I will be arriving in JNB airport (from Livingstone) at 3pm on 17th Dec and want to do the panoramic drive the next day, visiting Blyde River Canyon, God's window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and other sites. Rather than staying in J'berg and heading off early the next morning, I am thinking of heading off straight away so that I don't have to rush through all the sites.
However, the earliest I would be able to set off will be 4pm I think, taking account of immigration and getting my rental car. So, the question is where (which town) should stay if I were to set off that late? Looking at Google map and guide book, I am thinking Dullstroom? It's only 2.5 hrs away, so I can be there before sunset? Or maybe should I consider something closer, perhaps Emalahleni, Middleburg or Belfast. The problem with these 3 is that I can't find info of them in my guidebook, so I am not sure if it is advisable to stop there.
To give a complete picture of my itinerary, here's what I have planned:
17 Dec - Arrvive JNB @ 3:05pm from Livingstone. Drive and overnight somewhere in between JNB and Blyde Canyon.
18 Dec - Enjoy the panoramic route - visit Blyde River Canyon, God's window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and surrounding area. Stay somewhere outside Kruger NP.
19 Dec - Drive to Nottens in Sabi Sands and start safari.
Thoughts very much welcomed!