User Reviews – South Africa

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Still great wild life
Overall rating
4/5

Avoid popular game reserves. Too many vehicle safari travellers. Go to minor reserves such as Dinokeng near Pretoria. You can stay in the reserve and practically monopolize the nature. Few travellers. Safety is good opposed to typical travellers comments. Just don't do things or go to places you don't in your own country.

An experience worth living, it is absolutely wonderful to see the animals in their natural habitat
Overall rating
4/5

A beautiful experience, very nice hotel, friendly people, trained guides, excellent food.

This visit disappointing due to illness and fewer animals around than usual.
Overall rating
4/5

The wildlife we saw was good but sparse, accommodation clean and comfortable(really nice),guides knowledgeable and transport all fitted together well. My own illness rather spoiled this visit for me and temperatures were warmer than I've ever experienced before!

simply stunning! wonderful!
Overall rating
4/5

great! i recommend anybody to do it. I will remember forever the sunrise and sunset, the wildlife, all the big five! simply great!

Amazing wild sightings on spectacular game drives in amazing environment
Overall rating
4/5

Relaxed and safe atmosohere starting in Hoedspruit. Great private game reserves for intense game drives even following the animals off road. Greater Kruger is the place to be. Book some nights in safari tents for the best bush experience.

South-Africa, a short visit
Overall rating
4/5

I had a great time in South-Africa. Impressed about the accuracy of both SafariBookings and Viva Safaris. The accomodation was fine, food was good, people very nice and helpful. The only thing about my accomodation was that, because I was single and had probably the ensuite of a family-room, there was no tea/coffee arrangements and no bottles of water in the room. And I dearly missed a chair, hooks to hang some cloth. The chair I asked for and was supplied immediately.
The fact that it was very cold in the morning and not always blankets in the cars made the travelling on and forth sometimes unpleasant, but allover I had a pleasant stay!

Spectacular views with amazing people
Overall rating
4/5

It was fantastic, a storm happened and we lost power for remainder 2 days but we made the best of it.

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.

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

Great tour guides that made this an unforgettable experience!
Overall rating
4/5

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.

Average User Rating

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