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18 November 2018
One of the best days of our holiday
We took the Big7 tour with Alan Tours/Raggy Charters as a way to finish up a magical holiday in South Africa and honestly could not have had a better, more magical day. Sharing in the guides’ genuine passion and enthusiasm for the wildlife and the area was just an amazing experience.
We started the day with a boat trip in the bay and out to St Croix island and an up close encounter with penguins, whales, dolphins etc. Wow wow wow.
We hit a lucky day and shared the boat with only 1 other couple, 2 friendly skippers and our lovely guide. They were so knowledgeable about the area and so respectful of the wildlife…at one point moving off from a humpback whale and calf so as not to stress them.
We had a lovely lunch at a local restaurant with our guide and then continued our day at the Addo Elephant park and a thoroughly worthwhile game drive. Again, the guide was amazingly knowledgeable and friendly and knew just where to go to get the best sightings.
An elephant herd approaching and surrounding the vehicle is something I won’t forget in a long time! He was willing to lend his binoculars to get the best view and taking pictures of us together on the tour (with our full consent). A nice touch which we really appreciated….something we’ve often forgotten to do throughout our holiday.
All in all we had a fabulous day, one of the best of the trip, and really couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you!