Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2533 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
If you are interested in bitter cold weather plus snow and ice, I would recommend Eastern Europe in January. Especially since the Christmas holidays are over by then, and most of the decorations (and holiday spirit) are long gone.
On the other hand, South Africa is hot (their summer), but also relatively crowded with tourists and locals on holiday.
I was in South Africa last year in January, and it was a great trip, with excellent weather. But I kept on thinking what things would have been like, say perhaps in February when the crowds thin out a bit.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
United Airline, it's very luxurious - Sun International calls (or called) it a 6-star-hotel, and (if such a category actually existed) I think it would deserve it.
I just, as mentioned above, think that it's somewhat overdone - some like it, some love it, I don't... I prefer the more subtle type of elegance or luxury that you find at some 4-5 star hotels in cities: but the Palace of the Lost City is, if you can afford it (and if you're not travelling to South Africa on a regular basis), absolutely worth it.
The whole Sun City complex is worth a visit - going there you pass through really dry areas while, coming into Sun City is like coming into an oasis...
Moolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1661 times:
South Africa my friend is the only place to be especially in January the weather is as always awesome.
Some advice, I would personally go to Cape Town and also to a game reserve, maybe the Kruger Park. You wont ever regret coming here, it is a legend place, but dont let me bias about beeing a south african sway your decision.
I am yet to meet any one who has visited her and has had a bad time.
Moolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
If you are going to go large with money then come here as well I suggest, last year we had 2 of the top 5 hotels in the world. That was according to Conde Nast Traveller. Our finest hotels are always good and there standards are always up there. Our ratio of excellent hotels to medium and bad ones, from what I heard is the best in the world.
Moolies From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
Well ok let me give you this as in example the Rand (local currency) has almos doubled in strength the last 2 years so things for tourists have become more expensive yet relative to the rest of the world it is dirt cheap. You will get a really good 3 course meal plus drink for $10-$15 dollars per person. Even that is a lot for here. But dont take my word for it do your home work.
A can of coke here costs about $.50.
I suggest you go and buy the Dorling Kindersley Travel guide to South Africam it is very helpful and will give you a lot of details I havnt seen the Fodors one or Lonely Planet, apparently they are good for south africa as well.
If you want more info email me at email@example.com
Flysaa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
If you love hiking, camping, nature and the great outdoors, SA is a great place to visit. I have some very nice photos of Cape Town and the Drakensberg Mountains in my online photo gallery, just to wet your appetite:
Nonrvsmdmf From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
United Airline, I am not sure what you mean by a 1st world country.
Of all the African nations I know SA is the best. Compared to the
states, they have everything we have. I drank the water, ate
the food and did not get sick. No shots were required, but when
I went to Krueger National Park I took anti-malaria pills. If
you need anything, you can probably find it. Its an amazing
country with great people. The only timed I felt threatened
was a Krueger when we got charged by an elephant.
(Not our fault)
I did not forget...I just misplaced the thought...
25 United Airline: Should be pretty advanced...... interesting BUt where do you get those pills? Can I get any in HK?
26 Nonrvsmdmf: sorry for the long time for the reply...got a round the world trip going on... for the pills, you will only need anti-malaria pills if you are plannin