User Reviews – South Africa
Email Paul | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Quick but Great
I only had time for about 24 hours in the Kruger Park but it was great. Great accommodations and staff, wildlife was good but I was expecting to see more but I was not there during their best viewing season. The accommodations before I went into the park was also amazing, wish I had more time at all of the places.
When talking to other people visiting, they all enjoyed staying at multiple campsites throughout their trip because different parts of the park have different experiences.
Email Enrique Del Castillo | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We were surprized over the courteous, friendly and prfessional help for and after the safary game dr
We were saisfied over the courteous, friendly and prfessional help for and after the safary game drive. Accomodations, food, transportations,
guides, weather, and scenery were very good. Wildlife was not to our full satisfactory, but then this was not a national park! But for beginners
it was it was allright. We enjoid our beginners wildlife safary and can recommend further. Thank you for the good time.
Cheers, Wilfried and friends
Email David Matthews | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Email Ioannis | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Without doubt it was an experience for life. I definitely wanted to say that the South Africans have created a magnificent experience for their tourists in Kruger Park. Most importantly they respect this guests and do their best to please them. Just wonderful!
Email Yvonne Clarke | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Fantastic and exhilarating safari
The safari we booked at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve was amazing. From start to finish the trip was well organised and the staff were very helpful and informative. We were picked up from our Airbnb and taken back there after. We saw all the Big Five animals apart from the Cheetah which proved very elusive. The whole trip was fantastic and I would recommend Safaribookings.com to everyone.
Pleasant and relaxing
The accomodation was excellent. We saw a lot of wild animals. However, you won't find too many outside reserves and national parks.
Email Kevin B Agar | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
An experience that should be on everybody's bucket list
We spent 4 weeks driving around South Africa taking in the Drakensbergs, Kruger, St. Lucia Wetlands, Dolphin Coast and Didima and every single place exceeded expectations. My main interest is birding and it certainly delivered but with added wildlife, incredible scenery and friendly people. We self drove a Ford Focus and didn't have any problems with the roads. The weather was very good and we only had a couple of days of rain, and even that wasn't bad. On hind sight, it would probably be better getting a 4x4 in case the weather is bad. Would I go back, definitely without any hesitation. A full report with photographs can be found on a personal blog at www.kevinagar.uk
Email Laura Martinez | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great tour guides that made this an unforgettable experience!
We had a great experience with the guides and were very lucky during our visit. We saw all of the Big 5 and everything on our list. The scenery was beautiful and the evening drives were always our favorites with the gorgeous sunset. Overall would recommend Viva Safaris but recommend looking at Trip Advisor for details on the lodging.
Email Kimo | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Short but fantastic trip to Kruger
Sonja and Isabel from Kruger Park Tours set up a wonder three day, two night trip to Kruger.
Transport to and from the park: The transportation from Johannesburg to Kruger and back was in a van. The driver was professional and friendly. We took two rest stops on each trip. The stop at Alzu was the better of the two - it's a large rest stop with food, coffee, and a private park in the back with game animals.
Upon arriving at Kruger I was greeted by my guide, Abrie. He was a phenomenal guide with a real passion for the park and the wildlife within it. On the first night, I took a sunset drive with the park rangers. It was a great opportunity to be on the road after dark and to see the animals. The sunset drive was not too crowded.
The accommodations were "glamping" tents, which means they are larger tents with a bed and air conditioning. It was a very nice setup.
Each morning, Abrie met me at my tent with coffee and rusks. As I was the only guest at this time, I had his undivided attention, and this allowed me to learn quite a bit about the park. We went on two morning and one afternoon game drive. I was able to see quite a few elephant, rhino, and hippo, along with the ever-present impala and baboons. Unfortunately, due to the weather, not many lion or leopard were in the open, but that is no fault of Abrie or Kruger Park Tours. That is, I think, part of the allure of a true safari - there are no guarantees.
Overall I would highly recommend the experience.