Review by: Lorraine Cusack & Jonathan Byrne

Overall Impressions

We had a fantastic trip to South Africa. All the accommodation and recommendations were fantastic! Our hosts had great local knowledge and really made us feel welcome!

Countries Visited

South Africa

We loved South Africa. In particular we loved vibrant Cape Town. There was so much to do from hiking up table mountain to the gorgeous beaches in Camps Bay. There was some amazing fine dining restaurants and lots to do at the V&A waterfront.

United Arab Emirates

Accommodation Visited

The Clarendon Fresnaye

Beautiful accommodation slightly away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cape Town. We loved the homely feel and the friendly staff. Great location to get around and explore the city. Fantastic views.

Lavender Manor Guest House

The staff were great in Lavender manor, so welcoming and accommodations. They were happy to advise on local restaurants where we had one of our favourite meals of the whole trip.

Bosavern Guest House

Lovely accommodation and great views

Ngala Safari Lodge

I wish we could give Ngala a 6 out of 5. Our time in Ngala was the highlight of the whole trip. All the staff were so friendly and welcoming, in particular Mama Africa who made everyone feel like old friends. Our ranger Barney was incredible and so knowledgeable. He had a great sense of humour. We all 5 big 5 in one day which is a testament to how good he and our tracker Aubrey are their jobs! The accommodation was stunning and a real treat that the lodges is unfenced. We had wildlife wandering by the pool everyday! The food was outstanding and always a different experience. We stayed for 3 nights and had dinner in a different location each night. We cam't wait to come back to Ngala again!

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel

Staff Review

Stuart was great from start to finish. He organised a great trip for us and he was helpful and friendly throughout. I'll be recommending Mahlatini to everyone I know.