Giltedge was recommended to me by a friend in Dallas where I live. I have traveled extensively in Europe and other wonderful places but not South Africa. I have used many different travel companies and travel agents from high end to moderate pricing. Giltedge in particular Nikki was easy to work with in the many aspects of planning from a different part of the world. She understood our desire for lots of sightseeing which included excellent guides and drivers along with the guides and trackers while on safari. All of the people we encountered were welcoming and helpful from those who helped us at the airports (9 flights in 14 days) to the housekeeping staff at each location. These locations were the Cape Grace Hotel, the Dulini Lodge in Sabi Sands, and the Elephant Camp in Zimbabwe. At Dulini, we felt as if we were among family! Dining was divine everywhere we visited. We traveled as three couples and are in our 60s. We are at a time in our lives where we want luxury and knowledge and are blessed to be able to pay for these desires. We were not disappointed; and actually we were pleasantly surprised at the pricing for such nice accommodations.
Nikki was a superb communicator and organizer and everything she recommended and/or handled went very smoothly
Great attention to detail. Great accommodations .
Excellent bookings and attention to detail.
Our African trip exceeded our expectations. The hotels and safari camps were top-notch and our guides and rangers were knowledgeable and personable. We started with a visit to Cape Town and the surrounding area. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area and enjoyed beautiful scenery and good food. We visited safari game preserves in Sabi Sands near Kruger, the Zambesi River near Victoria Falls, and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The wildlife was amazing -- we saw the big five and more -- and the people and accommodations were welcoming.
I am a travel agent and have been so impressed with Giltedge, I use them for all of my clients who are traveling to Africa. They are so knowledgeable about all of the different hotels and camps through Africa- they can tailor everything to my clients wishes. Although they are fantastic about planning a dream vacation, they are also mindful of budgets and how to maximize your experience. Giltedge has incredible partnerships throughout Africa and gets preferred pricing and VIP service from start to finish. I’ve also had the pleasure of traveling with Giltedge for my own Honeymoon, my husband and I truly had the best trip of our lives. The service was 5 star all the way- every car was top notch, every flight perfectly planned and each hotel was better than the last. We had some incredible animal sightings and so much fun along the way. We enjoying being able to relax and let Giltedge take care of all the details. Thank you Giltedge for the fabulous Honeymoon- and putting together dream vacations in Africa for my clients!
Outstanding and very varied experiences and accommodations. Great coordination of connections - every transfer was right on time, easy to find and very pleasant. The safaris were incredible, the locations spectacular and the people very friendly.
The service we received from Nikki Theron was outstanding!!
Nikki is very experienced, helpful and very responsive! It's our first time planning a trip to Africa and Nikki just made our planning process very smooth and easy! Initially I have doubts as I never heard of Glitedge Africa before, but after seeing so many good reviews online, I decided to try it myself. And I never regret ever since.
Thank you Nikki and Team! =)
Comme d'habitude, Nikki Theron de Giltedge a été formidable, c'est juste une erreur de choix de ma part concernant Kapama southern camp.
Makyiani ,le 1er lodge était formidable à tous points de vue, ambiance, confort, nourriture, rangers, les safaris étaient tous extraordinaires, le ranger et le tracker n'ont pas cessé de vraiment chercher les big 5, ... et nous avons tout vu sauf les buffles qui étaient dans un autre coin, et de retour au lodge, nous avions un grand nombre d'animaux juste devant le deck, éléphant, hippos dans la mare, zèbres, babouins, facochères, impalas, kudus, waterbuck...
Le 2ème lodge était à l'opposé, les chambres à peine confortables, vue dans les buissons, tout était impersonnel, notre ranger et notre tracker n'était pas fixes au lodge mais en contrat intérimaire, le ranger (avec beaucoup de connaissances) n'était pas vraiment à notre écoute, plus occupé à prendre ses photos, souvent n'entendant pas quand on lui demandait de s'arrêter, et ayant même 1 jour coupé la radio avec les autres pour ne pas être dérangé.. ... La position du lodge est trop proche de la civilisation, une des portes d'entrée est juste en face de l'aéroport, j'ai entendu le train, les voitures,, et les avions à certains endroits, et les plus gros pylones éléctriques apportant l'éléctricité au Mozambique étaient en plein milieu de la réserve;.... la réserve n'est pas ouverte sur le Kruger, donc les animaux ne peuvent pas aller et venir.....malgré tout, j'ai vu les big 5, mais nous avons raté quelques belles occasions, et étions toujours les 1ers rentrer au lodge... ..Aucune bouteille d'eau n'est prévue dans la jeep le matin,
La seule fois où je suis arrivée un peu en avance au bar avant le diner pour boire un verre, celui ci était vérouillé, .. le barman est arrivé 5 minutes après...!!
Définitivement, pas un 5 étoiles, et surpayé !!
Great service and attention to detail!
Well organized tours in Cape Town, great game drive at Thornybush Tented Lodge. Competent guides, friendly staff, very nice location. Everything was just perfect. Thanks to Nikki!
Hassle-free arrangements, from our first inquiry to the final taxi pickup