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The Other Animals Safaris

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131 Gompou Crescent, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
+27 79 697 0442
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A personable guide with a deep affection and knowledge of Kruger

My wife, ten-year old daughter, and I thoroughly enjoyed our two-and-a-half days with Frank as our... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
RCH1968
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Singapore, Singapore
Amazing Safari in Kruger National Park

Dianne at The Other Animals was helpful from my initial contact via email. She went above and... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Nathanlowe25
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Guided Tours through the "Kruger National Park", with world famous guide from the Battle at Kruger.
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“his passion” (8 reviews)
“day safari” (12 reviews)
“kruger park” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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131 Gompou Crescent, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
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+27 79 697 0442
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

My wife, ten-year old daughter, and I thoroughly enjoyed our two-and-a-half days with Frank as our guide. We're glad, too, that we spent more than one night in the park, as this is not a place to speed through. While no one can guarantee what...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time and effort to write a very flattering review. What I really enjoyed about being with you guys was how attentive your little girl was - asking question and making notes. It was a real pleasure being out there with...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Dianne at The Other Animals was helpful from my initial contact via email. She went above and beyond assisting me with my itinerary to ensure I had enough time driving too and from Johannesburg to Kruger. She couldn't have been more helpful and informative. All...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for the review. I have informed Andy and he replied with one of his friendly smiles. He often guides for us and it will be a real pleasure to make him available to guide you or anybody you may send our way. As...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We had a great early morning game drive with Hesly and his son as our wonderful guides. They knew so much and gave us such a unique and great experience. We were lucky enough to have them as our private guides. The Other Animals arranged...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Sjoerd - thank so much for the lovely review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your time with Hesley!

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

My boyfriend and I booked a 3 night tour with Frank and from the minute we stepped on to the truck to the minute we left the gate, the experience was absolutely fantastic. Having been to the Kruger Park a few times myself the bar...More

Thank Laura R
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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Laura, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure sharing our love and passion for Kruger with you.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

From the beginning to end, absolute perfection. My family was celebrating my brothers wedding and were blown away by the experience. Once we met our guides Frank and Armand - it was instantly all jokes and fun. The two of them definitely have a gift...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Mark - thanks so much for your review! We had an absolute blast with you and I am very glad to have met you all.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This was an experience of a lifetime from beginning to end. Being ex-South African and not ever experiencing the real thing, the Kruger experience with Frank and Di was an experience never to be forgotten. While organizing our stay, Di was super helpful and accommodating...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Batsheva, thank you so much for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you and to be able to share this special place with you! I must admit that Mother Nature really came to the party and I will always remember...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Our experience wth Frank was spectacular. His friendly nature, willingness to go the extra mile, and let us enjoy nature was a joy! He also is extremely knowledgeable on how to hunt down good sightings. With him for a day in Kruger we saw rhinos,...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks David for your message. It is always nice for us to know that our guests enjoyed themselves and reviews help us monitor our performance. We were very lucky to arrive at that water hole and find those elephant bathing. I was there again a...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Frank led our group of 6 on safari in Kruger park... and we had the most spectacular time! Frank was unbelievably knowledgeable, friendly, funny and went out of his way to ensure we had the best Safari experience. We saw lots of lions, tons of...More

Thank Hillary R
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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks Hillary, we are really happy you and your travel companions had a good time and sincerely hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

When we decided to make reservations for activities in South Africa we chose The Other Animals Safaris because of the reviews we read online. I emailed Frank and Di and the rest is history! They organized transportation to and from Tambo Airport, multiple safaris, a...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your experience with us. A small business like ours thrives on these reviews and makes us all very happy to hear that our guests left us with great memories. Our guides are all experienced, knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

I can honestly say that this is one of the best tour operators I have ever been in contact with! Dianne was so friendly and very helpful when it came to booking the package that suited us best, which ended up being a 3-night safari...More

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks Tina for your review. We were indeed very lucky to see what we did - Mother Nature must like you :-) Di really enjoyed working with you right from the start so all round it was a fun time for us in your company.

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