Hi, after spending some time reviewing potential lodges I would really value your opionions on the views we have formed.
We visited Sabi sands approx 5 yrs ago and stayed at Simbambili which was the most fantastic place, with game viewing beyond expectation. We saw everything except wild dogs both fell in love with the Simbabbili leopards.
We are now returning with our two boys who are now older (they will be 11 and 14 when we travel around August/September). Our most important part is the game viewing and we prefer the smaller open sided landrovers with guide and tracker however we have a limited budget per person - having to pay for 4 - and want a game lodge where we can share a room - even if they sleep on camp beds.
Without knowing the practicalities of room layout the places we have looked at are:
Djuma (or is it Cheetah Plains now)
Our questions are
Do they have rooms that would fit us together?
Some have a 12 and over policy - our 11 year old will be two months short of being 12 - do they ever relax this rule?
Do they fit our max budget of 2000 - 2500 rand pp?
Someone mentioned Elephant Plains is fenced in - does this spoil the lodge?
Is anywhere above better game viewing than the others
Have I missed any lodges off my list?
I know this is a long list of questions so I really appreciate and say thank you to those who respond