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Nicky Aitken

Lovely to meet you

I have had a lifelong love affair for exploring the world. Raised in a family that prioritised travel, I inherited a passion for all things travel. I have lived in different countries (London, USA, Argentina) and I am fascinated with the rich tapestry of culture, people, religion and food in new places. 

My love for travel has taken me to some of the world’s most amazing places!

From Mauritius to Bahamas and all in between, I have been privileged to experience the world and being able to speak and understand 5 languages English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German and Greek) certainly comes in helpful.

I have grown up in South Africa, spending most of my adult life there, being able to show my clients what makes this region so unique is a privilege. Africa was my backyard after all and even after living in NZ for almost 12 years, my heart still beats to the African Drum.

For me, choosing a favourite destination is impossible. But .. Bali has literally captivated my heart, and even though I have been there 20+ times, I still always find new things to uncover. As does the Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles, these islands just have the “it” factor

I also love ocean cruising, especially Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Cruising offers such a great variety and a chance to see multiple destinations and experiencing iconic landmarks and locations from your hotel on the sea. 



My favourite holiday memories

  • Cape Town
    Cape Town Nicky Aitken

    Although Cape Town is my birthplace and where I lived for many years growing up, it definitely is still one of my favourite places in the world to visit. It is the hub for all the beautiful wine estate/farms and also the gateway to the wonderful scenic garden route.

    A visit to Africa would not be complete without a visit to Cape Town.

  • Pilanesberg

    When living in Johannesburg, we spent many weekends away at bush lodges. This lodge is not one of the luxurious lodges that tourists will be visiting, just an average affordable getaway for locals. But the breath taking views and animal viewing is the same as a luxurious lodge, and one will still see the big 5 most of the time. Only a couple hours drive away from Johannesburg, one will find many of these lodges.

  • Bali
    Bali Nicky Aitken

    Bali is a destination I have been to so many times, it feels like home when I am there. There is just so much to this island and something for everybody. From the bustling resorts in Kuta/Legian area to the beautiful beach resorts in Nusa Dua. Or one can choose to stay in Ubud amongst rainforest and rice paddies, yet home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Very well known for Beach Clubs, you can spend a day at a private beach club on a beautiful beach watching sunsets from a goregous infinity pool. 

  • Mauritius
    Mauritius Nicky Aitken

    I have visited so many times I have lost count. One of my favourite places in the world. 

  • Asia
    Asia Nicky Aitken

    Asia- From China to Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong/Indonesia, you name it, I LOVE Asia and have travelled through Asia many many times.

Creating better holidays 

Whatever your travel dreams, I will work with you to create the best holiday possible. The holidays I specialise in include:

  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Hiking Walking
  • Skiing
  • Adventure
  • Coach Touring
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising
  • Disney Holidays
  • Family Travel
  • Group Travel
  • Luxury Travel
  • Road Trips
  • Safaris
  • Solo Travel
  • Train Journeys

Where I have travelled to

AFRICA: Botswana/Namibia | Kenya | Serengeti | South Africa | Uganda/Rwanda | Zimbabwe/Zambia/Mozambique
ASIA: Bali, Indonesia | China | Hong Kong | India/Nepal/Bhutan | Japan | Malaysia/Borneo | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, South Australia | Brisbane | Gold Coast | Melbourne, Victoria | Perth/Kimberleys, WA | Sydney, New South Wales
MIDDLE EAST: Dubai, UAE | Egypt/Jordan | Turkey
NORTH AMERICA: Alaska | Caribbean | Hawai`i | Mexico | USA
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina | Brazil
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Croatia | Germany | Ireland | England | France | Italy | Greece | Netherlands | Scotland | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Turkey | Wales 

What my customers have to say

  • Nicky's quick response to all questions was great and when I asked for recommendations on hotels, she had a good selection
  • Nicky Aitken. Looked at different options to reduce some prices and investigated and recommended other Hotels that she thought that we would like better. All round very professional.
  • Nicky was very helpful in organising my trip with my flights and insurance at a good price will use her again
  • Nicky Aitken. Quick response to booking request. Was able to book exactly what we wanted.

My travel stories

Europe River Cruises Nicky Aitken

Cruising on the Danube River has been the ultimate experience ! This has to be on everybody's bucket list. 

Awards & qualifications

  • Fiji Specialist