We are planning to rent a car in Johannesburg in November next year, drive to Tuli block in Botswana (Mashatu game reserve), stay a couple of days, then drive to Sabi Sand game reserve. I have a few questions regarding the drive -
1. Is it possible to enter Kruger Park in northern end and drive down to Sabi Sand while in the Park and into the private reserve? Or are you better off staying on the "main road" and enter the private reserve gates from this end (west).
2. Can you drive youself (on designated roads) between say two of the private game lodges/camps in the Sabi Sand area (then park the car obviously and continue with game drives offered by the lodges)
Furthermore, we would then like to cross into Mozambique.
3. I understand we can go via the Kruger Park and drive out on the other side? Where should we enter the park again if we are in Sabi sand reserve?
In Mozambique we will spend about ten days along the coast up to the Bazaruto before returning and drive to Durban (and a little further south for more diving), return car at international airport and fly back.
4. Suggestions to which roads to take would be very helpful, and where to have a stop-over (sleep) inside the Kruger Park (on the way to Sabi Sand and on the way to Mozambique -we donÂ´t mind detours, e.g to see other areas of the park) - and I know I am not being very helful since we havenÂ´t booked any of the lodges yet. There isnÂ´t really a time-limit, but IÂ´m thinking we will probably stay 5 -7 days in the Kruger area (incl Sabi Sand)
Hope this initiary makes sense and doable and not just all in my head:) I would be very grateful for any input.