ù Guest Comments
Below are some comments from guests who have travelled with us. We also invite you to have a look at the reviews we have received on Tripadvisor. If you have travelled with us, we invite you to post your comments here (scroll down to the bottom of the page) or on our Facebook page.
It was fantastic! From Chris, UK, travelled with us during September 2018.
Hi Madi, What can I say, it was fantastic!
Having not been on safari before I was a little unsure what to expect, everything was great. All transfers working fine, accommodation was perfect
John our guide was very knowledgeable, was obviously very passionate about what he does and he also was very entertaining having great stories to tell us.
I really was not sure what to expect with the food, I certainly didn’t expect that we would have our own Chef! John’s cooking (another John) was really good and again he kept us entertained with great stories and certainly kept us well fed after a day out in the bush.
The group of people on the Kruger tour all got on great, it was like you had matched us up?
Chobe was very different, maybe a little more luxurious, I was put in the honeymoon suite, nice chilled out boat safaris, very friendly staff in Botswana.
My compliments to yourself and the wild wing’s team for a great holiday, please ensure the 2 John’s get good feedback. If I did it again, I certainly would not change anything in Kruger or Chobe.Thanks again.
Beyond what we expected in all terms From Evandro & Paulo, Brazil, travelled with us during September 2018.
Hello Madi, Our experience was beyond what we expected in all terms. The shuttle from the airport to the hotel was great, the hotel was amazing with great staff and accommodation. The meals were unbelievable. The game drives and bush walks were remarkable. Everything was perfect and you played an important role in helping us.
Thank you very much. We are looking forward to recommending your services to our friends and family as soon as they need it. Thank you once again!
The best ever, and we’ve done three safaris before ... From Julie, USA, travelled with us during September 2018.
Hi Clare, We had the most fabulous time at Kruger and Simbavati Reserve. The best ever, and we've done three safaris before in Kenya, Tanzania, and even a tiger safari near Delhi, India. We missed the night drive that we had in Kenya where we saw the lioness bring a zebra dinner home to the male lion and five big cubs, but seeing the Big Five every day made up for that experience. We saw a total of six leopards and some people have to be satisfied with not seeing even one leopard.
Our guide at Kruger, Frank, was great and explained things in detail. He was the same guide that escorted some people a few years ago to a waterhole and the video "Battle at Kruger" was filmed. You can hear his voice explaining the fight between six young lions attacking a young cape buffalo and a crocodile. The herd of large cape buffalo moved in on the lions throwing them in the air and eventually chased them off. The baby cape buffalo got up and returned to the herd.
Clement at Simbavati Reserve was so knowledgeable about every animal we saw. He would drive into the bush over just about everything, and we saw young and older wild dogs and also lions resting before the night's hunt. Staying on the roads would not have provided that opportunity.
Our surprise on the last evening was a 50th wedding anniversary meal with all the decorations and champagne. We didn't catch on about our beds decorated with brightly colored leaves in the shape of a heart, and small votive candles all over the place. But when we went to dinner, and they would not let us sit down because of some problem and started to escort back up the path to our room, they stopped at the pool enclosure and there was our private table surrounded by chandeliers, lanterns, a bonfire and champagne for a toast. Thank you to Melody, Amen and all the others that participated in this celebration.
After so many wonderful comments, I hate to discuss the South African Air flights, but they were very bad. I was in Business Class for only my second time, and the food, service, in-flight entertainment, bathroom maintenance, safety issues and more were very lacking for the $6005. I paid. The flat bed was GOOD!! I hope the comments that I made by letter to SAA will rectify my bad experiences, and if they make corrections, that future fliers will have much more rewarding flights.
Thank you, Clare, for being very professional and patient with me as we had many communications in the planning stages of this trip. I already have and will continue to recommend Wild Wings Safaris and you to my friends and family for a most enjoyable trip.
An Amazing Experience From Andy, UK, travelled with us during September 2018.
Hi Madi, We just got back from our trip today.
I can honestly say the service from wild wings and everything at the hotel was excellent.
We had an amazing experience from start to finish. We were very happy how everything from the game drives to the airport transfers were organised.
We loved the hotel, especially having our meals in view of elephants and zebras etc. The guides for the game drives were all excellent and good fun. We saw so much more on the drives than we ever expected to.
In particular, the driver who took us to and from the airport was excellent at his job. He was a very good welcome to South Africa and very enjoyable to chat to on the drive. Many thanks again for all your organisation.
[Stayed at KwaMaritane, PIlanesberg - Ed]
The Safari Was Absolutely Incredible From Nick, UK, travelled with us during September 2018.
Hi Clare, Just wanted to give some feedback and say the safari was absolutely incredible, we had an amazing time. It was everything we could have asked for. Special mention to Frank our guide as well he made the entire trip, absolute legend and so passionate about what he does. Please send our best on to him. I have some friends coming on safari in November and would love to try and coordinate them with Frank if it works out. Thanks again for organizing it for us!
Truly The Trip of A Lifetime From Al, USA, travelled with us during September 2018.
Morning Madi, Just wanted to drop you a note about our trip.
Thank you for putting together what was truly the trip of a lifetime.
We could not be more pleased with our safaris', accommodations, guides, transfers. . ..
Africa Sky Guest House
Perfect lodging to get over jetlag. Can't remember the hostess' name, but she was very pleasant and even supplied us with a 220V adapter--no charge. I'm a bit embarrassed about that, as your literature explicitly outlined what was needed, and I still somehow managed to bring something that didn't work--close but no go. Staff and meals were fine.
Wild Wings Safari within Kruger
Transfer to Kruger with JP was very enjoyable. JP made the 5+ hour drive pass quickly. You were absolutely right about Pretoriuskop, as days were quite busy with safaris'. I don't have anything to compare it with, but we were very happy with the camp, as well as, accommodations.Frank was our guide, and we shared meals with Simon's group.
Very happy with Frank and the wildlife he was able to locate for our viewing--some very close to the vehicle. He's a sweetheart of a guy, who is very professional/knowledgeable. Simon is quite the character, who's company we enjoyed during meals.
Meals were catered by John. While I was surprised that our guides didn't BBQ for us, I have no complaints, as John was very entertaining when presenting his dishes, which were delicious. In the end, I think catering meals makes sense, as it makes for quite a long day if guides also have to prepare meals.
As we said our goodbyes, I let Frank/Simon know that they had set the bar pretty high for Dulini.
What can I say--we were just blown away with the amount of wildlife we saw, and how closely they passed by the vehicle. Just feel awe inspired, lucky, and fortunate.
Ben was our guide, and Dyke (then Chris) our trackers. Again, very professional/knowledgeable/entertaining--could not be happier.
Dulini Lodge and its staff are all over the top. Likely, the best accommodations we've ever experienced.
Shaun picked us up at the airport, and, again, a sweetheart of a guy. We actually ran into him twice later--both times at a "Tiger Milk" restaurant. Definitely someone you wouldn't mind having a beer with at a pub.
Very happy with our accommodations at the Cadogan, who surprised us one night with a bottle of champagne for our anniversary! Room was spacious and nicely outfitted.
Simone was our guide. OMG, what a sweetheart! We quite enjoyed her company during all three tours. Simone was actually able to provide us with a tour inside City Hall, including posing with the newly erected Nelson Mandela statue--I initially felt it would be disrespectful (and a bit bad tourist), but Tyrone Africa (the facility manager) assured us it was ok. We thoroughly enjoyed all three tours, especially the Wineland tour--probably because drinking wine was involved, but also because it was a beautifully gorgeous sunny day.
We enjoyed Stanley's. It's is set up so that you safari and have meals with the same group throughout your stay. We were also able to enjoy the company of others at the bar before dinner and during sundowners. We enjoyed the facilities, meals, and staff.
The elephant experience was probably the highlight of our trip! Interacting with Jabu and Marula just left us emotional and speechless.
Again, thank you for putting together an amazing experience.
Fantastic Whale Watching Trip. From Chris, UK, travelled with us during September 2018.
Hi Madi, I left a detailed review on TripAdvisor. Again, really well-organised trip (by yourself and on the trip itself). A couple of the guest houses were really high quality and beyond expectations.
Steph reacted to the different weather conditions to make the most of what we could do.
Fantastic whale-watching trip, and other wildlife interactions (penguins, Addo Park)
Thanks again for all your help!
Our photo guide did a great job From Rob, USA, travelled with us during August 2018.
Hi Madi, The trip was fine and our photo guide Jamie did a great job of touring us around for the half day city tour and the full day tour to Hout Bay and Cape Point park. It is good to be with a professional that knows photography. Thank you. [Custom photo safari arranged]
Far exceeded our expectations From Keith & Patti, USA, travelled with us during September 2018.
Hi Corlie, the trip far exceeded our expectations. Simon was fantastic. We loved everything about the trip and have nothing to offer as improvements. We would do this trip again in a second. Thanks.
The Wild Wings safari was, as before, wonderful From Laurence, UK, travelled with us during August 2018.
Dear Clare, We have just got back from South Africa. The Wild Wings safari was as before wonderful. Simon was on top form and John doing the meals was a new innovation for us and very enjoyable. We had a great time with nice travelling companions, We saw animals not seen before (Wild Dogs) and lots of birds. My wife and I just wish we were a bit younger! Thanks to everyone, including yourself, for giving us such a rewarding experience. Best wishes.