We had a 9N/ 10D tour planned by Discover Africa. Our experience was nothing short of AMAZING!! We thoroughly enjoyed our entire experience. We landed at Johannesburg and were there just for 2 days. We covered the Apartheid Museum, visited Soweto and a Joburg City Tour. We were then transferred to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. Our drive there was so beautiful. We already spotted one of the Big5 on the way itself. Our guide for the day also stopped at Azul pitstop and we spotted Sables, Rhinos, Impalas and other antelopes. We could already feel the thrill of our Safari experience.
On arriving at Hoyo Hoyo, we were welcomed by the manager himself and shortly left on our afternoon game drive. On our first game drive itself, we spotted a Pride of 10 lions and it was such a joy to watch them. Not to forget, our wonderful Safari Guide Ms. Jana Du Plesis. She made sure to give us the best experience on each of our game drives. In the next few game drives, we spotted the Leopard and Buffalos along with so many other animals and birds. For those of you who have never experienced wildlife and nature so closely, this is a MUST TRY and we are lucky to have spotted all the BIG 5! We only wish we spent a few more days at Kruger.
After 2 days at Hoyo Hoyo, we travelled on the Panorama route to witness breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. We then stayed at Oliver’s- White River for the night. This was one of our best stays and we absolutely loved the property, food, and just the whole vibe. Coming to the last leg of our trip, we flew the next morning from Mpumalanga Airport to Cape Town. Cape Town is by far one of the most splendid cities I’ve visited. The landscapes, the drives, the wine tours, each and everything was SO AMAZING!
We also added a shark cage dive tour at the last minute and Megan at Discover Africa was so prompt in replying to us and helping us with our last-minute changes. She was so kind to even answer to all our queries even much before the trip and has always been so prompt. All in all, South Africa should definitely be on one’s bucket list. Thank You Discover Africa for this experience and we hope to be back in SA soon.
Erin Pinto Noronha travelled to South Africa in July and wrote the 10 City & Safari Cape Town Review on 26 July 2023
The trip included: Discovering Johannesburg Cape Town Holiday Big Five Safaris in Africa Big Cat Safaris in Africa Lion Safaris in Africa Lion Safaris in South Africa Leopard Safaris in Africa Beach Holidays in South Africa Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge Oliver’s Camp The Cape Milner Hotel
Safari planned by: Megan Warrington