An international wine and food society approached us to curate their trip to the South African Winelands.

“We have toured many of the world’s finest wine regions over the past decade and are a fussy lot…but Melissa put together and led a tour that completely blew us away. Melissa was an absolute joy to work with. Months before we arrived, with charm and tact, she helped us navigate our way through the myriad choices of where to go and what to see. We settled on a programme that took us from Cape Town, to Hermanus and the Hemel en Aarde valley, then through Elgin to Stellenbosch and the surrounding areas. There are too many highlights to mention individually, but at each venue, she had arranged quality time with owners and winemakers in unforgettable locations.  I really can’t recommend her highly enough.”

A honeymoon couple from the United States doing a self-drive road trip. 

“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. 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 accommodations while in South Africa!”

A sommelier, and first time visitor to South Africa, requested that we introduce her to as many top producers in the limited time available. 

“Melissa helped organize and execute my visit to Cape Town and the Wineland regions. As a Sommelier and wine educator, I had some very specific wineries I wanted to visit while in South Africa. I provided her with a list of places I wanted to visit and asked to be put in touch with the wine makers or winery owners to enhance the experience and network. Voila, Melissa made it happen. Melissa booked visits to the wineries I wanted to visit and was able to arrange meetings with winery owners and wine makers. She made super recommendations on wineries I knew very little to nothing about based on my palate and interests. Melissa really knows the industry and the key players within the industry. She went above and beyond.”

An international businessman, wished to celebrate his milestone birthday on safari with family from all over the globe.

“Melissa Sutherland of Vindigo Travel capably helped us through every step in organising our recent family safari. We were 18 coming from 3 countries, ranging in age from 9 to 59. Melissa was always on top of things, clear in communications and patient in following up. We had a grand time in Kariega, a private reserve that was an excellent choice by Melissa. It suited a large family like ours and showed that Melissa understood our requirements perfectly. As travel rarely goes according to plan, Melissa is one person you would like organising a trip like this. We highly commend Melissa and would recommend her any time.”