Here are just a few testimonials from our satisfied customers, many of whom have already come back to South African Secrets for more. 

“Where do I start to tell you how much we enjoyed our South African Secrets holiday? From the beautiful sights and scenery to the wonderfully comfortable accommodation, from the magnificence of the animals surrounding us at Phinda (a truly luxurious safari) to our magical night in the tree houses in the Drakensberg Mountains. You combined a guided trip which ensured we felt cared for at all times but without any feeling at all of being 'herded' about. You were always there when we needed you and on the end of a mobile when we were left to our own devices - a clever combination. We thank you both for the hard work you must have put into making this, for us, the trip of our life-time and I can't sign off without thanking you also for so many laughs.”

SH. Northern Cyprus 

“South African Secrets have a great knowledge of South Africa honed from the many visits they have made personally. They know secret, wonderful places to stay which larger tour operators simply never mention, the result is a luxurious and bespoke holiday and one we will never ever forget - Thank you Paul and Terry for all your help and advice - we have now got the South Africa bug! We will be back so expect a call soon  to arrange  another visit!” 

Simon and Sandra Kirkpatrick. Stratford –Upon-Avon, UK 

“This is the second time we have used South African Secrets.  The first time was to arrange our African wedding with 13 guests.  The whole experience began with the group travelling together and staying in several beautiful places before arriving at the wedding venue.  After the wedding the guests all went in different directions for different experiences.  The logistics in arranging this were immense.  It was, however, executed with such care and thoughtfulness by Paul and Terry.  Nothing was too much trouble.”  

Helen & Tim Lee. Worcestershire, UK 

“As you know, we had a fabulous holiday and it was well worth the money spent. Working out the itinerary was the main advantage of booking with South African Secrets. We felt that you understood what we wanted and came up with a sensible plan to achieve as much as possible in the time we had without spending all the time on a plane. Paul's advice re flight times and sequences were spot on. It worked perfectly for us. Paul was also very flexible when we changed plans and ideas and it felt like he really wanted to get the best option for us. We were very happy with all our accommodation, including Vic Falls which was better than expected. Great food, garden life and pool. Loved that we could walk to the falls (!!!). Choice of Safari was best accommodation advice you gave us, a fabulous experience, and we would like to go back to Inyati. It's all about the safari but everything else is great too. The Rovos Rail Train is an amazing trip and surpassed my expectations, room and facilities are amazing for a train. Couldn't believe the shower. Loved the cards lounge. Nice size of train and number of guests. All very organised (passport control etc) and loved it!”  

J Byfleet. Cookham Dean, Berkshire, UK 

“Having been fortunate to experience the wonders of South Africa in the previous 2 years, all perfectly choreographed and coordinated by Paul and Terry, we decided to branch out to Botswana stepping into to Zambia and Zimbabwe. A one hour chat and 1 week of work by Paul and Terry later and we had another amazing itinerary. 

So, what next? Well, we already have next year’s itinerary and can’t wait for the next instalment and it will only be ever organised by Paul and Terry (South African Secrets)”

G Marlow. Leicestershire, UK 

"I can safely say the best day of my life so far: Safari game drive, followed by an early afternoon session in the bush spa at our Safari Lodge. Presently, washing down lunch with a bottle of champagne prior to our afternoon game drive whilst overlooking the most stunning view Shamwari Game Reserve. Life cannot get any better!"  

LM. London, UK 

Read testimonials from our lovely customers and what they think of staying with us!