I'm trying to organize few days of our honeymoon in Southafrica and we would love to have a safari experience in a game reserve.
We are going in May 2007 and our initial choice was the Tshukudu Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg Game Reserve but it's unfortunately booked out for the dates we want (12-15 May) and so we are forced to consider some other options.
Madikwe Game Reserve is definetely looking great but the only thing that it's a bit annoying is the long drive from Johannesburg Airport.
Anyway, our choice would be for:
Madikwe River Lodge
They all look nice but would someone be able to tell me which is the closer to Johannesburg by car? By checking various brochures, I still don't get if it takes 5 hours or 3.5 hours from Johannesburg to Madikwe.
Anyone been in one of the above places? Any reccomandation?
We are actually still considering Pilanesberg but the only place "available" would be the KWA MARITANE but I reckon it does not offer a "real" safari experience as the places in Madikwe.
I 'd be grateful for any suggestions or advice!!