User Reviews – South Africa
The general organisation and attention to detail of South African game reserves is second to none. The rangers and hotel staff are universally knowledgeable and pleasant. Our one regret is that South Africa is a big country and we can't visit all of it much though we would like to!
Email Rothdigga | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Ideally I would like to see all the animals that I shoot photos of as totally wild "not on reserves", but I realize that in South Africa that's just not available as much. The parks I've visited have been amazing and the birding is top notch.
We found South Africa to be more beautiful, friendly and scenic than we expected! It is truly a great destination for safari, and other travel experiences!
Email Glenda Hall | 35-50 years of age
I loved South Africa, and I will definitely be back. September was a lovely time of year, not too hot. Loads of wildlife and birds (all beautifully coloured). A photographer's dream!
There are so many beautiful places to visit in South Africa you will want to go back again and again!
With wonder and joy, we were able to see the animals and birds in their natural habitat and enjoyed learning about their behaviors!
50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Good value for money, good food and service.
Email Ine en Jos schouten | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
No words, it's the filling
Beautiful scenery, excellent weather, friendly people, great food and wine - who could ask for more?
An incredible first African Safari
South Africa has many things to offer and the variety is just exceptional. In Cape Town the amazing view of the Table Mountain as a backdrop to the Victoria Waterfront during sunset is seen to be believed. The scenery on the Garden Route and the food topped with a winetasting day makes for a memorable holiday. The crowning glory of a South African tour is the private safaris....... and ours was at the Thornybush Game Reserve.
The lodge is simply outstanding with the room overlooking a water hole. The sightings of smaller game coming to the waterhole while having a shower is, I suppose "exclusive"....
Got the big five, including the sight of a leopard jumping from one tree to another as well as a baby elephant rubbing its forehead on the side of the open land rover, right where I was sitting!!!!
The meals were great and the price was extremely reasonable. The tracker was exceptional....
The lodge also organizes walks and that is where the tracker explains the differences between the pug marks of a lion and a leopard.