We are looking at staying 2 nights each at Letaba and Satara. Do you think its a good idea? We would be having our own car. Any help in planning our trip will be great as we are running out on available accommodations.
I am planning to go on vacation to Hartenbos during July but don't know what the wheather is like during that time of the year and if it will be a waist of time to go there during the winter months. Johan
Is there any specific coastal or otherwise scenic drive that one would recommend from Durban to Margate ?
I just know that N2 and R102 run in parallel, R102 being closure to the sea. Will it make any sense to take R102 for the from the scenic drive perspective ?
I have valid permit to stay but is expiring on Feb end. I had already applied for renewal 3.5 months back but till date nothing has happened. In this case, can I overstay for may be 3 weeks just to check if new one comes. (or) this also will be considered as penalty
Hello VT fellows, I am planning to come to SA with my family in December 2014 or January 2015. We have Cape Town and Port Elizabeth in our itinerary. I learnt from my friend who lives in PE that mid December starts the school holiday so we either come first half of December or we wait a month longer and come mid January. Which period is better to arrange our trip? Thanks for your help.
What is the 4 x 4 trail like?
I'm looking for a nice idea for a date night.
Something "different" and interesting. Not the normal sit down and have dinner.
Me and my fiance like to be on the move and see as much as we can in one night.
Something that we can do from 7 to late......or any time in between.
which is the best period/month to visit Kruger National Park South Africa for wildlife
we will have two nights in Addo Park next June. What is the best guided tour to join?
Sun down, night, sun rise?
we just a few days ago realised we can visit kruger after our trip to namibia, but haven't a clue how to go about it! we will be coming during the first week of october from jo'burg in a rented car. so now the questions begin:
do we need a 4X4?
is it possible to stay in one camp the whole time (we'll have 4-5 nights) and drive around every day, or should we plan a progression from south to north?
what camps do you recommend, and why? we will be looking at basic bungalows. will life be more peaceful in smaller camps, and if so, which are those?
i'm wondering if the way to manage is to buy things for breakfast and lunch, and eat supper at a cafe at the camp. is this how things are done? is there any chance in the universe that we two vegetarians will find what to eat?
and please tell me everything else that this newbie clearly needs to learn fast! i realise that we need to make up our minds and reserve accommodation soon or we'll be out of luck, so i need to push a rapid learning curve. i do realise that we can get maps and maybe a wildlife guide at the park itself, and that as well as self-drive we should take some guided trips and walks.
thank you very much for your help, it's much appreciated.
what is the rate for south african p,p for drive through
Am planing a trip for next year. I live in the US, dont feel like driving on the wrong side of the road. It will b part of a lnger Africa trip. What is the best way to arrange airport transfers to Pletterberg Bay? Read that the airport in George is closed so it may have to be from Port Elizabeth. Please advise. Thanls!.
I am looking for the name and contact details of a store I visited whilst in Clarens in December.
They stock all sorts of scented candles, fragrances and some jewellery. I have contacted Clarens Kado already and it seems it's not them. Does anyone have any ideas? It would be much appreciated!
I am currently planning to do an overland tour from nairobi to capetown. I would like to ask you all which tour operator you suggest, the best I found was African Overland Tours. Does anyone have an experience with this operator? And, since I am 18 years old, does anyone know tour operators that are especially for younger travellers? I find it hard to find more information on the ages participating in the tours. I am greatful for any advice!
Thank you in advance.
is Jeffreys bay a cool place to vacation?
Im looking at doing a Pre Med internship in Cape Town, specifically one run by connect-123, and am just looking for peoples opinions/experiences in such programs? I haven't been able to find reviews on their programs other than on their website and would like some unbiased advice if possible. Thanks for your help!
My son is traveling from JHB to Centurion on the Gautrain but there is no buses that travellers from the station to Clubview where is Tech is. Do you know of any other transport he could take even taxis.
is there a bus we can get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park. I am afraid to drive
Hi, I'm visiting Cape Town in late february. We will be there only for 3 days, what itinerary would you recommend? We are a young couple travelling on a budget.
Me and a friend are going to South Africa for the first time in March and one of the mail hightlights vill be Kruger. We've booked a tour and I'm wondering about the unwritten rules of tipping. Is it expected of you tip the guide/at the lodge? If so how much?
We are interested in doing a tour with Robin Binckes with this company - his tours are highly rated and sound wonderful. They are also expensive - R2300 for a full day tour. Does anyone have any insight into whether this is a reasonable price for a day tour, or if his tours in particular are worth this amount of money? What is the price for a typical full day tour in Johannesburg? Any opinions or insight would be welcome. Thank you.
I'm staying in Circa Luxury Apartments Hotel at 12 Jetty Street, City Bowl, Cape Town. And I'm considering with a friend of mine if we could take a bus from the airport and then get to the hotel on foot or take a taxi to be driven straight to the hotel. We are on budget. My friend says that's very dangerous, that one can't see anybody on the streets with backpacks or suitcases. I do not know what to do. The plane is arriving at 9.40 on 20th Jan. ( Monday). It's during the day. I was told that the shuttle bus goes to the railway station area which is considered to be a dangerous place. Is it true? But if we are forced to hire a taxi what should we do no to be ripped off.
Another thing is what to do till 2 p. m. till the time of checking in the hotel. They'll probably let us leave our luggage to be kept for some time but where is the nearest place to spend waiting for the room?
I'd be grateful for your advice.
We are travelling to South Africa and Botswana during February. I am particularly worried about the tsetse fly and what color of clothing would be best in both places. I am hoping I can wear blue or black in South Africa ( garden route) at least. While on safari, we will be wearing more neutral clothing but wonder if the darker colors like brown or grey will attract the fly also. We will be at the Okavango Delta, Timbavati reserve, Linyanti wildlife reserve and Victoria Falls. Is the Tsetse fly in these areas?
We are going to South Africa in late September and plan to do the following trip
Four nights in Cape Town with the highlights being Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the Cape of Good Hope.
Two nights in Franschock for a wine tour.
Two nights in Hermanus mainly to see the whales and marine life.
One night in Oudshoorn for the caves and the ostrich farms
Three nights in Knysna to relax, do a bit of hiking and do a safari tour in Plettengberg Bay game reserve.
Last night in Port Elizabeth where we fly out from.
What do you think nothing is booked so please feel free to suggest changes if necessary.
I've read a certain number of articles on the topic and I am wondering if malaria is a big issue for people visiting Krugers. Is it really dangerous? I am planning to visit Krugers for 3 or 4 days and I'll have chimioprophylactic against malaria.
However, I am a bit afraid because the pills are not 100 % efficient.
Have you heard that tourists were bitten by insects and got sick? Can anybody help me with this one?
We are planning to travel on the Shozoloza Meyl Tourist class to Durban on the 01 Feb 2014. I need to kow how safe and clean this train is. Please can anyone assist in answering the questions.
Hello everybody! I am planning a 2 week trip to S.A. As a solo traveler, i'd like to get advice about:
- the weather at the end of January and beginning of Feb.
- If it is safe to travel alone in S.A. or if I should avoid some cities
- I'd like to enjoy Cape Town for the sun, visit Johannesbourg and to visit parks for animals. I am wondering what would be the best way to travel from one place to the other. I won't rent a car. Is it doable to go to Kruger by public transportation?
I was just wondering what would be a safe and good spot to stop between Port Elizabeth and Durban?
My friends and I are driving along the Garden Route from Cape Town and then continuing on to Durban. We are doing the trip over 4 days in May, what are some of the best things to do along the way?
We are thinking about visiting next Sept but are wondering if it's too cold that time of year. also we plan to stop for a week in Cape Town first...