Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 15 days Pilanesberg, Marakele, Kruger, Blyde and Hazyview
Our stay in South Africa went very well and we all enjoyed it. From the end of the stay my 5-year-old daughter was asking me when we would go on a safari again.
The services were exactly as described, the car impeccable, the choice of accommodation relevant and consistent with our expectations of the budget. A favorite for Nelspruit's guesthouse.
So, thank you again for your help. We will not hesitate to recommend you.
I said that I had difficulties to find a provider able to make us an interesting proposal in our budget.
Excellent continuation,Loïc (Translated from French) Sep 11, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 21 days Johannesburg, Cape Town and Wine Route
This little email to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay in South Africa.
We discovered a beautiful country and met warm and happy people.
It was a very nice trip.
Thank you for your contribution by the car rental and thanks for the help of your team during the change of vehicle after the problem of flat tire.
Best regards.Nicole & Bernard (Translated from French) Aug 2, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Johannesburg, Kruger, Victoria Falls and Chobe_9 days with transfers
Hi Muriel. How are you today?
Just wanted to let you know that everything went fine. Thanks for all your suggestions.
The selection of hotels and activities was very nice, many times above expectations. The guides were also very knowledgeable, respectful and prompt.
- - Jo'burg: the guide (Ruth) was excellent. Lodge very calm. Personnel very attentive and responsive (room a bit cold but they gave us a small radiator for the toilet). We asked for food delivery as you suggested (they also have brochures)
- - We adored Kruger Park! Saw the big 5, 2 days in a row. The attention at the lodge was top!
- - Victoria falls was magical
- - Chobe very charming. We even saw 2 leopards with their kill
Some tips for other traveller: For Zimbabwe visa, arrival was very smooth; there is a person asking you which visa you need (single/multiple). Multiple-entry visas did not seem to be complicated, just a different lane. You can also pay in € (25), $ (30) or visa card.
We really enjoyed our trip. I will be more than happy to plan more holidays with you and to recommend your agency.
Have a lovely day.
Regards,Marjorie Jun 28, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 18 days Namibia with private driver-guide, Victoria Falls and Botswana
Good day Muriel,
Back in Lyon, we will long keep in mind the good times we spent in Southern Africa.
Thanks to you, we had a perfectly organized trip and your choices were very relevant for both the sites and the accommodations. A big thank you.
If you agree, I will send your details to friends who also wish to visit the area.
Best regards,Christophe (Translated from French) May 22, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 4 days Victoria Falls and Chobe
We were delighted with our stay at Victoria Falls. What a beautiful site :)
The whole family came home delighted, from grandparents to children.
Waldo (the guide) really took care of us all, he pampered us :)
Wonderful the Zambezi cruise at sunset. The view on the falls from the different observing sites in the park is fantastic: a great moment for all.
The hotel was very good and above all well located. It was fun to walk to the falls, the bridge, the adrenaline rush of Shearwater, the Lookout Cafe and the famous Victoria Hotel as well as the small local craft market.
Our day in Chobe was exceptional. We especially enjoyed the show of the young elephants playing in the water right next to us while we were on the boat. We would have liked to stay longer...
A big thank you Sandrine (Translated from French) May 20, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 16 days Johannesburg with excursion, Blyde River, Kruger and Cape Town
Good day Muriel,
There you go! It's already over…
Another great trip thanks to your skill and the flawless efficiency of your organization.
The journey from Joburg to Blyde River and then to White River went off without a hitch.
We took our time to enjoy the landscapes and geological curiosities: Potholes, Rondavels...and the charming little waterfalls on the course.
In the Kruger, we got lucky all along.
The "Big Five" as if they were waiting for us; three male lions sharing a buffalo killed in the night.
A "couple" of leopards digesting an Impala whose remains were in a tree, elephants by ten, a huge herd of buffalo came to spend the night 20 meters from our room and rhinos in the early morning.
The total!!! All this in UMKUMBE.
And it started again in KAPAMA. Fortunate!
For the week in Cape Town, I was already conquered since my previous stay and the magic operated on Chantal who loved it. This presage a future confirmation trip ... :-)
Thanks again for the seats at the stadium. We had a lot of fun. Extra atmosphere and victory of the Stormers: perfect.
I can’t wait for Tanzania which we can start talking about already.Jean-Luc (Translated from French) Mar 30, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 11 days Cape Town, Karongwe (Greater Kruger) and Johannesburg
Good day Muriel,
Thank you, a thousand time, for your organisation. The hotel in Cape Town was a very good choice. Ideal location to visit the centre, excellent services and very good comfort.
The lodge (Chisomo Safari Camp) was just as good, very comfortable and an excellent host.
Finally, the guesthouse that you have chosen in Johannesburg is a name to remember. Everything was remarkable. Your choices were therefore very good. Thank you.
On the other hand, the pace of the stay was a little too much. We finally cancelled the Johannesburg day tour because we were literally exhausted!
It’s unfortunate, I concede but I think we should have ended the stay with one or two days off. We should have planned a longer stay, what we will do again some other time perhaps with our children. The country is beautiful and its interests inexhaustible. I think that to benefit from it more, it takes at least three weeks. We will be very happy, when the time comes, to rework the question with you.
Thank you again for everything.
Best regards,Thibault (Translated from French) Mar 12, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 13 days Blyde River, Kruger and Johannesburg
Good evening Muriel,
I wanted to thank you for the stay you organised. Our friends were delighted. The Sitatunga lodge and the lodge near Malelane were very nice.
Have a great week.Veronique (Translated from French) Mar 11, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 9 days Kruger, Swaziland, St Lucia
Apart from the car rental, everything went well… top top top
- Olifant’s: super
- Pretoriuskop: great guesthouse!
- Malandela's always so nice ... the kids loved the garden.
- Lidiko: Very nice and well located…
- Isimangaliso full day trip: really great! Boat cruise less spectacular than expected…
- Pakamisa, very nice surprise at the last stopover…great place, lovely people…to warmly recommend for more than a night if people want to settle a little… the location allows it ...
We really had a good trip…Carole (Translated from French) Mar 5, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Cape Town + Greater Kruger
We are back in France, we had a great time. The safari will be a memorable moment.
Thank you for everything,
Best regards,Franck (Translated from French) Feb 11, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 12 days Namibia
Sorry for not sending my message sooner. I wanted to do it earlier but I’ve been overwhelmed.
Best wishes for this new year!
The trip, how to say…extra. We all loved it, both adults and children.
The welcome by Cedric was perfect: very nice and he knows very well his subject. Many explanations and maps that was a real extra. Bravo! Thanks to him for the cool drink. Everything went well with Europcar, the VW car was very good and comfortable. Even on the slopes…with a full tank and the cooler in the boot.
Well I did not deflate to go in the dunes although it touched my mind.
After 7 years camping in the desert in the middle east I really wanted to go back. Next time in a 4x4.
Big thanks again for the perfect organisation. This trip was great!
Do you do the same in South Africa?
Enjoy the rest of your day,Jean-Marie (Translated from French) Jan 10, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 7 days Pilanesberg & Madikwe
I wanted to thank you for organising the trip to South Africa, all participants are delighted with the trip and the services.
A few comments/
The reserves are very complementary, beautiful landscapes in the first, an exceptional interaction with animals in the second.
The lodge in Madikwe is exceptional by both the ranger’s services and the kindness of all the staff
The Ivory is very friendly but a little too big for our taste.
The welcome services at the airport should be optional (in our case we didn’t need it).
Thanks again for your help in the organisation and efforts to find the lodges, a beautiful trip with exceptional memories to share with the group.
Have a good day!Philippe (Translated from French) Jan 4, 2018
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Cape Town area - 9 days
Hope you are well. We are back home and suffering from withdrawal symptoms from our trip. We would like to thank you for all the help in making our trip a real dream! We have just been blown away by the beauty in the country and we just couldn't get enough. We are already planning our next trip as we still have so much to see and do in Cape Town and SA. We are eternally grateful for your help and we loved driving around as you has advised. I will advise anyone coming to SA to look you up as you have provided excellent service and advice given to us. Everything was well planned and thought out for us and we just had so much fun! Thank you once again and have a great week ahead! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year as well!Regards Raj Dec 16, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Namibia 10 days
The trip was great. Thanks for all your help during this process.Best regards, Karl Nov 9, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Namibia 10 days: Kalahari, Namib-Naukluft, Swakopmund
Trip was amazing, we haven’t had any issues at all. All the hotels were nice and we liked cheetah and bushman walk, had also very close encounter with two rhinos in Lapa Lange Lodge.
My favourite was Swakopmund Mola Mola tour, actually the second part of it Sandwich Bay. I was happy we booked this tour in the end because for me it was the most impressive.
The only thing I would do different is to stay inside the park in Sesriem, not outside, because people who stay inside are able to go to dunes for the sunrise and sunset, we were like 1.5 hr behind them. But we still got nice lights and amazing pictures!
Thank you very much for organizing and efficiencyBest regards, Ksenia Nov 9, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 12 days Victoria Falls, Chobe, Okavango and Hwange
We were very pleased with the trip.
Chobe and especially the Okavango are extraordinary sites.
I think that we weren’t lucky in Hwange.
We went safari the entire day
It was long and tiring and we saw very few animals.
We were delighted with this trip and would recommend it
Cordially,Brigitte (Translated from French) Oct 2, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 13 days Cape Town, Kruger, Blyde River Canyon, Victoria Falls and Chobe
A big thank you for the organization of this trip, everything was perfectly orchestrated.
We loved our stay.
Good continuation,Katia (Translated from French) Sep 17, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 14 days Cape Town, St Lucia, Hluhluwe, Blyde River Canyon, Kruger and Joburg
Good day Mrs Menard!
My apologies for this late return! The holidays are over!!
We are delighted by this trip, in every way, visits, accommodations, meals, hospitality, lovely people!
The visit of the "Zulu" village and the typical meal are, perhaps, a little too "touristy", it is the only regret, we could have avoided this passage.
But it does not matter.
So, thank you for your enlightened advice.
We will certainly return to you to organise our future trip to Namibia or Botswana!
In the meantime,
Cordial greetings.Michel (Translated from French) Sep 15, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 15 days Garden route, Kruger, Blyde River and Victoria Falls
Hi Muriel, we've arrived to Madrid and everything was awesome!!!! Thank you very much for the organization and the support during our holidays.
RegardsMaribel Sep 3, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 9 days Kwazulu
Good day Muriel and Manon,
Just to let you know that our holidays went very well.
We especially enjoyed the Thonga Beach Lodge and the variety of activities on offer as well as the Dusk to Dawn Guesthouse.
The beginning was a bit chaotic with Emma and me in bronchial mode and a punctured tyre on the small roads next to the Blood River Battle site.
But after getting some rest and some sun, we are back in a much better shape! :)
Thank you again for your precious help in the organisation of these beautiful holidays.
Cordially,Claire & Ian ( Translated from French) Sep 1, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 23 days Namibia, by car from Johannesburg
Good day Muriel,
I’m giving you a feedback after our trip to Namibia. We had an excellent stay and we are wishing to go back next year to the northern region of the country.
I also recommended you to my father-in-law, with whom I think you are now in touch with Namibia.
We would like to stay in the same type of budget and again we would like, if possible, to have self-catering and a pace of travel quite close to the one of this year.
Best regards,Charlotte (Translated from French) Aug 28, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 18 days Blyde River, Kruger, Drakensberg and Garden Route
Good day Muriel,
Here we are back to the harsh daily reality. We returned on Saturday without any problem.
We were delighted with our trip, we spent three wonderful weeks in South Africa, so we would like to thank you very much for the organisation.
We loved every step and the weather was perfect. The boys were amazed with the animals and we could do many hikes.
No big pips, a punctured tyre and a burglary by a baboon (sugar).
Cordially,Claire (Translated from French) Aug 28, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Tour with driver:12 days Johannesburg, Pilanesberg and Durban
Back from our trip since a few weeks now, we’re still thinking a lot about South Africa.
Our trip went very well from start to the finish.
The kids loved it. The different hotels were in a great location, Johannesburg right across the street from the mall and Durban overlooking the ocean, we had a great view. The Rhino Black Lodge totally exotic and fantastic safaris. Sun city was also great, we thought that we should have stayed two nights.
The differents drivers we had were always on time. A big thank you to our tour guide Hugh and to the driver Sana for the day on Johannesburg. Thank you to Patrick and Sam.
We’re hoping to come back to South Africa to visit the Cape.
My husband gave your contact to a friend of his.
I wish you a good day,Moullan (Translated from French) Aug 28, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Tour with driver: 12 days Johannesburg, Kruger et Blyde River Canyon
Great trip, back home, to recommend to my friends for the seriousness, the welcome and services.Ibrahim (Translated from French) Aug 23, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 4 days Cape Town
We came back the day before Yesterday from Cape Town after a very nice stay and we wanted to thank you for everything you did for us.
The program was rich and despite a relatively short stay, we could get a very nice view of the Cape and its surroundings!
Thank you again,Robin (Translated from French) Aug 10, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 6 days Cape - Town
My sister and I were globally delighted with your trip to Cape Town.The Rosedene Guest House is very well located and comfortable: a sure bet!
Everything went well with the rental car at Avis. Finally, Henri-Pierre didn’t drive the week-end;
So, we saved time, rather than going to the Avis agency of Stand Street.
The City tour with African Eagle on our first morning made us start the trip on a good note, Starting with Table Mountain, where I finally went - no crowds at that time of the year.
The Rwandan guide Isidore was very good. The only problem: About half an hour at Afrogem, Buitengracht Street, specialist in precious and semi-precious stones. We could have done without it. This nevertheless had the advantage to make us discover the tanzanite…
Otherwise, the Cape area is unique and we are now beginning to get our landmarks.
Cordially,Dominique (Translated from French) Jun 5, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Victoria Falls + 2 nights on a cruise ship, Lake Kariba
We are well back in France.
Our trip to Zimbabwe went very well, our comments:
- Arrival and welcome, and particularly Waldo Payne which is very well organised and considerate. It must be kept for French not speaking or speaking very little English, it is very reassuring.
- A'Zambezi River Lodge, good hotel, welcome, food, rooms, cruise very well, the only slight complaint a little big for us, we prefer the more intimate hotels or lodges,
- Victoria Falls, very good, good accompaniment of Waldo
- The transfer to Lake Kariba, very well organized, the journey is longer than expected (between 4 and 5 hours) you must inform your clients.
- The cruise on the lake, very good, the guide named Dollar is perfect, and considerate, good discovery of the fauna and flora, Dollar who is passionate about the stars has made us discover the austral sky, magnificent.
- The boat, very well equipped, restoration of excellent quality. We were fortunate to be only 4 guests, service, navigation and comfort excellent.
- Little Gorges tented camp, a beautiful place, as we had already visited the falls, we were able to take the time to visit the school and traditional houses of the village, very interesting.
- The managers also made us discover the eagles nesting in the cliffs, the food, service, staff are very professional.
In summary, we are very satisfied with our trip, we will not fail to contact you for other services.
Thank you,Patricia et Alain (Translated from French) Jun 1, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Weekend to the Palace (Sun City)
Good day Muriel,
A big thank you again for the organisation of the stay!
The hotel is amazing and worth it. The breakfast at the Palace is amazing and is a must.
We visited the crocodile park that I found very scary (especially with two little kids) and not bad at all. Children attractions are tops, especially towards the Cascade hotel.
The service between the hotels are perfect and very efficient.
I won’t be able to attend the discovery café for the next coming months, but I’ll attend as soon as we’re back.
See you soon and thank you again,
Have an excellent day,Karine (Translated from French) May 29, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Pilanesberg, Hermanus and Cape Town.
Good evening Muriel,
I use this email to thank you for the organisation of the trips you have made for us, always pleasant and well designed. I will certainly contact you from France, where my husband has just been transferred, to organise new holidays trips to South Africa!
See you soon,Isabelle (Translated from French) May 19, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Western Cape to the Wild Coast
Good day Muriel,
Thank you for your email. We had an excellent stay in South Africa (partly thank you to you and your organisation ;-))
We thank you again for your professionalism and will not fail to recommend you and contact you as soon as we return to the region,
Cordially.Estelle and Joel (Translated from French) May 17, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Victoria Falls - Chobe - Okavango
Good day Muriel,
I do not have my dictionary for superlatives so I’m going to make do with the edge means!
Superb, beautiful, exceptional, breath-taking, classy, magical…voila.
A unique journey which I am pleased to have entrusted to you the preparation.
This having been said I would like to give you a summary of the strengths and…of "tiny"
Strong, very strong: the two lodges Victoria Falls
Extraordinaries: The two lodges Okavango with a special mention for the Gunn's camp for the atmosphere.
Superb: the room in the Chobe lodge.
And mostly, mostly, a flawless organisation on your part and from African Eagle!!
Kindness, efficiency, punctuality… etc.
I’m not talking about the activities, all superb...on foot, in mokoro, by cruise ship or in 4×4!
So, the weak points. They must be there and looking closely there were two:
The food at the Chobe lodge: In buffet with a very unfriendly staff luckily that there is the other restaurant "a la carte" ... adorable.
And during the transfers from 11am to 2pm people do not worry about the fact that you "skip a meal" .... too bad.
Here, I went around!
One word to say, thank you Muriel and surely soon.
Tailormade Trips :: 6 Days Victoria Falls - Chobe
I just sent my parents back to Colombia but I wanted to say thank you so much for your help in organizing our trip to Victoria Falls and Chobe. We had a wonderful time and I think my parents have fallen in love with Africa.I can’t thank you enough! Catalina Mar 31, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Cape -Town – Kruger – Mpumalanga – Johannesburg – Victoria Falls 14 days.
Good day Muriel!
This little note to tell you that we are well back, a little tired of the long return journey with a long stop of 08 hours at Johannesburg but everything went well. So, we ended the trip with the Victoria Falls, it’s majestic and splendid and we were in very capable hands with Waldo who a priori knows you well, he was charming, available, really caring and really great.
I wanted to thank you for the organistion of this beautiful trip, everything was perfectly orchestrated, I believe you managed to sort the problem with Avis (a priori no levy at the moment on my credit card for the deposit of the GPS).
So, big thanks, and also for taking a bit of your time to come and have a drink with us, my friends found you charming. You made me want to go to Namibia, but not immediately, if it is confirmed I’ll come back to you for sure, but before that there should be Argentina and/or the Greenland…so change of scenery but not immediately, I have to rebuild myself.
Here, thank you again, the pleasure of crossing you again and kissss.Catherine et Denis (Translated from French) Mar 28, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 6 days Kruger
Good Day Mrs Ménard,
We returned to France after the stay in Vanderbijlpark ...
The excursion you organised for us to the Kruger was perfect: Hippo Hollow (that we knew already), Humkumbe and Shawu Camp…The night at the Biyamiti Camp was wonderful: Both by the environment and by the access road and the feeling of isolation!!! I think we'll do it again!
Thank you for the organisation!
Cordially,Daniel (Translated from French) Mar 28, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Mpumalanga, Kruger and Tsitsikamma
Our trip went very well. All the reservations of accommodations met our expectations, detailed plans very helpful. The Gomo Gomo is really a very good lodge, offering excellent quality safaris. All our accommodations were spacious, very suitable for our family. We are delighted to have followed your advice!
Thank you for your follow-up in our procedures and your availability.
Regards,Laurence (Translated from French) Mar 26, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Namibia
Good day Muriel!
We returned from Namibia yesterday morning, quite satisfied.
Georges, I believe, sent you our collective appreciation for the South Africa part.
In Namibia, the course and reservations worked well for both the car and the lodges.
We found these lodges quite enjoyable.
The boat in Walvis Bay (seals and pelicans) and the getaway to Sandwich Harbour were particularly pleasing.
We thank you for this organization and will certainly be tempted to return to the North in both Namibia and South Africa by expanding towards Zambezi Falls and Mozambique.
Best regards,Denis (Translated from French) Mar 10, 2017
Guided Tours :: South African Patchwork + 10 days Victoria falls
Good day madam,
Back in France in the grisaille and the cold, I took a little time to land mentally. First of all, I want to thank you for your kind attention and the speed of your answer throughout our exchanges. Until the last minute, I hesitated to leave because of a sciatica problem that occurred in November. Needless to tell you that I’m delighted to have taken the decision to go.
I was delighted to be able to discover this country so rich of contrasts in privileged conditions, with a very small group of 6 people who very quickly integrated me along the way. Regarding the vehicle, I think a bigger size would have been welcome because the numerous luggage occupied several seats and we were a little cramped especially for such a long distance to go.
In addition, this very complete tour has allowed me to discover both grandiose landscapes, fascinating and incredible wildlife during safaris, as well as the unavoidable places of Johannesburg and Pretoria. I’m so glad I could, thanks to you,I was able to complete my stay with my son, who made me discover many different places. Of course, I still have to discover other parts of this vast country, so perhaps another time?
Thank you again and Enjoy your day!Marie Claude (Translated from French) Mar 7, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 15 days Garden Route + Graaff-Reinet
Unanimous congratulations from the group on your wise choices. You have been able to measure the accommodations so that they are varied and surprising, offering a beautiful image of the country.
Kind regards.Georges (Translated from French) Mar 7, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: self-drive 3 days Madikwe, North West
We would like to thank you very much for this unforgettable stay at Madikwe River Lodge.
The Lodge is remarkably placed in the park, because that’s the place where all the animals are concentrated.
Moreover, Takoura (Charles) the ranger who is attached to it, is simply phenomenal! Zimbabwean raised in the bush, he viscerally knows fauna and flora. We saw not only the Big 5 but also the magnificent 7 not counting Giraffes, Hypotargue, Hyena, Springbok, Lycaon, Etc
The welcome and service of the lodge is also very good.
Best regardsLaure / Luc (translated from french) Feb 18, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Sun City + Garden Route 15 days
I hope you are well.
It was a wonderful trip we made my children my wife and I! Different landscapes each time. Everything went very well. Your itinerary was perfectly tailored to our requirements and interests and your advice impeccable.
The selected hotels were very good and met our expectations.
Having taken a rental car was a wise choice because we were able to improvise a bit and the discovery was only better!
Obviously, I will come back to you for a future return to South Africa or Kenya or other for a denser immersion with this beautiful country because the stay at the lodge was too short and it really made us feel good to be close to nature.
In any case, my wife and my children join me in thanking you for your participation in the success of this unforgettable journey.
Thank you!!!Adam (translated from french) Feb 12, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Makalali stay self-drive (4 days)
I thank you for your various suggestions and your help that have made this trip a very pleasant time.
Regarding Makalali, the Game Drive was really good (we were also very lucky!) The ranger and tracker team did a tremendous job sparing neither efforts nor vehicles!
Looking forward to getting back in touch.Olivier (translated from french) Feb 8, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 6 nights Graaff-Reinet + Garden Route
We were delighted with our trip to South Africa.
The places we have stayed in have helped make this trip unforgettable. The rooms were nice, clean, quiet and the bedding excellent.
We have also had a very good welcome each time.
A big thank you for all this.
Best regards,Christine (translated from french) Feb 8, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 3 days Thonga beach
The trip to Thonga Beach went very well. This lodge - very luxurious - is nestled on a green hill overlooking the beach. The Indian Ocean is offered to our view in all its splendour from the room … In short, the lodge is in a sublime setting with unforgettable natural scents! The service and food were consistent with this high level of standing.
The service at Effective Connections was, as usual, impeccable and we enjoyed the proposed destination and the accuracy of the description of the route to follow. We intend to come to you for the organisation of our next trip.
With my cordial greetings,
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Cape Town (9 days)
Our Cape Town getaway was for the best. We had a great time and were delighted to discover this city and its surroundings that we did not know.
The welcome at the hotel was very warm as well.
Good night.Marie-Pierre (translated from french) Feb 6, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 21 days Garden Route + Limpopo + Kruger Park
I’ve been meaning to write as well to say how happy we both were with the trip. You did really well, given the short notice and the time of the year! We loved it all !Jenni Feb 3, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive South Africa (21 days)
Good morning, Ms. Ménard,
I hope you are well! I wanted to thank you for everything. In any case, we had to do with a very professional, organised and caring team. I will not fail to talk about it around me and make an Advert! I wish you many beautiful things and a good continuation.
Regards,Salima (translated from french) Jan 20, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Honeymoon (Self-drive, flifghts and transfers) Cape-Town, Kruger Park, Victoria Falls and Chobe
We wanted to e-mail you a debriefing of our entire trip. Above all, we would like to thank you because we, my wife and I, spent a beautiful honeymoon, enriching, exotic and restful. The animals, landscapes and places we stayed were up to our expectations and we were very well received.
We remain at your disposal if you wish.
Best regards,Maxime (translated from french) Jan 12, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive (6 days) South Africa (Santa Lucia)
Back from holidays, I finally take the time to come back on our 5 day holidays near St Lucia prepared by you for Christmas.
The Makakatana is a small wonder: we had a great and unforgettable Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! The staff is attentive, the place is magical, intimate, the owners are charming (present for Christmas Eve) ... In short, a big thank you for this beautiful discovery. Obviously, the game drive and boat tour were also at the level of our expectations (we saw a lot of animals), the ranger was very friendly and very educational (the kids loved it).
The Falaza is also very good (obviously, it is not quite comparable): the park is very beautiful, the reserve is small but interesting and the exit to Hluhluwe is a great memory (many animals including lionesses in hunt). We also did the False Bay walk (6km) the morning of our departure, it was very beautiful but unfortunately too hot on that day (despite departure at 7am, over 40 ° C with a part not shaded ... The children had trouble). Only downside: the Falaza restaurant is not up to par and yet we are not particularly picky.
Still, our stay was excellent and we thank you.
Have a good day,
Yours,Sonia (translated from french) Jan 9, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Namibia Self-drive (13 days) combined Lodge/camping
Hello Muriel and best wishes for 2017,
We have just returned from our trip to Namibia which was fantastic with a wide range of scenery and breathtaking landscapes.
We would like to thank you for your logistical organisation, which on our second trip with you was again flawless with the apotheosis on the night of December 31st under the stars at the Namib Dune Star Camp.
I have allowed myself to share your details with a few work relations who would like to organise trips to Southern Africa.
Best regards,Hervé (translated from french) Jan 4, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Sightseeing and excursions South Africa (8 days):
We thank you again for organizing our stay. We had a very good experience with lots of great memories to bring back to Lyon!Guillaume (translated from french) Jan 3, 2017
Tailormade Trips :: Honeymoon self-drive and flight (15 days): Cape Town, Kwazulu Natal, Kruger National Park
Good evening Madam Menard,
Many thanks for your congratulations!
It was a wonderful day :)
The trip that followed was on the same level!!!
In summary, except the night in Pongola and 2-3 little details, this honeymoon was truly amazing!!!
We took advantage of every moment.
We have seen, felt, discovered, heard things that we will never forget.
Everything was amazing and that's exactly what we were hoping for our "Honey Moon".
We thank you for everything.
This country is wonderful.
Looking forward to contact you for another trip :)
Yours,Perrine & Sébastien (translated from french) Nov 26, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Makalali Game Reserve
Our first safari trip allowed us to do 4 games drives because we stayed for two nights at the Makalali Lodge. The Makalali was an unforgettable experience! Waking up before dawn and going to search for wild animals in a 4*4 vehicle. Thanks to Jonson our driver, we were able to go close to a cheetah, go after a Leopard, take part in an Impala hunt by wild dogs, approach a Rhino, a Hyena and a flock of Elephants…we saw a “honey badger” and a happy “warthog”, Zebras accompanied by a gnu, Antelopes without mentioning all types of birds.Vera (translated from French) Nov 8, 2016
Day Trips :: In Gandhi's Footsteps
Thank you very much Muriel. We have just now arrived back in Switzerland. All went well. Bongani was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. We very much enjoyed our tours, and appreciated your moving the Thursday tour to the afternoon.Arthur. G Oct 4, 2016
Guided Tours :: ‘The Great Tour of Namibia’ + Victoria Falls (16 days)
I’m very excited about my trip, the country has so many breath-taking sights and the circuit from the North to South allowed us to discover multiple facets.
Eventually, some places deserved more time but the journey imposed this rythm. The Lodges were extraordinarly amazing, spacious rooms, extremely clean with bedding of great quality in a natural setting often sumptuous. The meals in the lodges were of great quality as well as those that were served in the reserved restaurants (for lunch) on the itinerary with one or two exceptions (this parameter wasn’t as vital for me as it could be for someone else). Our two guides were very efficient and pleasant (Fransisco and Gaarson).
I gave your details to a French couple that I met in Windhoek who were looking for an agency for a future trip in the Southern Africa. I wouldn’t fail to recommend you if the case arises. I also hope to be back soon.
Thank you for your availability and your precious help to recover my glasses.
Cordially,Valerie (translated from french) Aug 28, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive South Africa
I wished to thank you for the organisation of this trip that we’re going to keep wonderful memories. I want to speak on behalf of everyone to say that we had beautiful animal and human encounters and attended magnificent spectacles of nature. South Africa is a very beautiful country that we’ve only seen in part and we may have the opportunity to come back.
Thanks once again.Patricia (translated from french) Aug 20, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Namibia Big tour
Good day Muriel,
I wouldn’t want to add up on Patrick’s comments if not to express as well our total satisfaction when it comes to the trip itself and your service before and during the trip. We have already communicated our program and your details to our traveller friends.
Cordially,Valerie and Laurent (translated from french) Aug 17, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Namibia Big tour
Good evening Muriel,
Back from Namibia, we’d like to say how this trip has been a fantastic experience. Filled with strong emotions. I’d like to say that it’s the most extraordinary trip that we’ve ever made in our life though there’s a lot of comprtition because we’ve already visited a lot of countries. The trip by itself unfolded almost perfectly with one or two unavoidable incidents (surbooking of the kayak in particular) but very secondary.
Driving on the track eventually became very controllable after a few hundreds of kms. The lodge activities were very reliable. A mention for the “Night drive”of Namutoni (we were alone in the 4*4 with the guide and, besides the meeting at night of most of the animals of the Etosha park,a troop of elephants and their little ones came to drink and bath around a lost waterhole; very strong emotion in the dark!). The “Elephant drive” of the Damaraland that has provided us with a magical morning. The sunrise on the “Big Daddy” of Sossusvlei (to cry for), the climb in montgolfiere and the sabrage of the South African champagne at breakfast, the night under the stars at the Namib desert camp, the camp at the bottom of the Fisher River Canyon,We were even able to do a quad at the last moment at the Intu African Zebra lodge in the Kalahari.
The success of course is due to the program that we patiently built together during the first six months of the year. This program has been in its application of remarkable reliability. Great bravo to your professionalism, orientation and advices that you gave to us during this period.
We’ll be coming back to Southern Africa (Botswana? Zambia? S.A?); we now have the address. Speak to you soon then!
CordiallyPatrick & Marie-Helene (translated from french) Aug 16, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Combined Namibia/South africa, 3 weeks Self-drive
Good day Muriel,
We came back yesterday and I I wanted to send this mail to thank you very much. Our holidays went extremely well and we particularly enjoyed the itinerary you made for us. The hotels were top and we were very well received …an unforgettable vacation.
We discovered the Southern Africa and loved it!! Lots of beautiful memories for us…Thank you again and I will not hesitate to give your contact to our friends or colleagues who would like to visit this region.
Very cordially,Isabelle (translated from french) Aug 12, 2016
Day Trips :: Johannesburg+Soweto
I’m sending you this small message to express our satisfaction following the morning visit of Johannesburg+Soweto with Moses who was very nice and knowledgeable.
I’ll recommend you when the occasion shows up.
Best regards,Beata (translated from french) Jul 26, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Namibia tour 12 days
This stay was perfect and met the expectations of the whole family. Great and thank you!
Kindest Regards,William (translated from french) May 23, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Combined Zimbabwe/Botswana
Our trip was very well spent. The guides were very nice, always on time and cared about the guests. They are TOP.
The hotels (Zambezi River Lodge and Ivory Lodge) are superb and the staff friendly. Nothing to say. It was a very good choice.
A small question Muriel as we are already going on our next trip (Kenya and Tanzania) and we want to know if you are also organizing trips to these countries
Regards,Ana Sofia (translated from french) May 23, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Kwazulu Natal
Hello Mrs. Menard,
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip to South Africa.
The organisation of your agency is well established, and the 3 hotels you booked us in were perfect.
Thank you and we will recommend Effective Connections to our friends and family.
Best regards,Claire & Cedric (translateted from french) May 22, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Namibia 12 days
We had a very pleasant time, everything was perfect: the distances, the accommodations, the welcoming at the airport etc....
We warmly recommend this trip to our friends and we are ready to do it again. We will not fail to return to you.
Cordially.Michèle (translated from french) May 21, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive 9 persons Kwa-Zulu/Kruger
On behalf of the 9 travellers, we thank you for choosing the different places during our trip, especially for the Thonga Beach lodge and safaris organised in the Kuger.
Regards,Véronique (translated from french) May 8, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive South Africa
We had a great time. Thanks again for your advices and your flexibility after all the last-minute changes.
It is truly a beautiful country and a magnificent region, we will definitely come back.
Regards,Maurine (translated from french) May 7, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive South Africa big tour 17 days
Here we are back in Paris, very sad in the gray and the cold.
A big thank you for your services, our trip went very well and we are delighted. The country is beautiful and contrasted, adorable people, the sun very soft in this early autumn.
All the hotels and guest houses were perfect.
We came back with hundreds of photos that we'll have to sort through. What good memories.
Another big thank you, Muriel. We will not fail to advertise.
Truly.Marie-Noëlle (translated from french) Apr 26, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Namibia Big Tour 11 days
Now when our stay is coming to an end, here is our feedback for the stay in Namibia that you proposed to us.
First of all: it is a beautiful country, we took full eyes of landscapes, colours, animals ... We leave with images full head!!!
2 truly exceptional accommodations: Corona Guest Farm and Mokuti Lodge
- Corona Guest Farm: Great, in the beauty of the place and the welcoming. Very nice benefits. An enchantment.
- Mokuti Lodge: Great!! Beautiful. This place was magical and ideal for resting.
I take advantage of this mail to let you know that we appreciated the availability and kindness of David ,the person in charge of welcoming at Windhoek airport.Isabelle (translated from french) Apr 19, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Cape-Town/ Kruger
I am writing to express our great satisfaction with our stay in South Africa.
The Johannesburg guesthouse and tour were perfect.
The 2 safari stays in reserve were amazing and very complementary especially in relation to the diversity of landscapes between the 2 reserves.
Accommodation and food were of high quality.
The Europcar vehicles were good. The GPS placed at our disposal (without rental) has been very useful and seems to us unavoidable for this kind of route in order to drive around serenely.
Finally, the Leuwenvoet guesthouse was very good: ideal location, very nice room and excellent breakfast.
Itinerary, stages, weather: this trip was very rich, exotic, and therefore a great success!
Thank you for your support.Fanny (translated from french) Mar 8, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Combined Cape-Town and Kruger
Hello Mrs. Menard,
We had a great holiday, South Africa is an amazing country.
Regarding the organisation it was very good especially given the short notice time we gave you to organise it.
Best regards,Frédéric (translated from french) Feb 26, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Tour with private driver-guide South Africa
Federica, our guide is adorable and does everything to please us so we will also try to please her.
In any case, we are taking full advantage and do not regret having taken a guide and to have passed by you.
Thank you for everything, you have a beautiful and rich country!!
Good nightSabine (translated from french) Feb 21, 2016
Tailormade Trips :: Self-drive Cape-Town/Karoo
We are delighted with our trip!
We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodations and breakfasts. As for the welcoming, unique!
The stages were perfect, we really enjoyed everything.
Thank you for your choices and advice.
Best wishesAnne-Catherine (translated from french) Dec 31, 2015
Business Trips :: Mining engineer seminar Johannesburg/Pilanesberg
So far so good!!
Thank you for your preparation which made this seminar a logistic success.
We will recommend your agency.
Thank youJ-J (translated from french) Oct 30, 2015
Tailormade Trips :: KololoThanks for recommending Kololo. Fantastic place with wonderful views and very smart lodge. It was a perfect place to host my family. ThanksJemma Oct 5, 2015
Tailormade Trips :: OkavangoDear Muriel,Our holiday was just amazing, we enjoyed every single moment ! Especially Okavango... So magic and peaceful!!! Thank you very much again, from me and Monica.Laura Sep 23, 2015
Tailormade Trips :: ManchanguloHi Muriel,We arrived home a few hours ago after a wonderful holiday at Manchangulo. What an amazing place - so beautiful and isolated. We found all the staff very friendly and with a new diving instructor (only been there 6 weeks), we think the lodge will be even better.The lodge was exactly what we wanted and even over the Easter weekend, there were only 20 guests. My children loved the snorkelling, swimming and just playing on the beautiful beach. Thank you for all your help with our holiday arrangements. Jemma Apr 7, 2015
Tailormade Trips :: Namibian TourHi Muriel,
We enjoyed it a lot and was well organised. For next time I would not go for 2 nights to Spitzkopfe as it's very basic and there is not so much to do. We liked Wustenquelle a lot and you can recommend that to other people. Beautiful camping spot, nice owners and very beautiful well marked hikes. Then for Sesriem there is a restaurant with a very limited menu.Thanks for organising.Nathalie de Nijs Oct 1, 2014
Business Trips :: Three-day seminar
We called upon Effective Connections to organize a three-day seminar for the directors of French Chambers of Commerce & Industry in Africa. The 35 participants were accommodated, chauffeured and entertained wonderfully during their stay thanks to the very professional work of the Effective Connections team. Their diligence and efficiency are worthy of praise and we deeply recommend their services. Hervé Delabrousse ~ Communication and Development Manager Mar 12, 2013