“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


‘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 o

ne 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

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

‘Thanks for a most informative afternoon.  I really enjoyed the tour around the city.  Looking forward to coming back again!’’

Vince, The Philippines, June 2016

“As a woman over 60 I had some trepidation about traveling to a foreign country alone. I could not have been more taken care of! Melissa Sutherland was/is the perfect guide, companion, and as it turns out-new friend. For 4 days she catered to my interests and abilities and was a wealth of information. And a most enjoyable companion. Thank you for making my South African dream come true! I can’t wait to return.”

Janet Harney, Arkansas, USA, February 2016

“We had a wonderful introduction to our first (will NOT be the last) trip to Cape Town with Melissa Sutherland. Thanks to her knowledge, experience and flexibility we got an excellent overview of the best of Cape; nature, art, food, wine,  beauty, people.  After our three days with Melissa we easily could “dig deeper” in the country we fell in love with!  We warmly recommend a tour with Melissa Sutherland.”

Mikael and Leena, Finland, February 2016

“Melissa is highly knowledgeable, charming and attentive. We spent 5 days touring the Cape area. Whilst the initial recommendation had been for bespoke wine tours, we expanded that to include trips such as Cape Point and Hermanus, as well as a walking tour of Cape Town. Melissa is ex Diplomatic service and has an extensive knowledge of the history and politics of the country. She carefully assesses what her clients actually are interested in and was very willing to give an interactive history lesson whilst escorting us to see the wonders of the Cape region. 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. We have no hesitation in recommending her for both wine and wider guiding in the Cape area.”

The Lesters, London, November 2015


“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.”

Boštjan Stražar, Slovenia, November 2015


“We had a wonderful time with you in Cape Town. Thank you so much for your part in making our trip so memorable!”

The Pascotti Family, USA September 2015


“From our side we would like to thank you for the perfect organization of our outstanding trip as well as the great recommendations. You really made our holiday very special. We had a great flight, we have the right car and the accommodation is beautiful. One thing is for sure; our next RSA vacation will certainly be booked again through Vindigo Travel!”

Dr Hering-Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Germany August 2015


“We had a wonderful time with you yesterday. Thanks for taking such good care of us!”

Dave Richter Seattle July 2015


“We had a wonderful time”

Gregg McConnell, Publisher, Wine Press Northwest, May 2015 


“Now safely back in the U.K. after a wonderful trip.   Thank you so much for a lovely day in the winelands.”

Tim and Gill Redman, UK April 2015


“Back in New York City I am still reminiscing of a fine day with you, and greatly appreciate your kindness in  introducing us to the impressive scenery of Cape Town. Thank you for showing us historic Groot Constantia in the Constantia wine valley which was refreshing from  its history and a great place to relax and enjoy the pleasant surrounds.We also thoroughly enjoyed Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.”

Gloria Wong, USA, April 2015


“In November 2014 I co-hosted a workshop for a group of diverse professionals from across the globe at the UCT Business School. For many, it was their first trip to (South) Africa and so the one day that was set aside for sightseeing had to be a memorable one. The decision to opt for Melissa’s winelands tour was the best we could have made. Not only was the group treated to wine tasting and lunch at some of the most picturesque farms in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek area, but Melissa’s knowledge about wine, art and South Africa’s history provided the added element that sets a tour apart from all the others. 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


Thank you for your wonderful arrangements and pairing us with Melissa, an outstanding wine guide, culture guide ….life guide.

The Smiths, Texas 2014


“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. Suggest you contact her at your earliest convenience.”

Doug Smollan, Chairman, Smollan 2014


“Melissa Sutherland is remarkable. She brings intelligence, energy, good taste, knowledge, cheerfulness and diligence to her work. For three days ( and until 10:00 pm one night), 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 2013


“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 2014





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