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Travellers’ Feedback & Reviews

At Southern Africa Travel we take great time and effort in planning unique safari holidays: picking just the right lodges, ensuring smooth-running logistics, arranging transfers and activities (and much, much more). As passionate travellers ourselves we can’t help but get excited about these incredible trips that we put together, and love hearing back from our clients once they’re safely home in their own countries.

Take a look at some of our recent feedback, accommodation reviews and safari highlights.


Southern Africa Travel on SafariBookings

Southern Africa Travel on SafariBookings

Southern Africa Travel is listed on SafariBookings.com; an online travel resource used to compare and book African safaris.

Once clients have travelled with us, we work with SafariBookings to collect their feedback. This has led to our 5-star rating and many a glowing review. 


Special mention should be made for the excellent organisation and attention to detail

Posted  |  Review by , Switzerland  |  Travelled in March 2011


This, simply to let you know that Valerie and I are now safely back home after having spent a most enjoyable holiday in your beautiful country. We had a very relaxing time at The Last Word and the two young ladies who run the hotel were very attentive and friendly. Franschhoek was delightful and we kept ourselves busy viewing and visiting the many places of interest.  The time passed far too quickly.

The battlefield tour was both moving and memorable. We certainly made the right choice in selecting Fugitives Drift. I would like to go back again one day. In closing, special mention should be made for the excellent organisation and attention to detail, given to us by Lauren. She was great and you must immediately double her salary!!! 


So much game viewing it was unbelievable

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We had a fantastic time, honestly couldn’t fault any of it. Mombo was just superb – highly recommend it to anyone considering safari. So much game viewing it was unbelievable, by far the best we went to, and also the best food and best variety of food. Very nice rooms and a fantastic main area. Selinda was very nice too.  Exeter Lodge probably had the best rooms of the lot – big baths and plunge pools in each room. One&Only Hotel was great as always. La Colombe and Le Quartier Francais restaurants were both excellent – personally I thought La Colombe was better and one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Thanks for all your help. 


Our first experience with Safaris! Unforgettable.

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First, thank you for organizing everything to perfection! All transfers were perfectly timed and all were right on time – compliments to Bushtracks, Mfafa and Maucotours. Compliments also to the guys in Johannesburg – the half day tour was very informative, especially the tour of the Apartheid museum gave us unforgettable insights.

Toko Leya was great. Very personal service, everybody very friendly, rooms spacious and luxurious, great location, great food. Game drive and tour of Victoria Falls very interesting. Savanna Private Game Reserve - Our first experience with Safaris! Unforgettable and we have already plans for further visits of this type! 

The people at Savanna welcomed us like we were old friends, the safaris were spectacular – we have seen the BIG 7 with the exception of a buffalo on our first day!! Oliver’s was very comfortable, big rooms, good service and food. Golf at Leopard Creek was special too.

Definitely yes to Africa – we will love to come back for safaris. And definitely YES to Southern Africa Travel – you made our trip easy and comfortable, thank you very much for your efforts!! 


I would tell all my friends planning to come to Africa that they should contact you

Posted  |  Review by , Turkey  |  Travelled in November 2010


We are now back to home after a 24 hour travel. I really would like to thank you for the very good organization from the beginning to the end. We all enjoyed it very much. Our guides were very helpful.

I especially would like to thank Jimi. I forgot to say goodbye to him while running after the children at the airport. So I would really appreciate if you could forward him my greetings.

Thank you again for everything and I would tell all my friends planning to come to Africa that they should contact you. Best regards from very cold Turkey


We don’t believe there could be anything better than Londolozi

Posted  |  Review by , Atlanta  |  Travelled in September 2010


What a fantastic trip. We greatly appreciate all that you did for us. Your suggestion to stay at the Londolozi Granite Suites in Sabi Sands was wonderful. We had not heard anything about Londolozi before, since most of our friends have stayed at Singita or Mala Mala. I obviously only know what they told us which sounded great, but we don’t believe there could be anything better than Londolozi especially the Granite Suites. All of the Mantis properties near Cape Town were great and ending our stay at Cape Grace Hotel was perfect.


I lost my heart somewhere in Africa

Posted  |  Review by , New York  |  Travelled in June 2010


I cannot say enough thanks for all that you did for Jake and I. We LOVE South Africa and Zambia, somewhere along the way I lost my heart somewhere in Africa. I thought that Victoria Falls (was) a little piece of heaven on earth. Jake and I truly look forward to planning future trips with in the very near future.


We want to thank you again for putting together this spectacular schedule

Posted  |  Review by  |  Travelled in June 2010


Kim and I are quite amazed at the beauty of La Residence.

We want to thank you again for putting together this spectacular schedule for this once in a lifetime trip. We will be calling you in 4 years for the World Cup in Brazil so brush up on your Portuguese!!

Congratulations to you and all of South Africa for hosting a magnificent World Cup!’


Your local knowledge within South Africa was key

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I have now returned home from a wonderful work and personal experience in South Africa and I wanted to reach out to you to extend my sincere thanks for all of your diligent work on the Chevron World Cup program. 

It has been an absolute pleasure working with you both pre-program and on-site.  Your assistance pre-program played a large role in the success of the program structure and itinerary – while our client changed this structure several times (including two weeks prior to the event and on-site!), you worked with me to adjust the itinerary as needed and the end result was a successful program.  Your local knowledge and relationships with vendors within South Africa was key to our success and we appreciated all of your hard work to get it done.  I know that you spent long hours both preparing for this program and assisting with it on-site and we appreciated your dedication. 

As you can see from the thoughtful thank you note below from our Chevron client, the guests and main client contacts truly enjoyed their South Africa and World Cup experience. While the Chevron World Cup program required a lot of work from all parties involved, the end result was fantastic. 


I just can’t understand why I had never been before

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Just a note to thank you very much for helping to organise my trip to South Africa for the World Cup.

Everything went very smoothly and I don’t know whether I enjoyed the football quite as much as I enjoyed visiting such a wonderful country. For someone who has enjoyed travelling as much as I have always done, I just can’t understand why I had never been before.


What an amazing trip, and I want to thank you for the places and people you lined us up with

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...I have been back for a couple weeks now and actually just finally feeling like the jet lag has worn off. What an amazing trip, and I want to thank you for the places and people you lined us up with. The properties were wonderful and literally every driver we had throughout our entire time, was knowledgable and very nice and helpful. I don’t think we could have been more pleased. If you would like us to send a testimonial to your boss, or anyone else at Giltedge, reiterating how pleased we were, just let me know. Thanks and now that the world cup has finished, I hope your world is getting back to normal. Best to you…