Traveller's Reviews

We spent 10 days in South Africa going around many places in December 2016. Every aspect was arranged perfectly and went really smooth. Our flight to Cape Town was very delayed and our pickup vehicle couldn't find us but the attention provided to us through customer service was really quick and professional and we got our pickup arranged in no time. Our special thanks to the Megan and Matthys for taking special care in suggesting the best ones considering our two young boys and our group of eight. Even though we have travelled across the world quite a lot we wanted to go with private guided tour this time and i should say we got the best guides from Hilton Ross arranged by Discover Africa team during our Cape Town stay. The whole trip was very memorable just because of the people part of Discover Africa Group.

Sharan
Kirill Belovitskiy, Singapore
visited South Africa

Carel, it was wonderful and had great memorable experience. it seems indeed these animals were waiting to see us :-) we had seen every possible animals, including Python,,, if i have to tell a story to anyone, they didn’t believe. very remarkable.. i have posted pictures in Facebook. please share the discover africa link of Tripadvisor and Facebook. i shall post the comments. Next task you have is to plan our SA trip.. i heard lot about Garden route, may be you can plan us for this new year.. in Cape town

Hariharan Iyer
Palakkad, India
visited Masai Mara

The girls can't stop talking about this trip. I think we were very lucky to have seen some of the sights that we were told are relatively rare. It was fascinating to see nature at work ... elephants chasing away the hyenas, the baby buffalo going deep into the water to ward off the hyenas, and finally, amazing teamwork by the hyenas to circle the baby buffalo and attack in turns. No textbook can come close to explaining evolution and the animal ecosystem than the three hours we spent watching the spectacle. At the Masai Mara, we witnessed the wildebeest migration ... crossing the Mara river. We can't wait to get back to explore more of Africa! We truly loved every minute of the safari. All in all, one of the most memorable and educational vacations we have had! Thank you again. It's a refreshing change from the usual travel companies that want to sell a package and move on. Needless to say, I will be referring my friends to you to plan their Africa vacation.

Pradeep Tagare
London, United Kingdom
visited Masai Mara & The Ark in Aberdare National Park in Kenya & we also spent one night in Nairobi

It was my husband's dream to travel to Etosha National park in Namibia. We had travelled a lot as a couple but now we were travelling with a 1-year-old. I wanted to speak to an expert so I contacted the Discover Africa Group. From the minute I spoke to them I was confident I had made the right decision. They recommend a great lodge just outside the Etosha,  which was much cheaper than staying inside the park. They made our trip hassle-free by putting together a great itinerary around Namibia, including our car hire. The consultant had expert knowledge and was happy to answer all my questions. We had by far the best holiday and would highly recommend using the Discover Africa Group. Thank-you Steve and the team. We are currently saving for our next Africa trip and will definately use you again. 

Daemi Family
Sydney, Australia
visited Garden Route and Eastern Cape, South Africa

We have just returned from our 3rd African safari, this time as far north as Zambia and had an amazing time. It was everything we expected and more. The scenery was beautiful and the wildlife spectacular and the kids loved every minute of it! Thank you Discover Africa for helping us plan another unforgettable family holiday! We will be back for sure!

Howes Family
Auckland, New Zealand
visited South Africa, Namibia and Botswana

What an incredible experience, we knew that people really want to see the river crossings, but Carel convinced us to travel during end January early February this year, we arrived on the plains at Ndutu almost as the herds arrived so we could not have timed it better - so much interaction and it is impossible to comprehend without seeing it for yourself – we will see you again – Thanks so much, Chris

Chris Ahlgren
California, USA
visited Serengeti

Thanks for the help, and please relay to your managers that we really appreciated the support. It helped bring us back to you guys for a second year :-)

Danny Meadows-Klue
London, UK
visited Cape Town

Thank you. Your service was excellent and nothing was left to chance.

Joris Dieterman
Raalte, The Netherlands
visited Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger Park (South Africa)

Thank you for everything. I appreciate the prompt and professional service. The absolute highlights from my trip were the world's highest bridge bungee jump and the lion walk.

Jussi Paarmas
Helsinki, Finland
visited Cape Town and Garden Route (South Africa)

Kelly, your service is impeccable! I have to commend you for that. Thank you very much.

Ina Venter
Pretoria, South Africa
visited Cape Town

I wish to say thanks to Megan for all your assistance in ensuring that me and my wife enjoy a wonderful holiday, a nice stay at the hotel with just minor issues, and the Hluhluwe Imfolozi park tour. We just wish to pass our gratitude for all the effort you put on our vacation. Your service I rate 10/10. The tour guide and driver Mr. Prince or Sibusiso made our experience unforgettable. He was friendly, patient, professional and most of all a very knowledgeable about the area and animals.

Mokatse Itumeleng
Johannesburg, South Africa
visited Durban, South Africa

Megan - Kids are super excited. I'm sure it's going to be an awesome trip. Thanks for all your help.

Gareth Butler
Cape Town, South Africa
visited Namibia

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us crossings, we did manage to see the herds cross on the Serengeti side and again on the Masai Mara side, it felt good that they had this covered! Thanks Carel, we see you next year – Jates and Hil

Jates and Hil Oettle
Johannesburg, South Africa
visited Serengeti and Masai Mara

Just a quick note to thank Discover Africa for their services during our recent trip to Zambia. The arrangements went like clockwork.

Robert Hibbert
Cheshire , United Kingdom
visited Victoria Falls, Zambia

Dear Mrs. Warrington, your communication skills are empathetic, friendly but succinct and your dedication to our travel plans were amazingly focused and spot-on. Thanks again for all your help.

Bruce and Marsha Weber
Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
visited Cape Town to Namibia Trip

Thank you SO MUCH for arranging the towbars on both the vehicles!! When we collected it was all arranged. We are so very impressed with your service and immediate response - all was so good and excellent!

Maryna Lamberton-Kimble
Pretoria, South Africa
visited Johannesburg and Kruger National Park

I want to once again thank Discover Africa for everything. Mozambique was off-the-hook! We are already planning to go back.

Nthabiseng Mahlase
Johannesburg , South Africa
visited Mozambique

Yeahhhh!!!!! Me and Charl are now more excited than ever. Can't wait! It was so nice working with Discover Africa and making you a part of our whole wedding planning!

Dorinda & Charl
Johannesburg, South Africa
visited Pomene Lodge, Mozambique

Megan - thanks so much for all your help with the booking, you have been amazing!

Charles Brownlee
Cape Town, South Africa
visited Sango Safari Lodge, Botswana

Hi Ellena. I must admit, you are just PROFESSIONAL! Thank you.

Dirk Van Den Berg
South Kivu, DRC
visited Cape Town, South Africa

Thanks again for everything. You have been a star and I really appreciate your help.

Debra Hawkins
Kranji, Singapore
visited South Africa (Johannesburg)

It was great to work with Discover Africa and thanks so much for your help.

Lisa and Niall Shapiro
Australia
visited Kapama Private Game Reserve

I would like to place on record the very important role that Discover/Overlanding Africa and in particular Steve Conradie played in making a success of our Africa trip (Cape to Kenya). The vital information that we were given (that you don't get in any travel guides) went a long way to making our trip just that much better than the usual safari! Your personal experience and inputs made all the difference. Thank you to Steve and the team. We will definitely make use of you when next we travel.

Eady Family
George, South Africa
visited Namibia and Botswana

Thanks Megan and Andre -- you two rock!

Charlene and Ryan
Seattle, USA
visited Cape Town, South Africa

The day trip from Cape Town down to the Cape of Good hope was a highlight. Every turn was another breathtaking view. We stopped to see penguins, took a boat out to an island hopping with seals, and even biked past a family of baboons. All in one day! Other memories like driving a left-handed stick for the first time along the windy cliffs of the cape; getting lost in the vineyards with my fiancé; and sipping wine on the deck of a local bar with my fellow travellers and new local friends.

Courtney and Kurtis
Minnesota, USA
visited Cape Town, South Africa

Thank you for putting together a trip of a lifetime at such short notice. Everything was exactly how we wanted it to be. The organisation was superb, which allowed us to maximise our trip. There is nothing I would have changed and I felt like you really set the trip up specifically for our style. We could not have asked for a better trip and can't wait to go back.

Justin Vanning
Seattle, USA
visited Cape Town, South Africa

The service received from the staff at Discover Africa was fantastic. Dealing with Megan was a pleasure. She was able to create a unique package for us that both exceeded our expectations and fitted within our budget. My fondest memory was definitely the trip to Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls. It really was a once in a life time experience and something I will never forget.

Warwick and Tasia
Cape Town, South Africa
visited Botswana (Chobe) and Victoria Falls (Livingstone)

Steve, It has been so long, I hope you remember who I am, lol. As a I said before the trip was magnificent, a never-to-be forgotten experience! Thank-you for everything you and your staff did to make this one of the most fabulous experiences in our lives, we absolutely loved it! We’re all still talking about it at our social gatherings and everyone who didn't come is so jealous they weren't part of it. I have no doubt others will be looking at doing something similar in the not too distant future.

Viljoen Group
Sydney, Australia
visited Botswana

Our family (5 adults and 3 children) went to the Kruger with Discover Africa and all I can say is that it was outstanding! The service, the attention, the arrangements, the site, the lodge ... everything was absolutely perfect thanks to Discover Africa. We will certainly travel with them again on our next trip to Africa.

Verkijk Family
Spain
visited Cape Town and Kruger

My young family and I utilised the Discover Africa Group over our 2008, 2009 and 2012 holidays - in total some 14 weeks through South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Our expectations in terms of itinerary planning and accommodation bookings were exceeded. The collective travel knowledge of this group was not equalled by any other tour operator that we had previously dealt with, nor since. The group was on call 24/7, had we experienced any issues with our travel plans. I highly recommend this company to anyone who wants an enjoyable, well-planned and informed travel experience.

Kerfoot Family
Sydney, Australia
visited South Africa

Thank you Amanda for arranging that my sister could join mid-way through our trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Africa travel is not easy, but your great help made it all possible. My sis and I shared some amazing moments in the Okavango and Zimbabwe. I love you guys!

Arne Woudstra
Groningen, Netherlands
visited overland tour from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta, onto Victoria Falls

All was quiet at Masodini Lodge when we heard the roars of a female lion calling for her pride to help feed her babies, she’d recently been wounded. She must have been at least 500m away but sounded like she was at the foot of our door. The sound still rumbles through me.

Shaina Herman
United States of America
visited Kruger National Park, South Africa

Well planned safari and good service. Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings - logistics ran smoothly and all in all we feel that it was well worth it working with Discover Africa.

Billy

Two male lions tried to take on an older female lion. The alpha male recently died and they were trying to take over his pride. The female lion was having none of it and while the males tried to tag team her; she swatted her massive paw at them to shake them off. In the end, she won the fight, which we were told is not so common, and the males left her alone. That was one tough cat.

Kay Oczkowski
United States of America
visited Kruger National Park, South Africa

Waking up at 5:00 am to a bumpy ride all the way to a hidden hyena den, was something I’ll never forget. But the absolute best part was when the 1 month old cub peeked his head out to say hello. It was heartbreakingly cute.

Alana Krutoyarsky
United States of America
visited Kruger National Park, South Africa

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