My 24 year old son and I are headed to Johannesburg, arriving 8-10. We plan to pick up a rental car, spend the night and head out to Zulu Nyala the next morning. I'm comfortable with driving (hubby insists on an automatic though) but wonder if buying the extra insurance is necessary, and if so, is it less expensive to purchase at the counter. My reservation is with Avis and insurance bought now in US$ increases cost by almost 60%. Also, anyone have experience with the St. Lucia Hippo and Croc boat tour or the Hluhluwe iMfolozi safari? And any recommendations for a hotel in St. Lucia? Our plan is to cut the Zulu Nyala stay short by two nights and go to St. Lucia since the safari tour departs at 5AM. Anyone have an opinion if the Hluhluwe iMfolozi safari is worth the extra expense of two nights in St. Lucia?
My son is a grad student and can only get away for a week, so this is a super fast trip. We return to the states from Johannesburg on 8-18 and we want to pack in as much as possible. Any recommendations are highly appreciated!