​User Reviews – South Africa

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Jennifer   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Oct 28, 2017

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

Once in a lifetime experience that reminds you why life is worth living.
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We visited South Africa as a family trip and are now scheming how to make it an annual event that all in the family can attend. A trip intended to expose my mom and my oldest two nephews to international travel and it was an absolute success. PaperJet Travel and Justin Perumal made our trip everything that we could have ever imagined...and more!! They organized our safari at Kruger which was an amazing time of bonding as we learned new animals and birds, tracked the Big 5 (all of which we saw at least twice), and were surrounded by here’s of buffalos and elephants. Seeing the animals in their natural habitat was breathtaking. Marka, our guide at MalaMala Game Reserve, was extremely knowledgeable and took the time to find every animal we desired to see and to ensure that we fully enjoyed our time. We also spent time in Cape Town and Johannesburg where the people are ridiculously loving and absolutely amazing. The hotels we stayed in were more than accommodating and the staff ensures that we enjoyed our stay by going above and beyond their duties. South Africa is a beautiful place, full of culture and beauty that everyone should experience at least once.

James Autry   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 25, 2017

Email James Autry  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Where the Wild Things Still Are
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My wife and I had an excellent safari experience, with knowledgable guides, nice accomodations, and good food. We will never forget the experience of being in the bush and seeing all the creatures we have dreamed of. Sadly, we fear that wildlife is in danger of disappearing and hope that all steps will be taken to preserve it.

Hazel M   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Oct 25, 2017

Email Hazel M  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The big five, all before breakfast.
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Out South Africa holiday and safari were incredible. We had the sunset safari, the early morning and afternoon game drives and hoped to see a few of the big five. We had great tour guides who knew the terrain and where to find the creatures, great communication between the guides sharing information about sightings as well. We saw impressive animals on every outing including all of the big five before breakfast one morning. Job well done.
We were treated very well by our tour operators and lodging staff. The food supplied as part of our tour plentiful and tasty. Everyone was very kind and made us feel like we want to come back. Job well done!

Moreen   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2017

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Excellent, seeing aminals in their own enviorement looking so healthy is a beautiful thing
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Loved all of it... I was a little worried when leaving Australia not knowing what to expect, but once we met our guides I knew we were in good hands...I feel the guides do make the trip they were full of information and knew so much about their country and wildlife...We stayed in tents most of the time that were easy to put up and pull down and the beds were comfortable...what more can you expect on a safari other than good food and we sure did have that.
Thanks for a trip I'll never forget..

Rakesh Gupta   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 21, 2017

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Blend of urban, country and wild.
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We enjoyed the panorama of the life, culture and natural beauty of South Africa. We enjoyed Cape Town's urban charm, Johannesburg's history and diversity and Kruger's wild life.
We needed more time in Kruger Park to see the full array of wild life. We were there for only 3 days and only in one private reserve, so we were not able to see the big five. The lions have moved out of Sabi Sabi and Buffaloes were not native to this reserve.

Manuel Bongulielmi   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2017

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

Wounderful wildlife! Modern Africa.
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The Trip at all was wounderful. We saw a huge variation of Wildlife and svenery. The weather was refreshing and not as hot as expected.

Jared Rossman   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2017

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A great visit!
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We lucked out with the early Spring weather and a full moon, even a bit of smoke to glorify the dawn ride sunrises; and the Tydon safari crew were enthusiastic and helpful to a T.... Bouquets to Liesl for her off-roading and the pile of hyena cubs! We got up close with so many species! Thank you.

Luca Cambriglia   –  
Italy IT
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 17, 2017

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

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Is a great safari destination thanks to Kruger park as explained before, moreover outside the park the are the most beautiful and varying sceneries of the world. (I highly recommend Garden route)

Paula Schauenburg   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2017

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

You must visit South Africa!
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I went to South Africa with my boyfriend for our first safari and as our first "overseas trip" as well, so we were very excited, but we didn't know ecxatly what to expect. Well, everything surprised us in a very positive way. We visited the Kruger National Park and had the unique opportunity to see many of the animals we knew only throught the Discovery Channel very close! We saw all the Big 5 and many wonderful animals more (wild dogs, hienas, hippos, birds, zebras, giraffs, impalas, kudus...). All the game drives we did were fantastics! Besides that, the accomodations were very confortable, the food was delightful and our guide was amazing, sharing all his knowledge and being able to find all the animals.
Everything was much better than I could expect. I surly recomend Wildlife Safaris! :)

Rusty & Collet   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Oct 13, 2017

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Most memorable African safari of our lives.
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We just returned from Southern Africa. The first 3 weeks were with a tour company from the US. We visited Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls - and Zambia. But we saved the best for last. After the rest of the tour returned home, we fulfilled a lifelong dream to visit Kruger National Park in South Africa and we did it with Endless Summer Tours. We were picked up at our hotel in Jo-burg by our guide Rhys who remained an endless source of knowledge not only about all the wildlife, but about South Africa in general. He was a superb chef, too. Within the first 10 miles of arriving in the park, we came upon a pack of wild dogs, all of whom appeared to be lounging after a big meal with bellies full. The camp site was classic and our rondavel was cute and cozy. The next to last day was exceptionally memorable in our hunt to glimpse a leopard. After 12 hours of searching, we finally found him, beautiful and majestic. Wow! The next day we saw another leopard on the hunt and an amazing display of a dominant male rhino chasing off 3 younger trespassers. Rhys found all of the big five and a fantastic array of raptors, vultures and other aviary friends. We thank Endless Summer Tours for making our Kruger experience fabulous. Five out of five stars!

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