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Top Tips for Visiting South Africa

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Many years ago, we visited South Africa as a honeymoon. It was a wonderful experience. We made the decision to bring the children with us this time. We traveled South Africa for sixteen days, starting in Cape Town and ending up in the Winelands. Then we took the Garden Route, which takes you along the Garden Route. In the end, we went on a safari to the Eastern Cape. It was an unforgettable trip that left us with many life-long memories. People assumed that we would be able to travel safely, but we weren’t. Intakt reisen trips will allow you to discover the most important, as well as the least known, cultural and scenic highlights in the region. Intakt reisen places great emphasis on giving you as much personal access as possible to people in holiday countries to allow you to understand the daily and cultural conditions.

Cape Town
Spend at least four to five nights in Cape Town. Cape Town is an amazing place to begin your South African holiday. There are so many things to do. Although the Waterfront is highly commercialized, it is still a great place to stay. It is safe to walk around the area and you will find plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. The Waterfront Village apartments were great. They offer all the amenities of an apartment with the services of a hotel.

Attractions
The tourist attractions are more expensive than most other things in South Africa. Book as many tickets as you can online in advance. This will save you time and help you avoid the long lines at your destination. Robben Island trips should be booked well in advance. There are limited visitor numbers each day. If you are travelling with children, a visit to Two Oceans Aquarium is essential. It is located on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. The visit will only take a few minutes, but your kids will be grateful! The Cape Wheel is too expensive and you will get better views from Table Mountain while you’re at the Waterfront.

Water shortage
Cape Town is plagued by water problems and many other parts of South Africa are experiencing water shortages. While this may vary depending on where you live, many establishments do not have enough water to flush the toilets. You should also use water sparingly as locals do. It is a good idea to always have a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you.

Table Mountain
Table Mountain, Signal Hill and Lions Head are 10 degrees cooler than the centre of Cape Town. Bring warm clothes, or at the very least a sweater. During peak season, the queues can take up to two hours for the Table Mountain cable car. You can still book online but you will not have to wait as long, although it may be less. The hike takes approximately two hours, so it’s a great alternative if you don’t want to wait in line. Although it is strenuous, you will need to be fit.

Taxis
Use only metered taxis, or download the Uber app before you go. Taxis are cheap, so ask your hotel or restaurant to get one for you. You should agree to a fixed price if you take a taxi without a meter. You should expect to haggle and be willing to walk away.

Winelands
Skip Stellenbosch. It’s a busy, bustling city that is not the quiet rural town you would expect. Franschhoek, while much more pleasant, has a Disney-like feel. We loved Val du Charron just outside Wellington.

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