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Done with tourist activity/ two fully free solo days

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I will be in Cape Town in October. I am doing a tour of the tourist attractions and then my bestie leaves and I left two free days on the end to bop around solo. I need suggestions on what to do. I'd like to meet maybe a few people, I'm a very young 40. I am female and I like to have a few drinks and some good chat. I don't want to go to malls, I know they appear famous in that area.I need a few suggestions. It is also the end of my vacation.
On the other hand with the flight reservations, I am, also coming into joBurg two days early. I am far more concerned about that. Will there be much to do. I am doing the Kruger Safari with my friend but I'm not sure if I should book a hostel or a b&b which seems more what people point to. Again I will be solo. Just seeking a few suggestions to not waste the days. Also, is it safe there for people who have a brain and have traveled. My mom won't get off preaching how it is not.
Thank you very much!

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    Yes, it's safe and you can reduce the chances of anything bad happening by making the same smart choices that you would in any other big city in the world e.g. don't venture into specifically unsafe areas on your own, don't display valuables openly, don't walk around at night, don't take minibus taxis. I've lived in Pretoria and Johannesburg all my life and have never been the victim of a crime. In Johannesburg I would suggest booking accommodation in Rosebank. Yes it has a very nice mall (you can't really get away from those hehe :-) with a permanent craft market and a really great rooftop market on Sundays. It is a safe area with cool shops, restaurants/cafés and art galleries that you can walk to if you want to get away from the mall. In addition to being a really nice area it's also on the Gautrain line which means you can easily get there from the airport (just note the Gautrain times) and you can go to Park Station in the CBD for city sightseeing on the Hop On Hop Off bus. The CBD is not such a great area, but if you stick to the tourist parts it should be fine. This bus also has a Soweto township tour extension.

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