Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs D from London

My Jan 2015 trip

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 13-Jan-2015 and 2-Feb-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was very successful and enjoyable. This is despite the unexpected weather difficulties (delayed rains meant that game in the Transfrontier Park was less profuse than normal for January and temperatures were uncomfortably high, followed by a sudden startlingly chilly period in Tswalu).

One point on timing, although the road from Upington to Twee Rivieren is tarred for the whole route, sticking to the speed limits it still takes about 2.75 hours to drive.

Visits to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park nowadays are now notably more regimented than in our earlier visit in the 1980s. However we had the impression that the organisation there was pretty good.

There were no good maps of the Transfrontier Park available in the area of the park. The only map provided in the park was a black and white A4 photocopy. The best map available to us was the coloured photocopy provided in Expert Africa's documentation.

When we left Jo'burg International airport on 31 January for our trip back to UK we were given particular warning at the check-in desk that from 1 February the airport would be being much more rigorous about baggage limits etc. We don't know whether or not this is an issue to watch.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Le Must River Residence, South Africa
17-Jan-2015 review: Le Must River Residence review
Twee Rivieren Rest Camp, South Africa
18-Jan-2015 review: Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review
Nossob Rest Camp, South Africa
19-Jan-2015 review: Nossob Rest Camp review
Ta Shebube Rooiputs, South Africa
22-Jan-2015 review: Ta Shebube Rooiputs review
24-Jan-2015 review: Tswalu - an impressive operation