This was our first visit to Southern Africa and our first Safari. Our visit to Rockfig has spoilt us for ever more. Every aspect of our stay was perfect. Martin who met us from the plane was our guide for the stay and his knowledge and experience were second to none. We managed to see the big five within 24 hours of arriving and over the 4 days saw so much wildlife it was difficult to take it all in. Along with Edwell our tracker we managed to see the Rockfig line of blue eyed leopards more than once plus others including a male next to his kill. We also saw so many more Giraffes than we could have hoped for. Every question we asked was answered in detail and we came away knowing so much more about the animals and the bush they live in. Along with bush coffees, bush breakfasts and sundowners the whole safari experience was magical.
In the lodge the standard was equally as high. The rooms are wonderfully light and airy, tastefully finished with the most comfy beds ever. Looking out into the bush, we often saw animals from the room. The shared areas are similarly tasteful and the watering hole was often visited during afternoons laying by the pool. Elephants drinking from the pool (with me in it!) was a particularly special moment.
The whole Rockfig team were excellent, always there to help, friendly and engaging providing a high level of service. There was always someone to greet us on our return wanting to know how our day had been. This was our 25th Wedding anniversary ‘big trip’ and on our last night we were surprised with the bed made up beautifully covered in flowers and our table set for private dining. It was such a special touch we won’t forget.
The food throughout the stay was plentiful and of a very high standard, far exceeding our expectations. The chefs and waiting staff were always so happy to see contented customers.
In summary we could not fault Rockfig at all and would unreservedly recommend anyone to visit. It is a place we won’t forget.
Richard & Karen
My husband and I spent a few days here celebrating our honeymoon! We loved every minute of it! The lodge was modern, cozy, remote and beautifully decorated. One evening elephants dined next to the pool and another evening hyenas - a truly unique experience. The staff was extremely attentive and planned a surprise romantic dinner on our terrace to celebrate our honeymoon (and decorated the room). Our safari guide was a true professional - experienced and passionate (and went all out trying to make sure we didn’t miss any animals - we saw all the big 5 and then some!). The food was great and loved the outdoor breakfast in the bush and the morning and afternoon drinks and snacks next to our safari car. Was an amazing and memorable experience and we were sad to leave.
Wow! Rockfig was safari perfection.
As an avid global traveler (and several Kruger luxury safaris) I’ve never felt inclined to post a trip review....Rockfig has changed that. From the initial booking to departure the experience was brilliant.
Villas & grounds are gorgeous, food amazing, staff wonderful and service highly personable.
Villas... Brand new feel and five star. On par with Sabi’s top lodges. Balconies overlook the bush and amenities include delicious fresh ground coffee.
Game drives....words cannot describe..First time in Timbavati and I was nervous how it compared to Sabi.. I was blown away. Timbavati is truly beautiful and a real gem. Big five within a day and many leopard/lion sightings. Our guide Almero was the highlight of our drives. The most passionate and knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had. Tracked a leopard off road through thick bush and the moment we spotted him..unforgettable.
Also the small touches like blankets and zeiss binocs and made the drives so enjoyable.
Food...We were a group of 3 families (all first time on safari besides me) staying for 3 nights with strict kosher dietary restrictions. Rockfig went far and beyond to accommodate with a personalized chef and kosher food manager... the food was heavenly and served in a stunning outdoor setting near an infinity pool overlooking a waterhole.
Thank you for providing my family the experience of a lifetime.