- Excellent, varied activity tour in a truly beautiful country. Something for all ages, our highlights were seeing baby elephants and a lion roaring 3 m from us on safari, climbing Table Mountain, white water canoeing, and visiting a school where the children sang to us. Whale watching trip was great too, glad we paid the extra to go as didn't see any whales in Hermanus from the shore (was very rough ride on boat though- not so good for those with sea sickness!). Elephant sanctuary lovely too, good experience feeding and getting right up close. A few down points - the itinerary was not accurate and varied a lot eg waterpark not open in winter, white water rafting was actually canoeing in doubles so tricky for the inexperienced- to be responsible for a child in the canoe too, many capsized! Cable car for table mountain was closed so we climbed/walked up and down- a 2.5hr climb on hands and feet, very tough, particularly for children but worth the view from the top. Accommodation varied a lot from the itinerary but was good, very cold at night though as no heating, so like camping in 5 degree celcius- you need several layers/ hats/ gloves etc as it was freezing! Our leader was amazing- good fun, extremely well organised, always went the extra mile to sort problems and packed lots of things into our day. A fab group of people to spend the 2 weeks with. Our best family holiday ever!
Published on: 03 October 2016