Bonsai-SA 4x4 Adventures and Tours
- Office In:
- 1-5 employees (Founded in 1997)
- Member Of:
- SATSA & SA AIA
- Tour Types:
- Guided self-drive budget & mid-range tours
- Price Range:
- $79 to $238 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Rip Wyma | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Calm, decisive, leader, real overlander.
The tour is in a beautiful area of the Kruger Park. It will improve, deeper into the rain season. Touring next to the river, is a privilege.
I prefer "wild camping" and it is exactly that. Making camp and breaking up again is part of the experience and relaxing.
Planning your own menu and food, is part of the challenge.
We did not persè saw many animals, but is part of the risk, like going fishing. Next time you may be lucky.
I will definitely try another similar tour. We had an excellent tour guide and it makes the experience even more memorable.
Thank you, Johan, for a well planned tour, staying close to us and be one of us.
Email Thinus N | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Bonsai-SA is a competent, experienced and well organised4x4 tour operator.
We joined Johan from Bonsai-SA on a 3 day off-the-beaten track 4x4 wild camping tour in the unspoilt Phalaborwa area of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The tour was well organised, the group small enough to get personal attention and the Park's supplied guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I can whole-heartedly recommend the adventure. This was our second tour with Bonsai-SA and hope to do more.
Email Dimitri Lontos | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Benedikte | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
A very nice and knowledgeable gentleman who prepared the tour very well and communicated well
Johann took us on a tour called "Berg to Bush". It was kind of a practical training on how to use the Toyota on very off road -like tracks through wonderful nature with stunning views. We loved to be off the beaten track and not seeing other tourists. It made us feel like we were exploring this area ourselves. Johann is a wonderful host who looks after his "guests" well. He is very punctual and adapted the tour flexibly to our requests. He communicated very well weeks before the tour and during the trip itself as well. He was a knowledgeable instructor on 4 wheel driving off road.
The campsite where we were could have used some refurbishing but there is a beautiful log cabin place near a stream which is definitely very nice.
We would definitely recommend our trip to friends.
Email Paul | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Would not consider doing a trip like this without this tour operator.
This particular trip is not for the faint hearted. The area is within a homeland and completely wild. Unless you own a good reliable 4x4 and a good solid off road trailer, don't bother applying. This is a life changing experience, the scenery is rugged, but breathtaking. The wild animals literally come through your camp as you are in their domain. The tour operator has the ability to bring everyone together and each one has their areas of responsibility, the trip cannot be done alone, it needs a team to travel the distance. Am waiting for the next one.
Email Paul. | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The tour operator is a likeable fellow and participates in all of the adventures.
First trip with B-S and took along a two man tent and was completely self contained with my vehicle. The camping spots were well thought out and well exposed in the bush. The facilities for eating was a communal fire and eating was around a large temporary table - the vibe was jovial and all encompassing. Value for money was good, the public are not able to visit these secluded places without rangers. the tour operator checked on each individual throughout the trip. At no stage was one exposed to any danger with the vehicle either on track or in the bush. I have been on two subsequent trips and will certainly participate in future adventures.
Email Doug | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Very knowledgeable about our route. A great tour!
It is always great fun travelling new routes that you haven't driven before. The tour was nice and relaxed. The campsites were clean and neat. The ablutions were good. All in all we had a fantastic time!
Email Nico Denner | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Well organized, very knowledgeable and fun to be with.
We did a 4x4 wilderness tour in the Kruger Park over 4 days. As we are familiar with the normal tourists routes in the Kruger Park, this tour offered the unique experience to travel on the back routes (not accessibly for public) in the park. It also offered some offroad experience, with 4x4 capabilities needed in some areas. A top rated Kruger guide accompanied the 4x4 convoy, adding to more in the field experiences, a lot of knowledge shared and giving the group the comfort and safety in the wild. The camp spots were all wild camping with no facilities, adding to the unique wild 4x4 experience. All in all a must do trip for any outdoor enthusiast!
Email Jan | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Professional and well prepared operator
In preparation for the tour, information was well communicated. Johan and Elna are professional tour guides. Good knowledge of the route and environment. It was an advantage that Johan was a well experienced 4x4 driving instructor to make the tour stress free for all, despite towing off-road caravan through tough terrain.
The tour took us to places in the Kruger National park and greater Kruger that is not accessible to the normal public. It was an excellent non-fenced wild camping experience, and highly recommended
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