​User Reviews – South Africa

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Noreen Collins   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 7, 2024

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

South Africa is a stunningly beautiful place and well worth a visit. It is also modern and sophisticated
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We really enjoyed Pilanesberg and our game drives were the highlight of our trip. We saw a lot of amazing wildlife and really enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Our lodge was lovely and made us feel very spoilt

Michaela G.   –  
Germany DE
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 5, 2024

Email Michaela G.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

So many different moments, sights, drives, people, accommodations - just GREAT! Never to forget!
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It was such a great experience! Viva Safari (our tour operator) did a great job by showing us so many different aspects of the South African wildlife, the differences of Krueger NP and the Private Game Reserves as well as the struggling of Rehabilitation Centers for animals. We stayed in different lodges, which was also very exciting. All the people we met were so friendly, hosting an really loved what they do. We had a wonderful time and will definitely do it again!

Larry Trach   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 4, 2024

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

Top three on my list of all places i have been
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amazing is all i can say. Staff was great and saw more then i expected.

Alejandro Restrepo   –  
Colombia CO
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Apr 1, 2024

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

Unexpected Magic
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Africa is unexpected magic, the most amazing views, the best cuisine and lovely people.

Bart Reitsma   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 26, 2024

Email Bart Reitsma  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

All the beauties of the world in one country
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Beautiful country with more than friendly people in the Westkaap! All you want in one aeria ...beaches, mountains and dilicious food.

Debra Younghans   –  
Canada CA
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 24, 2024

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

Life changing experience, especially Kambaku Lodge, Tibavati Nature Reserve.
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Timbavati Nature Reserve, Kambaku Lodge, was an incredible experience. Our ranger ensured that we saw every form of wildlife, it seemed like a dream. The warm hospitality of the staff, food, drink, was exceptional. It felt like a family gathering with the best vibe. Air conditioning in the huts would be the only recommendation. Kambaku Lodge, highly recommended.

Susan Domotor   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 23, 2024

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

A land of beauty and warmth
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My husband and I have been wanting to experience a Safari so for my 60th birthday we chose to go to South Africa. In all honesty, we chose SA because it was an easier destination to get to from Hungary, where we currently live. The country and our experience being there did not disappoint. We are so glad we chose this destination. South Africa is blessed with a diverse landscape. In the north is the Savannah/bush that during March was still green and lush. The south, around Cape Town has beautiful mountains, white sandy beaches, and of course the ocean. Tourism is an important contributor to the SA economy and our experience was that the country and its people are second to none in welcoming tourists. Staff at the game reserves, hotels, restaurants, attractions work tirelessly to make sure your experience is the best it can be. We went to 2 game reserves (Sabi Sands & Kruger) and then spent a few days in Cape Town and its surroundings. We saw many animals in the game reserves and the lodges were beautiful. Cape Town has great food, many shops, a beautiful old town, gorgeous vineyards and the Cape of Good Hope. All worth a visit. We had a great experience and recommend SA to anyone considering it.

C&C Gayet   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 21, 2024

Email C&C Gayet  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

How to feel a deep connection with wildlife
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We visited Madikwe and our experience was beyond words. The feeling of connection with wildlife without feeling like we are disturbing the animals or inducing new behaviors due to our presence meant a lot to us. Seeing them in their environment, living side by side and drinking side by side (zebras, impalas, …) by the pond in a tranquil and placid way was spectacular. Seeing lions and cubs was quite an experience too!
South African open skies offer a lot to enjoy at night when you just lift the head up and contemplate stars.

Carolina Rodriguez   –  
Colombia CO
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2024

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

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We visited Cape town which we found spectacular! Table Mountain was outstanding!
We also visited Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay.
People are nice and warm coming.
Scenery is beautiful and temperature was really nice at day and cold at night.
I felt save but the locals are always telling you to take extra care of your belongings.
The highlight of our visit was Kruger Park. A most do!
We traveled with Shinzelle Safaris and everything was even better than dreamed!

Patricia Drew   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2024

Email Patricia Drew  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

An unforgettable experience and beautiful country
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We’ve been visiting South Africa for 8 years now and never get tired of the sightseeing, food and wine. There is so much to do and the scenery and wildlife are amazing. You can’t visit without driving up the garden route and stopping off at the many vineyards. So beautiful. We feel like we’re home as soon as we step off the plane. There’s so much to do and experience. The people are wonderful and so helpful. We plan our return as soon as we get back to the UK.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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