Itinerary Review for By Jim B
Perfect every day!
This is an independent review by Jim From Australia who traveled to in May 2016.
Karen Peasley was Jim's consultant
We travelled as two 65 year old couples and put our faith in Safari365 travel consultant, Karen Peasley to create an awesome African experience for us; Karen certainly did not disappoint as we followed her suggestions, tips and itinerary. Our adventure was outstanding at every turn and our expectations were surpassed almost daily. We began with a week in Cape Town, flight to Victoria Falls for 3 nights, private road transfers to two uniquely different private game reserves and lodges for 3 nights each (bush glamping to luxury spa) along the boundary of Kruger Park. We concluded with the breathtaking scenic Panorama Drive to Johannesburg.
Our rental car was a breeze and we used it at Bakabung for the game drives (we were spoiled in the small 4x4’s at other lodges and did not like the big truck with 22 seats), got caught in an elephant jam twice, had the car massaged by a massive jumbo called Jimbo, had several very close encounters with rhinos, herded buffalo and zebras on the track, saw 1,209,059 impalas and wildebeests.
The game was plentiful at all reserves and we were close to all of them. The only time we felt really threatened was when Greg was driving and veered to the right side of the road. I did a couple of walking safaris at Kapama but did not find anything exciting.
We loved the people and their happy attitudes in spite of living in some tough conditions. I played well on the Gary Player golf course and left a few divots for Gary to repair. Sun City was over the top, decadent, opulent and did not disappoint. The wave machine was working and managed to dump me.
The lodges Karen picked for us were super choices and we felt we got a wonderful cross section of experiences. My wife, Margo , was particularly touched by the beautiful kids and has got a few addresses to send over some baby clothes, etc. The game sightings were plentiful and intimate, the transfers efficient and comfortable, the accommodation and meals were first rate, very reasonable prices and all the people happy, smiling and helpful. Also, the weather was brilliant and we all felt we had an awesome trip.