Review by: Miss Ada Kinneally

Countries Visited:
Mauritius & South Africa
Holiday Type:
5 21/12/2011

Overall Impressions

Based on what we requested for a safari, it was recommended to book The Exeter River Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The whole Experience overwhelmed us & out weighed our expectations in terms of accommodation, safari, the amazing staff & hospitality, the idyllic setting, food & wine!

Countries Visited

Mauritius 3

Beautiful Resort set on a beach like paradise but you wouldn't feel safe leaving resort! Not much scenery! Tourist Spots like zoo & walking with lions was quite run down !

South Africa 5

Couldnt Rate It High Enough! Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a fantastic place to see Big Five! The Scenery, The Wildlife, The Sounds, The Adventure, The Most Amazing Staff, The Food & Wine was our highlight !

Accommodation Visited

Dulini River Lodge 5

We were made to feel at home but treated as VIP's! The lodge was exceptionally luxurious with amazing view of river, this meant that there was always different animals feeding from the river bank visible from our room. The Staff were definitely the most hospitable I have ever encountered. Nothing was a problem, they all knew us by first name & chatted away to us with a smile. Every Night The Staff had planned a different treat on return from our drive. The Food & Wine was amazing, from breakfast to dinner. We were so lucky to have Andrew & Phixin as our ranger & driver. You couldn't but absorb their passion and enthusiasm for the wildlife & had great craic with them! I often dream of being back under the big Marula Tree, having lunch and sipping cold White wine watching the wildlife in the river!

Constance Le Prince Maurice 4

Idyllic Location! Beautiful Beach! But Very Very Expensive for Food & Beverage! We paid 11 euro for a milkshake! Only One Type of Dining Experience at night which was fabulous but became monotonous after ten nights! Fabulous selections of Wines but again expensive! Being Irish we missed having another few Irish there to chat to! We were the only Irish & found that other couples kept to themselves which made it very quiet!

Staff Review 5

Greg was so knowledgable about the game reserves, lodges & what to expect. I trusted his judgement & was confident in our booking. I would highly recommend the company service