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Family Discover South AfricaScores 9.0 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Kirsty

Wotton-under-Edge
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!
Confirmed traveller: 16 August 2016
Published on: 03 October 2016
(9 out of 10)

Nick

Sutton Coldfield
It was a great tour made excellent by the brilliant tour leader (Thanks Andre!). Quite a few things in the itinerary were not as listed and indeed different families on the tour had different itineraries. For example, the water park wasn't open and the hot springs weren't available. However, through massive amounts of hard work by the leader, better alternatives were provided - the Puzzle Park (should be added to itinerary in our opinion) was great for all of the group, for example.

Some of the hotel arrangements weren't perfect for some of the group, with a lack of accurate room allocations to ensure that groups were accommodated appropriately (occasions where parent and child were in double bed, or family of 5 had three rooms).

I agree with the previous reviewer about Featherbed - it wasn't worth it - local guide was really poor. The caves were good and the whale watching was great (we were unlucky at Hermanus, but lucky on the optional trip). The climb and descent of Table Mountain (due to planned cable car maintenance) was awesome, but challenging, although every member of our superb group made it. The safari too exceeded our expectations.

There were so many highlights to the trip that I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a family adventure.
Confirmed traveller: 11 August 2016
Published on: 03 September 2016
(8 out of 10)

Michelle

Burnham
Our guide was excellent - knowledgeable, flexible and great with the kids. Some items on the itinerary were amazing - the safari, the Breede River camp, the District 6 museum. However, a number of the trips were not of that much interest to us: the ostrich farm, the Feathers trip, and the caves were all mediocre. The feeling of the group was that we would have preferred to spend longer at the Treetops accommodation and the National Park Camp site so that we could have enjoyed the amazing surroundings as there was so much for the children to do in these places but we only had time there to have a sleep and a meal.
Confirmed traveller: 08 April 2016
Published on: 21 April 2016

Thank you for your feedback, Michelle – I’m pleased that your trip rated so highly. I have taken your feedback onboard, and we have adjusted the itinerary to allow more time in the Treetops accommodation for future departures. I’ve also taken out the Feathers National Park and replaced it with sea kayaking along the coastline from Central Beach – this comes into play for 2017 departures. Other families have found the ostrich farm informative and interesting, especially as they have seen these animals before. With this in mind we will be keeping this activity in the itinerary, but I’ll continue to monitor our customers’ feedback.