I was just thinking today about a wonderful trip I made to South Africa. And, how a very nice person helped me sort out my month-long visit to this fabulous country and my experiences in Kruger Park.
My friend is Rob Parkinson, he can be found at his website. And the services he provides are enormous. For example, he arranged to have a driver and vehicle meet me at the airport in Johannesburg, transport me to a lodge at Crocodile River, set up two days of exploration of the park with a private guide and vehicle, arranged for me to be delivered within Kruger Park to one of the rest camps, arranged for a rental car, and booked all the lodges I required while in the park, not the least of which was to meet me at journey’s end and transport me back to the airport in Johannesburg.
Why all this? Well, the costs were very reasonable. And I was concerned about my personal safety. What I found out was that travel in South Africa is just as safe as in the United States, that the people there are just like people here, that South Africans are friendly, peace loving, and generous in their hospitality. But Rob made it work for me perfectly.
So, I highly recommend that you go. Use Rob to book your tour. He goes through all the dern hassels you might experience in getting lodges, etc. And his advice on where to stay and where to go are simply perfect.
But go. It is a fabulous country.
And, while you are there make sure you spent as many nights as you can at the Crocodile River Lodge. You will love the veranda on the river, where you can see elephants visiting the river in the evenings while sipping some fantastic South African wines!!!