Review by: Jessica Kingsford & Patrick Dawson

Countries Visited:
Mauritius & South Africa
Holiday Type:
4 31/08/2012

Overall Impressions

The safar in Africa was faultless- we had ana amazing time. The accommodation was incredible and the service unbeatable.

Countries Visited

Accommodation Visited

Simbambili Game Lodge 5

We loved our trip at Simbambilli- it excelled our expectations and we got to see all of the Big 5- the service and food was incredible. The staff made us feel very welcome and did a special honeymoon meal for us in our room which I will NEVER forget! The extra touches were lovely.

Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort 2

We weren't too impressed with our stay at Heritage to to be honest. It was quite a disappointment for our honeymoon. We were told on the first day we needed to book up all our restaurants for the whole 10 days. This in itself was not ideal as you dont want to book everything so far in advance. Then we found it incredibly difficult/impossible in some instances to get into the restaurants we wanted to go to. It was obviously controlled so you could only go to the nice restaurants once! Once we got to the restaurants they were however very good. This whole experience of booking them was really quite unpleasant. We didn't receive the goodies we were supposed to when we arrived in our room. The room was also disappointing- not quite the luxury experience we hoped. the clientelle in the hotel lead a lot to be desired, several of whom seeemed to be very 'drugged up' which was not pleasant to be sourrounded by on our honeymoon! I would not recommend this to any one going on their honeymoon and was surprised Mahlatini recommended this.

Paradis Hotel and Golf Club 5

Excellent service. The room was quite dated- needed a refurb! Looked like it hadnt been done up since the 80's but it was still very pleasant. The staff were very accomodating and we very pleased to have left the Heritage and to spend our last two days here!

Staff Review 5

Very helpful