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Holiday review by Mr. David Barrans

Date of trip: 31/07/2015
Number of people: 5
Country: South Africa

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "On the whole it exceeded our expectations apart from being colder than we thought it would be"
Tribes Service: "Absolutely fine in every way"
Guides: "All of the guides were experts on mammals and birds and all were very considerate with David's temporary disablement"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "At all the camps the staff took their responsibility to wildlife and the environment very seriously and we were glad to be able to contribute to their care in the local community"


Nottens Bush Camp
Almost too "Westernised" to be a bush camp but the warthogs and antelope wandering through, and the roaring fires in the dining room at night were wonderful
Umlani Bushcamp
Really did feel to be " out-in-the-bush" at Umlani but were nevertheless appreciative of the rugs, hot water bottles and excellent en-suite facilities
Waterberry Lodge
A lovely relaxing place to stay with so much choice of activities and so well organised. They made everyone feel really special

Our Memories

"Many special moments - for example all of the "big five" on the very first game drive - but two extra special :- coming across a pack of wild dogs hunting and following them, and secondly, being close to a leopard which was up a tree gnawing away at its prey - a grey duiker."

customer rating

5/5 from 82 reviews

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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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