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Charlotte   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Apr 10, 2022

Email Charlotte  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wonderful Experience!

It was wonderful to experience the African bush with such knowledgeable and passionate people. All the staff from the guides to the chef were so welcoming and friendly. The tented accommodation is comfortable while still feeling a little wild. I loved the open air bathrooms and being able to hear the animals from your tent at night. If you're looking for a down-to-earth, authentic bush experience, then you've come to the right place! Thank you Bruce, Judy and team.

John   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: March 2022 Reviewed: Mar 30, 2022

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

Authentic, original, real

A really authentic, old school feel safari. Exceptional service, clean and great food. You really leave feeling like family

michel   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2016

Email michel

Bruce and Judy Meeser are the doyens of the safaris industry...fantastic experience thanks

The experience booked with wildlife encounters was superb...right from making the reservation to the 3 night safari Bruce and Judy and team gave us a seamless experience. Great game viewing and wonderful hospitality throughout. Thee experience surpassed all my expectations.

Bernd u. Margret   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Dec 18, 2016

Email Bernd u. Margret  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

3 interesting hours with Morgan at the Fernkloof in Hermanus at November 14th 2016

Morgan accompanied us on a tour of the Fernkloof in Hermanus. It was very interesting to go with him and how he told us a lot about the plants and this area. We have learned a lot and also we have had a lot of fun with him. Next time when we will be in Hermanus we would like to go again with him. Thank you very much Morgan!

Jessica Henderson   –  
Australia AU
Visited: May 2013 Reviewed: Dec 17, 2016

Email Jessica Henderson  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The most amazing safari guides we've encountered!

From the first moment we arrived in Hoedspruit we felt so welcomed and excited. 5 days of absolute Kruger bliss were about to begin! We were picked up by Bruce, his son and his friends who were all training to be safari guides at the time. We jumped in their open air jeep and enjoyed the drive to our new home for 5 nights. When we arrived I was blown away by the picturesque grounds and the accommodation. The room and ensuite was spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. The dining room, lounge and outdoor area were spectacular with their high ceilings, wooden rafters and the African decor made you remember what a special place you were in. We even had a giraffe wander by while we were sitting outside enjoying the lounges! Waking up early for a game drive, tea and rusks is the best way to start everyday! And then you end each evening with a sunset game drive. Bruce was full of wildlife knowledge and so was his son and friends. We loved having them along for the game drives too as it was great hearing them practising all of their animal and tracking studies. Game drive sunset drinks were an absolute highlight! I will never forget the atmosphere and the sounds of the African bush, one night the hippos and a leopard were taking in turns making their calls! We got to do some on foot tracking too which was so exhilarating!! One night we had just gone to bed and heard lions roaring in the distance, what an amazing sound. At night we would have the most amazing dinners, actually every meal was incredible! We ate so much and one morning we even got treated to impala livers as a side to our breakfast. We love trying new and interesting foods when traveling so this was a real treat. I remember stories by the campfire at night, reading from the amazing book collection during the day, watching animals wander by while lying in the sun, amazing elephant encounters, the list goes on!! Bruce and Judy were seriously the most amazing safari guides we have ever encountered and we have travelled through 11 African countries. They had endless knowledge of the bush and the animals but also welcomed us so lovingly for those 5 days that we felt like we were part of their family! We are so looking forward to returning one day and taking along our daughter this time!

Sue   –  
Mozambique MZ
Visited: June 2013 Reviewed: Dec 15, 2016

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

It was such an awesome place to stay and the hospitality was fantastic

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. The early morning game drive great - I cannot fault the hosts on anything - I will be back very soon - sitting around a fire at night listening to the wild was so relaxing.

Michiel Reyskens   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Nov 25, 2016

Email Michiel Reyskens  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

They don't do it for the money, the do it to share their love for nature!

I spent 3 nights in nDzuti as a solo traveller and had a amazing time ...
Judy and Bruce are the perfect couple for this, nDzuti is the perfect accomodation in the real wild Africa.
I've been to (South) Africa over a dozen times, always on safari trips and nothing beats their area.
It was the wildest I've seen so far and with all the sightings to yourself.
Bruce doesn't need a radio and a dozen other vehicles with drivers to help him find the animals.
I've met a lot of guides and trackers but I've never met a person that knows the bush this well!
I would definitly go back there because you really feel at home there, with only 4 rooms in one building it really is their home.
The area in front of their house is perfect to spot game, we had elephants at 2m from the fence.
During the drives we saw a lot of game and also the small game was special for them.
One night during diner, Judy ran into us jelling we had to go and grap the camera's because Bruce was coming to pick us up because he felt that there where so things to happen.
He waited the whole day, in the sun in his car, close to a kill under a bush. When he finally decided to go home he crossed 2 hyena's very close to the death animal.
He came to pick us up, we drove up there and we did all our light out ....
The feeling that you have when you're in the dark and the only noise you hear is the sound of the hyena's crushing the bones of that aninal, is not to tell in words. But the show was only to start ...
So now and then, Bruce puts on his spotligt and in the backgroup you could so 2 eyes, and then 2 more ....
Lionesses, coming to steal the kill, and all this, next to the road on 2m from our 4x4.
It was amazing. But the next part even made it better, a huge male leopard used to car to sneak up to the scene. He moved the spotlights over to the other side of the car and there the leopard was sitting and waiting for his moment, it was huge, the biggest I ever saw! The lions were busy with the hyena's so the leopard moved in and stole the kill. He moved it over to a big three on top of a small hill close to the scene, the legs of the death animal scratching our car ... We all did this with only now and then the use of the spotlight, the moon gave us just enough light to see the spectacle. Bruce's vision about not interrupting nature is great.
Back to the story, because all the great stories have a great end ... The leopard toke the kill up into the three, but the lionesses wanted it back so they climed up in the three aswell. A small fight happed and the hyena's toke the leftovers but the lions had to give it to the leopard and had to back off because he was so fast and huge. nDzuti is in the Klaserie, and their part of the Klaserie is the real Africa!
My story is the luck of the day, but all stories made in Africa are great!
Don't doubt, go there!

Andrea   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2014 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2016

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

One of the best family experience of our life !

Judes and Bruce were excellent hosts. The resort, up to eight guests, is a beautiful colonial style house and is surrounded by unspoilt nature, away from any form of civilization. Bruce and Judes have organized unforgettable Safaries, driving us inside the Park with their sympathy and experiences. We meet a lot of wonderfull animals. We will never forget the evenings by the fire, the incredible sunsets and the intensity of flavors.

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