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Feb 11th, 2004, 04:59 AM
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Peep,

Another idea for your plug adapter "problem" (not my idea mind, saw someone else mention this but can't remember who) is to take a multi-socket extension from home, then by a South African plug and replace the plug on the extension with the South African one - viola! The advantage is that whereas the specific adapter you need might be difficult to find or expensive, South African plugs can be bought at any supermarket in the country and are cheap.
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Feb 11th, 2004, 08:31 AM
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Hi Peep! Thanx for sharing your itinerery! Sounds like you are going to have a great time. Please take care when driving between George and Knysna, in some places the speed limit is a ridiculous 60 km/h and it is enforced by permanent trapping cameras! If you need someone to take you on day trips in the Stellenbosh/Cape Town area, my friends Peet and Rosi know that area well and they run a very professional tourist microbus. Their details are on my site or email me. If you like steam trains, take the Choo-Tjoe between Knysna and George, take the half trip only as you will waste a whole day on the train if you do the full trip. A pity that you will miss the whales as they have already left, but the Cape scenery is spectacular! Have a great visit!
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Feb 13th, 2004, 12:57 AM
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We leave tomorrow!!! I found a plug adaptor at a store in Munich. whew!

FunkyMunky, do your friends do township tours? Any recommendations for that? We'll have a rent car so we probably won't take guided tours other than maybe of a township. Oh boy!!

I was just reading another thread about safety in SA. Do you have any comments to make me feel a bit less nervous?
 
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Feb 13th, 2004, 09:38 AM
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Hope this catches you in time!
You can email Rosi re tour itineraries at [email protected]
safety? Normal safety precautions need to be taken for instance walking alone in the dark. have acellphone handy with emargency numbers in case of a breakdown when travelling. You can get the emergency numbers at the cellphone shops at the airport. Have reliable roadmaps so you dont get lost! If the city you are travelling in is unknown to you I would recommend you take a guided day tour, its not so expensive and they know the tourist spots.
Enjoy your visit to SA!
Its pouring in Johannesburg at the moment, but it should be all cleared up by the time you arrive
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Feb 13th, 2004, 11:52 AM
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One last minute question... Is it possible to rent a cell phone (handy) at the CPT airport? We're getting our car from Avis and didn't see any offers of such. Thanks!
 
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Feb 13th, 2004, 08:43 PM
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Not sure about renting, but bring your phone along and just put in a local Pay As You Go simcard.
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Feb 20th, 2004, 03:29 AM
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Yes, you can rent a cell phone at the airport. Enjoy your trip!
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Feb 20th, 2004, 04:45 AM
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She's already on it (and having a great time!).
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Mar 31st, 2004, 06:16 PM
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How much does it cost to rent a cell phone? And how much per minute to use it inside the country? Thanks.
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