After plenty of reading and gathering informations (even just reading this board has been very useful for travel preparation!) I am still left with a question.
We visit Kruger end of january and are planning to continue our safari in ithala. This means a (long) traveling day from Berg-en-Dal to Ntshondwe.
The "easiest" way is not always the one I like the most and especially not that interesting and since we will be driving the whole day I'd like to see at least some nice places.
Therefore I read and got the tipp to take the route along the Swaziland boarder (R38/R40 via Barberton), afterwards the R33 down to N2Link to the route in Google Maps
Is this route (especially the part along the boarder) a) possible, b) worth it and c) very difficult?
if a) isn't the case - e.g. for flooded bridges/crosses I would avoid it, b) and c) I can live with.
If we decide elsewise, what would be the fastest route and how long would this take us? I just need a rough number.
Since we are traveling in January I am not that familiar with the situation of rainfall and road conditions - I have never been in that region during rain season before.
We drive an SUV with some extra clearance but no 4x4.
Of course this would mean to start pretty early in the morning (leaving 6-6.30am) but that isn't a problem.
Thank you for any input!