We have 3 nights at the end of our trip before flying home from PE. I was thinking of splitting this up into 1 night at Addo Elephant Park and 2 nights at a Game Reserve somewhere near PE.
I have two questions:
1) Does it make sense to split the 3 nights and stay in two separate places rather than spend 3 nights in one place?
2) Shmawari looks fantastic but very expensive. Aside from the great reviews I have read about animal sightings there, it seems a lot of the cost is because the accommodation is so good. Are there cheaper alternatives in the area which offer the same level of animal sightings but with more standard accommodation? I have assumed it's better to stay in a reserve so that you are there for the early morning drives which seem to be a better time to see some animals.
Thanks for any help you can offer.