User Reviews – South Africa

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Fantastic experience at Pilanesberg park sunrise safari
Overall rating
5/5

Afasah and I had the best sunrise safari experience at Pilanesberg Park with the experienced and knowledgeable wildlife guide Norman Lok from Mmilo Tours.
It's a private tour and we sat in a comfortable SUV, our first sighting was a jackal which was running on the road before us. Next a rare brown hyena in the bush which came so close to us giving us so many opportunities to capture its beauty!
Norman has been a wonderful guide with wealth of knowledge about wildlife, Afasah and I were enlightened by the wildlife lesson as we spotted many wonderful wildlife- giraffes, zebras, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephants, wildebeest, springbok, lioness, western osprey, leopard tortoise, even secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) which is a rare find!
This is our first safari trip in Johannesburg and we are truly delighted to have joined the best safari tour-Mmilo Tours with excellent wildlife guide and comfortable private tour! We highly recommend Mmilo Tours, thanks to best wildlife guide Norman for a memorable safari experience in Pilanesberg!

Fantastic experience
Overall rating
5/5

We took a 4-day, 3-night safari through SafariWithUS. The itinerary was incredibly well-planned and thorough, and we had a phenomenal time. Over the course of our safari, we saw a variety of animals-- in addition to the elephants, zebras, giraffes and various breed of antelope that are abundant in Kruger National Park, we also saw hippos and crocodiles (from a distance), buffalo, rhinos, a couple of leopards, and even a cheetah. The only major game we didn't see were lions.

Our first day and a half were in the public portion of Kruger, and we stayed the night at the Kruger Adventure Lodge in Hazyview, which was a bit like a summer camp with hotel rooms rather than camp cabins-- very homey and nice. The next day, we were driven after our day game drive into a private game reserve adjacent to the public portion of Kruger, and stayed two nights in the beautiful Kurula lodge. Our host, Kavi, was a fantastic guide who gave us both tremendous insights into the wildlife living in the park and made every game drive a unique and wonderful experience. The staff at Kurula were incredibly kind and helpful as well. We couldn't have asked for more.

The drive back to Johannesburg went through the beautiful Blyde River Canyon, and was a great capstone to a wonderful trip. Couldn't recommend it more!

Different space
Overall rating
4/5

It was very good. I want to go again.
There are bugs in the room, so I want to put some pesticides.

Extraordinary. Any time again.
Overall rating
5/5

Our Guide Jako was excellent!
Food specially cooked by hin was awsome.

Difficult to ask for more from an experience that provided everything.
Overall rating
5/5

Our experience in the Greater Kruger was amazing. Our accommodations were fantastic and the service high quality. Our guides were very knowledgeable and we felt that they went out of their way to provide an unforgettable experience. Happy with the sightings and the learning experience. We were with our kids who had a blast learning about tracking and the ecosystem.

Incredible wildlife
Overall rating
5/5

Outstanding! Email contact, communication and consulting services with our agent have been perfect. Travel tips and recommendations for alternatives were very helpful in our selection process. Our lodge was incredible. Thornybush has totally overexceeded our expectations. Service and friendliness of the staff was brilliant and our Safari has been made unforgettable through our guide and tracker which built a perfect co-alliance while driving in the bush. Have seen all big 5 and a bunch of other animals. Every Dollar spent worth. Would love to come back once in a while to repeat this beautiful experience. Food quality was excellent and the taste variety was overwhelming. In a nutshell: Incredible

Great experience
Overall rating
4/5

Thank you we were very happy with our safari and accommodation.

Wildlife
Overall rating
3/5

My accommodation, food and transport to Ndaka at Nambiti game reserve was excellent and so was the weather and wildlife. Our game ranger and staff went the extra mile and had sighting of 4 out of Big 5

Friendly, comfortable and extraordinary!
Overall rating
5/5

Amazing wildlife - we saw 4 of the big 5 (no rhinos), the accommodations were at Sausage Tree Camp were the perfect blend of luxury comfort and outdoorsy - the canvas tents look rustic and allow the sense of being in the bush- while housing a beautiful queen bed and connected to a brick-and-mortar bathroom with modern plumbing! Food was incredible and the staff was so kind and friendly.

An Amazing experience provided by Jumbari Family Safaris!
Overall rating
5/5

Lisa and Zeena from Jumbari Family Safaris provided us with excellent tours, guides, transportation and accommodation. We started in Johannesburg then to Zambai( Royal Livingstone), Klaserie River Safari, Rovos Rail ( 2 nights 3 days from Pretoria to Cape Town) excellent experience, ending in Cape Town. They kept in touch with us throughout our travels asking us if everything was OK, they were always proactive and very caring. We were well looked after and our trip was excellently planned out.

Our 3 day Safari at Klaserie River Safari Lodge which was outstanding a highlight no doubt. Our 3 day safari was a diverse experience including private safari properties as well as Kruger National Park experience. All were different and very interesting. We saw all the Big 5 as well as very different types of fauna, birds and other smaller animals were also pointed out and we were given details from our guides about all the different vegetation, animals(big or small),birds and the scenery was wonderful. Guides were very knowledgeable, humorous and communicated well with us making everything interesting and exciting.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star 535
  • 4 star 87
  • 3 star 11
  • 2 star 1
  • 1 star 1
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