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Holiday review by Sarah Jane

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Date of trip: 23/07/2016
Number of people: 2
Country: South Africa

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our holiday. It far surpassed our expectations. The plans accurately described the holiday. Everything went smoothly and had been carefully put together so that we could make the most of every part without feeling either rushed or at a loose end. Every property we stayed in had been carefully chosen for its position, comfort or closeness to amenities."
 
Tribes Service: "We would always travel with Tribes. Tracy listened to our requirements and put together a fantastic programme. Having done the trip we would agree not to bother stopping at knysna. Much better to listen to tribes rather than our friends!!!!!!! We were glad to have read our itinerary thoroughly before the trip as our trip to robbyn island had been forgotten. However it all went well and the weather was perfect!"
 
Guides: "We felt incredibly safe and well looked after throughout our stay in SA. Every guide was knowledgable , was punctual and gave us their flavour of SA. "

Accommodation

 
Castello di Monte
Service was excellent. We arrived for breakfast and then arranged to go on a tour of Pretoria with a local guide. A very good idea as there was nothing else to do in the local vacinity - it was a very upmarket residential suburb. We ate at the hotel in the evening which was a very nice experience.
 
The Blue Train
Outstanding, amazing, fantastic, out of this world! Far superior to the European orient express experience. Service and attention to detail was second to none. The cabins were extremely comfortable, both during the day and at night. The food and range of drinks were superb. 36 hours of indulgence!
 
Cape Cadogan and More Quarters
A great location, helpful staff and lovely facilities. The breakfasts were lovely too. Plenty of restaurants close by and a supermarket just down the road, let alone Table mountain just at the end of the road!!

Our Memories

"We have tried time and time again to think of the best moment but we simply can't! Every experience was amazing!"

customer rating

5/5 from 61 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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