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Has anybody got any advice on learning a bit more on Zulu culture on my to South Africa next month?
Shakaland seems to be very disney-style of course. Could be interesting though.
Has anybody been there and could tell me about it?
LP recommends Zululand Eco-Adventures in Eshowe; anybody familiar with that?
Besides the usual things like dances, sangoma visits, ceremonies, I'd love to see some reenactment fighting Zulu style. Do you know where to find this?

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Hi,
We're planning to explore the Cederberg area (in mid january 2017) but find it hard to find actual hiking routes information. I understood that the Wolfsberg Cracks and Maltezer Cross are nice but any suggestions to fill 5 days nicely are very welcome ! Possibly without camping? Thanks a lot for all your advice!

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important tips

hi all

I am looking for safety tips and important things to know for when i am travelling around South Africa in Oct/November. I have been told it can be dangerous especially as a female so I would like to know what to watch out for etc. i.e places to avoid, popular tourist scams, being overcharged, and things not to eat/drink etc
Also what important things to bring for safari parks etc
thanks

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Hi, we're going to South Africa in November/December for a few weeks and our inbound and outbound flights are to/from Cape Town. We're planning to travel with BazBus along the coast, taking our time to discover the towns on the way, then we want to do the Kruger safari trip that'll end us up in Johannesburg. Obviously, we'll need to get back to Cape Town to catch our flight and I can't decide whether to simply fly back with Kulula or take the Shosholoza Meyl for some additional sightseeing from…

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Booking ahead

Hi, my girlfriend and I will go to South Africa next week, travel by rental car from Johannesburg to KwaZulu Natal and then south.
My question: How important would you consider booking sleeping options ahead in October?
I prefer to book ahead only a few days to allow flexibility. However I heard places fill up quickly this time of year already.
Any advice? Thank you.

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Hi there,

on my short trip from Durban to Capetown I'd like to stop for 2 days in one of those two places at the Wild Coast but I'm having difficulties in deciding which one. At first I thought I'd stop in Coffee Bay but now I read that its sort of scruffy and I thought Chintsa could be a good alternative.

I just want to relax after hiking in the Drakensberg, go for a swim (it that possible in either of those places??) and do a few short hikes.

Would be great if you could give me your opinion…

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Hi, I'd like to spend 3-4 nights in Madikwe, it's better to sleep all the nights in the same lodge or it's better to spend 2-1 or 2-2 in differents lodges in different areas of the reserve (e.g. 2 nights in Eastern part and 2 in Western part)?
Is the reserve so small that is possible to go around almost everywhere staying in an only lodge? Or not?
Do you have some suggestions in which area is better to stay? Some recommendation about lodges (not the most expensive ones)?
Thanks in advance

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Table mountain!

Sorry last post should have said, Table Mountain!

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Hello
Thanks for previous reply. Could I also ask if I get a Myciti bus to the Civic Centre from the airport would I find a bus on to A Sunflower Stop Backpackers, Green point easily or am I better going for the 200Zar shuttle offer from the hostel? Basically is the Civic Centre chaotic and unsafe?!
Thank you

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Hi!
Could anyone recommend the most suitable route for me to hike Table Mountain? I am reasonably fit but do not like footpaths with a sheer drop on one side! I was thinking maybe the 12 Apostles route or Skeleton Gorge? I am interested in nature and scenery, rather than just getting to the top quickly. I would be booking with a tour.
Many thanks!