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
4) other tips or place/park to visit out from my way (I'll depart from
NB Ann have you finished your travelogue in SA ?
Thanks in advance!
Marco in Milan (Italy).