Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire


Cape Town - Windhoek by road

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 10-Apr-2016 and 29-Apr-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This trip is one we have wanted to do for a while. We were invited to a wedding in Franschhoek which gave us the excuse to do it.

We had a good idea where we wanted to go, and Tracy very skilfully interpreted this and put the trip together for us - nowhere did it disappoint.

We would do it again at a different time of year - spring being the ideal time to see the Western and Northern Cape. We'd stay longer at Klein Aus.

If we hadn't been booked to come home, we could quite easily have spent a couple of days in Windhoek and readied ourselves to go in another direction...........hopefully there will be a next time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Acorn House, South Africa
11-Apr-2016 review: Great location for the city
ExcellentExcellent
Annie's Cottage, South Africa
20-Apr-2016 review: A good place to stop-over
ExcellentExcellent
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
21-Apr-2016 review: Great place to stay for the Fish River Canyon
ExcellentExcellent
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
23-Apr-2016 review: Wow - you must go here
ExcellentExcellent
Tok Tokkie Trails, Namibia
25-Apr-2016 review: The real desert
ExcellentExcellent
Olive Grove, Namibia
27-Apr-2016 review: A fun place to end our holiday
ExcellentExcellent

A truly memorable holiday

On this trip, I visited Tanzania & Zanzibar between 21-Aug-2013 and 7-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

The whole trip was everything we wished. One item not mentioned is the transfers in Zanzibar - these were excellent and we loved being picked up each time by the same guide who went out of his way to ensure we had a good holiday, with tips of places to go and diversions along the way - he loves his island home and was a pleasure to share it with.

And thanks to Liz for putting the itinerary together with us - we will be back.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Shooting Star Lodge, Zanzibar
22-Aug-2013 review: Great place for a wedding
ExcellentExcellent
Unguja Lodge, Zanzibar
26-Aug-2013 review: Life with monkeys
ExcellentExcellent
Jafferji House, Zanzibar
29-Aug-2013 review: A short break in the city
GoodGood
Lake Manze Adventure Camp, Tanzania
31-Aug-2013 review: Lake safari
ExcellentExcellent
Mwagusi Safari Camp, Tanzania
4-Sep-2013 review: A dry safari
ExcellentExcellent

When do we return

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 20-Dec-2009 and 4-Jan-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a fantastic holiday - lots of relaxing doing not a lot, some sightseeing and some days walking.. We achieved our aim of a hot Christmas and seeing some cricket abroad - A promising recipe to be repeated with or without the cricket.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No - all was fine - if we had a glitches they were sorted out as we went along which is why we will use the company again - our holiday was trully tailor-made for us - thank you.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hog Hollow Country Lodge , South Africa
24-Dec-2009 review: Christmas Day a dip in the pool
ExcellentExcellent
Long Beach, South Africa
30-Dec-2009 review: A perfect end to our holiday
ExcellentExcellent

Please can we go again

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 9-May-2008 and 25-May-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We didn't want to come home, we want to go back, we already have ideas and have started saving - what more can we say.

Things we'd do differently - put in a three night stay somewhere. We were really please only to be staying one night in Swakopmund, it was definitely out of season.

Something to consider is to take Air Nambia flight home to Europe (Frankfurt) and do hop to UK from there rather than Windhoek/Jo'burg/Home. Gives a longer last day and the Air Namibia flight was nicer.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We found the service very personal - it took sometime to sort but was well worth it in the end - this is one of your strengths as a company because you do care where your customers go, don't lose sight of this.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
10-May-2008 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Onguma Tree Top, Namibia
12-May-2008 review: Onguma Tree Top review
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
14-May-2008 review: Ongava Lodge review
GoodGood
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
15-May-2008 review: Etendeka Mountain Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
17-May-2008 review: Mowani Mountain Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
19-May-2008 review: Sam's Giardino review
GoodGood
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
20-May-2008 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Barchan Dune Retreat, Namibia
22-May-2008 review: Barchan Dune Retreat review
ExcellentExcellent