2 nights Timbavati | 2 nights Sabi Sand | 3 nights Cape Town
- Greater Kruger National Park
- Cape Town
- Penguins at Boulders Beach
- Big Five Safari
- Table Mountain
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Cape Point
My wife and I have just had a fantastic holiday in South Africa, all arranged by Melanie at Pembury Tours. I wanted to surprise my wife for her 40th birthday so I had to do all the planning by myself. This is where Melanie was so helpful as she suggested things that she thought Jane would like. She was also very helpful in making sure we fitted the maximum amount of things into the short time we had available. The whole holiday went according to plan thanks to Melanie’s organisation and we had a stress-free time. We especially enjoyed the safari and are glad we stayed at two different lodges because we got the chance to stay in a tented camp and also in a thatched lodge. Notten’s made a big fuss of Jane’s birthday, which was nice. The game viewing was good and the rangers and trackers were very knowledgeable. We saw so much in just four days. It was nice to end off in Cape Town and we enjoyed having cocktails on the outside patio at Winchester Mansions, watching the sun setting over the sea. Magical. We owe a big thank you to Melanie.
Matthew & Jane M
Tour Consultant's Overview
Matthew contacted me in July 2017 to arrange a holiday to celebrate his wife's 40th birthday the following January. He said that they would not have much leave as the holiday would be so soon after Christmas. They also wanted to limit the holiday to just over a week because they would be leaving their children with their grandparents for the duration of their holiday. I therefore recommended that they spend 4 nights on safari in the Kruger area and then finish off with 3 nights in Cape Town before flying home. I also recommended that they divide their time on safari between two lodges in different parts of Kruger in order to maximise their safari experience. As they only have three nights in Cape Town and as they wanted a hotel near the sea, I recommended that they stay in Sea Point so that they would have sea views and be a short shuttle bus ride from the V&A Waterfront. Again, as they would not have much time in Cape Town, I suggested that they pre-book their excursions so that no time was wasted. We booked a half-day guided City Tour and a full-day guided Cape Point Tour so that they would fit in the main sights in the city and around the peninsula.
Jane's birthday fell during their stay at Notten's Bush Camp and I asked them to make sure it was a special day. Matthew managed to keep the holiday a secret until a month before departure.