Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr and Mrs M from Farnham

Our first South African adventure

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 18-Feb-2014 and 8-Mar-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


After a few discussions with Claire, she managed to tailor a trip that "ticked all our boxes" - we loved the guest houses and the order that we followed for our trip. With hindsight we would have stayed 1 night at St Francis and 2 at Wilderness as there was more to do there. We'd love to go back and will use Expert Africa if we do - maybe we'll explore the Drakensberg's next?

Everything was very easy and all we had to do was turn up at the various guest houses and that meant we could concentrate on enjoying our trip!

It was probably by accident rather than by design, but having complimentary laundry facilities at Ecca Lodge which was half way through our trip meant we kept luggage down to a minimum. Laundry didn't seem expensive anywhere but the fact that it is complimentary was a real bonus!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I carried a bathrobe round for the whole trip - had I known that it was only Hog Hollow that didn't provide them, I wouldn't have bothered. Be great if all guest houses provided them?

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Abby Manor
18-Feb-2014 review: Excellent location next to table Mountain
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
23-Feb-2014 review: Brilliant views - lovely accomodation
Hog Hollow Country Lodge , South Africa
25-Feb-2014 review: Exellent location to explore the Craggs
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, South Africa
28-Feb-2014 review: A place where lifetime memories happen
The Sands @ St Francis
3-Mar-2014 review: Lovely guest house - great food!
The Dune Guest Lodge
5-Mar-2014 review: Fabulous beach - excellent guest house
La Petite Dauphine
6-Mar-2014 review: Feels like being in a french vinyard