Review by: Georgina Denham & Matthew Schofield
- Countries Visited:
- Seychelles & South Africa
- Holiday Type:
I cant express to you how truly incredible our honeymoon was. Thanks to Claire every little detail had been thought of and we felt incredibly special from start to finish!
What magical place! The people in South Africa are very welcoming and it felt like everyday brought a new and exciting experience, from the incredible food and wine to the landscape and of course wildlife!
The Seychelles is truly an unspoilt paradise! We hired a car and I'd encourage other people to get out and see the island themselves, its very safe and there is a lot to see on this tiny island!
Wow! Cape Cadogan is a beautiful hotel, the staff are incredible friendly and helpful. The decor is chic and they have thought of everything - even a hot water bottle in the bed on a chilly evening. The hotel is just off Kloof Street which turned out to be a great location for restaurants and bars and is a direct walk down into the city. We'd highly recommend a list to Asoka and Kloof Street House, incredible food and extremely reasonable price! We'd also recommend a visit to La Colombe for their tasting menu which was spectacular.
We actually stayed at Ivory Lodge as we were upgraded due to a fire at River Lodge. I honestly don't have the words to describe this place! I could cry thinking about it!! What a beautiful lodge, elegant, pristine, immaculate and so well maintained.The staff were incredible, always one step ahead of your needs and get to know you so well in such a short period of time. We had some incredible experiences... elephants, giraffe, antelope and leopard all visible form our private villa and a night at Kingston Treehouse, which I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the Lion Sands lodges in Sabi Sands. You select your food and wine form the cellar for the evening and arrive at a remote, lantern light treehouse that would rival most safari lodge rooms and of course the roaring lions and calling leopards topped the night!
Ive been dreaming of my honeymoon here since I was 16! And whilst the hotel is a little more outdated since its build in 2002, it still feels very special and the setting is unrivalled on the island (believe me we did the tour!) The rooms are traditional and clean, we didn't have quite the ocean view we were hoping for but we loved spending time at the beach and at the main pool that it didn't matter quite as much as we initially thought. The staff were fantastic and very attentive to our needs, nothing was too much trouble and the Management cocktail night was a great opportunity to here more about the conservation work going on at the Banyan Tree also. We'd highly recommend Turqoise Horse Trails for riding on the beach and a very special treat!
Staff Review 5
Wow!! Well Claire felt like one of my best friends throughout booking and also generally in the build up to the honeymoon - I'm sure I drove her mad at times with my questions but it never showed! She was detailed, professional and fun, and made the whole experience even more special. I cant thank Claire enough for all her hard work on our honeymoon, it was seamless from start to finish!! On safari we met a couple (Ginnie and Bill) who had the pleasure of meeting Gregory Fox on an earlier holiday and she was kind enough to let him know we were having an incredible holiday thanks to Claire. Message to Gregory... You have a fantastic employee in Claire, don't ever let her go! Message to Claire... you created an incredible us an honeymoon and made our dreams come true!
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