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“Top Drawer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lion World Travel - Day Tours

Lion World Travel - Day Tours
South Africa
1-800-387-2706
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Ranked #22 of 462 Activities in Cape Town
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Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Top Drawer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My husband and I did the "South Africa in Absolute Style" trip with the Victoria Falls add-on last September. It was fantastic. We are not much for "tours" or organised holidays but given the vastness of the Continent thought it was appropriate to look to something organised for this trip. Everything was top drawer - the accommodation, the food, the service, and the sights. I cannot say enough about the service throughout in South Africa - a little less than expected in Zimbabwe after The Twelve Apostles in Cape Town and the Madikwe Safari Lodge..
Doreen at Lion World was great. If you go to Victoria Falls - check out Lion Encounter - definitely bucket list material!!!

Visited September 2012
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“" Safari in Style" was REALLY in Style!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and I just arrived back from South Africa and Zimbabwe with Lion World Tour's "Safari in Style" including the Victoria Falls add-on trip. The trip was outstanding! From start to finish, Lion World Tours and their Agents handled everything seamlessly. We were supposed to go on this trip last year, but because of Family illness, we had to cancel our November 2012 dates. Knowing I had no recourse, Leeann and Mary Ellen still assisted and were terrific in trying to help us rebook at a reasonable cost. GREAT customer service!
A few observations on the trip: The 12 Apostles Hotel in Capetown was beautiful. The setting on the ocean with the Table Mountains in the back was stunning. The Hotel is a wedding Mecca for the Capetonians. In the four nights we were there, four separate weddings. Unfortunately, our room (206) was just a few rooms away from the Reception Party venue. After the second night, we thought we were starring in "The Wedding Crashers", and let the front desk know. To their credit, they immediately changed us to another room, away from "wedding central". The food in the grill, bar (fabulous drinks and view!!), and Azure fine dining restaurant was excellent. Don't miss the breakfast buffet with oysters and to-die-for Cape Seed Bread. We moved from there to the Madikwe Safari Lodge. Spectacular!! Absolutely beautiful individual lodges with a pool in each. Outdoor showers, as well as inside. The personnel were wonderful, helpful and cheery. Our guide was Nicky. She was knowledgeable and great fun. She did a great job in each of the 6 safaris we were on with her in finding photo opportunities of the awesome animals. Next, an overnight in Jo'Burg at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton. Gorgeous Hotel! Short Stay. We finished the trip by taking the optional Victoria Falls add-on segment. We opted to pay a little more and stay at The Victoria Falls Hotel, an old British Colonial gem built in 1904, overlooking the Falls. The standard hotel on this segment is the Safari Lodge. Our friends stayed there and were not very impressed. They were visited by small insects that we in the South euphemistically call "Palmetto Bugs". All the other properties are terrific. It makes sense to finish in a "terrific" property.
This trip was and excellent value, offered by very customer centric people: Lion World Tours !!!

Visited March 2013
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New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada
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“Excellent adventure with Lion World Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

It was an amazing almost 2 weeks put together by Lion World. We stayed at the breathtaking 5* Twelve Apostles in Cape Town which has to be seen to be appreciated. Lion World arranged some local tours around which ran like clockwork. Our next stop was the Madikwe Game Reserve where we spent 3 days and went on 6 exciting game drives and stayed at the most comfortable bush cabins with spectacular views. Our stay here was the highlight of our trip. The last adventure took us to the famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe where we stayed at another 5 star resort, the Victoria Falls Safari Resort. From start to finish we had no problems with air travel,accomodations and all the extras professionaly handled by Lion World Tours.

Visited March 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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“Best, most effortless, vacation ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

What a beyond fantastic trip to South Africa! Everything was absolutely perfect from all the accommodations they booked for us to all the transportation and transfers. Everyone of the LionTours staff was friendly and all the drivers were tremendously accommodating and on time... we even were easily able to book additional tours when we arrived through our local agent. It was really wonderful going away on such an amazing, once in a lifetime, trip without having to worry about any of the details. Lion World Tours literally took care of every detail flawlessly - and it left us comfortable and at ease. We were able to put aside thinking about any of the logistics and just spend all our time enjoying the wonderful visit to South Africa. Thank you!

Visited February 2013
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northbrook, il
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“Travel to Africa with Lion World Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Just returned from a wonderful trip to South Africa and Zimbobwe booked with the help of Lion World Tours out of Toronto ans specifically, Cheryl Gould. It was perfect in every respect. Lion world is an expert in all things Africa. I didn't know where I wanted to go being a bit uniformed but Lion World made all the difference. While I didn't want a tour so to speak, I knew I wanted part urban and part safari but without roughing it. Cheryl helped plan the perfect and very reasonable trip for us and another couple. They arranged all the air, the connections, the local tours, the pick-ups and everything was perfect down to the last detail. I can't wait to travel to other parts of Africa with them again.

Visited November 2012
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