User Reviews – South Africa

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Eye opening experiences in an amazing country
Overall rating
5/5

South Africa is an amazing country to visit and I recommend it to everyone that I can. I was there studying abroad so I had almost 5 months to experience what I did. I stayed in Stellenbosch for most of my time there, but I did travel on an outside (of my study abroad group) trip to Kruger National Park that was incredible. I also traveled along the Garden Route for a week, which was beautiful. Cape Town was such a fun city to explore - lots of shopping, restaurants, a waterfront area and a lively nightlife. Although I stayed in a part that was settled, there were still plenty of areas that were very rural. I miss South Africa and recommend it as a vacation destination!

A GENUINELY DIFFERENT SAFARI:WOLHUTER
Overall rating
5/5

The Kruger Park is somewhat overvisited but this safari will show you the real bush in a different way. You travel in the usual 10 seater Land rover with a genuinely knowledgeable guide. Each night you camp in the open, protected by an electric fence connected to the batteries of the safari vehicles. You sleep in tents that are set up for you, luggage and all, in a new location each night. The food is cooked over a log fire by a wonderful, inventive cook and there is plenty of it as well as plenty of whatever you fancy to wash it down with. Occasionally you will have a night game drive during which all the nocturnal animals, the one you miss in daylight, are all visible and active. Other than that there are usually game drives very early in the morning, after a cup a real coffee, followed by a freshly cooked breakfast of your choice when you get back to camp a couple of hours later. The rest of the day is quite leisurely and usually ends with another game drive in the cool of the evening. Every member of the team seems to want to ensure you see all that is to be seen and that you enjoy it. Toilet facilities are ample and straightforward but don't go expecting things to be at a 5* level. The tents and beds are comfortable, the food is delicious and the whole atmosphere jovial and convivial.

Overall rating
5/5

Where else in the world can you within a 1000km radius see wildlife and scenic beauty as found in the Kruger Park, Kalahari, Busmanland, Garden Route, the Drakensberg, West Coast and round it of with the wine routes around Cape Town. We really enjoyed our time

Overall rating
5/5

Besides the Kruger (and all the hundreds of private game reservers around), you have the Kalahari, Cape Town with Cape-Dutch vineyards, Garden Route, Drakensberg, Soweto and the West Coast. What more can you ask for within a 1000 km?

Overall rating
5/5

South Africa is simply the best place in the world for viewing wildlife in luxury while still being close to civilisation.

Overall rating
5/5

From A to Z, SA has everything I saw at the zoo as a child, but wild. no fences. no feeding times. no safety of your own backyard.. maybe one of those things isn't true, but SA is definitely a once in a lifetime destination for any tourist.

Overall rating
5/5

South Africans are exceptionally welcoming and are eager to share with you the bounty of their land. The biodiversity of the region is astounding and sure to please visitors of all ages.

Overall rating
5/5

Everything is good. I was at the north of SA next to the frontier of botswana. The only thing I regret it's a lot of farms or safari have some fences compare to botswana where all animals is free. Except that it's a very good destination, I didn't get the chance to go to kruger park but I heard a lot of comments that it's awesome.

Overall rating
5/5

I was in the bush for 5 days, and saw large amounts of wildlife every time we went out. Leopards in trees, elephants, rhinos, impala, lions, giraffe, zebra, hippos, etc etc.. even had a rare siting of 4 male cheetah.... truly amazing. The scenic beauty was amazing. It is a majestic feeling. You are a million miles from anywhere and you truly feel as if you are witnessing something spectacular. You get a feeling of being a part of something that is extremely secretive. Hard to explain, its just simply an amazing experience. You are in the back yard of these animals home. The colors of so many of the birds were just amazing too. I don't recall the name of the bird, but this one bird was a deep blue color and was just beautiful. Some of the birds are just huge too.

Overall rating
5/5

Beautiful game reserves and an unforgettable, must-see experience for all those wishing to observe wildlife in their natural habitat!

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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