Experiences

A Selection of Guest Reviews

“I have worked with Journey Beyond for years but only now have I had a chance to experience their product on the ground and it's safe to say I couldn't have had a better experience. All of our arrangements ran smoothly and on time with professional and engaging staff to answer any of our queries that we had along the way. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Journey Beyond to anyone.”
Hanna, Australia

“The folks at Journey Beyond were extremely helpful and professional, dealing with many changes, special dietary need issues, and coordinating with another family's travel plans. They also made great recommendations and sent us a complete printed itinerary with everything documented. I don't know how we would have done it without them!”
Eric, United States of America

“Memorable! Fascinating! Life changing! Thrilling! Perfection! I had the most positive experience with Mable, Lauren and Phillip of Journey Beyond! The itinerary they planned for me was flawless. This trip was everything we wanted and from the moment we arrived the entire journey including flights, transfers to the lodges and tours were well coordinated. The accommodations were luxurious, the food outstanding and the game viewing was indescribable. Our entire trip from Botswana to Zambia to South Africa was way beyond our expectations.”
Pamela, United States of America

“Excellency from start to finish! I travelled with Journey Beyond twice this year and could not have been more impressed with the service and team. Attention to detail, quick replies and extensive knowledge before travel, and an incredible dedication and quality of services, from hotels to transfers to guides. Journey Beyond excels from travel planning to delivery, and I would not consider a visit to Africa without their guidance.”
TJ, Brazil

“I had a beautiful trip in South Africa. Journey Beyond took care of an amazing 10 days trip with friends going to a Safari Lodge (Royal Malewane), Cape Town (Ellerman House), in the wine region (La Residence) and in the shark coast of Hermanus (Birkenhead House). In every corner we felt their care in everything. City tour in Cape Town with wonderful local tips, wine degustation during sunset, shark diving tour with a conservation group of people, safari tour with one of the six best rangers in the world... What I can tell is that I am now on my way to South Africa again, with my daughter, with the 100% guarantee that it will the best version of another Africa experience.”
Elaine, Brazil

“Most amazing trip ever perfectly planned by Journey Beyond. My wife and I spent 2 weeks in South Africa in February and it was one of the most, if not THE most amazing trip we have ever taken and we can thank Journey Beyond for making it happen for us. From start to finish we experienced so many different adventures while we were in South Africa from Safari to Beaches to Wine Tastings. Journey Beyond made the trip so memorable for us and by FAR helped exceed our expectations. We are so thankful that we used them to plan our vacation and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to get the full South African experience. We hope to make it back and will certainly use them again!”
Pat, Switzerland

“We have used Journey beyond for all our travel arrangements in Africa and the Indian Ocean. Their attention to detail is superb and they have far exceeded our expectations with their service - from original enquiries to follow up on return. If you want excellent professional service, use journey beyond.”
Megan, South Africa

“Journey Beyond made all the arrangements for us (two couples) traveling through Botswana and South Africa – it was a trip of a lifetime. Every detail was looked after professionally. We couldn't imagine better service. The itinerary was created personally for us. Journey Beyond selected exactly the kind of hotels and resorts we were interested in. We have recommended them to several other travelers who all come back raving about their trip.”
Jean-Pierre, Canada

“The best experience ever! If there truly is a vacation of a lifetime, our Journey Beyond safari was it. Journey Beyond was the key difference that turned our adventure into the most exciting, beautiful and unforgettable experience ever.

First off, we never once had to worry about any of the travel logistics. Journey Beyond took care of everything. There was a Journey Beyond representative at the airport gate literally walking us to the front of the custom line, picking up our bags, making sure our hotel rooms were ready. We even enjoyed a beautiful dinner at the owners home. With all the VIP attention we were getting, we had other travelers wondering why we were so special.

Moving on to the safari itself, Journey Beyond made great accommodation recommendations. We chose the Singita Lodge. The lodge staff knew well in advance that we will be celebrating my wife's 50th birthday. She spent her birthday like no other. Turning 50 never felt so good. The entire lodge crew came out to sing her happy birthday. Our safari guide surprised my wife with a white linen draped table with champagne and treats at sunset right out in the middle of the bush. Seriously, I almost thought I heard the theme song to "Out of Africa" at that moment. Returning from the afternoon trek, dinner was already set up for her in our room with decorative flowers, rose petal bubble bath...on and on. You just can't get better than that!

We consider ourselves well-travelled, but Journey Beyond makes every effort to ensure your vacation goes beyond your expectations! For us, they succeeded beyond a doubt!”
Edward, United States of America

“We have used Journey Beyond for all of our 'African' Adventures. They are without a doubt 'The Best in the Market'. Superlative service, attention to detail and value for money are key. We have travelled to Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Desroches in the Seychelles as well as numerous long weekends to Game Reserves. They will not disappoint.”
Nikki, South Africa

“We did not have a single issue so you did an absolutely terrific job, thank you for everything. Also we do not have a single complaint and everyone in the party was absolutely gob-smacked.”
David, Australia

“I have just had James and Valerie drop in and advised me what a wonderful trip they had. They were beaming big smiles, and had such joy on their faces as they described their trip. They had some upgrades and changes in accommodation along the way, that also were a very positive experience. And I thank you for having them so looked after, and any influence you had in affecting any upgraded room types etc.. And they are looking forward to going back again to visit more of Africa, and as usual the highlight is all the wildlife and scenery they experienced – as well as the wonderful Guides and local people and excellent food. So another more than satisfied African traveller returns – with their expectations exceeded . Just the way we like it.”
Maria, Australia

“The feedback was amazing. They could not get over the wonderful treatment and service. Out of the 21 day of safari, they never missed a game drive….could not get enough of it. They are most definitely going back. They were so cute. ..like little children with their exuberance. They said they can’t think of anything that would have made the trip better…So, well done!!!!”
Karen, United States of America

“Hi Cath, just wanted to let you know, our trip [Honeymoon] was awesome! From what I hear, we had perfect weather. All the activities were great. Trevor was a great guide in Cape Town and all the accommodations were excellent. Londolozi was definitely the highlight, as everything there was exceptionally amazing and the viewing was spectacular. Thomas at Azura was nice, he greeted us every evening and told us he was new. He mentioned you emailed him to check up on us.

The concept of having someone meet us at the airport was priceless. Those who met us specifically in Joburg airport and helped us through really were very helpful and not what we were expecting. We went through every line without waiting, etc. and were shown where to go every step of the way, which made the travel feel really smooth. Even our federal air flight to Londolozi was cancelled, but our transport there arranged a drive for us instead.This service is not something usually available to people in the States or something that we would expect, but was great to have. Thank you so much for your help in making our trip so great”
Jennifer and Barry, New York United States of America

“Wow. Singita is unbelievable. Johan and Lawrence are amazing. Royal Malewane is amazing. Ridiculously opulent room, luxurious, great food, very exclusive. Wonderful pampering staff. Jabulani elephants was interesting and entertaining”
Glenn and Family, United States of America

“Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our Kenyan safari. The organisation was faultless. Our driver /guide Onesmus Laini was brilliant and went out of his way to make our trip extra special. We saw all the animals up close (the top 5 included) and even watched as tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrated across the Mara River. The choice of Masai Mara, Lake Nukuru and Amboseli was ideal. Long hard drives on rough roads, but we expected that! And the lodges were top class and staff very friendly. A wonderful experience for us.”
Ian and Liz, United States of America

“We certainly had an amazing holiday. Not sure where we can start! Botswana was everything we had hoped for and more. Both lodges were excellent in every way and sufficiently different from each other to give us a wide range of experiences. The guides and staff were first rate and we managed to see virtually everything on our list and plenty more besides. The only animal we have yet to see is the illusive leopard so we'll probably have to go back at some stage! I've even amazed myself by becoming a bit of a twitcher as the bird life is stunning. Victoria Falls was so much more than I had imagined and really ought to be a must for anyone interested in natural wonders. The only falls we have seen before are Angel Falls and Canaima and I doubted any others will live up to these, I was wrong. Tongabezi was beautiful and service excellent. You were so right that it suited us better than one of the large hotels at the falls. I seem to have run out of superlatives! Thank you so much for doing a great job.”
Alison and Peter, United Kingdom

"Thanks for everything! The trip was perfectly organized and Zimbabwe is a great place once again!!!!! The Transport was on time and the flying too. African Bush Camps – Kanga and Somalisa Camp. The Camps are of a good standard. Kanga Camp is the nicer one but they are both good. They can cope with the same category Camps in the rest of Africa. But what makes this two camps different to others is the Elephant pool at Somalisa and the guiding at both places. I went out with Fischer at Kanga and Nick at Somalisa. Maybe the best experiences I had in 21 years of going on safari. It was really worth going there and seeing the places. I will return to Hwange and Mana Pools. Thanks again for organizing this trip!”
Jochen, Austria

“The Elephant Camp Victoria Falls is my new favourite in Victoria Falls!!!! Very nice location with great views. Distance to town not a problem at all also because shuttles are available. The tents are very spacious and nicely decorated. The private deck with the plunge pool is the perfect place to relax during activities. The food and also the service is excellent. It is very well managed and you feel immediately at home when you arrive. I also would like to thank YOU again for the organization!!!!! It is always a big pleasure to work with all of you at Journey Beyond. Always well organized, always friendly, always quick in responses and much more.”
Alex, Austria

“Rovos Rail- very good experience, BIG Hole excursion and Matijsfontein were really interesting. We could have even 1 hour more in Kimberly, it was indeed the highlight of the tour. Wines & drinks - very nice quality and the service was excellent.”
Diana, Poland

“The private charter to Ngala went extremely smoothly, the staff (trackers and rangers) were there to greet us warmly at the airstrip. Little did we know what a fabulous camp this was going to be - it was spectacular. They went out of their way to do great things for us: lunch and dinner outside on the grounds with lanterns set up, an evening coffee break on the dry banks of a riverbed with cocktails and snacks and lanterns all around with the entire staff there to greet us. The tents were fabulous, the grounds were gorgeous, the food was unbelievable, the game drives incredible, the Rangers, Trackers, all the staff - it was perfection and we loved every minute that we spent here.

Royal Livingstone hotel was fabulous. The grounds beautiful, our room lovely and the setting is out of this world. Vervet monkeys and zebras roaming the grounds and the thunder of the Victoria Falls nearby - it was all very exciting. The staff at the hotel was fabulous and could not do enough for us to please us.

Unfortunately, this fabulous trip came to an end (as all good things do)! It was fabulous and awesome and it all went extremely smooth - with all the connections and arrangements. South Africa is gorgeous, the people are friendly and pleasant and happy & eager to please their visitors.

You did a terrific job for us and we Thank You - it was incredible. We called this trip a "once in a lifetime experience" and now we are thinking twice about that statement - we're hoping to go back to Africa again because there is so much to see and do!!!!”
Errol and Nance, United Kingdom

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