Review by: Miss Amy Muise

Countries Visited:
Mauritius & South Africa
Holiday Type:
5 01/02/2014

Overall Impressions

Highlights were: 1. Safari at Simbambili in Sabi Sands 2. Wine Tour in Francshhoek (favourite winery: Vrede en Lust) 3. Ile aux cerfs in Mauritius 4. Drive to cape point in Cape Town 5. Dinner at the Pot Luck Club in Cape Town

Countries Visited

Mauritius 5

Speed boat ride to Ile aux Cerfs - most beautiful beaches and views - and private lunch on the beach. Our luxurious resort - especially the private infinity pool on our balcony.

South Africa 5

Safari! Most amazing experience Wine country (delicious wine at very cheap prices) - Favourite winery: Vrede en Lust Drive to Cape Point in Cape Town FOOD - especially the dinners at the Pot Luck Club (Cape Town), Haute Cabriere (Francshhoek), Grande Provance (Francshhoek)

Accommodation Visited

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel 5

Beautiful bed and breakfast, friendly staff (very helpful in planning our time in Cape Town), delicious breakfast every morning . Staff helped to make our honeymoon very special including surprising us with champagne and roses on our bed.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas 5

Great location - close to many wonderful wineries. Beautiful grounds and very helpful staff. Drove us to the restaurant each night and picked us up.

Simbambili Game Lodge 5

AMAZING!!! Luxury in the middle of the bush! Amazing staff from our Ranger Pierre and Tracker Service to our butler Arnold and wonderful staff at the main lodge. Every meal we had was amazing and all of our needs were well taken care of. The rooms are gorgeous, with an outside bed and private plunge pool. The game drives were incredible - we learned so much from our tracker. A definite highlight of the trip.

Angsana Balaclava Mauritius 5

Beautiful, luxurious resort. Our room was amazing and included a private infinity pool on our balcony. Quiet resort - we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Staff was helpful and food was delicious. Beach was nice but not quite what we expected (not the white sand-turquoise water you think of for Mauritius, but our trip to Ile aux cerfs accomplished that). Drinks and non-included food quite expensive (esp compared to SA). The highlights were the beach style pool, the honeymoon dinner, our gorgeous room and the private infinity pool on our balcony.

Staff Review 5

Nikki was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations. She worked hard to get our itinerary just right and help us plan the honeymoon of our dreams - and it was!