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Re: What to see/do in South Africa

If you are not afraid of heights, there is the highest commercial bungy jumping in the world 216m called Bloukrans for adrenaline junkies.

Visit Robben Island and must try hake and snoek at the V&A Waterfront. Don't let seagulls steal your fish'n'chips

Otherwise Garden Route is an absolute must. Also don't miss Stellenbosch vineyards and wineries, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Agulhas are worthwhile, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay en route. Don't get lost in Khayelitsa though because it is kinda place calling for troubles.

Cape Town is awesome city but do not fall for treacherous corners. Especially avoid Cape Flats at night with crime in abundance.

If love challenging long distance cycling Cape Argus Cycle Tour is for you.

Well if you need more info do not hesitate to PM. I always love talking about RSA
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Re: What to see/do in South Africa

Bloukrans is nice and not too expensive, There is a viewing platform also. Plett and knysna are nice, visit the heads snd if you do visit pls take a few photos .. like to see how it changed from my younger years.
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Re: What to see/do in South Africa

No one has mentioned the parking guards... where ever you park there will be a guy that will come over to help u guiding the car in and keeps an eye on the car... maybe! Tip them a few rand when leaving.
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Re: What to see/do in South Africa

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Anyone on your visit to game parks in South Africa please don't take example of those hopelessly stupid tourists.

Terrifying moment teacher was gored by an elephant through her door as it flipped CAR and flung it 40 yards in Safari park rampage

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-leg-tusk.html

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I read that link. And then got to something real strange .... here`s the copy/paste of the paragraph .....

Another of the animals was shot dead earlier in December when it charged at traffic officers. It had apparently ignored warning shots.

Do animals KNOW about how to respond to "warning shots" by the police? Are they dumb? Or what?




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Old 16.01.2014, 11:37
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Anyone on your visit to game parks in South Africa please don't take example of those hopelessly stupid tourists.

Terrifying moment teacher was gored by an elephant through her door as it flipped CAR and flung it 40 yards in Safari park rampage

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-leg-tusk.html

.................................................. .....................

I read that link. And then got to something real strange .... here`s the copy/paste of the paragraph .....

Another of the animals was shot dead earlier in December when it charged at traffic officers. It had apparently ignored warning shots.

Do animals KNOW about how to respond to "warning shots" by the police? Are they dumb? Or what?


Sounds to me like another lame excuse to kill poor defenceless mammal. Wait a minute - what happened to tusks
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Re: What to see/do in South Africa

We've been considering going to SA to visit my BiL in Jo'burg, but we're not too sure about it. The outlaws were there over Xmas and they said for them it was fine, as they were quite happy to hang out at his place, read on the terrace, go to local restaurants etc. They did a few trips, but it involved driving quite long distances. Thing is, we have two teenagers and I don't think they would be too happy doing stuff like that.

I suggested staying with BiL for a few days, then organising an overland trip to go on safari (if these exist in SA). My colleague recently went on such a trip in Namibia and said it was excellent. However, my wife was a little worried about the security issue, or getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. What are your thoughts on this?

Of course, when we then suggested California to our girls, their eyes bloody lit up, didn't they?
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We've been considering going to SA to visit my BiL in Jo'burg, but we're not too sure about it. The outlaws were there over Xmas and they said for them it was fine, as they were quite happy to hang out at his place, read on the terrace, go to local restaurants etc. They did a few trips, but it involved driving quite long distances. Thing is, we have two teenagers and I don't think they would be too happy doing stuff like that.

I suggested staying with BiL for a few days, then organising an overland trip to go on safari (if these exist in SA). My colleague recently went on such a trip in Namibia and said it was excellent. However, my wife was a little worried about the security issue, or getting stranded in the middle of nowhere. What are your thoughts on this?

Of course, when we then suggested California to our girls, their eyes bloody lit up, didn't they?
I bet your girls won't get bored and you will be fine provided that you stay together most of the time when visiting unknown. Try this website for overland Africa: http://www.detourafrica.co.za/

There are plenty of private and state owned game parks to choose from. The closest to Joburg are Krugersdorp Game Reserve or Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve where we used to take our guests back then. Near Pretoria and not far from Jozi (60km) is Pilanesberg National Park in North-West Province. There are attractions like Sun City with casinos and crocodile farm. The best though might be Kruger National Park but not only. If you check private safari guides or game rangers in Mpumalanga Province they can organize independent safari tours including historical places and visits to lots of interesting locations that normally you wouldn't have discovered easily. These may cost slighlty more but if you come from EU they are defo worh money.

Ready to drive with family distance of c.a. 10'000km? What we normally used to do is to drive for two weeks from Joburg, thru Gauteng, Mpumalanga (Kruger National Park and nearby Swaziland), Kwa-Zulu-Natal along the cost (Richards Bay, Durban, Port Shepston, East London) all the way to Port Elizabeth. Further thru Pletts, Knysna, George, Mosel Bay down to Cape Town. On the way back to Johannesburg thru Paarl, stopped overnight in Beaufort West, then either thru Kimberley or Bloemfontein.

There are tons of places to see along the way and they are all very interesting all the same. You will never get bored in RSA, warranted!

Just remember to be always vigilant and try not to create image of Japanese tourist
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No one has mentioned the parking guards... where ever you park there will be a guy that will come over to help u guiding the car in and keeps an eye on the car... maybe! Tip them a few rand when leaving.
It is a good business and keeps people away from crime IMO. These so called entrepreneurs make sometimes more cash than some folks in services e.g. shop assitance. Say 50-100 cars a day times R5-10 each, on top of that from time to time they wash cars for R20-30. Not too bad for self employed person without skills
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Bloukrans is nice and not too expensive, There is a viewing platform also. Plett and knysna are nice, visit the heads snd if you do visit pls take a few photos .. like to see how it changed from my younger years.
How long ago were you at the Heads? Fave restaurant - East Head Cafe.
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Re: What to see/do in South Africa

Time to dig out an old thread ...

http://www.viralbru.com/10-interesti...-south-africa/
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