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Johannesburg

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Johannesburg

Reviews of trips to Johannesburg

167 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Johannesburg.

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Mr H.
Salt Lake City

"My Aug 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 30 Aug 2022 and 17 Sep 2022
"The planning, help and support we got from Tracy and Expert Africa were indispensable and perfect.

I could go on and on to detail all the little and big things that you all did to help. All the time Tracy was willing to spend on the phone and by email, the ability to kindly and thoroughly field and sort any query, your excellent materials, and the deep, broad personal knowledge of the country you bring to the process, are inestimably useful.

I can save your time and mine by simply saying you did superbly." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 15 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Lisvane

"My Jul 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 17 Jul 2022 and 1 Aug 2022
"Overall, a very interesting and enjoyable trip." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs M
Vermont

"My Jul 2022 trip"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 10 Jul 2022 and 25 Jul 2022
"This trip exceeded expectations. The accommodations and service were stellar. Along with outstanding encounters with wildlife, the guides and support staff at the camps were memorable.

I can’t say enough about Maruska who worked with us since 2019 to make this trip happen.

We cancelled twice due to Covid, and we are so happy she stuck with us to see it through!

Her recommendations for where to go and how long to stay were spot on for this group. She always communicated in a clear and timely manner. Maruska, I’ll miss working with you!
I also want to give a shout out to Claire who was covering for Marusaka and who stepped in when we had to stay over an extra night in Victoria Falls due to my husband’s illness. She was able to change the flights so we could get to Tafika, she somehow seamlessly arranged the ground transportation to the airport in Livingstone, and when we finally arrived late in Mfuwe, there was someone from Tafika waiting to drive us the 2.5 hour ride to camp. And she checked back in to see how my husband was doing, as did Maruska while she was on her vacation!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Expert Africa does a superb job. We hope we can plan a future trip with you folks, specifically, Maruska!

Thank you!!!" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Cristin
Oregon

"Jul 2022 trip to Zambia"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 10 Jul 2022 and 25 Jul 2022
"Our trip was orgianally booked in November of 2019 for August of 2020- then the pandemic hit. We briefly considered rebooking for 2021 but ultimately decided on July 2022. Maruska was patient and attentive through all of the contortions of those two years.
Early in our trip one member was ill and had to stay an additional day at our first lodge to recover. Maruska was on leave, but Expert Africa answered an email about the problem within 15 minutes. They were able to figure out rebooking the flights to our next camp as well as making sure that all parties involved knew of the problem and new schedule details.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: Wonderful service, no suggestions for improvement." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr I C
Great Dunmow

"My Jul 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 4 Jul 2022 and 17 Jul 2022
"Our holiday was postponed twice due to Covid which meant I had to reschedule all the different parts of the trip, but no matter how many times I called Megan for information or assistance she always got in touch straight away and was so reassuring. It would have been a nightmare in the circumstances without her positive input and sound advice. Thanks Megan you were great." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 4 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
N & J Lancs
UK

"Zambia - Luangwa's, Shoebill and Lower Zam"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 17 Jun 2022 and 30 Jun 2022
"Our thanks to Lucy for putting together an amazing trip." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
T&M
Queensland

"Jun/Jul 2022 trip Namibia/Zambia/Rwanda"

I visited Namibia and 3 other countries between 8 Jun 2022 and 7 Jul 2022
"Our holiday was outstanding.

We weren't sure what to expect travelling to Africa so soon after international borders started to open again, but we were delighted with how quickly tourism has found its feet again in Namibia, Zambia and Rwanda. Our self drive in Namibia felt perfectly safe, and our first time to Zambia now won't be our last.

Claire did a great job with our covid delayed trip. Fantastic support on the trip with CV 19 testing issues for Rwanda as a result of delayed airlines. Accommodation particularly in Zambia was outstanding." Read full review: 29 nights in Africa; 15 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Good
Mrs P
Netherlands

"My - great - 60th birthday trip to Botswana "

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 23 May 2022 and 13 Jun 2022
"My trip was really great. I saw may beautiful things in the almost pristine Botswana. I had a perfect mix of different habitats and plenty of wildlife. Wild dogs were one of the main drivers for this trip and I was able to see them in 3 out of the 6 camps.

So glad I included Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in my itinerary . What a great surprise. And what a nice camp, Camp Kalahari. And a meerkat experience which made me literally cry. Savute under Canvas was a bit of a disappointment. Due to the fact that this time the Savute channel was dry (no water - no life) and not the best guiding experience. Lebala I could have skipped without missing anything.

Great Plains offers superb wildlife experience. In very many ways. I have been very spoiled and lucky to have a car all to myself in both Duba plains and Selinda. Both are very pretty areas, and Duba plains even has a touch of magic.

I travelled alone and Botswana is a perfect and very safe destination. You travel alone, but are never alone. In the "posh" camps , people tempt to be a little bit more on their own, in the camps just below that level, all people join for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Logistics were arranged perfectly. Everybody knew when I was coming or going. It has been a wise - and very good - decision to book privates in several camps. Unique wildlife experience in your own pace. The " privates" in both Duba and Selinda were an extraordinary and great bonus." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 20 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
C & K
RI

"My May 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 10 May 2022 and 24 May 2022
"This was truly the trip of a lifetime!

Megan was great to deal with. She had wonderful ideas about where we should go; we really liked the camps and the private mobile safari was a once in a lifetime wonderful experience. Because of Covid and an unexpected shoulder surgery, she had to schedule and reschedule everything 3 times, which she did without complaint.

She suggested that we spend the night in Johannesburg at City Lodge Tambo both on the way there and back which was a great suggestion. (We were also able to leave one piece of luggage there while we went on safari).

We would heartily recommend using Expert Africa for a trip to Botswana." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 12 on a Botswana safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs C.
Wem

"My May 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 5 May 2022 and 20 May 2022
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Johannesburg

Our suggestions for places to stay in Johannesburg


City Lodge OR Tambo

City Lodge JNB

About 300m from International Arrivals at Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport, City Lodge makes a very convenient, well-priced stopover.


83% (148 reviews)
InterContinental O.R. Tambo

InterContinental at JNB

A short walk from the arrivals hall, The InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a good quality airport hotel.


96% (25 reviews)
The Airport Grand

The Airport Grand

The Airport Grand Hotel is reasonably priced overnight hotel situated a short drive from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport.


76% (10 reviews)
Safari Club SA

Safari Club SA

The Safari Club SA is an original guesthouse with nice gardens and a relaxed atmosphere only a short transfer from Johannesburg International Airport.


80% (6 reviews)

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