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Addo Elephant National Park is situated in the malaria-free area of the Eastern Cape, a mere 70km from Nelson Mandela Bay. It is the third largest park in South Africa and is home to the African Big Seven (lion, African elephant, black rhino, Cape buffalo, leopard, great white shark and southern right whale) and many other African wildlife species. The Addo Main camp’s main feature is the waterhole lookout point, which is floodlit at night.

Accommodation

  • Tent sites offer communal ablutions and kitchen with electricity, hob and sink. The sites are small (3.5 x 4.4m) allowing for maximum of 4 people per site.You must provide your own camping equipment and own tent / caravan
  • Caravan sites offer communal ablutions and kitchen with electricity, hob and sink. The site has a gravel ground cover with a 220v powerpoint. You must provide their own camping equipment and own tent / caravan. Maximum of 6 people per site
  • Two bed Safari Tent has communal ablutions and kitchen with electricity, hob and sink. It has 2 single beds, fan & heater, Fridge as well as barbeque facilities
  • Four bed Forest Cabin has it’s own bathroom with wc and shower, own fridge, fan  and 4 single beds. A communal  kitchen with electricity, hob and sink.
  • (CH2) Two bed Chalet has  2 single beds in an open plan room with a mini kitchen (stove, fridge and utensils) , bathroom with toilet, shower and basin. (Unit
    number 15) The unit is air-conditioned.
  • (CO2) Two bed Cottage with 2 single beds, open plan kitchen with a hotplate, microwave, fridge and utensils, fan, DSTV (limited channels) and a bathroom with toilet, shower and basin
  • (Ch2S)Two bed Chalet with 2 single beds, open plan kitchen with a hotplate, microwave, fridge and utensils, fan and a bathroom with toilet, shower and basin. This unit is semi-detached.
  • (CH2/4) This Chalet has 2 single beds and a double sleeper couch (not suitable for 2 adults) in an open plan lounge/kitchen. The  kitchen has a stove, fridge and utensils  and a bathroom with toilet, shower, bath and basin.
  • (CH2S)Two bed Chalet has 2 single beds in an open plan room with a kitchen (hotplate, microwave, fridge and utensils) , bathroom with toilet, shower and basin. The unit is air-conditioned and is semi-detached.
  • Two bed Rondavel has a queen size bed, a bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. It is air-conditioned and has a fridge. A communal equipped kitchen (hob, utensils, sink). This  unit overlook a seasonal floodlit water hole
  • Four sleeper Family Chalet. One bedroom with double bed, lounge with 2 single beds & 1 dbl sleeper couch  (not suitable for adults). Fan in the bedroom and air-conditioning in the lounge. The kitchen has a stove, fridge and utensils, bathroom with toilet, shower and basin (unit number 16)
  • Hapoor Guest House overlooks the water hole, with two bedrooms  (one room with 4 single beds, one room with a queen size bed) en suite bathrooms (one with toilet, basin and shower, the other with toilet, basin and shower), air conditioning in the bedrooms and fan in the lounge, furnished living room with DSTV (limited channels), and open plan kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, utensils.
  • Domkrag Guest House overlooks the water hole, with two bedrooms  (one room with 4 single beds, one room with a queen size bed) en suite bathrooms (one with toilet, basin and shower, the other with toilet, basin and shower), air conditioning in the bedrooms and fan in the lounge, furnished living room with DSTV (limited channels), and open plan kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, utensils.

Activities and Facilities

Addo Rest Camp offers adventure in the form of guided horse trails and game drives, all under the supervision of well informed and keen professional field guides. Important to note is that children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives.

Birding

Game Drives - Guided gaem drive, Hop-on Guide, self-drive (activities to be booked at the camp)
Underground hide

Waterhole view point

A fuel station which provides petrol and diesel between the hours of 7 AM and 5 PM

A curio shop which also sells snacks and basic supplies open from 8 AM to 6 PM (times are subject to seasonal change)

An a la carte restaurant in the main camp, serving meals throughout the day (7 AM to 10 PM ). Bookings are advised especially for dinner

A swimming pool is available to overnight visitors

A day visitor's braai and picnic area

The SASOL Red Bishop Bird Hide.The PPC Discovery Trail is accessible to all, including the visually and mobility-impaired.Underground wildlife viewing hide.

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Rates & Pricing

Tent site (CK4T)(powerpoint)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Caravan Site (CK6P)(powerpoint)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
104
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
52
ZAR
Safari tent (ST2) (communal facitlities)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Chalet (CH2)(mini-kitchen, unit nr 15)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Chalet (CH2/4,CH2/4Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
3
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR
Chalet (CO2,CO2Z)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Rondavel (HL2)(communal kitchen, overlooks waterhole)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Chalet (CH2S)
Num. people incl in base rate:
2
Max. number of people in the unit:
2
Rate per extra adult:
0
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
0
ZAR
Family Chalet (FCH4)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
5
Rate per extra adult:
300
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
150
ZAR
Domkrag & Hapoor Guest House (GHD6,GHH6)
Num. people incl in base rate:
4
Max. number of people in the unit:
6
Rate per extra adult:
540
ZAR
Rate per extra child:
270
ZAR

Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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What our guests have said about this accommodation

Sandra Fullerton
My consultant, who helped me all the way to get wonderful accommodation at the main camp in Addo. Sent all the relevant documents and all the information we needed. Will definitely book through this company again and will also recommend it to my friends.
Sandra Fullerton
Dealt with Estelle Toerien who helped me all the way to get wonderful accommodation at the main camp in Addo. Sent all the relevant documents and all the information we needed. Will definitaly book through this company again and will also recommend it to my friends.
amanda le Roux
I had a wonderful stay and will go back next year with a couple of my friends
amanda le Roux
I had a wonderful stay and will go back next year with a couple of my friends
chrystal harris
Good accomodation, very helpful and friendly staff,superb meals at Cattle Barron. good game viewing in fact a most enjoyable visit
chrystal harris
Good accomodation, very helpful and friendly staff,superb meals at Cattle Barron. good game viewing in fact a most enjoyable visit
Andreas Aescht
A nice place to stay and to see.
Andreas Aescht
A nice place to stay and to see.
Kim Ratcliffe
Really were lucky to see 4 out of the big 5 while we were there! the room was private which was great but very hot despite the fan and leaving the doors open while we were there. The service was great
Kim Ratcliffe
Really were lucky to see 4 out of the big 5 while we were there! the room was private which was great but very hot despite the fan and leaving the doors open while we were there. The service was great
Lil Marshall
We had a fantastic time. Accommodation was clean and comfortable and the aircon made a huge difference. Staff were pleasant and helpful. It was the highlight of our trip - traveled from Pretoria to the berg and then Addo to Plettenberg Bay and back to Durban.
bruce Mallinson
The caravan site was clean, spacious and really well maintained. The staff were great, helpful and friendly. The waterhole in camp was great and the underground hide a brilliant idea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, even the animals played their part!
Denis Littleford
Accommodation first class, saw elephant and wart hogs from our veranda. Did 2 game drives, one in our own vehicle and one with a ranger. We also saw 6 of the 8 lions, hundreds of elephants at a watering hole as well as a herd of Cape Buffalo, many antelope, meerkats, and bird life.
Denis Littleford
Accommodation first class, saw elephant and wart hogs from our veranda. Did 2 game drives, one in our own vehicle and one with a ranger. We also saw 6 of the 8 lions, hundreds of elephants at a watering hole as well as a herd of Cape Buffalo, many antelope, meerkats, and bird life.
Gary Reynolds
Awesome campsites. Awesome restaurant. Awesome staff. Awesome game. Awesome elephants.
Gary Reynolds
Awesome campsites. Awesome restaurant. Awesome staff. Awesome game. Awesome elephants.
HENRIETTA ROUX
All I can says was wonderful personnel was very helpful.
HENRIETTA ROUX
All I can says was wonderful personnel was very helpful.
Lesley Murray
We had never been to the Addo Elephant park before, and we were very impressed with everything. The roads, the accommodation, the Main Camp was superb with restaurant and facilities, so loved our experience, and saw the most superb sightings of elephant and buffalo.
Lesley Murray
First trip to Addo and we were very impressed with the roads, the camp and the Main Camp facilities. Had wonderful sightings of elephant and buffalo. Fabulous visit, night drive was disappointing but the guide Ryan was brilliant. Thank you.
febe Streicger
The accommodation is clean and comfortable. Overall the facilities are very good and it is quite an experience to visit the park.
PERCY FIAMINGO
Another 5 nights of tranquility and 4 days of excitement and surprise.
Toni Van Hoey Smith
We loved both camps that we stayed in. Great attention to detail, comfortable accommodation, quality linen and great beds. Surroundings gorgeous. Just superb!
Angelique Scott
Great accommodation thanks.
Jenny Collins
The accommodation was clean but very basic.
Margaretha Brand
We stayed in a 2 person chalet. As was said on the website, it is basic but nice. It was very clean and everyone at Addo was helpful and friendly. The restaurant was nice, great option if you did not want to cook. I would go back and stay there again.
Margaretha Brand
We stayed in a 2 person chalet. As was said on the website, it is basic but nice. It was very clean and everyone at Addo was helpful and friendly. The restaurant was nice, great option if you did not want to cook. I would go back and stay there again.
Eleanor Botha
We had a wonderful time in Addo .Place was clean and well maintained.
Eleanor Botha
We had a wonderful time in Addo .Place was clean and well maintained.
Pieter Carel Moolman
Staff, accommodations and park were super.
BARRY BURGER
WE really had a GREAT visit to Addo, our sixth. The highlight was trailing a lioness for about 3 k's on the Harvey Loop and see her go into a stalking mode. We thought here is our first kill in 50 years of game viewing! After about a minute, the Warthog realised the danger and went into F1 mode. Next we had a Caracal all to ourselves and the last day we saw a Secretary bird lunching on a Scrub hare. Due to the amount of rain the Ellies stayed in the bush, so not a troop sighting, but what an exciting Addo visit again. Cant wait for Kgalagadi in December!
HERMAN VAN ZYL
Very happy with everything.
RETO JAEGER
Accommodation was clean, well equipped & suitable.
Paul van Niekerk
Was a fantastic trip most enjoyed my my wife and myself.Camp is clean ,well cared for while the staff members are very pleasant and helpful . Good value for money beautiful scenery abundance of game, I will recommend to friendsPaul van Niekerk Pr. Eng
DEON FERREIRA
Enjoyed and will visit again.
Madaleen Bekker
Very pleasant and well organised camp. Clean, friendly, helpful and roads in good condition. Well done! Thanks for your hospitality. Regards M Bekker
jean michel laporte
Nous étions dans une 'forest cabin' très bien équipée avec frigo sur la petite terrasse. Il y a un barbecue à l'extérieur et à 200 m une cuisine commune à plusieurs cabines avec plaques de cuisson et éviers. Le personnel de l'accueil est très sympa et arrangeant et le resto très bon (super viande) et à prix raisonnables. Super séjour et en plus on a vu plein d'animaux !
CLAIR OXLEY-OXLAND
A really well run camp, the reception staff are friendly & welcoming. The accommodation & cleanliness perfect. The Restuarant was good too. We were very impressed & loved our stay in the Addo. A really beautiful part of SA.
BRYAN SHAW
We will certainly recommend it to other parties and will visit again.
anri scheepers
Our stay at Addo Main Camp was an unforgettable experience. We had so much fun bathing in Addo's tranquility. Thank you for everything.
Robert Cowie
Great visit to Addo - was there 16 years ago and it is immensely improved
Helen Grapes
Pleasant reception. Parking bit resticting by tents. Food absolutely lovely and service very friendly and efficient. A pleasure to be able to show international guests around. Park looking at its best ever.
Dries
This is our first visit in the park. Thank you for a wonderful stay and good service. We will definitely return.
Dee
Well equipped communal kitchen and clean rooms.
Jill
We loved our stay in Addo National Park.
Anja Clement
Beautiful park with a lot off animals
Manfred Guske
nice and clean.
Philip Green
My wife and I have been visiting Addo for the last ten years and have seen vast improvements. Our experience this year was the best we've had. The staff, without exception were courteous and helpful. We had an issue with the shower which was sorted promptly. A meal at the camp restaurant was very good, the service excellent. An early morning game drive was most rewarding, our guide CK was knowledgable and informative. His off-road route was timed perfectly to see a pair of male lions pass within a metre of the front of our vehicle. The lady on the park gate prompt and pleasent. We have purchased a wild card for further game viewing days in the park.
Philip Gree
We have been overseas visitors to Addo for the last ten years and it just get's better. There have been issues on previous visits but our experience this year was excellent. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, our complaint about the faulty shower was quickly rectified, our meal in the restaurant was good and all staff were pleasant and helpful. We had an early morning game drive, our guide CK was pleasent, knowledgable and informative. He took us off-road perfectly timed to witness a pair of male lions cross a metre in front of the vehicle. My wife and I have purchased a wild card so can now access the parks on a greater number of occasions.
Christoph
The forest cabin was a bit small for three people, but otherwise everything was fine. Our stay in the park was exciting, we saw many different animals, especially many elephant. The park is certainly one of the highlights in South Africa if one looks for nature and animals. Some of the ways could be better marked, we lost our way several times and the map we received at the reception was a copy from a copy and therefore not very good.
Saskia Weitsz
Addo chalet provided good quality accommodation. Only down side was that it rained very heavily earlier the day we arrived, so the entire stoep was water logged. At least there was a broom to sweep it away before we could get to the door.
Johannes Dicks
Well run camp with clean ablutions and good shop on site. Animals a bit scarce though.
Pieter Scheepers
We thoroughly enjoyed the stay in Addo and the main camp is very nice and relaxing. The chalets was serviced excellently and we had a very nice view. We enjoyed the game viewing in our own vehicle and drove right through the Park. Will visit again sometime!
Ilse Cronje
We visited Addo Restcamp for 9 days and stayed over in the caravan park. The camping sites are private and clean. We loved our site which had plenty of shade! Dust bins and fireplaces are emptied each morning which was great! I would however suggest that the ablutions be upgraded soon! We where however shocked to see the swimming pool in such a state. We really looked forward to our 1st swim after a long drive through the resort but needless to say we did not swim because the pool area looked terrible. If a small shop ,music, green cut grass, a few tables and chairs, lilo's, clean blue water in the pool could be added to the picture (and maybe just maybe heated) then ALL the overnight visitors will use this facility!!!! The rest of our stay was awesome! The shop is beautiful and the food at the cattle barron was delicious.
Doug Timm
We were completely satisfied and impressed.
Brian Reid
We always enjoy Addo. The accommodation is just what we want. We often recommend travellers to stay at Addo
Alistair Reid
Accommodation was clean but slightly cramped for four. Never the less good value for money and we would stay there again
John Hopkins
The accommodation was excellent, apart from the one patio chair which was completely broken.
PERCY FIAMINGO
Wonderful as usual.
Linda Helfet
Our party had a 5-star experience at Addo. Accommodation was clean, very comfortable and well serviced. Food was great, Day driver/ranger was exceptional(Headman), staff all good except the 2 women at the reception desk who seemed to be bored with their job and not up to the general standard of providing good service.
Tommy Bosch
I just want to thank the personal at the park for their outstanding service and frindliness.We camped and it was our first. Brought a conqueror trailer and had no idea how to set it up. Two of the gentlemen came and helped us and their help was outstanding, thank you.I lost my cellphone on our last evening we were there, 13 Nov. I just want to report I found it when we got home, had fallen into the bag I put our dirty washing into. Please let the staff at the gate know it was found. I reported it to them on 14 November as we were leaving.Will definitely be back.Thank you.
HUGH HOPKINS
Great game viewing and well looked after resort. The chalets are a little over priced for what you get - they could do with a bit of a refresh if you want to charge those prices.
MICHAEL ANDERSON
Very comfortable and clean
Marlise Basson
The camp and accommodation at Addo was neat clean and comfortable. The park was beautiful, we saw lion, large herds of Kudu, and Eland in beautiful condition. The roads were well maintained and what I liked best of the park was that there are waterholes like the Domkrag waterhole where you can get out of your car and watch the elephants interact and play in the water! There is no other park in SA where you can get so close to the animals. A very satisfying experience!
Sue Anderson
We were very pleased to see the tents had been re-decorated. It was great to have a tent with really good lighting. There seem to be little improvements all around the camp which was great to see. What with that and many many elephants to watch we had a good trip.
Ina Muller
I'm impressed with the cleanliness and neatness of the whole area. Shall visit again!
Heinrich
Good accommodation, good service.
Kathy Roper
We stayed three nights in the rest camp in a Rondavel with a lovely view of the watering hole, a good fridge, and access to a well stocked communal kitchen, in which each rondavel had a labelled draw of utensils to be used in good stove tops, etc. We actually did not use the communal kitchen, but, thanks to the fridge, we had wonderful breakfasts of muesli, fruit, yogurt, etc. and leftovers from the restaurant meals we enjoyed. On the first morning we took a guided game drive, which led us to see a lone buffalo near the route, an aging elephant crossing the road ahead while the driver explained that he was an elder and also in "musht". He explained the signs and gave us serious warnings about staying away from elephants with those signs (which we did in Kruger!). That afternoon and early the next morning we went out again and saw many additional elephants from our own car on the very well marked roads (every intersection corresponded to a number on the map; there is absolutely no need for a GPS here).Also good, we were able to use our Wild Card, purchased in Cape Point for the conservation fees. Over the whole trip, we very much more than paid it off! All visitors to many parks should purchase it.In all, it was a magnificent introduction to South Africa's game parks. Thank you.
SUSAN ERASMUS
The park was beautiful after the rains. The accommodation excellent.
Jacky Donovan
All was very clean and the kitchens spotless. Staff very friendly too.
Peter Kempster
very well run park .Spotlessly clean, restaurant outstanding, all staff polite and well trained. All in all, a pleasure to visit !
Danie Viljoen
Again, it was a pleasure to visit this park and we saw Lion & Hyena for the first time there, as well as MANY Elephants, Kudu & Warthogs!
Barbara goldie
We were most impressed with the Staff at Addo, pleaant and accommodating. The restuarant was clean, presentable and we enjoyed several meals we had there. Accommodation in the Forest Cabins was excellent, serviced much to our surprise and the communial kitchen was always spotless, my husband and I think that the other National Parks should take a long, hard look at what Addo is doing because whatever it is, they are doing it correctly. All in all a good time was had and also the night drive was excellent.
Marga Saaijman
Had a good experience, very tidy park, animals and whole ecosystem in good condition.
John Spinks
A well laid out and managed camp. Your other camps can learn from Addo
Colleen Silberbauer
Unfortunately my husband. Decided that he could not make the trip due to a painful back but our two Dutch friends and I enjoyed our stay in the park and felt quite. safe at all times. The only problem was the monkeys at the picnic spot they quick as lightning stole our food.
Roote Nicola Jane
very enjoyable
George Morrison
Was enjoyable. Park well kept. Will be back
Pierre Rocher
Well done one a well maintained,neat and tidy park.The bathrooms is clean and staff friendly. A concern is the apes that has moved to the Camp sites.A suggestion would be to put more emphasis on informing people not to feed apes.Otherwise a great weekend.
Mrs R Norman
Camp site was extremely busy and therefore much too noisy for a "Rest Camp" in a nature reserve. Also, stands marked for caravans were all taken up by tents although the tent campers do have their own stands. I feel camp attendants should see to it that people camp on their correct sites. Attendants in shop was not very friendly and helpful - it was as if it was a great effort to serve one. Office staff (reception) was excellent.
NIcole Kleynhans-Boogaers
Good morning all,We had a wonderful stay at the Addo rest camp! The cottage was wonderful and the lunch at the restaurant was outstanding!!We will definitely be back!Regards,Nicole
R A Munz
Sadly we were only able to stay for one night due to car problems, but we had a vary enjoyable time.Better than our 6 nights at the Kruger. Friendly and helpful personnel. excellent facilities.
Dirk Coetzee
My first time experience of Addo were exeptional and a definate value for money. This is something that I will do in the future soon again. I definately recommend Addo to all my friends and family.
Greg Davies
Fabulous stay in guest house - spacious, great view, lovely location.
Barry Scarterfield
Had a wonderful time at Addo Thank you!
Hugo van der Walt
We had a wonderful time in Addo, saw a lot of wild life. Addo never dissapoints. Facilities in very good condition and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The store was well priced on general groceries but unfortunately there was no wood available for the whole weekend. Otherwise we had an awesome weekend.
BERTUS JACOBS
Had a nice stay, thanks.
Bertus Jacobs
Ablution was neat and cleaned regulary. Campsite was also neat and a pleasure . Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurant very good.
F de Bruyn
Baie lekkker gebly in die Addo. Ons wou ontbyt eet by die piekniekplek maar daar was ongelukkig nie gasbraaiers om te huur nie. Julle kan dit asb oorweeg Ons was gelukkig om 3 leeus in die suide van die wildtuin te sien
LEON GROENEWALD
Very nice, service in restaurant needs attention, food Ok.
yvonne shorten
Addo Elephant was the best holiday stop over Ive ever visited. Just wish we could have stayed a day or two longer. One night was not sufficient!!
Aisling Clinch Long
Addo is a wonderful park, easy to self drive. We saw an amazing number of animals and birds. The children thoroughly enjoyed theirtime in the park. We stayed in the park and we were verypleased with our chalet, the facilities and all ofthe staff. That was our second trip to Addo and we will be back.
Joy Cook
We enjoyed the camp site at Addo and found the staff pleasant and efficient. We thought there should have been better signage, e.g where the game drives start and the underground hide's locality as well as the viewing deck - discovered all these by detective work and accident. While there we had a medical scare, and the two ladies on the reception desk were most kind and helpful.
michael harrison
I have only one criticism which is that the crockery/cutlery supplied needs to be more comprehensive - to iclude sharp cutting knoves and scissors - and sufficient for four people even in a two person chalet
Janet Holloway
We had a wonderful stay in Addo. We saw some marvellous wildlife and the Forest Cabin was lovely
Jacqui
We had a wonderful 24 hours at Addo Elephant park. The accommodation was clean and suitably equipt. The restaurant was easy and relaxed.We had a great family stay.
Phillip Nel
Great experience allround, but I think what impressed me the most is the friendliness and big smiles of all the employees at Addo. I give them 10/10 and wish to say THANK YOU ALL.
Ana Olivier
We had the best time at Addo, having just been to Kgadlagadi & west coast which was thouroughly disappointing.
PERCY FIAMINGO
As before it was great being back, now for the fifth time. I have already booked a week in November 2014.
Marion Phelan
The tents at Addo are becoming a little shabby.There is also not a work surface in the tent to prepare a drink if the weather is bad outside. The waterhole at the tented camp appeared "fixed" and I got the idea the buffaloes lived within its confines- this is merely a perception.The restaurant food was not up to standard with the vegetables being embarrassingly overcooked and kept warm for a while. The service was slow and the attention given by the waiters appalling.As avid nature lovers we find Addo not to be a destination of choice any longer.
4.7
out of 5 based on
178 reviews
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
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FR
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
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ZA
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
customer
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
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US
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
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US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
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IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
prinolin
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ZA
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with Safari.com and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
Steven Hopson
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US
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