UK – Kruger NP Boutique Safari, 9 to 12 February 2017
Hi Ann, we arrived back in England last night and are back to reality with a bump with work this morning but just wanted to say an enormous thank you. We absolutely loved our safari and we really appreciate the private tour you provided for my 30th birthday. Guy was such a brilliant tour guide, we saw lions, giraffe, buffalo and elephants – it was amazing, a brilliant trip and it made our whole holiday.” And our accommodation was perfect. We loved every second and are desperate to come back already! Thank you again. Best wishes, Sophie and Paul.
SA – Kruger National Park Safari, November 2016
We went on a half-day safari yesterday. There were 4 of us all over 65 and we had the jeep to ourselves. Keith was our guide, the whole day was absolutely fabulous. We saw so many animals and birds. Keith was extremely knowledgeable on both and went out of his way to help us find the big 5! We didn’t see lions but saw the rest of the 5 plus Cheetah and Wild Dogs – a real bonus. Also plenty of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and some wonderful birds including the Secretary Bird. Will definitely use Regent Safaris again next year can’t recommend highly enough.
Paris, France – Kruger National Park Safari, Panorama Tour & Elephant Interaction, October 2016
Ann Evans from Regent Safaris made a great job and organized a perfect and smooth 2-day visit in Mpumalanga for us. Breathtaking Panorama tour in Blyde Canyon with very knowledgeable guide, then Kruger Safari with amazing rangers, and an educational Elephant interaction at Elephant Whispers. These sights and activities were ideal for our group of 11 people including kids of various ages from 3 to 13 years old.
Working and interacting with Ann is easy, her advice is great and she is very responsive. It took us just few emails between Paris and Mpumalanga to get everything planned, agreed and paid :-). Their guides and rangers are really expert and so friendly. We recommend!!!
India – Kruger National Park Safari; Endangered Wildlife Tour & Sabi Sand Night Safari, 16-19 April 2016
John & Ann Evans, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of all of us here, for the wonderful safari drive in Kruger and the day trip to the endangered wild life followed by the drive to graskop, gods window and pilgrims nest.
Your guide Will was exceptionally good at his job and we have learnt many things like wildlife spotting and info about different species of antelopes etc from him. After the thrilling experience with Mr. Will we ventured on our own to Kruger 3 more times and had the most amazing sightings that was possible only with the tricks we learnt from him.
It was also great to converse with you on various topics of interest all through our drive making our meeting very memorable, whilst looking at the magnificent view on the way. Thank you for booking the night safari at the sabi sands reserve and guess what we actually saw – a pride of 3 lions that killed a warthog just a feet away from our vehicle, not only that a leopard also appeared on the scene followed by a hyena. What more could I expect out of wild Africa.
We will be leaving for our journey back home tomorrow morning for Johannesburg airport to India via Abu Dhabi. Finally, appreciate the effort by regent safaris to make our trip truely memorable as I carry with me 2000 plus pictures as memoirs. Wish you luck with your company and I am sure with your hospitality you will always have smiling customers like us.
UK – Kruger National Park Safari, August 2016
Our first visit to Kruger National Park and South Africa. We did our own research and organised our flights hotels and excursions ourself rather than paying for a package holiday.
Regent Safaris was amongst many other companies I researched before making any bookings. We had planned for two full day safaris excursions so decided to go with two different companies. Regent Safaris we booked via their website and the other we booked on Viator. I am so glad we booked with Regent Safaris as it was a whole lot better than our other safari.
Our Guide made our experience what it was. Guy was a very friendly gentleman but most importantly very knowledgeable. He knew everything there was to know about KNP and the animals residing within KNP. Guy knew a lot regarding the species of different mammals and birds as well as how animals behave in various situations. Guy was very patient and made our excursion all about us.
We was very lucky in a sense that we booked a normal safari for two with the probability of sharing with other people however, there were no other booking on the day so it turned out to be a private safaris for my partner and I.
We got to see 3 out of 5 of the Big five within the first few hours. The elephants in their herds drinking at a waterhole was the most memorable part. Guy tried his best to find us leopards and lions. We managed to spot a lion in the distance lazing under a tree. The leopard on the other was unfortunate. We came to an area where a leopard had a kill hanging from a tree (Impala) however Guy explained with all the vehicles and noise the leopard was too shy to come out for dinner and would wait until later in the day to feast. I would most definitely book with Regent Safaris on my return trip.
Sao Paulo, Brazil – Kruger National Park Safari, 1 to 5 August 2016
We went for a five days Safari and it was an amazing experience! The Kruger park is wonderful, the kind of place that you need to spend a lifetime to fully understand all the complexity of the place and of all the life that you can find there.
Moreover, Regent Safaris provided us a great experience, with a great staff (Ann and John) that were always very kind and professional. Guy, our guide, is an amazing person, with full knowledge of the park, always ready to help us and explain everything and was a very pleasant company during all the days we spent there.
The only bad part of the trip is that the time passed so fast that we felt we need at least more 10 days! We hope we can come back to Kruger once more and for sure Regent Safaris will be our choice.
New York, USA – Kruger National Park Safari, 25 to 29 July 2016
“Wow!!! What an experience”
My partner and I recently took a 4 day safari that was planned by Regent Safaris. It was the perfect trip! We did 2 days at a private lodge (that they set up for us) then two days with a private tour guide (who was AMAZING – remarkably knowledgeable, flexible, enjoyable to be around, etc.)
And Ann did a remarkable job organizing and coordinating the entire trip. We searched quite a few options and this was by far the best combination of being rather luxurious (especially at the private reserve) and incredibly affordable compared to other lodges we looked into.
Would recommend Regent to anybody!!!
UK – Day Kruger National Park Safari, January 2016
“Still the best”
Just got back from South Africa and our visit to Kruger Park. We met up with John and Ann once again from Regent Safaris and had a great time. It was great to catch up with them. We went for a few drives from Lower Sabie and saw a number of animals. Highly recommend.
Kylie & David Walker
Toronto, Canada – Kruger National Park Safari, 18 to 24 November 2015
My husband and I booked a three day Safari with Regent Safaris and we can’t say enough about how great it was. From the personalized service we received from Ann to the amazing guide, Guy. Ann assisted us in extending our stay in White River finding us the best accommodations we had in South Africa.
All of the Safaris with Regent are personal meaning that no one else is added to your group. So we had Guy all to ourselves for the three days. He is a top notch guide with amazing and extensive knowledge of the animals and birds and all things Kruger. We saw the big five and so much more. The vehicle was very comfortable and Guy made sure all our needs were met providing us with drinks and blankets and binoculars.
We stayed in accommodations in the park which Ann arranged and again they were wonderful. We could hear Hippos while we slept. If you are going to do a Safari then Regent Safari should be your choice. You won’t be disappointed.
Victor & Nilo Duncker
Towcester, UK – Kruger Boutique Safari, 7 to 10 October 2015
We were recommended to organise our Kruger trip with Ann from Regent’s. And I can sincerely say it was the best move we made! Ann not only organised our safari but also our accommodation in Hazyview. Everything went smoothly from our room reservations to the early morning pick up by the wonderful Guy!!! Over 2 days he made it his priority that we saw as much as possible and gave us such a lot of information it made Attenborough look amateurish!
The vehicle was in good condition and Guy was most attentive to our comfort ie blankets water etc. We saw everything your heart could desire Barr a leopard. To be fair it was not for lack of trying. They r nocturnal and so a little shy during the day. But hey maybe next time??! Yes I would go again and use Ann as Regent Safaris proved to be fantastic!
Alke Kruger, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
4 night Kruger Boutique Safari, October 2015
Ann, John and Guy
All I can say for our trip to Mpumalanga. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT WAS BRILLIANT. REGENT SAFARIS is the BEST
The accommodation you recommended and arranged for us was lovely, food was awesome and the staff so friendly and helpful. What great value. We really felt at home.
Our daytrips with John and Guy were very memorable and looking at the photos are bringing a huge smile on my face. Despite it being rainy and the mist being out in full force on the day of doing the panorama route, John was so kind to drive through the Sabie area to make up for the disappointment of not seeing God’s Window and then he took us to Harry’s pancakes (best pancakes), the Belgium chocolate shop and the Delagoa Arts and Crafts at Graskop. My oh my. Did I enjoy the shopping.
Guy was an amazing guide during our Open landrover safari day in the Kruger Park making us feel at ease. Comfortable under warm blankets in the nippy air driving towards Kruger. And then the surprise of the animals so close to the road. My daughter did not need to use the zoom in setting on the camera much. Elephants, buffalo, rhinos, lions mating, klipspinger, kudus, steenbokkies, giraffes, warthog, bush buck, nyala, hippo, baboons, crocodiles, terrapins, dung beetle, spider nests, lily trotters to name but a few. How we enjoyed the big and the small fauna shown to us.
John taking us on the Endangered Wildlife daytrip to Moholoholo Rehab and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre so that we can experience the wonderful work that they are doing. Touching a cheetah, feeding vultures, scratching an eagle behind its head at Moholoholo made it very special. Seeing the Honey badger Stoffel, the escape artist, not to mention lions, leopard climbing into a tree’s smaller branches, wild dogs, brown Hyena, cheetahs. But it also brought home the danger that these beautiful creatures are encountering from poison, traps, habitat loss and the greed of mankind. It was a trip that brought mixed feelings, sadness but also comfort that there are people out there that are fighting the fight on the animals behalf. Thanks for offering such an informative daytrip.
There are still some daytrips to do up in that area with Regent Safaris and I will be working towards doing these trips with them in the future. THANKS REGENT SAFARIS
Mike Barnard, MD, BS Executive Travel, Birmingham, UK
7 night Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Safari – May 2015
If you would like to experience the very best in South Africa, there is nothing more exciting than taking in a Kruger National Park Safari, how do you do it, simple, contact Ann and John Evans of Regent Safaris. My wife and I have just returned from our 17th Safari with them and I have to say they are the friendliest and most professional tour guides/operators there are.
This was our 12th year with them and we have now become close friends. Nothing is too much trouble and the Safari is tailored to suit even the most exacting requirements. If it can be done they will do it. They also arrange transfers and accommodation for you.
This particular visit was probably one of the most memorable with magnificent sightings of many differing types of wildlife, from Lions (walking down the road) to Elephant (crossing the Letaba River), Buffalo (hundreds of them crossing the road in front of us) to Honey Badger (a first for us), Leopard (on a branch in a tree) to Rhino (right by the roadside), Hyena to Ostrich and Warthogs, Waterbuck, Impala, Marabou Stork, the list goes on. Staying at the Bush Camps and listening at night to the animals calling out is an experience to behold”.
I can personally recommend Regent, they are Tourism award winners and second to none, we will be back with them early next year for our 18th Safari.
Toronto, Canada – 2 night Kruger Boutique Safari, March 2015
“Great adventures with ‘Regent Safaris’”
We visited Hazyview region on a 3 days tour with Regent Safaris. We stayed at Rissington Inn Hotel and visited most of the attractions in the region, i.e. Kruger national park, Blyde river canyon, God’s window, Lisbon falls, Potholes and Skyway trails. Regent safaris crew were amazing and extremely knowledgeable and assisting. We enjoyed stunning views every step of the way and bought the best affordable crafts, ate at amazing restaurants thanks to John and Ann. We wouldn’t have enjoyed our trip without their excellent planning and assistance.
Lene & Frede Rasmussen
Esbjerg, Denmark – 4 nightKruger National Park Safari 2+ nights, March 2015
Dear Ann and John, thank you for a warm welcome and some very interesting days with Guy out in the bush. We enjoyed the stay both in the hotel as well as the two days safari) very much and it certainly more than fulfilled our expectations. We are safe back in Denmark after almost 4 weeks in Africa. All the best Lene and Frede
Birmingham, UK – 2 to 7 night Private Kruger National Park Safari, December 2014
Well what can I say, after our 16th Safari with Ann and John, you would think we have seen it all, how wrong could we be, it just gets better and better.
Regent Safaris is just the best if you want the personal touch with fantastic guides and a truly unbelievable experience.
Having just returned to the cold UK we have already planned experience number 17 with Ann and John in May. I will always be extremely happy to recommend Regent to anyone
Singapore – 2 night Kruger National Park Boutique Safari, December 2014
Hi Ann, just wanted to thank you for all the arrangements in Hazyview. We had a great time. John made us feel at home. Thank him on our behalf.Marc was a delight. We were the only family he took to the park but he left no stone unturned to ensure we saw as many animals as possible and at the same time ensured our comfort. We are really grateful. Kind regards, Amit
Johannesburg – A Kruger National Park Safari in open Land Rover, November 2014
Hi Ann, Wantu here, thank you so much for making our Safari so memorable, please pass my million thank you’s to Guy he was so amazing with us. He is the best! I give him a platinum star. Naphtal and I we will definitely spread Regent Safaris in JHB. Thank a mill Ann!
Zurich, Switzerland – 3 Night Kruger National Park Boutique Safari, November 2014
“Visit Kruger with Guided Safari (Regent Safaris) – Great Experience”
We enjoyed two great days in Kruger Park with a guided Safari tour. Kruger Park is most amazing wildlife park. Elephants crossing your way, a lion lying 20 meters next to the vehicle, various animals, big and small in their natural Habitat. Awesome!
We booked two full day Safari Tours with Regent Safaris, owner-operated by John and Ann Evans. Good cars, experienced, knowledgable staff and well organized – fully recommended.
Do not use a rental car in Kruger as you will not see as many animals as with a guided Safari because in safari vehicles you sit higher up for a better view, you have the genuine Safari Feeling (compared to a compact size rental car) and our driver spotted animals with ease which we would not have identified ourselves.
Switzerland – 3 Night Kruger National Park Boutique Safari, October 2014
Hello Ann & John, we would like to say thank you for the perfect arrangement of accommodation and the guided tours through the Kruger National Park with our very knowledgable young guide.
The accommodation is really perfect much beyond our expectations … European expectations couldn’t be any better in South Africa.
But much more to say about the guide “Kallie” who we were extremely happy with about. Kallie has provided the most competent answers to all our questions. The man is very communicative, friendly and knows all the ins and outs of the wildlife. We felt very lucky that we had him.
We have been several times in this area and Kruger Park … we had the best ever trip with Regent Safaris.
Best Regards from the Kuhlmanns from Switzerland
Lisa, Sabine & Dietmar
Brent & Leanne Palmer
Australia – 7 Night Kruger National Park Boutique Safari, October 2014
We had a great time on our trip to Kruger National Park. We contacted Ann at Regent safaris & she was absolutely wonderful and quick with sending us information and making all our bookings. We stayed at a great lodge for 3 nights – absolutely beautiful accommodation, great food and the staff were so friendly and helpful.
We did a 2 day walking safari in the Kruger and saw lots of animals and the luxury tented accommodation was awesome!!. Again food and staff were wonderful. We did an evening safari in Sabi Sands and that was great. We also did a private overnight safari in Kruger with Regent Safaris with Guy as our guide. Guy was brilliant not just his friendliness and knowledge but he also managed to complete our “Big 5” sighting and we finally saw 2 lions and a quick sighting of a leopard 🙂
Ann & John Evans of Regent Safaris are the nicest people and we highly recommend them if you want to experience the best safari experiences in Kruger. We have already been spreading the word about how good Regent Safaris is with our friends and family, should they ever choose to go to Sth Africa. All in all our best holiday yet :). Thanks again for all of your efforts to make our Holiday one to remember. Take care and warmest regards, Brent and Leanne
Dee & Gareth Williams
Cardiff, Wales – Tailor Made our, August 2014
Hi Both, I just wanted to say a massive Thank you for everything you did to make our trip a trip of a lifetime! It was amazing from beginning to end! I don’t know where to begin to explain how magical it was! The Kruger Private Safari Lodge and Walking Camp was simply sensational and the lodge was outstanding! The trips, transfers and knowledge John provided were brilliant. I cannot recommend you guys enough! Thanks again! Love Dee & Gareth
Atlanta, Ga, USA – 2 night Kruger National Park Boutique Safari, July 2014
Ann, we had a great visit. Both of your guides were excellent. As always Regent was very professional and everything came off without a hitch including the transfers. Again thanks for everything.
Florida, USA – 3 Night Kruger National Park Boutique Safari, March 2014
Kelli Austin and I just finished a two day safari with Ann and John from Regent Safaris. We had the most exciting experience. They were kind and very helpful and super professional. Our tour guide Guy was smart, patient and very knowledgeable, and we had the great opportunity to see the magnificent 7 incl. rhino, leopards, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, zebra, elephants, beautiful birds, tortuses, crocs, kudu, antelope, water buck, buffalo, and many many more! I will highly recommend going with Regent for a fabulous adventure in the African Bush at Kruger Park!
Johannesburg – A Full Day Kruger National Park Open Land Rover Safari, January 2014
Hi Ann, the experience was exactly what we were hoping for. We thoroughly enjoyed it, we managed to see the full big 5 and we found kalie to be an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. Thank you very much – Stuart and Christina
Mapule Anna Selubana
Johannesburg – A Full Day Kruger National Park Open Land Rover Safari, December 2013
Hi Ann, Thank you for accommodating us on your safari. It was so marvelous and we enjoyed ourselfs so much. The guide was so nice and explained everything in detail and had patience with kids, we have learned a lot from her. We will love to do another safari with you in the future. We will also be recommending your company to others as well.
Hamida van Staaden
Johannesburg – A Full Day Kruger National Park Open Land Rover Safari, October 2013
Hi Ann, we had a lovely time on the game drive, the entire family really enjoyed the day trip. We all just went through our pictures this past weekend & everyone had good comments. It started off with a little rain, so the blankets & poncho’s came in handy keeping us warm & dry. Then it warmed up & we had some good sightings, seeing 4 of the big 5 & many other sightings. Kallie was great, really had lots of info on the Park & also helped with info outside the park. We followed his advice regarding a visit to Moholoholo rehab centre, which allowed us to see even more animals & the great work done there. We all want to return to Kruger Park & spend more time exploring the rest of the Park as we realized we had set too little time for such a large area. Many thanx, Hamida
Essex, UK – A Full Day Kruger National Park Open Land Rover Safari, October 2013
Hi Ann, thank you for helping to make our visit to South Africa so amazing. We were lucky to see many beautiful animals on our safari and Benno was a brilliant guide. We were able to do the African Evening show whist staying at the hotel. The elephant experience was fantastic. We will never forget our visit and we hope to return soon. Thank you again. Martina & Stuart
Texas, USA – Private Full Day Kruger National Park Open Land Rover Safari, September 2013
Today was awesome. Benno was a wonderful guide! Very respectful of the animals and park rules. We wanted to focus on birds and still saw the big five effortlessly. He is knowledgable about all animals and plants and other park issues and wonderful to stop for all the birds we wanted to see. He did a great job as do you and we thank you very much.
Johannesburg – Private Panorama Tour, August 2013
John, We loved your tour so much and your great personality that we will recommend your company and tours to our data base and friends.
London – A Kruger Safari in open Land Rover, March 2013
Dear Ann and John, I couldn’t thank you enough for all the help you provided me with before the safari and it was the absolute highlight of our 3 weeks in South Africa! Our only regret is not going on a longer safari. John was great, provided us with lots of useful information and stories, a great insight into SA after only having landed 3 days earlier. Gavin was absolutely brilliant, best tour guide on any tour I’ve ever been on! He was super knowledgable and so quick at spotting little things we would never have noticed. He knew everything about everything, absolutely great guy. We could really tell he was passionate about his job and really wanted us to have a great and unforgettable experience. We had seen 1 of the Big 5 and Gavin was determined we would see more and we knew it was always unpredictable as to what you would see but Gavin had a great attitude and showed us that he was determined we would see more and in the end, we saw 3 out of the 5, it was amazing! As I have a friend living in SA, I would like to say that I’ll be coming back to SA at some point again in my life and I would love to do another tour (for longer!) When anyone has asked me and my sister about the best part of SA, we always say without any hesitation that it was the safari! If anyone I know is going to SA, I will be recommending your company to them. Thank you once again! Kind regards Puiyi
Johannesburg – A Kruger Safari in open Land Rover, March 2013
Ann, we had a wonderful tour of the Kruger Park and were able to see quite a number of the animals. Benno was awesome, he has a great sense of humour and he made our trip enjoyable. He made sure that we got views of the animals and that meant we were able to take beautiful photographs. Thank you! Regards Zanele
Norfolk, UK – Kruger Boutique Safari, February 2013
Dear Ann, we all enjoyed immensely our two days in the Kruger. Gavin was a very knowledgeable guide who looked after us very well. His passion and depth of knowledge made for a memorable trip. We saw all the big 5 with the exception of a leopard, but that was not for the lack of trying. We were lucky to see a pack of wild dogs which apparently represented about 20% of the dogs in the park. Thank you for organising the trip and for arranging such an excellent guide. Best wishes Mike Gamble
Brisbane, Australia – 4 Day / 3 Night Kruger Boutique Safari, January 2013
Dear Ann, I’m so glad I booked our safari with you. We really had a wonderful time and were so fortunate to see so many animals. I’m still amazed at how much we saw over the 3 days…elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, crocodile and more! Gavin was fantastic guide who was so informative on the area and animals. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I will definitely be coming back sometime! Thank you!! Kind regards, Ann-Maree
Johannesburg – General, November 2012
‘Hi Ann, just to let you know what a wonderful week we spent in Hazyview. The hotel was perfect for our needs, clean spacious rooms, affordable pricing, abundant breakfast, accessibility to all activities of the area. Skyway Trail : What can I say except that I am so happy to have done it. It is now off my bucket list, been there, done that! Daunting, exhilarating, adrenalin rush! (I actually don`t know where I got the courage from – feel the fear and do it anyway!) Elephant experience: only one word comes to mind – Magical! Loved every minute of it. Full day safari : An absolute blast and having Gavin as our guide was a great bonus. Being just the 3 of us we had his undivided attention, specially Shane & Aleksandra who couldn`t stop asking questions. And seeing the leopard at the very end was the cherry on top! Thanks again for all your arranging. Will keep in touch on Facebook. Best regards Gish
Norm La Rosa
Brisbane, Australia – 4 Day / 3 Night Kruger Safari, October 2012
Ann, John….Thank you so very much for a fantastic time…food, company, accommodation and service were all excellent. We saw everything we wanted to see and more…and what can one say about Kruger…it certainly did not disappoint!! The way you guys do it is the only way to see Kruger. Norm and Judy…Brisbane Australia. (Go the Wallabies!!!)
Chesterfield, England – General, August 2012
Many many thanks to John and Ann for making our holiday a once in a lifetime experience. We did 3 full day, 1 night and 1morning safari, the endangered species and the panorama route. John and Ann made us feel so special, my sister is registered disabled and they made it possible for her to enjoy her days as much as we did. Gavin, our guide was excellent, whatever we wished for, he managed to fulfil, we even witnessed a leopard killing an impala at the water’s edge. His expert knowledge was never ending, nothing was too much trouble for him, he was very professional and we really enjoyed his company, I’d recommend Regent Safaris to anyone who is fortunate enough to be visiting Kruger, and hopefully someday we will return.
Kevin Rudd, Tennessee
USA – Kruger Boutique Safari, February 2012
“Hello Ann. Kelly and I had a fabulous time in Kruger. From the accommodation to food, to Gavin, the quality of the Park, to John’s kind transport of us to the Nelspruit airport were great. We will definitely recommend you. We appreciate all your help in making our vacation an experience or a lifetime. Blessings, Kevin”
Mike Barnard, MD
BS Travel Birmingham UK – Kruger Safari, January 2012
“Since first enjoying the experience of travelling with Regent Safaris in 2002 and having travelled around the world with other travel companies, Regent Safaris stand out as the most caring and personal company I have ever dealt with. Their attention to detail and professional approach leaves other travel companies in their wake.”
Christchurch, New Zealand – Kruger Boutique Safari, September 2011
“Hi Ann. We had a wonderful day today. Benno is a real character. We saw the Big 5 within 3 hours… it was awesome. We even saw lions resting after a kill with the carcass there. It was truly a great experience, thanks for the personalised itinerary. Cheers, Ras.”
South Africa – Elephant interaction programme – September 2011
“Good day Ann. I just wanted to let u know how grateful I am for everything you have done for us and that we had a fantabulous time at the Lodge and elephant experience in Hazyview and we’ll definitely be back soon!!! Have a lovely day and festive season. From the bottom of my heart, thank, Tebogo”