Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (
-   Africa & the Middle East (
-   -   Southern Africa Trip Report Index (

jasher Aug 23rd, 2006 04:04 PM

Southern Africa Trip Report Index

In the interest of clarity (particularly for newbies) I've copied the trip report links from Steph's original thread here with the new header. I’ve also arranged them in (rough) chronological order and excised a number of duplicate links.

Please check to see whether your report has been listed before adding a link!


KAVEY Nambia and Botswana (June 2001)
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;tid=1305130;n=1677567491

ROCCO South Africa and Victoria Falls (March 2002)
Cape Town: Table Bay Hotel and Mount Nelson Hotel
Singita: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Matetsi, Zimbabwe;tid=1354729;tid=1357346;n=456003369

LISA South Africa and Victoria Falls (August 2002)
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Victoria Falls: Zambezi Sun (Zambia side)
Cape Town: Sir Francis Hotel;tid=1404681

HANL South Africa (February 2003);tid=34402223

GIRLPOLO33 South Africa (May 2003)
South Africa: Phinda Forest Lodge, Londolozi Tree Camp, Singita Ebony;tid=34422887

ROCCO Zambia and South Africa (June 2003)
Johannesburg: Micheangelo Hotel
Kafunta Lodge, South Luangwa, Zambia
Cape Town: Twelve Apostles
Cape Winelands: Lanzerac Manor
Vuyatela: Sabi Sands, South Africa;tid=34425911;tid=34428162

LISA South Africa (December 2003);tid=34461491

DIANE South Africa, Botswana, and Victoria Falls (March 2004)
Cape Town: Atlantic View Villas
Victoria Falls: Royal Livingstone, Zambia side
Botswana: Little Vumbura
South Africa: Singita, Sabi Sands;tid=34489195;tid=34489338;tid=34489795;tid=34490024

GIRLPOLO33 Botswana (May 2004)
Macatoo Camp (horseback safari) and Little Vumbura and Chitabe;tid=34504241

KAVEY South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia (June 2004);tid=34511049

ROCCO Zambia (June 2004)
Kulefu in Lower Zambezi, Kaingo in South Luangwa and Chichele Presidential Lodge in South Luangwa:;tid=34506076;tid=34507426

EENUSA Botswana and Victoria Falls (June 26-July 9, 2004)
Botswana: Xigera Camp, Chitabe Trails, Duma Tau
Victoria Falls: Sussi & Chuma (Zambia side);tid=34721365

LIN Botswana and Victoria Falls (July 2004)
Itinerary: 2 nights Jack's Camp; 1 night Chitabe Main Camp and 2 nights on Chitabe Walking Trail; 2 nights Little Vumbura, 3 nights Pom Pom, 2 nights Selinda in the Linyati, 2 nights Sussi & Chuma House (Zambian side of Falls).;tid=34526425

MV Namibia and Botswana (August 2004)
Namibia: Impalila Island Lodge & Susuwe Island Lodge
Botswana: Kwando Lagoon, Lebala, and Kwara;tid=34663691;tid=34663130

JRRUFF Botswana And Victoria Falls (August 2004)
Botswana: Kwai River Lodge and Savute Elephant Camp
Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (Zim side);tid=34532908

GREENDRAKE Zambia (September, 2004)
Bushcamp Company: Chamilandu; Chindeni; Bilimungwe; Mfuwe Lodge;tid=34530414;tid=34529998

KERIKERI Botswana, Victoria Falls, South Africa, Mauritius, and Madagascar (December 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;tid=34546278;tid=34546281

MTEA South Africa (January 2005)
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.;tid=34563768

MINCEPIE South Africa and Botswana (January 2005)
Djuma Bush Lodge: Sabi Sands, South Africa
Botswana: Xigera Camp and Deception Valley Lodge
Cape Town: Commodore Hotel;tid=34557320

BIGCOUNTRY Zimbabwe and Botswana (Jan 2005)
Zimbabwe: Makololo Plains; Botswana: Mombo Camp;tid=34553228;tid=34554677;tid=34555149

GIRLPOLO33 Botswana (May 2005)
Macatoo Camp (horseback safari) and Kwetsani;tid=34629997

WALLYBRENDA South Africa and Botswana (May/June 2005)
Cape Town + Botswana
Lots of photos and details!;tid=34632411

JCASALE South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana (June 2005)
Cape Town: Portswood Hotel
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Elephant Plains Lodge
Victoria Falls: Llala Lodge (Zimbabwe side)
Botswana: Nxabega Camp, Kwara;tid=34647330;tid=34663691;tid=34663130

BRANDYWINE South Africa & Botswana (June 2005);tid=34639489;tid=34646478

NAPAMATT South Africa and Botswana (July 2005)
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Mala Mala
Botswana: Kings Pool & Mombo;tid=34652514
And rest of report with link to photos:;tid=34656972

LIN Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Zambia (July 2005)
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);tid=34656030

MIKE59 Botswana (July 2005)
Camping with Masson Safaris;tid=34684546

DREAMING South Africa and Zambia (July/August 2005)
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);tid=34663347

ATRAVELYNN Botswana (August 2005)
San Camp and Chitabe, including Chitabe Walking Trails.;tid=34690768

GARDYLOO Botswana, Victoria Falls, and South Africa (August 2005)

CYNTUT Zambia (August 2005)
Chiawa, Chongwe River Camp, Sausage Tree Camp, Old Mondoro;tid=34669585

ROCCO Zambia and South Africa (September 2005)
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;tid=34680408

ERICKA Botswana and South Africa (September 2005)
Botswana: King’s Pool & Jao
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Singita Ebony Lodge;tid=34682352

BEEPT Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls (Sept 2005)
Hwange NP: Makalolo Plains; Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Hotel (Zim side); Matetsi Water Lodge;tid=34685922;tid=34686389

MV Botswana (Sept 26 - Oct 6, 2005)
Kwando Lagoon, Lebala, and Kwara;tid=34690971;tid=34696958

SUNDOWNER Botswana (September/October 2005)
Mobile safari with Gametrails
2 nights Livingston
2 nights Chobe
2 nights Savute, the last afternoon a leisurely boat cruise on the Chobe River
2 nights Khwai community campsite on the border of the Moremi Game Reserve
2 nights in the Xakanaxa region of the reserve
1 night at a remote island in the Okavango Delta (they called this the fly camp - we only had "bare essentials" which mainly meant smaller tents and no cots)
1 night in Maun at a guesthouse (we stayed in chalets)
1 night in the Makgadigadi pans, fly camp
2 nights on the Boteti river (dry) on the border between the Makgadgadi and the Central Kalahari (Meno A Kwena Lodge)
2 nights in the panhandle area of the Okavango Delta at the Xaro Lodge;tid=34701244

MATNIKSTYM Zambia (October 2005)
Luangwa River Lodge; Chongwe River Lodge; Stanley Safari Lodge;tid=34702199

JSCCHAN South Africa and Victoria Falls (November 2005)
Madikwe, South Africa (Etali Lodge)
Garden Route & Winelands, South Africa
Cape Town: Cape Cadogan Hotel
Victoria Falls: Stanley Safari Lodge (Zambia side);tid=34721899 (link to photos here);tid=34723505;tid=34724169;tid=34724992;tid=34725370

SAPPHIRE South Africa (November 2005
Short and sweet – recount of a 2 day excursion to Madikwe. No photos.;tid=34710195

JUDITHLORRAINE123 Botswana (November 2005)
Maun: Audi Camp; Kwando Camps: Lagoon, Lebala, Kwara;tid=34713591

DRRYANJAMES South Africa (December 2005)
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.;tid=34741935

KAYE South Africa (Dec 2005/Jan 2006)
Sabi Sands, South Africa: Mala Mala, Londolozi, and Ivory Lodge @ Lion Sands;tid=34744403

ELLENE South Africa (January 2006)
Thornybush & Mala Mala;tid=34742539

EEYOREGREY South Africa (January 2006)
Wilderness, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town
No photos but good info with some interesting comments about the highlights and lowlights of the trip.;tid=34737541

NAPAMATT South Africa (January 2006)
Mala Mala: Sabi Sands, South Africa;tid=34744147
And rest of report with link to photos:;tid=34751777

MATNIKSTYM Zambia (March 2006)
Tafika Camp; Puku Ridge; Luangwa River Lodge;tid=34779548
pictures at:

JASHER Botswana (June/July 2006)
The Saxon; Savuti; Mombo; Lebala; Lagoon; Jack’s;tid=34844345

KAYE Botswana and Zimbabwe (June/July 2006)
Sandibe, Nxabega, and Matetsi;tid=34856830

jasher Aug 27th, 2006 04:37 AM

MIKE14C South African and Botswana (August 2006)
Phinda; Mombo; Jao; King's Pool;tid=34859908

jasher Aug 27th, 2006 04:54 AM


It seems to be a bumper weekend for trip reports!

ATRAVELYNN Botswana (August 2006)
Duba Plains; Vumbura Plains; Zibalianja;tid=34859832


raelond Aug 27th, 2006 09:36 AM

RAELOND Botswana and Zambia June/July 2006
Kwetsani, Duba Plains, Duma Tau, Victoria Falls (River Club), South Luangwa (Tena Tena and Nsefu);tid=34858382

jasher Aug 27th, 2006 10:30 AM

MV Botswana (July 2006)
Little Kwara and Lebala;tid=34838851

jasher Aug 27th, 2006 10:33 AM

Link for:

RAELOND Botswana and Zambia (June/July 2006)
Kwetsani, Duba Plains, Duma Tau, Victoria Falls (River Club), South Luangwa (Tena Tena and Nsefu);tid=34833240

GovernorPhil Aug 28th, 2006 01:10 AM

Our Zambia trip report from March 2005:from nses=27&start=0&searchText=GovernorPhil

thit_cho Aug 28th, 2006 07:09 AM

Julian, I posted a report on visit to Lesotho, Hluhluwe and Kgalagadi a month or so ago, but I don't know how to cut-and-pašte the link. And does Madagascar count as Southern Africa; if so, I did a trip report from that trip, too. Both should be easy for you to find by searching either Lesotho or Madagascar. Thanks

jasher Aug 28th, 2006 07:24 AM

THIT_CHO South Africa and Lesotho (July 2006)
KwaZuluNatal (Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, St Lucia); Kgalagadi; Lesotho;tid=34835599

THIT_CHO Madagascar (June 2005);tid=34629725

jasher Aug 28th, 2006 07:57 AM

NAPAMATT Botswana (June 2006)
Mombo, Vumbura Plains, Duma Tau;tid=34828191

PredatorBiologist Aug 28th, 2006 02:27 PM

PREDATOR BIOLOGIST Namibia, Mozambique, and South Africa (November 2004)
Itinerary: Namibia/Windhoek (Hilltop House)- Sossousvlei Wilderness Camp - Swakopmund - Damaraland Camp - Little Ongava - Joburg (Intercontinental Airport) - Mozambique/Indigo Bay Lodge - Benguerra Lodge - Capetown (Kensington Place);tid=34548100

PREDATOR BIOLOGIST South Africa and Botswana(March 2006)
Itinerary: Joburg (D'Oreal Grande)- Madikwe (Madikwe Hills & Buffalo Ridge) - Joburg (Ten Bompas)- Botswana/Deception Valley Lodge - Kwando Kwara - Kwando Lebala - Westcliff;tid=34780788

jasher Sep 1st, 2006 03:01 PM

HANL Namibia (May/June 2005)
Okonjima; Etosha; Little Ongava; Impalila Island Lodge; Little Kulala;tid=34632364

jasher Sep 3rd, 2006 07:47 AM

SANTHARAMHARI Botswana (August 2006)
Lagoon; Lebala; Little Kwara;tid=34863566

mv Sep 3rd, 2006 10:44 AM


a couple of reports and pictures from me.

Pictures from Little Kwara and Lebala, July 2006;dirtyBit=1

Trip report Little Kwara July 2006-;dirtyBit=1

Trip report Kwando Lagoon, Lebala and Kwara, Fall 2005;dirtyBit=1

and pictures:;dirtyBit=1

jasher Sep 4th, 2006 01:36 PM

SANTHRAMHARI South Africa (August 2006)
Exeter Dulini (Sabi Sands);tid=34864238

jasher Sep 5th, 2006 01:44 PM

SHAYTAY South Africa and Botswana (February 2006)
Chitabe, Tubu Tree;tid=34864764

jasher Sep 5th, 2006 02:14 PM

JIGGYLOU Namibia and Zambia (August 2006)
Ntwala Island and Songwe Village;tid=34863629

jasher Sep 9th, 2006 05:52 PM

LILLIPETS Botswana (August 2006)
Mobile safari with GameTrails;tid=34867092

atravelynn Sep 10th, 2006 07:36 AM

Botswana, August 2006

Wilderness camps: Duba Plains, Vumbura Plains, Zibalianja with one night at Tshwene Walking Trails Camp

atravelynn Sep 10th, 2006 07:38 AM

Botswana, August 2006

Wilderness camps: Duba Plains, Vumbura Plains, Zibalianja with one night at Tshwene Walking Trails Camp;tid=34859832

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:30 PM.