Last year in august I went on a three weeks vacation to South Africa together with my wife and two small children (one year and four years old at that time).
The highlight of the trip was a stay at Tswalu Private Game Reserve in the Kalahari region which was absolutely fantastic both for the adults and the children.
Now we are considering to go to South Africa again this year in July and would like to visit two or three national parks or private game reserves as we very much enjoy the wild life part of our trip to south Africa.
However, we are slightly concerned that we will be disappointed after having been Tswalu. In particular, because it seems that many of the other private game reserves or significantly smaller and/or more crowded than Tswalu where we very much enjoyed the open spaces and the fact that we never saw any other vehicles when we where out on game drives.
On this background, I was wondering whether anyone has any proposals for places to go, having in mind that we very much enjoyed Tswalu. Please include both malarial and non-malarial areas as we have not finally decided yet whether we will take the children to a malarial area. We will probably fly into Jo'burg and are flexible when it comes to costs (as long as we get value for money).
One of the options we are considering is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park but we are uncertain about whether this is a too remote place to go with small children and we are also uncertain about the accommodation options which seem limited.