Hi Lise –
I was hoping to send you an email upon my return home, but you beat me to it.
We had a wonderful time in Southern Africa! The people, food, art, sights, scenery, and beauty made the experience beautiful and everything we expected + more!
We were very happy with all of our hotels and lodges. Table Bay Hotel was very convenient, pleasant and the staff was very accommodating. Needless to say, La Residence was ‘over the top’. We loved it there and wished we had at least another day.
Simbambili was a great lodge. I think everyone was very happy with that choice. Tongabezi was excellent! We had a fabulous South African experience staying there. And we LOVED &Beyond. The food, people, and scenery was ‘beyond’.
We really enjoyed our time with Faizel and our touring days with him. We would highly recommend him to others.
Some of the restaurants we chose were just okay. The La Colombe experience was disappointing since we drove a distance to get there. But all in all, we never went hungry! For the most part, we were very happy with our restaurant selections.
We enjoyed the bike day in the Winelands and we liked L’Ormarins, Delaire Graff for lunch, Tokara, and Lanzerac. I would highly recommend these wineries. I’m sorry we missed the Waterford experience.
We all came home exhausted! We were nonstop/night and day for 3 weeks but we loved every minute!
As I stated previously, we would have liked an extra day at La Residence. I feel we cut our time a little short there.
As far as the other stops, I feel we really took full advantage of every opportunity each location had to offer. And we loved it.
Thank you, Lise, for all of your help, guidance and assistance in helping us plan a ‘dream’ experience. We had a wonderful vacation.
It was hard for us to believe how much territory we covered! Thank you for your organizational skills and the detailed itinerary you provided to keep us organized. We greatly appreciated that.
Lastly, thank you for the delicious bottle of wine you sent us at &Beyond. We enjoyed it together on our last night of a perfect vacation.
Best part….we saw the Big 5 ++++++ cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, etc, etc….
View Table Bay Hotel
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View Simbavati River Lodge
View Tongabezi and Sindabezi