Scott (Ballito)

Atalia has outdone herself. Wow what a trip. I really don’t know where to begin except to say Thank You. First of all, the Seychelles is a very beautiful and unique country. None of us knew what to expect and were blown away by its beauty.

Our accommodations on Desroches Island were not 5 star but 10 stars. The service was over the top excellent.

As a multi-generational family trip we had so much fun.

From the Eden Island Resort to the last pick up at the airport to 500 metres around the corner at the airport, the attention to detail was over the top. And thank you for our complimentary spa. I almost forgot about our private dinner on the beach – how very special that was.

Thank you for helping make our once in a lifetime family trip something everyone will remember with affection. We would definitely use Local & Abroad for future travel plans, in fact, they are currently planning our trip to the Okavanga Delta in Botswana.


Michael Carey & Anna Harper (Australia)

(travelled SA 28 Dec 2015 – 18 January 2016)

Planning an overseas trip can be challenging, time consuming and worse yet, having no idea of what all the top sites and attractions are in a given country or area. While trying to plan a trip to South Africa this year, I was faced with these dilemmas and despite my lengthy efforts to read as much as I could to plan a trip, I was really at an impasse. My sister suggested I reach out to Atalia to get some assistance with the trip planning and I couldn’t have received a better suggestion!

Atalia took the time to understand the areas and regions we wanted to see, where we wanted to visit and how best to coordinate everything and package it all into a workable trip. Great daily trips and activities were booked, our rental car was taken care of, as well as all our flights to and from Australia including a stopover in Singapore on our return. Even down to having drivers waiting for us at the airport to drive us to our hotel. Every day was a new adventure, our itinerary fully packed and absolutely hassle free.

The definite highlight of the trip was staying at Lukimbe Lodge inside Kruger National Park. Atalia arranged our own Land Rover with a guide and tracker, which was ours to use exclusively for our stay. Up each morning at 4am to be out in the bush by 5am and sunrise, we spend the majority of each day following Big 5 animals: Elephants, Rhino, Lions, Leopards and Water Buffalo. The lodge itself was 5 stars and absolutely stunning, we had our own hut overlooking a river where wild animals drank and the food was unbelievable. Being so close to the animals was an unforgettable experience. The trip overall was sensational and we’ll definitely be going back.

Atalia not only arranged our whole trip itinerary but was in contact throughout our stay to unsure everything was running smoothly and assisting if anything ever arose. While the Safari was the clear highlight of the trip, the entire journey was sensational and what made it stress-free and so enjoyable was Atalia’s assistance.

I absolutely recommend Local and Abroad for any bookings you make in South Africa, or in general.
Thank you once again for helping make our trip so enjoyable and so memorable and for all your assistance during its planning and throughout our stay.


Alta Herbst from Link Seed (Pty) Ltd (Greytown, SA)

(personal and corporate travel)

This serves to advise that we have only received very good service from Local and Abroad. We have used them for personal and business trips, both locally and abroad, and they make their customers feel like royalty. Local and Abroad definitely go the extra mile. Atalia Bunce keep up the good work, and we look forward to allowing you to deal with our travel arrangements in the future.


Beverley Coughlan (Ballito, SA)

(travelled 29 December 2015 – 08 February 2016)

Having recently returned from an exciting 6 week holiday in Australia, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Atalia for the most professional way in which she has organised my trip.
From our first meeting when I popped into her office until the final message from her checking that I had received my boarding passes to return home, she offered me service beyond which I had expected.

I appreciate the sincere, personal interest which she showed in my holiday – she was always available to answer my questions and to respond quickly with replies.

I will most certainly return to Local and Abroad and I have recommended her to a number of friends and locals who are planning trips.


Morne Muller from Surgical and Ophthalmic Supplies (Johannesburg)

(personal and corporate travel)

Herewith I would like to state that Atalia Bunce from Local and Abroad has been exceptional in handling our business travel arrangements and the occasional personal travel too. She is very efficient and always deliver service with a smile. We highly recommend Local and Abroad to anyone, whether it’s for business or corporate travel.