My husband and I have been throwing around the idea of an African vacation--realistically, it would probably be a couple of years from now. We were considering taking four weeks, and starting in Tanzania, then on to Rwanda (gorillas), then Zambia (for Victoria Falls) and finally South Africa (safari, Johanessburg and finally Cape Town).
Here's the question: as far as I can tell, the best time for game safaris, etc. is July and August--especially if we're planning to catch part of the migration in the Serengeti. Even though we are putting the Cape Town visit (a must for us!) off until the very end, we would be there in mid-August--in the middle of winter.
I'm guessing that this is just about the worst way to see Cape Town. I'm picturing that the boat to Robbens Island might be canceled due to weather--and also the gondola up to Table Mountain. And it would probably be pretty miserable down at the Cape?
Am I right about this? I'm not sure what to do to fix it. We could make the whole trip a bit later (September) by seeing the herds of wildebeest after they have already crossed into Kenya--but that would be adding another country (and visas, etc.) to our itinerary.
I guess what I'm hoping to hear is that Cape Town will be fine in August--but I'm guessing that's not really the case.