I am trying to finalize our 6 day self drive route for our upcoming trip to South Africa. So far I have planned the following:
July 1: Arriving in JNB, get rental car, overnight in Nelspruit (place tbd)
July 2: Enter Kruger at Crocodile Bridge, overnight at Skukuza Camp (booked)
July 3-6: 3 nights at Arathusa Lodge in Sabi Sand
Now my dilemma begins. I would like to enter Kruger again on July 6 and do some game driving, but exit on the same evening. As Orpen seems to be the closest gate to Arathusa I would like to enter Kruger there. Our flight departs at 19:25 on the next day (July 7) and I would preferably include the Panorama Route on the way back to the airport. I made up 3 potential itineraries to JNB:
1) Enter at Orpen, do game driving, exit at Orpen, stay overnight in Hoedspruit and drive Panorama Route to JNB
2) Enter at Orpen, exit and stay overnight at Phalaborwa (is this feasible?) and drive Panorama Route to JNB
3) Enter at Orpen, exit at Paul Kruger or Phabeni Gate, stay in Hazyview and skip Panorama route
What do you think? Are the distances doable?
Thanks a lot in advance!
LisaEdited: 07 March 2014, 18:48