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Sheri   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2022

Email Sheri  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Shaun took out the stress of all the logistics of safari planning.

Shaun was integral in nailing down my safaris on very short noticed. We video chatted about what I wanted to do and he made it happen including the transfers and flights which are quite complicated. Even though I had planned the rest of my trip on my own, he offered me advice and great suggestions for my whole trip to South Africa.

Jenny   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Jan 21, 2020

Email Jenny  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

A reliable company with conscientious staff who go that extra mile to be flexible.

The staff employed by East Cape (either directly or indirectly) proved to be very reliable, friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to do business with them. East Cape Tours booked a safari; several transfers and restaurants in both the Eastern Cape and the Cape Town. All proved to be very successful. Shamwari safari at Lobengula lodge was also booked by East Cape Tours. The safari drives were conducted by a single driver/guide and varied from the regular early morning and early evening game drives to a complete day out. The driver/guide was informative, but in my opinion because of having to drive and spot animals at the same time, there is was something lacking in quality of the game drives. It felt at times just like a very bumpy car journey, without the joy of the animals. The accommodation at Lobengula is very good; large rooms with great facilities, however, the service is not of the same high quality. The stay was on an all inclusive basis, however, many of the items included on the menu as all inclusive were not available for the whole period of our stay. On check in it was advised the mini bar would be replenished daily; this was not the case. The service at breakfast was excruciatingly slow and then only partial orders would arrive. Having done many safaris in the past, this one, unfortunately ranked as below average.

Steve Tudor   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2018

Email Steve Tudor  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A fantastic 'Holiday of a Lifetime' thoroughly planned and executed by East Cape Tours & Safaris

This holiday involved travel and transfers in South Africa ( Kruger - Sabi Sands ), Zambia ( Victoria Falls ). Namibia ( River Lodge and Zambezi Queen ), Zimbabwe Hwange Park ( 2 lodges ) and a 5 star boutique hotel in Johannesburg. All accommodation was of the highest standard, all transfers were arranged and executed flawlessly. The high standard of the holiday as a whole and all of the travel in between went to make this an unforgettable experience and it was all put together by East Cape Tours, our greatest thanks go to Colin and his team, especially Lynn for ensuring everything went off without any issues and for suggesting such top class locations.

Reply from East Cape Tours
Reply from East Cape Tours
Posted on Dec 18, 2018

Good day Steve,

Thank you for the fantastic review! We're so glad you enjoyed your getaway in Southern Africa!

Tony   –  
Saudi Arabia SA
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: May 17, 2016

Email Tony

Unforgettable vacation

It's a bit late but better than never :)
I wanna thank you both for this unforgettable vacation.
the stay in Luxury apartments - Cape Town - was amazing. excellent place and location.
as for the other hotels on our way to the reserve, each one of them has it's own charm and yet all of them had great service, welcoming staff and tasty food....
But the best was for last with Pumba game reserve. we had the best days of our lives, good mood and good food.
My family and I, we appreciate everything you did for us to make our vacation in South Africa unforgettable.
I would definitely go back and for sure recommend you to everyone I know who wants to visit your beautiful country.
Just one more thing, concerning the white shark dive, it didn't happen due to bad weather and I was wondering how the refund will be done.
thank you again for everything

Reply from East Cape Tours
Reply from East Cape Tours
Posted on Jul 28, 2016

Hi Tony.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review - we really couldn't ask for anything better. We are so pleased that you had a great time on your holiday and enjoyed all of the accommodation. Pumba Game Reserve is one of our favourite reserves, and we are glad that you loved it as well! It is great to know that you are happy with our service and would recommend us to others.
Regarding the shark cage diving refund, please could you send us an email to (if you have not done so already) so we can get in touch with you directly.
Once again, thank you for your review and we hope to organise another holiday for you in the future!
East Cape Tours

Ash   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: May 11, 2016

Email Ash

Thank you again.

I just returned from our South Africa and would like to take this opportunity to Thank you for the wonderful recommendation & stay at Kapama Karula. We all had a fantastic stay & the staff was very accommodating and helpful. Will certainly refer your services to anyone who is considering visiting SA.

Reply from East Cape Tours
Reply from East Cape Tours
Posted on Jul 28, 2016

Hi Ash
Thank you for your great review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time during your stay at Kapama Game Reserve. It's always nice to know that our guests would recommend us to others.
Hopefully we will get to organise another holiday for you some day!
All the best,
East Cape Tours

Jane Roehrig   –  
United States US
Visited: April 2024 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2024

Email Jane Roehrig  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent, personalized and professional service

Cearl from East Cape Tours is a gem. She helped me plan this trip for my family. Our grandkids can't stop talking about what a wonderful time we all had. We visited Victoria Falls and stayed at Stanley & Livingston where we enjoyed delicious meals, a game drive, and an amazing cruise on the Zambezi River. Next, we visited Londolozi. Words cannot even begin to describe this resort. We spent three nights there and saw the Big 5 plus an incredible menagerie of animals. The food and service were over the top. Everything was excellent. We felt special and pampered. Cearl promptly answered all my emails - and there were several! I had so many questions and concerns and she reassured me that she would take care of everything, which she did. This was our second trip to South Africa and this time, we picked the BEST travel agent. Thank you so much for planning our trip of a lifetime!

Frantz   –  
France FR
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2024

Email Frantz  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Very nice experience

Good organisation, very good support before the trip

Helen   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024

Email Helen  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

First Class Service

We have just returned from South Africa for which Cearl at East Cape Tours did the organising of internal flights, accommodation and the Safari. The service we received was first class. Cearl was really helpful, professional, knowledgable and efficient. Thank you

Grace   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 6, 2023

Email Grace  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing Trip all thanks to Valencia!

For our first safari in Africa we decided to go to Sabi Sands private game reserve which was incredible. The whole process went seamlessly thanks to our amazing agent Valencia Sifo. She was extremely responsive and very helpful at answering all our questions for the trip. I would highly recommend her to help you plan a trip of a LIFETIME! Thank you Valencia.

Beat   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 26, 2023

Email Beat  |  Experience level: first safari

Flexible, trustful, reactive, good choices - highly recommended

My trip was planned by Denise and Colin. First of all they took into account that I've already booked something in 2020 (than Covid came) - perfect!

I wished that they plan only few things and not the overall trip and they showed a lot of flexibility in the planning to make it tailor-made for me. Overall they invested a lot of time and I never got the impression, that they didn't want to! In my opinion prices where also very fair.

Places and drivers where very nice and the most important: As I once had a problem with an extra-booking with an external provider (where East Cape Tours didn't do anything wrong), they where very reactive also in the evening to sort the problem out.

Would recommend to anyone to plan a trip with East Cape Tours!

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