Hi - we're planning a trip to South Africa in late Aug, 2011. For the safari part of the trip we're leaning to the Sabi Sand area for 3-4 days. Priorities in lodges - game viewing,6 in a jeep, all inclusive and amenities. Dulini & Little Bush are in our price range but we are open to others with the same criteria. The &Beyond deal of pay 3 and get 4 would be nice but their website doesn't show this special for Aug. 2011. So - #1 would 1 being in the west (Dulini) and 1 in the south (Little Bush) (nearer civilization) have an impact on quality game sighting? #2 - would 1 have a better chance of seeing BOTH leopard and cheetah.
If we can "swing" going to Phinda for the cheetahs than would Rock Lodge in the south or Vlei in the north make a difference.
We do have extra time in JNB and were thinking of a day trip to the DeWildt/Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch. Would you recommend them? We know it's not the wild but it sounds interesting.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks JC and Kathy