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Nov 19th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Escorted tours out of Cape Town - 4 or 5 days - who to go with and where

I will be in Cape Town for about two weeks in late March 2013. Will spend one week with my son and his wife who be there to attend a wedding. Will have another week to spend alone - I am traveling solo - 60ish, love beautiful scenery, great food and wine, wildlife, local arts and handicrafts and soft adventure. I normally would just rent a car and strike out on my own but think I might feel more comfortable on a tour. I was there a couple of years ago with a friend - we visited Cape Town sites, took a train to Joburg and then rented a car and drove to Krueger. Loved that but would like to see something else this time. I have just started looking but am a little overwhelmed. Would appreciate any recommendations on a tour based out of Cape Town that would take me to places I have not yet been. I am travelliing on a moderate budget - does not need to be luxurious but prefer to stay a step or two above hostel accomodations. Thank you so much
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Nov 20th, 2012, 04:04 AM
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See if you can reach Selwyn Davidowitz -- [email protected] used to reach him. He took us on a wonderful tour the first time we visited Cape Town. I am sure he can either put something together for you or at least get you in touch with someone local who handles these kinds of adventures.
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Nov 20th, 2012, 06:12 AM
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Looks like a great trip with family followed by some solo exploration. For your interests Cape Town is a great place to be.

Selwyn gets good reviews. I spent several days in Cape Town with Wayne of Take2Tours. He was recommended by the Fallows who run Great White Shark viewing trips.

The Take2site:
http://www.take2tours.co.za/about-us/

Wayne helped with bookings at lodgings like you want.

The first part of this report is on Cape Town activities through Take2Tours. This one is on fodors with no working photo link since Kodak Gallery closed.

http://www.fodors.com/community/afri...-n-luangwa.cfm

I don't think the baboon walks are done anymore.

Here is the report on safaritalk.net where photos are embedded. Of most interest to you would be post #2 and #9. (#4-#8 are the shark trip. March is not the optimal time for that.)

http://safaritalk.net/topic/2953-penguins-to-puku/

Have a wonderful time.
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Nov 20th, 2012, 04:01 PM
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I was thinking of doing something similar on our trip next August but decided we didn't have the time. Check out Sousslevi, Namibia. I would have stayed at the Sousslevi Dune Lodge in the park. Driving is a possibility, I think.
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Nov 21st, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Buckeye as in the Buckeye State perhaps? If so, we share something in common.
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Nov 21st, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Yes atravelynn - living in Marietta. I enjoyed reading your reports very much. When I was in Cape Town in early 2011 was able to do a lot of sightseeing in the area. This time I would like to venture further out - but preferably with a little help. Embarrassed to say but I do not drive a stick shift which is what most rental cars are in South Africa and also do not feel completely comfortable traveling alone in a car. So am looking for a guided tour (small group) for 4 - 6 day outing from Cape Town. Didn't you love those penguins - you have some great pics!
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Jan 30th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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Springbok Atlas is a good option. For trips as far as Namibia I would go with a company that operates in that area PLUS one that has the necessary transport back-up should one experience problems....
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