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Excellent organisation and Safari

We are terribly sorry to see reviews that Themba have gone into possible liquidation ...?! We were... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2015
Isobel O
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Lost all money for family of 5 for a 5 day safari.

We lost thousands of dollars when we paid in advance and then Themba went into liquidation. No... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
Lyndal S
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Sydney
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12 Nov 2016
“Lost all money for family of 5 for a 5 day safari.”
18 Oct 2016
“The Owner was Horrific”
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Why choose us:With over 25 years experience in the tourism industry, we at Themba Safaris have designed all of our packages to suit all budget ranges, whether you would like Chalet accommodation in the Kruger National Park, 4 star accommodation in a...more
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3 Waybury Road, Johannesburg 1862, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We lost thousands of dollars when we paid in advance and then Themba went into liquidation. No correspondence from them during this time or since. In the end it turned out well, our bank refunded all money because we paid on our credit card and...More

Thank Lyndal S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

In early 2015 we booked and went with them and had some unfortunate issues about bad accommodations and poor food. The owner was foul mouthed, nasty and unreasonable and screamed on the phone. I am not surprised that they took money and did not deliver...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2016

Themba tours put themselves in voluntary liquidation Nov 2015 without informing us and (not surprisingly) without paying back the cost of our booked safari. Since the liquidation was voluntarily, the SATSA bond does not apply and we will not get our money back. Please beware...More

2  Thank Orka S
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I paid in advance for a 3 days safari to Kruger Park but the only return I got was a mail saying the agency can't carry out this tour. I couldn't get any answer from Themba Day Tours and Safaries, not by phone and not...More

1  Thank Ami7878
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We booked a package with Themba which included a 5 day safari, pre- and post-safari accomodation at Waybury House, city tour of Joburg & Soweto, and airport transfer. We arrived in Joburg yesterday afternoon, waited for 2 hours with no pick-up in sight, and rang...More

4  Thank jkoh28
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

We are terribly sorry to see reviews that Themba have gone into possible liquidation ...?! We were really impressed when we booked back in March for our August honeymoon trip of 4 nights and 5 days. They arranged luxury accommodation at Phelwana Lodge, a trip...More

Thank Isobel O
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Hi, I was due to go on safari with Themba on December 26th 2015. I paid 50% deposit but I haven't had an email or any correspondance confirming they have gone into administration. Is anyone able to give me any contact details for the lawyer...More

2  Thank UshmaMistry
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Had safari booked for early February. Then received an email saying safari cancelled..so I got in touch my my credit card company and they managed to get the money back...Now need to find another safari

4  Thank tricky1972
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Booked a safari trip in August and paid ZAR 13900,--. This week i have got an email that they are broke. So i lost my complete payment of 13900 ZAR. Not happy!!!

3  Thank Twan P
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Please avoid these people. They totally screwed up our bookings at Kruger and refused to give us the refund that they had promised.

5  Thank Baahubali_XoXo
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