Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from Nottingham

Brilliant short-ish winter sun trip to SA

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 22-Nov-2017 and 5-Dec-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This is the second time we have travelled with Expert Africa after our honeymoon in 2013, and on both occasions they have been superb (we never got round to doing the feedback on that first trip - sorry....).

Claire was very efficient and super-helpful with advice in response to our requests in terms of dates and locations, and her advice in terms of re-balancing the number of days we spent in different parts of the country proved to be spot-on.

Remote support for when things went slightly wrong - when our flight to Cape Town was very delayed - was great: on contacting Expert Africa, they were immediately able to re-schedule our transfer from the airport to our hotel.

South Africa - the second time we have visited, although the first was very briefly in a very wet August - was fantastic. At no point did we have any security concerns; the roads, admittedly generally between major population centres, were excellent; and the holiday experience itself was straightforward and relaxing, whilst encompassing some wonderfully special moments that will always live with us.

We now find ourselves as an informal local branch of the SA Tourist Board, so much do we rave about the country to friends and family!

Overall experience; trip as a whole:

You were superb - I can't really think of anything.

Thank you so much, and especially to Claire for making it all possible.

Happy New Year!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Constantia, South Africa
23-Nov-2017 review: Brilliant stay at The Constantia
The Last Word Franschhoek, South Africa
26-Nov-2017 review: Good stay at The Last Word Franschhoek.
Harbour House Hotel, South Africa
27-Nov-2017 review: Good brief stay at Harbour House Hotel
Hunters Country House, South Africa
28-Nov-2017 review: Lovely stay at Hunters Country House
River Bend Lodge, South Africa
1-Dec-2017 review: Great stay at River Bend Lodge