travel and experiences

Blue Velvet designs boutique signature travel experiences that are ideal for holidays and getaways with family and friends or rewarding top performers and clients with incentive trips. 

Southern Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting areas in the world.  A combination of exotic landscapes, people, history and culture offer you a unique and inspiring experience.

Unsure where to go? 

Having travelled extensively, we have local knowledge for a variety of experiences available. We recommend destinations based on your perfect African holiday requirements.

The rich diversity of the continent is waiting to share its treasures. 

Our curated Africa in Style travel adventures and destination celebrations are perfect for individuals and small groups who delight in comfort and style. 

Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, embark on the ultimate safari in the classic wilderness of Kruger National Park and float down Botswana’s Chobe River.  You can enjoy the sophistication of Cape Town after disembarking from an iconic train journey or explore the forests of South Africa’s Garden route.  Hop over the border immersing yourself in Namibia’s evocative ancient deserts.   

Your options are wide open.  Our bespoke itineraries and travel experiences help you explore the authentic richness that Southern Africa offers.

If you love being treated like royalty, are on the fabulous side of 50 and ticking Africa off your list, or perhaps a solo traveller, Blue Velvet Travel tailor makes trips without sacrificing safety and security.  We ensure that everything is taken care of, with the option of a travel coordinator travelling with you.

Blue Velvet Trips are ideal for 1 to 12 travellers.  Boutique travel gives you access to the best hidden gems and bespoke experiences.


African Road Trip
African Safari
Arts & Culture
Champagne & Chandeliers
Classic Cape Town
Deserts and Dunes
Event & Sports Travel
Mandela’s Footsteps
Medical Travel
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Sand, Safari & Sea
Ultimate African Gourmet
Whale Watching
Wild about Whiskey


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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