We are a married couple aged around 50 and have booked a holiday to South Africa in August/September this year. We fly into Johannesburg and the next morning on to Cape Town. We have five days there prior to flying to Durban. In Durban we have arranged for a hire car - a Toyota Frontera. We will be travelling from Durban to the northern end of the Drakensburg Mountains to Rorkes Drift to Thanda Game Reserve to Nkomozi Game Reserve to Sabi Sand Game Reserve. I would like to know if there is any part of this trip where we should be more vigilant than other areas, if there are any places along the way that can be recommended for toilet/food stops and any other general information.
We are very excited about this trip but have been getting concerned re all the horror stories you hear about SA. In particular the crime.
We have travelled extensively, so know to always be aware of our surroundings but don't know what extra precautions we may need to take.