Review by: Kimberly Biagini & Thomas Lester

Overall Impressions

Our trip was everything we dreamed of and more. It was the most perfect way to start our marriage that I could have imagined.

Countries Visited

South Africa

We expected that we would enjoy spending time in South Africa, but we were unprepared for how much we loved it and the pull we feel to return. It was an excellent mix of cosmopolitan city, beautifully serene countryside, and exciting wildlife in the bush.


Despite a run in with a stinging caterpillar, the island was absolutely incredible and the beach was the most beautiful I have ever seen.

Accommodation Visited

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

We loved the fresh produce they brought to our villa every day, exploring the beautiful gardens, and the massages we got at the spa were the best of our trip.

Singita Boulders Lodge

This was our favorite place we have ever stayed to date. The staff was amazing, the food was delicious, the lodging exceeded every expectation, and the game drives were unbelievable. We wanted to never leave!

Londolozi Pioneer Camp

We were surprised by how different this was to Singita, and it was great to see different styles of camps. The Pioneer Camp is so small and intimate, we were the only ones there on our first night! I loved their presentation of meals and getting to chat with the camp manager Tayla who was delightful. There were two hippos camped in the river outside our room and I could have watched them all day!

The Four Seasons Seychelles

The views from our villa were spectacular and the beach was the best we've ever visited. We appreciated the staff's attention - when I had an allergic reaction after coming in contact with a caterpillar, they were quick to get me anti-histamines and calamine lotion and called after a few days to see if I needed more. The spa was fantastic and we loved watching the sunset from their roof. The dinner on the beach they organized for us on our last night was a perfect way to end our trip!

Staff Review

Claire was exceptional, she was so helpful throughout our planning process, assisting me in weighing our options and determining the right amount of time to spend in each place. She also helped with some last minute logistics challenges during our trip and made the entire process smooth and easy for us.