​User Reviews – South Africa

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A.Meyer   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2011

20-35 years of age

A cultural meltingpot of the world's history in an amazingly eclectic country.
Overall rating
4/5

My time in South Africa was spent in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Johannesburg is a big city with lots of neat markets and was a perfect starting point for the trips I've done in southern Africa.
Cape Town is amazing! The culture and history are overflowing in every part of the city. There is just so much iconic history in Cape Town that I would recommend taking one of the city tour buses - it was a great way to take it all in and learn a lot. The preservation of old buildings and the demolished areas of District 6 portray a city comfortable with its past and interest in educating the masses.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, nestled amongst the mountains represent a stunning collection of botanical knowledge. The gardens have rolling green lawns with Fynbos, proteas, and cycads everywhere. Proteas have the most amazing flowers and I would recommend going at time when the majority are in bloom - well worth the wait to see their brilliance.
Table Mountain is a must. It is an iconic natural feature and provides stunning views of the city.
From night clubs and posh bars to amazing food and incredible scenery. Cape Town has been the highlight of my trips to South Africa and I highly recommend it for everyone.

kevlineuh   –  
Réunion RE
Visited: April 2011 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2011

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.

Todd   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Aug 22, 2011

Email Todd  |  20-35 years of age

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.

ilovesouthafrica   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2004 Reviewed: Aug 19, 2011

35-50 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

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

snowysus   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Aug 12, 2011

35-50 years of age

Overall rating
4/5

A beautiful country with great food, wine and people!

GPK111 Visited: May 2011 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2011

Amazing. The trip of a lifetime.
Overall rating
5/5

We went to SA to check off an item on our "bucket list" and we were not disappointed. We chose an intimate lodge (Simbambili) in the Sabi Sands Reserve, contiguous with Kruger Park.

It was dream vacation. The staff and accomodations were comfortable and personable, but unpretentious. The big 5 and other large animals were of course, the focus, but we were also graced by majsetic giraffes, spectacular birds, curious monkeys and other wildlife of many varieties. Our very experienced guide supplemented the sightings with lively discussions and environmental context.

We are now planning to make it at least a "twice in a lifetime" experience.

jderozard   –  
France FR
Visited: November 2007 Reviewed: Jul 13, 2011

Email jderozard  |  20-35 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Maybe not as adventurous as other safari destinations, but perfect for those who want to experience wildlife with comfort.

Sally   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2010 Reviewed: Jul 5, 2011

20-35 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

South Africa has got something for everyone - culture, fantastic beaches, beautiful mountain scenery, semi-desert and great food and shopping.

Ron Moon   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2009 Reviewed: Jul 4, 2011

50-65 years of age

Overall rating
4/5

South Africa is a great country to travel in. The parks might be a little more 'civilised' and even be more crowded than in other countries, but the wildlife in Kruger and the wilderness aspect of the Kgalagadi is fabulous. The birding can be great and south of Cape Town the coastal scenery is stunning.

Globetrotter17 Visited: August 2006 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2011

Overall rating
5/5

Vast pieces of neverending nature with lots of animals and a lot of local people to tell you all about nature.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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