50th birthday trip to Stellenbosch and the Okavango Delta

Dear Camille

Thanks for your email. Bryan had a great 50th. The highlight being Sandibe for sure. Everything was great, all hotels superb, River Manor lovely and colonial. Xudum was probably the best hotel we have been to in terms of service. You can not fault them for anything, they are the benchmark, they run a tight ship and all the staff are just unbelievable.

The game was a bit ordinary at that time of the year but the lodge made up for it as was the hospitality and the looking after by the staff. And Sandibe aesthetically was a dream, so stunning, heaven, though the service was not as good, the Management are a bit lacking we both thought, especially after Xudum. Albeit the game was the best we have seen, and far better than SA. The rangers were great and the staff were delightful, I just thought they may have lacked direction a bit for that level of establishment, though it could be because its all new… having said that it was still fantastic and we would go back, though next time we are keen to do Namibia….. Next decade….

We are back in Oz and are having the hottest summer ever….Thanks again for your help Camille, I would be more than happy to recommend you in future for any future African travels.

Till next time.

Have a great 2015.

Warm regards
Annie and Bryan

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