We are avid travelers but safari rookies :o) I am beginning to start to plan a trip to South Africa. Right now we are planning to hit the Sabi Sand area and then either before or after head to Cape Town. The thing I am not sure about is how long to book for in Sabi Sand. Since many of the resorts offer the stay 3 get a night free I started to think about doing two resorts for 4 nights each. Is that too much though? We are not go go go people (we do that too much in our real life). So when we are on vacation we like to linger and get the full experience. Bottom line it is not a race to see and do as much as we can in the least amount of time. We want this to be a dream trip so we are flexible with the budget. I am currently looking at some combination at resorts such as Londolozi, Lion Sands, Singita, or Ulusaba. Any feedback on how long would be a good but also relaxing trip? Any suggested combo of resorts that would give us a special mix? I have been combing the threads for the luxury resorts so I understand a lot of the pro/con’s of each.
Also one other question. I was surprised to learn Ulusaba seemed to be a notch or two below some of the other luxury resorts. I understand the traversing downside and being close to the villages, but what else knocks it down in your opinion? We have been on their mailing list for years and watched the travel shows that included that resort. So I always assumed it would be a top choice and was a little surprised it is not. The pictures make it look fabulous and in some cases nicer than some of the others above mentioned. So I am just trying to figure out the catch.
Thanks for your feedback. These boards are invaluable!