User Reviews – South Africa

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Wouldn't change a thing about my experience - wonderful!
Overall rating
5/5

I am very much into animals so the wildlife experience in Madikwe was beyond amazing. My transport driver was such a great tour guide on just the ride there and back - he was soooo knowledgeable about all the various local people. Such an educational and interesting man. I stayed at Bush House in Madikwe which was amazing. The people are so nice and helpful and the food!!! I am vegan and they totally accomodated my diet with the most delicious food! (This after I had spent 8 days at a rhino rescue then another 3 in Kruger where it was total miss with the volunteer portion and hit / miss in Kruger.) The bed was so comfortable and the grounds just beautiful. Truly one of the most wonderful experiences (and I've had many) of my life.

Amazing time!
Overall rating
5/5

We had an incredible time! Madikwe is the perfect place to go to see a lot of animals in a peaceful manner. It’s not overcrowded; you only see a few other game cars while on the drives which is nice because it may only be you and the animals at times. We saw at least 10 different animals and even group of female lions eating on a zebra! Everyone at Madikwe is incredibly friendly with lots of knowledge on the reserve, it’s history, and the animals. We stayed at the Bush Lodge, and it was an incredible experience. I strongly recommend staying with the Bush family. They are very warm welcoming and professional. The weather in the month of May was great; chilly in the mornings and evenings, but it was bearable with a jacket and pants. Middays were perfect! We had a great time at Madikwe through SafariWithUs bookings.

Fantastic
Overall rating
5/5

Everything excellent other than transport from Johannesburg to Kruger. Vehicle needed new shock absorbers

Pleasant
Overall rating
5/5

There were less wildlife than expected, specially the first day, we didn't see almost anything, but the day after we went the whole day on safari and we found many animals. Etiene, our guide, was awesome, He made a lot of efforts to find the animals and he was very talkative and nice, a very funny and great man. The weather was very good, only a bit cold in the morning but the hotel provided blankets. The accomodation was perfect: clean, confortable, nice... The food at the hotel was pretty good, the picnic was not so good because the food is ultra proccessed, I would like more real food. The best thing is that the hotel or the company, I don't know, had a good detail with us because they offered us another morning safari for our last day with a little discount, so we could take it and that morning we finally found the lion!

A once in a lifetime experience
Overall rating
5/5

The whole trip was booked by Patrick who was so incredibly helpful. I am a travel agent and won tickets to South Africa. I had no idea about S Africa at all. I did my due diligence to find a good tour operator. After reading reviews of Milotours I decided to book with them. Patrick was fast getting me a price and literally walked me through everything I ever need to know for my trip. I feel like I sent him an endless barrage of emails with a ton of questions and Patrick was patient and answered them all. even my questions about tipping the Safari leaders. Our guides were amazing and really knowledgeable. They were actually rangers from Kruger park so they know the park like the back of their hands. they were able to spot wildlife that we would have never seen on our own. when Rasta our favorite guide stopped at night and pointed out a chameleon that was maybe 6 inches in a tree, I was convinced he must have had a bionic eye.

The scenery was amazing. the weather was great, although very cold before and after the sun went down, but we were prepared as Patrick had told me to layer while we were on Safari. Patrick even gave me pointers about cape town and Johanasburg, which we actually booked on our own. The accommodations were fine, we stayed just outside the park to keep the cost down. When Patrick said we were 500 meters from the Kruger gate, he was spot on. I told him I was worried about the down time between the Safari's while at the resort, e sent me various day trips etc....we ended up finding the onsite spa and spent the days there, which was lovely. All and all Patrick really made the trip special which was amazing, as I really had no idea where to start. Being a travel agent made it really nice for someone else to actually handle all the details.
Patrick is a star and a first rate tour operator, and I really appreciate all he did for us.

Fantastic experience.
Overall rating
5/5

Amazing country wich has it all! Beautiful scenery, fantastic wildlife and interesting cities. Very seviceminded and friendly people. Great restaurants, easy to get transportation and high standard hotels. Felt safe in the Tourist areas.

Beautiful with a breadth of animals.
Overall rating
5/5

The transportation was top notch. For a game reserve outside of the Kruger it was decent but you noticed a distinct lack of communication between the rangers in order to find the animals.
Syaint that, we did see elephants bathing, rhinos, giraffes, zebras and a variety of buck.
Would recommend for a 1 day safari close to Johannesburg, if you don't have time to visit Kruger National Park.

A real dream come true
Overall rating
5/5

We spent 6 days with safaris in the southern and the middle part of the park. The wildlife and the scenery was breathtaking. Everyday we saw something different. We were very lucky, we saw everything we wanted from dung beetles to leopard. We had our own guide and safari vehicle, which was a great decision so he would organise our days specifically to what we wanted.

Spectacular views with amazing people
Overall rating
4/5

It was fantastic, a storm happened and we lost power for remainder 2 days but we made the best of it.

Fantastic Safari at Pilanesberg
Overall rating
5/5

Thanks to Mmilo an Patrick for organising that astonishing experience.
Patrick is very professional and is caring a lot about the customers. He finds the perfect Lodge to stay at according to ones budget and wishes. For us the 3 Day Safari with staying at Tshukudu Bush Lodge was just perfect. The Lodge was a real gem inside Pilanesberg National Park. The suite was as wonderful as promised and the team, view, food and drinks where very nice too. One cannot wish for more.

The driver Anton that brought us to the park was very friendly and chose a very beautiful route to show us some of the Jo'Burg area.
If I'd go to SA again any time soon I'd definitely make a booking with Patrick and Mmilo.

Thanks for everything and best regards from Germany!

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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