Client Feedback : Lion Sands in Sabi Sand
May13

Client Feedback : Lion Sands in Sabi Sand

Liselle’s clients enjoyed a high end safari in the world-renown Sabi Sand. Liselle selected Lion Sands River Lodge and Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, both premier lodges located within the big five reserve. Both five star lodges offered something unique to Liselle’s guests. At Tinga Lodge guests can even opt to stay in the stellar Tinyaleti treehouse, a romantic haven in the midst of the bushveld. Tinga and River Lodge offer the ultimate in sophistication and elegance; coupled with unsurpassed game viewing opportunities. Dear Liselle: I begin to think that I am getting old but not forgetful. We arrived in Lisbon very tired, that’s why old age, just for that, a very long trip on our way back home! Our trip to Lion Sands once again was unforgettable, worth 100%.  River and Tinga Lodge are both excellent. The remodeling to River Lodge is very tasteful, the attention of its staff, the quality of the food, it is the complete package! Despite all that, we feel nostalgia for the previous hotel! Tinga Lodge is smaller and more in accordance with my taste, delicious food with lots of salads and fish which we needed since we were already stuffed with food! The hotel is a bit older but impeccable,  super exciting game drives, we saw everything and more, we should have stayed more days. Without your help, none of this would have been possible; once again thanks to our super travel agent for always spoiling us so much, we are already planning the next! Virginia & Valerio...

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Client Feedback : Makumu Safari Lodge in the Kruger
May12

Client Feedback : Makumu Safari Lodge in the Kruger

Makumu Safari Lodge is located in the Greater Kruger deep in the heart of the big 5 Klaserie Pivate Nature Reserve and Liselle’s clients enjoyed a phenomenal stay in an exclusive area. There’s even a camp out experience for longer stay guests, and the main lodge is located in an exclusive, private area of the reserve. Located on a a raised area, Makumu provides expansive views of the wilderness beyond. There are only 6 suites, each beautifully appointed and designed with comfort and style. Located on the banks of the Klaserie River, Makumu not only offers the opportunity to spot big game, but boasts a spectacular natural landscape.  Here is their feedback : Hello Liselle Just a quick note to let you know how much Nellie and I enjoyed staying at Makumu Lodge.   We have stayed at many different places over the years, but I can assure you this tops all other.  It was absolutely fantastic, 5 star in every respect, and I can highly recommend it to others. It is a small exclusive boutique lodge, but in addition to it being small, for the 3 days we were there, we were the only guests!  The safari game drives  were excellent as well.  The Zulu king bed  suite was amazing.  And the food…., and the company during breakfasts and dinners with the managers,  and owner on the last day….  I really can’t say enough about it. Thanks for putting us into this lodge!! Best regards Bill...

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Client Feedback : Wine Country to Safari Bushveld
May12

Client Feedback : Wine Country to Safari Bushveld

Liselle’s guests enjoyed a magical holiday in South Africa, and certainly made the most of their time in the country. Liselle ensured her guests enjoyed the best of what’s on offer in the country. From safari, to wine country and lush forested regions; Kristin and Carter certainly explored the wealth of wonders in South Africa. They stayed at : More Quarters in the trendy part of Cape Town’s city centre, the opulent Majeka House in the heart of the Stellenbosch’s winelands, Simbavati River Lodge in the Kruger’s famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and the sub-tropical Phinda Forest Lodge in a rare sand forest in Kwazulu Natal.  Here is their feedback :  Hi Liselle, We have returned from our absolutely MAGICAL holiday in South Africa, and so I wanted to pass along our thanks and give you our thoughts on everything!  I can’t thank you enough for your expert recommendations.  The trip was absolutely perfect, and I know much of that was due to your recommendations and arrangement so we didn’t need to worry about a thing.  For helping us create the most memorable experience- THANK YOU! We found South Africa to be an absolutely amazing country, and we know we only scratched the surface.  The hospitality and people were so warm and friendly.  We felt welcomed and at home everywhere we went.  To be made felt comfortable on the opposite side of the world is a pretty remarkable thing. THE FOOD AND WINE were amazing!  We consider ourselves foodies, enjoying the best food and wine we can find, and South Africa was absolutely wonderful!  Amazing flavors, creative food, locally sourced… amazing. Some of the specifics of the trip: More Quarters was a perfect home base for our adventures in Cape Town.  Lovely staff and beautiful accommodations.  It was great to have more space upon arrival.  The location was perfect and we loved being in a more quiet neighborhood instead of downtown or in a more touristy neighborhood.  You NAILED it!  We would not have changed a thing. The car rental was also a breeze, and you were right, driving was fine, expect my husband kept putting the windshield wipers on instead of the turn signal 🙂 Majeka House was also a lovely and quiet stay.  We liked being again in a neighborhood and outside of the touristy downtown.  The interior design was a little quirky, but it was a lovely stay.  We did the Franshoek wine tram one day and had an absolute blast. SIMBAVATI – OH MY!  This absolutely knocked our socks off.  You absolutely understood what we were looking for, and I can’t imagine there being a...

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Client Feedback : nThambo Tree Camp and Honeyguide
May05

Client Feedback : nThambo Tree Camp and Honeyguide

Janelle’s clients stayed at two camps in the Kruger – Honeyguide and nThambo Tree Camp. Both camps are located within private reserves and offer an exclusive Kruger safari experience. nThambo has wooden chalet accommodation on stilts, and Honeyguide has traditional tented accommodation. A contrasting experience for Janelle’s guests, but overall had an incredible safari experience.  Here is their feedback : Hi Janelle, I want to thank you for your help in planning a wonderful trip.  All of our transportation in and out of the Kruger area went smoothly and we enjoyed both Safari lodges.  I just posted a five star review on the website. NThambo was a particularly luxurious experience. The owner on site everyday, dedicated staff, interaction with fellow travelers from around the world (or at least around Europe) and the small size, all helped make it extra special. Honeyguide was a bit different.  Our guide and tracker were excellent however the staff was not particularly attentive and the facilities were a bit run down.  Two examples, the safari truck was old and rusty with panels on the dashboard missing and loose wires visible and both of our tents lost electricity on the second night.  On the upside the food was very good and the guides worked hard to show us many difficult to track animals such as lion and leopard.  We enjoyed the stay but much preferred the experience at nThambo. I hope the feedback helps.  Let me know if you have any follow up questions. Thanks again for your assistance planning this trip!...

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Client Feedback : Southern Africa Safari
May05

Client Feedback : Southern Africa Safari

Liselle arranged a bumper trip to southern Africa for her clients Ed and Terry Walker. Ed and Terry were both so impressed with their carefully curated safari, that they waxed lyrical about it on their personal Facebook pages ! Their trip included numerous areas with southern Africa. From coastal Cape Town, to the mighty Victoria Falls and Botswana; the Walker’s certainly experienced Africa! These intrepid two stayed at : The Victoria Falls Hotel Lagoon Camp Pom Pom Camp Tau Pan Camp Cape Cadogan Majeka House Ocean Eleven Victoria Resort   Here is the feedback : Liselle, I just posted this last FaceBook post ( of 30 over the past month) and wanted to copy you on what I sent – as you hopefully will get some requests over the next number of months / years from this. The feedback on all my FB posts has been very positive ( each included approx 20 carefully cropped and tweaked photos). Terry and I thank you once again for the wonderful service you provide since we first contacted you over 7 or 8 months ago !  We have a host of lifetime memories to enjoy ! Cheers, Ed ( & Terry )...

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Client Feedback : Stunning Simbavati River Lodge !
Apr03

Client Feedback : Stunning Simbavati River Lodge !

Natasha’s clients enjoyed a safari in the Kruger and stayed at the Simbavati River Lodge, which comes highly recommended by our team. Unfortunately, our guests had a few disappointments at a lodge they chose, but still managed to find the positives in that particular destination. Here is their feedback :  Hi Natasha, Greetings! I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all your help arranging the safari for Elizabeth, Sylvia and myself last week. And also to let you know how our trip went. First and foremost, we LOVED the Simbavati River Lodge. The setting was lovely, the facilities wonderful, the staff over-the-top helpful, and the guide & tracker the best I’ve experienced in previous trips in Botswana and Namibia. Thank you for recommending that lodge. The Seasons in Africa transfers were perfect. On time, comfortable and nice drivers. Unfortunately we did not enjoy the Nkorho Lodge. (I think it was my choice, not yours)  I would not encourage you to recommend it to clients visiting that area.  The staff lacked most hospitality skills, though the chef was nice and food very good. Our ranger was lackluster and a real disappointment. Also the room Elizabeth and I shared was very small and overlooked the back of the bar, while Sylvia’s single room was huge and overlooked the waterhole. We did have some nice game sightings, but there are a lot of other lodges and their vehicles on the tracks so we didn’t have much of a “bush” experience, or at least what I was looking forward to. (I posted a more detailed review on Trip Advisor under the name PanZora) All that said, we had fun, because we know how to have a good time no materwhat, and appreciate all your assistance with our comings and goings. Best regards,...

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Client Feedback : Botswana Safari
Apr02

Client Feedback : Botswana Safari

Kwando Lagoon, Kwando Splash and Kwando Tau Pan camps in Botswana were Michelle’s camps of choice for Christian’s Botswana safari. Her guests also enjoyed a quick city break at at the Residence in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It’s quite clear that both Christian and Mike loved their Africa safari experience, and saw plenty of wildlife. Here is their feedback :  Hi Michelle, I’ve been meaning to send you an email. The trip was absolutely AMAZING! Both Mike and I truly enjoyed it and couldn’t have been happier. From the first day at Kwando Lagoon we got to see elephants, giraffes, wild dogs, etc and on the second day we tracked a female lion with three cubs, which was pretty incredible. The whole tracking experience was very interesting and worth it. We saw plenty through our entire trip, including a cheetah, leopard and many more lions. All three camps were great! The view of the river at Lagoon was spectacular and with Splash being so new, the accommodations are very nice and modern.  Tau Pan was great as well, with an amazing view. The only down side of Tau Pan/Kalahari was that due to the “rainy season” being so dry with not much rain, the game viewing was a bit limited. We did see a pride of 9 lions which was REALLY NICE and totally worth it, but other than that, it was pretty limited when you compare it to Splash or Lagoon where we saw tons of animals all the time. We enjoyed all three camps, but other people traveling around complained about the game viewing in the Kalahari being very limited…just thought that would be helpful for you to know. In terms of the staff, they were all great at every camp. Staff, guides, trackers were all amazing…the food was delicious, and overall a really nice experience. We met some great people along the way as well. In Johannesburg, we loved The Residence. Such a relaxing hotel, with great service, food, and ambiance. I would definitely stay there again. I will of course leave a review as we were very pleased with everything. I have also been recommending you/Sun Safaris to anyone to asks about the trip. In fact, I think some family friends (Fernando Garcia Robles and Tom) have already been talking with you or someone at Sun Safaris 🙂 Thank you again for everything and let me know if you would like more details about the camps or anything else. Thanks, Cristian...

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