Wait A Little - South Africa

Camp Safari

5 star rating   24 January 2019

Campbellcat who has been on 28 In The Saddle rides. Very beautiful horses and a lovely friendly place to stay | The horses that I rode were the best trained I think I've ever had on a holiday (Nugget, Theakston and Ice), not lacking in personality (Nugget had a little go at sitting down in a pond), but very responsive whilst relaxed, and as happy at the front as at the middle or back of the ride. You get closer to the game on this safari than any other one I've been on, just a few yards away from a rhino, for example. The horses are immaculately turned out , and seat savers readily provided on our request. The only thing I got really fed up were the thorn bushes, but there's not a lot can be done about that! Pace was a little slower at times as we had a couple of mishaps with riders being unshipped, and one rider had aggravated a previous back injury on the last day.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Beautiful food, enormous room with huge bed with was much loved. We had a change from the original schedule (I think because one couple was doing the full 7 day safari) where we stayed at XIDulu camp for the last evening and this is absolutely stunning with a lively group of hippos

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

All information I required was provided readily on request, with many adjustments made on my side to determine where I was going. I stayed for 4 nights in Cape Town prior to this, and stayed in a lovely friendly hotel organised by In the Saddle, and all flights and transfers went well (after a little hiccup at Cape Town airport due to extreme delays at passport control, but this was readily rectified).

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

I'm perfectly happy as I don't own a credit card so payment arrangements are fine by me

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Thank-you for my holiday, was able to achieve a long held dream of walking up Table Mountain in Cape Town, and for the concern raised when I missed the original transfer at Cape Town airport. Wait A Little has a lovely integrated feel to it, where everybody pulls together to produce an enjoyable experience.
[ITS comment - We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in South Africa.]