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Address: 131 Gompou Crescent, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 79 697 0442
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Guided Tours through the "Kruger National Park", with world...

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

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Brilliant!

Frank goes the extra mile to make sure you experience the true essence of the Kruger. A brilliant guide, steeped in knowledge about the flora and fauna. He has a keen eye for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
cheshirecat386
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Frank goes the extra mile to make sure you experience the true essence of the Kruger. A brilliant guide, steeped in knowledge about the flora and fauna. He has a keen eye for spotting those elusive animals! We did 1 and a half day safaris. Both to completely different areas in the park and we were really lucky to see... More 

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

I am so lucky - you are the second lady who has been on numerous safaris without seeing a leopard and got to see one within hours of the safari starting. I could hardly believe it myself. It is truly a magnificent feeling to be able to be part of an experience like that. Sometimes it really feels like Mother... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an absolutely amazing safari only made better with Frank as our guide. We spent 3 days in Kruger park. Frank is a fantastic guide, great fun and his love of the park and its animals is contagious. He ensured we had a unique experience but we never felt rushed and he shared his extensive knowledge with us throughout... More 

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

Thanks Karen, even though you brought the cold weather in the middle of summer :-) I had a fantastic time with you ladies. I am so glad you got to meet Di when she brought me my jacket and saved me from freezing to death. It was a chilled safari and thank you so much for this review. Truth be... More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege of having Frank as our guide on 3 different safaris. His patience, knowledge & enthusiasm ensured each trip was truly special. He was happy to stop for pictures, take detours and make other adjustments. While he is already a mini-legend in getting to the Big Five 🙂, it's his ability to talk about the smaller animals,birds... More 

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

I will always remember your kindness - I had a truly great evening with you guys at the lodge where you were staying and it was really refreshing to be with people who enjoyed the other creatures as much as the so called Big 5. We are looking forward to continue our communication with you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Frank Watts is the real deal.An excellent guide withe an amazing attitude.Frank will ensure that anyone who goes on his safari feels unique and excellently looked after.One of Franks strengths is tempering expectations.One must always remember the Kruger Park is not a zoo and the sightings of animals is purely up to luck.Frank increases this luck with his knowledge of... More 

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

Thanks John, it is true that it can be challenging meeting some of our guests expectations regarding wildlife viewing. Planet Earth and NatGeo Wild can give the wrong impression of what one can expect and we tend to forget that those shots we see on our TV screens took months of professional patience and high tech to achieve. It is... More 

Clamart, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Frank Watts took us on an amazing safari of Kruger Park! He is an expert in his field and fantastic communicator, adapting to his clients' needs. His passion for the beauty of nature was only paralleled by his ability to make every moment of our safari an absolute delight! He seems to us to be an integral part of the... More 

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

Thanks Lucy, we really appreciate that you took the time to post a review. I am indeed very fortunate to have been living and working in the Kruger Park for many years and to share the experiences of lovely people More 

Clamart
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Frank is not only an extremely knowledgeable specialist of the South African wildlife, and what a wildlife that is!, and he knows exactly where to go to see the best animals, but he is also, quite simply put, a very nice guy. Friendly, patient, always courteous, he will make sure that your safari experience is unique. Thanks, Frank!

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

Thanks Jean for your kind words. The forum and you guys made it easy for me to be, as you put it " a nice guy ". The Kruger Park is an amazing place and every safari is unique in it's own way. More 

Houston
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Very knowledgeable and extremely patient....wow....we were two families travelling together and Frank made sure we pretty much saw everything we asked for....missed out on Cheetah's....but that is what keeps us going I suppose.... Into the park at gates open and out just before gates close....thanks again

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

Thanks guys for the review. Cheetah as you know are very elusive but like you said - that's what keeps us going. Maybe next time hey :-) More 

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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic tour arranged for 41 teenagers from all over the world... Frank and Di you never cease to amaze me with fantastic service yet again.

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

Thanks Traci - Di is totally the best - what would we ever do without her. Looking forward to the next one. More 

Virginia
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Had a 2 day safari in August with Frank as our guide. He was incredible - friendly, knowledgable, funny, and put up with all our questions. We saw the Big 5 and as a bonus had a cheetah sighting. Dianne had a big challenge having to coordinate/accommodate our plans and schedules and did so with ease and pleasantry. Highly recommend... More 

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

Thanks for choosing us and for taking the time to post the review. Great that you mentioned Di - she is wonderful and loves putting the safaris together. She keeps me on my toes and makes sure that I match her efforts with mine. Mother Nature too came to the party with the cheetah which are usually very elusive. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We had a fantastic experience with Armand on our first Kruger Park safari! He's extremely professional and also a well-trained guide. His passion for wildlife was another thing that add to our experience. He loves animals and clearly did in-depth research into it. He's extremely knowledgeable and shared about animal behaviour and plants in Kruger during our game drive. The... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Armand is really great and always gives his best. Dianne is also in a class of her own and stays on our case making sure everything goes smoothly. More 

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