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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
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Owner description: Guided Tours through the "Kruger National Park", with world famous guide from the Battle at Kruger.

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a fantastic time with Frank for a full day safari in The Kruger. He picked us up at the appointed time and delivered us back to our villa as promised. We were able to see 4/5 of the Big 5 including a few cheetahs. As previous reviewers have written, Frank is very knowledgeable and hospitable. I would recommend... More

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

Thanks Ayaz for trying to get me back into the number one spot. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review and I hope you eventually found your leopard. I trust you enjoyed your " bush barbeque" and you get back home safely. More

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109 reviews 109 reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Frank is your host and you will not find a more knowledgeable, likeable and committed guide. With all his life spent in the area he knows it all but still has the enthusiasm of a 20 year old. Go to his web site and choose the day tour or something longer. We had a day tour (6 of us) and... More

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

Thanks Ian and Ann for your review. I really appreciate your very flattering words. I hope the rest of your nice long holiday is enjoyable and you return home well rested with lots of memories. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We are missionaries from the states living & working in South Africa. We have been to Kruger several times in the last 11 years and have always done a self-drive. We have had good days that we have had good sightings & some days that have not been so good. When we learned that we had a group of 13... More

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

Dear Stewart and Judy, great photographs - WOW. Thank you so much for bringing a really wonderful group of people on safari and letting us be the ones to share it with them. Stay safe. More

Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I chanced upon 'The Other Animals Safari' on the net (which in itself is an interesting name). I had no clue that it would turn out to be a great find. I started 'experiencing' their good service even before going to Kruger. Frank Watts and Dianne kept answering my numerous mails with patience and gave me a good idea of... More

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

Thank you for enjoying your safari with "the Other Animals" and for the generous review. The photos you guys sent are amazing and pop up continually on my Lap Top screen to remind me of the great safari we shared. More

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