Firstly, a big thank you for everyone who has contributed to this forum. It has been a huge help.
I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with joining up the different potential trips that we have planned.
We are arriving in Cape Town on the 24rd April and will be staying in SA for 18 days (final day is the departure from J'Bourg in the evening 11th May 2011).
We wish to spilt our time potentially between -
1. Cape Town
2. R62 Route
3. Drakensburg Mountains
1. We would like to spend 5-6 days (with day trips to Cape Point/Stellenbosch).
2. Travel to Franschoek, Villiersdorp, Roberston, then through to Montagu, Calizdorp,Outshoorn down to Roberston and onto Kynsa.
Should we break the journey and stay overnight at Montagu (therefore a 2 day trip)?
How many days should we allocate to visit Kynsa, Storms River, Plett bay, Robberg nature reserve, and hike in the Tsikamma forest? Some people have suggested basing ourselves in Wilderness. Any thoughts?
The next bit is where I am particularly struggling. We most likely will have 6-7 days left and would like to fit in a 2 day safari and also visit the Drakensberg Mountains. Is there any negatives about visiting the Mountains in May? Am I right in thinking that the best thing to do would be to fly from PE to Durban and then drive?
With regards Safari, I am inclined to visit Pumba Water Lodge or Amakhala depending on availability. The other option would be a game reserve around Durban. I think pushing for Kruger would be to much unless we change plans and drop something. I suspect that accommodation at Kruger would be very difficult to find now, otherwise, if we drop Drakensberg then we could do safari in Kruger and visit Blyde River Canon.
How feasible is the above in our time scale? Are we missing something that we should really do or priorities? My wife and I (ages 26/31) are keen to explore the landscapes of SA and have a great time and have lots of fond memories.
Once again, many thanks for any advice.
AyazEdited: 06 April 2011, 14:19