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Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the Eastern Game Reserves.

Most travellers here spend only one night at the beginning or end of their trip.

Port Elizabeth

Reviews of trips to Port Elizabeth

7 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Port Elizabeth.

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Mr&Mrs LS

"Our January 2020 trip to South Africa"

I visited South Africa between 4 Jan 2020 and 19 Jan 2020
"We have had the most amazing trip of our lives. We have travelled to many places but this holiday, to get a feel for South Africa, was very special.

Our itinerary was followed to the letter as we had expected and the whole trip just flowed so well. Pick-ups and drops offs were exceptionally well organised - Ilios is an excellent company. This was our first experience of South Africa - a BIG birthday present for my husband who has always wanted to visit South Africa based on the tales told to him as a boy by his late father.

The trip certainly exceeded all of our expectations - more in fact. We are already thinking of another trip maybe the same time next year in advance of another BIG birthday perhaps.

A very big thank you to Lucy and the Team in Cape Town for making this such a memorable experience

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We can't think of anything which could have made this trip more enjoyable other than maybe an extra night in Kwandwe and Grootbos and one less night in Cape Town but nevertheless we enjoyed the whole whole experience.

Thank You" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs O

"Our New Style Africa Holiday"

I visited South Africa between 20 Mar 2017 and 1 Apr 2017
"We were looking for a change from bashing around in off road vehicles while laced with Malarone. In Galenia we found exactly what we wanted and will return. Samara will need a replacement but we are sure that can be done. If not, we would be happy to spend the whole holiday in Galenia.

As ever, Expert Africa and Lucy provided the friendly, slick, efficient and professional help we have come to expect. It all worked wonderfully well and a real bonus was to be able to meet Lucy for a drink in Cape Town. We probably have a few more African holidays in the bag and this one set a great pattern." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 11 on a South Africa trip
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Professor & Mrs M

"Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, Feb 2017"

I visited South Africa between 16 Feb 2017 and 6 Mar 2017
"Our trip was very enjoyable, the weather was superb. February is cleary a good time to go. It's worth looking at the lodge's seasonal pricing, as we found our most expensive lodge (Kwandwe Great Fish River) had reduced prices from 1 March.

We found when we arrived that it wasn't possible to book a winery lunch with only a few days notice - most were booked a month or so in advance.

Our peronal highlights were Game watching at Kwandwe and the Addo Elephant park, together with the coastal scenery at places like the Cape of Good Hope, Robberg Peninsula, Nature's Valley and Storm River Mouth." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 18 on a South Africa trip
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Mr T & Mrs M

"My Feb 2017 trip"

I visited South Africa between 8 Feb 2017 and 1 Mar 2017
"Once again, Tracy came up trumps! We had been spoiled on our previous trip, to Zambia and Namibia, and weren't expecting to be quite so blown away this time - but we were, thanks to the sheer variety of the package that Tracy put together for us. From our safari experience at Kwandwe, to the opulence of the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, we were stunned by the quality of accommodation and service we encountered throughout our trip. Thank you so much, Tracy!

We loved South Africa, and very much look forward to returning there in the near future.

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None at all - our experience with Expert Africa has been just what we wanted, and we know we can trust you to put together the ideal holiday experience to suit our requirements. We look forward to our next trip with you!" Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 21 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs T

"Fantastic Holiday"

I visited South Africa between 25 Oct 2016 and 10 Nov 2016
"We loved every place we visited. We even enjoyed the 2 long drives we had.

It was one of the best holidays we have had.

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We have no suggestions we have used Expert Africa 3 times." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 11 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs B

"Wonderfully Organised as usual"

I visited South Africa between 23 Jan 2016 and 6 Feb 2016
"Very pleased with the input and organisation from Expert Africa about the trip.

Despite my reasonable knowledge of the country, Claire's suggestions were invaluable.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Please keep up your impeccable standards and looking forward to the next trip" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 5 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs B
W Midlands

"My Oct 2014 trip"

I visited South Africa and 2 other countries between 1 Oct 2014 and 21 Oct 2014
"First of all we must complement Expert Africa for helping us choose where to go and where to stay, we have had a fantastic time, so many memories . . . .

Everything worked like clockwork - flights, transfers and car hire.

A bonus was being able to dip out of the programme to stay with my sister for a couple of days.

Each element of the holiday - Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta, the Cape were all different but enjoyable in their own way.

One thing that worked particularly well was to have the leisurely stop at Victoria Falls at the beginning of the holiday, and the leisurely shopping stop in Cape Town at the end." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 10 on a South Africa trip
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7 reviews of Port Elizabeth by travellers since August 2007
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Hacklewood Hill Country House

Hacklewood Hill House

Hacklewood Hill Country House is a lovely Victorian Manor House located in the quiet leafy suburb of Walmer in Port Elizabeth.

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