December 1st, 2015 for Margie Vogel
Thank you SO MUCH for helping us plan our trip to South Africa. I haven’t been everywhere, but I’ve been to a good number of places and this is by far my favorite trip I’ve taken. Safari was UNBELIEVABLE. We saw everything on our wishlist except Hyennas, but that’s a good excuse to go back. Shiduli was lovely, the staff was great; they even upgraded me to the Honeymoon Suite. Food was great, spa was great, but the staff really made the whole experience. I would have never found Shiduli without you, so thank you.
Our trip on the Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon was awesome. Our guide, Sam, told us that we had a very lucky weather day because we got to see most everything. There was a road closure so our drive was a bit longer than anticipated, but Sam and Thompsons made it work and we saw most everything and still made it to the lodge for our evening game drive. Sam was AMAZING. We spend two weeks in South Africa and he was by far, the best guide we had.
Last note: My sister was able to get an emergency passport with yours and LeAnn’s, help. As an agent, I know the basic requirements and steps when a passport goes missing, but the logistics of an unknown city would have taken us much longer to navigate if not for Thompsons sending a representative to escort my sister. The staff at Shiduli took her to town to get her documents and photos in order, and when we landed on Monday, a representative escorted her to the embassy and back to the airport. She got a new passport and made our flight, even during JNB rush hour. It was amazing and SO Appreciated.
I recently hosted a Discover Africa night (last Thursday) with our African Travel Rep and I made sure that my clients and members knew exactly what you guys did to help us in that situation. It was awesome and I can’t thank you enough.