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J'burg Xmas 2011 - Nearish excursion


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  • Added on: February 23rd, 2011
I may be arriving J'burg 22,23 or 24 Dec and leaving again to fly to Sydney around 29 or 30th.
I am looking for a trip to fill in the time.
Not on a particularly tight budget and would consider a flight of a couple of hours or so.
We are a couple (M & F) late 50's, fit and pretty flexible.
Any suggestion would be welcomed.


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  • Added on: February 23rd, 2011
A road trip to the Stellenbosch wine region, including Franschoek, would be possible if you can take a short flight to Cape Town from Jo'burg. That time of year though I'd be concerned about closures and full flights.

A Kruger game safari might be better if you're into that sort of thing. I did one with Gomo Gomo game lodge that was fantastic.
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  • Added on: February 23rd, 2011
well, you should get transport to either Sabi Sands or Kruger Nat'l Park if you have only a few days in Jo'berg.... There are private game reserves... I stayed in a beautiful one:



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  • Added on: February 28th, 2011
i wouldn't suggest kruger as i thought it was highly commercialized...yes you will see amazing animals, but i think etosha in namibia or chobe NP and/or okovango delta in botswana would be much better..

Kruger is still cool but i guess i was a little jaded after visiting some other really cool NPs
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