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Jeff   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2019 Reviewed: Jan 5, 2020

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

Extremely trustworthy, comprehensive experience

On site tour guides drove our family all throughout the country and were very reliable and helpful in negotiating the details of our experiences. Separate from the guide, the company also set up a Whatsapp discussion group with the owner and office staff in case we had any further questions or problems that they could Manage in real time. The only real problem we had was one of the hotels had our family booked in the wrong room type despite the company confirming previously but with a whatsapp message and our local guide intervening, it was fixed immediately. overall I would recommend them as a very reliable domestic based company in SA for a privately guided group trip (which will save an enormous amount of $ over the US & UK based companies).

Roman   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: December 2019 Reviewed: Dec 17, 2019

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

Fast response, clear information, good informations

Agency staff provide all information, available for all questions all the time, tailored program is ok.

Yen   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Nov 13, 2019

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

11 Days Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chobe, Kruger National Parks, Blyde River Canyon

We have a fabulous holiday. Thanks to Southern African tours for being flexible and plan the full itinerary to fit in our short
schedule. It was very well planned and varied, covering coastal city with vineyard visit in Cape town for city and scenic visit; to
awesome private game drive Safari near Kruger and a different experience on river safari in Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Sheilagh and team at Southern African is very responsive and accommodating on the numerous changes and requests. They are
very professional and quick in getting on text and call with us in Singapore. Overall I would recommend Southern African Tours
to friends doing Safari trip.

Heather Willis   –  
Canada CA
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Nov 12, 2019

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

Great Tour of Cape Town and Surrounds - Thank-You!!

My husband and I toured with Southern African Tours in late September 2019, and we can't say enough good things about this company. Craig and his team organized and executed a perfect and wonderful tour of Cape Town and surrounds for us. Right from the start, Craig was responsive in his emails. While the company does do pre-arranged tours, based on our interests, Craig tailored a private tour itinerary for us, including whale watching, cheetah visits, wine tasting, wildflowers and amazing scenic vistas, and shark diving. Our tour guide, Derek, was fantastic, we had the absolute best time with him. He was knowledgeable and lots of fun! The B & B's used by Southern African Tours are first rate, we were very impressed. While we did not go to safari on this tour, we did see wildlife (lots of birds, Eland, Ostrich, Zebra, Bontebok, Baboons, and Springbok) which was an added bonus! Cape Town and area is absolutely beautiful - a must see destination! I really recommend Southern African Tours and Craig's team, thank-you for helping us realize such an amazing trip!!

Leanne   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Sep 22, 2019

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

Very enhoyable and met our expectations.

Southern African Tours were able to design a tour of South Africa and Victoria Falls to meet our desired destinations. Communication was straight forward and our questions were always answered. Craig and/or Shelaigh always attended to any issues during the planning stage. Our safari experience in Kruger National Park was very well organised by Outlook tours. The staff of Outlook Safaris in PretoriusKop Rest Camp, Kruger National Park were A+ in all areas and our activities were outstanding.Wild Horizons organised a wonderful itinerary in Victoria Falls the visit to Chobe National Park was excellent.
Our favourite places in and around Cape Town were Cape of Good Hope, the Peninsula, the seal colony, penguin colony at Boulders, the vineyards and Kirstenbosch gardens. Gerry our tour guide in Cape Town was a wealth of information and a true gentleman.

Alvaro Moleon   –  
Spain ES
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2019

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


Last week, my girlfriend and me came back from Southern Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana). We did the trip with this agency and we only have good words for all they did for us. They were attentive during all our stay, solving any problem even at midnight. The activities, hotels, guides... everything was perfect. They got we have one of the best experiences in our lives. Thank you so much Sheila and Craig! I hope see you again in Africa!

Brendan Jackson   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2019

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

Once in a life time tour

My wife and I have just finished a Cape to Addo tour with Gerard from Southern African tours. What an incredible experience, we visited the West and East Cape, a diverse region of 2 oceans, 3 game reserves, mountains, semi desert, forests and lagoons.

Gerard was a fascinating guide and host. His knowledge, passion and tireless energy had us busy and attentive. Lol. I will definitely recommend Southern African Tours, we keen to come to the Kruger and that region next. Oh and Namibia!

Elmira   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Jul 17, 2019

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

very professional

good tour program, pleasant guide, timely services

Sara R.   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Jun 21, 2019

Email Sara R.  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Wonderful adventure!!

Highly recommend this tour company. Gerry was a fantastic guide for our private 11-day tour ; very knowledgeable about the history of the country and very eager to be sure we were taken care of and that we had a great experience. Sheilagh was very thorough in setting up all of our accommodations and reservations and sending us a detailed itinerary along with contact info prior to our arrival. The 2 highlights of the tour were Kruger and Cape Town. In Kruger, we were fortunate to see almost all of the animals in their natural habitats: leopard, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, hippos, baboons, buffalo, wildebeest, hyenas, water bucks. Cape Town is the most beautiful city I have every visited: 360 degree views of mountains and coastline; the penguins; botanical gardens. Blyde River Canyon was also spectacular. Take a good camera with a good zoom lens. Can't say enough...this company is trustworthy and eager to be sure you have a memorable trip. And we loved that it was a private tour with just the 5 of us in a van and not in a big tour bus with 20-40 other people. All the accommodations were very nice and clean with good breakfasts included.

Lauren Kaas   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: Mar 3, 2019

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


Craig and his team at Southern African tours took really good care of us. They handled every aspect of the planning of our trip, which eliminated any anxiety that we had of travelling to an unknown destiny. They also put in a lot of effort to tailor make our trip to suit our budget and our wish-list of places to visit. Whilst the tours are set out with a specific itinerary, they had absolutely no problem tweaking and adjusting our travel programme.
Craig’s hosting and guiding skills are excellent. He made us feel at ease and was very knowledgeable on every aspect of our tour. There was never a concern about our safety, or that an unforeseen glitch would spoil the trip for us. It’s been a truly breath-taking and educational experience and we highly recommend Southern African tours to anybody who wants to travel to Africa. We will be homeward bound in the next two days with happy memories and smiles.

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