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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 01:29:34 PM »
I nominate for best first TR.
Thanks for all the excellent writing and photos and stories.
Wishing you and Esther a beautiful life together.

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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 01:32:45 PM »
I nominate for best first TR.
Thanks for all the excellent writing and photos and stories.
Wishing you and Esther a beautiful life together.

Well said, agree on all counts.
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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2017, 01:50:12 PM »
wow very special.... but you may have just spoiled your wife forever......well done, & welcome to the club!!
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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2017, 01:55:47 PM »
wow very special.... but you may have just spoiled your wife forever......well done, & welcome to the club!!
Doesn't seem like they flew J/F so there's always room to spoil more
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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2017, 01:59:22 PM »
Doesn't seem like they flew J/F so there's always room to spoil more
true......

but then again
we're all victim of over spoiling....
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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2017, 02:03:38 PM »
true......

but then again
we're all victim of over spoiling....
Once you go F, it's hard to go back
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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2017, 02:30:43 PM »
Nice, did you need the full 5 days there? Or would you recommend 3 or 4 instead?

3 days is probably enough honestly. However since the Citi Prestige card got me the 4th night free, and the safari gave me the 5th night free, the 4th and 5th nights were no-brainers.

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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2017, 02:33:00 PM »
Doesn't seem like they flew J/F so there's always room to spoil more

J/F was just outside of what i could do. Plus i heard SAA Business class isn't that worth it and i didn't have that many points to waste. We still have more plans lol.

The 250 for the mashgiach was on top of the 1400 ?

The $250 was included in the $1,400.

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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2017, 02:36:35 PM »
Nice!  Mauritius is on my bucket-list.  Why there over Seychelles?

For me there was no specific reason. But once i got to Mauritius and met the american couple that told us Mauritius was so much better than Seychelles maybe that can be a reason for you.

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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2017, 07:28:13 PM »
Doesn't seem like they flew J/F so there's always room to spoil more

Was thinking the same and that is a long RT in Y..

Great TR op.

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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2017, 07:32:23 PM »
Was thinking the same and that is a long RT in Y..
Yep, just go to show how spoiled we are here, guy had an amazing trip for his honeymoon which most people could only dream of and all we can think of is "hard to fly that far in Y"
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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2017, 12:07:56 PM »
Yep, just go to show how spoiled we are here, guy had an amazing trip for his honeymoon which most people could only dream of and all we can think of is "hard to fly that far in Y"
Unless you're fishy, it's only 16 hours of your life.

Thanx for for a great report
Chanuka in SA now there's something to salivate over
Coming out of the pool to light .... ;)

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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2017, 06:42:41 AM »
WOW what an amazing TR was Dan-esque!

Of course on your 20 year anniversary you will need to fly J/F, only way to make a perfect trip a little more perfect. Great job!!

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Re: Honeymoon: Cape Town, SA - Safari - Mauritius
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2017, 10:01:58 AM »
Really nice! thank you for sharing your experience and pics!!