I'm so glad to have this wonderful forum to ask questions of. My brother and I are planning our first trip to South Africa (and Africa in general) for the purpose of going to Kruger (self-drive) sometime March-April 2018. We have up to 3 weeks to spend incl. travel, so roughly 2ish weeks in-country. I think 2 weeks of game viewing would be more than I could stand - I'm thinking more like 6-7 days. I'm looking for suggestions for what to do with the remaining 7-10 days. What other things are there to see and do in eastern South Africa - enough to make a worthwhile road trip? It seems like everything I see online is around Cape Town, which I imagine would eat up a day each way just getting there. Other than the hassle of getting there, I probably could talk him into it if it's a "must do".
I'm just beginning to look into this but I really would appreciate any advice or suggestions you could offer. If you could plan my itinerary, what would you do?
A few things to consider:
- neither of us are into big cities or nightlife or super-touristy things, more interested in outdoors, scenery, sightseeing and getting a feel for the culture and people - the real life - of South Africa.
- I don't want to come home feeling like I spent my whole trip doing nothing but driving.
Thank you in advance for any info you can provide.