LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26662 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
My vote would be for Singapore everytime, especially with the potential mess of the World Cup being around the corner in JNB. But if you want to do South Africa, I'd say CPT is a much better tourist choice.
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GrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2935 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1815 times:
I'd choose Singapore as well. The only problem would be the time difference. While in JNB you would have only 1 hour, Singapore is 7 hours. If you travel only for a couple of days, you might want to take this into account.
"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
Johannesburg stinks. It's getting better, but it still stinks. You have better odds of not getting shot in the face these days, but it still stinks. If you were to fly into JNB, I would head out into Cape Town, Durban, somewhere else along the middle coast...heck, I would even recommend Gaborone (Botswana, not far) ahead of Johannesburg.
If you must stick to JNB, then pick Singapore instead. If you can get out of JNB, South Africa is a real treat.
PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 9014 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1730 times:
I was in Beijing for a week at the end of May 2008, before the Olympics. Things weren't crazy yet and I got to see some of the stadiums, though only from the outside. Based on this experience I'd say don't throw out JNB just because of that.
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