Nov 12: Single Gent USA South Africa Safari and Tour

Hi Stephen,
Thanks so much for the welcome home. I had a fantastic trip!!!

Nottens was wonderful, Dale is a great guy and we really hit it off, his staff’s hospitality and the safari drives, along with the food and drink were first rate.

They did manage to get me my phone before I headed home.

All the inns and hotels you booked for me where also fun and first rate.
I panicked a little in Jeffery Bay when I got to my inn because I was exhausted and it was a family home, however I shook it off and had a great dinner and conversation with Shirley, Bob, and their family and friends.

My drives between points, although sometimes long, and a little late getting started were all beautiful.

I arrived most places in the late afternoon, and then did activities in those areas the next morning before heading on.

I went zip lining, shark diving, wine tasting, saw Birds of Eden, penguins at Betty’s Bay, ate ostrich, hiked (the waterfall trail at Storm River was phenomenal), and met great people along the way, etc.

My trip continued to be terrific upon arriving in Cape Town. The Cape Grace, and the V and A waterfront are spectacular.

The service was impeccable, and my room was very posh. All the restaurants I dinned in were also fantastic, especially Beluga, and I loved my evenings at the hotel’s whiskey bar, and became fast friends with the staff, they sent me home with a bottle of South African Brandy on the house.

My day trips with Martin were tons of fun.

He was great company a terrific guide, and super informative. He took me to Cape Point as well as many towns along the coast, gave me a thorough tour of the city, including the Castle and Jewish Museum, and took me to so many great wineries.

On my day off in Cape Town, I went to Stellenbosch, The Two Oceans Aquarium, and shopped at the waterfront.

All in all I will say it was by far the best vacation I’ve taken, and hope to go back sometime soon.

If I do, I would love to work together again on an itinerary as it was effortless travel.

Cheers, and Thanks again for all your hard work on making my trip spectacular!

Joel

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