We just had an incredible 11 days in South Af...
Sep 17 - Sep 27, 2023
We just had an incredible 11 days in South Africa and cannot say enough good things about the process, our guide (Liz in Cape Town) and the accommodations and people at the Thabamati Luxury Tent Camp. Even our guesthouse in Franschoek was incredibly cute and convenient. We would 10000% recommend this exact trip for anyone visiting the country. Our only swap might be cutting a day in Cape Town to spend an extra night in wine country or safari.
This place is amazing. The food, the staff, the accommodations are all first class. We only spent four nights here but my wife cried on our last dinner as she never wanted to leave. Courtnee, Brett, Mish, Sips, Oscar, Caswell, Zona (I know I’m misspelling this one) and all others were so great and helpful throughout.
The Commodore was a great hotel in a nice location. Nothing g fancy but a clean place with great staff and amenities
Such a cute guesthouse steps from downtown Franschoek. It had a cozy feel with a fire and honesty bar, great rooms, and a lovely staff.
Our guide, Liz, was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and flexible when the weather got in the way of our plans. We felt like she was a third traveler with us rather than an intrusive guide. We didn't get the best weather for our Table Mountain visit, but Liz was able to shuffle things around for us and the experience was still remarkable.
The whale cruise was a unique experience. My wife is a big nature and animal lover, so it was a treat for her. It was a bit crowded but still an experience worth having.
This was unexpected. We had Liz as our guide again and she provided us with great recommendations for wineries and restaurants. The wineries were incredible, especially the Ernie Els Winery.
The safari was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We were in the middle of nowhere and got up early for the safari. We wished we could have done a few more bushwalks but it was too hot. We spent our days reading and watching the animals come and go from the watering hole.