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Matthew, we thank you for our outstanding holiday in South Africa over the last couple of weeks. The villa at 6 Nettleton was in a great location and Shibula was everything we could have asked for in the short period of time. The organization was fantastic, thanks to you and the rest of the gang; we need to come back as the kids still need to see lion & hippo to check off the Big 5.

Paul Maclean

United Emirates

February 2012

While trying to plan my trip to South Africa, I was fortunate to have found Matthew Grace of “African Safari Guru” through facebook.  Matthew supplied me with many options according to my requirements and attention to detail, making my trip one of a lifetime… From conception to delivery everything was A+. The most polite and professional gentleman one can meet. Will definitely book with Matthew again…

Janice Fife

California, USA

Sept 2011

Gracie you legend,

You have outdone yourself once again… My wife and I had an absolutely stunning honeymoon. Thula Thula Lodge was awesome, if you have read the book you have to go see the elephants.

Kosi Forest Lodge was phenomenal, beautiful scenery and what great service. You have done very, very well and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who asks.

David Hill, South Africa

2 July 2011

Dear Matthew

A great many thanks for your very kind and warm email you sent us.

We give you our sincerest words of thanks for the lovely series of pictures taken at Rovos Rail Terminal, Pretoria. We already saved them to our PC. Your kind words and sentiment we would like to reciprocate whole-heartedly.

To know such kind people like yourself, your sweet wife Nicolette, Sandy and Pam is a true privilege!!

We Europeans can learn a hell of a lot from you South Africans – be they white, black or coloured – above all abundant friendliness, smiles, politeness and respectfulness!! Guard these great attributes well! They cannot and should not be weighed in terms of money but humanity and sincerity.

We would wish South Africa could export your fantastic characteristics…… and we would be world champion…

Take good care of yourself, your cute wife Nicolette and your sunny-boy.

Tight hugs and warmest regards.

Willi and Elaine, Switzerland

28 April 2011

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for the fantastic time you planned for me to check out your beautiful country.

I had an amazing time and this was truly an experience of a lifetime. The lodging you arranged was excellent, the game drives were fantastic and I got to see 4 of the big 5 in such short time.

Having a bunch of lions run after our car was also an experience that I will never forget and I will always have documented as proof that it actually happened!

The people were friendly and warm. The service fantastic, and the food delicious!

Thank you so much for being inclusive and introducing me to your lovely family. I will be sure to refer you to anyone who is thinking of going to South Africa so you can customize a trip that exactly suits their needs, as you did for me.

I look forward to coming back to your country and getting back in touch with you.

All the best my friend,

Omar Al-Nassir, Dubai

18 March 2011

Hi Matthew,

Back from Tanzania (Ngorongoro, Serengeti et Manyara) we have to confess you something: as the kids said “it was awesome!”.

Not only the game drives (it was the great migration time so hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras were at the “render-vous” in the Serengeti, a show one will not forget!) but the overall organization was perfect. From hotels to guide, etc everything went “fluid” and seamless!

Quality of service and style of accommodation (Serena lodges) were excellent, our guide Peter was friendly, very knowledgeable and a good spotter.

We can only thank you for making these holidays one of the best we had. We shall contact you again for the organization of our next trip to see if you could reiterate.

Once loaded on Picasa, I will let you see some of our pics!

Best Regards.

Fabrice Cagnat & Nathalie Cagnat,


March 2011

Dear Matthew

If you are looking for the real deal, then African Safari Guru is the no. 1 choice for our next trip again!

Thank you so much for a wonderful trip around Southern Africa. We loved the lodges and camps and golf courses which suited our every need and wants… especially the safari walks, and sitting around the camp fire admiring the stars and the great sense of humour and laughter we had at times. I know John is already boasting about the magnificent Leopard Creek Golf Course to his other golfing friends.

You really took care of us and I don’t think you could have taught us more about the animals and their behavior… Your hosting is fantastic and there are no words to describe it! I really liked the fact how you jumped onto a cart and came searching for us on the golf courses with a nice ice cold refreshing drink in the scorching African weather… Bravo my friend.

Keep up the great enthusiasm and knowledge of your countries natural beauty and we will for sure be coming back next year with a bigger group!!!

Warm Regards

Micky and the Hooligans, United Kingdom

February/March 2011

Hey Matt,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for recommending Wild and Free to my hubby, it was an amazing weekend and such a wonderful surprise!!! I was very spoilt!! Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us in Zambia in April, if this weekend is anything to go by, I just know it will be out of this world!! Thank you very much for your great service…!!


Caryn Scrimgeour,

South Africa

February 2011

Dear African Safari Guru

From the Matthews family we would like take this opportunity to congratulate you all on a most interesting and unbelievable of a lifetime experience Flying Safari through the Kalahari and into Botswana Okavango Delta! From the day I emailed Matthew to the end of the vacation, everything was handled with love and attention to detail. I would highly recommend African Safari Guru without any hesitation not only because of the way the trip was handled but just a great bunch of gentleman!

We wish you well for the future…


Jenna & family, United States

January 2011

Dear Matthew,

The last day of 2010! Hope you had a great Christmastime with your family! When we came home there was a lot of snow and ice. A great difference in temperature! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip trough Africa very much, had a great time and hope to come again!! I have some pictures I’ll send to you. For you and your family a very happy 2011 and I hope that your business goes very well next year!!! Many greetings and thanks again from the whole family…

Teun Van Helvoort & Family,


December 2010


Thank u for a wonderful trip and guiding around Pilanesburg and Kruger. Will recommend u to any of our friends headed this way for sure. You and the guides were great company which tipped our vacation over the world cup to be a success and unbelievable experience.


Glenn, Australia

June 2010

Dear Matthew,

I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other future clients and tourists. “My experience with African Safari Guru was great. I discussed with Mathew prior to our vacation several times with questions about our accommodations available and received custom made, high spec and attractive quotes! He was polite, helpful, and very informative. The trip went off without a hitch. The hotel, service, and package more than exceeded our expectations. I can’t wait to use them again” Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Warm Regards

Phillip Clarke United Kingdom

April 2009

Hi Matthew

Thanks for a wonderful time at the Kruger, you were a wonderful host, it was certainly a holiday to remember! We got home all safe and sound. Thanks again, and if I or anyone else needs a safari guru I will be sure to recommend you!


Ingrid United Kingdom

March 2009