I look at the Greater Kruger Map for the various lodges within my budget (Timbavati and Sabi Sands are out...Elephant Plains was the only one we could afford and it's booked) and I read about the various fencing and hectares and all the factors that affect game siting. And I have NO CLUE how to proceed. I've expanded my options to these reserves:
Kapama, Balule, Thornybush, Klaserie.
I read the Tripadvisor reviews of various lodges and everyone seems ultimately/mostly to see Big 5. I feel like I'm really over thinking this, but I have only one chance to get it right as I doubt we will be able to afford a return trip. We are also staying at Kruger rest camps for a few days.
Anyone have an opinion on which of these would be better? There are game lodges at each that are within budget.