My fiance and I will be in Cape Town in 10 days and we were wanting to hike both Platteklip Gorge and Lion's Head.
We have read numerous articles about how it's dangerous to do these hikes by ourselves but the articles were a few years old.
I was wondering if anyone has recently done these hikes and what their opinion is?
Is there one that we should do with a tour company? any advise would be great.
Hi. At the end of our trip (September) we need to fly Capetown to Johannesburg to catch our international flight home which leaves at 19:20. I hate to waste two days flying but also want no chance of missing the flight home. How much risk would there be in booking a flight that lands 4 hours before the international flight? Are there frequent weather delays? Would you risk it or fly to Johannesburg the previous day to be safe (will have already spent 3 days in Johannesburg on arrival)…
During my travels around the world, one of the things I've enjoyed is interacting with people who still live a traditional lifestyle/wear traditional clothing instead of having adopted Western ways & wear. Are there any such tribes still on South Africa, and if so, where?
Hi. My girlfriend and I have narrowed down our Kruger safari trip to a few options, but we can't decide which route to go. Our top priority is a good ranger; we're both fairly outdoorsy and rugged, and we're interested in soaking up as much nature as possible (rather than just focusing on the big 5.) We'd like a mixture of driving and walking safaris. We're not opposed to fancy luxury, of course, but that's just not our priority.
Can anyone recommend one plan in particular? We'll be going…
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Hi, everyone. I'll be in Cape Town for 7 days in early July, attending a conference that ends on July 10. My return flight departs from J'berg at night on July 21. After Cape Town, should I head straight up towards Kruger NP, or would it be worth it to trek down along the Garden Route for a few days before flying to J'berg (and then Kruger) from Port Elizabeth? Here are some considerations I've had so far (and I'd love to hear suggestions!)
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Trying to plan a trip to South Africa, hope to spend 4-5 days in Cape Town and wine country and another 3-4 nights on safari in Kruger or Sabi Sands.. Trying to determine if we can book everything ourselves or if it is better to rely on a tour operator. We are 2 experienced young-adult travelers who don't love the idea of being stuck to a strict itinerary. Looking for any pros/cons you have of using a tour vs. do it yourself. Thanks!