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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2016
Johannesburg to Cape Town via the Garden Route  (1 Answer)

Good day dear Friends,

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,

I have decided to enjoy my holiday driving down to Cape Town from Johannesburg via the Garden Route,
As it is my first time, I want few advice about the itinerary to get there safely and enjoy the trip,
It will be only myself and I am planning to leave on the 23rd of December

Thank you for your help



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 23, 2016
Planning ahead for Cape Town  (4 Answers)

Hi,

So my partner and I are planning ahead for budget for a trip to cape town in Oct 17. We are looking to do 10 days all in all however 1 night stay @ Safari tour

We would like to know some recommendations on the best, yet affordable safari trips, how close are they to Cape town?

A lady i work with is from Johberg and has family in Cape town and has advised to hire a vehicle and to be careful of public transport, how safe is public transport? And will we need to hire a car?

We are planning to on seeing / doing the majority of the attractions, a safari trip, whale / Shark watch and also a wine tour - Any recommendations on the best value for money trips?

Open to other suggestions on things to do.

If we are able to spend 1 night on safari trip, we will be looking for 9 nights in a hotel / B&B in Cape Town, Not looking for anything 4 star however needs to be livable for the 9 days!

Look forward to reading your answers :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 31, 2016
Data sim card  (2 Answers)

Hi which is best SIM card data SIM card no calls
I need it only for 3G
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2016
how safe is cape town  (6 Answers)

how safe is cape town


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 05, 2016
Weather in July  (2 Answers)

I'll be going to Cape Town next year in July and how's the weather be like?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2016
Electricity voltage in South Africa  (6 Answers)

Hi,

I plan to be in Johannesburg and cape town during September.
What is the Electricity voltage in South Africa please.
It is 110 volt or 220 volt . Accordingly I have to carry the adapter.

How about the climate in September. Do I need to bring Summer cloths.
Any special activity / program in South Africa during the 3rd week of September.

Pl inform


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2016
studying abroad  (1 Answer)

is studying in western cape a safe option? I've heard alot of bad news and the negative portrayal of s.Africa is a set-back. I wish to study there for a three year period and hope to stay in the university hostels. hope it'll stay safe throughout. Any advice?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2016
Traveling solo in cape town and looking for company

Hey guys I am in cape town on the 3rd and 4th of September and 10 and 11th of September. I want to see all the great sights of cape town. However I am travelling alone and would like to have some company. So if anyone wants to join.
best wishes
konrad


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2016
2 days iteriary for Cape Town  (8 Answers)

Hi,

1.I am solo passenger on a short visit to Cape town , Can any one give me an Iterinary 2 days.
2. Whish is the ideal location to stay & to see places with out wasting time on long travel.
3. Which are the must se places in Cape town.
4. I reach Cape town Airport at 23.00 hors in the midnight . Is there any transport facility to go to hotel.

Thanx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2016
Off the beaten paths  (4 Answers)

Hi

Any off the beaten paths you may recommend to me in and around or surrounding areas would be certainly welcomed. I am getting bored of the usual...

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2016
Drive round trip Capetown - Port Elizabeth - Capetown  (2 Answers)

would appreciate route suggestions for my trip to avoid duplication - can be up to 10 days duration

plan to stay in CPT for 4 nights prior to departure

Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2016
Using credit cards and travelers checks  (10 Answers)

I have been told that using travelers checks and credit cards is not done in Cape Town, everything is done in cash. I will be there for about 9 days and do not want to carry that much cash with me. What is the story about US travelers checks and credit cards?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2016
Pediment figures  (1 Answer)

Who are the figures on the inner pediment castle gate?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2016
Pediment figures  (1 Answer)

Who are the figures on the inner pediment castle gate?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2016
Cape Town Top 10 List & Any Other Suggestions -First Trip to SA  (8 Answers)

Headed to Cape Town next month with my husband, staying near the waterfront for 5 days & then off to Zula Nyla : Ngweni Road, Hluhluwe, for Safari for 6 days. First visit to SA, does anyone have any top 10 things to do in either location? We are not very adventurous, we are both fairly active (so hiking is an option if it is safe), we both love animals and good food.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2015
Shark cage diving  (4 Answers)

My son wants to buy this trip for us as a Christmas present when we visit South Africa and Cape Town in February. I am very apprehensive, my husband is not a good sailor, he suffers with seasickness and neither of us are really "risk takers". Our son has done this trip and he thinks the experience was fantastic and one we should not miss. Any advice would be most appreciated! Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 18, 2015
Area with pubs and restaurants  (3 Answers)

We are a couple in our 50s and 60s moving long term to Cape Town from Australia. We want to rent an apartment within walking distance to pubs and restaurants and a supermarket. Probably looking at a 2 bedroom for around R22k a month......
Someone mentioned Big Bay as an option but that seems to be rather remote or isn't it? The city bowl was recommended but isn't that too noisy for us older folk?
Are there any such areas in Cape Town?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2015
Scuba Diving  (5 Answers)

I will be visiting Cape Town in July 2015. I have seen many sites on cage diving for shark viewing in cape town. I saw one video that showed a scuba diver feeding a shark in cape town sea. I am advanced level Scuba Diver. Can any one guide me to locate the company that takes scuba divers for Shark Feeding adventure?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2015
Shuttle/transport from airport to West Quay Road, City  (3 Answers)

Hi, I'm wanting to get from the airport to West Quay Road, City, arriving 20.40. early July. I'm an older lady on her own, is there a reliable shuttle service that will suit me?
Thank you
Jillikins.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2015
Restaurants with a view  (8 Answers)

I feel a bit silly asking this. I come from Cape Town but moved away about a decade ago. I am going back in a few months and want to take my girlfriend for a nice simple lunch or even a picnic somewhere with a view. I know all the usual spots, but I'm looking for something a little more different. I'm not looking for anywhere flashy, rather something relaxed but nice. Any ideas?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2015
Marathon closures, Kirstenbosch + Table Mountain  (3 Answers)

Hello, my husband and I - active seniors - are arriving at 8 in the morning at Cape Town International airport. We will then pick up our rental car. We are planning on doing the following that day, before driving to our booked accommodation in Blaubergstrand: drive from the airport to Kirstenbosch, spend about 3 hours there, maybe grab a bit of lunch, and then drive to the Table Mountain cable-car to go up with an afternoon ticket.

My questions are this:

1) Does that sound like a good itinerary for the first day? Since we're coming from Europe we won't be jet lagged. We'll be in Cape Town for three more full days, when we'll be going on a wine tour, to Robben Island (have already booked for the next day, Sunday), Bo-kaap, and a full day to the Cape of Good Hope, but I thought getting an overview of the city from Table Mountain would be a good idea. Or should we do Table Mountain in the morning and Kirstenbosch in the afternoon?

2) I understand there will be a marathon in town on Saturday 4th, so will there be any roads on the way to either Kirstenbosch or Table Mountain from the airport that will be close?

Thanks so much for some feedback!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2015
looking for deiver  (3 Answers)

HI i will be with my family in Capetown for 5 days i'm looking for a driver for all day on April 8 to take us to the wine area
and than bring us back after diner about 10 pm. any sogestion's. thanks Ron


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2015
visa for malaysian passport holder  (2 Answers)

Hello,I would like to find out if anyone can help in relation to a visa issue. Me and my missus plan to travel to capetown next month for a break. Ive taken some time off work and we would like to spend 3 months in south Africa. I hold a british passport so i will be given 3 moths vistor visa on arrival. However my wife has a malaysian passport and only gets a month visa on arrival. Is it possible as she is traveling with me that she would also get 3 months on arrival instead of one month...........

thanks all for any advice.

Fergs


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2015
Trip end of January  (6 Answers)

Hello VTers. My sister is planning for a trip alone to cape town and i have few questions:
1- Is it safe for a female traveller to go alone to Cape town?
2- What are the best destinations that she should see (5 days trip) other than museums and shopping places
3- Is there any chance to see whales end of January?
4- Is there any recommended safari area near Cape Town
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2015
Taxi rates  (4 Answers)

Hi,
what are the approximate costs for a taxi from the airport to Waterfront area? - Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2015
Cape Town Holidays  (3 Answers)

I am planning to travel with family to cape town, Where is a good place to stay away from the nightlife. Suggest the best one .
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2014
Is is safe to go to CT with 3Y old children?  (4 Answers)

Hi,
I am thinking of going to CT with my 3Y old child - do you think this is safe place to visit for family? I've read so many bad reviews that I am a bit worries now... and what about interchange flight in Johannesburg? is this OK? HELP I am loosing my mind...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2014
Safety on trains Observatory/ Newlands

Hi everyone
My girlfriend is gonna go to Cape Town for two months to improve her Enlish. Since she read about the safety
situation (not walking the streets after nightfall, if possible stay away from trains, robbery, violation(!) and many more) in Cape Town she became a little worried and to be honest me too.
Is there any local or someone who knows these places who could give us some insight on the actual safety situation in the areas Observatory and Newlands and what is the safest way to commute between those areas without using the train (since its not advisable to use it)?
Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 27, 2014
Rent a car - where? Can´t seem to find any available car :(  (3 Answers)

We´re staying down in Bantry Bay and i would love to take the family to Simons town and Cape Point, BUT there is not a single rental car available anywhere (according to the major booking sites) Anyone know where to get a car? On the 29th or the 30th. // The swedish tourists


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2014
stuck without a passport  (18 Answers)

My friend is in Capetown and friday night was chased and his guide shot which made him go off the road and he hit a teenage girl. The guide and girl are in hospital he has head trauma but was released, his wallet and credits cards and cash taken- and his passport taken by police and hospital until he pays for girls hospital stay..no access to bank as ID and contact numbers also gone- anything anyone can do?



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