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Reviews: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park

14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park

Escorted Small Group tour from Cape Town, Garden Route, Durban, Zululand, Kruger Park, Panorama Route. Includes: activities, breakfast, dinner, local flights.

star rating Trip rating 5/5 from 9 reviews
Operator rating 5/5 from 54 reviews
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Client: Martin Rains - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had an excellent time and really enjoyed myself to the point that I am looking at returning next year.
Client: Sherry and Bob Cox - from United States
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our 13 day tour was the experience of a lifetime that we will never forget.

We are so glad we booked through this company because we did so many varied things from wine tasting, exploring the garden route, the panorama route, and safari trips in Kruger Park. We even saw the big 5 of Africa in one 24 hour period in Kruger. What an amazing experience! Thank you so much for providing so many wonderful things. We saw so many animals and felt we could not have had a better trip under any circumstances! Thank you so much for all the planning and wonderful guide, Mart van der Walt.

We will always remember our wonderful African experience. We are seasoned travelers and have never had a more wonderful tour. We highly recommend you to all our friends who are traveling to Africa in the future. Again, many thanks!!!!
Client: Tom and Linda Hermans - from United States
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We can't say enough positive things about the wonderful Beauty by Diversity tour we just completed.

Cecil was always extremely prompt in answering all of our questions, and he had great suggestions when we asked how to fit a few changes into our itinerary.

Our guide, Nico, took care of everything for us - almost to the point where we forgot how to think on our own! In addition to having enormous insight into the culture and wildlife of South Africa, he was well-organized, knew exactly where he was going, and had a great sense of humor. Everyday was filled with laughter and fun. The food and accommodations were wonderful as well.

Everything was well-planned and went without a hitch, and we truly felt like we got a tremendous value for our money. South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and our diverse itinerary gave us a great taste of what it has to offer. Table Mountain, Cape Point, Pongola, the Featherbed Experience, Kruger Park, and all of South Africa's natural beauty, mix of cultures, and amazing wildlife will stay with us forever.

Thanks again, Cecil and Nico! It was a trip of a lifetime, and it certainly was above and beyond what we expected.
Client: Tania O'Toole - from Ireland
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: My overall experience was wonderful, Cecil was so helpful prior to Departure, gave us tonnes of ideas on what to do when we did have spare time and the Itenery itself was fantastic !

When we arrive we never once had to worry about what we had to do or where to go, it was all so organised and Nic our driver went above and beyond the call of duty. My Partner proposed over there so between Nic and Cecil they organised a jewellers to go too, again above and beyond !

South Africa, has such a natural beauty, diverse cultures, and amazing wildlife, is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular countries in this world I would recommended my trip and how to organise it through yourselves and the operator !
Client: Carl L. Pherson - from United States
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our experience and specifically with our guide, Mart van der Walt, was thoroughly enjoyable and informative.

We were absolutely thrilled by seeing all the BIG FIVE and so many more species of animals and birds as well as the spectacular scenery from Cape Town to Kruger Park to Johannesburg.

My wife and I and two young women from Ireland traveled in a up-to-date van with a good speaker system and stayed in pleasant accommodations. We had numerous opportunities for interaction, not only about the wildlife and geography, but also about the history and cultures that created 21st century South Africa in comparison to that of our own countries.
Client: Kathryn Davis - from United Kingdom
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Yes, thank you we had a lovely holiday, I guess we didn't fully appreciate the difference between the basic government run lodges in the Kruger and the more elaborate ones that you see in the brochures. However, this did not spoil our enjoyment and we all had a very good holiday, now for the feedbck.

First of all we would like to say thank-you to you and Cecil for all the information and advice supplied to enable us to have a most fantastic holiday in South Arica.

We chose the trip Beauty by Diversity and with Mart as our guide, who was very knowledgeable on all animals, birds, plants, history and culture we felt we achieved a fantastic amount from those 13 days.

We had perfect weather for Table Mountain and one of our party abseiled part way down, only to find she had to climb up again!!

The scenery on the Garden Route was spectacular. My husband said the Aqarium in Durban is the best he has ever seen and could have spent a lot longer there.

In Kruger we saw so many animals, its easier to say the only one we didn't see was the leopard. We were impressed with the country and the friendliness of all the people we met and would very much like to go back.

Thanks again to Vera, Cecil and particularly Mart who drove theCombi and guided us for over 2000 miles.
Client: Francisco Tome - from Portugal
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We are now back to work after an excellent holidays in SA.

This email is to say thank you for the excellent tour to the operator who organized our group. Really everything was very well prepared and the choices were all very good. Marta was excellent and made us felling her like a friend and not a guide what was wonderful.

We hope you can return one day to SA and than we will contact you again.
Client: Jennifer Sexton - from United States
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Our experience was nothing short of fantastic!

Our tour operator was very helpful and patient with our many questions leading up the trip, and did an excellent job with our additions to the scheduled tour. The tour vehicle, choices of accommodation, food, and the guide himself were all exceptional. The knowledge of the guide, as well as his personal touches, made this an unforgettable journey.

I would highly recommend this operator anyone thinking of visiting South Africa!

Thank you as well for a great website that lead us to this operator!

Client: Sally Treaster - from United States
Trip: This Trip: 14 Day Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger Park
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time I had on tour. Cecil was so very knowledgeable about everything. The accommodations were wonderful. As were the experiences.

I had picked his tour originally because of the variety of things to do and I was not disappointed. I was more interested in culture and the people as a sociologist. Cecil was very patient with me as I have problems climbing and fell quite a few times. And enjoyed being pulled by one girl and pushed by the other to get up a few hills - not bad for an old lady.

I would certainly recommend this operator as a guide tour.

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Client: Flip Laffoon - from United States
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I absolutely fell in love with South Africa, and I really did not want to come home!

Cape Town is a magical city, and I loved all of the activities we did and sights we saw; the winter weather was even fairly cooperative! Umlani was absolutely exceptional; the staff there is so warm and friendly and knowledgeable, the grounds are lovely and comfortable, and the bush drives through the Timbavati Game Reserve were one of the true highlights of my (almost) four weeks in Africa!

In fact, I loved both Cape Town and Timbavati so much that I don't think it will be too long before I return!
Client: Tim Barker - from United Kingdom
Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Our itinerary was customised to include what we wanted to see and do and it was a trip of a lifetime!

Kruger was great. The animals did their bit by showing up! We saw more than we could have hoped for. Accommodation fine. Our guide was fabulous. Friendly from the outset, courteous, helpful, well informed and good fun too. I cannot speak highly enough of him. Did all we could have hoped for and more.

Karongwe was brilliant, fantastic. Great animal viewing. Evans (our guide) was great as was Joel (our tracker). All staff great. We were really happy with this.

Victoria Falls were incredible. Spent a good couple of hours just wandering round and taking photos. Great. We then had a walk over the bridge which was an interesting experience, not at all like I had read about. The Zambezi cruise was great. Following trip from airport we literally only had time to dump cases in room, brush teeth, freshen up etc so was a bit rushed but the cruise was very relaxing. The staff on the boat were lovely. Free alcohol helped. The trip was better for being on a smaller boat. Chatted to other guests who gave some helpful tips re Victoria Falls itself etc.

Chobe was great. Nice food. Friendly staff. River cruise good but not in same league as Zambezi despite more animals to see. Walter, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable.

A fantastic holiday that will leave us great memories forever. Will do it again some day, hopefully in the not too distant future, with some variations I'm sure.
Client: A. Deacon-Morey - from United States
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: Communication with them was fluid, they customised an itinrary to be a private 4 four day Garden Route tour for us as well as several full days tours from Cape Town.

They were very accommodating to our requests and assigned our group a very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide/driver (Seppie Bornman).

We were very satisfied with his services. We had a wonderful trip!

We would like to thank The Africa Guide team for offering us this tour operator as a reliable and professional tour operator for our recent trip to South Africa
Client: Peter & Wendy Collins - from Australia
Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We arrived back home last night and just wanted to say thank you to the tour operator for organising such a wonderful trip.

We had a fantastic time seeing your beautiful country and we really appreciate how everything ran so smoothly.

The trip was perfect!

Organising all the pick ups and transfers – these were fantastic and all worked like clock-work and certainly took the stress out of arriving in a new city. The transfer drivers were all punctual and courteous and helpful.

The tours – we enjoyed all the tours around Cape Town and the Beaches/Cape Point etc.

Kruger Park – this was a fabulous 4 days. Thanks to Jantjie for his attention to detail and for expert wildlife advice. He was attentive and knowledgeable and made the time very interesting and enjoyable. We saw so many interesting animals, large and small!

Vic Falls – thanks so much for the advice re going to the Zimbabwe side rather than Zambia and for the excellent accommodation selection. Vic Falls Hotel was exceptional and we were so thrilled to stay there. The Falls were magnificent and we were grateful to see them at this time of year in peak flow. A highlight of our trip!

The air fares within Africa all worked out well and although Fly Africa is a budget airline, we were very happy with the flights and service.

So, thanks again for a wonderful service, right from our first enquiries with you, through to all the itinerary and details worked out for us.
Client: Tricia Maxwell - from United States
Trip: 5 Days Kruger Park & Luxury Safari Lodge Combo
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a wonderful vacation in South Africa thanks to the safari operator.

They provided excellent service from start to finish. They were very attentive and were willing to work with me to come up with the best itinerary that would fit my budget and time. I would use their services again, and highly recommend them to others.

I give the operator a 10.
Client: Sally & Scott Johnson - from United States
Trip: Kruger Park Budget Safari 3-5 Days
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: It was a wonderful experience and the setting, facilities and staff were fantastic!

Andre was great and incredibly knowledgeable - we enjoyed the 14 hours on the road with him! Please pass along our thanks to him.
Client: Pauline Harwood - from Canada
Trip: Cape Town - Kruger Park - Victoria Falls Luxury
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a great trip in SA and beyond. All went very smoothly and seemed effortless. Trouble with Africa is that once you have been there you want to keep returning!

Everything was terrific and we really enjoyed Gomo Gomo and the laid back atmosphere and the great people running it, and also the suggestion of the Zambezi Sun was a good one. We had a holiday to remember!

I would give the tour operator themselves a 10 - everything went very smoothly and on one occasion when a pick up was going to be half an hour late they phoned the hotel to let us know. Good service with Carina, our travel planner.
Client: Edward & Jade Chong - from Canada
Trip: Cape Town - Kruger Park - Victoria Falls Luxury
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We've returned from a trip of a lifetime, it was thoroughly fabulous.

The tour operator managed to take care of every aspect of our trip and the itinerary was fantastic.

Each of the safari destinations were unique and your selection was superb. We'd be hard pressed to decide on just one and thus the three selected were perfect. Cape Town and Victoria Falls were also incredible travel destinations.

We cannot thank the operator enough and sincerely appreciate their experience and efforts.

We will not hestitate to use your services in the future, nor will we hestitate to reccomend your services.
Client: Steven Christopher - from United States
Trip: Authentic BIG5 Kruger Park Safari - Classic African Safari Camp
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I had a great time on my safari adventure in southern Africa. The arrangements all worked perfectly for me, and they were pretty complicated as I had seven different lodging venues and all the transportation moving between them required.

I particularly enjoyed my stays n the Timbavati Private Game Preserve, and in Thornybush Private Game Reserve. The animal viewing was fantastic and the experiences provided by the staffd members and facilities were really first rate.

The trip exceeded my already high expectations, as you would expect since an African safari was No. 1 on my "bucket list."
Client: Jeannie - from United States
Trip: currently unavailable
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Trains, animals and food are some of the few passions I have in life (not necessarily in that order).

My decision to go to South Africa was mainly to experience an intimate encounter with wildlife in an environment that is as close to their natural environment as possible. My initial contact was to inquire about a package tour that was advertised on the Africa Guide that includes the Blue Train, Big 5 Safari and Cape Town. From the very beginning, Cecil was the specialist that took care of me. I knew what I wanted from the trip but the challenge was to design an itinerary that would accommodate time constraints (the trip was a last minute decision and I had to be back home by certain date) and to include the Blue Train with its limited time schedule. Cecil worked hard in designing several itineraries to best fit my schedule and budget. All throughout, Cecil was always very patient and replied professionally and promptly to all of my questions.

I didn't know what to expect from the trip as I had never travelled to any countries in Africa. All of the tour guides were very professional, knowledgeable, prompt, pleasant, and friendly. Cape Town was beautiful and the people felt genuinely nice. Being in the Blue Train was quite an experience. It’s the perfect backdrop for an Agatha Christie's novel - mysterious, elegant, and classic. Service was superb and the train was truly a moving 5-star hotel.

The safari is a photographer's dream. There were so many momentous events to capture. I am still dumbfounded as to how close we can get to these wild animals. Pierre and Service, the assigned ranger and trekker were quite a team. They tracked all Big 5 and many other wildlife. Pierre was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the region. It's always gratifying to learn from one who shows much enthusiasm in his field.

I learn so much about the history and peoples of South Africa. Of course the opinions of the history, culture and points of view differ in range with people from different backgrounds and economic status. All politics aside, South Africans were very approachable, courteous and warm. Overall, it was a spectacular and unforgettable experience.

From a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being top marks) I give this trip a score of 10!
Client: Pamela Davidson - from United States
Trip: Cape Town, Kruger Park Safari & Victoria Falls
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: Thank you for a amazing trip. It was more than I thought it would be. I did so much and saw so many awesome animals , I saw four of the big five. The places I stayed was great. Cliff Top was one of my favorites , beautiful place and huge game farm for the animals. The staff was so nice there. The Ranger Sebastian was awesome and funny.

The Elephant Safari was a highlight as well as the great tour of Cape Town. Cape Town is a great city. I went to the waterfront thanks for the suggestion I got to spend a good amount of time there. Thanks again. Also the drivers were nice and great also. Everything went smooth with the transfers.

Great tour company and they did a great job.

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