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10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

Vancouver, Canada
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10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

We have visited Cape Town and the wine districts before and will only be spending 2 nights there, so have 8 nights left. We will be joining a basic tour in JBurg visiting Kruger and Mozambique, so game viewing and beaches elsewhere are optional.

Last year's trip involved riding local buses from Guatemala via Nicaragua, El Salvadore to Costa Rica so I suppose you could call us competent travellers who love walking and bistros equally. I mention this to indicate we like people-chatting and finding out of the way places.

On to business:

Thinking the Garden Route, Addo perhaps and up to Durban thence via Drakensburg to Johannesburg. Not sure where to spend time and where to press on in our hired car.

Thanks,

Terry.

Vancouver, Canada
posts: 3
reviews: 5
1. Re: 10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

Perhaps my post was a little blase, sorry about that. We really would like your thoughts on how to split the journey up into manageable legs, including seeing slightly odd or out of the way places.

Thanks.

Edited: 12:36 am, February 11, 2013
Johannesburg
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2. Re: 10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

This is a completely different route, but give it a thought - CT - Oudtshoorn - Knysna - Storms River - Addo - Graaff Reinet - Nieu Bethesda - Kimberley - JHB.

If this interests you at all - I can give you more details for each place.

Table View, South...
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3. Re: 10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

Which month are you going to be coming.

Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: 10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

Mid-March?

Table View, South...
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5. Re: 10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

Good weather time.

A variation on VStormtraveler's route.

1) Cape Town to Oudshoorn via the R62 (http://www.sa-venues.com/attractionswc/route-62.htm, http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/route-62/hub.aspx) with a stay over in Montague.

2) Oudshoorn to Graaf Reinet (a lovely town - sa-venues.com/attractionsec/…hub.aspx ) with a visit to the Camdeboo National Park - This will be different than any other park you visit (http://www.sanparks.org/parks/camdeboo/).

3) Graaf Reinet to the Drakensburg and on to Durban/Johannesburg.

Yes this will exclude the Garden Route(expecting to be eaten alive) but might be more up your alley.

Vancouver, Canada
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6. Re: 10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

Hmmm, You`re the second person who has suggested an alternative to the Garden Route, I`ll give it serious consideration, but the good lady has the deciding vote (especially today - Feb 14th) so we`ll see.

7. Re: 10 days, Capetown to Johannesburg in mid March.

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