NEWS

Travel Sommelier Presentation - The Great Beaches of Africa

OCTOBER 2014

Travel Sommelier Presentation - The Great Beaches of Africa

We'd be delighted if you would join us to learn about the continent's hidden beach gems from Mozambique to South Afriica and Namibia ... including Madagascar. Appetisers and cult South African wines. ...

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Feel part of the very fabric of Africa

SEPTEMBER 2014

Feel part of the very fabric of Africa

There is a quote I often return to, courtesy of Nelson Mandela 'What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead'. This is ...

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IN THE NEWS

Travel Sommelier Presentation

06 SEPTEMBER 2014

Mark your Calendars: Travel Sommelier Presentation

Join Travel Sommelier, David Evans of Mashatu and Alister Glen of DGB Winery to get the insider's track on where to go and what to do in one of the most in vogue areas of the globe. We highlight the best new boutique hotels, Safari and Wine ...

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Travel Sommelier featured in The Wall Street Journal

APRIL 2014

Travel Sommelier featured in The Wall Street Journal

A Tracking and Tagging Safari in South Africa. In South Africa, there's a new kind of safari where you join veterinarians in immobilizing big game and tagging rhinos, lions, leopards and elephants for research or conservation management.

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Arthur and Pauline Frommer

MARCH 2014

Darren interviewed by Arthur and Pauline Frommer

"We are so lucky today because we have in the studio Darren Humphreys who is the founder of Travel Sommelier which you've probably guessed from the name a company that takes people on wine adventures around the world ... "

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WHAT TO DO

Signature Trips (view all)

Body and Soul in Southern Africa

SIGNATURE TRIPS | SOUTHERN AFRICA

Body and Soul in Southern Africa
November 2015 | 7 nights / 8 days

Once the Fall routine has been established and before the craziness of the holiday season starts, November offers a sweet spot for 8 day get away to nourish your body and ...

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Special Offers (view all)

Special Offer - Six Countries Summer Special

SPECIAL OFFERS | BOTSWANA, MALAWI, NAMIBIA, SA, ZAMBIA, ZIM.

Six Countries Summer Special

28 luxury camps, Cape Town touring and a diverse range of experiences in six spectacular African countries to mix and match – at unbeatable prices! Highly discounted rates at many of our top camps coupled with well-priced flying and road ...

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Beach (view all)

Barefoot Bush & Beach Luxury: South Africa & Mozambique

BEACH & SAFARI | SOUTH AFRICA & mozambique, africa

Barefoot Bush & Beach Luxury: South Africa & Mozambique

Mozambique is the new darling of Southern Africa. Beach scenes and oceanic wildlife are almost without compare and we have compiled an itinerary which highlights the best of the country AND tags on some Safari time in South Africa as well ...

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Cultural Trips (view all)

Nelson Mandela: Touch the Arc

CULTURAL TRIPS | SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICA

Nelson Mandela: Touch the 'Arc'

I felt that Barack Obama delivered the most incisive and emotive words among the many tributes when he said: 'Mandela took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice'. There are authentic ways to ...

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Cycling Adventures (view all)

Gastro Safari in South Africa

Cycling Adventures | SOUTH AFRICA, Africa

Cape Cult Wines

We have arranged a series of signature cycling trips to one of the most storied wine regions in the world: The Cape Winelands in South Africa. The region lends itself to unparalleled cycling opportunites and the Cape Cult Wines ...

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Gastro Travel (view all)

Luxury Africa Safari Travel and Exclusive Wine Vacations

GASTRO TRAVEL | SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICA

Gastro Safari in South Africa

South Africa is currently the best kept secret on the world food tourism circuit. Renowned for providing some of the the most consistent and spectacular wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent, the country’s reputation as a gastro ...

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Honeymoon (view all)

Luxury Africa Safari Travel and Exclusive Wine Vacations

HONEYMOON | SOUTH AFRICA, AFRICA

Honeymoon Heaven in South Africa

The lure of being on Safari one moment and dipping your toes in the pristine waters of an island paradise the next is simply too good to pass up AND ... the bride stays at a discounted rate! We have leveraged our best relationships in the region ...

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Long Weekends (view all)

Oregon For Oenophiles

LONG WEEKENDS | OREGON, USA

Oregon For Oenophiles

Oregon is a pioneering state in the farm to fork movement - few things are taken as seriously as food in these picturesque surroundings, except wine that is.  The epicenter of winemaking is Yamhill county in the Willamette Valley, some ...

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Safaris (view all)

Rhinoceros Voluntourism in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

SAFARIS | ZIMBABWE, AFRICA

Rhinoceros Voluntourism in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa - 9 nights / 10 days

A wholly endearing aspect of conducting business with the clients we have in North America is their frequent and unsolicited interest in giving of their time and resources when on vacation to destinations in Southern Africa. There are a multitude of options to satisfy this ...

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Wine Cruises (view all)

Luxury Africa Safari Travel and Exclusive Wine Vacations

WINE CRUISES | FRANCE, EUROPE

Wine Cruises Through Europe

Cruise through some of Europe’s premier wine regions on your deluxe river cruise vessel and enjoy unmatched opportunities to visit local vintners and sample wonderful wines. Along France’s Rhone River, indulge in the world-renowned ...

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Scheduled Trips

November 2015 - Body and Soul in Southern Africa

New Itineraries

- Rhinoceros Voluntourism in South Africa
- Barefoot Bush and Beach Luxury
- Perfect Portugal & Mozambique

Client Feedback

September 2014
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my recent South African experience. Travel Sommelier attended to every detail, both in the planning, the execution, and the follow-up. What I considered to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip, I now consider as my first trip to this beautiful country.
~ Tracey Shapiro

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Travel Journal

Mala Mala – First Among Equals!

It is with great excitement that one approaches the airstrip at Mala Mala – even on approach one can easily glimpse elephant, giraffe or even the airstrip male leopard (on […]

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Cape Town’s Outdoor Adventures

Cape Town is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, home to diverse cultures, an eclectic mix of world-class restaurants and, for 2014, the honor of being World Design Capital. Let’s not […]

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Firmdale Hotels’ Ham Yard opened its doors on June 1st!

One of our favorite hotel groups, the fabulously gorgeous Firmdale Hotels’ group, opened its latest project on June 1st. It’s previous properties, including the Soho Hotel and Covent Garden Hotel, […]

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