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Address: 131 Gompou Street, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Phone Number: 0796970442
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Description: Guided Tours through the "Kruger National Park", with world famous guide...
Guided Tours through the "Kruger National Park", with world famous guide from the Battle at Kruger.
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Best Safari Day!

Today was one for the record books. I bounced out of bed 45 minutes early, brimming with excitement about our first safari in Kruger National Park, here in South Africa. I quickly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Edmonton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Today was one for the record books. I bounced out of bed 45 minutes early, brimming with excitement about our first safari in Kruger National Park, here in South Africa. I quickly put on some hot water in our kettle to make some coffee. This roused Michael, who began getting ready as well. I was dressed before he made it... More 

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

WOW !! Hey Carmella, what a wonderful summary of your day with The Other Animals Safaris. I am really pleased you liked Marc - he is a cool guy and totally dedicated. If I get more business from you maybe I can employ him permanently :-) It is important to us that our guides project the passion we feel and... More 

Alameda, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

To put things into perspective: today was one of our best days, ever, and that includes miraculous days in Bora Bora and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies! Marc Cronje, our guide, balances the random chance that you won't see the wild animals against his years of experience (ask him why he grew up behind bars), and today we won!... More 

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

Thank you so much Mike and Carmella. Coming from seasoned travelers this is really fabulous feedback. I have told Marc and you can imagine is big smile because like you say he does give his all and it shows. I have great guides who work for me and I also feel great when I read this type of review because... More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My day with Frank Watts was the highlight of my week at Kruger. With 20+ years of experience, Frank (of Battle at Kruger fame) is an extremely knowledgeable guide. He helps you understand that each day is unique and provides helpful context for each sighting -- why is that hippo out of the water, why didn't that cheetah chase the... More 

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

Thanks for the review Reid. It was an interesting experience to be with a knowledgeable individual who had already been in Kruger self driving - thanks also for your input on the safari, it certainly added to our experience. Enjoy the rest of your stay in South Africa and hopefully the next time we do this, your family will be... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited Kruger Park from England in August 2014 and decided that as well as doing self-guided safari we would have a private safari. After reading many reviews, we decided on the Other Animals as they by far had the best reviews. We were lucky enough to have the legendary Frank as our guide and were so impressed by the... More 

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

Dear Mike and Helen - we are so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us - yep, that leopard at the end was great hey. We really appreciate the feedback, a big help for us - keeping us on our toes and for potential travelers to make a choice. Kind regards More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a priceless experience!! My wife and I joined Frank and 4 other tourists on a morning game drive, he knows his way around the Kruger and his knowledge of animals/the kruger is quite extraordinary. Saw 4 of the big 5 in the first hour of the safari due to Frank's passion for finding these animals and knowing all the... More 

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

It was my privilege to take you guys on safari on your honeymoon and my luck that Mother Nature decided to give you a really cool wedding present. Thanks for choosing us for this special safari and for taking the time to write a review. Also nice to have my countrymen on board :-) More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We came from Canada for our first safari and called Frank to help us. We were 6 adults with a lot of energy. Our experience with one of Frank's guide was amazing. Within a few minutes he spotted a leopard in a tree. We took back roads and he wasn't afraid to show us animals from all directions, not just... More 

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

Thank you Carol for choosing us to do your safari and for taking the time to write a review. Juan is indeed a committed guide and he appreciates your kind evaluation of him. We use good, experienced guides to ensure our guests will have a memorable experience and it is great to hear you were satisfied. More 

Salzburg, Austria
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and I booked a 7 day, 6 night safari with Frank Watts visiting the Kruger National Park. It was the best decision we could have made. Safaris are, by their very nature, a bit of luck, but Frank way surpassed our expectations. His friendly and approachable manner made it easy for us to want to be out in... More 

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

Dear David and Kim - thank you for your very generous review. I know you guys put in a huge effort to get this safari together and you are discerning travelers which made this review even more flattering. It was really important to us that you enjoyed yourself. Fortunately my lovely " office manager " Di, and Mother Nature all... More 

Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a nice day with Frank. He has a lot of experience. He found 5 Minutes after we entered the Park a Leopard by the shouts of a monkey. We had lots of fun together. Always again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to send a review. It is always nice to hear from our guests so we can rate our service. I will also extend our thanks to the monkeys who showed us that leopard :-) Take care More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having first met Frank on safari in 2013, there was no other choice for our return trip the following year. On this occasion we booked directly with Frank AKA The Other Animals safari and the correspondence we received from both Frank and his partner Di was second to none and left us under no doubt that customer service is prime.... More 

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

John and Liz, thank you for joining me again on safari. And thank you again for bringing your incredible luck with you. After Christmas 2013 I really thought that was it, but we had an awesome trip again this time. Hopefully we can do it again sometime. Take care. More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having first met Frank on safari in 2013, there was no other choice for our return trip the following year. On this occasion we booked directly with Frank AKA The Other Animals safari and the correspondence we received from both Frank and his partner Di was second to none and left us under no doubt that customer service is prime.... More 

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