Guest review from Patrick and Lucia Rogers.

Warm welcome.
Clean and tidy area, also easy to find in PE.
All you need in a small accommodating room.
We enjoyed our stay and will definitely book in there again.


Patrick & Lucia Rogers
booked out of Dempseys on 15/04/2019.

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Head to “Schotia Safaris” to rekindle your sense of awe.

Head to “Schotia Safaris” to rekindle your sense of awe.

These glorious March and April days remind us of glorious October days of changing light, gentle warmth, cool breezes. They remind us especially of one fine October day last year when we escaped on a Schotia “Tooth and Claw Safari” for a mesmerizing six hour African bush experience. Following on from a long winter of traumatizing ill health and slow business, this wildlife bush sojourn was ‘just what the doctor ordered’ for us. We mingled with excited tourists, took deep breaths as we held on tight and allowed our senses to be transported away from the humdrum we’d fast left behind.

What did we see?
The Big Five as well as almost all of the animals listed on Schotia’s pamplet, wow.
We saw light in all her glory and an abundance of southern stars.
What did we smell?
The Eastern Cape bush, spring ‘vynbos’, fresh dung wafting on the breeze, the distant Indian Ocean.
What did we touch?
Each other and our cameras.
What did we hear?
The noisy silence of the African bush, the sharp twitter of birds, the grunts of animals, the singing of insects, the swooshing of hippos in water, the strain of the Land Rover, the scurry of a warthog, the stampede of a rhino, the crackling of fires at the supper lapa.
What did we taste?
The African dust, delicious coffee brews and preserves on fire-cooked breads, a hearty meal cooked on open fires.
What did we feel?
We felt elated to be so close to so many animals in their beautiful, natural surroundings. We felt comforted by the warm sun on our faces and cool breeze through our hair. We felt privileged to witness the sheer wonder of tourists from every corner of the globe, we felt proud of our magnificent Eastern Cape and of all who are striving to showcase her.

Thank you to Jenny Bean and her knowledgeable staff at “Schotia Safaris” for an unforgettable day packed with memories, a day that most certainly recharged our batteries.

In their own words:

“The Schotia Tooth & Claw Safari is a four hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover with a short refreshments and toilet break at the halfway point. After an amazing experience, where you will view more animals than you thought possible, enjoy a delicious dinner which is prepared over an open fire. We try to show our guests as much as possible on a drive and concentrate on the popular sightings rather than ‘the birds and the bees’. A short, spotlit night game drive providing the possibility of more nocturnal animals completes your experience as we return to our reception area.”
Arrival time 14:45.
Register at our office and sign indemnity.
Meet your ranger and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee before departing on game drive.
Guided game drive from 15:00 – 17:00 (viewing Antelope, Zebra, Rhino, Giraffe etc…)
17:00 Refreshment and toilet stop.
Continue on guided game drive until 19:00 while viewing nocturnal animals, Hippo and LIONS!!
19:00 return to Lapa for a scrumptious meal cooked over open fires.
Night drive as you retire to your accommodation for a restful night’s sleep.”

Contact Schotia Safaris for your “Tooth and Claw Safari”
Tel: +27 (0) 42 235 1436
Fax: +27 (0) 42 235 1368
Cell:+27 (0) 83 654 8511
E-mail:schotia@intekom.co.za

Browse through these:-
www.schotiasafaris.co.za/album/game-sightings-at-schotia
www.schotiasafaris.co.za/album/bird-life-at-schotia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest review from: Lindile and Siwe.

A home away from home. If you’re looking for tranquillity, privacy, hosts with great hospitality, warmth and comfort that will exceed your expectations, this is what we received at Dempsey’s home.

Having travelled long hours from Pretoria (work) for a weekend away with my lady who’s advancing her post graduate studies at NMMU, we were looking for a time away from the crazy world and that’s exactly what we received, came back refreshed and ready to face the world.

Visiting again is surely in our short term short left list..lol..


Lindile & Siwe
booked out of Dempseys on 04/03/2019.

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The Little Optimist heads to PE to inject us with hope and positivity.

The Little Optimist heads to PE to inject us with hope and positivity.

Greg Bertish will be at the PE Deep Sea Angling Club on Wednesday evening 6th March to share his incredible story of overcoming obstacles at all odds. The evening is about his inspirational documentary “Optimist”. He will no doubt be informing us of his book “The Little Optimist” and of his tremendous on-going fundraising efforts for a new ICU unit at The Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital. Be moved, be inspired, be optimistic, anything is achievable, there is always hope. See Greg’s banner advert for further information and support.

In his own words, from his website: www.thelittleoptimist.org

“The Little Optimist book is about to make a difference and put a smile on the face of many kids in South Africa.  The concept is totally unique, its organically good, and will help to inspire many sick and needy children. The Optimist is a tiny children’s sailing dingy. It’s so small and square it should not even be a sailboat. But it has a HUGE heart and aspires to be a big yacht and prove to its peers, that the little Optimist, the Dreamer, can and will be a real yacht and can sail and go where no others ever believe it could go. See The Ocean Voyage, The Children’s Book and the Great Optimist Race & sailing program: http://www.thelittleoptimist.org I hope that this little boat will inspire and motivate kids to believe, to dream and to conquer their fears, their demons, their diseases and their challenges. Believe, be an Optimist and do what no one thought possible!”

In April 2016 Greg Bertish sailed an 8 foot Children’s Optimist dinghy around the Cape of Storms. He crossed False Bay, rounded Cape Point and headed for Langebaan Lagoon on the wild West Coast. His 200-kilometre journey matched the 200 days he had spent in hospital fighting life-threatening heart infections. He raised R300 000 towards a new Intensive Care Unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Greg hopes this journey of a REAL Little Optimist and his children’s book about a little believer with a HUGE heart, will help teach kids that being small, sick, poor or different is OK. And prove that they too can survive and thrive. His story will inspire kids and the world to believe in themselves, get better, be better and follow their passions and dreams. Greg Bertish is a big wave surfer and a South African Champion Lifesaver and Stand Up Paddle Boarder. He is an ambassador for the Children’s Hospital Trust and the National Sea Rescue Institute and founder of the Shark Spotter Program. He has helped raise over R2 million for these charities to date. He has achieved all of this as a multiple heart surgery survivor and patient. He continues to promote conservation, water safety, healthy living and  optimism.

https://www.facebook.com/thelittleoptimist/

Guest review from: Chantal and Dwaine Stassen.

Home away from home.
Happy to come back any day.

Thank you.


Chantal and Dwaine Stassen
booked out of Dempseys on 10/02/2019.

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Guest review from J. Mafukati.

Like the place and the hosts, it was very nice and had a peaceful stay. Will definitely stay there if I’m in PE. Will absolutely recommend it for its hospitality.


J. Mafukati
booked out of Dempseys on 08/02/2019.

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Guest review from: Mafuza.

The hospitality was amazing and such wonderful, warm hosts. The place was always clean and the rooms were great. Great place for a family/couple vacay as you have privacy.


Mafuza
booked out of Dempseys on 04/01/2019.

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Guest review from: Eldred Kock.

Greetings Jack and Kathy

My family and I had a wonderful time at your guest house, we had the feeling that we were home, thanks for hosting us at such short notice.
Both management and staff were professional, helpful and very friendly.

Hopefully we will be visiting your establishment in the near future.

Thank you, God Bless.

Eldred Kock


Eldred Kock
booked out of Dempseys on 03/01/2019.

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Guest review from Mac and Pippa Houghton.

Thank you Jack and Kathy for going that extra mile to make our stay so enjoyable.
We sort of feel that we have new friends and without doubt next time we are in PE we will be clocking in with you again !
Warm regards , Pippa and Mac.


MAC & PIPPA HOUGHTON
booked out of Dempseys on 29/12/2018.

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