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66 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Winelands.

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Ms H & Mr F

"My May 2024 trip"

I visited Zimbabwe and 1 other country between 19 May 2024 and 31 May 2024
"Claire Scott helped us with this trip to Zimbabwe/South Africa. (She had previously organized a trip to Zambia/Malawi in 2015.)

Everyone in our group of 8 commented on how flawlessly and seamlessly this trip went, thanks to Claire!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 6 on a Zimbabwe safari
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Mr & Mrs T

"Our Jan 2024 trip"

I visited South Africa between 24 Jan 2024 and 4 Feb 2024
"Our overall experience of Expert Africa was excellent.

They listened very carefully to what we wanted to achieve and created a really good programme for us in terms of locations, drive times, variety of landscapes and things to do and see. This absolutely ticked the boxes in terms of history and culture which particularly interested us, while enabling us to enjoy the classic Cape food, wine and landscape experience.

In other words, our holiday was exactly what we wanted, delivered with care and attention to detail." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 11 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs C

"Our Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 9 Oct 2023 and 31 Oct 2023
"Overall the trip had many surprises, and thankfully they were almost all positive!

The people we met were all enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. Several went out of their way to help us. We did not meet anyone who was antagonistic.

The accommodation was better than we were expecting. We found all the small lodges to be exceptional and very well appointed. The individual accommodation was always superb. As a retired geologist I found Mowani's great granite boulders to be inspiring.

There was a lot of travelling and some of the roads were a bit rough but our Toyota dealt with them easily and never let us down. On one occasion when we got stuck in deep soft sand it's four wheel drive got us out with aplomb!

We had gone to Namibia to see the scenery and animals and neither let us down. I will never forget the elephants of Etosha and Damaraland. The sand dunes of the Namib are unforgettable.

This was the best holiday we have ever had. Thankyou!" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 16 on a Namibia trip
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Mr T

"My Apr 2023 trip"

I visited South Africa between 4 Apr 2023 and 24 Apr 2023
"Big thanks to Tracy for planning this trip for us. My wife, my mother and my boy, they all had a great time.

This was our third trip with Expert Africa and we are always happy with their knowledge, communication and overall services. Twice over the course of this trip, we needed to contact Tracy and thankfully we could just rang her and things were resolved.

We look forward to our next trip with Expert Africa." Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 17 on a South Africa trip
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Mr D.

"My Nov 2022 trip Botswana, Zimbabwe & South Africa"

I visited South Africa and 2 other countries between 1 Nov 2022 and 24 Nov 2022
"All excellent with little exception

A great holiday" Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 13 on a South Africa trip
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Mr M

"My Oct 2022 trip"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 27 Oct 2022 and 12 Nov 2022
"Animals seen in Etosha great.

Wine tasting at Rustenberg very good.

Good trip to Boulders beach for penguins and sun birds.

Good views from Table Mountain, allow a few days as low cloud plus wind can prevent a visit." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 7 on a Namibia trip
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Dr C & Mr P

"Back to Africa after covid"

I visited South Africa between 22 Oct 2022 and 10 Nov 2022
"it was SO lovely to be back in Africa.

I had missed the bush so much--the smells, the sights, the animals.

Babylonstoren was a true delight--a great way to unplug. Cape Town was vibrant and beautiful

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

keep giving the great service that we have always had from you. I constantly tell people about expert africa.

Many of my colleagues are "afraid" of travelling to Africa which I find odd.

I keep telling them about how your team looks after ALL the details and that you are always there to sort out any issues that arise." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 16 on a South Africa trip
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Ms D.

"My Aug 2022 trip"

I visited Botswana and 1 other country between 24 Aug 2022 and 13 Sep 2022
"We have been fortunate to travel the world, and this trip is on our very short list of the best ever - top 5 for sure!

Expert Africa could not have been more accommodating as our plans changed several times over the course of a couple of years due to Covid and other changes in people's lives. Tracy was very patient and understanding and we loved working with her. She is a gem!

I would highly recommend Tracy and Expert Africa!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Hard to improve on what was a nearly perfect experience with Expert Africa.

Thank you for everything!" Read full review: 20 nights in Africa; 10 on a Botswana safari
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Mr & Mrs C

"2022 Honeymoon - Deferred from 2020!"

I visited South Africa between 29 Apr 2022 and 13 May 2022
"A truly outstanding trip - one of a lifetime.

We cannot thank Lucy (our Expert Africa advisor) enough. Lucy did a truly remarkable job in very trying circumstances - as we had to defer the trip three times due to Covid. She managed these deferrals in exemplary fashion with remarkable, patience, good humour, resilience and integrity .Her recommendations and guidance in choosing locations was perfect as she clearly listened to our views and we felt in safe hands throughout.

The attention to detail and communication was second to none.

Exemplary!" Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 8 on a South Africa trip
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safari lovers

"Escaping the UK Winter, embracing PCR tests to visit"

I visited South Africa and 1 other country between 26 Jan 2022 and 22 Feb 2022
"As always Tracy and the team came up trumps with recommendations, encouragement to actually travel while travel restrictions / PCR tests/ potential for sudden changes in entry requirements etc where a concern.
We felt so lucky to have escaped the UK winter , passed all the various tests etc and returned home relaxed tanned and without Covid.
It was our first visit to Mozambique ( encouraged hugely by Tracy when we suggested beach !). Would highly recommend Azura Benguerra.
We know South Africa well and would normally organise most of a trip there ourselves but felt in the current world circumstances that having the support, backing and knowledge of a company like Expert Africa was very important. Thankfully we had no problems at any stage.
We are ready for the next trip soon !" Read full review: 27 nights in Africa; 8 on a South Africa trip
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The Last Word Franschhoek

The Franschhoek

The Last Word Franschhoek is a very small, smart boutique hotel in tranquil surroundings in the heart of Franschhoek. With only six rooms it promises personal attention.

95% (25 reviews)
Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Français is a boutique hotel with beautiful rooms and a great restaurant conveniently located on Franschhoek’s main street.

96% (14 reviews)
La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme

A comfortable, elegant guesthouse, La Petite Ferme offers a broad range of accommodation in a stunning vineyard setting.

98% (13 reviews)


Babylonstoren is beautiful property located on a stunning working wine farm between Franschhoek and Paarl, and is surrounded by vineyards and the Drakenstein Mountains.

98% (9 reviews)
Oude Werf

Oude Werf

Located in the historic heart of Stellenbosch, the Oude Werf is a lovely hotel and a good base for exploring the South Africa’s Winelands.

83% (6 reviews)
Angala Boutique Hotel

Angala Boutique Hotel

Angala Boutique Hotel is a luxurious, contemporary guesthouse in the heart of the Cape Winelands – between Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch.

100% (2 reviews)
Lanzerac Hotel

Lanzerac Hotel

The Lanzerac Hotel is a historic Cape Dutch manor house and winery that has been turned into an opulent hotel offering some of the regions finest accommodation and first-rate cuisine.

80% (1 review)

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