Dear Ilze,

Thank you very much for everything! We really appreciate your organisation and the great service! We had a fabulous honeymoon and the lodges were really fantastic!

Especially the Singita Boulders lodge was one of our highlights.

My husband’s favourite was Baines’ Camp. The Skybeds and the Starbath were amazing – and we even had an elephant in the lodge:)

But of course the service of the Singita Boulders was outstanding and the best we had during our stay.

We had a lovely room at the Cape Grace in Cape Town overlooking the waterfront and view to the table mountain and every day we had another present in our room.

The restaurants were quite well. Even if it’s called “Pigalle Seafood Restaurant”, the steaks there were delicious (seafood was good as well). “Gold”-restaurant was ok. Nice location, food good but not very good and the entertainment was funny but for us it seemed not so much traditional but more than a tourist attraction (even the food was more Moroccan than African). The Signal Restaurant at the Cape Grace was fantastic. The location of the Grand Cafe & Beach Bar was amazing – lovely sunset. The food was ok – but the mussels tasted like deep-frozen, not fresh. The best seafood we had, surprisingly was at the tourist restaurant at Cape Point (Two Oceans).

The Last Word Franschhoek was a very good hotel. We really enjoyed our stay there. We would absolutely stay there again. Our favourite restaurants were “La Petite Ferme” and “Reubens”. And “Warwick” was a great wine tasting location….and our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable.

Rovos Rail was very good, but the programme was a little bit boring. In my opinion the food was delicious, my husband didn’t like it that much. They should have had a bit more of entertainment, maybe some music (piano player…) on the train. And our first stop (Matjesfontein).. I really can’t say, if it’s worth a visit.

The “Tanamera Lodge” was fantastic! Outstanding view and rooms were very comfortable, with fireplace, lovely terrace, even a plunge pool… Delicious dinners! And not far away from the Kruger Park. Cost effectiveness superb!

We didn’t like Zimbabwe that much. The Victoria Falls Hotel was run down and we didn’t get a renovated room like promised. The cost effectiveness is unreasonable. About Zimbabwe: I know, it’s a poor country, but every time we left the hotel, there were so many people selling something, that you weren’t able to move one centimetre without companion of one of those dealers. After the second day I lost the demand to leave the hotel – but I know – this is not the fault of anyone, they just want to survive.

The Azura Retreat was very romantic. We loved the private beach access and the villas were very comfortable, even if the plunge pool could have been a little bit bigger for that price. The beds were very convenient. Only one thing with the food: My husband, who doesn’t like seafood, had to eat chicken every day, sometimes twice a day. Because most of the time you had one seafood and one chicken dish as choice.

But all in all it were absolutely amazing holidays! About the game viewing: Sabi Sand was best for Game Viewing (we saw the big five and even two leopards and one cheetah and hyenas), the Okavango Delta has the most outstanding nature, with the waterways, birds.. You don’t see any buffalos or rhinos and there are only a few lions (but we saw some), so it’s best for nature and elephant viewings. Some guest we met were disappointed, because they hoped to see a predator and didn’t see any. We were lucky:)) …and Kruger is quite well for game viewing as well. Even there we saw the big five, but most of the time far away and there is too much traffic.

Thanks again for everything and if someone of our friends is planning a trip to Africa, we will recommend you!

It was lovely meeting you in Cape Town, too!