Are you talking of anywhere in Africa, or SA specifically?
I can't help with SA as I have no clue about their dog packs...
In Botswana, normally better locations for dog dens would be Kwando Lagoon, Duma Tau/Savute. Time of travel for the densite - July/August/September.
If you miss the denning time frame - i'd say September/October is also a good time to see several dog packs in Northern Botswana. Puppies can't travel too far at that time. Again, I'd say for late dry season - your picks could be several ......... Kwando Lagoon, Lebala, Duma Tau/Savute, Chitabe (I have never been, but, have read about their strong dog sightings), more recently Vumbura concession.
Note: I left out Selinda, as there wasn't a dog den there between 2006 and this winter. Although, the area is still prime wild dog country too.
Honey Badgers - a good location is the Central Kalahari where sightings can be quite reliable. In Northern Botswana, end of dry season I've had several sightings of them and also more or less quite reliable.
Ofcourse, Botswana isn't the only location for the dogs - I suppose you have a chance in Southern Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe too. Others can provide you with better info WRT this.
Edited by madaboutcheetah, 27 October 2010 - 01:56 PM.