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Late August Cape Town/Safari/Vic Falls Advice Wanted

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We are planning first trip to South Africa for late August. We are thinking 3 nights in Cape Town, 0-2 nights in Wine Country (??), 3 nights in Luxury Safari (Singita/Mala Mala/Ulusaba/Londolozi??) and potentially end up at Victoria Falls (??). The question marks represent embedded questions i would appreciate any and all advice on. My perception is that while late August is a wonderful time for Safari but not so wonderful (weather wise) for wine country. Is it worth spending a day or two in Franschhoek Valley that time of year or save for another time? As reflected in the illustrative names above, we are willing to spend some dough for the best first safari experience. We want to see game, but we also want to eat and drink very well. But we don't want to stay at the Four Seasons while on safari, we want to know we are in Africa. My sense is that the combo of luxury and authenticity exists more in Kenya than South Africa, and that Royal Malewane (already sold out our dates) does it well, any suggestions from the list above or others in the area? Finally, i have a question mark by Victoria Falls as i worry the falls may be so dry in late August it may not be worth the trip and should save for another day. And while i do not have recent information, perhaps the draught of the past few years may make that even more relevant. I have rambled a bit and appreciate any thoughts from those in the know. Thanks in advance.

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