south african travel agent/consultant

Jan 15th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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south african travel agent/consultant

Hi- My friend and I already have our international flights to from the US, and a 6 night safari purchased. We are arriving in Cape Town and want to spend a few days there. We thought since we are departing from Johannesburg we could spend a night or two at Victoria Falls. We have a total of 10 nights in S.A.. Is this too much to try to do in that time frame? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Jan 15th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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If you already have 6 nights devoted to safari, it is only leaving 3 or 4 for Cape Town, which is just barely scratching the surface. The last 2 years I have spent 6 days each year in Cape Town and there is a lot of things I didn't get a chance to do. It is a fantastic city, I wouldn't take any time away from there, or your safari for that matter. Have a great trip.
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Jan 15th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Detouring to Vic Falls will cost you at least two days, maybe more. With only 10 days in S.A. and a 6-night safari booked, that only leaves you 4 nights for the Cape Town area and any travel time between C.T. and Jo'burg. I'd skip the Falls on this trip, if I were you. Where is your safari? That will also add travel time.
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Jan 15th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I'm with the others: with 10 days, stick to SA. With six nights on safari and 4 nights Cape Town you have a great combination. You'd only be diluting your SA experience and making it less relaxing by adding Vic Falls, which in mind is a one night proposition. Best to leave Vic Falls for a stop if you happen to ever return and visit Botswana/Zambia or Zimbabwe.
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Jan 15th, 2013, 03:00 PM
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I'm with the others... just not sufficient time. Besides this would be an expensive extension.

While you don't indicate where you're doing safari, you'd still have to fly (first flight out very early) from CPT to JNB, from here a layover till 2/hr flight to VFA + ZIM Visa cost, hotel if overnighting (including transfer to/from airport/hotel) and then flight returning to JNB (assume this if from where flying home); if homebound from CPT then onward to here for that flight.

To view the Falls, you need only a few hours, if that... so unless you have other things to do while here... save VFA for another trip if you happen to find your way to southern African countries.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 05:10 AM
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Seeing that you only have a limited time in Cape Town I would suggest the following

Day 1: Cape Town

Be taken to your boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town.

Explore the City and visit the V&A Waterfront, 7th Natural Wonder of the World -Table Mountain, Robben Island and the beautiful botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch.

Stay at More Quarters & Dine at Roundhouse.

Day 2: Cape Point & Constantia

Take a leisurely scenic drive along the coast towards Cape Point. View the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in an awesome display as well as the most historic vineyards of the Constantia Winelands.

Day 3: Stellenbosch

Drive towards the Cape Winelands that offers a unique perspective of the surrounding areas and a visual delight.

Stay at Webersburg Estate & Dine at 96 Winery

Read my blog about some finest Cape Dutch Establishments
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