I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe. The only regret is that I feel 13 days was too short, and I feel like we only got a peek at what Zimbabwe has to offer.
Township tour in Cape Town – Xolani was a great guide and you can see that he was passionate about his work and what Uthando is doing in the community. It was good having a guide who grew up in the area and is familiar with the surroundings and the people. I enjoyed visiting the nursery school as well as the seniors. It was great surprise for us to visit the centre where we experienced authentic African dance. I don’t think there is anything I would have changed in the half-day tour. Cape Fusion Tours – this was a great tour. I’m glad you added it to the itinerary. I didn’t know anything about it and was totally expecting something different from what we did. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend the tour to anyone that is visiting Cape Town. For me, it’s a must-do. It was nice to be able to interact with the Capetonians and experience some of the authentic food and crafts. Ryan was a wonderful, easygoing guide, and you can see that he has a great relationship with the vendors. Leeu House – absolutely beautiful. The staff at both places went above and beyond to provide a great service.
Service at Tintswalo Manor House – I have no complaints when it comes to service regarding the staff at Manor House. The service from all the staff especially, Eric, Ntsako (Happy), Orlando, Eunice, and Jonathan was exceptional and the food/meals were superb and delicious. It was really hard leaving the Manor House after having such wonderfully prepared meals. I’m sure I gained roughly 10 pounds just staying at Manor House and Jonathan was on “point” as they say! Overall, the service was great and we had a wonderful and awesome guide Eric who knew his “stuff”. Even when we thought we were in dangerous territory with the elephants, especially with our first encounter. However, Eric put us at ease and the rest of our games drives were exciting.
Tuk Tuk tour was a good way to see Soweto; however, it was unfortunate we did not get an opportunity to be able to go inside Nelson Mandela House as well as possibly go into the Hector Peterson Museum.
Again, I just want to say thank you for organizing an amazing trip for us. My sister Jill’s new saying for the whole trip was “simply amazing”, so with that again I would like to say a big thank you to you and your staff for organizing a simply amazing experience for all of us.
This trip was definitely an entirely different experience for me in a positive way from the last time I visited South Africa. I can’t thank you enough and my family, including myself, will be talking about this “simply amazing” trip for eternity! Thanks again for the wonderful lunch at Jordan Restaurant it was a most enjoyable and a relaxing experience. A good way to end our stay in “Wine Country”.
OMG, I almost forgot about the helicopter tour over the falls. Not sure if you know, but I had the opportunity to sit in front. I don’t like plane rides and am definitely not keen on helicopters but the tour of the falls really topped it off for me. That is a must and I will be recommending that to anyone that plans on visiting Zimbabwe as a must do. The cruise on the Zambezi Explorer on the Zambezi River was also great way also to end a “simply amazing” trip!
Thank you for the memories, I honestly wished that we had more time.