Testimonials

golf in the garden route and south africa

What our clients have to say..

 

Hi Mariska

Thank you for the email and your service. Nice to be able to deal with people and a company who gets it right the first time.

Great experience.

Regards   Louis


 

Hi Mariska.

Dankie vir al jou moeite, dit was ongelooflik lekker.

Ek en my familie gaan heel moontlik volgende jaar weer deur jou bespreek!

Sal jou vroegtydig laat weet.

Sterkte vir die nuwe jaar.

Groete   Jamie de Bruin


 

Dear Mariska

Many Many thanks for our most successful holiday. We enjoyed every moment except the one when we had to leave. Now we are at our cottage 600 km north of Espoo where we live. Our first day on skis is over and we start soon to celebrate Christmas. We decided that we will come back next November. I hope that we can rely on Your good sevices.

Meanwhile we wish You a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Tarja & Asko


 

Dear Mariska

Thank you very much for organizing our four nice golf days. We are really looking forward for our next golfing journey in South Africa where you are on top of the list for planning. So far I don’t see any improvements as everything was perfect.

I just saw your ”ANNUAL ULTIMATE GARDEN ROUTE TRIP”, I expect that I will make this trip once with my Golf buddies. So, my pretty lady, you will for sure hear again from me.

Snowing cold regards from Switzerland  (still warm)  Gilbert & Gabi


 

Hello Mariska,

We just wanted to write and thank you for the excellent job you did organizing and suggesting venues for our holiday in the Western Cape.

You are blessed with a great venue in the Western Cape and particularly the Garden Route.

All our tee times went smoothly with a warm and welcoming approach. Although all the courses were great, our particular favourites were Simola, Oubaai, Outeniqua and Arabella.

We particularly enjoyed the Bamboo Guest House in Hermanus, Rose Cottage in Camps Bay and Devonvale of the accommodations you helped us pick.

Although we went Bed & Breakfast, we ate in the evenings at Devonvale and the restaurant food, wine and service there deserve a special mention.

We’re really glad we followed your prompting to look at some wildlife and had a nice day away from golf at the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary and an overnight stay at Gondwana. Next time maybe we’ll go for some whale watching at Hermanus.

Thank you for all your efforts and we shall certainly recommend you to our friends.

kind regards,  Dave and Paula Pettitt


 

Hello Mariska

Well what can I say really!!

What a wonderful time we all had, just the weather yesterday but hey other than that it was spectacular.

There were no hitches anywhere.

Awesome awesome awesome.

Thank you for arranging everything we will definitely be back again same time next year.

I will be in touch.

Kind regards  Mark 


 

Hi Mariska

Thank you for a wonderful service! Everything went without a hitch.

I will make use of your service again and will suggest it to others.

Regards   Jurgen


 

Dear Mariska

Thank you for a wonderful trip. We had a fantastic time and the accommodation was excellent. One word of advice though, please supply us with a remote to turn off the wind mills as the wind blew us away, so you can imagine the golf scores. On a more serious note, thank you once again and we will most definitely recommend you to our friends and colleagues.

Kind regards  Nickesh


 

Thanks Mariska

Alles was 100%.Ons het soos konings gevoel om in so omgewing te kan bly.

Baie dankie.   Frikkie


 

Dear Mariska

Thank you very much for your bookings – everything worked out well and we were very happy with your recommendations.

I Fall in love with the Clovelly and West Lake golf courses.

With kind regards from Switzerland   Alfred Doppler


 

Many thanks Mariska for your arrangements, we had a fantastic time and all the accommodation was superb, a special mention for the Overmeer Guest house which is fantastic.Debbie and I may do another one next year and we will definitely contact you

Kind Regards  Derick van der Merwe


 

Dear Mariska,

Thanks for all you help in organizing the trip. We had a great time. The golf courses were really nice to play. Our particular favorite were Pinnacle point. Great layout, and for me personally the most fun course I have ever played (even in strong wind :-). Pezula and Arabella were also particular nice.

Regarding the bookings you made for us, everything went smoothly. Both hotels and tee times. Thanks a lot. The hotels you booked were all great. Friendly staff and great rooms. I haven’t had the time yet to provide TripAdvisor comments, but will do. Breakfast at the various places were also great.

Thanks again for you help and I will recommend you to others who plan to go to the Garden route.

Best regards,  Espen


 

Dear Mariska,

we had a very nice trip to SA. All  golf bookings worked very well and if we will travel next year again, you will hear from me.

Thank you for your perfect service.

Best regards  Bruni from Munich


 

Dear Mariska,

we would like to thank you so much for your service.

You´ve organized everything perfectly.

We´ve enjoyed the golf courses very much.

We´ll recommend your service to our Golf Pro in Kiel – Paul Phillips. He´s planning a golf holiday for our golf club at the end of the year in SA.

Best regards Alexander


Hi Mariska,

just arrived back in Hamburg. We had a wonderful time in SA.

Everything went well and there are noch complains from our side.

Thanks very much an keep well in 2015. You will hear from us.

With kind regards

Jochen Diercks


Hi Mariska,

we are now back from our holidays in South Africa. The organisation
of the t-times from you was perfect.
Thank you ! We will come back next year.

Kind regards
Roland


Dear Mariska

We have just returned to London after a wonderful golf holiday on the Garden Route.

As usual your organisation was faultless and the whole holiday was a seamless experience. We are now trying to adjust to freezing temperatures in UK.

Once again thank you for your superbly organised holiday.

Roger Burr


Hi Mariska,

safely back in the snow once again thank you for your care and organization. We enjoyed every bit of it and everything worked out brilliantly.

Stay well and have success in your business.

Regards to Mickey.

BR /LG  Hartmut


Dear Mariska

We just returned to Germany and I wanted to thank you so much for the great organization. Everything worked perfect with golf and hotels so we really enjoyed our stay. And I found my favourite golf course – it is pinnacle ???? where we probably took a few hundred pictures.

All the best and thanks again.

Greetings  florian


Dear Mariska,

Thank you very much for your email. We were also delighted to be able to meet you also. After so many emails sent between us it was great to eventually meet you in person at Knysna. Thank you so much for organising such a brilliant trip. We all enjoyed it immensely and looking back on the whole trip I would give it an A1! We loved the variety of superb golf courses not to mention the variety of excellent accommodation. I could go on and on! Derek and I certainly hope to be back again in the not too distant future! If I hear of anybody thinking of a golf trip to South Africa I will certainly tell them about you.

Wishing you great success in your business.
Many thanks again for everything!  Best Wishes Gillian and Derek


Dear Mariska

Euan and Seumus are driving back from the most spectacular weekend ever. Not only was the accommodation first class, but the arrangements you made for their golf exceeded all expectations. Could you please convey their thanks and appreciation to the owners of the guest house.

Without a doubt they will be back, we will check when Seumus has university holidays as we are hoping it will coincide with your March programme.

Thank you so much for everything, you lead the pack when it comes to top notch service.

Siona


Hi Mariska,

it has all worked out perfectly every time, if we had booked at “Golf in the Garden Route” and will do so again on occasion.
We wish you a nice time and all the best.

Greetings  Traudl & Edi Wildgruber


Hallo Mariska

Thank you for the good organisation of the trip to KZN. We were very happy.

All the best Heide & Kurt Röhricht


Hi Mariska

We thank you for your professional assistance. This was one of the best holidays we had in a long time, ending up playing 8 courses over our ten days stay.We will definitely be contact with you again in the near future.

Kind regards Herman Coetzee


Dear Mariska

Just arrived at home, I would like to thank you for the perfect organization of our trip to South Africa. All in all we enjoyed your marvelous country very much an we returned home with unforgettable memories. We are aware of the fact that there is still much more worth to visit in South Africa. We would definitely recommend you to friends, if they intend to visit The Garden Route.

Many thanks again and best regards George


We had a great trip and are very satisfied. The man, I dont remember his name, meeting us at Tramonto did his very best and made fantastic dinners for us two nights. Tramonto must be lucky to have a serviceminded person like him 🙂

We are now planing a trip towards Fish river and Grahamstown. We know this is not Gardenroute, but maybe you can recomand some golfcourses.

Thanks a lot for Your help.
Regards Torunn


Thanks Mariska,

Everything was very good. St Francis was excellent, so I went back the next week for a second round. The guesthouse was excellent and recommended a very nice restaurant in George, the old townhouse. One of the nicest restaurants I been to in SA. I’m already planning for the next trip, but this time I’d like to spend some time in Durban.

Peter


Hi Mariska,

terugvoer van al die manne was net positief. weer lekker , bane great en verblyf fantasties. sal in toekoms weer gebruik maak van jou en weereens dankie vir al die reelings.

groete john.


Mariska

Thank you – you were professional, friendly and helpful throughout and I’d have no reservation recommending you and ‘Golf in the garden Route’ to others.  It’s too early to decide where we go next year in South Africa we’ll be using your services.

Thanks again for your help and advice throughout our trip.

Regards and best wishes  David Croger


Mariska,

Baie dankie! Ons kon nie vir beter bane, pryse en weer gevra het nie. Almal in ons groep het dit geniet. Ons gaan weer so maak! Ons het jou by al die bane, waar ons met ander groepe gepraat het, jou aanbeveel!

Groetnis Tom Claassen


Hi Mariska – We back home from our golf tour!

Just want to say thank you for all your efforts in our bookings (esp. all the changes at last minute!). The boys had a fantastic time and all went smoothly. In particular the accommodation at 21 Anchorage @ Pezula was fantastic and perfect for our tour needs! Please let Tina know!

Boys can’t wait for next year!! We would next year like to play all three rounds in the Knysna area. Is that possible? Pezula / Simola a must!

Regards, Russell Davis


Hi Mariska,

Thank you so much for your excellent work in organising our trip. Everything went off perfectly and the accommodation was lovely. We will be back and look forward to recommending your services to other golfers.

Regards, Lorraine and Peter Lyons


Hi Mariska

We had a fabulous time… thanks you so much! Will get hold of you next year when we organise the next one.

Many thanks Katie


Mariska,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the effort you’ve done ensuring our golf tour went about without any problems! It was truly a pleasure to do business with you and rest assured when we’re going down to the Garden Route again, I will contact you. Have a great day.

Regards, Daniel Maloney General Manager


Hi Mariska

The courses are excellent  – we all thoroughly enjoyed them. The service was exceptional s well. We sincerely appreciate all your assistance.

We looking to do a trip to George next year around the similar time – maybe a week earlier.

Regards Mukesh Modi (CA) SA Southern Ambition 811 CC


Hi Mariska

Just a quick note to say thanks for the trip. Had a lovely time and the courses were quality. I will use you again. I’m off to play some more golf.

Talk soon Thanks again Eddie.


Dear Mariska

We arrived back in UK today to find falling snow and below zero temperatures. This made our holiday far more memorable than we expected. Elizabeth and I would like to thank you for your excellent arrangements that went without a hitch. You are very well known in the golfing world in South Africa.

We will be coming back as soon as possible.

Best wishes Roger Burr


Mariska

Many thanks for  a marvelous week of golf. The organizing. The venues. The people.    Everything was brilliant. Give yourself a bit pat on the back.  Well done! I am very much looking forward to coming again next year in March

Donald


More my GUNSTELING meisie.

Eerstens wil ek weereens vir jou BAIE BAIE dankie se vir nog n great road trip. Dankie vir jou reelings, moeite en vir die feit dat jy elke deelnemer spesiaal laat voel. Min mense het die gawe om dit te kan doen.

Groete Cobus


Mariska

Wil net dankie se vir n great week, vir al jou moeite en geduld met die Orkney manne se gekla!! LOL Dit was baie lekker en ek sien jou volgende jaar weer

Geniet die breek cheers


Hi Mariska,

Wil net dankie se vir die golf en al die reelings ,julle was regtig topklas en daar is absoluut geen klagtes van ons drie af nie. Ek sal julle enigetyd aanbeveel aan mense in die golf sirkels.

Groete, Jurie Majoor


HI Mariska,

Ons moet vir jou se BAIE BAIE dankie dit was weereens absoluut die moeite werd, en geluk aan jou en Shanon vir julle goed gereelde toer ons het regtig niks gehad om oor te kla nie.

Congratulations Girl, WELL DONE!!!!!!! You can book me for next year “ I’LL BE BACK”

groete Cobus Funk


Hi Mariska

Wou net graag se dat ons die toer uiters baie geniet het. Dankie vir jul goeie reelings, ons kom defnitief volgende jaar weer.

Ferdi Kruger


Dear Mariska

We are back from a really memorable holiday.All golf – booking went perfect and we would like to thank you very much for your excellent service.

best regards and merry Christmas  Franz

Thanks Mariska Yes, we had an enjoyable time, and all the arrangements were fantastic. Thank you, and yes, I will be making use of your services in the future
Kind Regards Charles


Mariska

From the eight of  us, just a word of thanks in the way that the bookings was done at the various golf clubs. We have not experience any problem at any club – just a warm welcome. We will definitely make use of your company service again when we want to play golf on the garden route.

Good luck in the future. Frik vd Merwe Polokwane


Good morning Mariska!

Thank you for arranging our tour in such a way that made me look good in the eyes of our clients, whereas I had in fact very little to do with it. It was YOUR success.

Coenie Louw | Regional Manager | Consulting | Absa Consultants and Actuaries


Hi Mariska,

Thank you on behalf of the entire group – everything went smoothly:no problems at all.
Its not always easy coordinating a large group with constantly changing numbers but all went well.
Many of the group were 1st time visitors to RSA – they loved it and intend to return as soon as possible.
Our next two trips are to Scotland and Australia but I will suggest we go back to RSA after that.

Regards, Luis Carvalho.


Dear Mariska,

My friends and I enjoyed our golfing in the garden route. We played in 11 days 6 rounds, which are booked with you. All terms where punctually and we had a lot of fun. Next year I will guide 10 Persons through the garden route. The booking for golf I’ll do with you. If it doesn’t function, I’ll go alone or with my wife to visit South Africa.   Many thanks’ for your support. I’ll keep in touch with you.

Kind regards Werner Ensberg


Dear Mariska,

we’re back in Germany. It was a very nice journey and I like to thank you for your very good job. Everything was perfect arranged and we. Had wonderful days in Southafrica. I think we will come back and we book our golf package from you.

Thank you. Regards Clemens Broeske


Hi Mariska,

Thanks for organising our Tour. It was fantastic. I think the guys really enjoyed it and the weather was also great.

Oppieesee is just a magical place – please send our regards to Jan – it was just perfect.

The Golf courses were awesome – I personally did not play too shabby and won the Golf on the Tour – so I was very happy. It is difficult to say which one of the courses was the best – I enjoyed everyone of them. It was just such a nice mix with George to finish it off.

All the best Uli


Hi Mariska

Baie dankie, die manne het hulle gate uit geniet, en alles het glad verloop sonder enige probleme.  Baie dankie vir al jou reelings, ek sal sekerlik weer volgende jaar hierdie tyd op jou nommer druk..

Groete

Willie  /  StandardBank


Hi Mariska,

tomorrow our Golf trip ends!  Thank you you for your professional arrangements! everything was beautyfull and without any problems. We enjoy realy our hollidays.

Thank you for your assist and for the bookings.

Next time allways with you!

Thanks Fam. Kasper


Hi Mariska, The trip went very well….thanks so much for your coordination and support. We will definitely recommend you to all that show interest. We also plan to take a similar trip within the next few months, so appreciate it if you let us know of any similar packages you may have in that area or around Cape Town. Thanks again!! Arthur Rae


Hi Mariska,

Thank you for your help & professional service. It was truly a great experience and we would not hesitate to use you again J

Peter Barnes     Account Manager | internet solutions


Hi Mariska

Thanks very much for all your preparations for our golf trip.  All was most satisfactory and well organised.

Regards Alan


Hey Mariska,

We are all safely back in Germany.
Was just a perfect road trip.
Thanks a lot for organising.

Very nice to meet you personally as well.

Many thanks to Rod as well.

See ya next year or maybe at the end of the year… 🙂

We are all in South African fever…

Take care, Tim 🙂


Hi Mariska

Once again I would love to thank you for spoiling us during our golftrip in the Garden Route.

The courses we played was amazing as well as the accomodation. I would also like to thank you for the additional sleeping arrangements that you made for myself.

Thank you and please keep me up to speed for any fun activities. I love your area.

Nico Kleynhans


Hi Mariska

Just a quick word of thanks for the best golf trip I have ever been on.  (Dit was n ongelooflik goed georganiseer.)
Thanks!!! (SHORT WORDS ON HOW NICE IT WAS)

Ns. Ek boek klaar vir volgende jaar! (ons sal 6 of 8 wees, keep me posted)

Deon Augustyn


Thanks Mariska – dit was ‘n great experience!!! Sien al uit na volgende jaar se toer. (Klaar my broer ook oorreed om saam te kom!)

Groete
Paul


Mariska,

Baie dankie vir die sukselvolle gholftoer.  Die manne het hulle gate uit geniet!!!!
Chris, James, Kobus & Marais kan nie ophou praat oor die toer nie en beplan al klaar volgende jaar se toer!

Die great om die manne so vervris en opgewonde te sien.

Lekker dag,
Michelle Mengel


Hi Mariska

Thanks again for the good organization and before we make a plan for travelling the Garden Route we will definitely contact you.
May be next year Jeff  Clargo and I will joining you for the Golf Garden Route Week.

Kind Regards
Jost


Hi Mariska

We had the most fantastic time,everything you organised for us was first class!!
We will return again sometime and I will be in touch!!

Thanks again and take care! xx
Richard May


Dear Mariska,

Now that I am home and back in Israel, I just want to thank you for the wonderful arrangements and treatment that I received from your company.
We had a great time and truly enjoyed the golf and  the accommodation.

Thank you once again.
Basil


Hi Mariska,

Jou goeie diens verstom my! Ek het nog nie eers behoorlik uitgepak nie. Ons het n fantastiese week daar by julle gehad en ek sal met absolute vrymoedigheid GITGR by almal aanbeveel. Alle reelings het seepglad verloop en orals is ons uiters professioneel ontvang en behandel. Die gholfbane is topklas en julle is regtig in n unieke situasie om so baie puik gehalte bane so bymekaar te he. Op pad terug het ek by n vulstasie stilgehou en toevallig n tydskrif (“SA WOMAN GOLFER”) oopgeblaai en op “the ultimate golfing road trip” afgekom – presies ons roete (behalwe vir Mosselbaai). “Ultimate” was dit beslis!!! Baie dankie vir GITGR !!!

My seun en ek het beide n ongelooflike week gehad. Dit sal ons beide bybly so lank ons nog leef !!!

Groete
Dr Chris Boshoff


Hi Mariska

From myself and the rest of the team, thanks for a well organised and arranged tour.  Everything was as planned, which allowed us  to focus on what we came down for – To play golf.

Thanks again for your help, and we will definitely contact you should we come for another tour in your area.

Thanks

Luis Correia
Snr Manager – Technology Infrastructure
Discovery Health (Pty) Limited


Hi Mariska

Thank you for arranging our golf games, everything went smoothly and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
We will certainly contact you again when we next visit your area.

Kind regards
Kim


Dear Mariska,

Thanks for the organising of our golfing-trip through the Garden Route.
It was very nice and everything worked out nice. We just returned safely yesterday.

If you have offers like the above mentioned (Ultimate Golfing Road Trip) fot next year please let me know.

It sounds absolutely perfect.

Nice regards
Dipl.-Kfm.
Karsten Timm


Hi Mariska!

we are now back in Sweden and it is very cold and very much snow. Coldest winter since 1986.

Thank you very much for making our stay in SouthAfrica nice with very good hosting and golf. I am more than satisfied and will definitely contact you again if we plan to come back and visit your country. I have recommended “Golf in the Garden Road” to all friends I meet and I will continue to do so!

Please send me special arrangements if you have such things in the future and I will continue to look into your website.

Med vänlig hälsning

Best regards

Håkan Bryngelson
Trigon Management AB
Birger Jarlsgatan 2
114 34 STOCKHOLM


Hi Mariska,

We are back home in UK now, had a great time in SA and everything went well with our golf in the Garden Route, although we managed to change our golf days at Pinnacle Point and George due to ‘torrential downpours’………..much needed I know but it did rain for 5 of the 6 days we were there……though not when we played golf,so all was well.

We will certainly consider using your company again when visiting SA although we might choose different accommodation. The Golf Lodge and Town Lodge were very nice but didn’t quite meet our needs…..but it was all very good value.

Best regards

John


Mariska, jy was ‘n ster, dankie vir wat jy alles vir ons gedoen het.

Laat weet my van enige skade wat ons by Ambleside of in die dorp aangerig het sodat ek kan goedmaak!

As daar geld oor is wil ek he jy moet ‘n ekstra R 1000 vir jou moeites uithou.

Weereens dankie. Sien uit na ‘n volgende keer.

Coenie Louw  ABSA