First time in Southafrica - Suggested itinerary


Dec 21st, 2015, 06:16 AM
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Hi Christabir!

Yes, we have arranged this. It begins with a pick up at JNB and then carries onward with the Panorama Tour and ends at a client's lodge. It is a long day, especially if you want to stop and enjoy the sights or take part in any of the activities to explore the region. You would therefore need an early start, that's for sure! Depending upon when you arrive in JNB, you may need to stay over the night before.

As a day tour, you do arrive late to the lodge and for most people, missing afternoon game drive is a consequence of a day trip. Therefore, an overnight stay is a great way to enjoy the tour at a pace that takes advantage of the location. In the morning, you set off to finish the tour and arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and afternoon drive.

To be honest, I think the tour works best in reverse whereby you are picked up from your lodge at 10am (after morning game drive). Depending upon your level of interest to explore, you can do the drive in one day or again, opt to stay overnight. This also can work well with flights that leave out of JNB in the evening.

Hope the info helps!

Happy Holidays!
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Dec 21st, 2015, 06:21 PM
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Thanks Dianne. Great info. An overnight sounds so much more practical, but a lot of us want to fit everything in a very short time frame. Appreciate it.
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Dec 22nd, 2015, 06:07 AM
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Yes, one day is possible but A LOT easier from Kruger area TO JNB vs other way around.

Have a wonderful holiday by the way and a safe and Happy New Year!

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Dec 26th, 2015, 06:48 AM
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Hello everyone!!

Finally I made the bookings!

We will be staying 4 days at Nottens in Sabi Sand and 3 days at Senalala in Klaserie. Finally I made the booking through a webpage (South African Lodges). I have already arrange flights in/out and almost all the transfers.

Now I have to ask you more information again! Sorry!

I have to decide where to stay in Johanesbourg and Cape Town. Which neigbourhoods do you recommend in each city??

About Johanesbourg I read about Melville, Rosebank and Sandton, but the last two i found it a little "artifficial", what do you think??

Thanks for all the help!
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Dec 28th, 2015, 02:54 PM
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per my trip report, we loved staying in the Bo Kaap area in Cape Town. Adored our b&b also; they served the best breakfasts ever! (Rouge on Rose) As much as we liked the location (easy stroll into the heart of town, or to the wharf)... if i had it to do again, i would stay along the water in Camps Bay... only because i just love the sound of wild waves. but it is away from the action...
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