Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs G from Bucks

Summary of our trip

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 26-Jan-2020 and 15-Feb-2020 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Claire put together an excellent itinerary with a nice selection of accommodation none of which was large impersonal corporate hotels. The whole trip worked well and in particular driving directions were spot on which was very helpful given the distances we covered. We did use a friend's map of the Garden Route as the directions were missing details of actual distances - this might be helpful for future clients. We used 'MapStudio Garden Route & Route 62' a lot of the time.

Our only hairy moment was taking the car back to the airport (which we had avoided on arrival by having car delivered to hotel) and this was slightly stressful as we had to return the car with a full tank but the BP garage was located on an obscure location on the other side of the car rental return area. It was chaotic at the BP station as everyone was filling up before returning their cars. That said the check in at Bidvest was very good and straightforward.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Although the holiday was expensive it was worth it and we couldn't have put it together without Claire's assistance.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Constantia, South Africa
27-Jan-2020 review: The Constantia Review
Schoone Oordt Country House, South Africa
1-Feb-2020 review: Schoone Oordt Country House review
Hunters Country House, South Africa
2-Feb-2020 review: Hunters Country House
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, South Africa
6-Feb-2020 review: Safari at Kwandwe
Storms River Restcamp, South Africa
9-Feb-2020 review: Storms River RestCamp
Rosenhof Country House, South Africa
10-Feb-2020 review: Rosenhof Country House
Le Quartier Francais, South Africa
11-Feb-2020 review: Le Quartier Francais