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Africa's Best Adventures

#408 of 1 185 Tours in Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
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About Africa's Best Adventures
At Africa's Best Adventures we offer a variety of day tours in and around Cape Town as well as multi days tours to other parts of South Africa as well as Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Our tours are for smaller family or friend groups and custom designed to cater for specific client needs.
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Caroline wrote a review Mar 2021
Midrand, South Africa14 contributions
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Itching for a new adventure in the bush, we recently decided to do a camping trip in the Kgalagadi. With no equipment, know-how or skills we decided to do the trip with Altis from Africa's Best Adventures and start off on our journey of discovery. Mike’s always wanted to take photos in the Kgalagadi and after chatting to so many photographic and bush loving friends we decided it was time. We are so happy with the decision we made travel with a private guide who has done numerous trips to the Kgalagadi and throughout Africa before, the experience Africas Best Adventures brought to the trip really was what made it so comfortable and enjoyable. Matt cooked up delicious meals from kudu burgers to cottage pie and we were never left feeling hungry. The tents are comfortable, solid and much easier to set up than I expected. We had a few very windy and wet storms on our trip and the tent didn’t budge an inch, and there was no leaking whatsoever. Comfy stretchers are provided to sleep on so you can have a good nights rest and be ready for your early morning game drives. Altis is an experienced guide and extremely knowledgeable about everything including the wildlife, bird life, the geography of the area and the flora, so you really can learn so much too. Altis and Matt are also great with people and super easy to get along with and we spent many nights drinking wine and chatting around the fire. The Kgalagadi is greener than it’s been in years so instead of the dessert dunes we were expecting, we were welcomed with greenery everywhere, still so extremely beautiful though and a rare occurrence that we were grateful to witness. The ablution facilities are clean and well laid out at all the camps and never seem over crowded or busy at any one time. There’s also a shop at each camp where you can buy anything from wine and chocolates to toiletries and little souvenirs. We travel to a lot of beautiful lodges and have become accustomed to luxury but there’s something so raw and exciting about sleeping in a tent in the wild, getting up while it’s still a bit dark and driving through the reserve in search of whatever decides to cross your path. And with Africa’s Best Adventures you have the flexibility to go for as long as you like, there’s no rigid schedules, they prefer to let the client take the lead It’s all about luck and being in the right place at the right time but these guides were also great at looking for animal tracks and behaviour that could lead us to an interesting sighting. We managed to spot a female leopard at the top of a mountain and followed her for over an hour as we could see she was on the hunt, Two young Cubs following closely. We waited, watched, predicted her every move and were in the prime position to see her take down a springbok. We can’t wait for our next adventure with these guys, hopefully to Namibia and Botswana where they have also guided tours many times before. “If you can visit any 2 continents in your lifetime, visit Africa twice” ~ unknown
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Michael Raddall wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa464 contributions60 helpful votes
What an amazing life changing six nights spent camping in the Kgalagadi with my fiance Caroline and Africas Best Adventures. Two nights at Mata Mata and four nights at Twee Rivieren. Both camps were amazingly clean and tidy and well run. Our first visit to the Kgalagadi and our first camping experience and “yes” we did fall in love with both. Caroline was however very pleased not to see any scorpions, snakes, or spiders in or around out tent, even though we knew they were most likely still around. It was incredibly green, some say greener than in 50 years. As it was our first visit, we couldn’t really compare the feel of what the landscape looks like in the dry season, but we will definitely be visiting again to see a different landscape. Thanks so much to our hosts Altis and Matthew for being absolute professionals and making the trip so enjoyable and comfortable for us. The food and wine was outstanding and far beyond anything we expected while camping. The game drives were action packed and Altis shared his vast knowledge of the bush and environment with us throughout the trip. The brunch stops at the special picnic sites were also so much fun and very relaxing. Sightings were outstanding, although we had to work harder for them than some other reserves it was very rewarding to see what we did. Especially two big male lions up so close as well at witnessing a cheetah killing a springbok right next to the road with her two cubs by her side. All in all a very special experience and I cant wait to visit again soon one day! Altis we will definitely be making contact for our next bucket list trips to Namibia and Botswana!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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RWel123 wrote a review Aug 2019
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Our 21-day camping safari trip with Altis was an amazing adventure! Altis is an incredible guide and thanks to his personal touch, vast knowledge of nature and animal life, cooking skills (braai-expert and bread-in-a-pot) and sense of humor, this was an unforgettable experience. Altis even got us all into birding :-). We always felt safe and Altis was very well prepared which made the trip very enjoyable and relaxed. We highly recommend a safari trip with Africa's Best Adventures!!!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Culture483727, Owner at Africa's Best Adventures
Responded 17 Aug 2019
Dear Rob, Willianne, Britte and Ayla This was one amazing adventure and only possible due to you guys coming over to our shores and selecting ABA for your vacation! Many thanks for the kind words, but also for the way each of you did his/her bit to make this trip so much fun! It was a once in a lifetime safari for me too and i already miss all of you, your keen spirit, kindness and above all your wonderful humility....it was addictive! Please do come back one day, id love to show you more of the great Southern Africa.... Kind regards Altis
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840suew wrote a review Dec 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
We have just returned from our safari at Addo National Park with Altis as our guide. It was perfect. Alts is very knowledgeable about the area and the animals. The safari was planned perfectly, timings were great, food cooked on the camp fire and bbq was tasty. There was always a cup of coffee waiting for us which was appreciated! We spent 4 nights/5days with Altis and he was great company we had long chats about South Africa culture and we learnt so much on the trip. Our return along the Garden Route was leisurely and he stopped at interesting places showing us more of the country, it was more than just a safari and we made a good friend in Altis.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Culture483727, Owner at Africa's Best Adventures
Responded 06 Dec 2018
Dear Sue Thank you for the nice words, i am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to Addo National Park and South Africa so much!! It was a honour and privilege to show you and your companion around and host you at beautiful Addo It was a little sad driving you back to the airport and i quietly wished we could carry on for a few more days...! I look forward to our next safari together! Altis
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Criss_WestLyon wrote a review Dec 2018
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Thanks to Altis Kriel’s professionalism and glance, we had the chance to discover the wild life and to observe many animals into Addo Elephant National Park. We also enjoyed camping thanks to him; all was easy-going with nice barbecues. I felt very safe and comfortable even after many kilometres, first because he is a perfect driver and also because he has a great car. He took the time to show us some beautiful landscapes as the Garden Route, national lake, Cape Agulhas (...), sharing his experience! Thanks again Altis, for your hospitality and your good mood. I’d love to repeat such trip with my family one day.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Culture483727, Owner at Africa's Best Adventures
Responded 06 Dec 2018
Dear Christel It is wonderful to receive these nice words from you regarding your safari to Addo with me...! It was such a pleasure to have you all here in South Africa and i enjoyed the safari as much as you! Please do come back and next time bring the family too! Thank you once again Altis
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