These clients were in Johannesburg on business and wanted a short weekend safari experience within easy access of the city. Ilze chose Mhondoro Safari Lodge in the Waterberg. It was great to get such good feedback about the game viewing and service at the lodge.
Having travelled extensively and lived abroad for a number of years, Ilze knows that Africa is as good as it gets! Cape Town is home and Ilze loves to share her passion for Africa with her clients, often coming up with novel and unexplored options for their trips. The result is a large number of repeat guests, always keen on her expert recommendations. Her favourite destinations include Uganda and Botswana and she specializes in organizing group tours with lasting and tangible benefits for the local communities. A lover of the great outdoors, Ilze, her husband and 1 year old twins like to get out as often as possible, particularly enjoying camping trips and hiking in the mountains.
Read about her trip to Kenya in November.
Weighing up where to go on safari in Botswana? Read this short and sharp review of this client's impressions of 4 safari camps in Botswana - Duba Plains, Selinda Camp, Zarafa Camp and Okuti Camp
These returning clients of Ilze's did a mammoth trip taking in almost all the highlight safari destinations and must see spots in Southern Africa. They packed in lots of safari action in a variety of eco-systems as well as some time in Cape Town.
This family loved their safari that included the Kruger (their own arrangements), Botswana and Victoria Falls. They stayed on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls at The Kingdom Hotel before going on safari at Miombo in the Hwange National Park and Kubu Lodge in the Chobe.
This Australian couple had time and budget on their side. They did a safari intensive trip that included Tanzania, Kruger & Botswana. Their itinerary required them to route via Johannesburg more than once where they were pleasantly surprised by the African Rock Hotel.
This honeymoon couple combined two safari lodges in the Kruger area - one in the Timbavati Game Reserve and the other in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with a few nights in Cape Town. They saw all of the Big Five and more and had dining, driving, hiking fun in Cape Town - the perfect honeymoon!
This honeymoon couple had a lovely time in the Cape. They started off in Cape Town and then self-drove via the Winelands to Hermanus, along Route 62 and down the Garden Route before ending up on a Big 5 safari at Shamwari.
These clients from Texas had plenty of time and wanted a thorough taste of Southern Africa. Ilze put together a fabulous highly personalised journey which included Cape Town, the Winelands, Victoria Falls, a Big Five safari in the Kruger area and then a few days on the coast north of Durban. Read their detailed review of top restaurants, the locals they met and of courser the hotels and safari lodges we chose for them.
Combining thrilling game viewing time on a luxury safari with chill-on-the-beach time on a tropical island is the perfect combo for honeymooners. Ilze put together a seamless trip for this couple from the US.
This multi-generational family so appreciated the efforts that Ilze and her team went to to ensure that everything went smoothly and that they were WOWed at every opportunity on their special celebratory South Africa trip.