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I have recently taken a break from corporate employment and have some spare time available. I am based in Johannesburg and am available if you need me to drive you around or if you just need a travel mate. I am doing this out of love to explore new things and new people :) I do charge a fair amount in respect of my efforts and costs incurred, which we can always agree on.

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My husband and I have one night in Cape Town before heading to a safari in Botswana. I land in Cape Town at 10am, then have 1 night, then depart the following day at 1:30pm.

I'm unsure of how far away the airport is, so wondering what area of the city would be the most convenient to stay at for this super short trip? We do not have our own car, and would be using uber or public transport.

Would also love lodging recommendations if you have them, but just a general area is a good place for me…

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Hello!
I am planning to arrive from Durban by plane to Nelspruit in mid October. Then I am looking for a 3-4 days Safari tour to Kruger Park departing from Nelspruit. Do you have any suggestions / recommendations for tour and tour operators out of Nelspruit? Or where I can find these in the internet?
I would appreciate your ideas very much & thanks a lot!
Best regards, Pascal

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My partner and I are planning a trip around South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho with our own 4x4 wheels in June. Unfortunately my partner has a stigma that it is too dangerous to drive anywhere at night. Can anyone confirm or reassure this point, and if true when is the best time to settle down every evening? Below is a rough itinerary:

  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park (Hoedspruit and Hazyview)
  • Mkhaya Game Reserve
  • Hluhluwe– iMfolozi Park and iSimangaliso Wetland Park (St. Lucia)
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Hello everyone,

I'm in need of travel advice for South and East Africa. I will be traveling for 6 weeks. Starting Cape town 29-04-2017 ending my trip Nairobi 11-06-2017. Budget $6K, flights to and from Africa are already paid and excluded of this budget. Travels between the countries are within the above mentioned budget. About me....I'm 35 years old male, fit, healthy and excited :). I would say I'm well travelled - done Europe, USA east coast, Canada, Caribbean, China round trip, SEA…

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Looking for a decent hotel in Cape Town (not 20 miles away) with a suite of 2 bedrooms (or lounge & separate bedroom) for a small family with one teenage girl. Wi-fi if possible. Generator for load shedding. Safe 5 minute walk to shops (no car).
Staying one night, see Table mountain & city centre.

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Hello,

We are going to Johannesburg in July and I would like to ask you, travellers if We can rent a car in Johannesburg and visit another country - Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe with car from rentals. Is it necessary pay extra fee? If we book our car in rentalcars.com is it ok, or we have to ask them before?

Thank you for any reply!

Have a nice day :)

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I am planning to go to South Africa this summer and have organised some work in a backpackers in Cape Town in return for accommodation. Does anyone know what visa I will need to do this? I haven't been able to find anything conclusive on whether you need a work visa, I also looked at a visa for volunteering but not sure if this counts. Thanks

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Hi,
I'd like some advice on Wild Card. We are a family of 4 (2 parents + 2 children: 17 and 20). We are planing to visit in August:
- Kruger NP : 3 nights
- Royal Natal NP : 2 nights
- Hluhluwe Unfolozi : 1 night
- Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary 1 day
(+ iSimangaliso Wetland P., Kosibaai NPet Motlase River CAnyon R, but these 3 parks seem excluded from Wild Card).
I thought I could buy 1 family Wild Card at R4130 + 1 individual at R2210. But I'm not sure that it's interesting financially vs. paying at…

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Paul Gate Kruger

Hi,
We are planning on Staying at Sabie River Bush Lodge near Paul Gate at Kruger. Apart from through the lodge itself how easy is it to organise a Safari tour from the gate?