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South Africa - Any suggestions of "must see"

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South Africa - Any suggestions of "must see"

We are taking an aready pre-organized 10 days tour in January 2013 that will take us to the regular, popular sites, starting in Johannesburg. Then it's onto Port Elizabeth and ends in Cape Town for our flight home.

Any other "must sees" outside of the above mentioned areas that we can incorporate into our itinerary. We can add on days before or after the organized tour, as 10 days don't seem to be enough time.

Victoria falls - should we do this before JNB or after CPT?

Would greatly appreciate sharing your experiences and any other sites that are worth seeing including accommodations recommendations. Thanks.

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1. Re: South Africa - Any suggestions of "must see"

Is a safari of interest to you? Is Kruger Park included in your trip?

If not, then it is a must see in my opinion. You can self-drive into Kruger and stay inside or outside the park. You can also arrange guided safaris in the private reserves adjoining Kruger. Kruger is about 4-6 hours form Johannesburg. You can also fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit and rent a car from there. This will put you 1-2 hours from Kruger. In addition to Kruger, I love the northern Kwazulu-Natal coast.

Getting any bookings in early January (school holidays/high season) may be hard so my suggestion would be to add it after the trip.

Maybe if you gave us some highlights of the organized tour, then we could suggest other things to consider.


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Indeed, add another week up front and include Kruger.

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3. Re: South Africa - Any suggestions of "must see"

+1 for Kruger National Park. See link (w/pictures) if interested.

Self Drive vs. Private Reserve


The other must see in South Africa that we just love is the Blyde River Canyon area - Panorama Route drive. See link (w/reviews and pictures)


Have a nice trip to South Africa

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i would do Vic Falls before you go to Cape Town. Try also to spend some time in Johannesburg. our most popular tour is to Soweto and Apartheid Museum. this is a must-see. this is a full day tour and you have lunch at Wandies restaurant which is a traditional eating place for the locals. if you include an extra day, then you can visit the Lesedi Cultural Village, which introduces you to the tribes of Zulu, Xhosa, Sotha, Pedi and Ndbele. Afterwards a meal which always includes crocodile on the menu. the Cradle of Humankind and the Apeman museum is also a must.

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