"Wildland Adventures was recommended to me by my sister. We wanted to go on a safari and visit Cape Town and liked the suggested itineraries and flexibility to custom tailor them to what we wanted. We really appreciated all the information you gave us regarding the water situation in Cape Town and that you encouraged us not to cancel our plans to visit there. We also loved all the extras you included, especially the Botswana book and map, detailed information on all aspects of travel, tipping, packing list, restrictions on luggage, etc. We had a fantastic trip. Thank you so much for all your attention to detail that made it a seamless experience." - Wade & Beth B
HIGHLIGHTS & GUIDES
"We loved our first safari experience, especially Monwana Lodge at Thornybush. Our guide, host, tracker and the staff was exceptional. We discovered that the host and guide were engaged, a very cute young couple, which we felt helped the entire experience there run seamlessly. We also enjoyed our time in Cape Town, especially our Cape Peninsula tour and
We had many guides and they were generally excellent in terms of their knowledge, professionalism
We had a great guide (Paul) on the Cape Peninsula tour. He was very engaging, knowledgeable and fun. He told us all sorts of stories about his adventures living in the area as well as the history, etc. of the area. Visiting Langa and Soweto were sobering but we are glad we got to see both areas and learn about that part of life in South Africa."
"Cloud 9 in Cape Town was a great hotel, very nice and comfy. They were so helpful, asking us if we wanted any assistance with dinner reservations and telling us that our choices were really limited on Sunday night as very few restaurants near the hotel were open. We had chosen a restaurant from your list and they made numerous attempts to get in touch with them to secure a reservation. They called us back to let us know they weren't answering their phone and then tried again when the restaurant was "officially" open and got us a reservation. Very pleasant and accommodating front desk staff and comfortable room."
"Thorny Bush Monwana, next to
"Linyanti was the most basic of the tent camps but still very comfortable. The food was also very good. We had the camp to ourselves on our last night and they set up a table for us poolside with candles floating in the water and on the deck. They served filet mignon which was great. We had an all-day game drive at Linyanti with our guide, Stanley. He went out of his way to find a leopard and we were lucky enough to spot one on a ledge (how he saw her is itself amazing). He shortly realized that there were two leopards up there and as we watched, they mated. We also had a fun car ride with him up and down the runway while waiting for our flight as there was a tower of giraffes, 3 impalas and a wildebeest on the runway so we rode with him while he chased them away."
"Sable Alley was new and a very nice camp physically. there was a beautiful view of the hippo watering hole and a very nice dining and "living room" facility. The tent was huge and very well appointed. The
Their tips for other travelers: "Enjoy yourselves! Africa is beautiful and there is so much to see and do. Don't sleep in or skip game drives because there's always something new to see. You can never see enough of the wildlife and vistas."
(See more of their photos in the slideshow below)