Roll out the superlatives!
Aug 16 - Aug 25, 2023
All three of us thought this was a truly wonderful trip, beautifully planned by Deb. There were so many high points: In Jo'burg: the Peech Hotel and the tour of Soweto,. The amazing Ivory Wilderness Lodge near Kruger NP and the extraordinary guides Warren ("elephant whisperer") and Shane (infectious enthusiasm). The enjoyable Panorama Route tour. In Cape Town: our excellent tour guide Matthew for both the Cape Peninsula tour (including Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden) and the breathtaking spring flowers in the West Coast NP.
Deb and her team were exceptionally responsive throughout. This was a once in a lifetime experience.
A great place to get over jet lag. Staff exceptional.
Incredible service way out in the bush. Extraordinary guides. Fine dining among the animals. Our agent, Deb, really pushed this place and she was 100% right.
Very comfortable but had to leave room before our flight pickup. My family loved the private reserve right outside our door.
Very comfortable and great staff though we got one of the smaller rooms with no view.
The Soweto tour was led by proud residents who showed us the full spectrum of Soweto. Very educational. The Apartheid Museum was sobering but necessary.
As said in lodging section, a long and bumpy drive, but amazing accommodations out in the bush.
Both drives with the infectiously enthusiastic Shane. Among other animals, saw a lovely parade of elephants.
Both drives with Warren, who is extraordinarily knowledgeable. Loves the animals, a true "elephant whisperer." Can't say enough about his quality.
A fine finish to an extraordinary experience. Got up close with a lion. Enjoyable Panorama tour, dramatic scenery. Unembeza Lodge was a good way station stop.
Not the most amazing scenery ever, but well worth the trip.
Worth the experience, though a little discomfort about cultural appropriation .
It was a little hazy, but glad to have done it.
Very enjoyable, especially as sun came out at Cape Point.
We were really looking forward to this, and the fields of flowers did not disappoint.