My wife and I are planning our first trip to South Africa in September 2014. Here is what we came up with for the safari portion:
From JNB, fly to Phalaborwa (Hendrik Van Eck Airport) and stay at Olifants Rest Camp (Bungalow BG2) for 3-nights. Surprisingly, there are a lot of units left for the Bungalow, is there a reason why?
We will then travel to a Private Game Lodge and spend 2-nights there. Can anyone recommend a budget Private Game Lodge to us? We are looking to spend about $400 CDN in total a night (is this budget even realistic?). I looked into Elephant Plains Game Lodge in Sabi Sands Reserve but unfortunately everything is booked. I also looked into the private game lodges in Timbavati Reserve and it seems everything is above our budget. Our main goal is having great experiences for game viewing.
Thanks in advance for your comments and answers!!