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The Trip of a Lifetime

By Dave and Dale Fletcher · Agent Ronnie and Dee Pitcher · in South Africa

On this trip, we visited South Africa visiting Durban, three game reserves, Cape Town and wine country in Stellenbosch between 12-May-2017 and 29-May-2017 and we travelled with 4 close friends, our travel guides Ronnie and Dee Pitcher and 5 new friends from Nanaimo.

Overall our trip experience was: Excellent – Five star (*****)

This was a trip we have dreamed of taking for many years, and it was beyond our expectations. Our tour guides, Ronnie and Dee, were exceptional and their knowledge of South Africa was second to none. All segments of our trip were very well planned and Ronnie and Dee dealt with any issues in a professional manner. They were a delight to work with, remarkably knowledgeable, efficient, helpful, and ever so pleasant!

The accommodations and food quality and service were excellent. The hotel staff, games reserves staff, guides and spotters were enjoyable to be with and would bend over backwards to ensure you had everything you needed.

The close up (sometimes only a few feet) and personal views of the animals will stay with us for a lifetime. We viewed that big five plus wild dogs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, hyenas, wildebeests, impalas, crocodile, waterbucks, warthogs, springboks, penguins, vultures and many other beautiful birds.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service: Cannot think of a thing, we couldn't ask for a better trip.

Our accommodations and lodges were as follows:


Location
Rating
Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban
12-May-2017
Good ****
Malala Lodge, Hluhluwe
13-May-2017
Good ****
Peermont Mondior Hotel, Johannesburg
15-May-2017
Good ****
Simbavate Hilltop Lodge, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
16-May-2017
Excellent *****
Hippo Hollow Country Estate, Hazyview
19-May-2017
Excellent *****
Arathusa Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
20-May-2017
Excellent *****
Hippo Hollow Country Estate, Hazyview
22-May-2017
Good ****
Blackheath Lodge, Cape Town
23-May-2017
Excellent *****
Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa, Sellenbosch
26-May-2017
Excellent *****

Thank-you for a fabulous trip!

Dave and Dale Fletcher

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