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Per   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2023

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

Good organized and very welcoming

I did a 2 nigit safari and went on an atv tour ond of the afternoons it was a fantastic experience.
Food was good and they also had a good selection of wines

Aakash   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 14, 2023

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

Professional, efficient and friendly

I booked a weekend away through Gems of Africa and it was an effortless and smooth process. The different options available were sent to me outlining everything I needed to know (price, inclusions, exclusions etc.) and the consultant was quick to respond to my follow up questions.

Everything was organised well and we had no hiccups. I would definitely book through them again and would recommend to anyone looking to do a safari tour!

Penny   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 14, 2023

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

Gems Tours were highly efficient, with excellent communication every step of the booking process.

We spent 1 night at Aquila Game Reserve and I was totally blown away by the excellent service from Gems Tours from the initial booking procedure to quick Whatsapp replies to queries the morning before we left. We were very pleasantly surprised by the value for money we got for what we paid. We had 2 lovely game drives, with free refreshments included which was amazing as it was very cold! The food was delicious with vegan and gluten free catered for and we ate like kings, with wonderful, friendly staff in both the restaurant and bar. The rooms were spacious, light, airy and private with enormous beds and awesome showers! All in all, we had a wonderful time!

anna   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 12, 2023

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

would book again!

very easy to communicate via email, fast and helpful information, nice options to chose from for your trip

Soiz   –  
France FR
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 16, 2023

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

A fantastic tour operator that you can trust to find you an amazing experience

We are from France and went to South Africa for10 days. We were looking for a 3 day safari tour not too far from Stellenbosch.
I found Gems of Africa through internet. We exchanged à few mails until they found the perfect proposition. They were very quick to answer my questions. It was not cheap. But what a once in a lifetime experience !
We stayed at Bottlierskop Lodge 3 days 2 nights. The rooms were absolutely great: lots of space, big comfortable bed, nice bathroom with bath and shower, very clean, well equiped, top wifi. The restaurant was very good (we bought full board). The menu had a great variety of food and drinks. The staff was very friendly.
But the best part were the game drives: 4 during our stay. we saw so many different animals : it was breathtaking. The guide was very instructive.
I sincerely recommend Gems of Africa

Nicolas   –  
France FR
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: May 2, 2023

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

Alright. Serious and great guide

Very responsive, they organized a garden route circuit for us in a very short time with a top guide.

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Jennifer   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 25, 2023

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


Gems of Africa are an outstanding company and I will certainly book more tours with them in the future. Mpho handled everything perfectly from start to finish and Janine got back to me while their main offices were closed for Easter holidays. Thank you both so much.

The safari itself was out of this world and our transport to and from was excellent. We are very very happy customers.

Catherine   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 14, 2023

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

Professional and super efficient

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Gems of Africa and Tours. Janine was incredibly friendly, helpful and efficient.
My friends and I stayed at Bakubung for a few days to celebrate my birthday and Janine very kindly arranged a gift and card for my room.
Everything was just perfect and I highly recommend Gems of Africa Safari and Tours to anyone wanting a great holding experience.

Caterina   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023

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

Fantastic experience!

Incredible experience and organization of the trip. We really enjoyed travelling with Gems of Africa and found the service outstanding.

Mdluli Safari Lodge:
The staff was extremely helpful and professional
Room was very clean and the food delicious
However, we struggled with the electrivity in our room (i.e. there was one light that kept turning the whole tend electricity off if turned on which was not ideal) and the WiFi was quite bad (especially in the room where you could not connect - this was far from ideal given there was no connection in the lodge)
Game drives
Very positive experience especially with the girl with whom we did the 6-12 game drive the second day - she is very outstanding!
Loved the fact that we could stop to have breakfast / drinks
Saw a lot of animals which was great, would have loved to go deeper in the bush vs. normal road but I guess that was also driven by the weather
Once again, amazing organization - we hope to be back!

Melanie C.   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 14, 2023

Email Melanie C.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Wonderful experience!

My husband and I used Gems of Africa Safari & Tours to book 2 luxury safari experiences while vacationing in South Africa for 2 weeks. We started planning 6 months in advance. They made the process easy by providing us with various options and laying out all the details. Prior to and during our vacation, they were very communicative and responsive! For the 2 luxury safari packages we chose, the detailed itinerary was planned for us - from pick up, drop off, flights, and lodging (includes game drives). The itinerary was perfect for us! Thank you Gems of Africa & Tours for making our first South African safari experience so memorable!

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