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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from York

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Cape Town to Kwandwe

South Africa between 13 Oct 2009 and 29 Oct 2009

Trip rating: Excellent
"Thank you for guiding us through the arranging of our holiday of a lifetime! Expert Africa's advice on where to stay, suggestions on itinery and patience in putting the trip together were exceptional. In particular, the advice to stay at Kwandwe Game Reserve made the holiday for us.

The only change we would have made would have been to stay in Cape Town for a further day, but we couldn't have extended our holiday to do this - a good excuse to return in the future!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Nothing we can think of - we'll certainly recommend Expert Africa."

Arranged By Tracy Lederer


Vineyard Hotel

Vineyard Hotel

"Vineyard Hotel and Spa review"

3 nights Arrived 14 Oct 2009
"We had an upgrade to a mountain view, which got our holiday off to a great start!

We ate all our evening meals in the bar area, and the menu was just what we wanted - not too formal, and friendly staff."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Ocean Eleven

Ocean Eleven

"Ocean Eleven review"

2 nights Arrived 17 Oct 2009
"Staff were very accommodating, providing advice on restaurants and help booking a boat trip. A wonderful place to stay, with views out to sea, and whale watching a matter of steps away.

We took a boat trip whale watching on our first day, but the following day we were able to see wonderful whale displays from the cliff path. Stunning breakfast room, with great views and food."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
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Oulap Country House, South Africa (this camp has since closed)

"Oulap Country House review"

2 nights Arrived 19 Oct 2009
"Fascinating hosts and location. Really different accommodation, and allowed us to visit a part of the country that we might not otherwise have got to.

Jens suggested a great trip for a day out, and the food was great - home cooked, and a welcome change from "restaurant" fare!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Southern Cross Beach House

Southern Cross Beach House

"Southern Cross Beach House review"

3 nights Arrived 21 Oct 2009
"Great location next to the beach, with hosts who were very welcoming. Within minutes of our arrival our car had been washed, and we had made arrangements for washing clothes!

We were provided with very helpful advice on restaurants to visit, and our breakfasts on the terrace were memorable."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

"Kwandwe Private Game Reserve review"

4 nights Arrived 24 Oct 2009
"The highlight of our holiday. Everyone was very welcoming, and couldn't do enough for us. This was our first safari experience, but it's hard to see how anywhere else could better Kwandwe - even the animals co-operated! It took some self restraint to say no to the constant supply of great food.

The ranger and guide who took us out on each day were brilliant - very knowledgeable and informative, and easy to get on with. We were fortunate that when the party who shared the first couple of drives with us had left, they were not replaced with a further party, and we had the vehicle all to ourselves, which made it even more special for us.

Finally, the lodge manager and staff put on a candle-lit dinner for us, as we had let slip that the trip was a special celebration for us. When we left, it felt as if we'd become part of the furniture - quickly corrected by the staff to "part of the family"!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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