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  • Road27672192315
    Evere, Belgium1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a 3 day tour of the Kgalagadi NP. LizMarie was able to get us the last free cottage in Twee Rivieren and Mata Mata.
    Thanks to our driver and guide, Louis, we saw way more wildlife, including lion and cheetas, than we we would have if we had taken the trip ourselves.
    Each evening Louis prepared a fabulous braai for us, a real South African treat!
    It was a fabulous ending of our South-African road-trip. We'll never forget.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • Mahlori N
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    such an amazing place to be...i went there to celebrate my birthday. i was happy with everything and i really enjoyed my day.
    Written 25 March 2024
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  • AM
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    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on a Kgalagadi and Augrabies falls trip with Kalahari Tour and Travel. The owner Dantes’s son Dennis took us for the trip, overall the service was excellent and the game drives were diligent.

    However this is a family business, the owner is short tempered and can be frustrating to communicate even when there is a small dispute. The whole situation quickly got very emotional and unprofessional.

    We were booked in at Kalahari lodge while there was no hot water for 2 consecutive days, no electricity for majority of the second day either. Dantes got very defensive when we asked for a refund from the lodge and wouldn’t listen to us trying to explain that there has been a refund agreement with lodge (he just keeps telling us the lodge will not refund anything and the owner is his friend). It was a harsh fight for no reason and the situation was intimidating for us as two females.

    Personally I’ve never got into such an emotional fight with a travel agency and it’s for something so small. We were told to ‘stop repeating yourself’, ‘we’re going in circles’ and to ‘respect my age’, while we were trying to give Dantes a bit more context as our guide was the one who knows better about the story.

    We ended up being blamed for not raising the lodge issue with him personally earlier while we raised it multiples times with our guide and the lodge… The fight ruined the whole trip so badly. And never an apology for us after the issue is resolved.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • C. de Villiers
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The 4x4 overland tour with overXland surpassed all expectations - truly out of this world! The guided self-drive experience made camping a joy, and exploring new places added an unforgettable dimension to the adventure. Highly recommended for an exhilarating journey off the beaten path.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Luisa B
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked with Dantes and his company is called Kalahari Tours and Travel or Kalahari Wildlife tours. I would not recommend this company.
    Greeted in Botswana by Guide with old Vehicle that did not appear to be road worthy, in poor condition, apparently hit a donkey a few days before, front headlight out, cracked windshield, hood flew up while we were driving further cracking windshield and was secured by a rope. Trailer with camping goods disconnected from vehicle possibly due to driving too fast for road conditions. Exhaust system (muffler) detached later in trip.
    Gas spilt on roof of vehicle where gas cans were stored leading to strong gas fumes for first part of journey. Tents not clean, full of red sand. Sleeping bags old and did not appear to have been washed. Guide left food out in campsite causing us to be raided by monkeys twice and one night by two honey badgers. Short game drives one to one and a half hours in morning and evening which meant we we stuck at campsite the remainder of the day with nothing to do. After complaints he did make the game drives longer (2 hours).
    Guide appeared to be overwhelmed with his responsibilities but did try to improve ie. putting the the gas cans on the trailer instead of on the roof of the vehicle. Driving more slowly when the trailer was fixed. Meals were fine. Seemed knowledgeable about wildlife.
    Later in the trip, he paid for us to go on game drives as his vehicle with no muffler would have frightened the animals.
    This trip did not meet my hopes and expectations expecially since I had been on previous safaris. I would not recommend this company and hope they make changes to improve so that others do not have the experiences we had.
    Written 17 November 2023
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  • kalahari saf
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    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    just for the money if you ask me. Andre is quite an idiot, needing money for his many little businesses. Thanks but no thanks
    Written 17 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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