Originally Posted by mdhorn
totally rocks! However, the flight does not. Kruger was a great experience and would have liked to spend more time in Capetown. South Africa has so much to do everywhere--even if you want to just chill--Bontebok park. I'd love to go back but 17 hours in the air is a real killer.
I went back in 2005. Yeah, the 17-hour plane ride (I flew South African) blows: 8 hours from Atlanta to Cape Verde, an hour on the ground refueling and swapping crews, then another 8 hours to Jo'burg. We spent a couple of days in Kruger (stayed in Hazyview), did a little hunting out on the Northern Cape, and spent three days in Cape Town, specifically Camps Bay. The drive around Camps Bay down to the Cape of Good Hope is breathtaking. We also spent a day out in the wine country around Stellenbosch.
The biggest problem is all the property theft and other crime due to the high unemployment rate. Even in Cape Town you have to look over your shoulder. Out in the country, though, not much to worry about.