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Feb 4th, 2004, 09:06 AM
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Cape Holiday

We have just come back from a two week Cape holiday, anyone interested in places we visited and costs is welcome to go take a look: http://funkymunky.co.za/capeholiday.html
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Feb 4th, 2004, 09:56 AM
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Thank you for sharing! What delightful pictures...I can't wait to see it all myself Looks like you got the weather you ordered up for your Table Mountain excursion.
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Feb 5th, 2004, 06:46 AM
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Thanks! The price for the rental car; was that for 2 weeks? Which company did you use and what sort of insurance did you have? We're going to Capetown in a few weeks and have yet to book the car.
 
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Feb 5th, 2004, 07:34 AM
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Thanks Peter!
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Feb 5th, 2004, 08:31 AM
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The car I used was my own car, not a rental car.
I will look for some car rental sites and post the site URL's
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Feb 5th, 2004, 08:33 AM
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Try this comparison site:
http://www.car-rental-south-africa.net/
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Feb 5th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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Vêêrry Naaaiss, Peeeterr !!
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Feb 7th, 2004, 05:41 AM
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Thanks for the URLs!

Now for a simple question: what type of electric plug is used in South Africa?
 
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Feb 7th, 2004, 11:50 AM
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>>>>>>what type of electric plug is used in South Africa? <<<<<<

South Africa's electricity supply is 220 Volts and 50 Hertz (that is to say 50 cycles per second). This is in contrast to the North American electricity supply, which is 110V/60Hz. (But you're in the UK, if I'm not mistaken.)

Anyway, to view a South African electrical plug, view the below mentioned website, and scroll down the screen some way:

http://www.walkabouttravelgear.com/ground.htm

Hope this helps.
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Feb 8th, 2004, 01:08 AM
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Thanks, Judy!

Is it possible to buy an adaptor for a US or German appliance once in SA? It's for my camera battery recharger and 220V is fine, so I just need the plug adaptor. Pooo, I thought I already had what I needed!
 
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Feb 8th, 2004, 02:05 AM
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Yes, you can buy an adapter in SA, not sure if you can at Jhb International, but we got one from a camera store in Eastgate shopping centre, near Bruma Flea Market. Does anyone know if the adapter is available at Jhb InternationL? And where?
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Feb 8th, 2004, 02:15 AM
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I understand that Cati Electronics at Johannesburg International Airport sell the converters.
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Feb 9th, 2004, 01:13 AM
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How about Capetown airport?
 
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Feb 9th, 2004, 02:19 AM
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Hi there Peep!

I found another two webpages about Car Renatl in South Africa: www.africarhire.com and www.southafricar.com

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Feb 9th, 2004, 11:08 PM
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Sorry to be thick about this, but can someone describe what the South African electric plugs look like? On a site listed above, it shows them with 3 round prongs in a triangle. I found some converters at a store and they show it with 3 flat prongs in triangle. Help! My converter set came with the latter.
 
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Feb 10th, 2004, 06:49 AM
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Peep, I am looking at my South African plugs right now. They are three round plugs, in a triangle. I have seen several catalogs and/or web sites that say the flat-pronged ones are right for SA, but that's not so. The round pronged ones are the real thing.

(I suspect those catalogs get prepared by people who conscientiously check their info, but they probably check it against each other, and thus the error gets perpretrated and promulgated.)
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Feb 10th, 2004, 07:34 AM
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I agree with Celia. I too have South African electrical plugs. They're definitely round prongs.
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Feb 10th, 2004, 08:41 AM
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You can see South African plugs here:

http://www.walkabouttravelgear.com/c_safr.htm

Hope you have a great trip to SA! Pep, if you want to mail me your itinerary I could perhaps make some suggestions? If you care to post it here you might get some great suggestions!
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Feb 10th, 2004, 11:52 AM
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I forgot to say that while SA plugs are very similar to British plugs, they aren't exactly the same; the British ones won't fit in SA sockets.
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Feb 11th, 2004, 02:48 AM
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Thanks! Hopefully I can find a plug adaptor there.

Our itinerary is set! 2 nights Stellenbosch, 1 night Swellendam, 1 night Botlierskop, 3 nights Knysna, 2 nights Hermanus and 5 nights Capetown. I can't wait!!!
 
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