We created lifelong memories. Simply put, this trip was perfection! We thoroughly enjoyed each location and each spot offered a completely unique and different experience. We fell in love with South Africa and Mauritius.
Great! The safari was an unforgettable experience and Cape Town had a ton to offer. At first we thought we might not have had enough time in Cape Town but we covered off on everything we wanted to see. South Africa is a beautiful country and since we only saw two parts of it, we realize there is so much more to it. Sabi Sands and Cape Town though were both great though and we felt the richness of the South African culture in both places.
Simply put, Mauritius was a paradise. After packed schedules in South Africa, it was nice to kick back and do absolutely nothing for 6 days in a breathtakingly beautiful beach resort. I was worried when I saw the weather forecast as it showed rain for each day but soon realized that the rain clears quickly and we only had 1 rainy day. Every other day was clear blue skies and warm sun.
Kirkman's Kamp does a great job of making you feel right at home. I cannot say enough about the staff there, they were warm, friendly and accommodating. With Matt, Richard, Sonny, and so many other we were in great hands and couldn't have asked for more. The accommodations were comfortable, the food was delicious, and they did a great job of making their guests feel special. Every day had some type of surprise whether it was a breakfast basket waiting for us on the side of the road on one of our game drives to a private 1-on-1 dinner with my husband to truly make it feel like a romantic honeymoon.
We also had a unique experience of doing a walk (Vs drive). It was exhilarating and unforgettable. I will remember my stay at Kirkman's Kamp forever and I truly believe it is because of the lovely staff that made it feel like home.
Our stay at Kensington Place was much shorter than the other two resorts but it was still great. The staff was very accommodating and made sure we were comfortable. Upon arrival they checked on our schedule and when they learned we hadn't planned a ton, offered to book a tour guide for us for the day. We were shown around by Rory Goldhill who taught us a lot about Cape Town as we drove along the coast but was also a lot of fun to be around. He had good recs for us to follow for the next day and they did not disappoint. The gentleman at the front desk of Kensington was super helpful in guiding us to the right bars and restaurants and both ladies at the desk at other hours were both friendly and helpful. I would recommend!
Shanti Maurice was a picturesque resort. We appreciated the photoshoot offer with the honeymoon package because we were able to capture the beauty of Shanti Maurice for our Honeymoon album. The rooms were spacious and luxurious, right on the beach front. The pools were absolutely stunning and a nice relaxation throughout the day. The spa was top notch and I enjoyed a massage on 3 out of the 5 days we were there because they were that good! The restaurant and food was delicious and the servers were kind. Drinks made you feel like you were in paradise with all of the delicious rum concoctions!
We decided to venture out for just one day and the person on staff for guides was super helpful and booked us on a fun trip to swim with dolphins.
The whole trip was relaxing, luxurious and more than I could have asked for.
Caroline planned an unforgettable trip for us. She was kind, knowledgeable and quick to answer any questions we had as we were planning our trip. Every detail felt covered once we arrived, we were never confused where we needed to be. We were so impressed by the fact that she booked someone to guide us through the airport, at just about every layover leg to ensure we knew where to go and when. We were also surprised to learn that we had dinner reservations for us in Cape Town at some amazing restaurants, that was a nice surprise! We were so impressed by the attention to detail at every single location. We were also impressed by how spot on she was with the days. Ahead of the trip we felt that we might want more or less time at particular locations but in retrospect, we wouldn't have wanted any more or any less time at any of the spots. We felt the number of days was spot on for each.
We could not have asked for a better honeymoon and have Caroline to thank for that! Thank you!