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South Africa in February?

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We are in the very early planning stages for a trip in 2016. We will use FF miles to get there from the USA, so I want to have a general idea of our itinerary when flights start to become available early next year. We are planning on 2 weeks, which means we'll have about 11 days "on the ground". My thinking is that we will start in Cape Town with some time perhaps in the wine lands, then head to the Eastern Cape along the garden route and finish with a safari in one of the private reserves on the Eastern Cape. My questions are as follows:

1) We have done safaris before (Kenya and India), so we will probably only spend a couple of nights (4 game drives) doing this at a luxury camp. Given the time of year and the proposed itinerary, does doing a safari at one of the Eastern Cape private reserves make the most sense? Or should we head to Kruger instead?

2) How long is the drive from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth? Is there a best place to stop for two or three nights on the way where we can spend time shopping and sightseeing?

3) If we do an Eastern Cape safari, it seems it would be easiest to drive to Port Elizabeth, fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town and fly home from there. Does this make sense?

4) With our limited time, we will obviously not be able to cover much of South Africa - does this sound like a reasonable itinerary? Are there any other places that are not-to-be-missed?

Thanks for your help.

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