April was the perfect time to go!

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Well, where do I start? Beginning with Ngala, the best ranger, Lee-Ann, and best tracker, Richard. They were delightful. Found the most amazing animals for us. Were passionate about the animals, especially Lee-Ann, who has started a foundation titled “my horn is not medicine”. Our accommodations were lovely. A male Kudu greeted us every afternoon, just outside out tent. The food was spectacular. Our butler! Never had a butler before. Got very used to it.

Tintswalo Atlantic was over the top. The chef, we ended up eating there two nights, was, as the manager said, “easy on the eyes”. In a word, gorgeous, handsome, adorable. They took such good care of us. Arranged a driver into downtown Capetown. No charge! Went to the museum at the Silo hotel. We had a guide, Precious, who was a curator for the museum and I would highly recommend to anyone that they have a guide.

We all felt a keen attraction to the Tintswalo since it had burned three years ago. The view out of our bathroom window was of some trees that looked just like the ones here in Santa Rosa.

Babylonstoren was an amazing facility. Loved the Dutch colonial architecture, the garden (we went on the garden tour with the botanist, Ernst Jaarsveld, a published author. It is rare that he gives the tour so we were very lucky there.  There was a private, no children, pool where we lounged one afternoon.

We had lunch at Rupert – Rothschild, just down the road. Highly recommend that experience!

Well, I don’t need to bore you with every detail of every camp and you know them all. Glad we ended with Sandibe.

Every camp had delightful staff, butlers, rangers and trackers. The accommodations were all wonderful. Loved Matetsi, being on the river was so restful. April was the perfect time to go! We had perfect weather, thank you for arranging that also.

It was a very memorable trip and we thank you for arranging it for us.

Ellen and Chuck Wear – April 2018 – USA

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