Safaris in Nelspruit

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Safaris in Nelspruit

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  • Lagos-Algarve
    Lagos6 contributions
    We had a great time.From the first until the last moment the organization was perfect!Punctuality,sympathy,effiency1What Need we say more?YES!We will return.Thank you Maputo Tours!
    Written 6 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Maputo Based
    1 contribution
    My husband and I booked the overnight tour to Kruger with Mbombela. The entire tour, from the hotel pick-up, to the accomodation, the safari drives and the drop-off went smoothly and we had a fantastic time. All staff were really friendly and provided us with a memorable experience! We look forward to our next tour with Mbombela, when we return to South Africa. A bit thank you to Netto and team!
    Written 14 August 2019
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  • Sara
    1 contribution
    My husband and I spend an amazing day with Andrew birding Kruger National Park. It was our first trip to South Africa, so there were a lot of new things to see. We ended up with more than 100 bird species, with bonus experiences with other mammals and wildlife. One non-bird highlight was seeing a group of 11 Rhino!!

    Andrew's knowledge of birds and all things Kruger National Park made our experience amazing and we can't wait to get back and go bird with him again!
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • laxcinaa2021
    1 contribution
    Everything was perfect and we really appreciated Mbombela Tour’s work to make our tour more than pleasant. We were the only ones in this tour and Netto and his colleagues made their best to adjust the plans to our convenience. They are really flexible. A big thank you to the team ! We definitely recommend Mbombela Tours
    Written 9 June 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Christen B
    4 contributions
    This is a delayed review and I am so sorry Blake! This one day safari far surpassed my expectations. I attended the tour with a colleague on June 7. Blake arrived at the Maputo Sun Hotel promptly to start our day. We were gifted with a welcome basket of snacks and homemade pouch that contained cashews. Such a nice personal touch! from Maputo, we drove thru the departure checkpoint of Moz, and then thru the arrival checkpoint at the S. Africa border. The passport control process was seamless thanks to Blake navigating the system for us. Make sure you have a QR code advising of your vaccine status! From there, we arrived at Kruger where we we transferred to an open air vehicle driven by Seng. Sengreat lunch was extremely knowledgeable about the park. We were beyond lucky see to see all the cats at the beginning of the day. Tons of elephants and giraffes. We had a great lunch at the cafe. Lunch is included via voucher in the tour. Lots of options. Great gift store. Excellent views of hippos and animals while eating. After lunch, we explored the park a little longer before meeting back up with Blake to return to our hotel in Maputo. Overall, communications were very responsive. Payment was seamless. Highly recommend Blake and his team-they were true professionals. Thank you!!
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Abi A
    4 contributions
    We had a fantastic day with Piet who was incredibly dedicated in helping us find the big 5. He was also great company in the car and knew all the good spots. We would highly recommend
    Written 12 September 2019
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  • mohamed v
    Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions
    Planning a day at the KNP recently was without any issues.
    We knew that my booking with Kurt safaris we would have a great time.
    With all the arrangements made and payment effected our day was confirmed.
    Patrick our ranger was prompt our hotel at 5.30am.
    We entered the park by 6 .
    Patrick knowledge of the environment and of the animals was amazing.
    By 7.30 we had already seen most of the big 5 with exception of Rhino.
    Our almost arm length viewing of the lion's and wild dogs was amazing.
    The rest of the day was spent driving through parts of park.
    While we were returning to hotel, Patrick spotted a leopard in the tree
    What an amazing way to end up our safari.
    Kurt safaris and Patrick - you Rock!!!!
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • Frank T
    9 contributions
    I’ve come from Maasai Mara, Gorillas and Serengeti. This tour was without a doubt the highlight of the bunch.

    Incredible knowledge of the animals, country, culture, great English, very safe (+ safety tips in SA), quick to respond & a very reasonable rate for my 3 days on top of ALL the animals we saw on my solo tour - lifetime dream fulfilled!!

    You won't go wrong here!
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • Piero Duello
    1 contribution
    It was fantastic! Dave is great, we had a wonderful time. I don’t think we could’ve gotten a better trip anywhere else. The prices were good. The experiences were amazing. We’d give give both our trips and Dave 100/10. Just really superb. And remember to ask about the zebra joke, it’s so funny lol.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • Cynthia Murphy
    2 contributions
    Thank you to our most knowledgeable guide Mr. khimbini who pick us up early morning from our hotel Costa do Sol in Heazyview early morning in a new open safari vehicle. He speaks very clear english without an accent. In the truck, we were 7 people in total. After all formalities at the gates, We were welcomed in the parc by a herd of elephants crossing the road sign for us that we were going to have a safari of our lifetime. Khimbini our Ranger guide made sure that We saw all the big5 including the Leopard which apparently is very rare to spot in Kruger. We had a nice Lunch at Skukuza rest Camp. South Africa is a magic Country. This experience was the best time of our holidays. Thank you Kabura Tours for a memorable experience. The price tag we paid was nothing compared to the service we got. highly recommended. Ask for Khimbini as your Ranger. He provided us with clean blankets as it was freezing in the morning.
    Written 28 January 2020
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  • Rory
    2 contributions
    Thankyou Tunelga and Tours Maputo, really was an amazing day. Everything so professional from the booking process to to he 05h20 pickup and returning home at end of the day.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • coen g
    10 contributions
    1 word, AMAZING,

    Me and my family went on a 3 day safari with Nhongo Safaris, together with Amanda, we had the most amazing an beautiful trip of a life time

    She had so mutch knowlege about the animals, the nature, the surroundings everything.

    Thanks to the crazy and funny amanda for a amazing trip

    WE WILL BE BACK
    Written 1 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • prabhupushpa
    Oak Park, CA34 contributions
    I feel extremely guilty and awkward for writing this review more than a year after we took our trip, but there is no escaping the fact that I just kept postponing writing it because I knew that it would be long and detailed. Anyway, here it is now and I feel it is better to be late than never !

    My wife and I took a trip to South Africa in March of 2019. (Unfortunately, I cannot truly indicate this in this review since the earliest month that the system allows me to specify is June 2019 !). We were joined by 9 other people (4 couples and a single lady). All of us were from the U.S, mostly from Southern California.

    It was a 13-night, 14-day trip that started and ended in Johannesburg. We spent two nights in Johannesburg, three nights in Kruger National Park, six nights in Cape Town and, finally, two nights in Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

    The entire trip was ably handled by Arun. He took care of all of the hotel arrangements as well as all road and air travel arrangements during our trip.
    Here are the highlights of our trip.

    Days 1 through 3 --- Johannesburg
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    During our two-night stay here, we visited the famous Apartheid Museum (you just cannot visit this place and come away without being deeply affected because this place shows how men can be so inhuman to other men) and also Nelson Mandela’s home in Soweto. We also visited Little India where we did some shopping and had a nice Indian lunch. During our stay, we also managed to visit a casino and had a good time there.

    Days 3 through 6 --- Kruger National Park
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    On the morning of Day 3, we drove from Johannesburg to Kruger where we spent three nights. It was a very nice drive. In Kruger, we stayed in cottages with kitchen facilities. We all cooked our meals, with Arun lending a hand with his expertise.
    Every day of our stay there, we made two safari trips, one in the morning and one in the evening, in two separate vehicles. We saw many types of wild animals. These included elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, giraffes, zebras and plenty of impalas. It was truly an unforgettable experience to see so many wild animals, many from a very close distance.

    Days 6 through 12 --- Cape Town
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    On the morning of Day 6, we drove back from Kruger to Johannesburg where we caught an afternoon flight to Cape Town.

    Cape Town is indeed a fun place where we all had a great time. Among the attractions that we covered during our Cape Town stay are the following:

    Table Mountain
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    You get magnificent views of the city from this landmark which is more than 3,000 feet above the city. You get there by taking an aerial cableway.

    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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    We spent several hours enjoying this beautiful place.

    The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
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    This place has many fabulous restaurants and shops. This is also the place from where you take the boat ride to Robben Island (see below).

    Greenmarket Square
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    A short distance from the waterfront, this is an unique public square with cobble stone walkways where local vendors sell colorful merchandise including painted fabrics, leather belts, purses and many curios.

    Robben Island
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    We visited this island via a boat ride from the Victoria and Albert waterfront. This island is the site of the (now closed) famous prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of the 28 years that he was imprisoned as a political prisoner. We saw the cell where he spent his time in the prison. You cannot visit this place without being deeply affected by the exhibits.

    Drive to Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point
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    This was a magnificent drive. It reminded all of us of the drive on the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California.

    Drive to Cape Agulhas
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    This represents the southernmost tip of the African continent and the point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

    Tandem Paragliding
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    Some of the more adventurous in our group, including me, used the opportunity of our Cape Town visit to try tandem paragliding. With Arun’s help, we tried this adventure from Signal Hill in the Table Mountain area. It was an absolutely glorious experience. I got million dollar views of the city and the bay from the paraglide which landed in a park by the water. From there, the glider people brought us back to Signal Hill by their vehicle.

    Days 12 through 14 --- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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    We left Cape Town very early in the morning on Day 12 to fly to Johannesburg. From there, we changed flights to fly to Livingstone in Zambia. From the airport in Zambia, we took a shuttle that took us across the border to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where we spent two nights in the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge where we had a great time. The first evening we took a river cruise on the Zambezi river. The second night we went for a buffet dinner which included colorful African music and dance. We all had an absolutely delightful evening.

    Day 14 --- Johannesburg and Departure from South Africa
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    After breakfast on Day 14, we took a flight back to Johannesburg from where, after bidding goodbye to Arun, we all left on our journey back home via our respective international flights.

    Concluding Remarks
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    We all had a great time during our unforgettable trip. By the end of the trip, we all agreed that Arun had become a part of our big family !

    To be honest, I just cannot say enough good things about Arun. The arrangements he had made, whether they be accommodations or transportation or food, were such that he spared no effort to make sure that our trip was as enjoyable as possible. Where we had to cook our meals, like in Kruger, he lent us his helping hand with his cooking expertise.

    More than anything, Arun, who somehow reminds of the legendary Hollywood actor Orson Wells, is a man who loves life and absolutely loves what he is doing. More important, he passionately loves animals and is intimately familiar with their habitats and traits. I really feel that he knows more about animals and safaris than most South African natives. If we get an opportunity, my wife and I would love one day to make another trip to Africa and go with Arun on a Kgalagadi Safari sometime in the future, preferably with my son and his family which includes a young daughter and a young son.

    I highly recommend Arun for taking safari trips in Africa. I am absolutely convinced that he will spare no effort to make sure that you will absolutely enjoy your trip. You can be certain that you will get the full bang for your buck.
    Written 16 May 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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