travel and experiences

Blue Velvet Travel provides unique wildlife experiences and conservation-conscious travel itineraries in Southern Africa for travellers looking for outstanding safari holidays.  Known as one of the most diverse and enchanting areas in the world. 

A combination of exotic landscapes, people, history and culture we offer you a unique and inspiring experience.

Whether it’s for a short-stay weekend getaway, special occasion vacation or a conservation safari with a purpose, we welcome you to the world of endless horizons, brazen sunsets, star-studded night skies and the magic of Africa. 

By travelling with us, you are automatically making a difference to on-the-ground initiatives focused on protecting and conserving the wildlife and habitats of the areas you visit.

We take you behind the scenes to see how wildlife protection really works so you can understand the bigger picture of conservation.  Spend a weekend with rhino under the full moon, or perhaps you’d prefer the adrenaline of an Elephant collaring or track wild cheetah. Whichever your preference, we help you create lifelong memories that will leave you longing to return.

Tailored packages are designed to your specific interests and requirements, or try one of our regular weekend conservation experiences that take place throughout the year, interspersed with special conservation initiatives

Accommodation styles span Luxury Lodges, Exclusive Use & Tented Camps, as well as Game Farm Stays.   

Ideal for 1 to 12 travellers. 

We give you access to the best-hidden gems and bespoke experiences.


Conservation Weekend Getaways

Special Conservation Initiatives eg. Horn Trimming, Collaring, Captures & Releases

Photographic Safaris

Birding Safaris

Special Occasion & Honeymoon Safaris

Family Safaris


The Blue Velvet team have a personal passion for Africa’s wildlife.  We share our passion by offering several authentic conservation experiences where guests can make a real difference with either mainstream programmes or private game reserves we support.


It’s so refreshing and inspiring to deal with people who are willing to go the extra mile to create a truly unique and memorable customer experience. Where Gill & Courtney are involved I can rest easy, knowing that the event will be a resounding success! Fantastic rhino rescue experience –  it was a superb day out, more of an adventure really. As always a pleasure attending Gill’s events, thoroughly enjoyable and well planned. Cant wait for the next one! 

Ivan Smuts

Veloce Supercar Society

It was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Ranger to butler to chef, everybody, were just great. I rated them 10 out 10.

Attie Strauss

We at Rhino Connect were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful and creative work that Blue Velvet Events came up with for our Milk Fund Fundraiser – from cute little milk bottles, a rhino donation box, to great food and entertainment, thank you to a great team!

Tersia Jooste

Rhino Connect

My wife & I were spoilt to a luxurious weekend away at this most amazing lodge. Everything was superbly arranged and executed from our booking to venue to food and activities. What a great relaxing weekend – I highly recommend both the lodge and Blue Velvet’s’ ease of service.

Chad Pope

Thanks so much to the Blue Velvet team for arranging our incredible ‘Just Because’ getaway at Tinswalo@Waterfall. We were treated like royalty from the moment we were picked up and nothing was too much trouble for the attentive staff. Our room was sumptuous and dinner in the wine cellar was an absolute treat. We were bowled over by the flowers and bubbly waiting in our room after dinner – the room was literally carpeted with rose petals! True romance! We’ll definitely be in touch again for future events.

Briggitte & Mike Billings

A surprise few days away to celebrate our 20th Wedding anniversary. Everything was absolutely spot on, from the venues and accommodation to the transfers, all great! Only problem was it was not long enough! Highly recommended!

Dean Douglas


Gill placed us at Karkloof Safari Lodge a few kilometers outside Pietermaritzburg in the foothills of a superb mountain range, the landscape dotted with beautiful game and included private game drives, a waterfall experience and unlimited spa treatments in a superbly well managed lodge with private chalets and a VIP Concierge service. The hospitality and friendliness is inexplicable. Take note though …its intoxicating and you will return. Words cannot describe the lavish and unique experience in a paragraph but mostly thank you for a truly unforgettable stay. Looking forward to using you for my next break-away, ’cause you “get it”….

The Van Stadens



Contact Us

Gillian ~ +27 (0) 72 012 1221
Courtney ~ +27 (0) 71 340 9318

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