Review by: Alison and Justin

Overall Impressions

The safari at Exeter was a once in a lifetime experience. Cape Town is truly stunning.

Countries Visited


Seychelles was beautiful. We were only there for 6 nights so we didn't really venture out of the hotel. We did take a boat over to one of the other islands which was nice. Overall we had a lovely time. As mentioned before the food at the Four Seasons was a big let down.

South Africa

The food....scenery....people and not forgetting the wine!!! We loved it there. So much so we are planning to go in November for 6 months!

Accommodation Visited

Cape Royale

For the budget we had, the Cape Royale was great. Great room, excellent service and location. Breakfast was very good. Concierge service excellent. Exactly what we were looking for in a "city" hotel.

The Four Seasons Seychelles

Our 6 nights in the Seychelles at the Four Seasons was paradise, although we found the food at the hotel very disappointing which was a big let down. Rooms were great, views great. Spa fantastic. Staff superb.

Cybele Forest Lodge

Wow what a special place. We didn't really know what to expect....the grounds were stunning. However, we felt the bedding needed refreshing, many insects in the actual sheets and pillows which regardless of being in a forest you shouldnt be experiencing that, we actually didnt sleep in the bed. Staff and service were excellent. The evening we got there, whilst having our treatments at the spa, the staff set up a beautiful table for dinner in our room, 3 gorgeous courses were served, complete with a complimentary bottle of bubbly. Breakfast was superb. If the bedding was up to standard we would return.

Dulini River Lodge

Amazing, amazing, amazing. The highlight of our trip....both agree it was something special that we will never forget. From the moment we arrived the staff made sure we were looked after for our every need. The rooms could do with refreshing, for example, new mosquito nets on the room doors. Craig our ranger was a really special guy, there was nothing he didn't know, his wealth of information was amazing. We also couldn't have asked for a better group of people in our group, everyone got on brilliantly and we had such fun everyday. The food was out of this world. I (Mrs Freeden) didn't think I would enjoy the safari but it was one of the best experiences I've ever had and I can't wait to do it again!

Staff Review

Greg and the staff at Mahlatani were amazing. It was a pleasure working with Greg and his experience and recommendations ensured we had an amazing trip. Everything was made easy and straightforward. Very very impressed.