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Lekker Boutique Travel was born out of a passion for travel and unique experiences. ‘Lekker’ is South African slang for ‘amazing’ or ‘awesome’. Our founder wanted to combine her South African roots with her love for travel, and a belief that everyone’s perfect trip is unique. So she came up with the name ‘Lekker Boutique Travel’.
Since the company’s inception in 2013, Lekker Boutique Travel has arranged unforgettable travel experiences around the world. We set up Lekker because we’re passionate about travel. We believe that travel changes and enriches lives. We believe that traveling in luxury should not be a restriction.
Whether for individuals, couples or groups, short trips or several weeks, we tailor-make an itinerary suited to you and your needs. We draw on our own personal experience of travelling in over 70 countries, and the strong personal relationships we have with local (socially responsible and sustainable) suppliers.
Lekker was founded on the back of a belief. Just as no two people are the same, no two trips should ever be the same. That’s why we focus on you, your likes and dislikes, your lifestyle, your passions, hobbies, and what you dream of doing.
All of the vouchers you sent us for the Iceland trip worked like a charm. We had a lovely holiday, enjoyed the different trips - and the snow- and indeed the whole experience. The Alda Hotel was lovely and all the staff there very friendly. Thanks again for organising it for us.
Wendy Australia Iceland December 8, 2016
This has been one of the best vacations we have ever had! Thank you.
Rachel UK South Africa December 8, 2016
We had an amazing holiday thanks so much for everything. First wanted to say how fabulous our guide Markus was. Such a lovely guy and he did so much to look after us on the trip. Thanks so much for all your help and organisation!
Jennifer UK Namibia December 8, 2016
Thank you Lekker Boutique Travel for booking our trip to Lake Como Italy. Everything from the hotels to the suggested sightseeing tours were amazing. Great attention to detail.
Debra USA Italy December 8, 2016
Our trip to Peru and Bolivia was amazing. Thanks for all the fantastic arrangements!
Elisa UK Peru and Bolivia December 8, 2016
I have been so impressed with the service provided by Lekker that I thought I would just send you an email to record the fact! Aimy has worked really hard to find out exactly what we want and has handled everything with great attention to detail. She has been friendly and helpful throughout the discussions, and now has almost finalised our plans.
We have never used Lekker before as we nearly always go on holiday with a competitor. However, Aimy has won us over, and we are really looking forward to everything she has organised for us!
Kathy UK Iceland December 8, 2016
A great big thank you to Lekker Boutique Travel for a truly amazing holiday in South Africa! All the details of the holiday were meticulously planned and handled by them, leaving me to sit back, relax and enjoy! I would totally recommend you to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.
Bineesha UK South Africa December 8, 2016
We spent 2 weeks in South Africa with Lekker Boutique Travel – It was a dream! Excellent organisation and bespoke travel destinations. Lekker managed all details down to the driver for all the pick-ups from the hotel and restaurants. Nothing to organise for me – complete relaxation! My favourite event was the open air concert with picnic in Cape Town’s botanical garden – awesome venue!
Axel UK South Africa December 8, 2016
I rate my trip a five start vacation. I believe that the five stars has to go to you Julia and your company, Lekker Boutique Travel, as well as your ground staff in South Africa. I would recommend you and your company to anybody who wants to go to South Africa. You guys are totally awesome. Thank you for giving me life long memories and now I want to go back to Africa to see other countries.
Jamie USA South Africa December 8, 2016
I had an absolutely wonderful time on the Namibian trip. It was really great, well organized and went without a hitch. Our driver/guide and cook was brilliant. I would highly recommend him. Our very diverse group (in both age, backgrounds & nationality) of 12 gelled well & were very good company. Namibia is definitely a great place to visit. I would highly recommend it for the wildlife, the scenery varying from national park, salt pans, sand dunes, coastal area and of course the people who were very friendly. Kodak moments, were many & the landscape added to the pics! Thanks again for organizing it all. I really enjoyed it.
Connie Ireland Namibia December 8, 2016
Chris and I wanted to thank you again for preparing a wonderful honeymoon for us! It was absolutely wonderful working with you and you made our vacation so special!
Filipa USA Bali December 8, 2016
We got back from our amazing Kenyan safari earlier today. It was once in a lifetime experience - all thanks to you and your team. Considering how last minute our plans were, the attention to detail and the incredible execution of each plan just made the whole trip so special and memorable. You were an absolute star in making it all perfect.
Ashwin UK Kenya December 8, 2016
Brilliant, a very well organised trip. Thanks to Lekker who was able to arrange my holiday at short notice and was there every step of the way (even when I was on holiday) to answer my questions/queries. Helped enormously as I was a lone traveller.
Andrea UK Iceland December 8, 2016
Our trip to Madagascar was top class. Well organised itinerary; high quality drivers and guides; hotels and food were better than we expected. Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
Stephen UK Madagascar December 8, 2016
We are very grateful to Lekker Boutique Travel for the design of this magnificent holiday! We enjoyed everything and I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
Juan Chile Iceland December 8, 2016
Kenya is a perfect honeymoon destination. What an experience seeing the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara as well as the Big Five! We stayed in a beautiful luxury tented camp and then spent a week at a beautiful resort near Mombasa. We had the best time and would definitely recommend Kenya.
Steve & Angela UK Kenya December 13, 2016
Namibia is the most amazing country I've visited. The scenery is beautiful but I mostly loved the huge variety of adventure sports available - we went skydiving, quad biking on sand dunes and sand surfing. The wildlife was great too - I really enjoyed Etosha National Park.
Andrew Namibia December 13, 2016
We recently travelled to Indonesia. As wildlife enthusiasts we were in for a treat. We saw orangutans, leaf monkeys, monitor lizards and several types of exotic birds in Sumatra. We then travelled to Pulau Weh off Banda Ache and did some awesome scuba diving. We saw a blue-ringed octopus and an ornate ghost pipefish on our first house-reef dive. The deeper dives were also superb. We especially enjoyed the Sophie Rickmer wreck!
Alexandra UK Indonesia December 13, 2016
What a fantastic trip! We dived the Great Barrier Reef and explored Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. Thank you Lekker Adventures for the fantastic service. Our trip was exactly what we had hoped for.
Douglas & Tom UK Australasia December 20, 2016
I am such a big fan of 'Lord Of The Rings' and Lekker Adventures organised a holiday for me through the most amazing and awesome landscapes - backdrops of the actual movie! I loved visitng 'The Shire' and following the path of the 'Hobbits'. New Zealander's are very warm and welcoming and helped make this holiday the most inspiring, not to mention adventurous, trip I've ever had!
Jenn SA New Zealand December 20, 2016
New Zealand was amazing! Lekker Adventures organised everything, from the luxury accommodation, activities and even a trip to 'The Shire'. It is one of the most stunning places in the world - would definitely go back. Thanks Lekker Adventures for the holiday of a lifetime!
Cassie CA New Zealand December 20, 2016
Israel is a great destination and has something to offer for everyone. We loved the beach, nightlife, markets and food in Tel Aviv, and also really enjoyed seeing so much history first hand in places like Jerusalem and Caesarea. I also loved our few days in the desert and floating in the Dead Sea. It's a must see country.
Lauren South Africa Israel December 20, 2016
This is a fantastic holiday destination. We loved the tropical climate and fruits, as well as tasting all the various local dishes. The islands we went to were magnificent with picture perfect beaches. Kuala Lumpur is a great city to explore too.
Simon UK Malaysia December 20, 2016
We had a fabulous family holiday in Thailand. The hotels catered to our kids' every need. We went para-sailing and jet skiing, and the kids learnt to snorkel.
Carla South Africa Thailand December 20, 2016
Easily the best way to see Antarctica! The crew on our boat were professional, attentive and clearly knew what they were doing. Each day's itinerary was packed with wildlife viewing and the scenery is breath-takingly pristine. There were two shore expeditions daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We chose to go sea kayaking and shoe-shoeing, which was a highlights! The Ocean Nova is a great ship for visiting Antarctica as the maximum number of passengers is 68; the cabins are spacious; the meals were delicious, the onboard service is very good! Once in a lifetime trip that we will never forget!
Angus & Gill US Antarctica December 20, 2016
I love cycling. Everything about it. The freedom. The places I have seen. The people I have met. Unequivocally the best sport there is. Spending time riding my bike with Velo Boutique Cycling Tours is the highlight of my cycling calendar. Unbelievable scenery everyday, awesome bikes with top class guides. The food is incredible and fills the void created by the monumental effort everyday. My weekly riding club mates, The Wheelsuckers, are looking to take on the incredible Alpine climbs in the summer! Thank you Hilton and Velo Boutique team.
Gavin Holzman London April 12, 2017
I have done multiple tours with Velo Boutique throughout France and it’s iconic rides. Their attention to detail through all aspects of the tour always blows me away and allows me to just ride my bike and enjoy the moments. Hilton at Velo Boutique has a excellent way of planning the rides to ensure they are balanced between a physical challenge and just sheer awesomeness.
Eldon Beinart Johannesburg June 3, 2017
I’ve been on quite a few cycling tours organised and planned by Velo Boutique. They are the highlight of my year. The trip is extremely well organised, hotels are all friendly, cozy, and clean, and the food is plentiful and caters for most tastes and requirements. The guides are super knowledgeable and really look after the group. It’s tough work and they all really put a great shift in. One of the highlights is spending a day watching the tour race past us. , it’s a day you’ll never forget. So a big thumbs up to Hilton and the Velo Boutique crew for producing such a memorable week!
Mark Hirschel London July 10, 2017
In July this year I joined a Velo Boutique tour to France. The Velo Boutique team, guided us over the famous French Alpine climbs of the Tour de France. Sensational cycling, breathtaking views, on the road and from our delightful hotel rooms. The Tour was superb, Guides, mechanics and support vehicles catering for our every whim, then to top it all off we had a magnificent day watching an alpine stage of the Tour de France. Hilton and the Velo Boutique team took care of everything, looking forward to next year.
Deon Van Vuuren Owner Ridgeway Cycles Johannesburg July 21, 2017
Wow. Loved every minute of it. We could not have asked for better guides and support, for our ride from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea and back. The Velo boutique Team were brilliant. Collections were punctual and on time. The guides and support vehicles were always around for support and encouragement . There was plenty of water and sustenance to see us through our desert ride. We had a fabulous day I can not recommend these guys at Velo Boutique enough. I know I will be riding with them again soon.
Lee Solomon Edgware August 4, 2017
Wow, the best thing we ever did was contact you and ask you to organise all the activities for our wedding guests in Cape Town. You did an AMAZING job, and we couldn’t fault a thing! Thank you thank you thank you. The overseas guests were SO impressed with all they did and saw, they told me that they wouldn’t have changed the itinerary, and are keen to come back to South Africa and see more. Once again, HUGE thanks for your wonderful organisation – you’re a star.
Ruth South Africa South Africa September 18, 2017
Cuba was amazing! We had such a wonderful trip. Loved every second of it! Such a beautiful place , wonderful people and music and art. Our accommodations were perfect. Thank you so much for arranging everything.
Martine USA Cuba September 18, 2017
We had a wonderful time! All your arrangements worked out seamlessly..not a hitch. So thank you very much indeed for your attention to every detail and your recommendations.
Jenny UK South Africa September 18, 2017
Home. Jet lag in the rear view mirror. We could go on and on and on with accolades, but simply said a perfect trip. Our thanks.
Eric USA India and Maldives September 18, 2017
Thank you .... our trip was wonderful! We both enjoyed it and have so many happy memories. It was good to know that you were following our progress and watching out for us.
Patricia UK Botswana and Zimbabwe September 18, 2017
I wanted to thank you for such a wonderfully planned trip. We has so much fun and South Africa is just beautiful! We had a great trip making unbelievable memories! You did a great job and we thank you very much for all the work that went into planning this trip.
Tammy USA South Africa September 18, 2017
5 star trip. Fantastic! A real adventure and brilliantly organised and guided.
Kathy UK Namibia September 18, 2017
We are so grateful to you for all your hard work. Thank you.
Eileen UK Japan September 18, 2017
I have been on numerous cycling tours organised by Hilton at Velo Boutique. I have been on many other tours but found Velo Boutique to be the most professionally organised with unbelievable attention to detail
A standout tour was in the Pyrenees taking in the tourmalet on the Tour de France day. We rode the length of the tourmalet through the crowds, and then descended back to a prearranged waiting spot where we had lunch and a couple of beers watching the tour come past.
After three days in the Pyrenees we transferred to Bedoin to ride mont ventoux where we were lucky enough to do the club des cingles (three ways up mont ventoux). A great tour was capped drinking chateneuf de pape under the trees at a great hotel in Provence.
I would recommend this to any one wanting to experience the French mountains and Tour de France with everything prearranged for you.
Justin Taurog London September 19, 2017
Organizing a life long dream of riding the Alps and experiencing the Tour de France was a daunting task. A Bike tour has some many moving parts from bike management, to transportation , accommodation, timing.
When it comes to bike tours there are many operators trying to sell you an overall experience and talk a good game and after extensive research and thru very positive feedback I was introduced to Velo boutique bike tours and their tour operator Hilton Freund who enabled me, coached me and gave me the confidence to carry thru on this cycling adventure.
We discussed my expectations and when Hilton returned with the tour lay out, no stone was left unturned with Hilton catering for my finest details.
Taking food seriously and being a vegetarian on a bike tour with others who may not be the same, can be off putting but Velo Boutique accommodated my eating habits tastefully and if you are fed well on a bike tour you ride well.
The tour covered all the necessary requirements such as English tour operators, point to point transfers, arranging of bikes, bike set up by bike mechanics who are on site thru the entire tour, A-grade accommodation and fully catered meals.
To be honest, it was not just about the above, but rather the fun challenging life changing experience and ethos that Velo boutique enriches you with and this was Priceless
Thank you Hilton and Velo Boutique
David Boyer Johannesburg October 16, 2017
We had the BEST time ever!! Literally, was one of the best trips we’ve ever done. It was so well organised, everything went so smoothly. We were so lucky with the wildlife we saw and had the best weather and our guides were fantastic and so knowledgable! It was a really amazing country and our itinerary was perfect for what we wanted to see and do. Everything had been so well planned and thought out, it really took all the stress out of a usual trip to a country like Madagascar so we could just enjoy the sights, surroundings and people. Thank you so much again for organising such an incredible trip, we loved every second.
Sophia and Mark UK Madagascar November 22, 2017
South Africa is such a beautiful country, we had such a great time. Thank you so much for your help organizing the trip. You were brilliant and I would definitely use you again.
Rachael and Wendy UK South Africa November 22, 2017
2018 will be the sixth cycling tour I’ve been on arranged by Velo Boutique. Each one has been different, superbly organized, challenging and memorable. In fact most of my favourite memories on a bike have tended to be one of Velo Boutiques tours, whether a particularly tough day on the Col Du Galibier, or the exhilaration of riding through those wild crowds at Dutch Corner on Alpe D’Huez mere hours prior to the peloton passing through on Tour day.
The tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable of each climb, and the surrounding routes. At the summit of each climb one of the vans awaits with refreshments, snacks, lunch and water refills. There really is nothing like having a several support vehicles with you making sure everything and everyone is ok and getting the most out of each iconic climb.
The highlight is the camaraderie between everyone during the rides and back at the base. Bring on 2018 .
David Saul Harrow, England November 27, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to Namibia. It was superbly organised and an excellent mix of being in nature and sleeping in luxury. It was everything I was looking for and I will recommend this trip to anyone!
Tertia UK Namibia July 23, 2018
Thank you very much for the excellent trip! My guide-driver was superb and his knowledge about wild animals and birds was excellent. He went the extra mile to show me more than usual. The itinerary was just perfect and I hope to do more safari trips with you soon!
Azad India Tanzania July 30, 2018
I had a great time in Namibia. Everything was to my full satisfaction ?
Irene Switzerland Namibia September 8, 2018
Peru was great! I was very impressed with both Lima and Cusco and we found ourselves wanting a couple more days. Overall is was very memorable, thank you again for organising such a wonderful trip 🙂
Lindsay US Peru September 14, 2018
What an incredible trip! We had a fantastic time and are very happy we had you organise it it all for us, it made for a stress free holiday! Thanks again for all your efforts.
Stef Canada Peru September 26, 2018
Our Namibia Dunes & Wildlife trip was absolutely spectacular and filled with jaw-dropping moments! The inspiration of the vast landscapes and scenery is enough to warrant a trip, but the added bonus of iconic African wildlife made it even more other-worldly. We were able to experience incredibly diverse activities and experiences in a week's time that made it feel like we were there longer. Accommodation along the way was beautifully tasteful and comfortable and the night skies were the most impressive we've ever seen in our lives. Our trip guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional and the vehicle allowed for good viewing and photography. Lekker Boutique Travel was easy to work with, always quick on response time and ensured our questions were addressed which made the booking process smooth. We would go back in a heartbeat and whole-heartedly recommend this trip, even for first time safari-goers!
Karlyn and Camiel Zambia Namibia March 19, 2019
The trip was much more than what I expected. I experienced a lot and saw a lot. Thanks for all the planning. The mobile safari was an amazing experience staying so close to the nature and wildlife. The service was superb and the guide was excellent. The stay at Oddballs was fantastic mixed with the last two days in luxury staying in the river front lodge was exactly what I needed after the mobile safari. Thanks for all your help to organise this trip!
Azad India Botswana July 8, 2019
A very big thank you for the fantastic job you did organising our fantastic holiday for us. the whole trip was immaculately planned and went more smoothly than I could have imagined. Canada is a beautiful country and your itinerary made sure we saw the best of it. Highlights for us were Lake Louise- being so close to the lake allowed us to get up and see the lake before any tourists arrived which was amazing. The resort was absolutely beautiful and a fantastic choice. Knight Inlet Lodge did not let us down either with excursions from practically the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. Thanks again for a great trip!
Kevin and Patience United Kingdom Canada October 13, 2019
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