Kimkim Trip Reviews for South Africa
Go to South Africa and let Lize plan the trip!
Mar 13 - Mar 21, 2023
Lize planned an unforgettable trip to South Africa for us! Our tour guides in both Cape Town (Bonnie) and Johannesburg (Natasha) were super friendly and knowledgeable. And of course, the safari experience was 10/10 incredible! Lize planned the perfect amount of time in each location, and she was super flexible as our needs and wants changed. I highly recommend South Africa as a destination and Lize as a travel specialist!
Thank you so much for a very special message. It was great working with you, and I am happy that you enjoyed your trip to our beautiful country South Africa!
Hope to see you return someday to Southern Africa.
All the best, Lize
Lize is a miracle worker!
Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2023
My husband and I booked a pretty last-minute trip to south Africa and we were not easy customers! Lize was so incredible patient and helpful, and communicated well, and quickly. This trip wouldn't have happened without her, and it really was glorious! Tangala Lodge was perfect for us, even though it wasn't originally where we were planning to stay. Amenities were basic and clean, yet service was absolutely 5 star! And not a trivial detail--the transfers our stay involved we're SO smooth they... read more
Thank you for a wonderful review!
I am happy that you enjoyed your safari at Tangala Safari Camp.
Take care and keep well.
Hope to hear from you again should you wish to return to Africa!
Best Regards, Lize
Trip was well organized. Maximized my 15 days...
Feb 25 - Mar 11, 2023
Trip was well organized. Maximized my 15 days with excellent guides. Plenty of info and travelling tips from them. They were professional and kind. Lindi continually kept me updated with next day events.
Thank you KimKim. read more
We were very grateful to Deborah and her team...
Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2023
We were very grateful to Deborah and her team to help us plan our trip to South Africa. The personal touch and great recommendations for driving routes, accommodations made the trip amazing. The Mosaic Lagoon Lodge was a perfect place to start the trip, (amazing atmosphere) and ending at Ivory Wilderness Lodge was a lovely bookend the whole experience.
We would highly recommend getting Deborah and her team to assist in your trip due to their local knowledge, insight, great communication and... read more
Thank you so much for the amazing review. I spent a night at Ivory Wilderness this week and I agree, it is such a special place and the guides are really great at connecting their guests with nature. There really is a magical atmosphere to that spot and I will definitely go back.
It was incredible to meet you and welcome you to my home and show you a little bit of Hermanus. I really enjoyed your company and it was such a pleasure to plan this trip with you.
I hope you have... read more
5 Star African Adventure!!
Jan 6 - Jan 17, 2023
If you thinking about having Elgin Africa plan your trip, stop debating and just do it! I can't say enough about how great the entire experience was. Deb, whose company is Elgin Africa, lives in South Africa and has personal relationships with a lot of the tour companies that we used. She cared deeply about me and my family having an amazing trip, and made sure every detail was perfect. I can only say that there would be no way that we would have had such an amazing, flawless trip without a... read more
Thank you for the incredible review! It was so good to meet you and I'm so happy that you enjoyed this trip of a lifetime with your family.
Amazing 14 day vacation!
Feb 10 - Feb 23, 2023
Lize correspondence and attention to detail was perfect. The itinerary worked out amazingly well.
Victoria Falls was beautiful and guide Ernie was patient and thorough. Zambezi sunset cruise was relaxing and hippos a plus. Boma dinner entertainment was fun and Mopani worm a little chewy.
Cape Town accommodations at Victoria & Alfred hotel were ideal on the Victoria wharf area. Many available restaurants a short distance away associated with shopping mall. Unable to visit Table Top... read more
Thank you for your wonderful, detailed and great trip feedback.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip and had a good time in Cape Town, wildlife sightings on safari sounded amazing and enjoyed Victoria Falls.
Hope to see you return soon.
Take care and keep well.
Best Regards, Lize
Feb 14 - Feb 24, 2023
I didn't initiate the booking and planning with kimkim. Overall, the trip has been pleasant as we managed to see big 4/5 and the accommodation has been okay in general.
As this is the first time in South Africa for the group, there have been a lot of times where we weren't sure what we can do especially on free days. While instructions are provided, it would be good if it is clearer or in details given everyone is not familiar with the place. Understandably that the group got larger as time... read more
Good day Yin Peng
Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you feel you were not well informed. Sadly all the information was on KimKim as optional activities and recommended dinner options for each day too. We provided options for both Johannesburg and Cape Town, we also included a driver / guide who was at your disposal in Cape Town and was able to give feedback and recommendations. Lastly we had a whats app group for the party where I was actively involved and at any stage if... read more
Stuck on Safari...flooding.
Feb 5 - Feb 12, 2023
I think that the best review for any travel company is related to how they support travellers during unexpected disruptions. We were stuck in the Kruger area, missing a flight because roads were flooded. We still hoped to make it for a few days up to Victoria Falls. The KimKim team worked with us through WhatsAp messages to reroute our travel so we could still enjoy the falls and the Zambezi. Thank you for making this such an easy and wonderful trip! read more
Deb provided one of the most amazing and well...
Jan 27 - Feb 8, 2023
Deb provided one of the most amazing and well planned itineraries we have ever experienced. She took care of everything down to the minor details. She truly made Southern Africa a trip of a lifetime. We will be back again traveling with Deb!
Hello Justin & Melanie
It was great to plan your trip with you and meet you briefly while you were here. I enjoyed your excitement and your big grin so much.
I can't wait for the next trip!
Lucy and her communication and suggestions made this trip really enjoyable
Dec 31 - Jan 14, 2023
If I could give Lucy 10 stars for how well she communicated from start to finish and even after the trip was over I would and that communication really made all the difference. If your expecting perfect stay at home, minor hiccups is all part of the experience and Lucy, Kimkim and the team stayed committed. Some of there venders were excellent, Capey Tours and there guide Henrik was the best for a small group like ours, always on time gave great advice to be early for most tours to avoid the... read more
Thank you so much to the Saturday Lime Group for this extensive feedback. We appreciate all the constructive feedback which we have already taken onboard and made amendments accordingly to ensure future guests only have the best services and experience. I am pleased to hear that overall you had an incredible trip and that is what I always strive to achieve for my guests.
Thank you for taking the time to do this write up.
Perfect Time in South Africa
Jan 6 - Jan 13, 2023
Total trip was perfect except for the last night in Soweto when the event was canceled without being aware. Guudes were great, activities interesting and unique and hotels beautiful.
Thank you so much for posting a review, it is much appreciated. I am pleased to hear that you had a wonderful trip overall. I can understand that the last nights event being cancelled was disappointing, and we are truly sorry that that this service could not be delivered at the highest standard. We have ensured you receive a full refund on this although we would love to have you back to show you more of our wonderful land in the future.
Honeymoon trip to South Africa
Dec 29 - Jan 7, 2023
Lucy was an incredible travel planner. We worked with her for over a year planning our honeymoon to South Africa. She was very supportive, responsive, and flexible with us throughout the entire process.
Our in-country guide Craig Taljaardt from Capey Tours took our trip to a whole new level with his expert knowledge of the country and his over the top kindness to us. We spent a lot of time with Craig and his wife, Michelle, and they both were a pleasure.
The highlights of our trip... read more
Wow Conor and Carly
Thank you so much for the beautiful review! I am just so pleased to hear you had an incredible honeymoon! It gives me a happy heart knowing that you now have memories you will cherish for a life time ❤️
Belated Honeymoon in South Africa
Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2022
We had an amazing time on our trip to South Africa! With only a brief description from us about what we were looking for Deb was able to plan just the type of accommodations and experiences we were looking for.
Rochelle was fantastic and showed us around Cape Town and the surrounding areas at the start of our trip. Stellenbosch was beautiful and our wine tastings and e-bike ride in Stellenbosch were some of our favorite memories from the trip. The highlight of our trip was definitely our... read more
Thank you for the incredible review and super constructive feedback which we have already used to improve our offering!
I am over the moon that you enjoyed the trip so much as well as all the smaller aspects that tie it all together to make for a perfect experience. The guides we partner with and the people you meet are all part of what we specialize in to showcase our incredible country!
I went on the Soweto tour myself last week as it has been a few years since I've done it. ... read more
Best trip ever!
Nov 17 - Nov 28, 2022
First we were so skeptical cause we didnt know kimkim.com. Now that we are back, we have been recommending to everyone ! We had an amazing time. Everything was so well planned. We could have never done such a great job ourselves. we have decided to use kimkim.com to any upcoming trip. Lucy and her team were so kind to accommodate any request we had. They had planned everything perfectly. Great communication. read more
Good day, welcome back home! Thank you for taking the time to review all the properties and our guest service, it is much appreciated.
We loved having you here with us, thank you for letting us take care of you!
Stay well, and hope to see you again in the near future.
Absolutely wonderful trip! We had a fabulous ...
Oct 28 - Nov 7, 2022
Absolutely wonderful trip! We had a fabulous time in South Africa.
To start off, we stayed at the Hotel Onyx. It was a great location - not far from the airport or the tourist-friendly waterfront area, but not itself in a crowded or tourist-heavy area. Enough street activity that you felt safe walking around, but nothing loud to keep you up at night. The hospitality from the staff was first rate. Our room was beautiful and gave us a great view. The breakfast spread was expansive and the... read more
Thank you for your review! I hope to welcome you back again!
Wonderful Cape Town/Johannesburg Tour
Oct 15 - Oct 28, 2022
Many thanks to Lucy at Salty Travel, who set us up with a fantastic holiday in Cape Town/environs and Johannesburg, South Africa. The lodgings were diverse, comfortable and welcoming. The daily activities were varied and exceeded expectations and the guides and drivers, without exception, were deeply knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. In addition to Lucy, special thanks go to Craig Taljaard and Humphrey at Capey Travel, for great driving, great food, insights into ZA and... read more
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I am always so pleased to hear that you loved the itinerary that we specifically tailored for you.
We would love to have you back and show you more in the future!
We had an amazing trip and loved working with...
Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2022
We had an amazing trip and loved working with KimKim. They were very responsive and helpful.
Thank you read more
My pleasure and I am delighted to receive your review and that you had a great trip.
Thank you for your feedback about The Silo and Royal Malewane. They will be so happy to hear your positive feedback and reviews.
Thank you so much!
We had an amazing trip! With Deborah's coord...
Sep 7 - Sep 23, 2022
We had an amazing trip! With Deborah's coordination, expertise and knowledge, she blended our request for traditional African cultural experiences and off the beaten path adventures. We visited Johannesburg (Soweto, Cradle of Humankind, Sterkfontein Caves), Safari in Kruger Bush, Cape Town coastal tours (including lunch with Nicky Gibbs!), Paternoster (Penguins, lunch at Wolfgat), Cederberg, (Rock Art), Franschhoek (Wine Country), National Parks (both Western & Fossil), Victoria Falls, then... read more
Hello Dear Janice & Dean
It was so incredible to meet you and spend a bit of time with you as well. I loved planning your dream trip with you and that I could get you off the beaten track!
I look forward to visiting you in the US next year.
Thank you so much for the review - it makes what I do so rewarding.
Garden Route tour with Steph
Aug 28 - Sep 6, 2022
The trip was great overall, Our guide, Steph, was fantastic. We changed a few items in the itinerary due to weather/cancellations & added a few unplanned activities. All of the hotels were great. Activities
Bettys bay - Stoney Point Penguins colony; Wilderness - canoeing/hike; Boutkans bridge bungee jump; Tsitsikamma National park hike; Plettenburg Bay skydive; Robberg nature areas hike; Knysna catamaran sunset cruise; whale watch tour; Oudsthoorn cango caves; meerkat viewing
I am so happy you enjoyed the Garden Route with Steph. Our Garden Route partners are just the best and Steph really is an excellent guide which I am very happy to have matched with you. Thank you for mentioning all the activities you did as well - the Garden Route is ideal for adventures, which you clearly made the best of!
I did pass your review and your positive feedback on Whatsapp to Steph. It is always great to get good reviews as we do believe we give our all to make... read more
Lovely Cape Town Excursion
Aug 16 - Aug 23, 2022
Petru did a great job organizing the trip for us. She was responsive and available throughout the entire booking process as well as when we were in country. The accommodations and tours she arranged certainly exceeded our expectations! She was also happy to answer questions we had about South Africa in general and expectations for travel.
Noel was our guide, and we really enjoyed having a dedicated private guide for our time in Cape Town. He was personable and knowledgeable, and really... read more
Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the accommodations and that you were looked after by your guide on tour.
Thank you again!
All the best, Petru
Amazing Trip to South Africa
Aug 13 - Aug 23, 2022
thank you Lize and the Kimkim team and our wonderful knowledgeable guides. Rehana and Leisel for a fantastic trip . The experiences from the hike up Table Mountain, Cape Tour and phenomenal Garden Route and all their suggestions made for unforgettable memories! First rate!
Thank you for your wonderful review and positive comments.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip and had a great time in South Africa!
Hope to see you return soon.
Best Wishes, Lize
This was our first time working with a travel...
Jul 22 - Aug 5, 2022
This was our first time working with a travel agent, so we went into it with apprehensions. Taf and her team were exceptional at planning out our trip, giving us a unique mix of experiences, and they were always there when we needed them - literally day or night. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to working with Taf again! read more
Thank you for your kind words. It was so lovely to host your group and you were all wonderful to work with.
We look forward to welcoming you and your families again soon and showing you more that our continent has to offer.
Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. ...
Aug 6 - Aug 13, 2022
Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. The hotel in Capetown was great and such a good location. Our guide Chris was fantastic. Some of the items listed to see we did not see and I was disappointed about some of those. I felt they should not have been listed if we actually could not get to see them because I chose this trip based on some of them. The things we did do were terrific.
The Nkorho lodge was another highlight - the food, services and amenities were wonderful and the safari... read more
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we appreciate it. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience. The photos taken are beautiful! Especially of all the animals seen at Nkorho Bush Lodge. The feedback you send always provide us with clear insight and give a true reflection of your overall experience. We will take forward all the comments and criticism as it will help us to improve. We do know there is always room for improvement! Hope to be of assistance again in the near future.
All the best, Lize
Lize did a good job. Some suggestions in hin...
Jul 20 - Aug 1, 2022
Lize did a good job. Some suggestions in hindsight:
At Victoria Falls, I recommend doing both sides of the falls. Pioneer Lodge is very good. The trip to Chobe is very good.
At Cape Town our guide Mario was very good.
Tangala--the tents have no heat. The sleeping and shower were accordingly very uncomfortable. Guests should be made aware of that before hand; we were not.
Elephant Plains is a great property, but the wi-fi is very limited to the bar area--nothing in the rooms. ... read more
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we appreciate it. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience. The feedback you send always provide us with clear insight and give a true reflection of your overall experience. We will take forward all the comments and criticism as it will help us to improve. We do know there is always room for improvement! Hope to be of assistance again in the near future.
All the best, Lize
Craig with Capey Tours in Capetown was amazin...
Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2022
Craig with Capey Tours in Capetown was amazing he made our trip even better with his knowledge of Capetown and fun personality
Eddy and Adolph at Chisomo went above and beyond to make our safari exciting and packed with a great variety of animals.
Lucy was so easy to work with on our entire trip and was very fast to respond to any query. I will definitely recommend Kimkim to family and friends our trip could not have been better short of staying another week.
Thank you Martha for all the incredible feedback. We are so pleased that you had a great time! Thank you for the wonderful review.
Anniversary trip of a lifetime to Southern Africa
Jun 24 - Jul 5, 2022
Tafadzwa (Taf to us) Chindove was the generous genius that helped my family plan and execute our life changing trip to Southern Africa. It was the 50th anniversary of our marriage, the high school graduation of our oldest grandchild, the 15th wedding anniversary of one of our children and so much more to celebrate that the trip just had to be perfect. It exceeded all of sour expectations.
There were 22 of our family on that trip. My wife and I, all four of our kids and spouses and all of... read more
Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing the highlights from your trip. I am delighted that you were able to create wonderful memories while celebrating these cherished milestones with your family.
As mentioned previously you were so patient and such an easy group to work with and I genuinely enjoyed planning your trip. I am glad you got to see the different facets our region has to offer. We are eager to welcome you again whenever you're ready!
All the best and warm regards to you all
When asked if we enjoyed our trip....Answer was "we are going to come back!"
Jun 18 - Jul 1, 2022
Our trip was absolutely fantastic! IT was 2 weeks and we did so much. There were a few activities that had to change and we received communication way ahead of time. This is the second time I have used Kimkim Travel for trips and I will continue to use them. I was so please with how Lucy stayed in touch and responded quickly. This trip was only my youngest son and myself. We will be taking the entire family back after such a wonderful time we had. We WILL be contacting Lucy through... read more
Thank you Kim for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased you had a fantastic time, cannot wait to help you plan your next adventure!
Lize is amazing, helpful, knowledgable, quick turnaround and fun to interact
May 31 - Jun 8, 2022
The trip was fantastic. The suggestions were very good. We started communicating last minute with very little time left before our departure to cape town.
We didn't figure out the Kruger Safari and we are glad that we connected with Lize and booked our Kruger Safari experience and the Shark cage diving day trip through her.
She is super helpful, knowledgable and our go to person for another trip to SA in future.
Thank you Lize once again, you are awesome!
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we appreciate it. The feedback you send always provide us with clear insight and give a true reflection of your overall experience.
Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your safari and the Shark Gage Diving experience.
Hope to be of assistance again in the near future.
All the best, Lize
Deborah (AKA the Debz), was such a joy to wor...
May 2 - May 19, 2022
Deborah (AKA the Debz), was such a joy to work with. She coordinated travel for my honeymoon which included stops in Johannesburg, Cape Town, the Winelands, Chobe, Victoria Falls, Kruger and Zanzibar. A trip we coined "Beach Wine Safari." She answered all my questions, big and small, leading up to our trip. Deborah really listened to what we wanted to get out of the trip and made all our dreams come true. She is extremely knowledgeable. Additionally, throughout our trip she was... read more
Aaaah Therese & Chancey
It was so awesome meeting you and I really enjoyed our interactions during our planning stages right from the start. Thank you so much for the really thoughtful review and the time you spent writing it.
I can't wait to come and visit you in the US!
Great trip to South Africa - paying attention to the details.
Apr 15 - Apr 25, 2022
Our trip to South Africa was fantastic. We spent some time in Cape Town, drove the garden route, then stayed at Lions Sands for the safari experience. There has not been any major issues and we were very happy with the entire trip. Lize was very responsive and remained very flexible as we planned our trip. She is a professional and I enjoyed working with her. Our guide in Cape town, Rehanna was an outstanding guide, going above and beyond to ensure we had a great trip. We firmly believe our... read more
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we appreciate it. The feedback you send always provide us with clear insight and give a true reflection of your overall experience. We will take forward all the comments and criticism as it will help us to improve. We do know there is always room for improvement! Hope to be of assistance again in the near future.
All the best, Lize
Deb, the world class travel agent!
Apr 7 - Apr 14, 2022
Deb was phenomenal! From the start, she was super communicative and eased us into the process of working with a travel agent, as we had never done so before. Every morning we would wake up to amazing updates that got us incredibly excited for our trip.
As she learned more about ourselves and what we wanted from our trip, she never batted an eye about making changes to our itinerary and even made suggestions about things that we never thought possible. When we were on the trip, we had a few... read more
You are awesome - even though you have been one of the very few clients I have NOT met in person. Thank you for the best review ever and the heartfelt message. It means the world to me - even more so after a few years of not having any. It's so nice to be back in the game.
Amazing itinerary and client-focused service ...
Apr 11 - Apr 21, 2022
Amazing itinerary and client-focused service by Deb! The itinerary was fairly complex since we were visiting 4 countries, but the activity selection, local guide selection, accommodations, and the *numerous* transfers were all seamless. We are so happy with our trip, and could not have done it without flawless execution by Deb. She was also very mindful of our budget and we felt she maximized the experience and value based on what we had planned on spending. Also amazingly responsive during... read more
Dear Kathy & Family
It was such a pleasure planning your trip! I really enjoyed working with you to make sure that you get the best out of your time spent in Southern Africa.
It was also really nice to meet you, albeit for only a short time. Hopefully we will have more time next time you make your way to this side of the world.
Thank you, again, for trusting my team and I with this big responsibility.
Deborah could not have been more perfect from...
Nov 20 - Nov 25, 2021
Deborah could not have been more perfect from start to finish.
The start: we were taking a last minute vacation to South Africa as part of our honeymoon (I worked for an airline so that was feasible). When I say last minute, we were coming in a week!!! That was absolutely no problem for Deborah, who took it in stride, perfectly planning every detail from our time in Cape Town to our safari in Krueger. If you are considering working with Deborah, do it! Thanks again for making our trip one we’ll never forget.
After a long drought of international travelers, it was incredible to have you as our first returning client. It was a pleasure meeting you with your energetic and exciting personality.
Thank you so much for the great review!
Aug 6 - Aug 22, 2021
We had an amazing time in South Africa and the ease of coordinating on KimKim and our specialist Carla was great. Would definitely book this way again!
Thanks for the great feedback.
I’m glad you had an enjoyable trip in my country.
I look forward to hearing from you again in the future
Hooked on Safaris & South Africa
May 21 - May 31, 2021
Our honeymoon to South Africa was truly unforgettable, and we are already dreaming of our next safari trip. We wouldn’t change anything about the itinerary Petru helped us put together, other than adding more time! We can’t wait to be back and would use Petru again, especially with how communicative she is and how easily she helped us navigate having to delay our trip by 8 months due to Covid. Thanks for helping us create the best memories!
Claire, I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience.
To receive feedback like this makes such a huge difference, thank you very much!
Making memories is what it is all about and happy to assist you in the near future.
Keep well and until next time.
All the best,
Great Local Specialist - Disappointing reaction and accomodation to global COVID-19 emergency
Mar 8 - Mar 21, 2020
I was very impressed with Stephanie. She was wonderful and i would reccommend her and book with her again. We were loving our trip but then the Government of South Africa declared a national disaster and the Canadian Government ordered all Canadians abroad to come home so we needed to leave our trip early and forego our 2 nights at Addo Elephant park, our 3 night safari at Hlosi and our flight on safair back to Cape Town. Given the circumstances, I am extremely shocked and upset that we... read more
Our local specialist Deborah was fantastic
Feb 28 - Mar 8, 2020
Our local specialist Deborah was fantastic in helping us organise the trip from start to finish. We encountered a few teething problems along the way to do with booking of flights but all issues were resolved to our total satisfaction without any fuss. Deborah also arranged excellent choice of on the ground personal guides and car transfers which all went very smoothly, they were all very professional and knowledgeable. All in all we would highly recommend Deborah and her team and would like to thank her for making our honeymoon so memorable in South Africa.
Dear James & Darnie
It was such a pleasure to help you plan this trip and to meet you. I am also happy that we could overcome the teething problems and that you ended up having a great honeymoon.
Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you in SA again soon!
All the best,
Amazing African Adventure!!!
Feb 8 - Feb 17, 2020
My friends and I had an AMAZING trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe. It was probably the best vacation of my life...and I've gone on a lot of vacations. Cindy was such a great agent, and she created an exceptional itinerary for us. I will definitely be telling all my friends to use her when planning their trips to the area. Thank you, Cindy!!
Thank you Summer, it was a real pleasure to work with you and great to hear you had an amazing time!
I look forward to work with you and your friends in the near future! Have fun and make lots of memories as you go! Wishing you a great year further and all the best!
Victoria Falls and South Africa
Jan 12 - Jan 24, 2020
My wife and I traveled with another couple to Victoria Falls (2 nights) and South Africa. We toured the garden route (5 nights), had 3 nights in Cape Town, and had 2 nights at Inyati Game Lodge. Kimkim did an excellent job in making all our travel arrangements. This included internal flights, rental car, and all hotels. All our hotels were excellent with the exception of Ibhayi Guest Lodge in Port Elizabeth.
Our rooms in Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooked a watering hole. From our... read more
Thank you kindly for your positive feedback.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Victoria Falls and South Africa.
Hope to hear from you again in the near future.
Best Wishes, Lize
Stephanie was great, really helpful
Jan 12 - Jan 21, 2020
Stephanie was great, really helpful, knowlegable and able to work within our modest budget. Thoroughly recomend Stephanie and kim kim
Thank you kindly for your positive feedback.
I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip.
Hope to hear from you again in the near future.
Best Wishes, Stephanie
Eon was excellent!
Nov 8 - Nov 14, 2019
Eon was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and gave us time to spend together as a family.
Thanks to Debra for all the helpful tips for the road trip as well!
Thank you so much for the great review!
Eon is indeed a great guy and we are so happy that we could have them on your trip. I hope you enjoyed your whole experience in South Africa as well.
Hope to have you in SA again someday soon.
Our 21 day South African “Investment Trip”
Sep 17 - Oct 12, 2019
Our 21 day South African “Investment Trip” was over the top in so many ways: tailor made itinerary by Carla and Deidre @ Salty Travel with revisions, figuring out and responding to our “wants”, including:
*Cape Town/Presidents Hotel @Bantry Bay - 2 bedroom 2 en-suite bath sitting room and kitchenette, delicious European & full breakfast (eggs cooked to order), delightful staff and daily chocolates!
*Hermanus/Baleens Hotel - unique in style but very comfortable and close proximity... read more
Thanks so much for the very detailed review. I'm so glad you had an amazing time in South Africa.
We will take the feedback you have given about your Kruger experience to their management.
We hope to see you again soon in Southern Africa.
See you soon
Aug 13 - Aug 25, 2019
We had a great trip to southern Africa! Deb booked everything we asked for and more. Our favorite experiences included shark cage diving in South Africa, the Chobe photographic safari with Pangolin lodge in Botswana, a great Kruger safari, and the eye opening Soweto tour in Johannesburg. Beautiful parts of the world with comfortable lodging and memorable moments. Deb took away all of the logistical issues I was stressed about when I initially started planning, and incorporated experiences I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Loved it!
Thank you for the awesome review! You are the best. So happy you enjoyed all the experiences. We really try to match everyone with the experiences best suited to their interests and I am very happy we managed to succeed in doing it.
I hope you will carry Southern Africa in your heart for a while and find time to come back here again soon!
All the best
Deb & Tara
Dale's Birthday Trip to Southern Africa
Jul 6 - Jul 21, 2019
First, I need to thank Deborah and Tara from Eglin Africa Travel in Cape Town for their recommendations and for planning & arranging an amazing two week holiday in Africa. This was important as my family celebrated my wife's 60th while away.
I cannot recommend their services highly enough - real five star support right throughout the process and they even created a WhatsApp group so we could communicate while away.
Deborah recommended amazing hotels in Cape Town and Stellenbosch and three... read more
Hello Brett, Dale, Ellie & Pete
Thank you again for the kind words and the really good review. It means the world to us, but it means even more to us that you had the trip of a lifetime. We knew it was important to you and a big trip for the family.
Hope to see you back here again soon.
Deborah & Tara
White water rafting
Jun 25 - Jun 25, 2019
The rafting trip was well organised and a great day out !
South Africa in 15 days
May 15 - May 29, 2019
This is the third time I’ve used kimkim to help with my travel planning. Clearly they work with the best travel specialists in the world. For my South African adventure kimkim connected me with Elgin Africa, I couldn’t have asked for a better match!
Deborah contacted me first, she got back to me right away with answers for my questions about budget and best time to visit South Africa. After couple of emails I knew I was in good hands.
Tara contacted me second, she was wonderful from the... read more
I've asked Deborah to post my response to your beautiful review here as I was not able to.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share a bit about your experience booking with us, and for the amazing feedback. It is truly appreciated, and heart-warming to know that you enjoyed your trip so much. We could not have asked for a better result. :) Seriously, it brings us so much joy that you enjoyed your vacation in South Africa this much!
We wish we could review our clients too. You were... read more
Apr 30 - May 1, 2019
We had two tours- one with Eon and one with Lisa- and both were wonderful! Eon took us to the wine country- 3 wineries and lunch- and Lisa took us on a scenic tour of the peninsula- Cape Point, Boulders Beach- and lunch at Two Oceans. We cannot say enough about them- both guides were so knowledgeable, fun, interesting, attentive, sweet- we were so very impressed! Would definitely recommend both to our family and friends.
Thank you for the positive feedback. I have been wondering how it went! Eon said you had a great time, but always good to hear it from you as well. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our beautiful country as well.
Till next time.
Deborah & Marita
South Africa Jaunt
Apr 10 - Apr 22, 2019
We had a truly great trip. We spoke with Deborah and Tara beforehand and they planned everything out perfectly. All great choices for accommodations, tours and guides. Also, they stayed in touch with us the whole time to make sure we had no problems or to make additional suggestions on the go. So glad we found them and KimKim!! Seth Jacobson
Dear Seth and Susan
Thank you for the great review (and the peanut butter cups 😉). It was a pleasure working with you and if we could rate the travelers, then we would give you a 5 too. All the best and hope to have you back one day.
Deborah and Tara
Finally made it!
Jan 3 - Jan 20, 2019
We were quite apprehensive embarking on this trip due to the fear of the unknown. However, right from the onset our fears were allayed by the excellent planning by Tara and her team and the constant follow up throughout the trip. We felt assured that if we ran Into any problems, they would be taken care of by Tara.
Overall the iterarany planned between Tara and us was excellent!!! The only suggestion we would have is for the day trip to the Drakensberg should be done in two days if time... read more
Hi Rekha and Craig,
Thank you so so much for this fantastic review! We are thrilled you had such a good trip. :) Our work is that much more worthwhile when we receive such positive feedback from our clients, it really was a pleasure to assist you in having the best possible experience of South Africa you could have had. And thank you for these beautiful photo's!
Wishing you all the best and hope we can one day plan a trip for you again.
Tara & Deborah
A week in (and around) Cape Town
Jan 20 - Jan 27, 2019
Please note that this review pertains to the Elgin Africa travel agency, and is not a reflection of the small group tour we joined, which was delightful.
My boyfriend and I chose to use KimKim because of the wonderful reviews and business model – offering customized, local attention for a 5% service fee. We are economical travelers and have spent nights in modest quarters (including a tent in the desert without heating, cooling or a personal toilet). Which is why we specifically described... read more
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. In your second last paragraph you mentioned that you received zero response, but I have checked with kimkim and they confirmed that the system registered you opening up the response.
Here is what I sent you:
"Unfortunately, Lizani has left as a travel specialist, but I will answer as best I can. I am not able to advise why she did not give you the backpacker option, I'm afraid... We generally do high-end clients and perhaps that is... read more
Cape town - garden route - kruger
Dec 8 - Dec 22, 2018
Deborah was a fantastic tour guide and helped us to find 2 amazing once in a lifetime tours.
Kruger national park was amazing and hosted by an awesome local guide who showed us the big 5 and more. Everything went really smoothly with meeting the guide and Deborah and Tara were super helpful ensuring we were collected and happy throughout the trip.
The second part of our holiday was doing the garden route which again was a fantastic experience and showed us many of the best sights!
I'd really... read more
Hi Zoe and Rob
I am so happy that you enjoyed your time in SA as well as the tours we picked for you!
Thank you once again for trusting us with your travel plans.
All the best!
Garden Route highlights
Dec 10 - Dec 16, 2018
Excellent service from Deborah. She managed to find a group tour of the Garden route which suited our needs. She was always quick to respond to my messages.
Would highly recommend Kimkim!
Thank you for your review and I am really happy you enjoyed your time in SA!
Shout if you ever need to come back.
South Africa leg
Oct 9 - Oct 16, 2018
Carla was incredibly helpful, friendly, approachable, knowledgable, and adaptable to my changing requests. Even when I thought I was being annoying with my constant questions, I definitely never got that impression from her. I would absolutely use kimkim again, and would recommend Carla to anyone thinking of visiting South Africa.
Thank you so much for the kind words Rosie, it was just as much of a pleasure to work with you. Kaleb confirmed they had a wonderful stay here is South Africa. Until next time, take care :)
Day wine tasting tour
Sep 17 - Sep 17, 2018
We started planning our trip several months before coming to South Africa. Carla was extremely responsive, she worked with us on itinerary to accommodate our interests. She worked through small issues and we had a wonderful informative tour with our guide Mark. Highly recommend.
South Africa Self-Drive
Jul 15 - Aug 6, 2018
This is an incredible service, and I can’t express how much I appreciate being able to visit a new place — new cultures, new languages, contested histories — and feel like I left it with something more than a superficial layer of tourist-appropriate experience.
Deborah (with help from Tara - of Elgin Africa) provided us with an incredibly thoughtful and perfectly paced itinerary for our 22-day holiday. Deborah’s understanding of us — she really listened to us — and of the options before... read more
Dear AJ & Shannon
I can not thank you enough for the beautiful review and the opportunity to plan this trip with you. Tara and I really enjoyed doing it and felt like we were traveling with you.
Thank you for sharing the photos and your experience with us. It was really great meeting you too and hearing all about the trip. We will plan a trip with you again any day!
And you are on my to-visit list in the US soon.
Deb & Tara
Garden route, South Africa
Jun 23 - Jun 26, 2018
The trip was amazing from start to finish! I had an amazing time. Carla and my tour guide, Julian were superb! Thank you.
May 25 - Jun 1, 2018
OH MY GOD, Deborah is Awesome, so nice ,patient and always answer when i call on her , sometimes 12 am . She is GREAT and the best i have ever known my whole Life . Indeed she is a Specialist. I recommend anyone going to South Africa and booking with KimKim should Chose Deborah . God this lady is Amazing , her timing , planning and service is amazing , she will make you feel like a Royal away from Home . I have decided to come go to cape town every year because of her. She is the best i have... read more
Thank you SO much for your very generous review! I can't wait to hear from you again and plan your trip to SA again soon!
Safari and Johannesburg City (Soweto)
Apr 21 - Apr 26, 2018
I found the experience to be good overall. I especially enjoyed the Tremisana lodge in South America and the folks at Marc's treehouse were very accommodating. They had not received my requirement or did not accurately record my requirement for an ensuite but they switched rooms without any problems.
It happened to be a low season and the switch perhaps could not have been possible during the high season.
Initially I found Carla, my kimkim travel agent to be hard to get a hold of... read more
safari with Sophi
Apr 20 - Apr 20, 2018
great day trips to both cape point and the safari!!
Thank you for rating your tours
I hope to see you again in future
You can contact me for anything at anytime
10 Days in South Africa: Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari
Mar 9 - Mar 16, 2018
Every part of my trip went like clockwork exactly according to plan. Both of the lodges that I went to were very good although Settlers Drift was the best. The rangers and wild life was also excellent.
All my car transfers wore on time with good drivers and my Avis hire car was good and as planned
Thank you so much for your feedback.... It was great to work with you and hope to be of assistance in the near future! Until then take care and make good memories!
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2018
Thanks Carla for your guide through emails. Everything was perfect, on time and the price is reasonable. The driver also cooperative and give us lots of information about cape town. Will definitely recommend this tour.
I'm so glad you had a great time in Cape Town. I am here to help and love showing off our lovely country :-)
Hope to see you soon!
Nick & Ruth's SA Trip
Nov 2 - Nov 23, 2017
We have just returned from a quite superb trip to South Africa and will most definitely be going again! We made our way from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape ending with a Safari at Amakhala, where our amazingly knowledgeable and funny guide made every minute fascinating...it was surprisingly cold in the early mornings and evenings though (mid November), so make sure you take long sleeves and plenty of layers...they do have fleece blankets (which we used every day) but I wish I had more... read more
Hi Nick & Ruth ... Apologies for the delayed reply ... I am very glad to hear you enjoyed your time in SA .. and your points raised on the previous review have been noted - we always appreciate constructive criticism - thanks for the feedback!
Nick & Ruth's SA Trip
Nov 2 - Nov 23, 2017
Didn't really have much contact with Howard, mostly done with Lize Enderstein, who always responded to our emails quickly and efficiently.
Maybe more could be done initially to ascertain client's preferences in terms of types of hotels and budget, and maybe more questions regarding client's likes and dislikes, but overall Lize chose very good Hotels and we were very happy with Paradise Tours in Cape Town.
A little more fine details information would have been good, e.g. good idea to... read more
Oct 16 - Nov 3, 2017
First time we've booked on the internet. It couldn't have been easier. Great communication.
Howard was very helpful and knowledgeable. Didn't tire of answering even the daftest of my questions. Also very helpful during the holiday, not just before it.
It was a great pleasure to be of assistance to you and your wonderful family! All the best to you! Hope to hear from you again in the future... take good care until then!
8-Day Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari
Nov 4 - Nov 8, 2017
We had a tight budget and were exploring different options to see what best fit our interests and budget for our Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari. Howard was extremely patient and helpful with suitable recommendations. Overall, it was a generally fuss free and enjoyable process.
You were a star to work with and it would be great to welcome you back to SA again in the future... Take care and wishing you all the best!
Cape Town South Africa
Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2017
I was very impressed with the excursion and hotel bookings. As well as it Guide Ian, with Paradise Touring. He as extremely helpful and knowledgeable about our trip. I would highly recommend Kimkim and Ian for anyone I know traveling to South Africa. Thank you!!
Very easy to work with, and accommodating no matter how many times we asked him to revise our itnerary.
Hi Missy .. so glad you had a good time in SA and was a pleasure working with you! I hope you make it back to Southern Africa again in the future !