7474ever From Israel, joined Oct 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1248 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.
- Car rental options
QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2402 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1241 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
When will you be there in CPT? I will be there in late July (20th or so untill the 23rd or 24th).
Xpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1233 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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Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8408 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1227 times:
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.
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
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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