User Reviews – South Africa

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Going on Safari was one of the best and most amazing experience I have ever had!
Overall rating
5/5

Doing Safari in the Kruger Nationalpark was amazing. We have been so lucky with the weather and the wildlife. In only 4 hours we saw all of the BIG 5. So close to us, that you thought you are still dreaming. It was an indescribably feeling to watch the animals in their natural surrounding. Our guide was very good in spotting animals. He saw everything, even a little camelion next to the street or a lot of rhinos in the distance. He was very smart and had a huge knowledge about every animal we saw. We felt so lucky to doing safari with safaribookings. Everything was just perfect!

a pleasant trip along the garden route
Overall rating
3/5

Cape Town was great as always, but for the weather, cold grey and foggy. Winchester Mansions hotel was very comfortable. unable to see anything at Cape Point and table mountain cable car was shut. V&A shopping improves with each visit.
Drove the garden route and stayed at Franschoek, The Avondrood Guest House, lovely, wine tram was great. Stayed at The Belvidere Manor Kynsa, nice complex of chalets outside Knysa, very pretty views and visited the Craggs sanctuaries , all of which were very good. Bird World is a very special place!
Drove to Port Elizabeth. Only stayed at one private game park on this safari, Lalibela which,we found out when we arrived, was under reconstruction( not the lodge, the reserve !!! ) . We were shown a video explaining their long term plans and why we would go on to see huge areas of devastation so the vibe was very muted at Lentaba lodge. Had we known they were taking hundreds of mature non indigenous trees out with heavy equipment we would not have stayed there. The bush has yet to grow back. The effect on the wildlife must be substantial. We paid for a chalet upgrade ( it was our wedding anniversary and my wife's special birthday ) only to find it was nearest to the very noisy generator which switched on every 4 hours when they experienced the Government induced power cuts. Very obtrusive in the room. It was so noisy it drowned out conversation at the pool! Sounded like a jet engine! . Weather was not good, with rain and mist and little sun, not a good time of year to safari. In all a holiday with some highlights but could have been so much better. Not good value for money to us.

A thoroughly wonderful experience
Overall rating
5/5

Everything about the experience was well organised and exactly as advertised. We saw lots of the animals we wanted to see, we were provided with great food and entertainment in the evening. All in all, a must visit! Highly recommend.

Wonderful experience for young and old.
Overall rating
5/5

6 of us from 67 to 8 traveled to Kruger NP and has a most wonderful experience. It was easy to organise the trip in the first place, everything fell into place, logistically and we managed to see the big 5 all in one day along with numerous others as well. We had tented accommodation which is what you really want. The guides etc were all extremely knowledgeable and meals etc were special

SOUTH AFRICA
Overall rating
4/5

Recently went to South Africa for a week.

Apart from the bad roads, worn down farms/buildings next to the road, rubbish everywhere, just like in Namibia, in some towns, and the fact that we were almost hijacked in Kimberly, I was pleasantly surprised!

We got great and friendly service from everyone right from the start, good food and drinks, exept from one place, best/affordable accommodation, clean malls, clean bathrooms, the weather was perfect and from the animals that we could see was a nice experience!

We visited a total of plus minus 6 towns. Every town is different. Every landscape is different.

Excellent, once in a life-time experience
Overall rating
5/5

Very knowledgeable and friendly guides. We were lucky enough to see all of the big 5. Fortunate weather. Incredible food. One issue with the panoramic route day trip but very much so resolved, thank you.

Quick but Great
Overall rating
5/5

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.

Wonderful First Safari Experience
Overall rating
5/5

I would definitely recommend South Africa as a first safari experience. Pembury Tours did a fantastic job...highly recommended!

We were surprized over the courteous, friendly and prfessional help for and after the safary game dr
Overall rating
4/5

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

An exhilarating connection with wild nature.
Overall rating
5/5

We spent 6 days in two camps Rhino Post and Nottens Bush camp Sabi Sands. The accommodation, service, food and organisation was excellent. The Safari drives and in particular the guides were top class. We have no hesitation in recommending these venues.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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  • Scenery
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  • 5 star 527
  • 4 star 85
  • 3 star 10
  • 2 star 1
  • 1 star 1
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