Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report 오늘주식시세표 오늘주식 oninve.com
  2. 2 Trip Report http://www.besthealthmarket.org/complete-metabolism/
  3. 3 Recommendations for Houseboat in Chobe
  4. 4 South Africa planning next Feb/March
  5. 5 Kruger National Park with 5 year old
  6. 6 A couple of quick questions about Israel
  7. 7 A Little Trick for Converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit
  8. 8 Jerusalem and the Holy Land
  9. 9 Family Kenya Safari July 2017
  10. 10 Proposed Itinerary Israel & Jordan
  11. 11 Want to take your laptop on the plane?
  12. 12 Recommendation on where to stay in Durban?
  13. 13 Itinerary and logistics of Mid April Mrocco solo
  14. 14 Kenya and Tanzaniz combined 13 days Safari
  15. 15 13 Days Tanzania and Kenya Safari
  16. 16 Morocco: Do it yourself, or get a tour company?
  17. 17 Trip Report Nine months to Egypt (but you should go now)
  18. 18 Buying merchandise
  19. 19 Kenya and Tanzania Tour Companies
  20. 20 Egypt January-February 2018
  21. 21 safari for the mobility impaired
  22. 22 Honeymoon - South Africa
  23. 23 Morocco first timer around 8 days
  24. 24 Private tour guide in Marrakech
  25. 25 Dubai shopping - any tips?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Southern Africa trip - 5 weeks April / May 2015 starting in KZN

Jump to last reply

We (Hubby and I, with our 2 adult daughters for the first 2 weeks) are in the early stages of planning our return trip next year to South Africa. All comments and advice will be willing read. Thanks to Christabir for some great ideas already!!
We will start with a night near JHB airport to get over the flight from Australia.
Then 1 night Didima DBB, followed by 3 nights in a self catering chalet at Champagne Castle. We were last there 27 years ago on honeymoon, so a trip down memory lane. We took the night in Didima as we could not get 4 nights at Champagne Castle. (Also, we stayed 5 nights in Didima on our last trip 6 years ago).
Then 3 nights in Hluhluwe in Hilltop in a self catering chalet. (This takes us into Easter).
To this point we have already booked. We are then thinking of staying 4 (or 5) nights at Bushwillow in their self catering chalet. Use this as a base for seeing St Lucia, Cape Vidal etc. Not sure about the 5th night as our daughters fly home from Durban International Airport the next day and wondered if we should stay closer to Durban that night. Any suggestions of somewhere closer to the airport than Hluhluwe area???
After that we have 3 1/2 weeks that we at this stage have no idea where we will go. We have visited The Cape and Kruger many times, and love both, but thought we may go somewhere different. We thought about Mozambique, but I gather that is wet season. Thought about Malawi, but are finding it difficult to get information on "do it yourself" trips up there. Of course, Zanzibar has always been a dream destination of ours, so perhaps Tanzania may be an option. We have been to Vic Falls (Zimbabwe side) twice, and are tempted to see more of that beautiful country. Our last trip to Africa was mainly Namibia, which we adored, so probably that is not on the list for this time. It is a wonderful "dilemma" to choose where to go, and would to love what have been favourite experiences of others.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement