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The whole trip from start to finish was absolutely amazing. When on safari it is a hit or miss... read more

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Bush Braai

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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

First of all, my hubby arranged for us to enjoy the Bush Braai in August 2023 for our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary. I got ill on the second day & we did not get to enjoy the rest of our trip, as hubby took me home to recover. Hubby informed Royal Safaris & they kindly advised that we may reschedule our Bush Braai when we return for another get-away. Hubby surprised me in October 2023 with a trip to Ngwenya Lodge together with our rescheduled Bush Braai! Alex picked us up from Ngwenya Lodge reception area. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon sunset safari! Alex is an absolute wealth of knowledge - from birds, animal behaviour, footprints right through to Geology. Alex did not let one chance slip through his fingers to stop & teach us about the animals we were busy admiring. We absolutely love to learn new things & were super happy with Alex as our Guide! The Bush Braai was incredible - the vibe, the surroundings, and….OH MY WORD…the food!! There is nothing as good as a braai with lekker pap & sous :-) To top it all off, we had some truly South African desserts: Malva Pudding & Koeksisters (as well as Amarula for the drinkers)! We ended the evening with a Night Drive where we were lucky enough to see Hippo, Elephant, lots of Impala, Blue Wildebeest & thanks to Alex - a Chameleon! This was such an amazing experience & we would really like to thank Alex for this wonderful experience! It is thanks to him that we will be returning to Royal Safaris for more unforgettable memories!!

Date of experience: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2022

My partner arranged a Sunset drive, Night drive and Bush Brai with Royal Safaris as a surprise for my Birthday on our recent trip to Kruger. Our Guide was Zander. We had a fabulous afternoon and evening. Zander was helpful, very informative and good company. We had already seen the ‘Big 5’ on our own self drives during the previous days, so we’re not keen to chase these again. Zander managed to find us a chameleon, African Wild Cat, Rhino, beautiful African Giant Owl plus the usual plains game. We were very content. The Bush Brai was something very special. Secluded position in the bush, wonderfully lit with a great atmosphere. All the staff were lovely. The food was delicious and capped a most memorable evening. Thank you Royal Safaris for making my Birthday that extra special.

Date of experience: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

We recently had a wonderful experience with Royal Safaris as international guests! Our guide Matthew showed up on time to pick us up at the Crocodile Rest Camp in the south of Kruger National Park. He took us on a fabulous game drive where we saw elephants, lions, leopards (including a mother with two cubs), buffalo, cheetahs, and much more! We were treated to a magnificent sunset during our game drive. The bush braai dinner was excellent! The boma was set in the bush and we could see the night sky and hear the sounds of the African bush while we feasted including the roaring of nearby lions. There was a large fire in the middle of the boma which created a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service was superb. Thank you very much Royal Safaris for a highlight of our trip to South Africa from the USA and Greece. When (not if) I return to South Africa and Kruger National Park, I will definitely use the services of Royal Safaris again!

Date of experience: August 2021
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heindj, Owner at Royal Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2021

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Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

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I would just like to thank you and your team for an amazing experience on our bush braai last night. It was really wonderful to see the bush in a different light 😉 Zander (our guide and please forgive me if I'm spelling his name wrong) was an absolute hoot, made us laugh and he was very informative and we had a lot of "oh really" moments. For such a young gentleman, he has a lot of knowledge about vast things and couldn't have asked for a better guide. To Dumi and Precious (again, please forgive me if I have it wrong🤦🏻‍♀️) were so welcoming when we stopped for the braai and the food was AMAZING!!! So from the bottom of my heart, thank you sooooooo much for everything 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Date of experience: May 2021
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heindj, Owner at Royal Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2021

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Reviewed 18 April 2021

Best night drive experience we ever had! So good, we came to back from Jhb two weeks later to do it again, with some friends. Ria replied quickly when we made the booking and was very helpful and friendly, and went out of her way to accommodate us. Our guide, Matthew, was a live encyclopedia that knew about everything, and super eyes that spotted animals far beyond our capabilities. He is very well mannered and helpful, we enjoyed his company and experience. And then the food... that was another experience on it’s own. Thanks to our chef Dumi and Precious, the food and setting was out of this world! We can’t wait to do it all again! Well done to the whole team who put this all together, you have something truly unique that everyone should experience.

Date of experience: April 2021
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