Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Mrs P Roggeland

General comments

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 16-Dec-2007 and 30-Dec-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


A good trip was put together at short notice.

Generally the style of accomodation used was aimed at relaxed time in hotels rather than a more active agenda. Set dinners were a bit restrictive at most places - both the limited menus and the timings. Food appeared pricey compared with other SA experiences but we have nothing to compare with on this trip.

Two hotels did not have information about local places of interest - Rosenhof Country House, Oudtshorn and Hunters Lodge, Knysna.

Expert Africa's information about finding some hotels was insufficient - we had to research the web to find directions; predeparture information did not include advice about set meal times (which we found restrictive); Predeparture information was fragmented in the "book" provided, and covering letter; there was much more focus on Namibia than South Africa and it was not always clear which information related to which country.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Vineyard Hotel, South Africa
17-Dec-2007 review: Vineyard Hotel review
Roggeland Country House, South Africa (this camp has since closed)
20-Dec-2007 review: Roggeland Country House review
Klippe Rivier Country House, South Africa (this camp has since closed)
22-Dec-2007 review: Klippe Rivier Country House review
Rosenhof Country Lodge
23-Dec-2007 review: Rosenhof Country House
Hunters Country House
25-Dec-2007 review: Hunters Country House
Elephant House, South Africa
27-Dec-2007 review: Elephant House review
Cosmos Cuisine
28-Dec-2007 review: Cosmos Cuisine Guesthouse