Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Holiday of a lifetime -Goodwin family

I can’t thank Encompass Africa enough for the organisation of this adventure. Every detail was covered, every drop off and pickup, plane flight and tour was exceptional, with friendly and accomodating staff and incredible experiences. We loved Cape Town for its beauty, culinary experiences and adventure.

Our next adventure was Chitwa Chitwa at Sabi Sands, the accommodation can be descried as opulent. Our game drives were amazing, and we saw all of the big 5 as well as many birds, antelope etc.. and I really loved the sunsets and sundowners.  The most exciting experience was chasing a pack of wild dog through the bush through a herd of trumpeting elephant and hyenas.The Boma dinner, bush dinner and breakfast were an added experience. We didn’t want to leave….

Motse, Tswalu, where the adventure continued and I have to say we loved this place. The accomodation is incredible, the kids describing it as a Hobbit House. Our guide Nelson was so enthusiastic, and so knowledgeable, and we felt he went above and beyond for us.

We saw 9 Cheetahs in one day, after not seeing any at Sabi and we saw plenty of other incredible wildlife, including the black rhino and multiple antelopes and birds. The landscapes are awe-inspiring, and having your own guide, tracker and vehicle is special.

Our final safari destination was in Madikwe, at Madikwe safari lodge. Our guide, Mitchell, was excellent and we learnt lots from him and he was very patient with the kids and I would highly recommend him. Being around the waterhole by the pool is great (at Lelapa), you can see lots of animals coming to drink, we especially enjoyed seeing the giraffe drinking with their legs wide apart and the flick of their head and we even had warthog jump the fence to join us on the grass.

All in all our trip was literally the trip of a lifetime and I am already trying to work out when we can go back. Africa truly gets under your skin….. Every single person that we met was so warm and friendly, the safari experience beyond compare. Thank you to Encompass Africa for the great suggestions, advice, and organising our amazing holiday.

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Photos credits: The Goodwin Family