Review by: Anonymous

Overall Impressions

Our first trip to South Africa was such an enjoyable experience in every way. We loved the weather, the scenery, the food and the various guest houses we stayed in. Our safari was even better than anticipated with lots of sightings of so many animals including close ups of lions, elephants, rhinos , cheetahs and giraffes in Amakhala game reserve. A bit more "wriggle room"￾ in terms of flight transfer times would have been helpful to allow for unexpected delays and queues in passport control.

Countries Visited

South Africa

We were very impressed by the welcome and hospitality we received everywhere on our trip. All the staff in our guest houses were so helpful and pleasant with no request being too much trouble for them. The standard of accommodation was excellent and combined with good food, lovely weather and beautiful scenery ensured we had one of our best ever holidays.

Accommodation Visited

The Clarendon Fresnaye

Lovely guest house with spacious rooms, great breakfasts with hot food cooked to order as well as a full range of cold options, very helpful staff and plenty of outside sitting areas. The best welcome weâ??ve had in any holiday accommodation with cold drinks on arrival and lots of local information provided by Emmy.

River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa

Stylish, comfortable accommodation so convenient to the centre of Stellenbosch. Very helpful staff and very good breakfasts. Immaculate outside sitting areas.

Bosavern Guest House

Beautiful setting overlooking Roberg beach and peninsula. Spacious rooms . Veronica was very welcoming and helpful in terms of booking restaurants and providing local information.

Amakhala Woodbury Lodge

Our driver was very knowledgable and informative about the animals and the game reserve generally which enhanced our first safari experience. We enjoyed all aspects of our stay in Woodbury Lodge finding it very relaxing and peaceful.

Staff Review

Claire was very helpful from the outset in putting the details of our trip together and answering all our queries. The opportunity to book restaurants well in advance for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was sorted by Claire which was a great idea. Claire's knowledge of SA gave us confidence in booking with Mahlatini and helped ensure the success of our holiday.