Review by: Anonymous

Overall Impressions

We had a fantastic time!! Absolutely brilliant and we are now planning our next trip to SA

Countries Visited

South Africa

The hotels here were sublime. Everyone was extremely helpful and our trip was made special at every location. The safari was beyond amazing, our host, guide and tracker were brilliant and they went above and beyond for our honeymoon (candle lit dinner in the hide) and for xmas as well. We can't wait to return. The CT hotel was gorgeous and they organised a guide for us one day and he was fantastic. The Last Word in Franschhoek was breathtaking, the decor, room, food and the trouble they went to to make our trip special was fantastic.

Mauritius

Accommodation Visited

Welgelegen Guest House

Breakfast here was fabulous. Really close to bars and restaurants within walking distance on Kloof Street. Staff extremely helpful. Guide provided (Michael) was incredible, would definitely recommend hiring him for the day. Room and living room were really lovely and we didn't go in it as it was a bit chilly but the small pool and lounger area looked great.

The Last Word Franschhoek

Even walking into this hotel is special- all leafy and set back from the road. The whole place is stunning, the room especially so. We loved it here. They made our stay really special with lovely touches in the room; on the last night we came back from dinner and they had lit lots of candles and left us a bottle of fizz to celebrate! It is also perfectly situated. I can't imagine a more perfect hotel to be honest!

N'Kaya Game Lodge

I would give it more than 5 stars!! This place was fantastic and we cannot wait to go back. The team were exceptional and not only did we see plenty on our drives we were looked after spectacularly well. As we were there over xmas we were treated to so many little presents on our bed and AMAZING food, with crackers and everything. Our tracker/guide team were brilliant- other guides and trackers defer to them in the reserve, especially our tracker Andréas who could not only tell what type of animal it was but the individual animal and also which car tracks belonged to which guide!! Lené our host and the team at the lodge treated us to the most amazing food and we had dinner served to us in the hide one day as well which was extra special. The whole team were beyond brilliant and we cannot wait to return!!

Sands Suites Resort & Spa

The hotel was lovely, lovely beach,nice pool and good water activities. The food for breakfast and dinner each day was really good. There was a cyclone and we could not leave the hotel on one day - they were really good and brought food to the rooms for lunch and dinner as it was dangerous to leave. They also set up a bar and music in a conference room which was good. The only thing that let it down was it was incredibly overpriced. Totally understand that hotels will cost more but charging over £40 for a £5 bottle of wine seems a bit much! Also the NYE celebration was a total shambles - we left early after being served cold food more than once (having to send it back) that was out of order in terms of the courses and it was generally awful! There had been a cyclone the day before which they blamed it on and when we complained I had to push them to refund us the amount. We didn't know how much it cost but when he said the full amount was 400 for both of us I almost fell over! Even if it had gone smoothly that was far,far too much money for what was planned.

Staff Review

Claire was brilliant,especially with my million questions!! Would absolutely recommend Claire and Mahlatini to others (and already have)