2 independent reviews for Garden Route vacation, tailor made, South Africa

Reviews for Garden Route vacation, tailor made, South Africa

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review 14 Aug 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

So hard to pick one - the game reserve experience, the stormy sea view at De Kelders, Kirstenbosch Gardens in the early morning before breakfast on our final day, enjoying fantastic views on our drive through Western Cape

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Have at least 3 days in Capetown and ideally the Game Reserve too - and leave plenty of time for a leisurely drive through Western Cape. We always felt that one night in places wasn't enough so avoid time constraints! Go when the Table Mountain cable car is open!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes I did feel that consideration was given to these matters - most obvious was the ethos of the game reserve. However self drive is an SUV is not environmentally friendly and neither are luxury hotels really. We saw that some local people were employed too.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic and we wished it was longer.

review 7 Feb 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Loved the area around Tsitsikamma - some brilliant walks. Did not get chance to do the walk to the waterfall, as we spent too long around the suspension bridges. We assumed a 3km walk could not take too long, but when we got to the start we had not allowed enough time. Robberg peninsula was also a great walk, but not a gentle stroll. When it says 4 hours, it is pretty accurate (we managed 3 hours 50 mins, partly because we kept stopping to look, and partly that there was a lot of clambering over rocks)

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic!

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