Offroaders Feedback

“Our family of four travelled for 2 months through Southern Africa, Namibia, and Botswana and we utilized Gravel Road Adventures’ services. Their work was excellent and showed a lot of concern for our unique needs. One of the aspects I appreciated the most was Hirsh’s availability and deep knowledge of the region. It freed up me and my family from the time and stress associated with making the right decisions.”
Patrick Ewers, Germany

“I scoured the internet and got several quotes for self-drive packages before I found Gravel Road Adventures. We had excellent communication with Hirsh throughout, which is sometimes an issue in Africa, and it proved a huge bonus of using his travel operation. On (very) short notice he planned our trip from his own experience, ensuring we were able to see all of our highlights while also having enough time to relax and explore in each location. He worked within our budget and even was able to book us into a couple of luxury lodges while staying under our relatively low budget. Hirsh gave us a personalized trip of a lifetime. Gravel Road Adventures’ service is above and beyond any other travel operator — and for less money.”
Dave & Ainsley, Canada

“Travelling with five kids is always adventurous, and sometimes not very easy, because we have special needs due to the quantity of people. But thanks to Hirsh’s great support, the research he did for us, and all the very useful recommendations, we spent a fabulous family holiday in South Africa. The safari we did at the end of our trip was the best thing we’ve ever experiended with our kids. These wonderful memories will last a lifetime. Thank you for everything, Hirsh.”
Karin & Christoph Manser, Switzerland

“Thank you very much for helping us plan such a fantastic and memorable trip. All the rooms you booked for us were brilliant; your advice and recommendations re: restaurants and activities were very helpful … one restaurant in particular especially good, some really lovely hotels and a guesthouse, all in very good locations, and an amazing bird and primate sanctuary!”
Jessica Pointing, London

“Many thanks to Gravel Road Adventures for planning our family trip of a lifetime. Every detail was taken care of, the route and accommodations were tailored to our exact requirements. When you have little idea about the places you are visiting, it is comforting to know that when you arrive on the next step of your journey you will not be disappointed. Hirsh listened to what we wanted, made recommendations based on our requirements and then made every booking. Basically, Hirsh took away all the stress, leaving us to enjoy the holiday. I recommend Gravel Road Adventures 100%.”
Roland Burke, London

“I was referred to Hirsh by a friend in Australia who had used his travel planning services before and had been delighted. I had a fairly unique context for my travel as I was bringing a group of clients on a retreat spread over two weeks and in two different parts of South Africa. Hirsh was invaluable to making the retreat run exceptionally smoothly with his knowledge of the country but in particular his willingness to research and book accommodation on my behalf and work with my changing needs. I truly felt that it was a collaborative experience that made my job so much easier without relinquishing everything to a conventional package type travel service.
I can’t express enough how much I appreciated his calm, methodical and thorough support in getting the perfect itinerary planned and executed. Thankyou!”
David Walker, Sydney, Australia

“For all four of us this was far and away the best holiday of our lives. This was in no small measure the result of all your resourcefulness, planning and attention to detail. Thank you Hirsh. We will recommend Gravel Road Adventures whole-heartedly to all and sundry!”
David Vickerstaff, London

“We arrived back safe and sound on Sunday – all went well and the preparation and planning paid off handsomely! – many thanks for your help – we had a very varied and interesting holiday and the pre-planning made it stress free!”
Kowie Lombard

“The trip was fantastic. Your directions were easy to follow.”
Kobus van Baalen

“I found your understanding of what we wanted was very clear; every destination had something special to offer and was exactly what we were looking for. Our accommodation was well chosen within our budget and the distances between each destination were manageable. We really loved our trip, thanks again for all your help.”
Matthew Penfold, Australia

“Using Gravel Road Adventures is like taking out insurance; they ensure complete details, specific to your desires, as well as proper timing, taking the guesswork out of being a do-it-yourselfer. The energy saved on countless hours of research is well worth their ridiculously reasonable fee. They essentially hold your hand each step of the way. Hirsh, Marielle and Keith obviously love what they do, as demonstrated by their constant caring for your wellbeing and satisfaction along the way. What a fantastic trip! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Stacey Chait, New York

“Excellent motorbike trip. Co-ordinates were spot on. Great dirt roads”
Anthis Maouris

“A big thank you for helping arrange the trip with the accommodation and the GPS, it was fantastic. I can honestly say it was the best trip I have ever done!”
Tony van Aswegen

“A wonderful escape to a beautiful part of the world. We loved the remoteness, the landscape and the solitude of the 4×4 roads in Kgalagadi. Not seeing another vehicle or human the entire way was enough to make my journey. A real big thank you for your effort and the hours spent arranging our trip, it was really appreciated, well done.”
Julian Caldow

“We had a wonderful trip, enjoyed every single second. Thank you so much for all your help, it is highly appreciated. Can’t wait for the next one.”
Lucas Potgieter