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Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

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Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

Hi I'm looking for a malaria-free, Big-5, comfortable safari that's not too hot in November. I hear Madikwe will be too hot so I'm considering the Eastern Cape especially because I'll be visiting Cape Town as well. Would love your thoughts!

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1. Re: Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

MAdikwe would give you the best experience, IMHO.

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2. Re: Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

There are quite a few game reserves in the Eastern Cape see link, you need to choose carefully, Shamwari is my recommendation.

sa-venues.com/accommodation/ec_game_lodges.h…

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3. Re: Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

Thank you so much!!

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4. Re: Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

Hi Everyone! OK I think you've sold me on Madikwe but I want to be sure, or at least try hard, to see the Big 5 and get the best possible game-viewing in a malaria free zone. Sooo, I realize that there are some issues with November being summer and the brush being lush, so do you have any suggestions as to where we should stay? My top choices are Ipodimo Game Reserve, Bush Lodge, and I'm also considering some Private Game reserves but would love your POV because this really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. FYI - I'm planning to go Nov 18-21 or 19-22 for the safari itself. We arrive on Monday the 18th so I think i'll take it easy on the 18th and go the 19-22 for 3 nights. open to ANY suggestions. THANKS!

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7. Re: Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

So you recommend the Eastern Cape over Madikwe?

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9. Re: Eastern Cape Safari or Madikwe Safari in November?

Thanks so much. A couple of questions - will the game viewing be better in the Eastern Cape vs. Madikwe? Also, the reserve list for the Eastern Cape is a bit overwhelming...any advice on rankings besides Shamwari because the Shamwari Game Reserve seems to be sold out...

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