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Holiday review by Mrs. Justine Addison

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Date of trip: 04/02/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: South Africa

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "This holiday was very well planned with excellent accommodation recommendations and advice. The holiday was just getting better and better day by day. "
 
Tribes Service: "I can't rate the Tribes service high enough. It was excellent from start to finish and their patience was commendable!"
 
Guides: "Guides at the safari lodge were on the whole very good and very knowledgeable. "
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Not sure we contributed as much as we could in all areas but wherever we could this holiday allowed us to. "

Accommodation

 
Trevoyan Guest House
Lovely guesthouse in a brilliant location, The service was wonderful, the breakfast perfect and there was a real sense of thoughtfulness and caring here. We stayed 3 nights at Trevoyan and our room (room 3) was quite central within the Guest House. It was a little on the small side and quite noisy in the morning so my advice would be if you're staying longer than one night, ask for a bigger room and away from the dining room.

Our Memories

"The scenery and accommodation in Franschhoek was amazing and breath-taking. The quirkiness of the hotel in Oudtshoorn was brilliant and unique and we were lucky enough to have an almost mini safari in the morning that we stayed there. We were meant to see just the meerkats but ended up seeing zebra, giraffe and buffalo. Quite something when you'd only planned for a bleary eyed coffee with a few meerkats in the distance! The driving between locations was indescribable and made us Brits feel pretty jealous of the sheer vastness of South Africa. Every turn was spectacular and there were constant woops of delight as we dodged baboons and ostrich all the way along the coast. If we had to pick a best day of the holiday it would be on safari, at Pumba doing the photography safari with Neale. There were just three of us in the vehicle for 2 hours learning how to take amazing pictures with a man who clearly knew his stuff and was very passionate about what he was doing. "

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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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