First time traveling to South Africa


Jan 12th, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Hi atravelynn, our itinerary is basically 2 nights in JNB, 3 nights in Suncity and 4 nights in Cape Town. We can't change the order of cities or the duration at each city.
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Jan 15th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Thanks Rebam that might help. There are some fenced safari-type places you can visit from JNB or Cape Town. Rhino and Lion Park is under an hour from JNB and was very nice. Here is what I wrote about it in a past trip report.

On my arrival day in Johannesburg, I spent the afternoon at Rhino and Lion Park through Wilro Tours with Len as my driver/guide. This was arranged at my request through my TA before leaving home. It is about 45 minutes from the airport. The predators all have their own enclosures of several acres. We were successful in finding numerous lions, one cheetah at a distance, but no wild dogs. The hooved species roam an even greater area. We saw ostrich, white rhino, sable, black wildebeest with lovely white tails, and oryx. There were frequent sightings of black backed jackals running about. Len was delightful and very knowledgeable. It’s a nice half-day excursion that I am glad I did, enjoyed thoroughly, and would recommend. Though my first choice was DeWildt, it was not open on my arrival day.

There's also Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, previously called De Wildt, a day trip from JNB.

Aquila is a safari park around 2 hours from Cape Town, never been. Madikwe is not a daytrip from where you'll be.

Do you have activities planned each day or are you on your own at each destination? I'm wondering if you have enough time to get away for several hours.

4 nts Cape Town is nice.

The funny wader comment by Cary999 goes way back and is not just a bizarre intrusion on your post.
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