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- Office In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 1996)
- Member Of:
- Southern Africa Tourism Services Association
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
We are extremely proud to have one of the highest rankings on SafariBookings (out of 347 client reviews, we have 346 5-star reviews and 1 4-star review). Since our establishment in 1996, Pembury Tours has emerged as one of the leading tour operators covering Southern & Eastern Africa. We have a culture that genuinely aims to "exceed expectations". Our commitment to service, together with our knowledge & passion for Africa, ensures that our clients have memorable, seamless & hassle-free holidays.
Took all the stress away
While I wouldn't usually use a tour guide for a trip to Europe, the US or even Asia, I didn't feel as confident booking my three weeks honeymoon in Southern Africa across five countries. Kerry took all that stress away. Every transfer was on time, we stayed in amazing hotels and had incredible fun on all of the booked activities.
We went through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique for a variety of safaris, beaches, diving, city breaks and sight-seeing and had a wonderful time. A great balance of travelling to see places while having time to relax and unwind.
Being able to pay for the trip in one go, and knowing someone was on hand (whatsapp and phone) if there were any issues made the trip much easier, especially after organising a wedding!
Trip of a Lifetime! Well Planned and Low Stress
Kerry and Pembury tours put together an excellent tour on our first trip to Africa. From the first step of planning Kerry listened to us and our budget and put together a great tour for us to Inyati Lodge in the Sabi Sands in South Africa. Previously to other destinations my wife and I have enjoyed planning our trips independent of a travel agent, however Africa seems to be a different situation. Kerry listened to our needs and our trip was an incredible experience at what was the best price we found. Additionally, Kerry was available throughout our trip with questions that came up, or when the inevitable hiccups occur on a long (and distant) trip she helped us work through them. This was one of the best services available to us and has changed our view on travel agencies in general. While we more than likely will not be traveling to Africa in the near future, Pembury Tours will be our first and likely only stop when planning our next trip there!
Fantastic service and level of knowledge - won't use any other safari tour operator
Kerry Ririe was our tour consultant and this was the 3rd time we have used her & Pembury Tour services.
Absolutely fantastic level of knowledge and excellent service.
This holiday was a 10 day trip to Kruger National Park, with 2 days at Idube Lodge to finish our holiday.
Patrick, who met us at the airport and guided us to the car hire, was a lovely chap, very friendly and professional. He made our arrival very easy, efficient and stress free.
The Hire car was really good. Easy pick up & return.
Our first night’s accommodation at Critchley Hackle Lodge, Dullstroom was perfect and we had the most delicious dinner on site - a wonderful start to our holiday.
The camps in Kruger were very good. Kerry spent time assisting and advising us on which camps to stay at. Our favourite by far was Olifants, with our bungalow having the most superb views over the river. It was hard to drag ourselves away.
Game viewing was excellent, everyday was filled with wonderful wildlife, the highlights being 2 cheetahs on the Timbavati road and a pride of lions blocking the road as we left Lower Sabie very early one morning. Giraffes fighting and wild dogs at the side of the road sleeping off a busy morning and honey badgers at dusk, all greatly added to our experience. We must have seen over 30 wild dogs in two packs, it was just amazing as we hadn't seen wild dogs previously and they were so much fun to watch.
We had four separate leopard sightings .... each one was breathtaking.
We didn't see a rhino until our last day in Kruger, which completed the big 5 and then saw rhino twice daily at Idubi .
The drive to Idube was a bit bumpy in places but, the car handled it well, otherwise very straight forward and Kerry's directions were excellent.
Idube had lovely staff, with our tracker Ian & guide Mark, being excellent. They made each safari fun and extremely educational.
Accommodation was good with a very comfortable bed.We really enjoyed our time there. The public areas at Idubi are very attractive and all of the staff were lovely they even shared a couple of recipes with me which was so kind .
Long drive back to Jo'burg airport after breakfast but, good roads and very achievable .
Overall, another fantastic holiday - thanks again to Kerry & Pembury for making it so smooth, so personal and so amazing. Her incredible knowledge and ability to marry our wishes and needs have yet again ensured that we had the holiday of a lifetime. We really appreciate how she tailors our wishes into the most fabulous trips even when our wishes are bigger than our budget. We talk a lot about how special Kerry makes our holidays. Namibia stands out in particular, we could never have done it without her and we will be forever grateful to Kerry for introducing us to Addo Elephant National Park. Thanks to Kerry SA is our number one destination choice. We've shared kerry's name and that of Pembury Tours with so many people who are eager to consider a SA holiday but uncertain as to where to start.
Kerry & Pembury Tours have given us the most amazing holidays and Kerry's first hand experience and recommendations have ensured that every trip has been outstanding . We wouldn’t consider having anyone else assist us.
Perfect from day 1...
This is the 2nd time I've used Pembury Tours and dealt with Ms Tammy thru emails and wats app. The first time was 2019 when we went a a big group of friends and family. This time I took my own family of 5 (Oct 2022). Both times all quotes, instructions, bookings made were very clear and straight forward. If things needed to be changed it was very easy to contact and get a reply from Pembury. Thank you for making our vacation special and hassle free. Use Pembury Tours, you won't regret it. I've already referred other friends who used them July 2022 and they were also happy.
Easy to work with, was quick to tailor our Safari to what we wanted, great results
Kerry was quick to respond to our questions as we sought to narrow down our options. The itinerary quickly came together to match our days available and what we wanted to do while in South Africa. We loved each of the lodges we stayed at. Kerry was available every step of the way, from planning, to confirmation, to logistics while we were in the country. And it was so nice being met when we arrived at the airport and having every detail worked out from where we were staying and getting from place to place throughout the week we were there. Never had to worry about a thing--the perfect vacation. In addition, the lodge operators knew our preferences without us even having to say a thing. Would gladly work with Kerry and Pembury Tours again.
Other Safaris & Tours7 – Offered by Pembury Tours
8-Day Kruger Safari & Cape Town
$3,237 to $3,515 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Hoedspruit (Start), Timbavati NR (Greater Kruger), Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger), Cape Town (End)
7-Day Cape Town & Malaria-Free Safari
$2,162 to $2,487 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Lalibela GR, Port Elizabeth (End)
5-Day Essential Kruger Safari - Fully Inclusive
$1,851 to $2,285 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Hoedspruit (Start), Timbavati NR (Greater Kruger), Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger), Hoedspruit Airport (Hoedspruit), Hoedspruit (End)
5-Day Classic Madikwe Safari - Fully Inclusive
$2,464 to $2,725 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Madikwe GR, Johannesburg (End)
14-Day Victoria Falls, Kruger, Cape Town & Winelands
$5,610 to $5,698 pp (USD)
South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Victoria Falls (Start), Mpumalanga, Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger), Timbavati NR (Greater Kruger), Cape Town (City), Franschhoek (Cape Winelands), Cape Town Airport (End)
11-Day Cape Town, Kruger Park and Victoria Falls
$4,613 to $4,808 pp (USD)
South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Guest House
You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger), White River (Town), Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls Airport (End)
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