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  • Hi Rob, I thought I would let you know that we had a fantastic time, the scenery was far more stunning than I had expected. The people were all really friendly. Starfish Lodge is very well run and very clean. Breakfast was delicious and there are so many nice beaches around. At Lesiure Isle Lodge, the breakfast was delicious and service excellent. We can’t say sufficiently, about how well we were looked after, it was a fantastic stay. The lodge has kayaks and bikes for guests to use, as well as towels for the pool and others for the beach. Cara was even provided with a big bag of beach toys, buckets spades etc that saved us from having to buy any. Leisure Isle Lodge is a beautiful lodge. The lagoon is perfect for paddling or young children swimming. There is lovely sand and the view from the room over the lagoon is lovely. I can very highly recommend both Starfish and Leisure Isle Lodge and we would not hesitate in visiting either of them again and in fact we have already started talking about when we might go back…..!

    Jayne, Martin and their daughter Cara travelled to Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, South Africa
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South Africa


Introduction to the wonderfully diverse South Africa

South Africa, often referred to as ‘the World in one country’, is steeped in natural beauty and culture. The country is considerably more ‘developed’ than the rest of the Africa, and the significant road network and variety of accommodation make it an ideal self-drive destination for many visitors.

In terms of wildlife viewing, South Africa safaris offer some fantastic big game experiences in both malarial and non-malarial areas. This can be on a self-drive basis or on a fully ‘hosted and guided’ basis. South Africa is also a major birding destination, and the extensive coastline offers some incredible marine wildlife experiences. However, the country offers so much more than just wildlife – gourmet retreats, wine-growing regions, the fynbos flower kingdom, colonial history, luxury rail journeys, adventure sports, cultural experiences and stunning natural scenery with harsh deserts, endless golden beaches and ragged mountains are just a few of the other attractions.

The sophisticated infrastructure and diversity of experience that South Africa offers makes it an ideal destination for anyone with a wide range of interests. Honeymooners are incredibly well looked after and families have a fantastic array of activities and options to choose from.

Whatever you think will work best for you, we strongly advise that you will gain much more from your holiday if you speak to a specialist who knows the country intimately, and allow them to help you plan, and arrange, your holiday.

For further information on South Africa safari options please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our experienced safari specialists.

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