Hi All. Any feedback you can provide on the itinerary below and/or alternatives is greatly appreciated!
Arrival: 8:15am from EWR
Departure at 3:30pm for CPT
Would it be beneficial to pay for an expedited transfer on arrival so that we can start the tour on time? What time should we target being back to the airport for the departure to CPT? Is this a doable day trip? I don't want to simply 'view' Johannesburg from a HOHO bus and would rather have a private tour where I can interact with locals and get first hand knowledge of the culture. Our flights are connected so I do not believe there would be a need to retrieve them and then recheck them for the domestic leg for CPT. If this assumption is incorrect, please let me know.
Arrival back in Johannesburg 6:40pm for a 2 night stay in the Sandton area (likely Radisson Blu or Park Inn)
For an arrival this time of day, what is the quickest mode of transportation to the hotel? We would prefer not to have to take the train as im not a fan of dragging luggage around and would prefer to take a car. But since time is limited getting to the hotel as quickly as possible is a top priority.
What, if anything could we plan to do this evening?
Day trip to Pilanesberg
Ideally I would like to arrive back at the hotel at a reasonable time to be able to enjoy a late afternoon/early evening in the area. Is this unrealistic?
Depart at 9:45am for MRU
At what time should we arrive at the airport for this international flight? Is it worthwhile to pay for expedited service such as BidAir?
Again, thanks in advance for all your feedback!