Review by: Emily Twigg and Ryan Shields

Overall Impressions

We had the best time thank you! The hotels were absolutely excellent particularly the 3 we stayed at in South Africa. We would absolutely stay at them again and will be recommending them to others. Everything was really well organised and ran very smoothly.

Countries Visited

South Africa

Loved everything about it. The people were so friendly, the food was amazing and the variety of things to do was brilliant. Safari for us was the highlight but we want to go back to Cape Town and Stellenbosch very soon!


Nice hotel although we weren't able to use any of the watersports equipment because it was too choppy. Hotel was also very expensive in terms of food and drink. The island itself though was beautiful and the people were very friendly. If we were to recreate the trip again, we'd have perhaps spent one less day in Mauritius and used that in either Cape Town or for safari.

Accommodation Visited

Kensington Place

We were blown away by this hotel. The people were just so lovely, the food was delicious. There were so many nice touches like putting hot water bottles in our beds for when we'd return from dinner, pre-booking us into restaurants before we arrived to guarantee we were able to eat somewhere (and being completely flexible when we wanted to amend/cancel etc) and leaving us champagne in our room one evening as well. Everyone was incredibly helpful and we really enjoyed chatting to people working there. The location was excellent and worked really well for us and what we wanted to do. We would love to return at some point.

Oude Werf Hotel

Lovely hotel, very kind and helpful staff, great location. Food was delicious and their recommendations for places to eat for dinner were excellent - we ate the best steaks we'd ever tasted in Stellenbosch at Fat Butcher through a reservation they made for us.

Serondella Game Lodge

Again, we were blown away. What a place to stay!! Just amazing. Such friendly people, outstanding food and the location was unbelievable overlooking the waterhole - the drives were excellent and in between we couldn't keep our eyes off the animals as they walked past the terrace, it was out of this world. Again, such nice touches including returning from one of our evening drives to find a bath run, surrounded by candles and champagne chilling for us! We loved everything about staying here.

Sands Suites Resort & Spa

Nice hotel, very friendly and helpful staff but expensive. As above, in hindsight we would have stayed here for one day less and used that day in South Africa but still thoroughly enjoyed our time here and exploring the island.

Staff Review

Stuart has been incredibly helpful from the moment we first made contact right through to our return - absolutely cannot fault the service we have received it has been excellent. Thank you very much for creating the trip of a lifetime for us - South Africa now has a very special place in our hearts which has been helped by the excellent places Stuart booked for us and everything in between to make the trip run so smoothly, we have just had the best time. The information and items we received before the trip were brilliant, so helpful and we always felt confident that we had people to contact should anything arise. Thank you so so much.