Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr&Mrs LS from Oxfordshire

Our January 2020 trip to South Africa

On this trip, I visited South Africa between 4-Jan-2020 and 19-Jan-2020 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We have had the most amazing trip of our lives. We have travelled to many places but this holiday, to get a feel for South Africa, was very special.

Our itinerary was followed to the letter as we had expected and the whole trip just flowed so well. Pick-ups and drops offs were exceptionally well organised - Ilios is an excellent company. This was our first experience of South Africa - a BIG birthday present for my husband who has always wanted to visit South Africa based on the tales told to him as a boy by his late father.

The trip certainly exceeded all of our expectations - more in fact. We are already thinking of another trip maybe the same time next year in advance of another BIG birthday perhaps.

A very big thank you to Lucy and the Team in Cape Town for making this such a memorable experience

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We can't think of anything which could have made this trip more enjoyable other than maybe an extra night in Kwandwe and Grootbos and one less night in Cape Town but nevertheless we enjoyed the whole whole experience.

Thank You

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Cape Grace, South Africa
5-Jan-2020 review: Short stay in Cape Town at the Cape Grace
Grootbos Forest Lodge, South Africa
9-Jan-2020 review: Incredible stay at Grootbos Forest Lodge
La Petite Ferme, South Africa
11-Jan-2020 review: Relaxing few days at La Petite Ferme
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, South Africa
14-Jan-2020 review: Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
Hacklewood Hill Country House, South Africa
17-Jan-2020 review: Hacklewood Hill Country House review
Excursion Overall rating
Cape Point and Peninsula Tour, South Africa
7-Jan-2020 review: An amazing day
Winelands Private Tour, South Africa
12-Jan-2020 review: Winelands Private Tour review