Our trip to South Africa was flawless and the vacation of a lifetime! Our safari travel coordinator was a delight to work with each step of the way as they initially listened to our wishes and then designed a holiday around our active family. Our agent and her team not only planned each detail but also gave us helpful tips in advance to help us prepare for our holiday. Once in SA, there was never a need to contact the company because each day's activities went off without a hitch. We started with the Cape peninsula tour, then the hike up Table Mountain followed by the Cape wine area. We then flew to the Savanna private game reserve for an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend this company and will certainly be passing their name on to our friends.
While the entire holiday was memorable, our favorite has to be the safari at Savanna. The game drives are forever in our memory and will stay a part of our dreams. The encounters with the leopards, lions, elephants and all the animals changed how we see the world and our responsibility to care for our environment. The accommodation, meals and service at Savanna was first class. The small number of guests allowed for a friendly and family-like quality. Also, the hike was superb. Our guide gave us a choice of hikes but challenged us to do the more difficult hike with some "scrambling" up the rocks. He was there at every turn to compliment, encourage or coax us up the mountain. He even prepared a lactose-free lunch for my husband. The weather was outstanding and our guide even spotted a caracal (which must be rare from the excitement on his face).
The order of the trip, starting in Cape Town and ending on safari, was perfect. It took a couple of days to wrap our heads around being in Africa. If we had to change anything, it would be to have the tour company call the apartment the day prior to the activity to set the time and the pick up location. Our apartment was quite a distance from the reception, so it was easier to have the pick up directly from the apartment. We also thought that the Cape Peninsula tour was a private tour for just the 4 of us but it was a group of 20. That was fine but not exactly what we were expecting.
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