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I bought a spur of the moment trip to South Africa and don't feel super prepared. I know there is so much to do, so I'm not worried about that or figuring out certain things as I go. But anybody looking for a travel buddy at any point from August 3-25? I'm not planning to rent a car but would chip in if anyone wants to split one. I just have a ticket into Cape Town and out of Joburg. Any tips or ideas for what to do in three weeks are also very much appreciated.

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CAPE TOWN

I am travelling to Cape Town on my way to other places in Africa. I will be in CT for 5 nights. I have accommodation at Camps Bay (at the moment), but I would like to know if it is better to stay in town. Whilst Camps Bay and the beach look good, the reports of the journey from Camps Bay to town vary between 10 minutes and 20 minutes by cab. I always make the most of my time when I travel....so suggestions regarding the best location to stay will be gratefully accepted.

Also, (with all due to…

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My wife and I are planning a trip to South Africa and were working with these two outfitters mostly. Just wondering if I could borrow your collective wisdom if anyone has had an experience with either? It's a big trip for us so just want to be sure :) Thanks for any help you can offer!

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Hello everyone.
I am planning on making a trip coming September (7th) till November (8th). Will be doing this alone, but hope to meet some people along the road and share some miles/costs (will be staying in Bacpackers).
Why I am posting here is to check if you think it's possible what I'd want to do and if you have some tips on where to go, etc.

I am flying into Cape Town and then driving to Windhoek in 3 days.
From there I have an organized camping trip from Windhoek to Botswana and back to…

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Hi everyone here!

We are going to South Africa to spend our honeymoon holiday at Cape Town. I need your advise guys how much cash should i carry ?, which currency it's best to take between USD Dollars and ZAR ?. And how much is standard to tip?.

Thank you in advance for advice!

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Robben island

Hi,
I would be happy know to what a degree you have to prebook a tour of Robben island, planning a visit in the middle of august.

All best, Erik

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spiders

Hi everyone. i'm travelling to south africa in august, mainly east part, including a 3 days trekking in krueger. we're sleeping in camps, rondavels and huts. i'm terrified of spiders. do i risk to find one in my bed at this time of the year? thank you for helping

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hi im planning to go to Johannesburg in September or October but can't decide which city is closer to the airport. any hotel recommendation with a good price.. :) i'm looking for the hotels that at least 30 mins away from the airport. is the city safe? i'm also looking for travel buddies who like to tag along during the trip. any info is really appreciated

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Hi everyone!
I'm planning on going to South Africa this February but have read a lot about how it's not an ideal time to visit Kruger National Park. Has anyone had any experience going on a safari in February? If so, did you see a lot of animals? I'm also curious if anyone has done the Baz Bus tour to Kruger National Park. Would you recommend it?
Cheers fellow travelers!
Bri

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Hi,

I am wondering if it is worthwhile to rent a smart phone so I can use the uber app while I am in Johannesburg and Capetown. I am an active 60 year old woman from the US traveling alone through South Africa next month. I have a number of day tours lined up for my 7 day visit and also have reserved an inexpensive south African mobile phone to use, but would also like the option of doing some spontaneous sight seeing but really don't want the hassle of driving. I am trying to decide…