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Themba Day Tours and Safaris

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Address: 3 Waybury Road, Johannesburg 1862, South Africa
Phone Number: 0114633306
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Why choose us:With over 25 years experience in the tourism industry, we at...

Why choose us:With over 25 years experience in the tourism industry, we at Themba Safaris have designed all of our packages to suit all budget ranges, whether you would like Chalet accommodation in the Kruger National Park, 4 star accommodation in a big 5 game reserve or prefer spending all our nights on safari in a private game reserve, we can assist you.Personal Attention to detail:We at Themba Safari’s, strive to offer you our client a safari Experience you will never forget, thus we pay personal attention to all of our clients. From the day you enquire about reserving the ideal safari to suit your budget until the day we greet you farewell, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the entire booking procedure. Tourist guides:All of our tourist guides and drivers have the correct qualifications, driving permits and experience to make your safari memorable. Our guides are handpicked by the owner of Themba Safari’s ensuring you high quality and an informative safari experience. Your personal tourist guide will make your safari unforgettable.Vehicles: All of our transfer vehicles to the Kruger National Park are comfortable, air-conditioned and have the correct government regulation permits. Our new specially adapted 4x4 open vehicles are equipped with all the safari necessary items to ensure that you our client have the best viewing, photography and videography opportunity at animal sightings.

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Excellent organisation and Safari

We are terribly sorry to see reviews that Themba have gone into possible liquidation ...?! We were really impressed when we booked back in March for our August honeymoon trip of 4... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Isobel O
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Themba tours put themselves in voluntary liquidation Nov 2015 without informing us and (not surprisingly) without paying back the cost of our booked safari. Since the liquidation was voluntarily, the SATSA bond does not apply and we will not get our money back. Please beware when you book a safari that being a SATSA member is not enough to ensure... More 

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1 Thank Orka S
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid in advance for a 3 days safari to Kruger Park but the only return I got was a mail saying the agency can't carry out this tour. I couldn't get any answer from Themba Day Tours and Safaries, not by phone and not by Email.

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1 Thank עמי ש
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We booked a package with Themba which included a 5 day safari, pre- and post-safari accomodation at Waybury House, city tour of Joburg & Soweto, and airport transfer. We arrived in Joburg yesterday afternoon, waited for 2 hours with no pick-up in sight, and rang the phone numbers only to find that the lines were 'busy'. Decided that there was... More 

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2 Thank jkoh28
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We are terribly sorry to see reviews that Themba have gone into possible liquidation ...?! We were really impressed when we booked back in March for our August honeymoon trip of 4 nights and 5 days. They arranged luxury accommodation at Phelwana Lodge, a trip to Hoedspruit Endangered Species and Animal Centre and 3 days safari in Kruger National Park.... More 

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Thank Isobel O
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Hi, I was due to go on safari with Themba on December 26th 2015. I paid 50% deposit but I haven't had an email or any correspondance confirming they have gone into administration. Is anyone able to give me any contact details for the lawyer dealing with this case? Thanks in advance

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1 Thank UshmaMistry
Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Had safari booked for early February. Then received an email saying safari cancelled..so I got in touch my my credit card company and they managed to get the money back...Now need to find another safari

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3 Thank tricky1972
Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Booked a safari trip in August and paid ZAR 13900,--. This week i have got an email that they are broke. So i lost my complete payment of 13900 ZAR. Not happy!!!

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3 Thank Twan P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Please avoid these people. They totally screwed up our bookings at Kruger and refused to give us the refund that they had promised.

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4 Thank Adityaiyer89
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

On Nov 18, 2015, I received an email from Themba Day Tours and Safaris DBA A-Waybury Adventures, stating that their lodge was damaged in a storm and will not honor any bookings made past Nov 20, 2015. The letter states: "We have seeked out professional help to assist us with the process of unwinding matters, but regretfully, it will take... More 

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Tuross Head, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We have received notification that all tours are cancelled after 20.11.15, we have paid a 50% deposit and would like to know how we can get this back.

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