I need some information about this area. We are planning a tour starting from Johannesburg, ending in Cape Town 2 weeks in October. We want to visit Okavango, Moremi, Victoria Falls, Kruger Park and we need an advice about a good and reliable agency which can arrange us a package tour. Since we are 8 we cannot take the risk to arrange all the hotels and the tours by ourselves so we need a local assistance.
Is there anyone to help us about recommending a good company? Or do you have any other recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
am new person here and i want to know more about any event going ,am from south African and i like to visit Europe one more and pls who can tell me how can secure tourist card for San Marino
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Is Bayworld up and running....?
Is there a public transportation to
1) "Wijnland Auto Museum" in Joostenberg Vlakte and
2) "Franschhoek Motor Museum" in Franschhoek ?
both seem to be on the same way more or less and the only way to get to "Franschhoek Motor Museum" in Franschhoek seems to be a bus-daytour from Kapstadt to the Franschhoek-vinyards?
BUT will the motormuseum be next to the wine-tasting ??
How much could it be to hire a taxi for lets say 6-8 hours to get me there ?
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We are docking in E. London only from 7am - 5pm on Jan. 10, 2014. The two near Game Reserves only taking bookings through the cruise ships. We are looking for reliable guide/driver to take us. Please advise. Thanks very much!
What is the law and order position in South Africa in general and Johannesburg in particular in areas like Hillborw.
Thank you everyone for your reply.
This is my planning:
-Fly into Johannesburg for 1 night
-Book a local tour to Kruger national park for 2 nights
-Return to Johannesburg for 1 night
-Book a tour to Victoria fall for 2 nights
-Fly over to Cape town for 3 nights
-Fly back from Cape town
Is there any recommended local tour company i can book my tours from?
Which taxi company should i use when i am in SA for security purposes.
Thank you all so much
I am sure I saw a thread from a Singaporean wanting to visit Vic Falls, Kruger & Cape Town over 7 days, using trains for part of the journey?
Hi, I am going to South Africa in July and travelling from Jo'berg to Kruger park then down to Durban along coast to end up in Cape town. I have never been before and am unsure what to wear for the days, nights, beaches ect? and considering the time of year, is it hot or will a jumper be needed?
Any advice would be appreciated :)
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We will be in Cape Town for 5 nights. We are a family of four(couple and teenaged boys) We wish to see the city center, Southern suburbs andTable Mountains, Atlantic Sea Board, Blaauwberg Coast, Peninsula and if possible Helderberg. Which area should we keep as a base? We would be entering CT through the Garden route. Thank you for your time, Seetha
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Hello. I am planning on visiting South Africa in 2 months. I will be volunteering at a wildlife rescue. I will be arriving at Johannesburg airport and then taking another flight to Pharlowaba airport. I am a female and will be traveling alone. Just wanted to hear opinions on the safety at Johannesburg airport. I have read about tourists being robbed. I would appreciate an feedback and tips. Thanks!!!
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Been trying to locate a bed and breakfast/hotel. Have shortlisted a few... but which are the best areas to stay in? We are there for just a day and night to see the city and then moving on to Kruger National Park. We are looking for accommodation for a family of four(couple and teenaged boys) in the month of May
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We have planned the following Itinerary to South Africa, please let me know if this is workable or suggest a better one -- Day 1 -- land in Johannesburg and after a brief rest, take a city tour Day 2 -- Drive to Kruger National Park Day 3 -- Kruger National *(PLEASE SUGGEST IF WE SHOULD HAVE ONE ADDITIONAL DAY AT KNP) Day 4 -- Take flight to Port Elizabeth (halt at PE) Day 5 to day 14 -- Drive through the Garden route *(we hope to do some adventure sports along the way and make halts accordingly, any suggestions in this regard are welcome) Day 15,16,17 -- Cape Town Day 18 -- fly out of Cape Town We can extend this if required by a few more days. If so where should we add? Besides this should we cover Durban too? If covering Durban then we could take a flight to Durban after KNP and then take another flight from there to PE and then drive to Cape Town from there through the garden route. Any other not to miss wildlife parks in any of these places? Thank you for your time, Seetha
Hi, a colleague of mine is from South Africa. He told me that the best time to visit South Africa is March or April because it's not that hot and less crowded. That's why I've been waiting. I've just googled and found this consensus: the best time to visit the wildlife park (Kruger) is from May - October (i.e. winter/dry season) because you'll have a better chance to see the wildlife; and the best time to enjoy the beach and Garden Route will be from November to March. April will suit my schedule best and I thought it was the best season for most things. But it turns out it is best time for nothing? National Park, Garden Route and the beach are high on my list of things to do.
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The two "givens" are that we need to be at the J'Burg airport on the morning of Oct 27 and then on Nov 8 we will be done with the the photo safari portion of our trip. Coming from the states I am thinking a couple of days before in say Amsterdam and at the end a couple of days in Capetown before we head back to Los Angeles. I have some flexibility before and after and would like some ideas of that we could incorporate on either side of our safari time. We will be in the Kruger Natl Park for 4 days, then up to the Victoria Falls, then to Botswana, then to Chobe Natl Park, then to Okavango Delta. So I am looking for recommendations before and after. Thanks gang!! Karl
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I read that it takes approx 7 hours to drive to Springbok. If I am feeling ambitious, ho much longer could it take to get to the fish river Canyon area in Namibia? A 1 day long car ride, or is that stretching it? Is there a better place to stop than Springbok, or is there suggested places to see on the way? On my way back down to Cape Town I was thinking of stopping for a few nights in the transfrontier park on the Botswana side. This would be in March. Is that a park where seeing Game is guaranteed, or is there better parks to stop at on my way back to Cape Town? Thanks :)
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