​User Reviews – South Africa

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Yoland Wallace   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Mar 6, 2023

Email Yoland Wallace  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Go and explore the bush.
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Absolutely loved Bakubung. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the game drives. Food and rooms were of a high standard. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic African experience.

Thomas Ward   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 5, 2023

Email Thomas Ward  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wonderful scenery, food , game and accomodation
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My wife and I spent 3 days in Kruger. We saw the big 5.
The accomodation and food at the camp was excellent. The safari guide was knowledgeable about animals and plants. We visited Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay Swellendam and Hermanus, all well worth a visit.
Our trip was organised by Greatest Africa who took great care over all aspects of the visit.

Sandra Suhr   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Mar 3, 2023

Email Sandra Suhr  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing place you have to visit… no one can believe the beauty, when not se…
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…I don’t know what I can write, because for me it is a place to life

Samantha Boni   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 24, 2023

Email Samantha Boni  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A land of natural beauty and diversity
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The most incredible holiday destination. Weather was amazing, there is a wealth of natural beauty and such a variety of things to wonder at from the penguins at Boulders Beach to the stunning peninsula of the cape of Good hope, being chased in our car by the crazy baboons! Our mini safari was so much more than we anticipated and was well worth it, seeing a variety of wildlife for the first time. The sunsets were incredible on signal hill and the Winelands were just stunningly beautiful. Our apartment on the waterfront was incredible and we felt safe throughout our visit. The vibes at the V&A night and day were chilled, amazing food, great value and singing seals. We topped off our trip with a sobering visit to Robben Island which is a must. This was my second visit to Cape Town and I can’t wait to go again

Martin   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 24, 2023

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

Excellent trip in a stunning, exciting country
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Spent a few days in Johannesburg - a city with an obviously troubled history, but I never felt anything other than welcomed. Tours of the city highlights and Soweto was intruiging and moving in equal measure - but never dull and the people were wonderful.
Five days on safari in Kruger National Park was nothing less than magnificent - animals in abundance and the guides find even the elusive species, even in the rainy season. Need to time it though, as rains flooded some of the park days after I left, so I was lucky. Stayed outside the park in the excellent Kruger Adventure Lodge at Hazyview - game drives from there with excellent guides. Panorama Tour also thrown in, and this was a stunning day touring spectacular coutryside outisde the park.
Then on to Cape Town, which was stunning and friendly, with great beaches (although water is very cold) and a busy, interesting town centre. An excellent day tour of Table Mountain, Boulders Beach and the pengiun colony there, ended at Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope - the traditional end of Africa, an incredible scenic and historic site which felt like the end of the known world. Simply amazing.
There is much more to see in South Africa than I covered, so don't limit your time there if you want to see it all!

Jose Guerra   –  
Ireland IE
Visited: February 2022 Reviewed: Feb 23, 2023

Email Jose Guerra

Amazing destination to enjoy the nature
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The team on the safari are top of the world, their passion they put its amazing, you enjoy the wildlife but also its an amazing opportunity to meet people from all around the world

Wei Quan   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 22, 2023

Email Wei Quan  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing beautiful scenery, with wide variety of open spaces, and exotic animal life.
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I would highly recommend South Africa as a travel destination. The people here are friendly, English is widely spoken, and costs of food is relatively low. The Kruger national park is amazing to visit, as well as Johannesburg. Cape Town is a very amazing city and I would highly recommend all first time visitors to Africa, to check it out.

Raphael   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2023

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

beautiful country that has much to offer.
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I was very happy with the safari trip. The trip to the Kruger was worth it. The communication with "Safari with us" was very straightforward and I received a response at any time.

Melanie   –  
Hong Kong HK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 20, 2023

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

A totally magical country to visit for nature lovers
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We never tire of visiting South Africa for business and pleasure. After a dozen trips and several safaris, we're already planning our next. Safari Bookings helped us this time, with seamless care and attention at short notice.

Diane P   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 18, 2023

Email Diane P  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

The beat of your heart
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South Africa has such great experiences to enjoy. The ocean and mountains in Cape Town makes one feel as though you found a hidden secret in the world. The beauty and calm that one experiences is certain to be a memorable journey. Go dolphin chasing in on a kayak, drive to Cape Point through Chapman’s Peak, watch a sunset off of signal hill over looking the ocean, ride up a cable car to Table mountain, climb Lions head, a winelands tour are just to name a few. Plenty more things to do but do not miss out on staying in the Cape. I highly recommend for a 1st Safari to go to Kruger National Park and make sure you have a guide. I used Wild Wing Safaris which was very reasonable priced but you can go to more expensive places too. Your guide is key to tracking and making sure you see the Big 5 and many animals. Pamper yourself in relaxation at The Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg before your long journey back home. It’s a masterpiece of a hotel with great food, spa and absolute luxury. No question you will fall in love with South Africa!

Average User Rating

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