September 2019

Our favourite lodge was actually Ulusaba Safari Lodge: not because of the room or staff (both were fantastic up at Rock Lodge) but because the animals were coming right up to the deck!  Just before we went into the River Room four elephants were drinking at our room's plunge pool! Our last game drive was the best of the lot - the other guests had gone so it was just us, the ranger and tracker - we saw the Cheetah!!!!!!  The guys at Rock Lodge were so very kind and arranged a special meal in their "cave" to celebrate our honeymoon and there were rose petals and candles etc waiting for us back in the room - what a lovely final evening up there.

Once again, many thanks, you were brilliant.

Justine Edwards


January 2019

Many thanks for arranging my holiday of a lifetime.  I mentioned what I would like to do: with a long stay to walk and explore the exciting city of Sydney. Seeing in the New Year and swimming at Bondi Beach on New Years Day! Then moving on to explore the amazing island of Tasmania. Walking the Cradle Mountain overland trek and finally staying and walking with the Tasmanian Aborigines along the Bay of Fires.  They were so happy to share their culture and beautiful coastline.  Walking and swimming along miles of unspoilt beach, listening to their stories and sharing amazing local produce and Tasmanian wine, whilst staying in award winning architectural accommodation.  Amazingly I was the only Brit on these walks, it certainly my idea of heaven. Thanks to Tailor Made Holidays for making the whole trip so effortless. Everything went to plan and was the perfect holiday.

Wendy-Rae Mitchell



November 2018
Thank you so much for organising a wonderful Safari and beach holiday for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The safari was truly amazing and we felt incredibly privileged to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat.  The itinerary and organisation were perfect and everything ran smoothly.   You were a personal recommendation and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Tim & Julie



October 2018

We had a fabulous time. Thank you. 

Graeme, Robert and Bethan all managed to get to the summit of Kilimanjaro and said the team who looked after them were fantastic. 

All the arrangements worked well and we loved both the Safari camps. Lewa was very scenic with great views over Mount Kenya and had masses of rhino. Elephant Pepper had a lot more game and lions. We took a trip into the Masai Mara main park and saw the wildebeest crossing, something I’ve always wanted to see. 

Thanks again to you and Grant for putting this holiday together for us. 

Best wishes

Hunter Family



September 2018

"Firstly we both want to thank you for what really was the perfect honeymoon and the trip of a lifetime!

The accommodation you chose for us was perfect, especially the hotel in Honolulu! The tours you organised were also brilliant."

Thank you again, 

Colin & Nic


June 2018

"Tailormade Holiday’s were personally recommended to us when we needed to arrange travel and accommodation for a varied itinerary in Kenya. Their organisation was faultless and our trip ran extremely smoothly including different hotel locations., transfers, international and internal flights. I would not hesitate to recommend them or to work with them again in the future."

Dave Allen


March 2018

"Just want to thank you for all your hard work organising our holiday. Everything was perfect and it all went very smoothly. 

Since we have been home we have been asked numerous times what the highlight was. There was not one day or event that was better than the rest. The whole holiday was a wonderful adventure with each place we visited bringing new delights and surprises. The four hotels were all fantastic for all different reasons but we have to say the Puri Punn was the most beautiful and the Pimalai was out of this world. 

We could not have asked for more and everything you arranged far exceeded our expectations. We have whole heartedly recommended you to all our friends and we will definitely be in touch in the near future to see if you can help arrange our next big trip, (USA 2019)."

Lisa and Paul Brennan, Kirstie and Paul Speller


December 2017

"Home from an amazing 5 days in Lapland. The Tailor Made team did a fantastic job of arranging a holiday we will never forget. the accommodation was excellent and the activities planned into our itinerary gave us the best Lapland experience ever. The children had so much fun and were in awe of our beautiful surroundings.
A massive thank you froHome from an amazing 5 days in Lapland. The tailor made team did a fantastic job of arranging a holiday we will never forget. the accommodation was excellent and the activities planned into our itinerary gave us the best Lapland experience ever. The children had so much fun and were in awe of our beautiful surroundings.
A massive thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving us this experience - 5 stars is not enough i want to give you 100!!!!m the bottom of my heart for giving us this experience - 5 stars is not enough i want to give you 100!!!!"

Joanna Walker


October 2017

"The whole trip was fantastic from start to finish, with many great memories along the way. Ulusaba was Ulusaba - first class service from the moment you get up to the time you go to bed. It could not be faulted. The game sightings that we had on safari were the best I have ever experienced - it is hard to beat seeing a pride of 17 lions sunbathing after a feast of buffalo! 

Mauritius was everything that we wanted it to be - relaxing and great weather. The flights and transfers/airport assistance were all excellent too, with people being where we expected them to be at the right times.

So, a huge thank you again to you for putting it all together and ensuring that we were able to travel stress free, knowing that everything was taken care of.

Best wishes,

Tom Scott"


August 2017

"Our honeymoon to Hawaii was fantastic! Everything was organised brilliantly, all of the travel, hotels and excursions were perfect. It truly was a tailor made honeymoon for us. The level of service we received was 5*. 
Thank you for organising a trip of a lifetime for us!!!!! 
Mr and Mrs Guglielmucci"


April 2017

"Hi Grant,

I just wanted to email to say an enormous thank you for organising our trip so superbly. There are not enough adjectives in the dictionary to adequately describe what a wonderful time we had.

Every single thing you organised, hotels, transfers, activities were just fantastic and ran without any problems.

We just loved the whole experience and fell in love with the country. (everything bar the bungee jump which I hated, but the kids loved !!!) Thanks so much once again, I will definitely be recommending you to all our friends.

Warmest wishes"

Hextall Family



January 2017

"Dear Grant and Glyn

Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful holiday for us.  We had an amazing time in Cape Town and saw all we wanted to and visited some memorable restaurants.  The apartment in Camps Bay worked out really well as did the car hire.

The three nights in Shamwari exceeded all expectations - it was incredible.  Our rooms in Long Lee Manor were like suites, the food and service second to none and the game drives were just mind blowing.

Thank you both again - we really appreciated all your help.   We will be back - Rorke's Drift is on the list!!"

Gill McCafferty  



November 2016

" I am delighted to tell you that our Australian holiday went perfectly. All flights, cars and hotels were there as planned. The Outback Spirit Kimberley Adventure was excellent – even if, at one overnight stop,  we had to share the loo with a green frog!. I would, without hesitation, recommend Outback  Spirit. With only 20 in the party, all of a similar age and background, we were all able to bond which made the whole experience so much more enjoyable.

In short we had a fantastic holiday - Thank you for organising the holiday for us."

Brian Beanland



October 2016

"Overall, it was the most relaxing holiday that we have ever had and we loved it.

Tekoma. Wow – just lovely. Fabulous room and I want the bathroom in my house! The Hotel was always so quiet and peaceful and the food was excellent. They have a really good chef. We will definitely be returning to Rodrigues.

We had a wonderful time and thank you so much for arranging everything.

Thank you again."

Vanessa Braganca



September 2016

"Emirates Business Class flights were great and would definitely use them again.

Botswana - Matusha lovely. We had a really good time. Guiding very good –Would definitely recommend it. 

Lebala and Lagoon. Marvellous. Would go back tomorrow and we wish we could.
We saw great game on this holiday across the board particularly at the Kwara camps. I think it was the best I have been on from that point of view. We had a really brilliant holiday, and the phrase "good old Glynis" was heard more than once."

C - Manchester



June 2016

"The wedding was amazing and the honeymoon too!

We were very impressed with Bongani and got to see the Big 5 plus lots of other wildlife. The lodge was great and the people were brilliant! Mozambique was also terrific. The journey to the lodge was fascinating and the Machangulo lodge was lovely. I have not downloaded my photo’s yet but will send you some once I have sorted them out.

Thanks again for all your help."

Ashley Bowling

Director, International Payments, EMEA

American Express



April 2016

"We had a truly wonderful and hugely memorable trip and one that will stay in our hearts and memories for many years to come.  It was very special for Jonty to take Ani to a place which holds his own memories and for them both to make new ones together.  It meant a lot to us that we were able to give them, with your help, such an amazing trip.

Thank you to you and Glyn for putting together our holiday and we look forward to the next!

Briony Scott



March 2016

"Just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time in South Africa, and the safari was just out of this world - such an incredible experience.  Thank you for all the recommendations we loved our time in cape town getting to re-know Camps bay and Franschoek and Mont Rochelle were superb. We could have stayed there a lot longer - the views, the hospitality, not to mention the wine were fantastic.  As for Simbabili, it's so hard to describe what a perfect place this was.  We loved the game drives and couldn't believe how many animals we saw and just how close we got to them.  Thanks also for making the experience so special, by letting the various venues know it was our honeymoon, it was a great surprise but truly lovely to be spoilt all the way along!"

Jane Seabridge



January 2016

"Tailor Made Holidays should rename themselves – THE BEST HOLIDAY PLANNERS ever!  I am in the lucky position to travel a lot and for the past 25 years have been to many luxurious destinations.  Tailor Made Holidays however, really listened and owned the whole trip to SA that I took from start to finish.  It was wonderful to have the support, despite having visited SA several times and having an outline of what I desired, I still was hesitant on where/what to spend safari wise.  All our questions, concerns, and special requirements were taken care of (e.g. private transfers, proximity to the beach, emergency contacts on the road, )....every single little thing we had thought of, but even more.  Special notes and touches that were really personal....welcome letters , welcome cocktails....from the planning to the final execution, I could not have been happier, it was and is the trip of a lifetime, due to Tailor Made Holidays listening and acting on exactly what we wanted.  Their knowledge is second to none, i’ve been recommending and talking about it to all my family and friends.  I cant speak highly enough, and am already working on our next trip to NZ with Tailor Made Holidays!  there’s no-one else for me!"

Lisa McKenzie
Global Client Director
American Express Global Business Travel



December 2015

"We had the most fabulous holiday to Australia and New Zealand - Grant and Glynis, thank you ever so much for putting together our amazing itinerary it completely exceed our expectations."

Ian and Sally Booth



July 2015

"Best holiday we've had yet. Everything went smoothly, and the safari part was ridiculously good. I would recommend Grant, and will certainly use their services next time."

Mr & Mrs Rounce



June 2015

"A simple 'thank you' to Tailor Made Holidays just doesn't seem enough! Our family trip to Thailand to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary was the most amazing trip yet, and after relying on Tailor Made to arrange our special holidays for the last 10 years, I knew it would be extraordinary. Bangkok never ceases to enchant and the location, rooms and services of the Peninsula Hotel were the icing on the cake. However, the high point of the trip was definitely the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort - oh how I wish we had been able to have few more days there! Tailor Made arranged everything for us in advance, not just getting us to our Thai destinations in style, but all our trips and activities too. The personally guided tours around Bangkok and its temples were fascinating, but the opportunity to be a Mahout for the day and ride the elephants into the Mekong river will remain with me and the rest of family forever! When our next trip comes around, I'll once again be contacting Grant and Glyn as the simple truth is, I wouldn't trust it to anyone else."

Bucks Family



February 2015

We had a wonderful holiday – next time we will stay longer!

We loved all the accommodation that you arranged in the Kruger especially the bushveld camps. We loved Rissington and had a long chat with the owner, who sends his regards. The “loft apartment” at the Crystal was also great, with a view to die for – not literally of course! We sat for hours just watching the waves come in.  

Once again thank you so much for arranging our holiday.

Best wishes,



January 2015

“I have now waded my way through the holiday washing and ironing!

So now I have the time to tell you how successful our holiday was! We had a marvellous time right from the start!

The hotel was amazing and the staff could not do enough for us and we got to know them really well- We were blessed with the weather... We had the most relaxing time ever and met some lovely people. Quad biking in the mountains was brilliant fun.

Thank for everything.”

Sue & Robert


December 2014

Oh my word, where to start. I know we had planned everything to the very last detail and thought it would be amazing but EVERTHING was beyond our expectations and absolutely perfect. To start with the safari and Leopard Hills - This was everything we could have asked for and more. The location was beautiful, the accommodation and food was 5* luxury and the staff, and our game driver/guide were fantastic.  The animals we saw were unbelievable, baby leopards, twin baby elephant's, the big 5 and more. We cannot recommend it highly enough. 


The Maldives - again absolutely stunning. We were treated like royalty and we loved the accommodation and the island. The snorkeling was lovely and we did a fantastic dive on the house reef. Again we can't fault any of it and would return tomorrow!

Glynis.... We have had the most amazing honeymoon and thank you so much for helping us organise it all. There were little touches both in South Africa and the maldives as honeymoon treats which completely made our holiday. 


We will definitely be in touch in the future and really appreciate all your help and nd hard work. 

Thank you again.

Jenny & Will


"Glynis, Just to let you know that we are back from an amazing trip in South Africa – and wanted to say thank you so much! The accommodation that you organised for us was just perfect, with the ultimate highlight being Phinda Rock Lodge – WOW! It was really good to stay in different types of accommodation and in every case that hotels/ lodges were ideally located, lovely décor and good service. Thank you again, we will definitely be recommending you to any friends/ family that are thinking of heading to SA." - All the best, Siobhán and Daniel


"The holiday was a great success and all the arrangements went smoothly. The Table Bay was excellant and the car hire was at the hotel on time.The Rusthof in Franschhoek was very good,Augusta de Mist in Swellendam we thought was better than the last time we were there six years ago. The Hideaway on are return journey was unbeliveable. When we got to Goose Valley it was all we expected and required,we were well rested and wined out! Again many thanks for putting together a wonderful package and hope it wont be long before we can use your services again." -

Ken & Loraine Collins


"Hi Glynis, have now settled down back in the UK after a fabulous holiday in South Africa. for me, it was probably the best holiday we have had in that country. Everything was great, Glen Avon was a delight with very helpful staff serving super food. Phinda was marvellous and we saw several animals that we had not seen before. The Oyster Box near Durban was a joy, in the end we were at a standstill food wise!! As you can see we had a ball and are still going through well over the 500 photos we took between us. Thanks for organising such a good holiday." - Suzanne Mckenzie


"We had a wonderful time thank you. We had absolutely no problems at all. Not even a little one!!! Can you believe it??? All credit of course to all the wonderful tour operators and Tailor Made Holidays who have made the whole experience smooth, safe, re-assuring and an unforgettably fantastic dream. I asked Lisa to marry me on a mountain in Pushkar overlooking the holy lake. It really was a life changing and romantic experience that we shall never forget and forever dream about. We thank you very much for all your help, hard work and professionalism which hugely contributed to our safe and well informed travels." - Chris Law


"Dear Glynis: Thank you very much for our wonderful well organised holiday. Everything went like clockwork as usual. I can see why Roggeland is your favourite place, the food, wine and hospitality was first class. Our safari at Simbambili was as usual excellent. Erinvale was nice and relaxing and good base to visit Hermanus etc. Steenberg is definitely our favourite place - hotel and golf and it is an excellent base for driving to the Cape of Good Hope etc. Thank you again for organising our holiday." - Margaret and Neil, Aberdeenshire


"This is a note to say a huge Thankyou for organising our wonderful trip to South Africa. All the travel worked in perfectly and we had the experience of a lifetime. It was just the best thing I've ever done. The Rangers at both reserves were amazing, but particularly, Sabi Sands. Greg was outstanding and we had such a good time. Met some fantastic people along the way and still cannot believe, when we look at the photos, just how close we got to the animals. We feel very privileged indeed to have been able to experience it all. We just wish we had had longer to spend exporing some more of this beautiful country. We will, without doubt, be going back. We appreciate all your efforts and time in making sure we had the right mix in such a short period of time." - Alison and Alan Russell


"Just wanted to send you a quick email to say how much Sarah and I enjoyed our honeymoon in South Africa & Seychelles, you organised it wonderfully and all the hotels you chose were fantastic! We loved Cape Town, the Garden Route and the relaxation of the Seychelles, but most of all we loved the safari!! So once again thanks very much for making our honeymoon the best holiday EVER!" - Courtenay & Sarah


"...had to just had to tell you that it was completely unbelievably wonderful! Every detail, every experience, every extra pound added to the waist line was all worth it! The children's eyes have grown a centimetre each they have seen such amazing sights. Just as we did before, we can live off these memories for the next 10 years! (Although of course we won't want to wait that long). We couldn't have done it without you.... and we are missing South Africa and its people already." - Lisa


"I would just like to say a big thank you for organising the best holiday of my life." - Shirley


"Congratulations on reaching 10 years, it has been an absolute pleasure going on my travels via Tailor Made Holidays, which for good record has been every year for 8 years and I am going for 9 out of 9 this year too." - Anon


"Its been a while since we got in touch, we had the most fabulous holiday ever to Africa, and your choice of accommodation was Fab." - Andy Thorne


"Thank you very, very much for organising such an enjoyable holiday. I have already recommended Tailor Made to one interested person & shall continue so to do over the coming months!" - Sue Gould (after a safari/holiday to South Africa)


"Just wanted to drop you a mail now were are back at work to say thanks so much for booking us such a fantastic holiday. It was truly amazing and just kept exceeding our expectations. What a fab country - we will have to go back! Highlights were swimming at the top of Vic Falls from Livingstone Island and safari at Simbambili, cried when we left there (they were so nice and we could have done at least another week there!!!) We also fully explored in and around Cape Town and saw the whales in Hermanus! Anyway we are back on the treadmill now but with plenty of superb memories. Once again thanks for all you help, when we want to go back will be sure to be in touch!" - Sam Perkins


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