Carol M. Family – London ON | South Africa, Victoria Falls July 2018
Hi Thierry, Thank you so much for putting together this fabulous trip. It was an incredible family experience.The itinerary worked out wonderfully.
We enjoyed Cape Town – the drivers from Ilios Travel were very friendly, helpful, very nice to deal with. Our tour guide from Ilios, Riann Williams, was fabulous. He was very professional, knowledgeable, informative, interacted well with each of us, the kids enjoyed him as much as we did. We highly recommend him. We enjoyed each tour he took us on. Unfortunately Chapman’s Peak was closed due to windy conditions, so we missed out on that – oh well, next time! We appreciated the added stop at Paarl during our wine tour. Our friend was so excited to see the photo of us outside of her old synagogue. On our own we explored the Jewish Museum and the V&A Waterfront, where the kids bought some cloths and things to make due until their luggage arrived and we had dinners at the Waterfront, and in Camps Bay. We found it very easy to get around. Victoria Falls was amazing. We loved the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. It was so beautiful that I would have liked to stay another night and then have the time to go on a river cruise. We booked the Boma and Drum Show for the first night we were there – everyone enjoyed that. The Peech Hotel in Johannesburg was great, very friendly staff, very accommodating to our need for some non-meat meals. We all enjoyed the Apartheid Museum and the Soweto tour, however, our guide was not the best. He did not seem to offer a lot of information on what we were seeing, no in depth knowledge, we all would have liked to hear more from him. I think we were spoiled by Riann in Cape Town. The stay in Johannesburg gave us a couple of relaxing nights as we just stayed there for dinner and didn’t explore anywhere. Mala Mala Game Reserve was outstanding. Our ranger’s name was Craig – excellent fit for our family. Everyone loved him. We saw so many animals and enjoyed this part of the trip immensely. We were pleasantly surprised to have been upgraded to the Sable Camp, so that was a very nice surprise when we arrived. The camp was lovely, the rooms were beautiful, the service was outstanding, the meals were delicious, the staff was very friendly … simply fantastic experience. Terry and I have said we would love to go back, so perhaps we will be dealing with you again some time. It was a pleasure planning this with you, we will certainly recommend you to our friends and family. Thank you again, Carol M.