Kudos to the team for organizing a truly spectacular trip of a lifetime!
South Africa | Aug 27 - Sep 8, 2023

Kari C.
Wasco, IL | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Kudos to the team for organizing a truly spectacular trip of a lifetime! From my first inquiry with KimKim to the interactions with the local specialist team, communication was flawless. The itinerary was perfect! Anna-marie checked in with us periodically throughout the trip to ensure all was going well. The accommodations were amazing throughout the trip and the activities were perfect. The first safaris out of Simbavati allowed us to see the big five and many other animals. Our tour guide for excursions out of CapeTown (Wendy) - Peninsula/Penguin tour and wine country - was exceptional! Perhaps one of the most memorable was the Pangolin Photo Safari - and we are by no means photographers. The pictures we captured under the expert guidance of Sara will be treasured memories of our trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in South Africa and appreciate all of the efforts by the team to make it so. We highly recommend the KimKim/Elgin Africa team!!

Hotel Review
Simbavati Hilltop Lodge

Simbavati Hilltop is the perfect location for your African safari. The accommodations are luxurious. One afternoon as I woke from my nap on the day bed, I was greeted by a giraffes and zebras grazing in the meadow close to the hotel. The staff are attentive and friendly - with the safari guide and tracker being quite skilled in finding the perfect viewing opportunities. The food was delicious with several choices offered at each meal. Highly recommend!!

Authenticity & Character
The individual "tents" allowed for a safe accommodation near the animals.
The ability to see game from our room as well as quickly getting to areas to see other animals.
Friendly and attentive. Only 8 rooms which allowed for personalized service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms are spacious and clean with twice daily service.
Local specialist: Anna-marie Mocke
Anna-marie Mocke
Local specialist in Cape, Winelands | Replied on Sep 13, 2023

Hello Kari

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and good review. It was wonderful planning this trip with you and meeting you and Richard.

Thank you for trusting us to plan this special trip for you!

Warm greetings