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family holiday South Africa.

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family holiday South Africa.

Any suggestions please on an itinerary for SA,Im taking the family(kids 14/11)next year would like to do a safari in the Kruger Park & perhaps visit Capetown,any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Jacqi, I note your comments about heated pools with interest. For many years it has puzzled hubby and I that solar heating is not more common, especially given that so many Northern Europeans visit in July/August (our long school hols) and the sun is usually warm during the day. our daughter invariably swims each day when she can when we are there but I am not that brave!

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It is not too common to have the heated pools (to my knowledge), do you think it would be a benefit if more lodges started offering this (for the winter months)?

Warm (solar heated!) regards,


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It costs an enormous amout of money to heat a pool in the Winter months in SA. Solar heating will never get to temps that are bearable for more than a quick polar bear dip. Trust me - I know as I have my own swimschool and have to use two heaters 24 hours a day to maintain my temperatures. Given that the average occupancy of a lodge is usually between 45 to 60% it would be a physical impossibility to heat more than the tiniest splash pool so that guests could swim.

Jacqui I always advise folks who can afford to do so to try and do a combination trip where they do self drive together with 2 days at a private lodge . Its so important knowing what people's limitations are from a budget perspective so any advice given is in the broadest sense. Hopefully those reading the forums will make an all round choice from all the suggestions and have a wonderful holiday!

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