NonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2129 times:
I just visited both April 2003, so not sure how helpful I can be...
How does one stay safe in Jo'berg? Don't go downtown!
Don't stay anywhere near downtown Jo'berg. The nicest areas I saw were right around the airport. There is a little farm that's a nice bed a breakfast right outside JNB, and for the life of me I cant think of the name of it, maybe the locals on here know. Very clean, friendly, safe, and affordable.
In Cape Town there are a lot of chains (Holiday Inn, Best Western), and all were very nice. There is also another that is right next to the airport, you can miss it as you exit. Plenty of nice and safe hotels right in downtown, and in the Table Mountain area.
It's a great country, and the citizens have a lot to be proud of!
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8505 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
Forget the hotels in Cape Town, they are mostly overpriced, guest houses are better value for money, better located and you get to meet some local people! However one really nice hotel there is the Blue Peter in Bloubergstrand, I stay there every time I go to Cape Town. Cheap too for the location, it's right on the beach! This is the view from a hotel room window
Cape Town is pretty safe if you stay out of areas like Khayelitsha and the Cape Flats.
Linksfield in Johannesburg is about 10 min from where I live and it's safe enough, stay out of downtown though, there's nothing to see there anyway!
It really depends what you are trying to get out of visiting Johannesburg as to where you should go.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Aviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
Stay away from downtown Jo'Burg, as JGPH1A said, Rosebank & Sandton are very nice. This December when I go will be the first time in my memory of staying in a hotel in Jo'Burg, so I can't comment there, I always stayed at my Grandparents place.
Check out the Killarney mall, I liked it very much.
As for Cape Town, check out the Holiday Inn right by the V&A Waterfront, great place.