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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs P from Purley

Review Distribution

Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Terrible

Total number of trips

3

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

18

Excursions taken

1

My Aug 2014 trip

South Africa between 27 Aug 2014 and 6 Sep 2014

Trip rating: Excellent
"Thoroughly enjoyed holiday but might have been disappointed at lack of game viewing if had not seen so much in Etosha in previous trips."

Arranged By Claire Scott


Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

Twee Rivieren Rest Camp

"Twee Rivieren Rest Camp review"

1 night Arrived 28 Aug 2014
"Quite acceptable for a state restcamp with reasonable courtesy from all staff.

Food very acceptable in the circumstances although breakfast left a little to be desired."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Mata Mata Rest Camp

Mata Mata Rest Camp

"Mata Mata Rest Camp review"

1 night Arrived 29 Aug 2014
"Very helpful and friendly staff. A small shop on site."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Average
!Xaus Lodge

!Xaus Lodge

"!Xaus Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 30 Aug 2014
"Wonderful setting with very courteous and friendly staff. Game viewing very limited but lodge and environment are superb.

Food good and well served."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Le Must River Residence

Le Must River Residence

"Le Must River Residence review"

1 night Arrived 1 Sep 2014
"Lovely setting by river with helpful staff.

A little difficult to find and helpful directions to airport would be a real plus as took wrong road."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Acorn House

Acorn House

"Acorn House review"

4 nights Arrived 2 Sep 2014
"Outstanding guest house where staff could not be more helpful. Their assistance made the holiday.

Ideally situated if you do not want to be in the centre of the city. Car hire advisable with easy access to main places in area. Breakfast very good.

The staff are first class and would highly recommend this place."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Facilities
Good

Wonderful country

Namibia between 3 Sep 2012 and 14 Sep 2012

Trip rating: Excellent
"Very enjoyable holiday only slightly marred by side effects of Malarone which were not necessary as in early September it was so dry and cold in early morning that there was not a mosquito in sight. Ea 's arrangements were as usual very efficient.

Namibia is a lovely country with welcoming people and would fully recommend a visit to anyone as I would also recommend EA.

Thank you for your assistance."

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

"Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Sep 2012
"Welcoming. Comfortable with good service and food. Meerkats were the highlight !

Cannot comment on drives as not taken due to heading for Etosha."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Elegant Farmstead

Elegant Farmstead

"Elegant Farmstead review"

1 night Arrived 6 Sep 2012
"Very helpful indeed particularly as we left a necklace which they went to great lengths to ensure we got it back.

Could fully recommend although the 27.5k road is a bit rough. Enjoyable walk in the area in lovely surroundings.
Food very enjoyable."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Sep 2012
"Waterhole again the star. Rooms quite acceptable. Breakfast was good but dinner although pleasant was spoilt by the vegetable being cold.

Service particularly at reception very much improved over 3 years ago; now both friendly and polite. Bearing in mind the popularity of the camp the overall service was good."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Halali Camp

Halali Camp

"Halali Camp review"

1 night Arrived 9 Sep 2012
"Much quieter than Okaukuejo and as the room was the bush chalet very acceptable, Food was good and better than Okaukuejo and service acceptable.

The outside waterholes were good with an afternoon sighting of leopard strolling in front of the car the highlight."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp

"Mushara Bush Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2012
"We used the lodge to relax for a day and found the facilities and helpfulness of the staff first class.

Again the food was good and would recommend this lodge as very comfortable."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Frans Indongo Lodge

Frans Indongo Lodge

"Frans Indongo Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 12 Sep 2012
"Just spent one night. Again very helpful staff and very comfortable rooms.

Interesting and informative evening game drive but not spectacular after Etosha. Very willing to do anything to assist in the holiday."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good

As very good as hoped for!

Namibia between 1 Sep 2009 and 15 Sep 2009

Trip rating: Excellent
"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and carry very good memories of Namibia."

Arranged By Tracy Lederer


Eningu Clayhouse

Eningu Clayhouse

"Very relaxing"

1 night Arrived 2 Sep 2009
"Extremely welcoming and a very quiet spot. could have stayed more than one night."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Beach Lodge

Beach Lodge

"Great location"

2 nights Arrived 3 Sep 2009
"Although out of town location by beach is great. Fodd was very good inc evening meals. Slight mix-up with messages not passed to us but that did not spoil activity. Recommend highly the Turnstone Tour to Sandwich Bay.

Day excursion along coast south of Swakopmund

Ernst our driver gave us a wonderful day which was one of the highlights of the trip. His food eaten sitting in the middle of nowhere was very good - how did he keep it warm!! If you love The natural world we recommend highly the trip."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Coast and Sandwich Harbour

"Coast and Sandwich Harbour"

4 Sep 2009 • All-day excursion

Ernst our driver gave us a wonderful day which was one of the highlights of the trip. His food eaten sitting in the middle of nowhere was very good- how did he keep it warm!! If you love The natural world we recommend highly the trip.
Excellent
Terrace Bay

Terrace Bay

"Very remote"

1 night Arrived 5 Sep 2009
"Well worth the visit with staff very welcoming and friendly."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Good
Grootberg Lodge

Grootberg Lodge

"Grootberg Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2009
"Wonderful setting but activities quite expensive., Pity we were not told about the change in the clocks on the first Sunday in September, caused a little enbarrassment by late arrival at mealtime."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Hobatere Lodge

Hobatere Lodge

"Enjoy a quiet location"

2 nights Arrived 8 Sep 2009
"Very quiet and very welcoming. Very good night drives. The hide in the middle of the "plains" was a good experience.

We had a nightime visitor in the lodge in the form of an elephant but did not cause too moch damage!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

"In the middle of animals"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2009
"THe staff were both friendly and helpful offering to change our booking but as we preferred the cheaper room it is a pity they won't offer refunds.The bush chalet was roomier than the waterhole chalet which was rather cramped and not worth the extra 156 dollars.

The waterhole was as spectacular as ever. Food very good considering the numbers served."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

"Erongo Wilderness Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Sep 2009
"Lovely setting to end the holiday.

Staff very friendly. Guided walk well worth the effort. Tents are just starting to show a little age."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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