Looking for some general advice as I make my first trip to South Africa in August. I am trying to see as many of the big 5 as possible in a short period of time. Basically I will have a day and a half in the park. My general budget is ~$200 USD for hotel per day.
I arrive in Jo'burg at 6pm Saturday night. My plan is to rent a car and drive most of the way to Kruger. Is it safe to drive at night? Any recommendations on a hotel to stop at for the night? Which gate should I drive to?
Sunday I plan to self drive throughout the park. Any ideas which camp I should stay at?
Monday morning I am interested in taking a morning safari. Monday night I will need to catch a flight to cape town from either Jo'burg or the airport by Kruger. Still trying to make that decision.