We are going to make a last minute trip to South Africa in only 2 weeks. I have never been and don't know where to start. I am trying to organize a vacation around my husbands work trip there. I would appreciate any ideas on places to go, restaurants, activities. Here is what I have so far... We fly into Jo'burg Saturday August 14th and have to be back in Johannesburg Monday afternoon.
- Arrive to Johannesburg airport at 9am from Brussels
Go to Pilanesberg National Park. (any recommendations for transfers?)
-stay at either the Ivory Tree Gam Lodge, or Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge (leaning strongly towards the first option) for 2 nights
Go back to Johannesburg Monday till Thursday
-Does anyone recommend any activities or day trips I can do by myself while my husband is working?
Thursday, fly to Cape Town (husband has meeting there) and stay the weekend. Any recommendations on things to do this time of year there. I definitely want to visit the wine region but is it out of season? Should we stay at a hotel in Cape Town and just do day trip somewhere like Stellnbosch?
Fly home directly from Cape Town late Sunday night.
Thank you all in advance. Very much appreciated!