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In 2019, we are planning to go on a long trip in Africa my wife, 2 kids an I. We should be in South Africa in June or July 2019 and were thinking of doing a 2 week part from Port Elizabeth to Cape town with my parents in law. Do you have any suggestions of how to move around for 6 people? We are not used to drive on the left and thought about public transportation or hiring a driver for some parts. Any ideas or suggestions to feed my thoughts?

thanks!

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Hello everyone!

I would like to know if is it safe (for an overseas tourist) travel by overnight bus (Greyhound or Translux) from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
by "safety" I mean avoiding potential robbery at night while travelling by bus.

Unfortunately, there is little information about this type of transportation. I just found some advices like: "Stay away from SA Roadlink" and "Stick to Greyhound or Translux".

I found lots of information about train and Baz Bus, but almost nothing about long…

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Hey all,

In July I'll arrive at Port Elizabeth airport, and I need to go to Graaff Reinet. Since I'll be traveling by myself and since it's my first time in South Africa, I'm not really a fan of renting a car.

Is there any reliable transfer or shuttle service that you know of? I've seen a couple of companies online, but they didn't look that thrustworthy.

Thanks for your help.

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Have heard many horror stories of how unsafe South Africa, in particular Joburg & Cape Town. There are also many advice not to take the mini buses or kombis as well.
I always like to take local transport in countries I visit.
Is it really that unsafe even in the day time?
As I know most of the stories are exaggerated, I would appreciate if any locals or travellers who have been there recently & travel around by such mini buses can advise me.
Thanks.

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I am going on a 33 day Tour with Africa Travel Co in September this year.
Their departure point and pre tour accommodation is at Mufasa Backapackers in Jo'burg. But looking on the map and reading reviews it looks like there is literally nothing around, no Restaurants, shops etc.
We will only have to stay for one night but wondering if anyone else has gone on a tour with ATC and stayed elsewhere? Can you recommend anywhere? is it easy enough to stay elsewhere and then just meet the rest of the…

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Shongololo Express

Has anyone taken this train through South Africa & Namibia?

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Hi,

I'll be travelling to Port Elizabeth for a conference. I would like to spend time in Durban afterwards however, the organisers booking my tickets have cautioned me against travel outside that area due to crime and drought. (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthAfrica.html) I feel they are being over-cautious.

Can anyone who is there or has travelled there recently give me an idea of the risks involved? I am a…

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In December 2017, my boyfriend and I went on 5-month trip to South-Africa and neighbouring countries. As EU citizens you receive a 90 days visitors' visa on arrival valid for 90 days. Since our plan was to start and our trip in South Africa, we applied for a tourist visa extension. In theory it is possible to apply for a tourist extension, in practice is seemed impossible. We spoke with several people with the same problem. Below you can find some important information regarding a tourist visa…

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Wild Card

I have bougth on line Wild Card Programme Membership, but I have not received the card yet.
More than 30 days have passed and I'll go to SA without the card.
From official site: "Valid proof would include a Receipt, Voucher, Confirmation Letter or Application Completion Request, issued no more than 45 days prior."
But I 'll attend parks after the 45 days period.
Could you advice something.

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Hello

I am thinking of visiting South Africa possibly Next year. Can someone recommend a Newspaper or a Webpage, that covers the Local news travel related news for Cape Town or Johannesburg South Africa? I would like to keep tract of how safe it would be to travel there?

Thanks