I'm planning a long awaiting trip to SA probably around thanksgiving for about 11-12 days. I have considered booking a package from a tour company like Go2Africa or somewhere, but then (since I go everywhere else on my own) figured I could probably do the same things a save alot of money by just booking and exploring on my own.
I would like to spend a couple days JoBurg. (Assume I could just book a regular hotel like Westin, Marriott or something) Unless something else is recommended. Would appreciate knowing some popular things to see while there.
I would like to spend a couple days in Cape Town and figured I could drive there via a rental car. I think that is the panorama route? (Assume I could just book a regular hotel like Westin, Marriott or something). Would appreciate knowing some popular things to see while there. I already know about Table Mountain.
I would like to go to Kruger. Considered self-drive (does it cost for entrance or it free). Also, there are alot of routes to take, any more preferred than others. I also am considering a private safari as I've heard alot of good things about those. Sabi Sands, Royal Malewane, etc. But I don't want to pay $2,000 USD a night, so would like recommendations on top private safari places that are under $500 USD a night.
Would like to see Victoria Falls and stay at the Victoria falls hotel 1 night.
Would anyone help get me started with my planning with suggested itinerary, lodging and safari recommendations, driving routes, etc.
I would like to keep these trip under $5,000 USD with the flights costing about $2,500 USD already. So I'm trying to stay under $2,500 USD while I'm over there for about 9--10 days.