After Schotia? Help with itinerary,please.


Oct 14th, 2004, 11:52 PM
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After Schotia? Help with itinerary,please.

3 nights c/town,2 oudtshoorn,2 graaf reinet,1 schotia. After this is where we need help, we have six days before arriving at franschhoek for two and then two remaining where we thought of staying in a different area if c/town than tamboerskloof where we stay when we first arrive. Suggestions/help would be appreciated. We will hire a car on arrival.Thanks.
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Oct 15th, 2004, 05:02 AM
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Whatever you do please do not miss the Addo Park on the day when you visit Schotia. Try and book an Eyethu guide to travel with you at Addo, that is unless you are taking the full Schotia package which includes a visit to Addo too. Btw the full Schotia package of accommodation and safaris is a great one.

After visiting the Addo area I would suggest that you travel to the Tzitzikamma region where you could sleep over as well as do the Treetop Safari which I recommend highly.

After Tzitzikamma I would suggest that you travel to Knysna and sleep over in the town for 2 nights using it as a hub to explore the whole area surrounding the town.

After Knysna my suggestion would be that you travel to Hermanus and overnight in the quaint village befoe returning to wherever you are staying in Franschooek via Theewaterskloof dam and the fantastic Franschhoek mountain range.

When returning to Cape Town I would suggest that you try and stay on the Atlantic seaboard.

If you let us know what your budget is I am sure that I or some other Fodrites will be able to pass on some information to you in this regard.

Sorry that this mail is sort of only scratching the top but I am sitting in an internet cafe in Zadar, Croatia writing this mail. Btw Croatia is a great country but methinks that South Africa is better. Forgive the bias please.

From Selwyn Davidowitz - Presently a very proud South African travelling through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.
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Oct 16th, 2004, 09:33 AM
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Thanks for your e mail. Have requested information on the fernery chalets. Planning to travel from Addo after the schotia overnight with addo, hope that doesnt sound too ambitious? Any recommendations on places to stay in Kynsa,Hermanus and Capetown?Hoping not to spend more than 1000 rand per room a night. Would however push the boat out on our last two nights in Capetown. Your help is appreciated.
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Oct 16th, 2004, 11:56 AM
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Hello Islay,

Since Selwyn is tramping around some spot in Italy, Slovenia or Croatia at this moment, I don't know when he'll get to a computer again.

A word search brings up some previous accommodation advice for Knysna and Hermanus.


Said Selwyn, "As far as Knysna accommodation is concerned I swear by Overmeer Guest House as it has never failed my or my vistors expectations in my many years of tourguiding."

I'll make the observation that, at R550 per person per night sharing, the 01 Nov 04 to 31 Mar 05 rate is a tad over your R1,000 budget.

Advice comes from thread entitled, "Garden goute 5 nights- where to stay?"


Uhoh_busted recommends Avalon on Sea B&B

R250 per person sharing

Selwyn recommends

Auberge (guest house)

R450 per person sharing


Windsor Hotel

R470 per person sharing

Advice comes from thread entitled, "Capetown, Hermanus, Franschhoek / Stellenbosch"


When it comes to Cape Town accommodation, searching previous threads isn't quite helpful enough, because the information covers too broad a spectrum. It would help if you would clarify if you would prefer a conventional hotel or a smaller guesthouse or B&B establishment. Also it would help if you would clarify where you want to be (central location, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, or in a western suburb overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, e.g., Green Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton, or Camps Bay).

Oops, I've just seen that you're going to stay in Tamboerskloof when you first arrive, and want a different area when you return.

In that case, if it was my trip, I would want to be close to one of the Atlantic beaches. Green Point might be a good compromise, in that it is situated between the city centre and V&A Waterfront on the one hand and Sea Point, etc., on the other hand.

If you're interested in Green Point, I think you would not go wrong by checking out Jambo Guest House. Rooms range from R360 pp to R550 pp in high season. You can see Kavey's review of her May 2004 stay at Jambo here:

Hope that helps.
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