This was a phenomenal trip from start to finish. Thank you!

Here are some impressions:

Da Vinci Hotel. Loved it. Great service; nice room; great breakfast. Highly recommend it. We also really liked the guide who did our day tour in Johannesburg. Cant recall his name right now but he was great.

Muchenje Safari Lodge. Great experience. Our room was great and we loved the view over the meadow and river. Loved the AC! Meals were good. Also liked our guide a lot but also cant recall his name. We liked the low key, family feel of the place. Pool was great. Saw herds of giraffe and zebra and antelope, two lions from a distance and one leopard. Liked the river cruise. Animals were great but not the best of the trip.

Camp Okavengo. Liked it a lot. Loved the contrast of the water based tours. Our guide, Julius, was excellent. Wonderful bird life best of the trip. Lots of elephants and hippos. Saw red lechwe antelope and impalas. No cats. Only draw back was they should have AC or at least another big fan in the room as it was hot. Food was great.

Kensington Place was perfect. We loved the location in Capetown; the green patio; and our room was great. Excellent service. We liked our guide who did two all day tours with us including the wine country. Very glad we did the wine country tour.

Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge. What a great place! Loved our room very luxurious. The food was wonderful. We did a walking tour of the rock art that was great. It was hot there but they had AC! We went into the town of Clanwilliam and did history museum, leather shoe store and Reebos Tea store.

Nottens Bush Camp. The best animal life of the trip we saw the big five including up close lions and cheetahs, all in one day. Also a large group of wild dogs which was very interesting. Also hyenas, wildebeest, wild pigs. Our room was great and wonderful pool. They have added AC which was appreciated by us as it was hot there. They could update the bathroom which is our only negative. We loved the homey, family atmosphere. Food was great. Our guide, Thomas, was excellent.

Let us know if you want more info. Thanks again for putting together such a great trip, Natalie.

Sarah (November 2022)