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Holiday review by Mrs. Jennifer Cox

Date of trip: 04/11/2014
Number of people: 3
Country: South Africa

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Loved the holiday, huge range of experiences and, as usual, Tracy's advice and help was invaluable."
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Excellent"


Boulders Beach Lodge
The rooms were very basic and we were all a tad concerned regarding the security aspect here. Staff (afternoon/evening shift) were not helpful and really couldn't be bothered with guests. Morning staff were more helpful. Would NOT recommend.
Welgelegen Guest House
Welgelegan was a very nice guest house, the staff were all very helpful. One tip - ALWAYS make sure evening meals are booked ahead!
Clarendon Bantry Bay
Clarendon was just wonderful - the rooms were huge (I could have lived there). We all loved this place. Would stay here again in a heart beat.
138 Marine Beachfront Guest House
138 is just the most fabulous place. Belinda is such an asset to them - she organises meals, taxis, days out, maps - she is just wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place - wonderful stay.

Our Memories

"One very special memory is a flight over the ocean to see the whales. The guy in charge is called Evan and he's really helpful and knowledgeable. We saw lots of whales from the shore but nothing prepared us for the amount we saw from the air. Highly recommended. "
"We stayed at Boulders Beach - to see the penguins and, of course they were fabulous. However, for a MUCH better penguin experience go to the penguin colony at Stony Point, Betty's Bay - much larger and literally thousands of penguins and marine birds on view. We all definitely preferred this to Boulders Beach."

customer rating

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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