We are just starting to plan our itinerary for South Africa. Our time is very limited on this trip and that cannot be helped. We have been in Johannesburg in the past and toured a little in that area. This time we want to focus on the Capetown area and then a couple of days safari in Kruger and then possibly Madikwe.
We will be flying in thru Johannesburg as we are coming for North America.
Including the days we arrive and leave, we will have only about 11 days. We would like to spend a few days after we arrive enjoying Capetown, as this is the focus. We had thought perhaps 2 on a private concession in Krueger and then thought about Madikwe Hills on our way back to Johannesburg for a couple of days.
Tentatively I had planned something like this:
Day 1, 2, 3 in Capetown
Day 4 possibly a full day tour to wineland
Day 5, 6, 7 on the Garden route
Afternoon of Day 7 flying to Jock Safari (as an example)in time for evening game drive.
Day 8 Jocks
Day 9 Morning game drive Jocks..Flying fairly early (is this possible?) to Madikwe Hills in time for evening game drive.
Day 10 Madikwe Hills
Day 11 Madikwe Hills morning game drive and then flying to Johannesburg for flight to Canada
Does this make sense? I am not sure about the travel between camps. Can't stay in the most expensive camps. Included Madikwe because of the wild dogs.
Maybe we should skip the winelands and spend another day in Capetown or on the Garden Route. Anyone who could provide some insight into the travel between Port Elizabeth and Kruger or between Kruger and Madikwe would be really appreciated.
Again early days of planning and so little time. Any help would be appreciated. Also should we drive the garden route? My husband has had some experience with driving on the left in the UK and Ireland and it seems that the drive is not a problem but any advice would be appreciated. It would either be that or a driver as we aren't really in to bus tours.
Please don't be impatient with me if I seem a little vague. We are planning on October 2014 for out trip.