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I'm looking for a day trip from either Johannesburg or Cape Town, where two people can go on a short bicycle ride and see some zebras, etc.
Ideally we'd leave the city in the morning, cycle for 3 hours of so in the afternoon, and then drive back.
The course should not be too difficult or hilly because one of us is in good shape but the other isn't. Heh heh.
Could anyone please recommend a spot or a day tour operator to help with this?
My son and daughter-in-law will be in Cape Town for a few days staying in central Cape Town (the suburb of Gardens I think).
Before they head off on their long camping bus tour north we would like to give them some money to eat out at a nice restaurant.
Any suggestions for a medium priced restaurant in the area.
Trip advisor give good reviews to both the Savoy Cabbage and Arnolds on Kloof – both menu seem interesting – any comments.
In the middle of April, we will be in KZN, close to Pietermaritzburg, visiting our missionary son. We plan to rent car. What must-sees do folks recommend? Money is tight. Thanks in advance!
I am looking for advice on planning a trip to Africa. I have visited eastern Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya (only Nairobi for two days)) before. My partner has never been. We are trying to decide between splitting our time between eastern Africa and southern Africa or just doing a loop of southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, etc.). We will be travelling for about eight weeks (late December to mid-February). Things we want to do during our trip include a safari, great scenery, a bit of time at the beach and visit smaller to midsize cities (avoid the capital cities as much as possible). We have just started to work on a budget for our journey. We are hoping to stay under $100 per day, per person.
Open to any thoughts or suggestions on countries to include, itineraries, place to go/avoid, reasonable accommodation, etc.
Thanks in advance!
I'll be taking a group of high school students to South Africa. We'll be going to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park. I'm not worried about safety, as I've spoken with a number of South Africans who have assured me that group travel is the safest way to travel.
Actual quote from a South African expat: "Well, the last time we were in South Africa, we were carjacked....But most of the crime there is petty theft and the like....I mean, they'll kill you for your car....But if you're on a big tour bus, they won't want that....You should be fine."
I was wondering more in terms about just generally wandering around the cities. We'll stick to tourist destinations, but is it, for example, safe to wear a backpack around? Is it safe to walk around with a camera around your neck? Would the average South Africa talk on his or her cell phone or text on the stree... more »
I'm tinking of doing a kitesurfing course in Langebaan in December and trying to find the best kitesurfing school. I found a couple of schools in the net (Constantly Kiting, WindchasersSA, Windtown und Cape Sport Center), but can't decide which one to take. Any recommendations?
Trying to do a bit of research of whether its possible to travel by train from Cape Town, South Africa up to Lilongwe in Malawi. Not too fussed if its through Mozambique only or through Zimbabwe then Mozambique to Malawi. Does anyone know if its possible? Any idea of a ball park figure on cost? I've seen one or 2 sites talking about getting off at the border, walking a couple of KM's across the border and then getting back on the train. I'd rather not do it this way but just be sitting on a train the whole way through.
I have a safari tour from Nairobi which ends Dec. 22 in Arusha and another one starting Dec. 28 in Windhoek which ends Jan.4 in Livingstone. I was considering spending a few days between the tours in Zanzibar, have already figured out how to get there from Arusha. But how do I get from Zanzibar to Windhoek and later from Livingstone to Canada (other than via Jo'burg)? What I've looked at so far is incredibly expensive.
If I skip Zanzibar: is there a bus going from Arusha to Windhoek? And is there a bus going from Livingstone to Jo'burg? Or from Livingstone to Nairobi? I'll have lots of time but am worried about safety and such.
I would really appreciate some help.
I'm driving from Joburg to mabuto in Novemeber and wondering if anyones has any recos as to where to stay. Looking for someplace funky or just plain comfortable that is within a couple of hours from the airport towards the Moz boarder. Coming back this way too ..so if you have any suggestions on the return trip would love to hear them!
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Hi - Just wondered if anyone has advice about safe or not-so-safe roads travelling by car (NOT 4WD) between Jo'burg and Cape Town, via the Drakensburgs (Estcourt)? We've never been to southern Africa before, and some people we know are suggesting that the roads between Durban and East London are not safe for a couple of 65-year-olds in a small car. Is this really the case? Look forward to your views. Barbara and Andy
Wondering if anyone had any personal recommendations for an ecotour company in Durban. My husband and I would really love to visit a Zulu tribe in the Valley of 1000 Hills for the day and meet local villagers. We are really interested in experiencing life as it is, rather than watching a staged event.
Reaching out to this community to see if anyone can share their experiences on a similar tour and recommend a good company.
we will probably have a small rental car with normal clearance and 2WD, are there any options to go to the wild coast except for Port St. Johns? if so which? We will go in November if it matters for the weather. We are in for some hiking but maybe 2-3 days not a full week. General hints regarding this region are welcome as well!
Thanks for the advice!
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I´m looking for a place to volunteer with animals in Southern Africa. I will have three or four weeks in April-May 2014. I´m travelling on to Madagascar, so probably will get flights from Europe to Johannesburg and from there to Madagascar.
I would like to find something "suitable for adults" -- I´m in my thirties and would like something else than fifteen twenty-year-olds partying all night long. It´s also very important that the place is really good for the animals. Wouldn´t mind travelling somewhere by bus from Johannesburg, so the place doesn´t need to be in South Africa.
Any recommendations? All I can find are all these gap-year-options... could also volunteer in Madagascar, but I don´t think there´s any options if you are not a vet.
I'm travelling to Africa in September 2014, and plan on doing an enormous sweep of the wildlife. I'm starting with a 2 week volunteer experience at a zoo near Pretoria, and then going on the GAdventures Joburg to Nairobi tour (http://www.gadventures.com/trips/joburg-to-nairobi-overland/DAJB/2013/?ref=asearch), immediately followed by the GAdventures Kenya and Uganda Gorilla Adventure (http://www.gadventures.com/trips/kenya-uganda-gorilla-adventure/DKKU/2013/?ref=asearch). I'm going to Africa for the animals, and these tours combined will allow me to complete all my must-do animal adventures.
BUT... I have 6 days in Johannesburg between my volunteer experience and my first tour, and I'm not sure what to do with my time. I'm a young woman travelling solo, so I'm also aware that safety may be an issue. I'm looking for suggestions for how to spend my 6 days. I'm happ... more »
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