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Stacey G   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Sep 15, 2015

Email Stacey G  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Pembury created a trip of a lifetime. Far exceeded our expectations.
5/5

After researching more than 60 ‘safari’ planning companies, I selected Pembury. Pembury was the most apt to design a trip ‘just the way I wanted it’ and within my budget.

I worked with Gail in planning this ‘trip of a lifetime’ for my family and she far exceeded our expectations. Gail was thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, and flexible. She’s also a great negotiator as she negotiated upgraded rooms in several of our hotels.

Our lodging in Cape Town (Radisson Blu), Sabi Sands (Cheetah Plains), White Plains (Oliver’s), and Victoria Falls (Royal Livingstone) were all 5-star. The rooms were spacious, well appointed, and comfortable. The meals at the establishments were excellent too! The Radisson and Royal Livingstone offered impressive breakfast buffets. All the meals at Cheetah Plains were incredible and even though I’ve only been home for 3 days, I’m still dreaming of their meals and their amazing setting. I bring this up because the first night we were seated at a U-shaped table surrounding a fire overlooking the wildlife in the watering hole. Chef Paul and the entire staff were the finest we’ve ever experienced. We will definitely return to Cheetah Plains and the outdoor showers were great too.

Our tour guides (especially David with Paradise Tours in Cape Town) were on-time, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about their areas. The transfers between airports and lodges were excellent too and were always on-time, easy to identify, and helpful. It made our trip easy.

We really enjoyed our Cape Peninsula tour in Cape Town, the Elephant Ride at Victoria Falls (one of my favorite experiences), and our day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana from the Royal Livingstone. If you have the opportunity, do all three as they are certainly must do’s for any traveler.

The highlights of our trip were the animals and the people. We weren’t sure how long it would take to see such wildlife but within minutes, and even within the Cheetah Plains compound, we were seeing the Big 5. At Cheetah Plains, we saw 11 separate lions within a 2-hour period of time plus we saw Elephants, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Leopards, Rhinos, Hippos, Zebras, Monkeys, Cape Buffalo, Hippos and so on. Too many animals to name and thousands by the end of our 12-day adventure! Then the watering hole situated by the swimming pool at Cheetah Plains was a great place to watch wildlife during the day as elephants, monkeys, deer, cape buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, and so on came in for a dip and sometimes a complete mud bath spa treatment! We were so close on safari, you really didn’t even need binoculars as you were only feet away from these majestic animals.

Now in Chobe, you spend the morning on a boat ride viewing hundreds of elephants grazing and swimming, hippos, cape buffalo, crocodiles, birds, etc. which was a great addition to our safari viewing. The afternoon game drive was good too as we saw hundreds more animals but were restricted to staying on the road.

The other highlight was the people of Africa. They were so welcoming, friendly, helpful, and had the largest smiles. They won our hearts over and we will definitely be back.

Pembury’s impeccable service and attention to detail will make us repeat customers. I am a seasoned travel and due to my experience with Pembury, I will always recommend Gail and the entire team as they work magic!

Stacey G   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2015 Reviewed: Sep 11, 2015

Email Stacey G  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Gail at Pembury is fantastic! Our trip far exceeded our expectations!
5/5

After researching more than 60 ‘safari’ planning companies, I selected Pembury. Pembury was the most apt to design a trip ‘just the way I wanted it’ and within my budget.

I worked with Gail in planning this ‘trip of a lifetime’ for my family and she far exceeded our expectations. Gail was thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, and flexible. She’s also a great negotiator as she negotiated upgraded rooms in several of our hotels.

Our lodging in Cape Town (Radisson Blu), Sabi Sands (Cheetah Plains), White Plains (Oliver’s), and Victoria Falls (Royal Livingstone) were all 5-star. The rooms were spacious, well appointed, and comfortable. The meals at the establishments were excellent too! The Radisson and Royal Livingstone offered impressive breakfast buffets. All the meals at Cheetah Plains were incredible and even though I’ve only been home for 3 days, I’m still dreaming of their meals and their amazing setting. I bring this up because the first night we were seated at a U-shaped table surrounding a fire overlooking the wildlife in the watering hole. Chef Paul and the entire staff were the finest we’ve ever experienced. We will definitely return to Cheetah Plains and the outdoor showers were great too.

Our tour guides (especially David with Paradise Tours in Cape Town) were on-time, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about their areas. The transfers between airports and lodges were excellent too and were always on-time, easy to identify, and helpful. It made our trip easy.

We really enjoyed our Cape Peninsula tour in Cape Town, the Elephant Ride at Victoria Falls (one of my favorite experiences), and our day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana from the Royal Livingstone. If you have the opportunity, do all three as they are certainly must do’s for any traveler.

The highlights of our trip were the animals and the people. We weren’t sure how long it would take to see such wildlife but within minutes, and even within the Cheetah Plains compound, we were seeing the Big 5. At Cheetah Plains, we saw 11 separate lions within a 2-hour period of time plus we saw Elephants, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Leopards, Rhinos, Hippos, Zebras, Monkeys, Cape Buffalo, Hippos and so on. Too many animals to name and thousands by the end of our 12-day adventure! Then the watering hole situated by the swimming pool at Cheetah Plains was a great place to watch wildlife during the day as elephants, monkeys, deer, cape buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, and so on came in for a dip and sometimes a complete mud bath spa treatment! We were so close on safari, you really didn’t even need binoculars as you were only feet away from these majestic animals.

Now in Chobe, you spend the morning on a boat ride viewing hundreds of elephants grazing and swimming, hippos, cape buffalo, crocodiles, birds, etc. which was a great addition to our safari viewing. The afternoon game drive was good too as we saw hundreds more animals but were restricted to staying on the road.

The other highlight was the people of Africa. They were so welcoming, friendly, helpful, and had the largest smiles. They won our hearts over and we will definitely be back.

Pembury’s impeccable service and attention to detail will make us repeat customers. I am a seasoned travel and due to my experience with Pembury, I will always recommend Gail and the entire team as they work magic! Thank you for exceeding our expectations and making this a true 'trip of a lifetime'.

Coley Drinkwater   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2015

Email Coley Drinkwater  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Thoroughly Pleased
5/5

My husband and I worked with Kerry to plan our honeymoon in June in Botswana and Zambia. I cannot compliment Kerry highly enough. She was patient with our many changes in the itinerary and respected our budget, while securing lodges that fit our needs. All of our transfers went smoothly, the lodges went above and beyond our expectations and every detail of our trip was so well coordinated that we felt like we had personal handlers the whole time. This must be how movie stars live! I highly recommend booking a safari through Pembury tours.

Manjusha Sant   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2015

Email Manjusha Sant

South Africa trip Cape Town,Kruger national park and Victoria falls trip with Pembury travels
5/5

We had lovely trip. Before going there were a bit scared but when started correspondence with Susan I started gaining confidence and we enjoying amazing holiday. Transports from Airport different activities were reliable. Winchester Mansion in Cape Town was good. We did Shark cage diving and whale watching and it was a memorable experience.
Kruger National Park Safari was again a great experience. Hoyo Hoyo lodge was good, staff was great, Safari was amazing. Saw big 5s and guide Themba was very good.
Victoria falls was breathtaking. Zambezi Sun was good but service could have been better.

Sheila   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Sep 7, 2015

Email Sheila

fantastic service
5/5

Penbury Tours and especially Susan was highly recommended. This was grossly understated!.
Our last minute reservation, choice of camp and air bookings were totally dealt with in a professional manner.
The safari chosen was well suited to our needs.
We would recommend Susan and the team without reservation.

Jerry Nossaman   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Aug 23, 2015

Email Jerry Nossaman  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Everything was as planned. Absolutely no foulups or miscommunications.
5/5

I achieved everything I wanted to on the tour-safari. The animal life was plentiful (11 leopards in 4 days)...and a cheetah. Pembury Tours was recommended to me by a friend and I will gladly do the same to anyone who is planning a similar venture. The value was exceptional compared to comparable tour companies.

Ruth   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Jun 29, 2015

Email Ruth  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing experience - went above and beyond our expectations!
5/5

I contacted a few companies regarding a safari in Medikwe for myself and my husband - first time safari goers. Kerry from Pembury stood out from the start with her helpful attitude and clear explanations. From start to finish she organised everything and it was incredibly smooth, not one glitch and everything exceeded our expectations. We hope to return to Africa and will most certainly be asking Kerry to organise our next trip. Interestingly, the price we paid was extremely competitive and in some
cases significantly cheaper than I could have booked myself through discount booking sites - they obviously have some great contacts!

Thomas   –  
Germany DE
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Jun 29, 2015

35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Perfectly organised trip to Sabi Sands Game Reserve
5/5

Kerry from Pembury Tours organised a four days trip to Sabi Sands Game Reserve for me, I stayed at the Inyati Lodge, which is a wonderful place to be. I had a great time, the game drives with Matthew and Nelson have been a mindblowing experience. It truly is one of the last paradises on earth. Thank you so much Kerry for the perfect organisation and many many thanks to the Inyati team for creating an unforgetteable trip for me to Sabi Sands.

Marisa   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jun 29, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls
5/5

Wonderfully planned trip. Everything went smoothly in terms of transitioning to different accommodations! Best trip ever!

Mansi   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jun 28, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Very well organised
5/5

We booked with Pembury an 11 day itinerary covering Cape Town, Kruger and Zimbabwe, and had the most awesome time. The itinerary, the hotels, the flights, the transfers .. all the big to minute details were very well taken care of. Special thanks to Kerry, our travel consultant at Pembury for answering our multiple email queries, amending the itinerary multiple times to suit our requirements and helping us plan our travel.. Would definitely recommend!!

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