Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 AOL EMAIL ☎ 1~844~853:3131 Password Reset Contact Now ☎ AOL Tec*h CALL.☎M3*
  2. 2 Safety in Johannesburg
  3. 3 Tanzania and Kenya Trip 2018 - advise needed
  4. 4 Morocco 10 day Itinerary
  5. 5 South Africa: WESTERN CAPE in spring: Need HELP getting addicted!
  6. 6 Qatar to Iran
  7. 7 Sharm el Sheikh - Anyone been recently
  8. 8 Lebanon Spring 2018
  9. 9 Sept in Dubai. what to wear
  10. 10 Ethiopian Tour operators
  11. 11 visiting Ethiopia as a single female on a low budget
  12. 12 Tanzanian Tour Operators
  13. 13 electric devices
  14. 14 Flying from Florida to Dubai
  15. 15 Advice on private tour Morocco
  16. 16 Victoria Falls
  17. 17 Morocco--rent motorcycle without license
  18. 18 sahara desert
  19. 19 Erta Ale ETHIOPIA - any updates?
  20. 20 STONE TOWN hotel recommendation for 1/14/18
  21. 21 Feedback on 2-Week South Africa Itinerary?
  22. 22 Private driver in Morocco
  23. 23 Private tours in Morocco
  24. 24 Morocco Expert Tours
  25. 25 East Africa (Tanzania) or South (Botswana) Middle June 2018
View next 25 » Back to the top

January 2013 First Time Safari - Help with Safari Lodge

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone,

I'll be in South Africa for a mere 9 nights/10 days in January. It will be my first time to South Africa and on safari, and I am extremely excited!

I'll be in Cape Town for 4 nights, then the winelands for 2 nights, and want to finish with a 3 night safari. Cape Town I booked independently, but I've been looking at quotes for the winelands + safari portion.

I've read a bunch of old trip reports and posts, but would love to see if anyone has an opinion on the best place to stay in the January green season. Here are my main options:

-Kirkman's Kamp
-Ngala Safari Lodge
-Kapama Buffalo Camp
-Madikwe River Lodge

Based on value for money and perceived quality of the experience and game viewing, I am leaning towards Kirkman's Kamp. Ngala I think is a fine option, but as of now I prefer KK for the Sabi Sand area access. I am skeptical of the whole fenced reserve experience so I'm not sure on Kapama. Madikwe intrigues me because of the wild dog populations, but the quote for the transfers and safari to Madikwe is much higher than the Kruger area safaris, and I don't think the overall experience would be that much "better" (if at all!)

KK the right choice here? If there's anyone here with experience going in January or green season in general with some tips, I would greatly appreciate comments.

Thank you!

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement