We are in the early stages of planning our honeymoon in SA for 3 weeks in Sept 2008. We would like some advice on where to go and how to get around. We are thinking of roughly 1 week in Cape Town and surrounding areas (particularly Boulders Beach for the penguins and Hermanus for the whales), 1 week in Durban and surrounding areas (e.g. Drakensberg mountains and a nice beach area) and 1 week in Kruger (Sabi Sands) to finish off. We won't be driving so a big consideration is how we will get around by public transport. My fiance doesn't like flying either so we have to minimise internal flights. Does it sound feasible to fit all this in?
We are thinking of flying into Cape Town and getting bus/tours to Boulders Beach and Hermanus as well as seeing Cape Town itself. The Garden Route sounds lovely but bearing in mind it will be Sept (and therefore maybe not good weather?) and we won't be driving we thought maybe we would be better off skipping this and heading straight to Durban probably on an internal flight. Then hopefully a bus to the Drakensberg mountains to stay there for a few days - we would like to do some day hikes there. And then a few days on a nice beach (what will the weather be like in Sept on the beaches there?), again getting there by bus. Finally, we are hoping to avoid another internal flight by finding a bus up to Nelspruit to visit Kruger before flying back to the UK from Johannesburg.
Can anyone give us advice on any of this? Particularly getting around on buses/tours. Are there any other areas of SA we should be considering? Are we trying to fit too much in. As it's our honeymoon we want it to be relaxing but we want to see as much of SA as possible as it all looks amazing! As I said we are in the early planning stages so any advice gratefully received!