFTOURS free holiday competition and won an all expenses paid 7 night holiday package to the Island of Nosy Be.
Read about our winners


Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 11:49 AM
Johann & Carina Bothma
wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday on Sainte Marie Island

Hi Cheryl

We had a WHALE of a time (literally and figuratively of course!) on the island.  A big thank you to you for outstanding arrangements.  Everything went as planned.  We were so proud of our touring agent as some other people had problems de luxe with their arrangements. 

Despite rain every day we did see the sun occasionally.  Princesse Bora is fantastic.  We cycled nearly every day after the rain, went out (on invitation by management for free) to check out the whales by speedboat after we sat through a whale conference (all in French) the previous night and could only understand the English below the photographs.  That was their way to apologise.  What an experience.  We are only used to see them from our balcony at a distance on their return to Antarctica and know they are huge, but never realised how huge.  We also took a 4X4 excursion with 2 local guys and they really spoiled us by visiting all their favourite spots.  (One of these guys' mom has a primitive spice shop and I got the loveliest spices from him.  Everybody at the airport thought their few airport vanilla pods were smelling so good, in fact it was my whole bag with a collection of spices.)  The Toyota Rav really did the thing on those 'holy' roads.  The 'transport' to Paradise Island between the mangroves in a mokoro is a highlight and to eat fish and crab prepared from being alive to nicely spiced and fried in coconut sauce within less than an hour under such primitive circumstances is amazing.  And ja, we enjoyed the zebu cart.  I had my first ever full body massage in French.  What an experience ... but heaven.  Johann had a manicure!  The food of Princesse Bora and all the drinks ... we are already missing it.  Never know that the langoustines were actually crayfish in Madagascar!! Yummie!

The IC Hotel was also an interesting experience especially on the return night when the celebrations of their Republic Day the next day has started with fire crackers.  We appreciated the fact that the hotel was so close to the airport.

We will definitely use you again for trips in future - maybe back to Madagascar or maybe to Zanzibar.  

Thanks again.
Johann and Carina Bothma 

Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Mr & Mrs Tsepe Motumi wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday on Sainte Marie Island

Compliments of the new season Courtney.

I trust that you had a breather during your leave. We had a super holiday in Madagascar. It was very hot hot but we had no options but to behave like fishes. We had so much fun!!! My husband cant stop talking about it.
We are looking forward to working with you again. Please keep us posted on any specials coming in the year. We also want to do Thailand:Ghuanjou,Bangkok and Phuket sometime in May. Will keep you posted.
Lots of love.

34. Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 7:14 AM
Lynn and Ken wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday on Nosy Be island

Dear Clayton
Back in Harare - back at work!

The trip to Nosy be went without a hitch. Our outward flight to Tana was delayed by a couple of hours, and we fully expected to have missed the connection, but Air Mad had kept the flight waiting for us - wonderful.

Nosy Be Hotel was fantastic. Great service, smashing staff, lovely beach, good food, really comfortable and great location. It was just
what we needed after a stressful year. They made a real effort to make us welcome and comfortable. We were also really lucky with the weather - only half a day of rain in 8 days!  It was bright and sunny most of the time.

IC Hotel in Tana is also a real Gem, couldn't have wished for a nice place to spend the last night. We were very impressed with the full
breakfast at 4am so that we could catch our flight!

Thank you also, for handling the whole thing so smoothly and efficiently despite us being so last minute. We will be recommending you to friends and colleagues.

Very warm wishes for a successful and prosperous 2010

Lynn and Ken

33. Mrs Tozama Ngcongolo wrote about the car rental we where unable to supply over Christmas
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: Car Hire Quote

Thank you Courtney.
That's what happens when one decides at the last minute.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you a blessed festive season. Thank you very much for your excellent service during the year. Ever since I knew about your agency, I have a peace of mind.

Thank you once again
Stay blessed

Tozama Ngcongolo (Ms)
Children and Families
Department Social Development
Cape Town

32. Rob & Bon Snyders wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday on Sainte Marie island:
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: Thank you

Hi Shan
I Wanted to say thank you so much for an absolutely awesome holiday! Went so smoothly, everything was wonderful. My wife enjoyed it so much she was close to tears when it was time to leave, I had to promise to bring her back at least every 5 years. Be sure I have already recommended your great service to some friends.
Thank you so much once again.

Rob & Bon Snyders

Lissa parsons wrote about her MADAGASCAR Scuba diving holiday:
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:15 AM
Subject: Madagascar - wow!

Dear Shan,
Hope all is well with you.
I wanted to send this mail to tell you what a fantastic time Paola and I had in Madagascar but also to thank you for all the effort and work you put in to make it one of the best experiences of our lives. Everything run smoothly, all the transfers were effortless and even our unexpected night in Tana just added to an amazing experience.
Thank you for helping to make it all possible, even with all the changes we asked for, you have been nothing but friendly and professional. I wish only the very best for you in your future.
It is difficult to say which of the two islands we enjoyed more, they were so very different it is impossible to compare. The staff and owners at both were extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Ile Aux Nattes, St Marie was more rustic but far from basic, meals were 5 star and the accommodation just a few steps from the sea. The two resident lemurs defiantly rate amongst my highlights, there was also a pet rabbit named Bert. The dive operation is run from the main island but arrived to fetch us each day, the only down side is that there was no where to rinse our kit or hang it up after the days diving.
Sakatia is more established, our unit was set amongst the trees away from the beach. At night a family of lemurs would make their way across our roof into the hills and return the same way in the early morning to head back into the forest, talking to themselves all the way, again a highlight! The dive centre is very organised, the staff very helpful. We were the only two diving during our week so were made to feel very special, diving on sites rarely explored.
Our general impression of the diving in Madagascar is WOW!! We did 16 dives in 7 days! The reefs are totally unspoilt, abundant fish life and variety we have seldom experienced. The sea conditions were warm and calm, sometimes it felt like a huge swimming pool. Paola is now a new convert to night diving which has never appealed to her before Madagascar!
I can strongly recommend our trip to anyone wanting to do a diving holiday, it was the right decision to do both islands but next time would probably do only one as the internal travelling is long and tedious, wasting most of the day. 
Hope you get a feeling of how much fun and awsum times we had from these few words. We will defiantly be going back sometime.
Thank you very very much :-)
Lissa Parsons

Architectural Technologist

Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 11:41 AM
Mark Laburn wrote of their Tsingy adventure tour in Northern Madagascar

Hi there Clayton

Many thanks hope you had a festive Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

We had a wonderful trip full of adventure as only Madagascar can provide.

Our first resort was fantastic and the personalised service provided by our own personal guide and driver everyday was amazing!  Well done! Food at this resort was also fantastic as was the accommodation and excursions!

Second resort on Nosy was also great and there is lots to do on the island.

Thanks again chat soon

Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 5:28 PM
Charisse van Rooyen & Peter Taylor wrote about his MADAGASCAR holiday:

Dear Carina,

We got back from Madagascar after a very successful and enjoyable holiday marred only by a tummy bug which we’ve put down to the Malanil Malaria tablets we were all taking. 

Everything went extremely smoothly with no hitches.  Amarina was just magic.  We had 3 adjoining rooms each with our own small patio about 15 meters from the beach.  We all sat on 1 patio each evening with a drink from the bar fridge watching the sunset which every night never failed to impress.  Absolutely out of this world.  I have never seen such magnificent sunsets.  We also made use of the fabulous beach bar on occasion. The staff at Amarina are warm and friendly and the service top class. You drop a fork, bend down to pick it up and there’s a waiter at your elbow with a new one.  They all speak French, their English is sketchy and our French was sketchy so we had many a good giggle trying to communicate.  The food according to my “we’ll eat anything” family was superb.  They also served duck and on one particular night, frogs legs which a couple of the family members tried and said never again!!!

We made full use of our days at Amarina.  Our second day we did their 3 island tour of Nosy Komba (to visit the lemurs), Nosy Tanikely for snorkelling ending up on Nosy Sakatia for an unforgettable lunch BBQ (absolutely delicious) on the beach.  The lemurs are gorgeously ugly and meeting them was so much fun.  They call them “Maki, Maki, Maki” and through the trees, these furry long tailed bundles come bouncing, jumping onto your shoulder if you have a bit of banana in your hand.  We had a wonderful guide Jullen, for the day.   88 Euros and worth every cent.

In between excursions we snorkelled right off the beach at Amarina at low tide.  The reef is about 100m off the beach so you can walk on the exposed rock (aqua shoes a necessity) or wade across and enjoy the beautiful coral, amazing fishies and some really fat starfish!  The pool at Amarina was great but at 34 degrees, definitely not refreshing. 

We left Madagascar feeling that we had really seen Nosy Be.

Thank you for all your assistance in making our wonderful holiday a reality.  We appreciate it.


Charisse van Rooyen & Peter Taylor



Sent: 02 December 2008 08:40
Nobuo Kanda from Japan wrote about their Madagascar holiday

Dear Martmarie
Indo Jet & Maties Travel, Cape Town)

Thank you very much to arrange everything about Madagascar

We just arrived at Japan yesterday evening.  We enjoyed in Madagascar very much!  There were many baobab tree and monkey we could see!
Hotels were nice to stay and especially, Mor
andava Hotel was so nice.  We enjoyed so much in this tour!!!

Thanks a lot and if I have some friends want to go to South Africa and around,  I’ll let them your name and e-mail address!

Thank you again.
Best regards

Nobuo Kanda


Date : 28/11/2008 - AND what do Travel Agents have to say about Selftours -

Thanks Shan!
Once again Self tours with impeccable service! Between you and Clayton I am impressed. I don’t think I will ever book Madagascar anywhere else ever again!

Kind Regards,

Cindy Stocken

International Travel Consultant
Campus Square Student Flights
Flight Centre Limited

Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 10:16 AM
Maryna Du Plessis
from South Africa wrote about her 50th Birthday in MADAGASCAR :

Carina…………thanks for all the arrangements …….everything went smoothly. I had a ball of a 50th celebration, be assure.

Thank you again

Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:51 AM
Ben Grib From South Africa had this to say about their Zanzibar holiday

Dear Clayton

Just returned from my vacation and back at work.

I must compliment you company on the holiday in Zanzibar. The accommodation were excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. Transfers were on time and the drivers were very safety conscious and answered all questions on anything on the route.The guides on the tours (stone town, prison island, spice tour etc) were excellent and really knows the history and their subject – Adam that took us on the Stone Town and Prisoner Island tours is an asset to any company.

Thanks again for a great week in Zanzibar
Best regards

Ben Grib       
Director-Central Services

Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2008 8:05 AM
Johan Vosloo from South Africa wrote about his MADAGASCAR holiday:

(Now here is a tough story with a happy ending !!... ED  .....)

Last year I planned an island holiday but was not really sure where to go, I bumped into your website and landed on the lap of Carina, she was so enthusiastic, I had no option to go with her ideas MADAGASCAR was the destination.

I later lost interest as out of the blue I was involved in a divorce and had no further interest in the holiday, now already paid for.
Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, a divorce, the flight from JHB delayed for 24 hours you name it.

Carina kept things going and my spirit up, she convinced me to do the island thing. In Johannesburg I was the only passenger on that doomed flight who had contact with my travel agent that evening, stranded in Johannesburg and all the other passengers looked at me. Carina gave me her cell phone number and we were in communication all evening until the matter was resolved and all the passengers put up in a hotel in Johannesburg. I am back home with very good memories and excellent photographs.

Carina kept things going, we all enjoyed a fabulous holiday and to cap it all, Carina even arranged for a refund from African Encounters for all our wasted costs as result of the delayed flight.

Carina is tops and there is no reason why I or anyone else should seek assistance anywhere else that at Selftours cc.
All the compliments to Carina and Selftours cc.


Johan Vosloo
Head: Legal Department
Lewis Group Head Office 

Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 1:24 PM
Outi Maattanen-Bourke from the Consulate of Finland in Malawi wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday:
Dear Clayton
Thank you for your kind message and farewell!
I just thought that you might be interested to hear how it all went. Generally speaking this was a wonderful experience for us, we liked the hotels and Madagascar a lot. The arrangements were ok.  Overall, this was a very good trip and we did enjoy the holiday a lot. I have given your details to some of our friends here in Malawi, who will be travelling to Madagascar later this year - so, hopefully they will contact you and make a booking.
 Thank you for all the arrangements,
 Best regards
Outi Maattanen-Bourke

Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 2:58 PM
Linda Nielsen wrote about their MADAGASCAR
Christmas holiday:

Dear Cheryl,

Happy New Year!  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2008.

First of all, sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you - as you know we arrived back on the 29th to Joburg but we only got back to Zimbabwe yesterday evening as we took a slow drive back, stopping over in Pietersburg to stock up!

Now that we're back safe and sound and have had time to unpack our bags - all that remains is to thank you very much for organising the PERFECT holiday for us!  Everything went like clock work, no delays, no problems at all and the hotels that you chose for us were just great.  Of course Relias des Plateaux, perfect because it was so close to the airport, so very easy for all of us.  Next day, as we approached the island and looked out the window - we knew we were landing in paradise!  So beautiful - couldn't wait to get to Vani Vola and unpack!  Vani Vola was another perfect choice for us - great family hotel and the hosts Fabienne and Jacques did everything they could to make us feel at home.  We spent the day with them visiting Ile aux Nattes for exploring the island, lunch and snorkelling on one of the days and got to know them a little better than just manager/client, that broke the ice for the rest of the trip.  On other days we rented quads/bikes and did a tour of the island (the roads are terrible!) but we managed.  Spent the day at La Crique relaxing, snorkelling and the boys went biking again.  Christmas was celebrated the French way on the eve of 24th with a delicious celebration dinner and all the trimings (unfortunately 2 of us in the party were not well so couldn't enjoy the feast) but by the next day we were over our woes and ready for more celebrations!  Again, Fabienne went out of her way to make it special for the kids with presents under the tree - they loved it!  It really was a holiday to remember and just what we all needed to re-charge our batteries.

So once again, special thanks to you Cheryl and the rest of the Selftours team - I'll be singing your praises all over Zimbabwe for sure!!

Best wishes,

Linda - the Nielsen and Kirk families

Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 1:31 PM
Vanessa Massyn from Flight Centre, Nelspruit, South Africa wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday:

Hi Carina,

I am back (urgh!), but thought I would drop you a line and let you know how our holiday was...

First of all, Madagascar is an amazing country. I fell in love with it straight away. The people are awesome, and even though their English is very limited, they were more than accommodating - drawing pictures in the sand etc. etc.

Nosy Be Hotel was lovely. It was quaint and beautiful and the staff were out of this world.  Not too much of a great beach and I saw this was the case with most hotels on Nosy Be, but the excursions were definitely worth it. We managed to swim with turtles and most importantly, I saw my lemurs who promptly jumped all over me. I will send you the photos as soon as I have loaded them. The food they put out on the excursions is also out of this world! We had a variety of crab, barracuda, zebu meat, some fabulous potato dish that just took my breath away and all sorts of other things.

Our last night in Tana was also lovely. The Relaix De Plateaux is a wonderful hotel and we were happy to part with our last Ariary to a waiter called Hery who was just fantastic.

I just want to thank you for everything you organised - it all went ever so smooth. I will not hesitate to recommend you to my friends and clients and will definitely use you again on our next adventure (not sure where to??????!!!!).

I wish you many blessings for the New Year! Thanks again!

Vanessa Massyn
Vanessa Massyn
Assistant Manager
Flight Centre - Nelspruit
Shop 219 A
Entrance 5, Riverside Mall
Tel:     (013) 757 9500
Fax:     (013) 757 0501


Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 1:06 PM
Marize Pieterse wrote to her travel agent at Rendezvous Travel, Johannesburg- about her tour of MADAGASCAR designed by Selftours

Hi Claire.
Thank you so much for your email, i must tell you it was an excellent trip and we really had a great time. It was such a wonderful experience thank you so much. Sad to be back though. Madagascar is great and i would prefer it for anyone.  The French was a bit much though but we had fun learning some.
Kind Regards

Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 12:57 PM
Clare Harvey a Johannesburg travel agent wrote about the service she received from Selftours Re: Passengers Pretorius

Hi Cheryl

Just a quick note to say thank you very much I received my Madagascar documents this morning for passengers Pretorius
I am very impressed your documents are packaged stunningly
Thank you so much, we will definitely use your services again.

Thank you & Kind Regards
Claire Harvey
Senior Travel Consultant
Travel Rendezvous

Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:52 AM
Erich & Magdel Schroda wrote about their Zanzibar holiday
Dear Cheryl,
Thank you so much.
We had a wonderfull time in Zanzibar and Mapenzi Beach Club was Lovely. The All-Inclusive Package made everything very relax so we could enjoy all the other things that Zanzibar had to offer.
We will definetly give you a shout for our next holiday (hopefully soon .... ha-ha)
Thank you very much for your assistants.
Kind Regards
Erich & Magdel Schroda

Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 2:12 PM
Stewart & Michelle  from South Africa wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday:

Hi Carina
Wow – what an awesome holiday. Thanks again for all your efforts in making it such a special trip. The hotels where we stayed were really beautiful and we would definitely recommend these to others as well as recommend the services of Selftours. All the hotel staff were incredibly friendly and tried their best to communicate with us in English.

Arrival at the airport in Tana was quite hectic  – it takes forever to get through passport control. The good thing was that our visa’s only cost us 13 Euros each as apposed to the 30 we were expecting.

We eventually arrived at the Pallisandre at about 12:30am on Sunday morning. The Pallisandre hotel is very elegant and the room was lovely.

Onwards to beautiful Sainte Marie. Richard and I think that Moasoandro was definitely the best choice for staying on the island – its far away from the touristy part of the island and really afforded us the rest and relaxation we were craving. The staff were incredibly friendly, the rooms rustic and wonderfully close to the beach and the beach was…heaven. Highlights for us included seeing and hearing the whales, snorkelling the coral reef, sipping cocktails at sunset and getting a very sore butt travelling the islands bumpy roads by motorbike. The food was quite good – just breakfast could have been a bit more adventurous – we gave the hotel the feedback that some fruit with breakfast would make the difference.

When we arrived back in Tana on Thursday afternoon we were greeted by the friendly face of Tu (not sure how to spell his name) who took us straight through to the brand new Nissan Patrol driven by Sisi. After a four hour trip we arrived at Vakona Lodge after dark. Once again a beautiful hotel with very comfortable rooms awaited us.

The next day Tu and Sisi collected us again and took us to the Perinet reserve – we spent about four hours haring around the forest lead by our hugely enthusiastic and expert guide, Zaka. He helped us to find four species of lemur, including a super close up of some bamboo lemurs. We were also entertained by the Indri cries, saw plenty amazing birds and even 3 snakes! After lunch and an afternoon rest we were taken to lemur island where we had an absolute ball feeding and playing with the lemurs. Then off to the Vakona reserve before heading off for our nocturnal walk with Zaka. Although we did not see any nocturnal lemurs we saw frogs, geckos and chameleons – just by walking along the road!

We were really sad to say goodbye after such a short visit and headed back to Tana on Saturday morning. After a short stop at the artisans market it was off to the airport and home. Tu was incredibly attentive and went out of his way to make the last part of our holiday truly special.

On the whole the trip was really well organised – we hope to get the chance to utilize your services in the future.
Thanks again for all your assistance and take care.

Kind regards


Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 9:43 AM
Jane & Douglas Hill from South Africa wrote about their MADAGASCAR holiday :

Dear Cheryl
What a wonderful trip we had to Madagascar! You arrangements were perfect and the trip went without a hitch (other than being bitten by a lemur and having to find a local "dokteur" to sort me out!!

Nosy Be hotel was great, especially the food!
We did find that the excursions were quite pricey (paid in Euro of course) for what one got. It was great having the full meal package, but we missed most of the lunches because of excursions where often lunch was included. I am not sure whether it would have been better to pay separately for the 2 or 3 lunches we had at the Hotel? Main course was about R100,00 and starter and dessert R60,00 each.

Anyway, we have certainly recommended Nosy Be as well as SelfTours to all we have spoken to.
We'll be holidaying in Plett in July, so will maybe have a moment to pop in and meet you.

Jane & Douglas Hill

Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:41 PM
Paul Kennedy from Johannesburg wrote about their Madagascar holiday :

Hi Carina
Just a quick note to tell you that we all had a great time in Madagascar and the arrangements all went perfectly. Thank you for all your help in making this possible.
Best wishes
Paul Kennedy


Tuesday, May 23, 2006 2:29 PM
Harriet Joao from Cape Town wrote about their MADAGASCAR Vacation :

Hi Carina
We are back after a wonder full holiday in Madagascar! We will certainly be repeating the journey-as soon as possible.  We had a wonderful time and can highly recommend the trip to all your customers.  


Thursday, May 04, 2006 10:55 AM
Ari & Victoria Bethlehem from Cape Town wrote about their MADAGASCAR Vacation :

Hi Carina,

I hope this email finds you well.
We have returned from our trip to RSA and Madagascar.
We had an amazing time. The accommodation on Nosy Be was great. The food at the hotel was awesome. Some of the best seafood I have ever eaten. There was lots to do on the island and we had fantastic weather.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for a different holiday, but a relaxing island one at that too.
Thank you for all your help in organising our trip. I will pass your details one to all that i know.
Ari and Victoria

12. Date: 2005-09-29 14:05:31
Brett Lund wrote about their MADAGASCAR vacation:

Hi Steve
........... >Madagascar< ...........
Our trip was really amazing - Madagascar is a beautiful place, and Isle Sainte Marie is a jewel. I enjoyed being in Perinet, it a really beautiful place too and the Indri calling was a truly magical moment.
Thanks a lot for all your help - you really did a great job, I respect your input ENORMOUSLY!


11. Date: 2005-08-22 09:51:27
Karen McGowan from Malawi wrote about their family holiday in MADAGASCAR :

Dear Steve

Madgascar. Well what can I say?
The Amarina hotel is probably one of if not the best hotel on Nosey Be from what we saw of the others. It has a lovely beach, beautiful swimming pool, fantastic Malagasy staff and it was like our own island paradise! The food is amazing and every dinner was superb.
For us it was paradise. We would love to go back, perhaps with friends.
Karen,Ewen and Kate Mcgowan

10. Date: 2005-08-22 08:50:56
Dave & Kaye Johnston from Houston Texas wrote about their
MADAGASCAR vacation:

Hi Steve.
We loved Madagascar, and wished we had booked more time there and less in Mauritius - 6 days was not enough! We enjoyed Perinet - excellent driver to/from, excellent nature guide, good food, comfortable accommodations (except for 10C cabin in morning). We loved the Tana hotel - wanted 2 more nights there to explore Tana a bit and do some craft shopping. Vanila Hotel was incredible - unit #24 was on the end toward the ocean and like a private house near the beach. We had had enough of islands sailing around the Seychelles so we did not take any of the tours. The published taxi rates were great and we took one for a day for 70,000 ariary ($35US).

Thanks for everything....Kaye and David

9. Date: 2005-03-29 07:30:31
Sandra Bell wrote about their group coach tour of South Africa :

Dear Steve,

Our Coach Tour:

I just wanted to write to tell you what a gem Mark Dixon was. He really was the best guide/friend to have on a tour, he was so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly everyone was sad to say good-bye to him in Durban. I was so glad to have him around. Everyone has said that they had a wonderful adventure and thanks to Mark a memorable experience.

Thanks again for all your help and advice with this trip.

Best wishes from
Sandy and the 5W members

8. Date: 2005-03-02 09:53:54
John Beveridger wrote
about Selftours car rental service

Dear Steve,

Having returned from Cape Town this morning, I thought I would drop you a line to say thank you for all your assistance in hiring our vehicle. It all went as planned, and agreed, and was a pretty painless experience. I know we broke your head with lots of questions beforehand, but we did book in the end, and now both of us are very happy. Well that's a lawyer for you!

Thank you once again.

John Beveridge Esq QC

7. Date: 2004-12-20 11:55:58
Jo Shields wrote about car hire in South Africa:

Thanks Steve
Thanks for the excellent service I have received from your company. Warren was great too. I have spent about 3 months researching hire car quotations and your's is by far the cheapest/value for money and the service standards is the best we have experienced by far!

I will definately recommend your company and will use yours in the future!

Thanks once again.
Royal Bank of Scotland

6. Date: 2004-10-26 08:20:09
P. Pretorius ( ) wrote about car hire in South Africa :

Hi,I used to think renting a vehicle for travels when I get to SA was a pain, but you changed that view.
Well done.....

5. Date: 2004-09-28 19:26:49
Henning Günter ( wrote about our website:

I'm a SA'frican and was looking / longing for a holiday and came accross your site. I must compliment you on the well-layed-out, easy-to-navigate, beautifully-informative and 'longing-to-go-there!' feeling that your site elicits. I wish you all the best in showing off our country.

4. Date: 2004-09-14 19:05:29
Candice Levieux from Pretoria South Africa wrote about their Zanzibar trip:

Dear Clayton

Apologies for the delay in feedback on our Zanzibar trip, but things have been very busy since I returned. A very big thank you to you for your very efficient service and tour arrangements. We had a great time and everything went off without a hitch. Zantours were also very helpful and efficient and were impressive in their professionalism. Dhow Palace was great – I wish I had another night to spend there and Nungwi was peaceful and relaxing.

Thanks all round for your service and assistance. Have already recommended you to friends and colleagues.

Candice Levieux

Manager: Unlocking the Future and Distinct SA Research
National Research Foundation

3. Date: 2003-11-11 15:36:17
Nda ( wrote about car Rental in South Africa:

Great car rental rates! I've enjoyed each one of my past 6 or so car rental experiences.

Keep up the good work!!!

2. Date: 2003-08-02 19:27:22
James & Linda Prenter wrote about Car Rental in South Africa:

Hello Steve
I just have to say what a brilliant efficient company Self Tours is regarding car hire. We will definitely use your service again whenever we come back to S.A

If you recall, we arranged car hire for our July holiday at Jan Smuts airport and delivery back to Randburg.
We collected the car from Jan Smuts airport as arranged, the process took only a few minutes because of pre-payment and we were on our way. The car was even upgraded to a larger car free, when we requested an extension of an additional two days hire this was done so fast and efficiently.
Returning the car at Jan Smut airport instead of Randburg as previously arranged was an absolute pleasure as the speed of handling the return car was so fast and brilliantly handled, less than one minute to complete formalities.......very impressive.

In all, both my wife and I were so impressed with how this car hire was handled from beginning to end that we cannot imagine hiring a car in future from anyone else but Self Tours. Well done on an exceptional service.

We look forward to doing business again in the future.
James & Linda Prenter

1. James Prenter ( wrote about car rental in South Africa:

I am a South African working on contract in the Gulf but returning to S.A for a holiday.
In going through the internet I discovered Selftours and despite having reservations about internet bookings decided to book a car with them.
I am very impressed with the efficient manner at which my booking was handled and the speed of response. After checking out competitor pricing Selftours proved to be the lowest and best regarding insurance.
I am therefore looking forward to a hassle free car hire if the booking is anything to go by.
James & Linda Prenter


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