About Us


As Sole Proprietor of Sedge Travel, Debbie van Niekerk has been active as a travel agent since 1986. Having started her career with TFC Travel, she progressed through the ranks to now hold the status as Senior Travel Consultant. In 2005 an opportunity arose where Debbie was given the chance to relocate to Sedgefield in the Western Cape (midway between George and Knysna). At the time she opened a satellite office for her employers whose head office today still is in Strubens Valley, Johannesburg.

In December 2009, Debbie decided that she wanted to rather continue on her own. The break with her employers in Johannesburg was an amicable one and hence Sedge Travel was born.

Although Sedgefield is a small village, the biggest portion of Sedge Travel’s business is based on corporate clients from Johannesburg and other major centres in South Africa. The contribution from locals has however increased substantially and this is simply through feedback from customers who “stumbled” across her travel agency. Sedge Travel, with the exception of sponsoring some tickets for worthy causes, has never advertised in any medium.

Sedge Travel although a “one man” business, is unique in the sense that it provides a service to it’s customers 24 / 7. Hence should a client be stranded abroad with a problem, Debbie is available to take care of the issue immediately, as her office is at home.


Through her many years of service, Debbie has travelled the globe extensively and can give clients first hand insight of what to expect, where to go, and the cheapest way of going about doing it. She has preferred rates and agreements with many major car rental companies, hotels, tour operators etc. Services include but is not limited to the following:

  • Domestic / Regional and International air travel

  • Car rentals domestic / regional and international

  • Tailor made tours and packages to any destination worldwide

  • Coach tours – domestic and international

  • Cruises domestically, in the Caribbean, Far East and elsewhere

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa applications and processing

  • Hotel accommodation both domestic and international. In a nutshell a “one stop shop”.


So for any travel requirements, no matter where, contact Debbie for efficient and friendly service.