Holiday review by Mr. Andrew Archibald

Name: Mr. Andrew Archibald

Date of trip: 31/08/2014

Number of people: 2

One particular memorable experience was when all four of us slept a night on our own up in a Tree House in the middle of the bush (near Umlani Camp). We were able to watch a crocodile and antelope at the water hole beneath us and fall asleep to the weird and wonderful noises of the night!

  • Family suite at Clarendon Fresnaye


  • Clarendon Fresnaye gardens and pools


  • Clarendon Fresnaye at night


  • Abalone Guest Lodge main terrace


  • Bedroom at Abalone Guest Lodge


  • Breakfast at Abalone Guest Lodge


  • Abalone Guest Lodge location


  • River Manor


  • Umlani Bushcamp


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Whale watching from a boat at Hermanus was amazing. Walking up Table Mountain & Lion Rock are both to be recommended.

Tribes Overall:

We had a fabulous trip and were extremely grateful for the perfect itinerary and accommodation that Tribes had planned.

Tribes Service:

Amanda was extremely informative about advising us on how to plan our 2 week holiday in South Africa and we were delighted with her itinerary. Pre-departure info was all very informative and helpful.


The only guiding service was in Umlani Bush Camp. The guide was excellent - extremely knowledgeable and friendly

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

The guide at Umlani Bush camp was very respectful to ensuring that minimal damage/impact was made by tourism to the native fauna and flora.

The places you stayed

Family suite at Clarendon Fresnaye

Clarendon Fresnaye

South Africa

Staff here were fantastic

Abalone Guest Lodge main terrace

Abalone Guest Lodge

South Africa

Perfect location and very helpful and friendly staff

River Manor

River Manor

South Africa

Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani Bushcamp

South Africa

This was a real Bushcamp/Safari experience which we all loved. Staff so helpful and informative. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a real safari experience.
Our night in the tree house was memorable!