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“A Fascinating Journey” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cape Xtreme

Cape Xtreme
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Owner description: CapeXtreme Adventure Tours and Cape to Addo Safari's has been operating quality scheduled and private tours since 2006 and is the first and original operators of the Cape to Addo route. We offer unique week and weekend Garden Route tours with guaranteed departures, as well as day tours and packages throughout Cape Town, the Garden Route and Kruger NP.
Fort Collins, Colorado
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“A Fascinating Journey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

Martin Hitge picked us up at our hotel in Capetown on a Sunday morning and we soon got acquainted with a group of delightful traveling companions from Austalia, Brazil and the UK. We were in for a fascinating and varied travel experience. Our first stop was Hermanus, the world's whale watching capitol. We then visited Cape Agulhas, Africa's southernmost point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Monday's highlight was a visit to the Cango Caves near Oudtshorn, South Africa's ostrich center. That evening we were treated to ostrich steaks from a local ranch. They were delicious, like eating a very tender beef steak. Other highlights included a stop at the Bloukrans Bridge, where some of the younger members of our party partook in the world's highest bungie jump. A hike along the coast in Tsitsikamma National Park on a rainy morning provided spectaucular views of a rugged coast, a chance to see many wildflowers and rock hyrax, the closet living relative of elephants. Game drives in Addo Elephant National Park provided an opportunity to see large herds of buffalo and elephants as well as zebra, kudo, warthogs, jackals and other animals. A special treat was a stop at Botlierskop Farms where we had the opportunity to walk with Mufasa and Lyla, a pair of young, very well trained lions. We could even pet Lyla on the rump. Our accomodations were backpacker lodges. They were simple but clean and comfortable. Martin, it was a great trip. We would do it again. Many many thanks.

Bill and Pat Ciesla
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Visited September 2013
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JimmyA661, General Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this review, 19 December 2014
Hi Bill and Pat,

We would just like to thank you for taking the time to review our Cape to Addo tour.
Sounds like you had the perfect trip (besides the weather down @ Tsitsikamma NP), with a mix of nature, adventure, scenery and of course the South African lekker local culture!
We look forward to being able to show you and your family/friends as good a time down here in sunny South Africa as you had!
Kind regards,
James - Cape to Addo Safaris
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

A highly recommended tour and our tour guide Lourens made sure that the experience was memorable. Informative and accommodating throughout, he joined in some activities like Bungee jumping , zip wiring and para-gliding and showed he was as thrilled as the rest of us at the experience. We were part of an interesting mix of people - all ages and nationalities and we gelled and had great times. The Safari,Walking with Lions and other wildlife experiences were truly awe inspiring!!! Photography enthusiasts will be in their element.
Varied accomodation was good and the food was excellent - some of it cooked by Lourens - some exotic meats on the braai! A wonderful trip. Thank you.

Visited December 2013
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JimmyA661, Public Relations Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this review, 11 December 2014
Hi Dianned244,

Thank you for reviewing Cape to Addo Safaris, we appreciate you taking time out to review our organisation. It is always great to hear great feedback like this from our tours!
We will pass on the kind words to Lourens as well.

Thanks again!
Cape to Addo team
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“A great week with an awesome guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

A bit if trepidation when being picked up in Cape Town for a week with a bunch if strangers. However within a few minutes of the minibus full of eight nationalities making up the eleven string group chatter started and we all started to take the mick out if each other's stereotypes; the German efficiency, volume of the yanks etc. Martin our guide was just great, very accommodating of the various activities the group wanted to do ( mainly making sure we got to the pili pili beach bar in sedgefield!) and very informative of the various places we passed through. He was even a half decent cook! We stayed at some great hostels with one overlooking the sands of Jeffery's Bay. Three nights spent at a house in sedgefield that the company had bought. This was our least favourite overnight stop although the BBQ on the last night was good. The minibus is ok but a little cramped when full. The distances are long covering over 2000km in total. Very varied places and activities. Social highlight was beating Martin at beerpong on the last night! Some really fab photos of a week to remember forever. Oh, and did I mention Martin?!

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JimmyA661, Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this review, 17 December 2014
Hi Similians,

Thanks for reviewing Cape to Addo Safaris. We appreciate your positive words and are happy that you enjoyed the trip so much. Will pass on the great feedback to the tour guide.
We look forward to seeing you next time you are down in South Africa!

Kind regards,
James - Cape to Addo
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Amazing Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Our day tour down to Cape Hope and everywhere in between was amazing and so much fun! Most of the credit goes to our fantastic tour guide, James, who made the day a blast with his knowledge, fun personality, and easy going spirit. He made sure we learned about the history, as well as saw all aspects of Cape Town and the surrounding areas. He made our first time visit to Cape Town and South Africa a wonderful experience. Thank you, James...you rock! Dave & Vanessa

Visited November 2013
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JimmyA661, General Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this review, 17 December 2014
Hi Vanessa & Dave,

Thanks for taking the time to review your Cape Peninsula tour with us.
I'm glad that we could offer such a wonderful experience as your first glimpse of Cape Town and South Africa. You were such a wonderful group of people who were excited about everything and just wanted to know more - the best kind of travelers! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you are down in our beautiful country.
Kind regards,
James Adams - Cape to Addo Safaris
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“7 day Cape to Addo tour (Garden Route)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Booked this 7 day tour with my partner & had a great week. We've never done an organised tour before & we were very impressed with our guide Martin & the various accommodation we stayed in. We enjoyed a week of different activities and seeing many sights & wildlife on the way. Martin was a great guide, informative, helpful & looked after the group well. There were 11 of us from 8 different countries, so it was a really mixed group and everyone got on well and we had some good laughs together. If you want to see as much as you can in 1 week then do this tour, u won't regret it.

Visited November 2013
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JimmyA661, Public Relations Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this review, 10 November 2015
Hi Deej666,

So happy to hear we could change a perception on small group organised tours :)
We look forward to showing you more next time round!

James - Cape to Addo & Cape-Xtreme team
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