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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 Ever

While on a 16 day tour of South Africa with Gate One Travel, we opted to skip their half day safari in Kruger National Park and instead went on a full day safari with Frank Watts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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SurreyBC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While on a 16 day tour of South Africa with Gate One Travel, we opted to skip their half day safari in Kruger National Park and instead went on a full day safari with Frank Watts of The Other Animals Safaris. We chose him based on previous reviews from Trip Advisor. His price for a full day was less than... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we just came back from a 12 day trip to south africa ... we had 7 days at mpumalanga -hazyview, where we were supposed to go safari at krugers.. thanks God i found Frank from tripadviser,, he is the best .. not only we had the safari game drives with him but he and Diane told us what we had... More 

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

Thanks Annie for the review. It was great fun doing a safari with you guys and also the time we all spent afterwards with the kids. Dianne must get the credit for organising everything - she is the best. More 

Singapore
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a great trip with our safari guide, Gavin. We saw the Big 5 within 2 days. My daughters' requests to see specific animals seem to appear magically. Gavin's ability to anticipate the animals' movement led to us having front row seats when buffalos came face to face with a pair of male lions. My reluctant daughter for this... More 

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

I must say a special thank you to you and especially your daughters. Thank you for trusting me and not allowing your justifiable concerns to prevent you from coming on safari with us. Wild animals are unpredictable and even more so when in captivity.Gavin as you found out is a great guide. All the guides that work for me are... More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have travelled as a family to many National Parks in SA and beyond, but we have never had a more memorable experience than the 3 days we had with Frank as our guide in the Kruger. Having a decicated vehicle, with an open view to the park, higher than other cars is a major advantage, and the network of... More 

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Much has been said about Frank already and it is all true. I read the reviews before I booked Frank and after being with him for 3 days all I can say is that they totally under state his professionalism, knowledge, passion and the experience, Frank is a guid'es guide. One who is so well thought of National Geographic hired... More 

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

Thanks guys - I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to the coast and got back home with great memories. We did have a really awesome time and your family made it great for me - good people, good animals and good luck. Recipe for success :-) More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Simply outstanding from start to finish! We purposely sought to find a safari (and guide) that would allow us to be flexible in where we went and what we saw and from the moment I sent the first email to Frank he listened to what we wanted and customised a trip based around it. Frank is insanely knowledgeable about not... More 

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

Thanks Leon. It was quite a trip - the stain from the Vultures droppings is still on the roof of the safari vehicle. I really appreciate your review, it helps more than you can imagine, not only as positive marketing, but it feels good to know that my guests had a memorable time. Kind regards More 

Gore, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My family and I toured with Frank in January 2015. We had often gone to the parks on self-drives while growing up as kids. But we visited South Africa as tourists this year; the first time back in 7 years for me. What an experience! I am so delighted we didn't go with the same-old self-drive story as all those... More 

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

Thanks Jana and co. :-) It is always nice to have a " local " on board and even nicer when they still enjoy the Kruger like you guys did. Thank you for your review and maybe we will see you again sometime. Take care More 

Edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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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Address: 131 Gompou Street, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Phone Number: 0796970442
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Hazyview

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