​User Reviews – South Africa

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Nosiphiwo Gcezengana   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2024

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

South Africa is rich with wildlife, the best country to visit.
Overall rating
5/5

This was my first safari, and the trip was fantastic. Everything was up to standard. Big ups to Andre and Heidi for being helpful from day 1 until the last day. Perfect!

Erik Poulsen   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2024

Email Erik Poulsen  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A troubled country
Overall rating
5/5

Our tour with safaribookings went on very satisfactory - we saw almost all the animals we came for.
Regarding tourism there is a long way to go before we can walk freely in the streets and that’s a shame. Get that fixed

Romà Cots Cole   –  
Spain ES
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2024

Email Romà Cots Cole  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Stunning and unforgettable experience
Overall rating
5/5

Me and my mother went on a 16 day trip visiting Cape Town, driving along the garden route and ending on a lovely safari experience at Nambu Camp. We had the pleasure to have one of the best guides in South Africa, Terence. I recommend this experience to anyone who is looking into it. Defines the best way to end your trip is by doing a safari. You will enjoy the calmness and nature of the area, and you’ll have nothing else to worry about.

Ian Matthews   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 25, 2024

Email Ian Matthews  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Wow! Beyond expectations
Overall rating
5/5

The ease of booking, the pickup at our Hotel to the arrival at the first Camp, it was seamless and professional. We weren't there very long when an elephant wandered through the carpark! The Safari's were full of interest with knowledgeable drivers and really lived up to our excitement. The Camp accommodation bettered our imagined standard. The day in Kruger proved to us that it really wasn't long enough, but with our limited timeframe, we knew this was going to be the case. What an exciting time. Our 'Tree-Lodge' experience was as described in the brochure, but didn't describe the Leopard sleeping under a Lodge being woken up and growling because the guest snored loudly all night! You couldn't script a scenario like that! Our time soon came to an end with a promise to ourselves that we need to come back and allow much longer in this great area. The Safari exceeded our perception of what we were expecting and the Staff were very interesting to chat with. A real 5-star experience, recommended.

Barbara Alicia Suarez   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Feb 20, 2024

Email Barbara Alicia Suarez  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The California of Africa
Overall rating
5/5

We visited Cape Town which I refer to as “the California of Africa” we stayed in Sea Point, Stellenbosch and Camps Bay. Camps bay was absolutely gorgeous! Very similar to Laguna Beach Ca. We then flew to Hudspruit to the Elephant Plains Lodge and WOW!! Our safari accommodations were superb and our trek guide Chris and Nic were great! When they tell you your guide makes the difference !!! It’s 100 true!! Chris and Nic were able to trek the BIG 5 in one drive on our second day it was a very rare and special day!!! Nic even had his shaved in honor of such an accomplishment!! Africa is truly magical and South Africa will always have a piece of my heart! Thank you

Pamela Labuda   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 14, 2024

Email Pamela Labuda  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Stunning
Overall rating
4/5

The safari was magnificent. We saw a ton of wildlife. All the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. We roughed it and decided to do Glamping for our three nights stay. Everything was clean, safe., Staff was wonderful and made you feel right at home And they all made sure we were at our destinations on time. The chef created delicious meals we did not go hungry.
We couldn’t ask for better experience.

Haiyan   –  
Canada CA
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2024

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

Chasing colors
Overall rating
4/5

Beautiful vegetation everywhere. Very active bird lives. Flowers and birds are the perfect combination of colors and shapes. Magnificent coasts and mountains. Although I wish humans have not set foot in this continent, so that wild animals are not blocked and persecuted from farms to farms.

Helena Barroso   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2024

Email Helena Barroso  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing country with a many different activities to enjoy from
Overall rating
5/5

Kruger national park and Madikwe are must visit places! Cape Town is a great vibrant city to explore some city life

Louise Dixon   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 10, 2024

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

Totally amazing
Overall rating
5/5

Had an amazing time
Meet same very nice people and the tour guides where lovely

Wayne Fisher   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Feb 8, 2024

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

South Africa was a beautiful, diverse, welcoming 1st world country.
Overall rating
5/5

Kathi at Safari bookings did a wonderful professional job of steering us to things to do and places to see in South Africa.
Some highlight were:
* the amazing Cradle of Human Kind
* historical tours of
*seeing the “Big Five” and more on safari
*memorable tours around Cape Town including Table Mountain , the Cape of Good Hope, and a day of tasting S. African wines
*the beautifulydone Cape Town Aquarium
*we concluded our vacation with spectacular sunsets on evening beach walks in the sleepy little fishing village of Paternoster
It was a wonderful experience and highly recommend vacationing in South Africa.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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