This topic needs updating, so here goes.
Have travelled a bit, so my favourite SA park has to be Karoo NP, birding is good but the atmosphere is just so special, timeless and it has a serenity not found in the other parks, and because animals not as easy to spot, seems to lack the inconsiderate visitors that other parks attract.
Mokala (this park is the curate's egg for me) good in parts, not good in others perhaps more visits??
Ebb and Flow yes it is on a national highway and the volume of road noise varies, but the area and park are delightful for a short stay.
KTP last visit was not great, very busy even though not school holidays and it appears that a fair number consider the park a bucket list tick! I could arrange the bucket sooner than they perhaps would like.
Like Etosha but not the trip.
Mana Pools and Hwange big tick also Kafue and South Luangwa.
Botswana lots of bucket list types.