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June in South Africa (Cape Town and Sabi Sands and KZN Safari)

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Some advice needed from FellowFodorites. I will be in South Africa between May 25 and June 10, and I am in the process of planning my itinerary. I currently have three nights planned in SabiSands at the beginning of the trip, and three nights at Phinda at the end. I have eight nights in the middle that are still open. Initially, I had planned to spend the entire time in the Cape Town/Garden Route area, but I have since learned that weather in the area is incredibly bad in June. So I am now toying with the idea of moving on to KZN early and spending three or four nights in the St. Lucia Wetlands Park and/or Drakensberg. So my questions are:

1. Is Cape Town weather really that bad in the beginning of June? And does this generalization apply to the Garden Route and Western Cape as well?

2. In light of the season, what's the right amount of time to spend in Cape Town and surroundings? I do want to travel the Garden Route, go shark diving, see the penguins at Boulder, explore the Oudtshoorn and do a whale excusion at a minimum. Would 4 days be enough time?

3. Is 2 nights in St. Lucia Wetlands enough? And if so, where should I spend my time? I was initially thinking about spending the bulk of my time at Thonga Beach Resort; but I really want to have maximum flexibility with excursions, so I was wondering whether St. Lucia is a better base. Any suggestions on lodging?

4. Is 2 days enough in Drakensberg? Any suggestions on lodging?

Any advice is much appreciated. If anyone has a different suggestion about what to do in the eight days, that would be appreciated too...

Thanks!

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