Hotspots2c vs The Family Adventure Company - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

It was incredible!

5.0 December 2018
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I did the 15 Day Jozi to Cape Country of Contrasts tour, and it was incredible! We went everywhere from the mountains to the beach, historical sites, etc. I learned so much about the country, cultures, and history. There is also a lot of great (optional) adventures too- hiking, bungee jumping, horseback riding, etc. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Tour Hotspots2c Company Reviews

It was amazing

5.0 November 2018
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just ended our 4-day Watern Cape and Cape Peninsula tour and it was amazing. Our first time visit in South Africa was made wonderful by Hotspots2c very efficient travel officer Benita Sroebel and awesome guide Gerhard. Everything in the itinerary was followed with additional surprise from our guide Gerhard like the olive boutique. Nothing is so much trouble for him. He made sure that we were comfortable. and he even help in barbecueing out traditional braai dinner. Gerhard was funny, knowledgeable about places and animals. No dull moments during our travel. We saw many animals and he brought us to Swartberg pass, a beautiful mountain. When planning your next trip to South Africa, book at Hotspots2c and look for Benita Stroebel. She will guide you in planning and very quick to respond to my emails and queries. Request for Gerhard as your tour guide and you will have an unforgettable trip. Thank you Nita and Gerhard, from the bottom of our hearts. Gerhard, we hope to be with you again in our future trips.
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Tour Hotspots2c Company Reviews

Excellent tour

5.0 May 2018
K
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent tour company offering customised tours of the Western Cape and beyond. These guys really do go the extra mile.

Tour Hotspots2c Company Reviews

The company provided an excellent pre tour service

5.0 December 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
A
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Tour The Family Adventure Company Company Reviews

Tours 5 Trips 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 88 $ 160
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Budget Standard
Regions
  • Africa
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Safari
  • Adventure
Headquarters Somerset West, South Africa 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Year Established 2007 1996
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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      About Hotspots2c

      Founded in 2007, Hotspots2c offers several ways for travelers to experience the beauty of South Africa.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      Owned by a South African, Johan Du Toit, who has a lot of experience in the travel industry, their focus is one hundred percent on the traveler and how to ensure they have the best experience of South Africa. This includes seeing the major sites while also venturing to places the locals enjoy.

      Who Travels With Them?

      Younger and middle aged travelers, will probably enjoy these tours the most. They provide many options and opportunities to personalize your journey, as well as make sure you have free time away from the group. This is perfect for adventurous travelers who enjoy having some planning input themselves.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Their tours are entirely focused in South Africa.

      Why Travel With Them?

      They strive to present many different and wonderful sides of South Africa, with a local focus. Their local guides want to hear from you on what you’d like to see and try their best to accommodate, so it’s a great company if you are visiting South Africa with an idea in mind of what you want to do.

      About The Family Adventure Company

      Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

      What Makes Them Stand Out?

      With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

      Who Travels With Them?

      A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

      Where Do They Operate?

      Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

      How Does it Work?

      No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

      Why Travel With Them?

      The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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