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thinking of doing a tour trip to south africa in july or august of 2009

thinking of doing a tour trip to south africa in july or august of 2009

Mar 26th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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so im told its very cold in johannesburg early august but warm in capetown. do i need winter clothes or just long sleeve shirts
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Mar 26th, 2009, 03:18 PM
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In early Aug in Cape Town, I often wore a windbreaker midday. Early mornings a fleece under the windbreaker was a good idea. When I was on a boat early in the morning, I wore enough layers to consider it winter attire.

Game drives in August can get cold because you are an open, moving vehicle. Night drives can be especially cold. I wear enough layers and take gloves and a hat or warm headband when in Southern Africa in the winter.
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Mar 29th, 2009, 10:35 AM
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ok thanks for the update. they also say its very windy in capetown and much colder in johannesburg! i guess i should pack for winter. im on the east coast in the usa so im guessing the winters in south africa are like our winters here. ealry morning and evening 30 degrees, and mid day maybe 50 degrees. is that usually temperture in early august.
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Mar 29th, 2009, 11:28 AM
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I was so glad I had my fleece headband at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve or my ear drums would have frozen from the whipping wind.
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Apr 1st, 2009, 04:41 PM
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lol......thanks for the vivid description and recommendation well taken........johannesburg from what im told is 60 degree days and 40 degree nights.........the cape ........well warmer days but cool nights with whipping winds........very excited but never been to that part of world so just trying to get as much info as possible...........i also read coming from the usa not to condense all medicines in one bottle or container...........better to keep them in their original bottles.........for custom reasons
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Apr 2nd, 2009, 03:57 AM
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now if anyone has traveled to south africa from the usa im being told that some medicatin even those prescribed are considered illegal drugs and possess very severe penalties even if the person enters the country unaware of the fact. does anyone know how true this is? do we go through customs entering south africa in johannesburg? if i have meds in their original prescription bottles can there still be a problem? i usually travel with sleeping pills, pain meds, anti anxiety meds and basically just enough for the time ill be away........i keep trying to do research but im coming up with nothing..HELP
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