Review by: Rudy Medioni

Overall Impressions

Our trip was over expectations. We enjoyed from the first to the last day.

Countries Visited

South Africa

We absolutely loved South Africa in particular the Safari and the Winelands. We discovered landscapes that we never saw before, the wild Ocean and mountains everywhere. Cape town waterfront was great with many restaurants and activities/shopping. The food is absolutely delicious and very cheap when you come from Europe, we were so surprised! We did not feel unsecure but we were told not to walk at night but we went to few amazing restaurant. The service was amazing everywhere we went. Very helpful and kind people!

Mauritius

It was our fourth time in Mauritius. Always nice. The weather has not been perfect so...

Accommodation Visited

Lalibela Mark's Camp

One of the highlight of the trip. Everything was amazing. The lodge is beautiful, the room very spacious and the location is just stunning. You can be at the swimming pool and see warthog in the background. The staff is kind and always there for you. There was no network in the bedroom but I must say it was actually very good to be just with family with no phone in between. The reserve has the big 5 and we saw them all in 3 days (except de cheetah). Our ranger Carry was absolutely perfect. My 7yo and my 4yo were listening to her talking about all animals, we learnt a lot. When you get back from Safari, they throw a fire in the garden, just the perfect atmosphere! And good food too! Definitely recommend.

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Nice room, very clean and spacious. Nice location. The swimming pool is literally on the Ocean and you can walk to the waterfront. The staff is good too.

La Residence

The most beautiful place I have seen in my life. It was absolutely stunning. The whole area (Franchsoek) is incredible with many farms to visit and wine to drink! The Villa was incredible. Very very very spacious, a private swimming pool. They even have pony and peacocks are visiting your garden! It felt like being at home. They would ask us what our children wanted to eat and we had private dinner with the Chef cooking in front of us! They would watch our children when we went for lunch with my husband. It was the highlight of the trip, I would like to go back there once in my life!

St Regis Mauritius Resort

I was overall disappointed by this hotel. The service is very good though. Everything we asked was done and quickly. The F&B manager was super nice with us but the food wasn't. At breakfast, the juice would be already rotten by 11am and it was so hot, the cheese were all squishy. The room was spacious and clean, the bathroom is really the highlight of the room. Very spacious dressing too. The beach is nice but there is no atmosphere at night even though they have some bands playing. People are quiet and go to bed early.

Staff Review

We can't thank Caroline enough about our stay. It was a pleasure to deal with her. She has been very reactive with all our requests and all her advice were verified to be very good. Everything was as expected in terms of transfers, planes, hotels... Caroline gave us the best advice in regards of the location of hotels and the one we would love as a family. She also organised a day trip in Cape town and it was all we wanted to do with a nice Guide. She has been of a great help and I am so happy she mentioned Lalibela and La Residence. Thanks a lot!