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Eastern Cape Game Reserves OR Kruger national park area

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Eastern Cape Game Reserves OR Kruger national park area

I will be going to south africa the last week of october and first week of sept this year.

based on this time frame where is the best area to visit, Eastern Cape Game Reserves or Kruger national park area to see a lot of natural wildlife. we have reserved about 2-3 days for a safari.

thanks!

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1. Re: Eastern Cape Game Reserves OR Kruger national park area

Kruger area! In my opinion, you should go for one of the private game reserves in the Sabi Sands. Try and do it in September though as most lodges put up their prices in October.

Mark September

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2. Re: Eastern Cape Game Reserves OR Kruger national park area

I agree with Mark, but it will depend on your itinerary. If you are planning to mainly be in the Cape Town and Garden Route area and you have limited time, the Eastern Cape may be a good option for your safari. Having said that, there is no doubt that the greater Kruger National Park (not only the Sabi Sand Game Reserve but also Kruger itself, Timbavati, Klaserie and Balule Game Reserves, among others) offer the very best safari and game viewing experience South Africa has to offer. In my view, the Eastern Cape game reserves do not begin to compare with Kruger for sheer size, unspoilt beauty and quality of game viewing. Kruger is very easy to get to. There is a daily flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit, a city close to the Kruger National Park. There are also multiple daily flights to Johannesburg from South Africa's coastal cities, and a number of guided tours and open vehicle safaris to the Kruger National Park depart from Johannesburg.

Onne from Wild Wings Safaris

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3. Re: Eastern Cape Game Reserves OR Kruger national park area

thank you for your advice but we already have our flights booked so we will have to keep with the dates.

what is the best economical reserve in sabi sand?

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4. Re: Eastern Cape Game Reserves OR Kruger national park area

Inyati is offering a special where you pay for two nights and stay for three. So if you are planning a three night stay this is very good value.

Mark September

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