I'm planning to vacation in SA in May 2011 for about 12 days or so with family. What I would like to do is to spend 2 or 3 days in Cape Town, hire a car and drive along the coast, spend a few days 'doing' a safari and then head back to Jo'burg for our flight back home. What I would like to know is :
1. Is all this possible in 12 to 15 days ?
2. The safari experience is most important, so should we be looking at Kruger National Park, or a private Park ?
3. How long would it take to drive from Cape Town to Jo'burg via Kruger, and would it be worthwhile ?
I would love to have suggestions on how to plan the trip and what else there is to do. In terms of priority, the animal safari would get the highest priority, and the rest of the vacation could be planned around it.