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 Post subject: Advice on Itinerary
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:56 am 
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Hello again dear formites!

Now that we have our international flight booked, we can finalize our itinerary for our next trip to South Africa.

We'll be starting of in George:
- 4 nights garden route (camps tbd) - would 4 nights in storms be too long? (we do not want to pack and unpack every day :-))
- 2 nights Addo -Mathyolweni RC (booked)
- 4 nights Addo - main camp (booked)
- 5 nights MZNP (booked)
- 1 or 2 nights Cambdeboo (what's best 1 or 2?)
- 3 nights Karoo National Park (Afsaal) cottage. Should I add a night or so at the main camp as well or stay only 2 nights at Afsaal and 2 in the main camp?

and then we have another 5 to 6 nights before we fly out of George.
I was thinking about the Baviaanskloof - this area has been intruiging we since I first heard about it 20 years ago (apparently the 'wild' part belongs to Sanparks - I didn't know that) - what would you suggest 2 or three nights?
Any suggestions for the last two nights before we head back home (flying out of George)?
All suggestions are welcome!

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 Post subject: Re: Advice on Itinerary
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Oh wow I'm :mrgreen: about this trip!!!

My personal opinion about Stormsrivier is that 4 nights might be a bit long! Maybe 2 nights Natures Valley and the 2 nights Storms???

Camdeboo 2 nights.........in the past I've to many times seen you think that one night is enough because you'll get there early and have a look round and then things work out differently.

Karoo I would do 2 nights Afsaal and 2 nights Maincamp.

I do hope that you'll have a great trip!! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Advice on Itinerary
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:18 pm 
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Karoo National Park main camp is one of SANParks gems, it really is one of the best run camps. No doubt in my mind that you should do 2 nights here.

I am also green over your itinerary. I wish I could do that. You will be visiting some of our favourite parks.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice on Itinerary
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:32 pm 
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Hi Frizzle

You do not say which time of the year you are planning to visit. Or I have missed that. Storms River is beautiful and very central so you can easily enjoy the surrounding area, taking a drive to Knysna for a day trip for eg; walking in the forests etc; or enjoying the beach.

Baviaanskloof, is not SANParks at all. But there is so much in that area to enjoy.

I agree, split your time in Karoo, and also give yourself enough time in Camdeboo.

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 Post subject: Re: Advice on Itinerary
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Thanks a lot everyone for your helpful advice!

We'll arrive in George on 18/4 and 'slowly' work our way around - we prefer to see less places and spend more time at each - that's why we don't include Cape Town and surrounds in our itinerary and keep that for a next time ..

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 Post subject: Re: Advice on Itinerary
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April can be lovely and mild on the coast, but winter has started by then, so can also be cold, particularly inland. Nice :D

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