Donald & Leah

Posted on May 21, 2019, featured in

I received a call from numerous agents, all willing to help organize the safari of my dreams.
After careful consideration, I chose Belinda Burrows with Sikeleli Safari.  She listened to my ideas, wish lists, hopes and expectations.  Not only did Ms. Burrows fulfil all of my requests, she went over and above to ensure all my needs were met.  The entire trip was seamless.  I had to travel to Africa by myself on the first leg of the trip to complete a Medical Missions trip to Zimbabwe and subsequently met my husband in Johannesburg, SA following my medical duties.  Ms. Burrows ensured that my spouse adequately cared for in every detail.  She arranged transports to and from hotels and airports, helped get us through customs, porters, literally every small detail was looked after.

Ms. Burrows planned a most extraordinary adventure for us in Cape Town which was more than our expectations could ever have been.  We got to experience first-hand the rich Jewish Heritage of the Cape Town area, visit the Holocaust museum, the synagogue, and experience the rich culinary world Cape Town has become to be known.  Every restaurant was incredible!  We toured around the entire peninsula area with an amazing guide who was a Cape Town native.  Therefore, we felt as if we got a genuine cultural experience and learned amazing things about South Africa which we had never known prior.

Then we were off to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in the greater Kruger National Park for the safari of a lifetime.  Not only was the lodge astounding, but the icing on the cake was the chef was very familiar with kosher dietary laws and was most accommodating to my needs.  We saw all the big five gaming animals on the first day.  Each and every experience we had was life-changing.  We made so many wonderful memories.  We look forward to our next adventure and would rank our experience with Sikeleli Safaris the best experience anyone could possibly have.

My most memorable part of the Cape Town leg of the trip was our paragliding adventure off of Signal Hill.  It was AMAZING!  Soaring the jet streams over the ocean and lower Cape Town was magical.   The most enjoyable aspect of our trip was seeing my husband relax and enjoy all the many wonders of South Africa.  We didn’t have to worry about any details, as Ms. Burrows had seen to all of them.  All we had to do was enjoy, which we did.

I wouldn’t do a single thing differently.  It was literally everything I hoped and dreamed for and then some.  It more than met my expectations,  it actually exceeded them at every turn. All the little handwritten notes were so special and greatly appreciated.