Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms M from Isleworth

My 70th Birthday celebratory tour

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 14-Oct-2019 and 5-Nov-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Overall it was completely fantastic the slight bumps did not cause us any major issues.

The country is fantastic, the animals were amazing but the people win my vote. The Xhosa people are warm, friendly, helpful with a high work ethic and an eagerness to learn, a joy to interact with.

We went from the old world glamour of the Blue Train to the vibe of the modern city of Cape Town. Then we enjoyed the laid back artistic atmosphere of Franschoek followed by whale watching at Hermanus and the surfing town that is Plettenberg. We needed with the amazing waterhole watching at Gorah followed by the long drives into the bush to see a wide range of local fauna and flora at Kwandwe.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
131 on Herbert Baker Boutique Hotel
15-Oct-2019 review: 131 Herbert Baker Boutique
Blue Train
16-Oct-2019 review: Blue Train
Bay Hotel, South Africa
18-Oct-2019 review: Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
The Last Word Franschhoek, South Africa
23-Oct-2019 review: The Last Word Franschhoek review
The Marine, South Africa
25-Oct-2019 review: The Marine, Hermanus
The Plettenberg, South Africa
27-Oct-2019 review: Plettenberg Hotel
Gorah Elephant Camp, South Africa
30-Oct-2019 review: Gorah Elephant Camp review
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, South Africa
1-Nov-2019 review: Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge review