from Switzerland, May 2017
Diversity of animals
Proximity to Cape Town
a traveler United Kingdom
Our third hotel on a Saga tour of the Garden Route and what a cracker! Not so much for the hotel itself, although this and the food was pretty good, but for the included Game Drive. Friends have commented after visiting various National Parks that they drive a long way, bouncing around in a Land Rover and see a few animals. Well, the game park has a restricted number of animals of many species, but the guides know exactly where to find them! Elephants, Buffalo, Cheater, Wildebeest, Ostrich, Hippopotamus, Lions, Rhino, Giraffe plus many species of Antelope etc., - all in two hours or so without being shaken to pieces! OK, it's not the real thing in terms of a safari, but after years of back trouble it suited me just fine! I'd do the Drive again tomorrow without hesitation.
Dan K. Singapore
Spanning two hours in the evening and another two hours the next morning, we saw a lot of wildlife and birds. Our guide Robyn was knowledgeable and took time to explain what we saw. Accommodation was top notch with all the creature comforts and amazing cuisine that one would like to enjoy. This is definitely a place to stay at least two nights to absorb the full atmosphere of a game reserve.
Sheila C. United Kingdom
All our hopes and expectations were met to the full here. On arrival the Staff were very welcoming and organised. The accommodation was very good, most unusual and very clean (only criticism was that we'd paid over £100 extra for a view of the waterhole but couldn't see it without standing on tiptoe to one side of the balcony because there were overgrown bushes in the way!). The safaris were very well organised and our guide (Tim) was amazingly knowledgeable about not only the animals and their environment but the whole ecosystem. He made sure that over our 4 safaris (2 late afternoon + 2 early morning) we saw all there was to see - we were extremely lucky to see a cheetah and her 3 cubs twice over the 2 days! The food was very enjoyable (we did feel after the first evening that it was better to get to the dining room early for dinner as some of the accompaniments to the meat dishes weren't readily replaced once they'd finished) and there was a good choice and plenty of courses! We had 2 Coeliacs in our party and they were well looked after (there was a problem on occasions as they were given conflicting info about what they could and couldn't eat by different people but generally it was sorted out and some items were cooked specially for them to make up for what they couldn't eat from the buffet). I'd definitely recommend this Game Reserve- of course it's nowhere near as big as the likes of Kruger but you still get the excitement of being on Safari and there's more chance of seeing the Big 5 here!
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