Testimonials

“This was a trip of a lifetime and exceeded my expectations. Everything turned out perfectly and the itinerary was excellent. I would highly recommend this itinerary to anyone going for the first time. It was the right amount of time in each area without feeling overbooked and rushed. The accommodations were excellent and the service was door to door.” –E. Santana

“Daya and I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent package that you put together for us. Shuttle services to and from airports was above excellent, always on time, friendly and responsible drivers. We loved Table Bay Hotel with ocean view room, harbourside location, activities, shopping and amazing breakfast., we didn't want to leave. Stellenbosch was a lovely addition and we enjoyed the wine so much that we will be expecting a deliver soon. The highlight was, of course, the Thorneybush Resort and game drives. It's hard to explain how overawed we were to see and get up close to Big Five and many other animals in their natural habitat, due to the incredible tracking skills of the Guide and Tracker. We were privileged to be the only guests, with a waterhole near our room welcoming many animals and providing entertainment. We constantly promoted SAA Vacations on our travels and would not hesitate to engage you on our next South African adventure.” -Christine Govender

“I would like to start by saying, that this vacation was the best I have ever been on in my life. Going to Africa has been a bucket list trip of mine for 40 years. I went on safari in Botswana for 6 nights and was it was just incredible. From the fantastic lodges, to the staff. to the amazing guides. This went above and beyond my wildest expectations. I cannot rave about this trip enough. So much in fact, im taking my son, who is 11 years old, next summer. Botswana has made a lasting impression on me, that I wont chooses to go anywhere else but back. And thank you to my guides Mod, GB, and Baba for just an incredible experience I will never forget. THANK YOU!!!!!” –Bryan Stemp

Thank you so much for the box of cards. I received them today - we'll all certainly share and get good use out of them. Charlie mailed a letter to Mr. Vos on Saturday. He was so impressed that he personally send us off and was in Pretoria when we arrived! The whole trip worked out perfectly. I'm glad you added Pilanesberg for us - o/w we wouldn't have see rhinos and would not have seen the big 5.

Testimonials

What Our Guests Say

Hi Hilari!!
Just finally settling in to being back home after the most amazing vacation I have ever had.  I want to first thank you for your help with this trip.  From start to finish every detail of this trip was perfect.  The arrangements you put in place for us, could not be better organized.  We actually cannot pick a favorite moment, since it was all so perfect.   The guides could not be more inviting or knowledgeable.  We all were truly satisfied with every aspect of our vacation.  I cannot thank you enough for making our arrangements so perfectly!!
– L. Williams, April 2017
It was a very good trip.  Everything worked flawlessly, and we very much enjoyed it.  The accommodations and service were superb.  I have no complaints.  In fact, I have nothing but praise for the trip and how things went.  Rangers and guides were good.  We saw lots of animals.  Food was good.  Rooms were good.  I was very pleased and felt like I got more than my money's worth.  I am deeply grateful to you for your good work in setting it all up.  I couldn't have asked for any better service.  It was all great!  Thanks again.
– G.L., April 2017
Just to thank you and let you know we had a great time in South Africa.  All the arrangements you made worked out perfectly. We especially enjoyed Wayne’s Cape Town tour the day we arrived and the wonderful service at the Buffalo Camp.  All of the lodgings were first rate.
– D. R., May 2017
Thank you very much for helping us to plan the best vacation ever!  I'm still basking in the glory of our trip to South Africa.  It was truly amazing!  Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations.
Best regards / Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Crystal K
– Crystal K, November 2016
This was an amazing trip! We loved every aspect of it! Staying at Thornybush Game Lodge was the highlight of the trip. The staff at Thornybush were amazingly attentive!
– Sveum, December 2016
"Hi Mark! I wanted to thank you for the AMAZING South African adventure you planned for my family! It was PERFECT in every way! I honestly could not believe that with so many moving parts, that everything went off without a hitch! All the transfer pick-ups arrived EARLY to meet us. Thank you! thank you! I will be back to have you book my clients on this same adventure.  It was truly a trip of a lifetime and I appreciate all your insights to make it happen!"
– Linda H., November 2016
Thanks to Hilari and her efficiency and knowledge, we enjoyed a trip that was a once in a lifetime experience. The resorts and events set up, especially at the Bakubung Bush Lodge and the Victoria Falls Safari and Lodge were unforgettable. Thanks again for everything and would definitely look to you again for future destinations.  
– Andrew H., August 2016
A. Minns, July 2016
“Have travelled with them before, all over Southern Africa...they did a billiant job working out a confusing itinerary and had a memorable time. Highly recommended”
– A. Minns, July 2016
D. Loesch, September 2016
“We had a fabulous trip to Botswana , everything was set up and executed perfectly. The staff at all the camps couldn't have been nicer ( especially our guides Mod and Baba) and went out of their way to accommodate is. I would highly recommend this trip and you as the travel agent who put it together.  Hopefully we be back soon to continue the adventure. All the best.”
– D. Loesch, September 2016
P. Cordova, October 2016
“Thank you very much for all your help on our trip to South Africa, it was amazing, we had a real good time.We enjoy Cape Town very much and the experience at the Safari at  Chisomo Game Reserve. What a great please, everybody so pleasant.We appreciate your assistance on helping us choose a good place and great flights. Everything workout well!!Thank you again and I hope I can visit South Africa again.”
– P. Cordova, October 2016
Michael Neal, August, 2016
“We cannot thank you enough. This trip was absolutely amazing. Capetown and the Ivory Tree Lodge were amazing. The staff at both places at Cape Sun, Ivory Tree Lodge, and the transfer companies were friendly and extremely professional. We really appreciate all of your time and patience in putting this trip together. We have told our friends and family all about it. I really don’t know where to begin but I will tell you that we will be returning and when we do we will be using your services. Thank you so much!!!!”
– Michael Neal, August, 2016
Pam Peden, January 2017
“We had a wonderful time and my husband describes it as "one of the best trips he has ever been on."  We were spoiled. Thorny bush Lodge was great and the animals we saw seemed almost surreal. We have done a lot of travelling over our lifetime but you have to be the best travel agent we have ever dealt with. We would recommend your services to anyone who might ask and have already told our kids to put S Africa on their 'to do and must see' list.”
– Pam Peden, January 2017