In July six of us, including two children will be arriving in Johannesburg after an overnight flight from the UK,
We will be renting an 8 seater people carrier and driving up to Nelspruit to stay the night and stock up with supplies before entering Kruger next day. I believe that people carriers are the most commonly stolen vehicle in South Africa and we would therefore like advice on where to stay in Nelspruit where the vehicle will be secure overnight.
I have checked out the main main chain hotels in Nelspruit (Protea, Mercure, City Lodge, etc) on Google Earth and the all seem to have fairly exposed parking areas. I have also checked out some of the B&Bs on the outskirts and they look more secure.
Has anybody got a recommendation for somewhere to stay with secure parking in or around Nelspruit - or am I just being too paranoid?
Another question - we will be arriving on a Sunday. Are supermarkets and restaurants generally open on Sundays if we need to get an evening meal?
Thanks in advance.