October - 2019
The Oyster Box
remains a very special hotel in South Africa. My wife and I just love going there. It is an annual pilgrimage for us. Being in the industry you will have noticed a significant increase in the cost of accommodation to private game reserves and hotels to a point where the average South African cannot afford to visit.
and your ability to negotiate slightly cheaper rates it still allows some of us to enjoy what South Africa has got to offer. Whenever I am planning a journey to the bush or Oyster Box
your website is the first one I look at. We have used BushBreaks
for a number of years now and have always been satisfied with the service provided.
Thanks and Regards
October - 2019
Thank you for the follow up email.
We had a wonderful time and all enjoyed our short but relaxing weekend away.
Everything went well and I am grateful for your assistance in making the booking.
I can tell you we are already looking at next possible getaway on your site and we will indeed use it again.
October - 2019
Hi Nikita, stay at Nkambeni
was wonderful, the food was something to note, enjoyed that a lot!
The outdoor shower was a total hit, under the moonlight and stars, priceless memories.
Elephants, buffalo and bucks also visited at the fence, that was a lovely treat.
Staff were very friendly, and accommodating, the beds were very comfortable.
My kids enjoyed looking out in the bushveld with spotting animals and birds, was amazing for us.
October - 2019
Everything in general was excellent.
The BushBreaks booking was fast and we loved the flexibility of paying with card.
Regarding the travel experience Mongena
was better than we expected, even the food was outstanding.
I will rate both the booking and the travel 10 over 10.
Thank you for everything
October - 2019
Thank you very much! We had an amazing evening at Mongena
The booking through you was convenient and seamless. You also added an additional element of excitement with your happy emails.
I will be in contact soon as I would really like to organize something similar for my moms birthday at the end of November.
October - 2019
Good day Nadia,
Thank you for your email. We really had an amazing time. The accommodation was great, the food very tasty and something for everyone, staff were wonderful and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed the game drives, stunning views everywhere and great variety of wildlife, we had a great game ranger as well :-)
Thanks again, will certainly be using bush breaks again. Thanks.
October - 2019
I really appreciate your assistance with my booking, and for being able to do it at the last minute. You were amazing! So efficient. And Thonga Beach Lodge
was beautiful. I found it very comfortable, with great food and attentive staff. And the location was lovely.
Thank you so much for all your amazing help over the last year.
We had the most spectacular, flawless, incredible trip and we loved every minute.
You made life so much easier for us, and I am endlessly appreciative! I hope we can bring a group back to South Africa again soon
We had a lovely weekend. The booking was perfect and your turnaround and response time was superb! Will definitely contact you again when planning bush break!
Hi Nadia / Refiloe
As always I have booked through BushBreaks and the service was excellent
Kapama Southern Camp can be recommended. We had a fantastic time with no complaints.
Thank you again and we will definitely book through you again for our next holiday
I wanted to thank you for the quality of your work. First of all you were very quick to answer me, that’s why we were able to book in Pilanesberg Park, and also the lodge was just perfect. I will definitely come back to you in the furture !
I wish to thank you for your great service and prompt responses to my mails.
We had a wonderful stay at Jaci’s Safari Lodge. Their attention to detail and superior service made us feel incredibly special.
I must say- Leopard Mountain Lodge– Very Special PLACE,they really go the Extra Mile, A Real Diamond!
I must also say- your company really is also up there,excellent Service,we will in future definitely come back to book more holidays and also refer possible clients to your website!
Thank you Nadia.
We had a fabulous time away, and will definitely be using your seamless professional offerings again!
We had a great time at Simbavati and would like to thank you very much for answering our questions and helping us with the booking. I will definitely recommend BushBreaks to other South African travelers.
Thank you once again for your excellent service and friendliness.
We had an amazing experience at Thanda Tented Lodge from the time we arrived to the time we departed. The staff were really warm and friendly, service and food was outstanding and our accommodation was out of this world. The game drives were absolutely magnificent, seeing the sun come up or set over the bush veld was truly unique and special. We were fortunate to see 4 of the Big 5 the Leopard eluded us once again. Morne our Ranger and Zakes our tracker was friendly, passionate, extremely knowledgeable and interesting, the two of them made our safari experience an unforgettable one, giving their best on every single drive.
We will definitely be contacting you again when we plan our next breakaway.
We had a perfect time at the Abloom Bush lodge & Spa and that the couple managing the place is absolutely lovely and showed a great flexibility.
I would certainly warmly recommend the place to anyone who will be willing to spend a relaxing time in a highly comfortable place in the surroundings of Johannesburg.
Have a great week ahead and thank you very much for your assistance,
Firstly, a huge thank you to you for being so wonderful, yet again dealing with you is such a pleasure!
Secondly, Tintswalo Manor House was wonderful. Although it was rather cold and wet, we still had decent sightings of game, and the people who looked after us added a very personal touch. They were friendly, attentive, and interesting. Our ranger (Darren) is exceptionally knowledgeable, and we came away having learnt a lot about the bush that we had not known previously, which is not always the case. Our chef (Chrizette) was wonderful, creating delicious meals that catered exactly to each person’s personal tastes. In all, a lovely experience, and we will definitely return!
I just wanted to let you know that we all had the most wonderful time in Botswana for Yana’s birthday. Both camp Tubu Tree & Seba Camps were fabulous and we were so excited to see a leopard at Seba Camp. Thanks for all the hard work getting us all there. Everything ran really smoothly and we had the BEST time!
Dear Doreen / Refiloe
Tau Game Lodge was phenomenal, thank you.
From booking with you to our wonderful break at Tau Game Lodge, all was done professionally and we loved it.
Hi Alison /Bridget
I would like to express my sincerest praise for Kishani Chetty who continues to go above and beyond the call!
I have been booking through bush breaks for about 3 years now and I was fortunate enough to make Kishani’s acquaintance!
She is ever helpful, ever professional and supremely efficient. I would like to say that you have a stellar employee in her and she is an incredible asset to your company!
Kishani thanks for always making my travels so much better!
Thank you, Refiloe,
I only have positive feedback, the experience with you and BushBreaks in general was excellent and a pleasure to deal with.
We had a lovely time at Bongani Mountain Lodge as well.
Thanks again Refiloe.
Thank you so much. We had a fantastic stay at Makanyane Safari Lodge and will definitely utilize BushBreaks again! Everything from the booking process to general information needed was provided and you guys were always quick to respond and your service was amazing.
Thank you so much!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a fantastic stay at Ivory Tree Lodge. We did the booking through BushBreaks and I have to say that the service from both ends has been brilliant.
We saw loads of wildlife and also had the opportunity to see the lions feeding. The staff at Ivory Tree are truly incredible and extremely knowledgeable. We only stayed for the one night, but would most certainly return if the opportunity presents itself again.
The food was amazing and because it was our anniversary the staff lit some candles and made the room look exquisite.
Thank you very much.
Thank you for making all the arrangments so meticulously for the Forman Family at Shishangeni Game Lodge.
Your management of the booking and the detailed information was spot on, everything went exactly as planned and we had a great time.
Thank you once again and we will be back.
We had an absolute stunning time in the Ivory Tree Lodge.
The lodge and staff are amazing, the food even better, but the best were the game drives with a top ranger.
I will definitely be using BushBreaks in the future for my getaways as the service I received was the best.
Thanks again for all your assistance.
Thank you for once again showing that booking through BushBreaks is the only way to a great and unforgettable holiday.
We will be using your services again shortly as we want to visit Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in November/December.
Thank you once again.
Dear Refiloe / Nadia
Thanks, we had a fabulous time at Kapama River Lodge. I would recommend it, and I have already recommended to friends and colleagues to consider using BushBreaks. Your service has been outstanding, well done and thank you.
Hi Refiloe / Nadia,
I wanted to thank you for what was truly an unforgettable trip and experience to Vic Falls Safari Lodge & Chobe Chilwero, Botswana. I’ve used BushBreaks before within South Africa and this was the first time in the rest of Africa. The overall service delivery, quality of accommodation, punctuality of all transfers etc. was truly exceptional and I would happily recommend friends and family use the service. At every location and or activity the booking was well organised and quality irreproachable. In particular I was impressed with the ease of transfers from Zim to Botswana, boarder control etc. Both lodges were great especially Chobe Chilwero which I have already recommended to my parents.
We had a wonderful weekend at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway.
The staff were fabulous (especially Ursula), the food was excellent and the room divine. I would definitely recommend this lodge.
Another thank you to you and Bushbreaks. As always you always deliver, and that is why we will continue to use you in the future.
Thanks again Anzelle.
Desire & Simon Greenberg
Our stay at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel was absolutely wonderful and relaxing. We really enjoyed it and will definitely recommend the hotel to others.
Your service was amazing, extremely efficient and so timeous. Your communication was always professional and very accommodating. I had to change the initial dates that I had booked and I requested twin beds and you accommodated these so easily. Thank you very much for your excellent service and I will definitely do bookings with you at Bushbreaks again.
I had a wonderful time at Kapama River Lodge. Thank you very much.
All the arrangements met my expectations. The lodge is excellent and I would easily go back again, staff courteous and efficient.
The service excellence of Bushbreaks is what usually makes you my first port of call when I am ready for my next break.
Thank you again.
No doubt I will be back shortly.
Yolande van Biljon
The weekend at Black Rhino Game Lodge was great, we were really pampered, the food was good, the room was really luxurious.
I must compliment the lodge owners, their staff are courteous, knowledgeable and very accommodating, I include in this the support staff like the room cleaning staff.
I would not hesitate recommending both your service and the lodge itself.
Once again, thank you for your professional handling of our booking.
Thank, Refiloe / Nadia
We had a lovely time at Leopard Mountain Lodge.
Thanks for your assistance – I have been dealing with Bushbreaks for a number of years now, and have only had positive experiences.
Coral Zyl Coral
Dear Refiloe / Nadia,
We had an exceptional time. Madikwe Safari Lodge is just fantastic and even more the service from Bushbreaks was great as well.
We have scheduled to visit another great Game Reserve in September 2015, for sure we’ll book via Bushbreaks.
Special thanks to Refiloe, she was a big help in the quotation phase as we made several changes due to family reasons.
Dear Refiloe / Nadia,
We had a wonderful time at Rhino Post Safari Lodge.
I cannot fault your company as your service was again outstanding and perfect in everyway.
Refiloe, as always, assisted me with every need in a very professional manner.
I will most certainly make use of your services again in future, hopefully as soon as possible.
Thank you again for everything.
We had a very good stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge.
Everything from the time we made the enquiry with Bushbreaks (yourself), until the end of our stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge went very smoothly.
Service, accommodation and game viewing was all very good
All the very best
Dear Refiloe / Nadia
We have been booking through Bushbreaks quite a number of times. I must say that it’s been an absolute pleasure booking through you. Your team has been able to offer us the best value and perfectly understand our needs.
Thanks a lot for arranging everything and look forward to booking once again.
We are back from Livingstone!
We had the most amazing weekend. Everything worked out perfectly. We were met at the airport with no problems and when we got to The Royal Livingstone Hotel we had two rooms that were adjoining. The hotel also gave us a High Tea voucher for the four of us for our anniversary which was lovely.
The weather was sunny and warm and the falls were spectacular! We loved that you could walk to the falls. We took advantage of some of the activities and also really enjoyed just relaxing on the Sun Deck and around the pool.
Thank you for your help putting together this last minute trip for us! It really was a weekend to remember…just awesome in every way!
First of all I would like to thank you and other members of BushBreaks for making the initial enquiry, enquiries and subsequent reservation for Black Rhino Game Lodge so easy and painless.
The actual stay at the Black Rhino Game Lodge was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. The chalets were large and very well appointed, the staff extremely attentive, friendly and welcoming. The meals/food again were excellent, as was the quality. The guide, Shayne, was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Thank you again and we will certainly be contacting you in the future.
We had a fantastic time at Umzolozolo Safari Lodge and could not recommend them more highly. Similarly the experience with BushBreaks was faultless and we have already passed your details on to a few family and friends.
When the budget allows you will certainly be hearing from me.
Hi Nadia / Refiloe,
We came back from Imbali Safari Lodge with a great experience & lot of memories, not only did we see all the big five several times during the two days, we witnessed two very special moments which are probably once in a life time…
1. Two lions shadowing a group of wild beasts & zebras for some time & then finally chasing for a kill… not successfully though… ( truly a Nat Geo show becoming live )
2. A pride of lions,… one male, four lionesses & …..nine cute cubs. Cubs sat right in front of the Land cruiser & were watching us.
Thanks for your help all over again ! I would surely get back to you again.
Just want to say thank you very much. I always feel I get great service from BushBreaks and the lodges you advertise are always fantastic.
Komati Tented Lodge is a fabulous lodge, and would highly recommend it to anyone. Been there a number of times and it never ever ceases to amaze.
Thanks for all your help.
Hope to book another trip soon.
Everything was very smoothly and excellently organized and managed. We had a brilliant time and would recommend BushBreaks as the agency for Safaris for ourselves and others in the future.
Thank you so much, Kapama Buffalo was very nice and would recommend it. Your service was also excellent.
Thank you, we will definitely make use of BushBreaks again.
Dear Refiloe & Nadia,
Thanks very much, we had a wonderful stay at the Last Word, Constantia. The guest house and service was impeccable and luxurious.
The booking process with BushBreaks was very simple and efficient.
Many thanks for a wonderful experience.
Thanks a million! We had an awesome weekend at Tshwene Lodge, great service and atmosphere.
It was a pleasure booking through BushBreaks. Hassle free. Thank you, Anzelle you were always helpful, efficient and friendly. Much appreciated!
Christa van Deventer
I can’t thank you enough for your very professional service as well as a fantastic break at Mkuze Falls Game Lodge.
We had a wonderful time, the staff were fantastic the accommodation superb. I am glad I managed to find you guys and will always come to you first for any travel arrangements I need to make in the bush and will indeed watch your website with interest.
Just a tip for any of your other clients, the bush walk was absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend it for any of your other clients, it truly brings the bush into your soul as well as being healthy and informative!!!!
Dear Refiloe & Nadia
It was our first BushBreaks booking and I must say we were thrilled with the experience. We will most definitely make use of your services again. Your immediate attention to our enquiry, and your detailed communication and instructions, directions etc made getting to Madikwe Hills very easy. Madikwe Hills definitely lived up to our expectations from the images as portrayed on your website. The units of course lack nothing, and are simply amazing in their setting, with the Tamboti trees growing through the floors and roof, and boulders in the expansive bathroom! The private plunge pool was essential and we were glad it was so clean! The staff were superb with their attention to detail, and the cuisine was excellent. The lodge manager was fantastic in mingling with guests and being always visible and available. We would most certainly like to return to this special place!
We had great experience at Impodimo Game Lodge and definitely, we will continue using Bushbreaks.
Thank you for the way you attended to our matter, you were available all the time when we needed any help. Thank you once more.
Mabitsela Elijah Ramonyai
As ever it is a pleasure booking through BushBreaks. I use you frequently and I am always grateful for the efficient and speedy service supplied.
When I have had odd requirements in the past (like 2 very elderly ladies who cannot walk far) your staff has succeeded in accommodating my requests over and above my expectations. Thank you all.
Perfection is something that is very rare nowadays, but let me tell you that you are exactly there.
Starting from your booking system until the issue of all the vouchers, nobody could request more care.
My wife and I had a fantastic stay at Impodimo Game Lodge. Something that we’ll remember for ever.
Elephants walking in front of the chalet was common to see. All the personnel was very friendly and helpful.
The game drives were superb with our ranger, Cornell very attentive in order to make sure that our drives were something to remember.
Thank you very much.
Alberto & Tia Locatelli
Dear Refiloe / Nadia,
We had a wonderful stay at Makanyane Safari Lodge. We will book again with Bushbreaks, everything was perfect.
Thanks and warm regards,
Hi Nadia / Refiloe,
We had a wonderful time at Arathusa Safari Lodge.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, delicious meals and the rooms were awesome, especially with the private pool.
The game drives were also amazing, saw amazing animals and sightings and the ranger most knowledgable on every subject.
We will definitely make use of Bushbreaks in future, as we have done in the past.
Thank you and kind regards
Thank you for the excellent service! We had a marvellous time at Leobo Private Game Reserve.
Thank you for your great service. This was probably the 4th time I have used BushBreaks and have always been impressed by the level of service. I will definitely use you again in future.
Thanks for the smooth booking of our weekend away.
It was an awesome weekend at Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway. We saw lots of game, very blessed with what we saw. Clifftop staff were great, always smiling, helpful and friendly. The suites were amazing and super clean every day. The food was ridiculously too much though, especially breakfasts…. Wow… I just couldn’t eat that much. :-)
I would recommend it to anyone as an awesome luxury stay – a fantastic luxurious spoil. :-)
When I need my next holiday, I will definitely be looking at your BushBreak specials.
Thanks again for all your help .
Dear Nadia / Refiloe
Many thanks, everything was absolutely 5*, right from making the reservation to our stay at Phinda Forest Lodge.
We will definitely use BushBreaks again and hope to return to Phinda again soon!
Many thanks and kind regards
What can I say my booking experience with you was effortless and easy.
Thank you so much for your efficiency.
We had an extraordinary time in Marataba Safari Lodge, the staff was amazing!
The food was spectacular, game and bush also spectacular!!!
Thank you for making my experience one of a kind.
The weekend was really, really special!!!
We look forward in booking with you and BushBreaks again soon.
Warmest and best regards
Hi Nadia/ Refiloe
Thank you for your very excellent help with our booking for Hamiltons Tented Camp. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our three night stay there – the service was truly excellent, there is nothing that we could offer any constructive criticism on, and nothing was too much trouble for the very friendly staff. They were pleasant always, very helpful and on hand for our every wish – what a delightful group of people there. The game rides were fantastic, we saw the elusive leopard with its cub, plus so many other animals – we were truly spoilt. Our ranger, Sean, was most knowledgeable and made our six rides most enjoyable. We will recommend Hamiltons without any qualms, and will definitely be making another visit there – not sure when, but it is certainly a place to return to regularly.
Next time we are looking to get away for a few days, I will certainly be in contact with you at BushBreaks.
Many thanks for all your help.
Thank you – the breakaway to Tshwene Game Lodge was perfect. Very enjoyable and all arrangement ran smoothly.
Thank you for your assistance – will certainly use you again in future.
Our stay at Shepherd’s Tree Lodge was truly wonderful. I highly recommend the lodge. The rooms and facilities are lovely, the staff incredibly friendly and helpful and the whole experience a pure pleasure. Thank you for your assistance in booking the trip. You were immensely helpful and provided efficient service. It is greatly appreciated. We will be sure to use BushBreaks in the future!
Thanks very much – we had a fantastic time and Camp Shawu was wonderful. We will definitely use your services again next time we want to spoil ourselves like this!
Thanks again and keep up the great service!
We are back in the USA now. Our stay at Kirkman’s Kamp was fabulous. The lodge is excellent, the staff very warm and welcoming, the food was out of this world and the game viewing was incredible.
We certainly recommend BushBreaks as a travel advisor and also recommend Kirkman’s Kamp as a destination in South Africa.
Thank you for your assistance. Everything in our trip went off without a hitch.
Rick and Kate Baker