The game drives at the Safari Lodge were the highlights of the trip. Our ranger, Christo, was informative, filled with good humor and enthusiasm, and made sure we saw all the animals on our bucket list. Our butler, Sienne, showed us exceptional care and service. The facilities were comfortable, well-appointed, and the food was quite good and accommodated our vegetarian requirements. It was a great experience overall.
The Western and Eastern capes of South Africa are seductive. Cape Town is the most physically beautiful city I have ever traveled to, and I've traveled all over the world. The Eastern cape is equally beautiful with its expansive vistas and game preserves. Cape Town offers a European feel in an African country. The people, food, and complexities of this amazing country make it one of my favorite destinations.
Christo, our ranger, was exceptional. He worked diligently to ensure that we were comfortable, our questions were answered, and that we got to see the animals on our "bucket list." His good humor and enthusiasm were most appreciated and he was exceedingly knowledgeable about the animals. We felt we were always in good hands with Christo. Sienne, our butler, deserves similar kudos. He was gracious, accommodating, had a great sense of humor, and made sure our stay was comfortable and all of our needs were met. Our accommodations were comfortable and outfitted with everyone might want from a stocked bar to heated floors to aromatherapy candles around the sunken tub.
Claire answered all of my questions with speed and altered our plans numerous times with grace.