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...Southern Sun OR Tambo


Reviews of trips to Johannesburg

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

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"Great trip"

I visited Mozambique and 2 other countries between 12 Nov 2019 and 26 Nov 2019
"Enjoyed every aspect of the safari and beach. The logistics worked seamlessly and we returned refreshed and planning our next trip." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 7 on a Mozambique holiday
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Mr M. O

"Wide-eyed safari wonderland"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 12 Oct 2019 and 28 Oct 2019
"Wonderful introduction to the animals and landscapes of Botswana. Fantastic experience and will never forget it.

The camping was basic but one soon got used to it and appreciated the closeness to nature in all its forms. The guide and crew were excellent. Overall things were well organised. Have made a few comments for possible further thought." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 1 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs LP
SW London

"Expert Africa know their stuff"

I visited South Africa between 10 Oct 2019 and 17 Oct 2019
"We were most impressed by the excellent advice and subsequent travel arrangements made by Expert Africa for our South African holiday. The attention to detail which produced a superb written travel itinerary down to the smallest details such as driving instructions from hotel to hotel was outstanding. We really had the impression Claire had a complete understanding of our requirements and, most importantly, personal knowledge that informed her advice.

We'd have no hesitation in recommending Expert Africa to all and sundry." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs R

"My Oct 2019 trip"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 7 Oct 2019 and 26 Oct 2019
"Excellent. Everything we asked for. This is the third journey that Maruska has arranged for us. We can’t fault her work or the company.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Expert Africa to anyone." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 16 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs L
BC Canada

"Our Sep-Oct 2019 African trip"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 28 Sep 2019 and 21 Oct 2019
"It was amazing! We had a wonderful time, especially in Botswana. The scenery and the lodges in Namibia were exceptional but our enjoyment of them was tempered by the poor condition of many of the unmaintained gravel roads. The government should get on to this if they are serious about the importance of tourism to their economy." Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 12 on a Namibia trip
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Mrs JD
W London

"My Sep 2019 trip"

I visited Zambia and 4 other countries between 19 Sep 2019 and 12 Oct 2019
"We were very impressed with the Local Agents everywhere#

We had 11 flights. We travelled to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. We travelled into and out of Jo'Burg in South Africa 3 x times

We had countless Border crossings and 5 pages were completely used up in on new (thankfully) passports----more than 5 pages would have been used up, had the Immigration Staff everywhere, been less considerate and using up pages, rather than constantly stamping new pages!

Every Local Agent arrived early to meet us and took all the hassle out of all the numerous border crossings, particularly on the Chobe River on the boat, where you have to pass through Nambia and Botswana on entering and leaving!

In the end the trip is as good as the Local Agents, and the Local Agents that Expert Africa used were suberb, efficient and charming

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Well done Amanda. A wonderful trip, very efficiently organised and with great detail

All of our requests were realised on the day and we thank you for all your very hard work" Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 8 on a Zambia safari
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Donna & Steve

"Wonderful trip"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 12 Sep 2019 and 18 Sep 2019
"This trip immediately followed a 2 week safari to Tanzania.

Overall, I think I would have had a less favorable opinion of my trip to Africa if I hadn't gone to Botswana.

What a perfect ending to our trip. Thank you." Read full review: 6 nights in Africa; 3 on a Botswana safari
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"A really positive experience"

I visited Zambia and 3 other countries between 5 Sep 2019 and 24 Sep 2019
"Lucy helped arrange our trip. She was wonderful. I travel a lot, and this is the first time I have used someone to plan a trip. It was so helpful, and Lucy was a pleasure to work with. Overall, it exceeded my expectations, and I learned more about my expectations and where I needed to be clearer in the future. What I really appreciated about Lucy, is I messed up a flight (spelled a name wrong on an airline ticket). I got no where in fixing it and Lucy jumped in and got it rectified.

I did learn that when flying with South African Airline and the smaller airlines that they change flight schedules and cancel flights frequently, so don't book multiple legs of a trip on one ticket - unless they are the same day." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 7 on a Zambia safari
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Ms F.

"My Aug 2019 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 25 Aug 2019 and 3 Sep 2019
"Spectacular trip, only wish it had been longer.

A big thank you to Lucy Copson for helping to curate and organise it." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs G

"Zam Zim and RSA 2019"

I visited Zambia and 2 other countries between 25 Aug 2019 and 12 Sep 2019
"Overall we enjoyed our holiday, especially the "off piste" section we organised in the Cape before returning via JNB.

Less game and far less variety than we expected. Dissappointed to find night drives not allowed in Zimbabwe. Expert Africa should provide more details of the flight operators for the bush flights and there needs to be tighter communication when informing guests and checking their documents and itineraries." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 6 on a Zambia safari
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150 reviews of Johannesburg by travellers since August 2007
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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, the City Lodge makes for a very convenient, well priced stopover.

83% (134 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% (23 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)
The 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.

77% (7 reviews)

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