Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Lower Zambezi vs. Northern So. Luangwa
  2. 2 Israel Trip - Very Early Planning Stage
  3. 3 Other than car rental how to get to Kruger from Johannesburg?
  4. 4 nearby game lodge from Johannesburg
  5. 5 Safari in South Africa
  6. 6 City Day guides and Sahara adventure
  7. 7 November Safari Help: Botswana or Kruger?
  8. 8 Safari in Kruger National Park
  9. 9 Trip Report Family4Travels to Israel & Petra -matzos, mezze and Menachem!!
  10. 10 Trip Report Africa – after 10 years of waiting – an amazing and wondrous journey.
  11. 11 Sabi Sands Savanna Private Reserve vs Timbavati Motswari Game Lodge
  12. 12 Trip Report Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe and Zambia) - Travel Report
  13. 13 Safari travel agent suggestions?
  14. 14 Straight through to Kenya or layover?
  15. 15 Southern Africa or Tanzania/Kenya for August 2018 Family Trip
  16. 16 Advise on Hotel stay and attractions visit in Casablanca
  17. 17 Experience of using Namibia Tracks and Trails
  18. 18 Transfer time at JNB Intl. airport
  19. 19 Sabi Sands areavs Motswari Timbavati area
  20. 20 Kilimanjaro Tour Operators
  21. 21 Egypt in 6 days itinerary - please advise
  22. 22 Going to Israel end of October. Maybe silly, but what shoes to bring?
  23. 23 Advice on private tour Morocco
  24. 24 Where are the best safaris in Africa?
  25. 25 Wilson airport transfer to NBO
View next 25 » Back to the top

Thinking about South Africa for May

Jump to last reply

My husband and I will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year and both of our birthdays in June. We typically take a trip abroad in the late Spring/early summer to celebrate these occasions and we would love to go to South Africa this year if we could swing it. We are in our mid 30's with no kids and very active, I currently examine all trip locations through a lens of "Could we do this with young kids?" looking at places that will likely be off limits to us for a few years once we have young kids.
We can allot 10-11 days including flight time from the US flying from WAS and are primarily interested in safari and Cape Town (in that order) with a budget of $6000 give or take. I realize that is a fairly low budget for this type of trip.I like boutique type properties but I do not require luxury. I love the look(and price!) on places like Pondoro or Mohlabetsi. While I'd be excited with any game sightings I am particularly interested in cheetahs. Is there any financial incentive to booking everything on our own? As always any advice is appreciated.

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement