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The Other Animals Safaris

131 Gompou Street, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
0796970442
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Hazyview
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Guided Tours through the "Kruger National Park", with world famous guide from the Battle at Kruger.
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Guided Tours through the "Kruger National Park", with world famous guide from the Battle at Kruger.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Our safari with Frank was an absolute treat and hands down, the highlight of our visit to Kruger. It's such a pleasure traveling with a guide who is so knowledgable and passionate about what he does. Finding animals on Safari is always a bit of a random chance but Frank consistently knew where to go, both from his own deep... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Frank was awesome! Such a cool knowledgeable, interesting and friendly guy. It was great to spend the day with him showing us around and explaining everything we're seeing. We saw lions, hyenas, warthogs, buffalo, giraffes, elephants, hippos, and many more thanks to him. Highly highly suggest to book with him.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This company provided us the patience we needed at a price we could afford. Our tour guide was well educated in the animals and had eyes like an eagle. He would spot the animals far away while driving. They picked us up from The Rissington Inn, grab our prepacked breakfast and lunch. Then gave us the tour of a lifetime.... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

Thank you Paul for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry I was not able to meet you and your companions - I was out on another excursion. Your guide Josh is one of a number of select guides that I employ and I have told him that you enjoyed your safari with him. I certainly hope... More 

Langkawi, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were recommended to use the other Animals Safaris by a ex Krueger safari guide. And lucky we were. Having booked a sharing safari, 3 nights in the park, our party of 3 were the only ones on this trip. This of course made the whole trip more personal. But I am sure it would have been fine with other... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

Thanks guys - I had a great time with you all. It was easy for me because you made me feel like one of the family. Great fun cooking together after a " good day at the office" Don't forget the sun screen :-) More 

Langkawi, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Not to repeat all the previous rave reviews of Frank's safari, we were recommend to use Frank by a very good friend of ours that use to work in Kruger. We were not disappointed. From the first e-mail to the last hand shake, business was conducted professionally, promptly & honestly, with a standard of service that is hard to find... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

Those are really flattering words coming from a sailor and a gentleman. I must thank you Carl, Bea and Roelene for spoiling me. It will take a while to adjust to working on a safari again :-) Happy sailing guys. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We recently spent 4 days and 3 nights on a safari with Franks Watts in the Kruger National Park. Frank was highly recommended by family members and I now understand why we still hear stories about their safari with Frank all these years later. Frank has such a deep respect, understanding and connection with Mother Nature and all of the... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

Thanks Justine - you never know hey how life turns out, maybe we meet again in the African bush with your family and friends. Go well. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The highlight of South Africa! My father in law told me that we had to do a safari with Frank, so we hunted him down and it was certainly worth the effort. Frank is extremely passionate about Kruger National Park and it really does show in his tours. We spend four days and nights with him and had the time... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

Aaron and Justine, real cool Aussie couple. Thanks guys for the feedback. I am really glad you liked the food. I have just finished watching My Kitchen Rules and felt quite intimidated. I think I'll stick to guiding and " survival" cooking. Take care More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We wish to confirm what everyone else is saying - Frank Watts is an excellent guide, great guy and fabulous cook! We had a fabulous three days with Frank in Kruger and saw an amazing range of animals including some rare sightings such as wild dogs (2 sightings of 20 dogs in total within a couple of hours), Black Sable... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

Thanks guys for taking the time to send a review. Thanks for bringing some good New Zealand luck with you. I am pleased you enjoyed yourselves and it was fun being your guide. Wild Wings are great "partners". Take care More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The reason the Frank is the best is because of his passion for both the animals and the others (humans) in the park. His knowledge of animals, birds, trees is vast. Frank could not believe the luck of the Kiwis from down under as we saw the big five twice in one day, especially when the second time was within... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

You are right, it seems that Kiwis come here with some serious luck. I just finished another safari with New Zealanders and it was also awesome. No wonder my son lives there. I will bring the book next time I come over there :-) More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We are aware that there will be other good safari guides working around Kruger. We went out with others but by far our best trip was with Frank Watts. In fact, in conversation with another guide it became clear that Frank is regarded as 'the best' within the guides fraternity. One said, "Oh, you had the best there. I learned... More 

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Frank_Watts, Owner at The Other Animals Safaris, responded to this review

I am such a lucky guy. I have the best job in the world, I get to see beautiful nature and have really nice people say cool things about me - WOW !! I think I will do this full time :-) Thanks folks, enjoy the rest of your holiday and have a safe trip home More 

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