One of our clients has just returned from The Oberoi in Mauritius and The Makanyane Safari Lodge in South Africa. I just wanted to share the following testimonial with you to emphasise how truly amazing a twin centre holiday can be!
We got back on Monday and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for your help in choosing and organising our trip to celebrate John’s 50th birthday. We had a fantastic time.
Everything went smoothly, the flights were on time, transfers well organised and we even had a friendly BA hostess on the return flight! Business class out on Air Mauritius was very good, better than we expected. Great staff, comfortable ‘beds’ and good food.
The Oberoi in Mauritius was wonderful. They upgraded us to a private villa with a pool which was just amazing. It was delightful having a swim before breakfast every morning. I am now spoilt for life and will not want to stay anywhere without one! They ensured John had a wonderful birthday on the 28th starting with a champagne breakfast at our villa, flowers in the room and a chocolate birthday cake at dinner. Nothing was too much bother for the staff – the service was excellent; staff very friendly and the food was good. We enjoyed the complementary activities including the cookery class, wine tasting, yoga and tai chi. The sunsets, which we watched from the beach with a drink, were unforgettable. The only negative was swimming in the sea. The reef is very close to the beach and there are strong currents close to shore. This makes it difficult to swim at the beach. However, there are two lovely swimming pools (one for adults only). It was a great place to chill out. We will definitely go back.
Makanyane was perfect – we loved it. John was like a ‘kid in a candy store’. The staff are amazing, again nothing is too much bother and they all make you feel so welcome. The game drives were great (our sightings included a cheetah, elephants, lions, white rhinos, black rhinos, hippos, hyena, jackals, zebras, giraffes etc. and birds too numerous to list). The chef, Mauritz, deserves a special mention. The meals were fantastic – equivalent to good London restaurants. We also really enjoyed our night outdoors in the hide, though did not get much sleep with lions roaring, hyenas laughing and an amazing lightning storm! The whole experience was wonderful. While there we met one couple for whom it was their 11th visit and another on their 7th visit. I can understand why – they manage everything so well and seemingly effortlessly (which I know is hard work behind the scenes). We cannot wait to return.
I would recommend both the Oberoi and Makanyane without hesitation.