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Holiday review by Tania Brookes

Name: Mrs. Tania Brookes
Date of trip: 23/03/2015
Number of people: 4
Country: South Africa

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "We had a wonderful time with something for everyone."
 
Tribes Service: "I had a few doubts about some of the locations/lodges so I was offered alternatives but they seemed knowledgeable and helpful"
 
Guides: "Patrick was an excellent guide on the safari, knowledgeable and friendly, and Nick at Umkhumbi was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and pointed out everything from leopard dung to locusts."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"

Accommodation

 
Amangwane
I loved the tented camp but it could have done with some decent coffee and a little more comfort, in the way of somewhere to sit that was more comfortable than a log! Vussi, the camp manager was charming and attentive although not a great guide on the kayaking. The \"fishing\" expedition was virtually non-existent
 
Umkhumbi Lodge
Anton and Emma were wonderful, both welcoming and helpful, the lodge was very comfortable and the food was quite good. The tented camp they have built was fab (although could have done with decent coffee there too) and we enjoyed being the first people there. All the staff we met were great.
 
Umlilo Lodge
We got rather a duff, very dark, airless \"family room\" with the noisiest air conditioning on the planet. The pool was not very clean but the braai was good, the breakfast delicious and the owner very friendly.

Our Memories

"Our guide to Umfoloze Hluhluwe heard on the radio that there was a lion kill near one of the roads in the park so we raced there and saw a dead buffalo and a pride of lions. It was the start to a great day's safari which was, in my son's words, "a leopard short of perfection"!"

customer rating

5/5 from 54 reviews

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Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time: There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.

Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.

Visas: Visas are not required for British passport holders.

Health: No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.

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