South Africa Trip Report Index

Old Mar 16th, 2006, 11:05 AM
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South Africa Trip Report Index

Inspired by LyndaS, Im going to try to pull together all the South Africa trip reports I find.

This list is in no way comprehensive or listed in any particular order. Just the way I found them in a search. Im still putting this list together so there is more to come. If I have made any mistakes, let me know. Or feel free to add your own links

Hope this is as helpful.

ELLENEs Thornybush & Mala Mala Trip Report
Short but sweet
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...xt=trip+report

DRRYANJAMES 4 part S Africa Trip Report
A very detailed trip report in 4 parts – Paris to Cape Town, Joberg, Balule Game Reserve and back. No photos but lots of information about the experience.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...me=drryanjames

EEYOREGREY’s Wilderness, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town Trip Report
Recap of two week trip. No photos but good info with some interesting comments about the highlights and lowlights of the trip.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...xt=trip+report


JSCCHAN’s 5 part Trip Report – Madikwe, Garden Route, Cape Town, Vic Falls
Detailed review of the accommodation, meals, service and game drives.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...xt=trip+report

Sapphire’s Madikwe Trip Report
Short and sweet – recount of a 2 day excursion. No photos.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...xt=trip+report

Mtea’s Cape Town, Garden Route, Drakensberg, Johannesburg and Madikwe
Concise review of trip with listing of animals seen and reviews of accomadations and experience. No photos.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...xt=trip+report

Wallybrendas’ Cape Town + Botswana Trip Report.
Lots of photos and details!
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...xt=trip+report







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Old Mar 16th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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Stef and Lynda -

Boy, Fodor's owes the two of your "real big."

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Stef,
I have probably 30 or so reports that I have saved the name and dates and links on Microsoft Word. If you really want to try to undertake this, I can E-mail what I have in Word. Or I can post directly, but then we will probably have duplicates. Mine are not in any particular order, but I tried to put reports by the same person together when I could find them. I have not ever tried posting from Microsoft Word back to the Fodor's site , but I assume that it works. It might have to be broken up into smaller sections.

This would really be great if you decide to work on this, so let me know if you would like these, I'll need your E-mail.
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Old Mar 16th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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Wahoo - very exciting . Just in time for me to start planning my next trip.
Thanks for taking the index on - it's such a huge help to everyone.
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Old Mar 16th, 2006, 12:15 PM
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Thanks stef
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Old Mar 16th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Here's mine from 2004:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34511049
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Old Mar 16th, 2006, 12:32 PM
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FYI: my email is [email protected] if you would like me to add it to avoid dupes.

Otherwise, feel free to post.
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Brandywine was sitting on a variable goldmine of trip reports just waiting to be unleashed. Thanks again!!

Kavey’s Trip Report
June 2001
Namibia and Botswana
Itinerary: London - Johannesburg - Windhoek (Namibia)- Wolwedans Dune Lodge - Sossusvlei Lodge - Damaraland Camp - Little Mombo Camp (Botswana) -Little Vumbura Camp - Chitabe Trails Camp - Maun - Johannesburg (via Gaberone)-London
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...=4&tid=1305130

Photos: http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=62396601403&n=1677567491

Rocco’s first trip to Southern Africa;
March 2002
Cape Town: Table Bay Hotel and Mount Nelson Hotel
Singita: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Matetsi, Zimbabwe
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...=4&tid=1354729
http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...=4&tid=1357346
http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=4604239...05&n=456003369


Rocco’s trip to Southern Africa
June 2003
Zambia and South Africa
Johannesburg: Micheangelo Hotel
Kafunta Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia
Cape Town: Twelve Apostles
Cape Winelands: Lanzerac Manor
Vuyatela: Sabi Sands, South Africa
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34425911
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34428162

Rocco’s Trip Report
Sept. 2005
Zambia & South Africa
Kasaka River Lodge: Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Chongwe River Camp: Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Luangwa River Lodge: South Luangwa, Zambia
Puku Ridge: South Luangwa, Zambia
Cape Town: Twelve Apostles
Simbambili: Sabi Sands, South Africa
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34680408

Kaye’s Trip Report
Dec 2005/Jan 2006
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Mala Mala, Londolozi, and Ivory Lodge @ Lion Sands
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34744403

Ericka’s Trip Report
Sept. 2005
Botswana: King’s Pool & Jao
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Singita Ebony Lodge
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34682352


Diane’s Trip Report
March 2004
Cape Town: Atlantic View Villas
Victoria Falls: Royal Livingstone, Zambia side
Botswana: Little Vumbura
South Africa: Singita, Sabi Sands
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34489195
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34489338
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34489795
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34490024


Napamatt’s Trip Report
July 2005
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Mala Mala
Botswana: Kings Pool & Mombo
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34652514
And rest of report with link to photos:
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34656972

Napamatt’s Trip Report
January 2006
Mala Mala: Sabi Sands, South Africa
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34744147
And rest of report with link to photos:
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34751777

Mincepie’s Trip Report
Jan 2005 (maybe)
Djuma Bush Lodge: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Botswana: Xigera Camp and Deception Valley Lodge
Cape Town: Commodore Hotel
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34557320


KeriKeri’s Trip Report
Dec 2004
Botswana: Baines Camp, Chief’s Camp, and Chobe Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls: Royal Livingstone (Zambia side)
Madikwe, South Africa: Madikwe Safari Lodge
Mauritius and Madagscar
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34546278
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34546281


Lisa’s Trip Report
August 2002
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Victoria Falls: Zambezi Sun (Zambia side)
Cape Town: Sir Francis Hotel
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...=4&tid=1404681


Lins’ Trip Report
July 2005
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia

Westcliff Hotel Johannesburg (1 night)
Zimbabwe: Little Makalolo
Botswana: Savuti
Victoria Falls: Tongabezi Lodge
Zambia: Sausage Tree Camp, Lower Zambezi
Zambia: Tafika Camp & Puku Ridge, South Luangwa NP
The Grace Hotel Johannesburg (2 nights)
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34656030


Dreaming’s Trip Report
July/August, 2005
Cape Town and Zambia
Itinerary:
Hippo Boutique Hotel - Cape Town (3)
Airport Holiday Inn - JNB (1)
Kafunta River Lodge - South Luangwa (3)
Island Bush Camp - South Luangwa (2)
Chongwe River Camp - Lower Zambezi (3)
Westcliff - JNB (1)
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34663347


Jcasale’s Trip Report
June, 2005
South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana
Cape Town: Portswood Hotel
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Elephant Plains Lodge
Victoria Falls: Llala Lodge (Zimbabwe side)
Botswana: Nxabega Camp
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34647330
Kwara
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34663691
and link to photos:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34663130

Girlpolo33’s Trip Report
May 2003
South Africa: Phinda Forest Lodge, Londolozi Tree Camp, Singita Ebony
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34422887


Brandywine’s Trip Report
June 2005
South Africa & Botswana
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34639489
and link for photos:
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34646478


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Old Mar 16th, 2006, 04:13 PM
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Wow, this is great! Thanks, Stef.
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Thankyou Stef, this is great! You have done a fabulous job!
Thanks again,
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This may have been my only trip report from my June 2004 trip report. It was a short 11 night safari that I forced in after a 10 night tour of Italy that Alexsandra wanted to do with her family.
We visited Kulefu in Lower Zambezi, Kaingo in South Luangwa and Chichele Presidential Lodge in South Luangwa:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34506076

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34507426

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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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I'll search for more after Im finished reading all of these
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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Stef:
This has really shaped up nicely. Thanks again.
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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StefR,

Thanks for all your effort. Here is my Aug 2005 Botswana report on San Camp and Chitabe, including Chitabe Walking Trails.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34690768
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Old Mar 19th, 2006, 10:09 PM
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Here's mine from 2003:
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34402223
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Here's mine from December 2003:
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34461491
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Old Apr 7th, 2006, 03:24 PM
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Thank you for this wonderful resource! I am bookmarking for future reference while planning our trip.
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Old Jun 2nd, 2006, 07:38 AM
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Bookmarking so I can find this again. Thank you so much for doing this.
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Old Jun 2nd, 2006, 08:12 AM
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Thank you StefR!
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I was looking at this thread in advance of our return to SA in September and discovered I hadn't linked to the sections in our RTW blog that covered Chobe, Victoria Falls and SA last year. So here's a link to the first of the relevant pages (you can navigate within the site.) - http://tinyurl.com/lkok4
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