We planned our Honeymoon rather last minute and Melissa responded to us quickly and made edits to our South African itinerary to fit our interests, budget, and must sees. I cannot count the number of times my husband and I raved about how Melissa picked the perfect lodging accommodations, made fabulous restaurant reservations for us, and added in interesting suggestions of places to stop and sites to see on our road trip up the coast. Her suggestion to stay at Settlers Drift game reserve was a true treat. We could not have been happier with Melissa’s services, her attention to detail, her personalized touches, and fabulous recommendations truly made our honeymoon a once in a life time trip. We would highly recommend Vindigo Travel and Melissa to anyone looking to experience fine wine, dining, and amazing accommodation while in South Africa! Thank you Melissa for making our honeymoon and time in South Africa so amazing and memorable, we would not have had the same experience without you! Adrian and Julia, Boston, United States, December 2018
Melissa was absolutely FANTASTIC!!! She has an incredible knowledge of the history of the city. She provided us with incredible insight and contacts in the art world as well as the Cape Town local artisan community. John and Todd, USA November 2018
A brief line of thanks from Di and I for a super day yesterday in the winelands, most interesting and highly recommended now for all my pals ! Great conversation, great company and a fantastic time. Hopefully our paths will cross again. Kind regards D & D Coles, United Kingdom, March 2017
‘The two days we spent with you are such a vivid memory for us. We loved that you could "read us" and were able to find the best places at the best times for us. Cape Town will forever be one of our favourite cities to have visited. You revealed it in a very personal way - injecting the history and stories that made the place come alive for us. We felt pampered and cared for. Thank you so very much!! Roz Angoff, Boston, March 2018
'' Melissa did a fantastic job showing us around her beautiful city, customizing the tour to what interested us most, explaining as only someone who grew up there can about its history. The highlight for me was the trip to Robben Island and the tour by a former political prisoner of Nelson Mandela's prison cell--extraordinarily moving. Melissa arranged it all--tickets, transportation, meals, and even took photos of us. She made it easy, fun, and memorable. '' Professor Mark Feldstein, USA, November 2017
Described in a recent article on Cape Town entitled 'The Silo: the coolest new design hotel in Africa' as ''one of the city's leading tour guides'' by Lisa Grainger, Luxury Travel, The Times of London, Saturday edition. From the Luxury Travel page of The Times, London, 23 September 2017
We’re still basking in the glow of the trip of a lifetime! Each time we return to South Africa, we fall more in love with the country. We also highly recommend our wine tour guide Melissa Sutherland, who regaled us with just the right selection of wineries, food, and local color! And actually getting into The Test Kitchen, which will probably be the finest overall dining experience of our entire lives, was a coup. Thank you for your help in creating an experience we will always treasure. Joanne Donovan and Richard Mikulak, Connecticut, USA February 2017
".......I could not have been more taken care of! Melissa was the perfect guide, companion, and as it turns out-new friend......Thank you for making my South African dream come true! I can't wait to return."
"Thank you for your wonderful arrangements and pairing us with Melissa, an outstanding wine guide, culture guide ….life guide."
‘We had a wonderful time with you in Cape Town. Thank you so much for your part in making our trip so memorable!'
Many thanks for great day we have had on Cape Point tour. We have all enjoyed it very much - it was very informative, relaxed and professional. Thanks as well for all flexibility during the trip.