We're agonising over an itinerary for South Africa in July this year...there's just too much great stuff to see!
5 nights in Cape Town
fly to Durban and hire car
6 nights around Durban, including stays in Hluhluwe and either Drakensbergs or Elephant Coast eg. St Lucia
Overland by car to Kruger (any thoughts on places worth stopping on route, we were thinking of driving via Swaziland)
9 nights in Kruger(!) 3 days walking Safari run by Sanpark, 2 nights at Olifants camp, and 4 nights at Ngala private reserve to cap the trip off in some luxury.
We've ended up with this much time in Kruger partly because of the availability of both Ngala and the walking tours (only start certain days). Is 9 nights in Kruger too much for a first visit? And do the reserves and wilderness areas in Kwazulu Natal offer enough of a contrast to Kruger to be worth visiting in the same trip or will we be overdosing on safari?
Any thoughts much appreciated!