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45 Reviews

  • Reviewed March 2017
    Carol Gledhill

    Cape Town and Garden Route trip February 2017

    An excellent trip. The majority of the inclusive trips were well thought out and planned.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Lots,too many to mention as I'm lazy.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent. Well informed on all aspects. Nothing was too much trouble for him.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared to share apartments with another couple in two of the places. Although for me personally it wasn't a problem .You do have your own bedroom and en-suite

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I thought I was going on a trip for solo people.Not sure if I'd misread the info. Luckily there was one other person alone so we teamed up a little. I would have felt a little uncomfortable if I'd been totally the only singleton But everyone on my tour was great company and I was invited to join other couples The tour bus could have been a bit better.
  • Reviewed February 2017
    Sally Read

    Fantastic holiday

    This is a great introduction to South Africa. The trips are varied with optional activities available. The scenery is stunning and the minibus is comfortable and air conditioned. We tried the zip lining which was well worth experiencing. The restaurants were excellent and we ate far too much, regretting it a bit now! Our accommodation was very comfortable and most had fantastic views.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It is hard to pick one moment as I loved it all. Seeing the animals in Addo NP, visiting Robben Island and listening to an ex political prisoner describing his experiences, and being on Table Mountain were all unforgettable moments.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Justin was a brilliant guide who worked hard to ensure everyone had a wonderful holiday. He was knowledgeable, good fun and helpful.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be aware that the weather can can be very changeable. We had rain, wind, hail, lightening and hot sun. Some activities may have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond the control of Exodus. We were glad that we stayed an extra day in Cape Town and toured the town on the open top bus.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Go for it! Thank you to Justin and all our group for enabling us to have such a fantastic time!!
  • Reviewed February 2017
    Mike Barrell

    South Africa Garden Route Leisurely

    The trip was absolutely excellent. The pace whilst leisurely, was exciting and offered real variety in scenery and activity. The accommodation was first class with again a variety of venues, the highlight being the House Martin Guest Lodge in De Rust. The owners were incredibly welcoming and the food was exceptional. The safaris were well managed and offered opportunities to see up close a wide variety of animals.The visit to Mossel Bay and Hermanus was a terrific experience, the ocean views and the shark diving will always be a vivid memory. Cape Town and Table Mountain lived up to their iconic status. The trip organisation and guiding was first class.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most inspirational element was the sheer variety and grandeur of the landscape and ocean particularly in Tsitsikamma.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Justin Barr was outstanding as a guide. Totally in control even when one of the group was hurt in a fall. He was always available, nothing was too much trouble. His knowledge of South Africa, its wildlife and geography was very impressive. He kept the group together, picked excellent restaurants, and handled any complaints (they were very few) very professionally. Having had many guides over the years he was an exceptional example of best practice.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Definitely go shark diving its a real adrenalin rush. Take the bus tour around Cape town, there isn't a great deal of spare time but its very good value and well worth making the effort. Avoid the duplex room in Sweet Lemon.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The whole experience was fantastic, the scenery was amazing and the wild life fantastic.
  • Reviewed February 2017
    Anne Bell

    A really lovely trip

    I enjoyed this holiday so much. The itinerary was very well balanced with a host of different activities and experiences. It was good to spend at least two nights in each location and have time to appreciate where we were staying. We have been on quite a few Exodus trips before, but this was one of the best. Some of the accommodation was very good indeed, notably the Martin House guest lodge in De Rust and the apartments in Hermanus.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Very difficult to choose. I would say the wildlife we saw in the Eastern Cape is hard to beat, but I found the trip to Robben Island, where we were guided round by a former political prisoner so interesting and very moving.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader Justin Binns was excellent. His knowledge of the local wildlife, plants, birds, but also culture, history, (plus food and wine) was so good. He engaged really well with the group and made the holiday so enjoyable.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take plenty of sunscreen and a sunhat! None of the walks in the trip notes are compulsory, but those at Tsitsikamma are in a lovely setting. For some of them you will need trainers at least. I also recommend the cliff top walk to Grotto Beach from Hermanus, which is easy.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    You may need to go on a diet on return. The food everywhere we went was superb and portions are large.
  • Reviewed February 2017
    Barbara Murphy

    Cape Town and the Garden Route

    Excellent

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing an elephant and her calf in the wild. Watching sharks circling the boat In Mossel Bay.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    We could not have asked for a better group leader. Justin was knowledgeable, cheerful, patient and with a great sense of humour. He made everyday of our holiday such an enjoyable experience.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Travel light, and invest in a good sun hat if you go during the summer season.'j

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Maybe an extra free day in Cape Town would have been enjoyable.