We spent an amazing time in South Africa!
Special thanks to you for arranging such an interesting and diverse itinerary and to Samson who is a very nice guide and person plus excellent driver!
-Sedrak Kochayaran, Armenia
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our trip to South Africa and picking such a great guide. We had an amazing trip and have fallen in love with your country, our once in lifetime trip will have to be repeated. Andrew was the ideal match for us as a group was really knowledgeable, flexible when we wanted to change things and above all great fun
The accommodation was all great and we will definitely want to return
-Jill Lanham, UK
Recently (Christmas 2016 – January 2017) got back from a dream 2 week South African vacation. Travel arrangements for our visits in Cape Town and Kruger National Park were handled by PG TOPS. The service was just outstanding with our friendly tour organizer, Imogen M-M, being extremely helpful during the whole process. She ensured that we had all the details needed to plan an efficient trip. Ours was a large group – 6 adults and 6 kids (ages 5 – 13) but the whole trip was planned and executed practically flawlessly. In addition, our friendly multi lingual guide, Thiam (originally from Senegal but a sharp South African now!) was extremely helpful throughout the trips and most importantly, very knowledgeable, amiable and resourceful.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND going with PG TOPS for your vacation planning in South Africa!
– Mahesh Ganesan, Michigan USA
Me and my daughter spent 8 days in South Africa during last Christmas, 4 days in Cape Town, 2 days in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and 2 days in Camps Bay. Sofie Otto did an awesome job planning our whole trip. She is very professional, spends time to understand your expectations in order to provide the best choices, prompt in responding to questions and very patient. I needed to make several changes after the initial plan and she accommodated our needs in time and our journey went from A to Z smooth as planned. When we arrived to Cape Town, she in person welcomed us at the airport, this was an unexpected surprise, we liked it very much. I strongly recommend Sofie to whoever will visit to SA to arrange their itinerary.
Gavin, who was our tour guide during our whole stay was amazing. He is punctual, always has a great smile, professional, very knowledgeable thus filters the information to his client’s needs and flexible. We were never rushed. We especially thank him for driving us to the reception in Gondwana Sanbona Wildlife Reserve after 3.5 hours of long travelling instead of leaving us at the welcome lounge where we would have waited another 1.5 to move to our rooms and a BIG thank you from my daughter to find her a place where we could buy the good quality professional drum, which was such a difficult task. I strongly recommend Gavin as a tour guide to PG tops.
Once again thank you PG tops for making our vacation amazing and unforgettable.
– Shebnem Daysal, Luxembourg
I’m still here in Cape Town and heading out tomorrow for the safari portion of my tour. I’m so excited with Luxury Safaris, (sister company of PG Tops), that I didn’t want to wait until I got back. First of all, Sofie Otto put together a private tour for me that was exactly what I wanted. It covered all the important sites and a lot of fun sites. She was aware of my mobility issues and took that.into consideration. She assigned a guide named Jamie, who is truly amazing. We are getting along like long lost family. She is so patient with me because of my walking problems and my use of a walker. She is extremely knowledgable and personable. One day they asked if I would mind them sending a trainee with us to the vineyards. It was fine with me ( the more the merrier ). Imogen came along. She was previously a ranger and decided to become a tour guide. She was also extremely knowledgable and personable. She will be an awesome tour guide when her training is finished. I would highly recommend PG Tops because they do care about their clients.
– Betty Doria, USA
We finally booked our South Africa experience with Sofie at PG Tops. What a fantastic experience. The brief was very simple – we wanted to experience the sights and scenes of South Africa for 2 weeks, the first period around the Cape Town and coastal area and then move on to a few days safari in Kruger.
Sofie was very professional and attentive and asked us what we liked, what level of comfort we were looking for, what food we enjoyed eating, where we liked to stay, what in particular we would like to see and so on.
Nothing seemed to be an issue and Sofie e mailed us on numerous occasions and even spoke to us on the phone to try to understand our requirements more specifically.
The result was a fantastic vacation staying in sumptuous accommodation, eating some lovely S African food, seeing great sights and having one of the best holidays we have ever had.
Credit should also be heaped upon our guide – Johan. Throughout the Cape leg of the holiday Johan drove us over 2000km. We struck a chord with many common views and hobbies and the places we stopped at were often revised following these conversations.
Vacation consisted of the following:
Day 1 Arrival at CapeTown, tour of table mountain and part of city accommodation More seasons.
Day 2 Penguins at Stormy point. Accommodation More Seasons
Day 3 Robben Island and Peninsula. Accommodation More Seasons
Day 4 Wine tasting in Franshoek, Motor Museum. Accommodation Le Quartier Francais
Day 5 Alloe Fera factory, Ostrich Farm Accommodation De Denne
Day 6 Knysna Featherbed visit. Accommodation Atlantic house
Day 7 Transport museum George, bird sanctuary Tsitsikama. Accommodation The Fernery
Day 8 Addo National Park, Port Elizabeth Accommodation Radisson Blu
Day 9-12 Fly to Kruger for Safari at Lion Sands Private Game reserve
Overall this offered a personalised private tour that was tailored to our requirements for a similar price to a good tour organised in the UK but with around 30 people. That personal touch and ability to modify at a moments notice was priceless and I have no hesitation to recommend the company.
thanks again to Sofie, Johan and Peter at PG Tops.
– John Reed, London UK