- The trip is packed full of optional activities but is so full of itinerary that the options limited the time.
The guide stopped at every single photo opportunity which was exceptional. He knew who liked what and even stopped mid track for the baboons so a member of the group could see them and take a photo.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable about his country, including politics, history, florna and forna, a joy for all.
It is a whistle stop tour and we visited all the great places but sometimes it would have been nice to have more time there. The game drive was exceptional and we saw loads but had to hurry off to the next place.
At the round the bend lodge, the drive from the main road was long and on arrival it was a beautiful place but perhaps a little bit too ristic for some. Hygiene was low but accepted. The food there again was ok but could have been better. Our poor vegan traveller had a slice of 1 peach for his pudding! The workers at the lodge were not aware of his needs. This could have easily been avoided.
The guide and driver were probably the best I've experienced on these small group tours with both Explore and others. Nothing was too much trouble, pleasant and helpful with everyone, even some tricky guests!
I was most impressed with this tour. Cape Town is absolutely fantastic and full of amazing sights, sounds and aromas. 5*s overall because of the hospitality, views and experiences.
And one thing I would like to add is whilst on the game reserve we saw a horseback safari to see the animals, well that should definitely be considered as an option, with enough time!
Thanks for a fabulous, fabulous and fabulous holiday.
Published on: 18 April 2016