What Do Our Clients Have To Say?

We value your custom and hope you spread the word of our great service and product to all those within your peer group and networking circles. We value your input and constructive criticism relating to our brand and welcome the opportunity to receive your comments.

We trust that all experiences with CGE are indeed “Celestial” and encourage you to please send us your testimonials, so that we can feature them on our web site.

Odette Butcher, Chief Experience Officer

Best Selling Romantic Experiences

F1 Self-Drive – I just want to thank you guys for an excellent experience, it was really a breath-taking ride.  I will suggest this as a tension releasing team building exercise to our management team, maybe I can then get another go at it.  Driving gifts make a perfect gift for him.

Werner Smith, Grootegeluk Coal Mine, February 2011

Champagne Picnic for Two – It was nice working with you. I will recommend your services to my friends.  This activity makes for a perfect anniversary gift.

Towela Mukosa, Anametrix, February 2011

Romantic Picnic for Two – Hope you had a blessed festive season.  Just want to say thank you again for the lovely picnic, it was really great and we enjoyed it soooooo much.  It is a super beautiful place!!!  All the best for 2011.  This activity makes for a perfect wedding gift.

Annemie Coetzer, Standard Bank, January 2011

Tandem Skydive – I hope you had a good trip to Thailand and best wishes for 2011.  This is a short note to thank you for extending my voucher for such a long period.

You were so right, this tandem skydive was the best adrenalin rush I have ever experienced. It was fantastic.  I will be sure to let as many people as possible know how wonderful your company is.  Thanks again and kind regards.  Flying gifts are perfect for adventure seekers.

Irmie Kypuros, January 2011

Microlight Flight – Hi Odette, thank you for the opportunity to experience the microlight flight adventure, my wife enjoyed it tremendously.  The silence of the air above and the adrenaline surge was a perfect birthday experience for her.  The pilot was professional and assisted us with directions and weather predictions.  Munira has done the rally drive in 2009 and this was a fitting end to 2010.  I thank you once again for the ease of your special gifts and wish you a prosperous year in your business.  Flying gifts are perfect gifts for guys.

Muhammad Ebrahim, January 2011

Ducati Pillion Ride – I just wanted to say THANK YOU very much for the excellent service.  I have just seen that the parcel/gift has been delivered.  My husband will only get to work after his meetings at 1pm – so I can’t wait to hear what he says.  Thank you   Driving gifts are perfect for Dad.

Debbi Steinmann, Skynet Worldwide Express, January 2011

Tandem Skydive – Just a quick note to say thank you for arranging the awesome skydive. I had an absolute blast!

Manisha Paul, January 2011

Tiger moth Flight – I went on my flight on Sunday. It was great, I really enjoyed it and it was worth every cent that my family spent on it. Thanks for the effort you put into it I really appreciate it.  Flying gifts make perfect 50th birthday gifts.

Keith Millard, November 2010

Light Aircraft Self Fly – Just a quick note to let you know my husband enjoyed the flight – he can’t stop talking about it. The next on the list is a pilot license…I think this one he can pay himself – lol.  Lance was a very pleasant guy.  Thx for arranging it for us.  Flying gifts make perfect 40th birthday gifts.

Engela, October 2010

Hot Air Balloon Flight for 2 – Just to let you know that we had a good time this morning.  The flight was beautiful and Eddie Jacobs and his wife are very professional and welcoming.  Thanks again for all the excellent arrangements.  Flying gifts make perfect wedding gifts.

Bernard Jay, Chief Executive Officer, Joburg Theatre, September 2010

Tandem Skydive – He said it was the best birthday present he has ever had.  Thank you for all your trouble.  Enjoy the day.

Sunel Erasmus, September 2010

Tiger Moth Flight – The flight was awesome, and Jaco thoroughly enjoyed it!  Thanks for the arrangements, it was a memorable day.  And Chris is such a lovely guy!  Will let you know soonest about possible dates for the F1 self-drive course.  Flying gifts make perfect 40th birthday gifts.

Anna-Mart Muller, Vodacom, September 2010

Luxury Picnic for Two – Thanks so much for everything… It was absolutely perfect!  Completely worth it.  I will be sure to tell my friends.  My only new stress is the lobola now.  Blessings!!!  This activity voucher is perfect for Valentine’s Day Gifts.

July, 2010

Quad Bike Safari with Picnic for Two – Just a quick thank you to both of you.  The quad biking exp on Saturday was awesome, we had sooo much fun.  Michelle was great, & also thank u for the pasta in the picnic basket instead of just plain cheese and tom. It was actually really nice.  Adventure gifts are perfect for all occasions.

Layla Rabaney, Liberty, July 2010

Cozy Winter Picnic for Two – Sorry for the late reply, it was great!!!!! We loved every minute of it. We will definitely be going back there. Let me know if you ever have specials for there.  Paul was a superb host!  Thanks for everything.  This experience voucher is perfect for gift registries.

Santhuri Moodley, Avis Fleet Services, July 2010

Vineyard Quad Biking with Picnic – It was amazing. The weather was perfect.  I will definitely do it again.  Thank you for your assistance to get this experience.  This activity is great as a team building idea.

Deidre Parker, South African Revenue Service, July 2010

Ferrari Self-Drive – Thank you so much for making this day possible for us, it was such a great experience, and Helette was so nice!! We had a splendid time and cannot stop talking about it and At cannot stop smiling!  I will definitely recommend your service and use you again!   Driving gifts make perfect gifts for men.

Karin Brits, July 2010

Bungee Jumping – Everything was great, everything went smoothly and according to plan.  Thank you again for your all trouble and for getting it ready at such short notice.  This activity is an experience voucher for adrenaline seekers.

Matthew Boonzaaier, June 2010

Star Gazing with Dinner for Two – Thank you soooo much.  We had a great time thank you. It was cold but great, took some great pics of the moon as well.  Thank you for accommodating me at the last minute. Much appreciated.  This is a romantic gift.

Bhavesh Patel, June 2010

F1 Self-Drive – It was absolutely fantastic and will definitely be doing it again. I would have preferred the Platinum package and had more time on the track but it was good enough to wet the appetite, definitely a recommendable experience. The guys running the show are approachable and accommodating, all in all a great day!!  Thanks for a great afternoon Odette, I will certainly recommend your company to friends and colleagues in the future!!  Experience vouchers are ideal to give for all occasions.

Shaun Westmorland, Managing Director, MailWise International – June 2010

Vineyard Quad Biking with Picnic – It was amazing. The weather was perfect.   I will definitely do it again. Thank you for your assistance to get this experience.

Deidre Parker, June 2010

Overnight with Lovers Spa for Two – It was absolutely fantastic!!! The spa and accommodation and food perfect!!!  I will definitely be going back there again.  Spa gifts make unique gift ideas.

Silvio Ferreira, RMB Asset Management, 2010

Helicopter Self-Fly – I had the flight on Saturday morning. All went excellent (I did not even break the chopper), and it was great. The air charter company was really tops.  Thanks a stack, and enjoy the day.  Flying gifts are ideal gifts for Father’s Day.

Vossie, June 2010

Fire Dance Show with Private Dinner for Two – I just wanted to give you feedback on our evening, it was absolutely amazing!  Everything was great and each course of our meal was better than the previous. The food was some of the best food I have had at a restaurant and the service was impeccable.

I would give the experience, the venue and the evening 10/10. We will definitely be going there again.  Thank you very much for everything and please convey my appreciation to Lise.  Romantic gifts are ideal for proposals.

Louniel Blom, June 2010

Fire Dance Show with Private Dinner for Two – Just a quick note to say thanks for a wonderful evening on Saturday, we enjoyed every second of it.  The food was amazing and the fire dance was absolutely spectacular.  Thanks for all your friendliness.  Experience gifts make ideal gifts for couples.

Michelle Vermeulen, March 2010

Tiger Moth Flight – I have been meaning to tell you…it was absolute fabulous – my Mom had such a thrill!  The owner and pilot are also very friendly and personable.  The Tiger Moth is a real beauty, and the landing field and clubhouse nestled on the hill tops overlooking the farthest outstretches of the West Rand and Magaliesberg in the background was idyllic! And of course the weather was just perfect, clear skies and no wind, and the clouds only set in after the morning’s activities – I think we all really had the day’s prayers and expectations answered, and more some!  We could even see the hot air balloons rising up from Magalies!  We ended off with a wholesome English breakfast; it was simply the best experience! My mom was so impressed she now wants to get her stripes!  Your services are immaculate, extremely well organized, accommodating and punctual, and the vouchers are very elegantly presented.  Thank you so much for helping to make my Mom’s long time wish come true so extraordinarily!  I will always recommend Celestial Gift Experiences to anyone looking for the perfect gift, and I will definitely be making use of your services again in future!  Thanks!  Flying gifts are a must for Christmas gifts.

Vanessa De Lange, March 2010

Tailored PADI Open Water Course with Qualifying Dives – Thank you so much for your all your help and great service.  Enjoy the rest of your day!  Adventure activities are suitable for all occasions.

John Wagenaar, March 2010

Ferrari Hot Lap – Thank you thank you thank you, so sorry I haven’t had a chance to mail you!  Wowweee, Leigh was in his 9th element and loved every moment, he was soo excited he got there like 4 hours earlier J I went to support! What an awesome moment, I love the sound of those Ferraris J  Thank you so much we really appreciate it!  And Helette was soo lovely too and so helpful, you guys know how to treat people like stars!  Driving gifts make ideal gifts for men.

Sush and Leigh, February 2010

Chocolate Tasting with Lunch for Two at Casalinga – I liked them all. Kate was charming and informative. Likewise Jenny Player.  My family thoroughly enjoyed it. My daughter-in-law is seriously thinking of having her daughter’s (by a prior marriage) wedding there. Thanks for your charm and help.  Gift vouchers are suitable for couples.

Martin Brown, February 2010

Complaint handling and full refund provided – Dear Odette – Thank you for your absolute professionalism, I really appreciate all your help and assistance.  I will be in contact with the client to relay your sincere apologies and decision for a full refund to her.  I assure you, I have not had service of this excellent level in a very long time.  As I work in the service industry, I come across numerous challenges and have to admit that you have astounded me.  Thank you once again.

Lisa Thomas, Superior Choices, February 2010

Exclusive Boudoir Picnic for Two – A short note to let you know that we had the most amazing time yesterday and that our picnic exceeded all our expectations.  It was an absolutely lovely setting with the most delicious and fresh food. We will definitely be recommending it to all our friends and family and looking forward to visiting them again.  I have your pricelist close, so you can expect to hear from me again soon.

Ross Butt, February 2010

Wine Estate Picnic for Two – Thank you for arranging everything at such a late request. The experience was truly amazing and yes we had a super time.  Gift vouchers for two make ideal gifts.

Dorian Lewin, February 2010

Quad Bike Safari with Picnic for Two – Thanks Michelle.  I must mention that I’m very impressed with both your ladies’ professionalism and speedy response to my every query. I have only seen service delivery this good a few times in my life.  It’s a breath of fresh air considering that in South Africa it doesn’t happen often.  Thanks again. I look forward to having a good time.  A quad bike gift voucher is perfect for all birthdays.

Nthabeleng Mphahlele, February 2010

Sushi Course for Two – We had a great time. Learnt how to make Sushi and we learnt that we can’t make it HA HA.  We have already started practicing though, mom made sushi 2 nights ago and I made last night.  And they didn’t come out too bad either which was great.  Looking forward to trying some of the extra things you have.  Cooking lessons make great gift vouchers.

Rhyan.D.Hicks, January 2010

Ducati Pillion Ride – Thank you for the opportunity, your company does a great job!!! And thank you for all of your help.  Activity presents are unique.

Adrian Moolman, January 2010

Rally Hot Lap – I would just like to thank you for the wonderful experience that I booked for my brother. He thoroughly enjoyed it and I just wish you could have heard the excitement in his voice when he left me a voicemail to thank me afterwards.  He was supposed to have had two laps, but apparently the guy who took him allowed him to go on a jumping section instead of another lap – so thank you to whoever that was as my brother was so impressed – he remarked that it was the best experience of his life!!! (I’m really glad the Ferrari experience was not available…..).  Thanks again Odette – you really do offer an outstanding service.  Best wishes for the New Year.  Gift vouchers make great presents.

Le’ana Eliot, January 2010

Rally Self Drive – The experience was MAGNIFICENT.  It was as the advert says exhilarating!  My wife thoroughly enjoyed it, and the crew was professional from Jana, Carin, Schalk and Leon…..my wife was infinitely thrilled as its part of her bucket list.  I will definitely contact you as soon as I see wonderful exciting experiences that you have to offer.  When I get back from our holiday I will post a positive encounter and experience on your site.  I thank you once again for making this experience a memorable one…will send some photos soon.  Driving presents are fun!

Muhammed Ebrahim, December 2009

Theatre for 6 – Great evening last night.  Thanks for your help.  Enjoy your Christmas.

Tony Aingworth, December 2009

General Testimonial from Sureshnie Rider – 5FM DJ – Please visit my website, I have given you each a mention for the cool things you have on offer and the wonderful things you are doing to change and improve our beautiful country.  I will be copying and pasting it on www.5fm.co.za in an hour or so.  Looking forward to being in touch for 2010 and beyond. Thank you for the wonderful friendships, the most amazing experiences and the most treasured moments! You make me feel like a spiritual Millionaire!  Thank you and Blessings to you and your loved ones.  The article falls under my Christmas must haves on www.sureshnierider.com

Sureshnie Rider | www.sureshnierider.com | December, 2009

Personal Testimonial from Sureshnie Rider – 5FM DJ – Hello there lady!  How are you? I really battled to find your personal email, so I went to the site! So glad you saw it!  I love what you guys do and hopefully I will make the time to finally do the hot laps or send Leigh around! It’s been a crazy busy year for both of us!  Hope to finally meet you someday!  Have a Beautifully Blessed Christmas and Busy Business New year With love, Sush

Christmas Culinary Team Building Experience for 16 – I have had rave reviews from those who attended – they were blown away and have all rated the experience highly.  I was unfortunately not part of the group so I cannot give feedback from my perspective. What I can say is that the culinary school were excellent in contacting me and keeping me informed.  Thank you once again for arranging this for me, your service has exceeded expectations and you have gone more than the extra mile.  I will definitely work through you again and would probably like to try the ghost bus next time.  I will also pass on your details to others in the organisation that may need something similar.  Cooking lessons are ideal as team building activities.

Debra Skinner, SDT Financial Software Solutions (Pty) Ltd, December 2009

Tailored experience to include elephant encounter & handling of 1 carat diamond to be given by elephant to client’s wife followed by private lunch with roses etc.  Vik is over the moon with everything.  He is an excellent pen man and will write a nice testimonial for your website.  From my side I would like to thank you very much for going the extra mile and helping us so much.  You are an amazing person and organizing anything with you is an absolute pleasure!

Marise Ciccarelli, Grinaker LTA, October 2009

Introduction to Sailing – Just want to say a big thanks to you. My husband had quite a bit of fun on Saturday. He also learnt a few new things so I’m glad for that.  Thanks again for all you effort. Do appreciate it.  Adventure gifts are fun!

Firdows Dalvi, October, 2009

Quad Bike with Picnic for 2 – I would like to say thank you for helping to organise such a great day for me and my boyfriend. He loved it, so it turned out perfectly.  I don’t have Michelle’s email address but could you please tell her I said a very big THANK YOU! We really enjoyed ourselves. The tour, the quad biking and the picnic were all great.  You rock!  Adrenaline gifts are fun!

Lebogang Boshomane, September 2009

Micro light Flight with Breakfast – Christiaan loved the micro light flight.  He was a bit skeptic at first but afterwards he was so excited.  Marius was very nice; he even took me for a quick flight.  Thanks so much for organizing this event; it was a lot of fun.  Hope you have a great day.  A microlight flight is a great flying gift.

Sunette Marais, September 2009

Chocolate Tasting with Lunch for 12 – We had a fabulous time.  The weather was perfect. Food was great. Chocolate absolutely delicious. Definitely, something to be repeated.  Thank you for your assistance in organizing the day.  Chocolate tasting is a unique gift idea.

Sonia e Silva, September 2009

Marriage Proposal – Hot Air Balloon Flight for 2 followed by tailored SPA package for 2 – I would like to simply say thank you for all the arrangements. Everything went of well and she said “yes”.  We took allot of pictures and created allot of good memory’s and this was one day that she will never forget.  The Spa was great as well.  I will most likely in future make use of your services again.   Flying gifts are romantic.

Sumi, August 2009

Chocolate with Coffee Tasting for 2 – The experience was a lot of fun, thank you very much.  There were a lot of fascinating facts that I did not know and the coffee and chocolates were divine.

Anél Jansen, August 2009

Chocolate with Coffee Tasting for 2 – The coffee and chocolate tasting was divine and I would recommend it to everybody!  Thank you so much for organizing this for myself and my hubby!  It was great! Thanks!!!

Carla Jones, Virtual Works, August 2009

Introduction to Sailing – It was a nice surprise to be invited to go along with my Dad.  The wind was a little lacking but we had the sun on our faces and a lovely sail.  I have been raving about Celestial Gift Experiences to my friends and hope to visit you again soon.  Thanks again.

Belinka, July 2009

Magaliesberg Tiger Moth Flight with Aerobatics – The flip in the Tiger Moth was absolutely fabulous. I am so thrilled my sons chose this as a gift for me. It is an experience I will never forget.  Many thanks for all our help and assistance in bringing it about.  Have a great day.  All activities are suitable as team building experiences.

David (a.k.a. Biggles of the Magaliesberg!), May 2009

Exchange of Expired Voucher (from Skidpan to Stargazing) – Thanks so much Odette I must say you’ve given me excellent service! I really thought that I would have hassles with this type of situation but I must say not one.  It’s really highly appreciated I will definitely refer you to all my friends and family.  I’m really looking forward to the dinner, it sounds lovely.

Aidan Baulackey, Wesbank, April 2009

Malay Cooking Experience (Tailored) – Just to give you some feedback on Graeme’s cooking experience with Martha – wow it couldn’t have been better!!  He was so tense when he left home and then when the boys and I joined him for dinner at 7pm he was like a whole new person.  Martha and her staff were just fantastic and so jovial.  The cooking was made all the more fun with this jovial atmosphere – the food was fantastic.  Martha even brought out one of her Malva puddings to compare to Graeme’s as she thought his was better.  I would certainly recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys cooking.  Graeme’s next request is the “Make-over” one!!!  Thanks again for all your hard work in the organising of this experience.  Cooking lessons are great for team building.

Jennifer Wells, Namibia, April 2009

Exclusive Boudoir Picnic for 2 – I would just like to thank you for everything.  Saturday was fantastic!

Prepared by Odette Butcher, Chief Experience Officer, Celestial Gift Experiences