link to founders message

Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
You are here: HomeHolidayreview Id167706
South Africa holiday ideas experiences accommodation places to go when to visit south-africa map reviews

Holiday review by Mrs. Justine Addison

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. "


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. "

customer rating

5/5 from 82 reviews

our travel expert

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to South Africa. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499

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.



Botswana Specialists Costa Rica Specialists Cruise the Galapagos Peru Specialists

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Your Preferences

Keep in touch with the tribe in the following way/s:

By email: Yes, Please No, Thanks

By post: Yes, Please No, Thanks

I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.Read our Privacy Policy here.

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our "Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two" includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you're looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Our e-newsletter offers you travel inspiration, with gorgeous and exciting places to go or stay, plus special offers, and some insight into sustainability/conservation.

* required fields

I am agreeing to receive Tribes e-newsletter. I understand that all information I have supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy), and I can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact Us

* required fields
  1. Please enter your address

  2. Would you like to subscribe to our Newsletter

  3. Yes No