Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Bed and breakfast close to joberg airport
  2. 2 South Africa Visa question please help!
  3. 3 Timing of Great Migration in Northern Serengeti
  4. 4 Soweto tour guide recommendations?
  5. 5 Need advise
  6. 6 Trip Report Fes opinion and rates + video
  7. 7 Advice, please: Addo Elephant Park to Cape Town AIrport on Garden Route
  8. 8 Trip Report Keep watching the news and DON'T believe my trip report
  9. 9 6 Nights in Morocco want the desert.
  10. 10 Trip Report Rabat opinion and prices in Rabat + video
  11. 11 Flooding at Ngamba Island
  12. 12 Insect Repellent
  13. 13 Feedback on Victoria Falls visit please
  14. 14 First Attempt South Africa Itinerary - Advice Please
  15. 15 Israel in April - itinerary help
  16. 16 Help Us With Our Trip to Morocco
  17. 17 house exchange
  18. 18 Trip Report TRIP REPORT – 5 fantastic weeks in South Africa, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Mauritius
  19. 19 casablanca airport taxis
  20. 20 Is it Possible to Buy Advance Tickets to the Hassan 2 Mosque?
  21. 21 Trip Report Now is a GREAT time to visit Egypt! (Trip Report)
  22. 22 Marrakech, Demnate, Essaouira on slow
  23. 23 Which Would you Recommend as an Outdoor Day trip from Marrakech?-Imlil or Cascades d'Ouzod
  24. 24 Tiberias with kids
  25. 25 Lion World
View next 25 » Back to the top

South Africa/Botswana Trip Report

Jump to last reply

We've just returned from a wonderful trip to South Africa and Botswana. It was our first safari and we were anticipating for so long, that it is hard to believe we are now back at home. Everything meant our expectations and more, and it was a fantastic experience.

We started with 3 nights in the Capetown area, actually staying at Stellenbosch, which was quite centrally located. We stayed at the Lanzerac on a winter rate, and were very pleased with the room, etc. We also had a good dinner there our first night.
(I had fillet of ostrich, which I thought was excellent). We started out with rainy weather, but went ahead with our plan to drive to Franschhoek visiting several wineries along the way, and shopping in Franschhoek. The weather finally started to clear so we drove up to La Couronne for a late lunch (just barely outside Franschhoek), what a wonderful view while enjoying lunch!

We saved our last full day for the drive around the cape. It was an absolutely beautiful day and the scenery was breathtaking all the way around. We then arrived at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, where we had a very late lunch, (big plates of prawns at Willouwbys (spelling?) and explored the waterfront area.
We were getting tired by this time, and decided to leave just before dark to start back to Stellenbosch. I was now very excited to pack up and move on to the next portion of our trip, as our safari starts the next day.

19 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement