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Cape Town - Help Needed  
User currently offline7474ever From Israel, joined Oct 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

I'm planning to spend a few days (4-5) in Cape Town and I need some advises from a.netters who are familiar with the area.
- What's the best way to get there from Johannesburg ?
- Places of interests in and around Cape Town.
- Accommodation
- Expenses
- Car rental options

Thanks in advance !

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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

I have never been there before but I will be there in July and will be flying Emirates from DXB to JNB and then taking SA to CPT. Seemed to be the best option considering 1)I am not from there and do not want to drive myself 2)That is one long bus/car ride 3)I can say I have flown SA then  Smile

When will you be there in CPT? I will be there in late July (20th or so untill the 23rd or 24th).



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User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Cape Town is a beautiful city. As for things to do? These are some things that I enjoyed when I visited:

1. Visit to Table Mountain (a must)
2. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
3. Visit to Victoria & Albert Waterfront from where you can get a ferry to...
4. Robben Island (a must)
5. Book a full day tour through wine country, Cape of Good Hope, Penguin Colony etc.
6. Visit the District 6 museum
7. Walk around Bo Kaap (Malay/Muslim Quarter). Very pretty, colorful houses
8. Just walking around the city with no agenda is also great fun and a good way to "discover" interesting things.
9. Etc. etc.

I used this tour company to make my bookings http://www.daytours.co.za/ for any tours. They are very professional, courteous and punctual!

If you enjoy reading, a good starting point is to read The Covenant by James Michener. It's a fantastic historical novel (very thick), and it will give you great insight into South Africa.

Have a great time. Cape Town is one of my favorite cities.

[Edited 2007-02-02 12:47:59]


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8468 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1407 times:
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My favourite city!

Flying is the best way from Johannesburg and your choice of airline and aircraft is pretty wide! Depending on day and time and airline you could fly on a CRJ, 732, 727, 735, 734, 738, 342, 346, DC9, MD80 or 319. SAA, Nationwide, Kulula.com, 1Time, British Airways and Mango all fly the route.

http://www.flysaa.com
http://www.flynationwide.co.za
http://www.kulula.com
http://www.1time.co.za
http://www.ba.co.za
http://www.mango.com

Most of the major car rental companies are based at the airport, but there are a couple of local companies where you might get a better deal.

As for accommodation, I only stay at the Blue Peter hotel. It is right on the beach in Bloubergstrand and has unparalleled views of Cape Town, Robben Island and the ocean.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/andzz/IMG_2378.jpg

http://www.bluepeter.co.za

As for things to do, Xpat has some good ideas. I would add the Paarl and Stellenbosch winelands, don't miss a visit to Spier to the cheetah outreach program and raptor rehab centre.

http://www.spier.co.za

Cape Point, Simonstown, Kalk Bay, Boulders penguin colony and lots of quaint little villages like Kommetjie are all on a one day circular drive from Cape Town.

You can also check these sites:
http://www.tourismcapetown.co.za
http://www.cape-town.org
http://www.discoverthecape.com/tourist-information.html

I have 2 trips to Cape Town in the next 3 weeks  Smile



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User currently offline7474ever From Israel, joined Oct 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Guys, thanks for the useful info ! How about staying in one of those B&B's ?

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Try shark cage diving :-

www.sharkcagediving.net

or you can have an afternoon shooting for around R400 if your into that :-

http://www.suburbanguns.co.za/ then click on corporate shoots, if you call the owner, Charles he can bring handguns and rifles as well as the shot guns.

Take a trip down to Hermanus for some of the best land based whale watching in the world.

I usually stay in B and B's in Bloubergstrand, just around the corner from the Blue Peter actually.

You can find some decent ones here :-

http://www.portfoliocollection.com/

 Smile



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8468 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
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Quoting 7474ever (Reply 4):
How about staying in one of those B&B's ?

Most B&Bs are good quality however Cape Town has become a bit of a tourist trap which is why we always stay at the Blue Peter, the rates are a steal for the location, the pizzas are great, and in summer it is a babefest  Smile

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 5):
I usually stay in B and B's in Bloubergstrand, just around the corner from the Blue Peter actually.

Wendy's or Cape View?



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