Itinerary Review for South Africa By Sonya W
We loved our trip to South Africa!
This is an independent review by Sonya From USA who traveled to South Africa in May 2016.
Karen Peasley was Sonya's consultant
We enjoyed all of our tours! Our tour guide was excellent. When it was too early for whales, he took us to see more penguins at Betty's Bay. He was able to answer our questions, and it was nice that we had one guide for all four days. Our transfers met us on time, which made it worry free when traveling to various destinations. Transfer drivers were courteous and professional. We would rate three out of four accommodations as excellent. Avondrood Guest House was beautiful and within walking distance of restaurants and shops in Franschhoek. Simbavati River Lodge was amazing. The family chalet was large and clean, and had a nice view off the deck. The food was spectacular, and the safari drives were all we were hoping for and more. We saw the Big 5 two out of three days. We even had ice cream on one of our drives in the afternoon! The staff is like a family working together to make our stay wonderful. Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge was very African. The six luxury huts are styled in Tsonga style. After safari drives at night, we were met by drums and a kudu horn blowing. The meals were wonderful. The staff were friendly and goal was to make us feel at home and pampered. The safari guide we had here was very good at knowing where animals were, and how to read the prints on the ground to find the animals. We loved our trip to South Africa, and we are so glad we booked it through Safari 365.