Sandra T. and Luis A.
My boyfriend, Luis, and I planned a trip to South Africa within three weeks of departure. Anouk was extremely helpful, communicative and helpful from the onset. She was a phenomenal representative at African Portfolio. Luis added that Anouk responded promptly to his email with an attractive package. She rapidly stood out among the approx 10 travel companies he contacted (the trip was very last minute).
The safari guides were fantastic, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience and each outing fun, friendly and informative. Tzwa and Aron were particularly both very thorough. I felt very safe too. In terms of accommodation, Cape Heritage was fabulous and very quaint. We really enjoyed the breakfast and the staff was very helpful. Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge was outstanding. The staff and food were first class. Definitely a five star experience. A word of advice … Diet and exercise before going to South Africa because you WILL gain weight. Our favorite restaurants include Delaire Graaf Estate in Stellenbosch, Hussar Grill and Balthazar were at the level of fine New York cuisine at cheap prices (cheap for those with dollars or euros).
Anouk met every request and far exceeded our expectations in a very limited time period. She was able to achieve every request we had for our itinerary. Plus, she provided restaurant recommendations and we loved every one. Plus, every transfer/connection was simple and made the trip stress free:). We will definitely reconnect with Anouk for more trips. Presently, we are considering another in 2016:).