Photo by Judy Vos

custom touring - about us ~who we are

Custom Touring was the natural progression form the original company, Pannell's Tours which was founded in 1990 by James & Louise Pannell in Knysna, South Africa. When James passed away and Louise retired, the company was taken over by Louise's partner, Judy Vos and soon became Custom Touring. Judy and husband, Graham, brought to the company their extensive travel experience in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America, South Africa and several other African countries. With the invaluable knowledge gained from the past and an enthusiasm for soaring to new heights in the future, Custom Touring promises to fulfil your travel dreams, if you will only Dare to Dream with us.

Judy & Graham have traveled extensively together and have shared the tour leading on a number of our escorted tours. Graham’s expertise in all things related to Internet access while traveling abroad ensures trouble free connectivity for our passengers while on tour. Judy designs all our tours and is our admin wizard and client relationship champion.

We speak English ~ Ons praat Afrikaans ~ Wir sprechen Deutsch

CUSTOM TOURING is committed to the following:

  •  Designing innovative itineraries to desirable destinations across the globe
  •  Offering a mix of history, nature, wildlife, culture, local cuisine and exciting new experiences
  •  Being mindful of the global environment and respecting animal rights and local cultures
  •  Encouraging clients to cut loose from social media and to take a brain break while on tour
  •  Taking the stress out of your holiday planning as well as your holiday