Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms P from Clayton

The most incredible trip we have ever taken!

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 18-Dec-2014 and 5-Jan-2015 and I travelled with 5 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was our "trip of a lifetime." All of the arrangements and advice from Tracy Lederer were excellent. Tracy worked with me by email and phone to plan a unique arrangement to bring our five family members from the USA, Namibia and Mozambique together for this trip. She was extremely patient, and answered my questions even when asked several times.

The voucher system for the lodgings worked well, and I was happy not to have to rely on using a credit card at each location.

I wish I had known the time it would take to travel between each location ahead of time, and possibly have spent three nights at some locations such as Etosha. There were several long driving days.

There was the unfortunate DHL incident, where my vouchers and maps did not arrive before our trip. Tracy scanned and sent our vouchers and some maps by email. The partner organization in Windhoek met us and gave us the Namibian maps and were a great help. This was the only problem we had - which was easily overcome.

Thank you very much for everything. It was an amazing trip that we will be talking about for a long time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
18-Dec-2014 review: Galton House comfortable stay in Windhoek
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
20-Dec-2014 review: We loved Ongava Lodge
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
22-Dec-2014 review: Comfortable stay at Central Guest House
Desert Homestead, Namibia
24-Dec-2014 review: Desert Homestead helped celebrate Christmas
Hotel Helmeringhausen, Namibia
26-Dec-2014 review: Hotel Helmeringhausen review
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
27-Dec-2014 review: Canyon Lodge was a destination in itself.
Ndedema Lodge, South Africa
29-Dec-2014 review: Wonderful hosts at Ndedema Lodge
The Spier Hotel
31-Dec-2014 review: Good place to be on New Years Eve
Vineyard Hotel, South Africa
2-Jan-2015 review: Beautiful setting in Cape Town