about us

Pannell’s Tours was founded by James & Louise Pannell in 1990. Inspired by their passion for travel, they journeyed to many exciting and remote destinations worldwide. They shared their joy of travel with others on their famous escorted tours and built up a loyal international clientele of regular travellers and friends who are ready to sign up whenever a new destination is announced.

In 2013, when James passed away, Louise was joined by new business partner, Judy Vos, who brought to the company her extensive travel experience in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America, South Africa and several other African countries. She and Louise continued to arrange holidays and escorted tours in the ensuing years, until Louise’s retirement in March 2018 when Judy took over the company to continue making our clients’ travel dreams come true. Louise will still be our tour leader for Classic Croatia in September2018. We wish her much joy and new adventures in her retirement. 

Judy’s team now includes her husband, Graham and daughter, Lorienne.

Graham and Judy have travelled extensively together and have shared the tour leading on a number of our escorted tours. Graham’s expertise in all things related to computer/cell phone/I-pad/tablet ensures trouble free connectivity for our passengers while on tour. 

Lorienne has travelled widely from childhood and she brings a wealth of administrational expertise plus a more youthful outlook to the company. She will indoubtedly be instrumental in coaxing Pannell’s Tours more fully into the digital age.

The knowledge and expertise of this family team ensures only the best of holiday experiences for everyone with a desire to travel.

We speak English ~ Ons praat Afrikaans ~ Wir sprechen Deutsch

Pannell’s Tours is committed to the following:

  •  Designing innovative and exciting holidays to unique destinations
  •  Exceeding customer expectations
  •  Being mindful of the global  environment and respecting animal rights and local cultures
  •  When on tour with us, we encourage you to untether from social media and take a brain vacation