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Hey Guys,

I have been thinking that renting a bike would be a good way to get around Capetown for the few days that I am there.I have been trying to find good/recommended bike routes online that might take in a few sights but I'm not coming up with much.Would bikes be easily available to rent?Chapman's Peak drive looks worth a cycle definitely.The cape of good hope might be too ambitious.Where would be the best place to get a view of Table Mountain maybe? They all look lovely but I only have a…

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Hi everyone
Can anyone please recommend a Soweto and Apartheid Museum tour? I have emailed a couple but have had no replies. I will only have 1 1/2 days in Johannesburg so would prefer to book in advance. Also prefer to be picked up from my hostel.
Thanks in advance!

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We are renting a car and plan on driving from Durban to East London and Port Elizabeth along the Garden Route and ending up in Cape Town.

However, a friend recently told me that parts of that road are not safe and should not be driven Can anyone shed light on this advice?

Which parts are unsafe and is there another way we can go? We want to drive the Garden Route and need to end up in Cape Town ( and are not attached to being in PE or EL).

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

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Hi all

We're heading over to South Africa in a few weeks for just over 2 week's holiday with a fortnight in country (arrive 10:00am on Sunday 4th, depart evening of Sunday 18th). One of my friends lived in Namibia and has recommended visiting and given us a good list of places to go, so we have a provisional itinerary which in broad terms looks like the following - any opinions on whether this is the best use of time would be greatly appreciated. I am conscious we've only given ourselves 2…

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I got few of my South African neighbours ,and they told me that South Africa economy and whole country is going down ,and within 10-15 years South Africa will be the second Zimbabwe .

I was told that every white family got the wired fence around their yard ,and that you can not walk alone longer distance because of crime .I read this

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/579424/Europe-overrun-white-South-Africans-right-to-return

So its very interesting .Is it possible to live as a tourist in SA…

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I will be in South Africa between January 1. and January 10. 2017. I am a middle aged female solo traveller who is quite experienced in travelling. I would like to do a group tour to see the highlights of South Africa, esp. Krueger, Capetown, Winelands etc. and I do not want to travel by my own this time. Of course I am also open to suggestions!

I will fly in and out of Johannisburg, but I can always take a flight to Cape Town if needed.

Can you please recommend a travel agent that offers…

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I am going to be in Cape Town soon and wish to hike up Table mountain, was going to do it alone but I see it is not recommended because of potential violent crime which is such a shame (by contrast you could hike any wilderness area in Southern California with a reasonable expectation of safety).

Any alternatives? Is the trail busy? How bad is the crime? Worst case scenario can I just book a tour/join a group?

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Hi All,

I will be driving in South Africa specifically Joburg/Pretoria, Kruger NP, Blyde Canyon, PeterMaritzburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay and back, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town.

I would appreciate if you can share your opinions for hostel-like places to stay at. Thanks!

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Hi All,

I will be driving in South Africa and was wondering if anyone had similar plans then we can join forces together, share costs and drive together - thanks.

(1) Sep 21 to 29: Joburg, Pretoria, Kruger NP [4 nights], Blyde Canyon, Durban, PeterMaritzburg, back to Joburg
(2) Sep 30 to Oct 5 - Garden Route Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay and back
(3) Oct 7 to 13 night - Cape Town and surrounds

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is reliable WiFi in South Africa an issue? I have read that in rural areas, it may be spotty or not available, but I am more interested in major urban areas like Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg? I am planning on working wirelessly. Will it be a problem? Paying for it, while not the best case scenario, is not too much of a problem, but very slow or spotty may be. Thanks everyone.