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Holiday review by Mr. Christopher Weston-Simons

Date of trip: 16/08/2015
Number of people: 3
Country: South Africa

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Excellent"
Tribes Service: "There seemed some confusion over our dates. We did not have the required references to check in at Hluhluwe National Park, which took a little sorting out. We had the request the number for collection to visit Rocktail Beech Camp, however the number supplied was the wrong one. So we had to sort this out ourselves."
Guides: "We found the guides at the Zulu War sites excellent. We also found a guide ourselves to visit the cave paintings in the Kamberg Reserve, who was excellent and we would recommend visit to the paintings if anyone is staying in the area."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "In our travels we tried to support the local community and craftsmen and women and knew that our tips made a difference."


Fugitives Drift
Good food, good company and excellent guides. We learned a lot.
Hilltop Camp
Whilst the accommodation and food were average, the guides and game viewing were excellent.
Rocktail Beach Camp
An ideal end to our trip.

Our Memories

"Our main purpose was to visit our son and to gain some insight into the local cultures and problems. We were able to achieve this with him, but the other parts of our visit allowed us to see a wider view. We drove about 2,000 km in all. Highlights were: The Zulu Battlefields The cave paintings at Kamberg The game Whale watching at Rocktail"

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5/5 from 82 reviews

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facts and information

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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