Much like most of our properties and preferred partners, we are small, intimate, unique and owner-run, guaranteeing you a personal touch and undivided attention. We specialise only in South Africa, creating bespoke itineraries utilising our wealth of knowledge and passion.
Below are some testimonials from our customers giving feedback for and reviews of Best of South Africa; please note that feedback for specific hotels is displayed on each hotel page (in the 'Reviews' tab).
We have just come back from a wonderful 7 night break to South Africa. We were incredibly well looking after from the second we stepped off the plane, by a lovely representative of Best of South Africa Travel - who met us and escorted us through customs and immigration literally behind the pilots. It was very efficient, and we felt very sorry for everyone else who had to queue for at least an hour! We didn’t want to hire a car and drive ourselves, so we had private transfers to two amazing game lodges, Marataba Safari Lodge and Madikwe Kopano. Best of SA Travel arranged a bush dinner for my husbands 70th birthday which was very special and a real treat to have supper out in the middle of the bush with candles and lanterns lighting up the tables. All in all we had a most wonderful time and plan to go back and do Cape Town and Winelands in 2018. We will definitely book with Ash and her team again, we felt very well looked after from start to finish.
From M Hemsley who travelled with us in November 2016.
"We were referred to Ash by a mutual friend and were specifically looking for a unique experience for our family which involved a game park. After a brief discussion around what we would like to see and do, Ash then came back with a package that met us at Jo'burg airport, flew us into the Kruger where our three day safari staying in a 5 star lodge began. This intimate lodge with our own dedicated guide gave us an amazing experience seeing the big five and many more types of wildlife. We then stayed in a luxury guesthouse outside of the park, drove the Panorama Route and visited an elephant sanctuary where we got to lead and ride the elephants - an experience our children will remember forever. This six day portion of a three month world holiday was still the highlight of the whole trip for me. We would not have experienced this but for Ash's local knowledge and attention to our specific needs. I have recommended friends to Ash who have subsequently also arranged similar holidays via her. I would love to come back and see more of South Africa in the years to come and will definitely use Ash again for this."
From Tim Groenestein who travelled with us in August 2016.
Local knowledge makes a huge difference! When I asked Ash at Best of South Africa to give me some guidance on how to make the most of our trip to Cape Town and Franschhoek wine valley, I felt sure she would be able to send me in the right direction. It never occurred to me that she would organise our itinerary down to the last detail. It was like we were walking in Ash’s footsteps as she led the way, showing us the wonderful places that she had of course discovered as a native of this amazing country. From the best time of day to enjoy a particular location right down to the best hotel room number so you maxed on the view. She took into account the ages of our three children, the pace that we would be able to travel at comfortably, and the style and ambiance that would suit our personalities. Like living in a tailor made suit we felt comfortable, safe and confident. Instead of feeling like a tourist I felt like a privileged guest. Ash opened the door and opened our eyes to a spectacular world of exteriors and interiors. Our personal tour guide and proxy host.
From J Ross who travelled with us in December 2015.
How to make the most of every moment?
Local knowledge makes a huge difference! When I asked Ash at Best of South Africa to give me some guidance on how to make the most of our trip to Cape Town and Franschhoek wine valley, I felt sure she would be able to send me in the right direction. It never occurred to me that she would organise our ...