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Travel reviews by Family D from Sheffield

Brilliant experience

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 26-Jan-2017 and 8-Feb-2017 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was a special trip and it surpassed expectations. It was full on, as so much to see and do .Thoroughly enjoyed all four locations we went to . They were all very different but each was great in its own way with the highlight being the safari.

We also did our homework on restaurants before we went so had some truly excellent meals at places such as the Pot Luck Club and Foxcroft in Cape Town , La Petite Ferme in the winelanda and the Olive Tree in Knysna These were all booked in advance

Also booked a really enjoyable wine tour around some of the lesser known estates.

As you will have seen Oude Werf was a bit of a disappointment especially when compared to the other establishments we visited but Stellenbosch itself was really chilled and had a great lunch there as well.

All in all the holiday was superb and many thanks to Tracy for being so helpful in making the arrangements.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Greatly valued the ability to chat things through rather than simply relying on email. Perhaps some additional info about parking availability at the hotels woyld be useful-there were no problems but when arrivibg at a new destination worth knowing in advance what to expect eg at Oude Werf you had to find a place to stop near the hotel or drive to the gates so they could then do the valet parking. At Phantom Lodge you leave your car at their secure outdoor car park at the bottom and then are driven up and down between the lodge and your car.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
African Elite Waterfront Apartments
27-Jan-2017 review: Africa Elite apartments were excelent
Oude Werf, South Africa
31-Jan-2017 review: Mixed experience at Oude Werf
Phantom Forest
2-Feb-2017 review: Phantom Forest was excelent
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, South Africa
4-Feb-2017 review: Kwandwe Ecca lodge was excellent