We spent 3 weeks in South Africa with our two girls aged 10 and 14 and enjoyed every minute of it. It is a wonderful country, and our trip was so convenient to book with TravelLocal and expertly planned by their local partners who are based there. We started in Cape Town then drove east taking in the Cape, Hermanus, de Hoop Nature Reserve, Buffelsdrift, Knysna, Tsitsikamma, Addo Elephant Park and finally Amakhala Game Reserve. Accomodation included lovely self-catering cottages in the parks, beautiful apartments and a luxury family tent as a final highlight of our trip! We had a wonderful trip and can highly recommend TravelLocal.
Everything! They found us the perfect route and wonderful places to stay. Very fast responses online at the planning stage. We loved the printed book we got before we left, with our itinerary and lots of useful information in it, and the fact that we were sent a SatNav and a local mobile phone to use. They contacted us on day 1 to check everything was OK.
Nothing - it was all perfect!
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Now that is hard to answer, as it was ALL really wonderful. Don't miss De Hoop and Addo Elephant Park - both great national parks. Amakhala Bush Lodge was a wonderfully luxurious place to stay, with welcoming staff, wonderful tents, delicious food, great game drives. Buffelsdrift Game Lodge offered a wonderful setting too, and the Meerkat Safari and the Elephant Experience there were amazing. Boulders Beach and the penguins also feature high on our list of what we enjoyed most, and our accomodation in Simon's Town ("Avian Leisure" apartment) was just spectacular. In Knysna we were made to feel particularly welcome at the beautiful "Amanzi Island Lodge".