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Samantha Botes

IslandStays ITC - Lakeside

Phone:  021-788 4190

Cell:  083 216 8556


IslandStays ITC - Lakeside

IslandStays Lakeside is managed by Samantha Botes


Sam says:

After finishing my diploma in travel and tourism, I took a year off to au pair in Cologne, Germany.

On returning home to Cape Town, I worked in a hotel for two years and then joined South Africa’s largest tour operator and enjoyed working there arranging holidays through South Africa, southern Africa and worked my way up to become the Head of Department for the Indian Ocean Islands team. From there I moved to inbound travel and worked at another two large tour operators creating life changing safari journeys for travelers.

Just for an extra challenge, I also did part-time lecturing at two of Cape Town’s colleges in the tourism field.


I am passionate about collecting much needed items for schools in Zimbabwe, particularly shoes as many children walk up to 3kms every morning to school, and 3 kms again every afternoon when they return home.

I have had the privilege of travelling to:



*The Maldives











* and of course through South Africa and Swaziland…on planes, trains and automobiles!


For me, the uniqueness of each Indian Ocean Island means you have many reasons to travel and experience them all, and I only learned how different they all are from one another by visiting them. For me, travel is not only about lying on a beach or visiting a major attraction – it’s also about engaging with the locals, experiencing a new culture and trying something different.


I am passionate about the travel industry and enjoy helping people plan their perfect holiday. With my years of experience and vast knowledge, no two holidays will ever be the same and I try to incorporate hidden gems at your chosen destination to make your holiday unique and memorable.


Why book with IslandStays?


​IslandStays is a specialized island travel service focusing on quality product supplied by reliable tour operators.

  • Our mission is to deliver personalised service, excellent value for money and an outstanding holiday experience.

  • We have the lowest prices in the market as our product is supplied directly by our tour operators with no mark-up added.

  • Our airfares are the cheapest as we use discounted IT fares offered only by tour operators.

  • We offer to try to beat any other quote you have – so please send us your other quote before booking elsewhere.

  • You can make and finalise all your holiday arrangements online without having to leave your PC.

  • We do all the work for you! We present you with an array of options for you to choose from.

  • You simply choose the best quote for your needs and budget.

  • Booking requests are processed simply & safely via email using our tour operator's booking form.

  • Payments are made directly to our tour operator so that you know your money is safe with well-established travel brands.

  • Our tour operators have a safe & secure process to receive your payments using EFT or credit cards on their secure website.

  • Original documents and air tickets are issued by our tour operators & couriered right to your front door.

  • If time is tight e-Docs are issued by our tour operator & emailed to you so you know you have all the right documentation.​

  • We take care of all the hassles for you, providing you with a trustworthy service!​

IslandStays ~ Your Island Holiday Specialists 
Email: Tel: +27 21 786 9400
7 Glenhaven Close, Welcome Glen, Glencairn, 7975.