Curated Travel

Welcome. Your journey to Southern Africa starts here.

At Vindigo Travel, we pride ourselves on getting to know our clients personally so that we can expertly design and curate  holidays that supersede expectations.  We connect you to fabulous life-changing experiences and vistas so that when you return home your travels have broadened your life experience.

When there is so much choice, now, more than ever the expert knowledge of those on the ground and in the know is vital. You work hard and your time is precious.

Most of our clients are referred to us by word-of-mouth. We love welcoming back return clients.

To curate something is to collect, select and present information or items for people to use or enjoy, using expert knowledge.


“An absolute highlight for us was the Safari in Kruger at Londolozi, we are living on the memories (literally look at the photos every day since back in the UK). Altogether it was the holiday of our dreams and a real bonding experience for the whole family thanks to Vindigo Travel. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Would not book with anyone else.”

November 2023

“I have known Melissa Sutherland for many years and she has worked with me on tours I have arranged for members of the Young Presidents’s Organisation Wine Network. Diplomatic in nature, Melissa is professional, personable and detail-orientated and has a passion for promoting wine tourism and South Africa. I am happy to recommend her.”

Mike Ratcliffe, Chairman Stellenbosch Wine Route

“Thank you for a wonderful four days in Cape Town. Your knowledge of South Africa and your international affairs (diplomatic) experiences makes for a better understanding of complex issues and a rich and wonderful visit to Cape Town. Thank you! ’

Elizabeth, USA



“Thank you so much for the wonderful time in Cape Town and the surrounding area. We have had many guides over the years, but never one better than you! Your knowledge of the country is amazing and your attention to detail so much appreciated.”

Sandy and John, USA

“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

“Melissa is highly knowledgeable, charming and attentive. She carefully assesses what her clients actually are interested in. Her relationship with the wine growers is fantastic and as she got to know us she adapted the tour to the type of people we’d like to meet. 

The Lesters, London

Thank you for the perfect organization of our outstanding trip as well as the great recommendations. You really made our holiday very special. One thing is for sure; our next RSA vacation will certainly be booked again through Vindigo Travel!”

Dr Hering-Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Germany


“In November 2014 I co-hosted a workshop for a group of diverse professionals from across the globe at the UCT Business School.I would highly recommend Melissa’s tours for anyone with an interest in the finer things in life, wanting to have a more exclusive and personal experience of what this beautiful part of the world has to offer.”

Dr Karen Smith, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town

“Having been on two wine tours with charming Melissa, we have no hesitation in recommending her for any form of tour, super efficient, knowledgeable, charming, elegant, courteous. A real pleasure to be with, especially in the winelands. Melissa is well respected by the wine fraternity.

Doug Smollan, Chairman, Smollan

“Melissa Sutherland is remarkable. She brings intelligence, energy, good taste, knowledge, cheerfulness and diligence to her work. Melissa showed me the beauty of Cape Town and South Africa, its marvelous wineries, restaurants and cafes. And penguins. Those times are unforgettable; one of the best experiences of my many years of travel.”

Susan Bender, Virginia

“Melissa is engaging, well connected and so knowledgeable about South Africa, the Cape and the winelands. She has a warmth that makes people feel comfortable immediately and she is super organized.”

Steve Griessel, Chairman, Live Africa