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

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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.

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