Timeless African Safaris was inspired my own unbounded love of travel and Africa. Over the past fifteen years, I have gathered an incredible team of travel specialists who all share my dedication and passion. In showcasing the natural wealth and incredible beauty of Southern and East Africa, we pride ourselves on tailoring bespoke luxury experiences. We treat each guest or group as unique, creating highly specialised, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This is your African Story and our team is committed to giving you the expertise, knowledge and commitment to make it perfect in every way.

Marco van Embden, Chairman
YPO Gold Cape Town

Guest Feedback

  • Hello Kaylin, Thank you so very much for meeting us in Cape Town last week and for helping us to plan the trip of a lifetime. I’d like to thank you personally for being part of this. What I need to point out in specific detail is as follows: Kaylin Ryan - the best and most patient travel consultant I’ve ever used. Timeless travel pack - fantastic! Great attention to detail and so informative. Guides - the amazing Ricci & Eksom... we will never forget you guys. Thank you so much. Choice - thank you Kaylin for giving such a wide range of choice and help in choosing Kirkman's Kamp as our safari base. It was both reasonable and amazing. Logistics - Skukuza is an amazing little airport and Kirkman's Kamp is a 15-minute transfer, where one is met by very lovely staff. Everything about ease of travel was 100%. Thank you Kaylin!

    Brian B
  • Thanks for the great tour of Cape Town! Gonna miss those lullabies by Zakki.

  • Hello Kim, It's hard to believe we have been back home now for two weeks! Africa was spectacular, thanks to your excellent planning. Every place we went was fantastic, with gorgeous accommodations, and outstanding service. The managers at each place went out of their way to welcome us, and to explain all the options available. The service was perfect, everywhere, and the food was delicious, especially the special Zambian meal that Aggie arranged for us at the Royal Chundu our last night there. It was a perfect trip! We are busy going over our photos and relishing the telling of our travels to our family and especially our 14 grandchildren. Once again, a million thanks to you and your organization. Best wishes, Madelynn

    Madelynn K
  • Hi Kim Overall, the trip was fantastic. It's interesting, though, how expectations are totally different than the reality. Prior to the trip I hadn't given much thought to Ellerman House, but as it turned out, I fell in love with the place. I could easily live the rest of my life there. I cannot tell you how much Shelley enhanced our stay, both in Cape Town and in the wine country. Being with her very quickly became like being with a friend (we continue to keep in touch). Her walking foodie tour of old Cape Town was right up our alley and, even though it was the same day, her suggestion of "having a snack" at Willoughby's at about 4 in the afternoon turned out to be my favorite meal of the entire trip. I day dream about that every day. Although, admittedly, the lunch at Delaire Graff was on another level entirely! For us, the wine country was a complete knock-out. The Cheetah Outreach was another amazing highlight we loved and again, Shelley made the two days out touring in the Franschhoek area. Best regards, Eric Eric Lustbader

    Eric USA
  • Belinda We are now on our flight back home. We had a wonderful time in your beautiful country. Everything went smoothly, all the hotels were great and also the tours. Our guides were wonderful, and Zakkie made a difference. Thank you very much once more, and hope to get back to you soon for other plans. All the best Maria --- Dear Marco We are back home after a wonderful trip in your beautiful country!! I would like to thank you for putting us in the hands of your outstanding staff of Timeless Africa Safaris. It was great to work with Belinda and also Zakkie, our incredible guide. We will be planning to go back to South Africa and we hope to meet sometime soon. All the best for you and your family Regards Maria

    Maria USA
  • It was the perfect journey and I thank you for all of your assistance - your team was amazing. I have recommended TAS to others already. We look forward to the next. Best, Jeff

  • Hi Belinda, I wanted to reach out and say a massive thank you to you and others who contributed to make our very special family trip possible (& of course extremely memorable) for everyone. What an incredible experience we had over the past few weeks and how special to do it all together as an extended family. It is really difficult to verbalize to others just how special it was. Specifically speaking, your attention to detail, coordination and planning was first class. In particular, the transport pickups and briefing to each lodge/hotel was exceptional and contributed to make things run seamlessly whilst we were there. Not once did we have to re-confirm and/or query a pickup or booking. At each hotel, the staff were aware of individual requirements and tailored our menus & activities accordingly. Londolozi was certainly the highlight and set an extremely high standard to begin the trip with. It was exceptional in every single aspect. I couldn’t recommend this lodge highly enough. Being a private game reserve is a distinct advantage in terms of the safari experience and the accommodation was spectacular. Meal times were a highlight here and the food was incredible. The last sundowner set up in the bush was an experience we will never forget. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero was also very, very good & I would recommend this to others. It was a good balance of safari after Londolozi. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Trevor and his staff in order to satisfy our needs. The food, service and overall guest experience was first class. It is certainly not an easy task to cater for 19 family members across such a broad span of ages and you did this to perfection. Once again thank you from all of us for your tireless work and attention. It was a trip that we will always remember. Regards, Ricky

    Ricky Australia
  • Dear Kim, We would like to thank you for all your efforts over the last couple of months. The accommodations were well chosen. The safari spot was excellent and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town smashing. Your country is really beautiful and the people sweet and willing. If we will keep in good health we will certainly be back. Once again thank you very much and looking forward to working with you again. Kind regards, Jaap and Tineke

    Jaap & Tineke The Netherlands
  • Kim, I am on the final leg of my trip home from South Africa and I can’t stop thinking about the amazing experiences we had. I want to thank you for all your hard work on pulling our itinerary together. I know I made it a bit more challenging since I arranged our two stays at Jaci’s and Grootbos, the shorter notice and working around the Christmas/New Year holiday. Everything went perfectly! It was truly a dream come true for me and I loved every single minute of our time in South Africa. The hotels, drivers, tours and flight were seamless and it was so nice to not worry about the details. Our last night at the Saxon was truly extraordinary. I’m not sure if you pulled some strings to get us such amazing rooms but it was an incredible way to spend our last night in South Africa. It was unforgettable! We have incredible memories that will last my parent, my kids and myself a lifetime. Thank you! With gratitude, Julie Carrigan --- Marco, Thank you for your note. We are members of YPO Chicago and we found your company through the YPO network. We are so grateful we found your company and had the opportunity to work with Kim Evans. She did an amazing job! She took the time to get to know our family’s interests, needs and preferences for travel and really catered a phenomenal itinerary to meet our needs. We had the most amazing experience & created lifelong memories for 3 generations of our family. With gratitude, Julie Carrigan --- Marco, I totally agree. You guys were great, and we would totally recommend your company to any other YPO’ers who travel to South Africa, as well as family and friends. All the connections were smooth, and Kim was available throughout our two weeks whenever we needed her (which was only twice, and she solved the issue quickly both times). Plus, I think you guys must have gotten us a special upgrade when we were in Joburg, because our stay at the Saxon was one of the most amazing rooms we have every had! Truly a YPO experience. We had been dreaming of this trip for roughly 10 years, and despite those lofty expectations, I’m happy to say that your company and the country itself totally lived up to them. Thanks again, Rich

    Julie & Rich YPO CHICAGO
  • We just boarded our flight to Cape Town and had the most amazing safari. I want to thank you all very much for your patience and help in making this a very special trip for Daphna and me. Thanks again!!! Adam

    Adam & Daphna
  • Dear Louise! We are already back in Dubai and we just wanted to thank you for all your help during this trip. Everything worked perfectly well and our guide Zacky was the best ever! He gave us lots o9f interesting explanations and everyone in our family is in love with your wonderful country! Zambia was also a blast, the lodge was amazing. Best regards, Pilar and Esteban

    Pilar and Esteban Dubai
  • Dear Louise, Thank you and the rest of the team for making my birthday so happy and joyful. Thanks for the most beautiful present you left for me at the hotel. On behalf of all the family, I want to thank you for the most friendly and generous trip. Hope to work with you again and will definitely recommend you to all of our friends. Best regards, Hava Shaul

    Hava Shaul
  • This is just a note to thank you for the unbelievable experience we had in Namibia! Eddie, the driver, was perfect and patient and drove us really beautifully and safely. We had a good clean car that worked perfectly. The Wolwedans Private Camp was out of this world and Ongava was magical! We will recommend and direct to Timeless Africa Safaris all our friends who visit us!

    Artem and Sayora Grigorian Mexico
  • "This is a very delayed email to say that everything on the trip was beyond incredible. We so appreciate everything you did to help us have our dream honeymoon, answer our questions for the months leading up to it, and making it a reality. It wouldn't have been possible without you."

    Sarah Kaplan
  • "Thank you so much for arranging the perfect holiday for us. We had an amazing time and enjoyed everything about our visit. The accommodation in Cape Town, Shamwari Game Reserve and Durban was fantastic with great food and locations. Our drivers were all good - safe and courteous. Dominic as our guide around Cape Town was a really good choice. He had some really good knowledge and interesting information, he was always friendly and flexible with our itinerary. He took us to some nice wineries which were hidden gems. Thank you for arranging the bag of goodies upon our arrival, I used everything including the driving goggles for the safari. The packing list was helpful and the itinerary booklet was beautiful. Thanks for all the pre-flight information and your attention to detail. We will make sure to tell our friends about you when they travel as we had the perfect 7-day trip to South Africa. Kind Regards Pauline Duncan"

    Pauline Duncan
  • Really, this is one of the (if not the) most luxurious place I have ever stayed. I want to come annually but they told me they are solidly booked in 2018 and most of 2019! They have it down - everything from the rooms to the service and game drives! Yes — coming annually to Africa!

    Dr Waichi Wong
  • Good morning! I just wanted to thank you for everything Belinda... your patience with us, advice, assistance... I can’t thank you enough. You have been wonderful with my family and I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate it.

    Soha Al-Awadhi
  • Dear Belinda, Thank you for arranging one of the best trips that I have ever taken (and I have taken a lot). Everything was better than I expected. The staff that took care of us were very friendly and informative. We felt safe the entire time. The welcome packet we received on our first day was very useful. On the safari, we were lucky to see four of the Big Five! We must come again for the cheetah 😃 The accommodations were top notch. The food everywhere was amazing. The chef, especially at Madikwe, was fantastic. We felt like VIPs during the entire week. Thank you again for all of your arrangements and for all the communications before the trip began. Best regards, Azza

    Azza Al-Farouki
  • "We had an unbelievably special time, from the care and attention of our incredible attendant at Singita, to the city experiences in Joburg and Cape Town. We loved the flexibility given to us by you, and also by our guides and drivers as we were able to really tailor-make our trip, but also utilize your recommendations. The level of sophistication and knowledge present in both cities and in all people in those roles were utterly surprising and very much welcomed."

    Alia Al-Senussi UK
  • "Many thanks Kim, your support elevated our retreat to a whole new level!" Raoul stayed at Royal Chundu in Zambia, a luxurious lodge perched on the water’s edge on a secluded stretch of the mighty Zambezi River, and just upstream from Victoria Falls.

    Raoul Miller South Africa
  • "Dear Kay Thank you so so much for all your assistance with arranging our recent conference. The conference went so well and we thank you for the role that you played in ensuring that our complicated accommodation requirements went smoothly – which they certainly did! We also had great feedback from the Sunday tour. I also got a photo from Safari – they seem to be having a ball. Grateful thanks. Regards Wendy Kahn"

    Wendy Kahn South Africa
  • “Dearest Belinda, It has been magical – in no uncertain terms. Thank you so much for creating the perfect ‘timeless’ trip for us. We have loved working with you - look forward to telling everyone in print and word about all of this. Thank you, Alia & Abdullah”

    Abdullah AlTurki UK
  • "Hi Belinda It was lovely to finally personally meet you in Cape Town, although briefly. Whilst Sandibe’s service and facilities were superior, Khwai, being on the river, was a magnificent backdrop and scenery whilst relaxing at the lodge. Watching the elephants and the hippos from all areas of the lodge, including our rooms, was very special. The game was more prolific at Khwai. All in all a sublime experience. Thank you for all your assistance in making our trip memorable and an experience never to be forgotten. Regards Denise & Mick PS We loved the wine gums and the packs you provided were a very thoughtful touch."

    Denise & Mick Australia
  • "Hi Belinda, We agree completely with Margo’s very thoughtful feedback. The accommodation, food and hospitality at Andbeyond Sandibe are superb with good game/rangers (driver and spotter). It was wonderful to introduce our friends to Cape Town which is a stunning city of contrasts (mountains/oceans; urban/rural; first world/third world; etc). Delaire Graff was a highlight, the Zeitz MOCAA a wonderful surprise and Robben Island and the Township tours very insightful. Overall, our two weeks in Botswana and Cape Town with good friends was very special, enjoyable and thought-provoking time which we will remember for a long time to come. Thanks to you and Marco for all your help and advice which is very much appreciated. Kind regards, Raymond and Janine"

    Raymond & Janine Australia
  • Hi Belinda and team The trip was absolutely amazing! I'll start with Botswana: the guiding at Sandibe was fantastic. They took their job very seriously and did a great job accessing the wildlife. It's really something to witness how the first creature in the wild captures one fully, then the next day meeting some elephants or giraffes on one's path becomes part of everyday life in the outdoors. We all adapted quickly. The lodge at Sandibe, the accommodation, food and service was unbelievable and each meal was presented with such care and finesse. Every time we returned to the lodge we were greeted with drinks and interested staff. Our food waiter looked after us for every meal and he was fantastic. A smiling face and he couldn't do enough for us. We loved the scenery there, the termite mounds were fascinating, the sunsets and the palm trees were very unexpected. The first afternoon our guide found a leopard perched on a tree branch, to shelter from the afternoon heat, and so well camouflaged we needed the experience of Jonas and Trust to find her, what an introduction to Botswana. We saw 4 of the big 5, there were no rhinoceros but we are very content with Sandibe and would highly recommend the lodge. We loved Cape Town - it was both fascinating and confronting to experience Robben Island, a township , a drive to Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain and to Stellenbosh. The lunch at the Delaire Graff estate was for us the most memorable meal and we couldn't believe how beautiful the vineyards are there. There are no words to describe the natural beauty and ruggedness of Cape Town, nestled between the mountains and water, every turn reveals new wonders, whether another sandy beach, another mountain range or the harbour and the ocean. Best wishes Margo Lowy

    Margo & David Australia
  • "Dear Louise and Marco, At the end of our ten days’ trip to South Africa we would like to thank you for the great plan you have put together for us, great accommodations, restaurants, sightseeing and service by your company (especially Louise) and the service providers you have hired for us. We are looking forward to seeing you again on our next trip to Africa. Best Regards Aaron Mankovski"

    Aaron Mankovski Israel
  • "Dear Kim, Our journey to South Africa was marvelous, much better than what we could dream of. Our private tour guides were all highly professional and fun to be with. The week with Allie was extraordinary and special. We learned so much from him and he took care of us like we were his family. The trip plan was perfect!!! We enjoyed every hotel, including the Marine in Hermanus that is more than 4 Stars hotel as you mentioned, and restaurants especially NOBU. The safari experience was astonishing and for our family a once in a lifetime experience. We are so thankful for the Ecca Lodge team that took care of Nitzan's gluten-free diet and Ayelet's vegetarian food. We thank you for the time and effort you made planning our trip. Thanks Ayelet & Shachar"

    Zilbershtein Family Israel
  • "Kay, Just wanted to share a few pictures and thank you and TAS for our fantastic tour of Africa. It was hard to pick out pictures from the thousands we took, but here are a few. We appreciate the effort you put in to make this holiday - a life-changing memory for us all." - Rob, Shannon and Sean Kemp

    Kemp Family
  • "There are truly no words to describe our time at Mala Mala. If I had to choose one, it would be "magical". It was complete perfection from start to finish and absolutely everything we were looking for. Our ranger, Ollie, was the greatest - so knowledgeable and a complete joy to spend time with. The entire staff was lovely beyond words. The camp was extraordinary in its quiet natural beauty and raw surroundings. I really can’t put into words how incredible this experience was for our family. We saw the Big 5 daily, and did it in a relaxed, exciting, glam (hot water bottles and blankets for morning drives!) and patient setting. I cried when our time there was over and am already constantly thinking about how quickly we could get back for another adventure. Mala Mala was definitely the high point of this trip. I would tell anyone to go there anytime for the experience of a lifetime."

    Schwartz Family
  • "I am finally finding myself with a minute to give you a proper follow-up for our amazing journey! I truly cannot say enough about the ease of our trip in terms of logistics. Everything was perfectly arranged and orchestrated on your end... flights, guides, airport and hotel transfers, etc. From start to finish, you really helped with every step of planning of this dream adventure. I would recommend Timeless Africa Safaris and you Belinda to anyone looking for a fabulous experience. Thank you so much for all of the hard work. I hope you will be there in a year or so when we make plans to return."

    Carrie Schwartz