Subject: South Africa
Hi travellers, I'm planning my trip in South Africa on end of April (for 3 weeks). I'm going to fly to Cape Town, stay in the city 2 full days then I'll rent a car to drive along the wine route (Stellenbosch area). After that I'll drive along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth. On the road, after have visited Cape Town area (Cape of Good Hope and others), I'd stop in George (Wilderness Nat. Park), Knysna (Heads and Indigenous Forest), Port Elizabeth (Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo Elephant N.P.). Then I'll visit Durban (Valley of a Thousand Hills), Pietermaritzburg, the Drakensberg Park and the Royal Nat. Park. I know that the Kruger Nat. Park is a must but I would miss out the malaria area. At the S.A. tourist bureau told me that in the next months the malaria will strongly increase because floods and I would not do the malaria prophylaxis (I'm blood donor and at the blood center told me that I won't give blood for next 3 year if I do the malaria prophylaxis!). Now my question are: 1) there are nice but still less touristy place to visit along my way ? 2) there is something of interesting between Port Elizabeth and Durban (it is worth going to East London ?) ? 3) it is better catch a plain from Port Elizabeth or it is worth going by car ? 4) other tips or place/park to visit out from my way (I'll depart from Johannesburg) ? NB Ann have you finished your travelogue in SA ? Thanks in advance! Ciao, Marco in Milan (Italy).