Kyle of Lochalsh
- The tour of western cape was marred by problems , some of which were unavoidable , and some were caused by the tour guide who seemingly although very informative and experienced , could not grasp what the clients wanted from their holiday . The highlights for me were Capetown area , the food and the company . The long hours in a cramped bus between stops made it difficult to stay awake during the travel periods .The travelling often dragged into the evening compromising our meals and relaxing time . In a nutshell the main drawbacks for me were the bus was too small with no toilet , the windy weather in capetown meant the table mountain gondola was off , meanwhile the tour guide was accompanying a few hikers up a track to the top when she should have been with the main group who were kicking their heels at the bus and botanical gardens which for some people was a wasted day . The hotels were very good value , except the Round the bend Lodge , when we arrived late and left early when I think I should have liked to spend the day exploring . It is also true that possibly me and my partner picked the wrong tour as she was disappointed it wasn't the true Africa , I however have lived in South Africa and had known what to expect . Overall I did enjoy the holiday and having been 4 times with Explore I will certainly book with you again .
Published on: 29 November 2016