User Reviews – South Africa
Email Emily Baker | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Incredible experience from start to finish
We booked a 3 day safari at Black Rhino Lodge through Traipsing Africa and had the most amazing time. The lodge itself is beautiful, the rooms are huge! And so nicely decorated. We are far too much food while we were there but it was all so good it was hard to refuse! The restaurant has a deck overlooking a waterhole so we were able to watch the wildlife as we ate. The game drives were wonderful, our guide was very knowledgeable and had this amazing ability to spot wildlife from miles off! We loved every minute of it, would recommend to anyone.
Email Brian Nelson | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
An unforgettable experience!
Loved every second of it! You definitely get a lot of value out of the trip!
Email Marllon Sousa | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Should stay more but corona virus did not allow...
The ideal time to spend in the park is four days. We just had three days...
Email Thierry de Chazal | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Better than expected
We saw it all...great accomodation, nice people, great guides...
Food was good...wildlife good...
Nothing really to complain about...
Email Caerwyn Jones | 65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
It was an amazing experience that last in my memory for ever
The wildlife was fantastic ....never imagined we would see so many animals ...the scenery was interesting and varied
The weather was perfect for our trip ......our accommodation was more that what we expected clean comfortable and the food was exceptional ...
Transportation was very good and comfortable considering the terrain we travelled ....
The guides were helpful and very informative until the time for us to leave and they made it clear they were not happy with what we had tipped ...as the didn’t speak or assist us with our luggage from that point on ..other than that we had an amazing time and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone .....
Email Ivan Johnsen | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Best week of my life!
Booked a 7 days safari by Kruger Park Tours during SafariBookings. They simply gave me my best experience ever. They were very welcoming, warm and professional. Stayed in a Chalet with a/c, shower and a small outdoor kitchenette with a full size fridge/freezer. Two game drives each day and a morning bush walk and a Panorama Tour (both incl. on safari more than 5 days). Great brunch and dinner every day i the tent Camp. Big 5 already on the 3. day but still lots of great experience every day. Lots of info and great stories. Camp located in Skukuza Rest Camp with two pools, great shop, a take away cafeteria and a great restaurant with a patio towards the Sabie River and a WiFi hotspot. My best week ever and I realy hope to come back someday.
Email Nada Abdelhamid | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Highly recommend it was amazing
Great staff great food great view
Email Nancy | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Yvonne Albertyn | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
We spent one day and night at each of the two reserves.
Inverdoorn game reserve, very rustic type accommodation. Smaller resort but this had many good benefits. Not too many guests and smaller numbers on the vehicles for game drives. Very knowledgeable game ranger named charlie. great game drives with him Great food but went cold very quickly as the serving dishes did not have lids on them. Great morning coffee and rusks pre 6.30am game drive. Really nice afternoon tea just before 4,30pm game drive.
Aquila game reserve- much more up market accommodation a lot more fancy. Downside such large numbers of people staying overnight and day visitors very busy around the resort and pool areas. Much bigger game drive vehicles which meant more people per truck. Does not have the little extras like the afternoon tea before 4.30 game drive. Coffee available at 6.30 and was said rusks available but so many people they were gone before we got there. Food in buffet style restaurant was very good but also not kept very hot I did mention to restaurant staff as in the case of a chicken dish i had that was almost cold it could be a health risk.
I am glad we visited Inverdoorn first then Aquila if it had been the other way we may have felt disappointed with the more rustic facilities at Inverdoorn. But in looking at both resorts we as a group felt Inverdoorn was the best experience much more intimate and better service. I hope they don't change it to be the same as Aquila. Both reserves we were very lucky to see all the Big 5 . It is not the same as a big wildlife reserve like Kruger National Park where you spend hours driving slowly trying to spot the animals, here the staff know where to find them and you are almost guaranteed to see them. we only had 3 days off our cruise ship to do this so it was great for us in this game reserve.
Weather was great during our 3 days.
We had a fantastic driver pick us up in Cape Town his name was Andre. Drove us the 2.5 hours to the game reserve , explained all the details about the resort. He stayed at the game reserves overnight and after we had breakfast collected us and took us on the the next game reserve. After our last morning he then drove us back to our cruise ship. What a lovely person Andre was and he was so helpful to stop to get some supplies on our way out to game reserves and on our return trip to ship. I highly recommend him. I would book again with Gems of Africa, excellent service and knowledge of the resorts etc.Fantastic experience.
Email Marta Redondo | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Rafiki its on a wildlife state and you can live with a lot of amazing animals