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1. Posted by hyypiaem (Full Member 69 posts) 10y

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hey all
I leave for south africa on september 11th, i join an overland tour with africa travel co on the 13th where i take in some of south africa(inc kruger) then go thorugh zimbabwe, botswana and namibia, before ending my tour in cape town!

I then have 2 weeks to make my way back to j'burg to fly to singapore, i really want to see hermanus but apart from this could anyone else give me a few ideas or example routes i could do in which to make the best of my 2 weeks i have left and make it back to j'burg in time!!

any help would be much appreciated! :-) xx

2. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 10y

Hi Emma, I sent you a PM! Let me know if you need more info.

3. Posted by nir_hermel (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hermanus is not a bad choice... Garden route is wonderful.
More importantly, I would highly recomend actually staying in Cape Town for a few days.
There is much to see.. and the lifestyle there is also wonderful.

4. Posted by jekalo (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

Since you have already been to Krueger and the West coast areas, I would spend a few days in Cape Town, lots to see around there and then head up the south coast along the garden route. You will be there at the right time of year to visit Hermanus and do some whale watching and if you go over to Gansbaai there is shark alley where you can cage dive with the great white sharks. If you stick to the coast you will want to visit Mossel Bay and take a day trip up to Oudtshoorn via one of the smaller roads as they are more senic and visit the cango caves just north of town 45 km or so. At the storms river bridge you can also bungee from the worlds highest land based bungee jump. If you like to do hiking, you can go on one of several trails along the coast that can last from hours to days. The dolphin trail beginning in the Tsitsikamma park is a good one. There is also Knysna and lots of smaller places to check out along the way. Along the way there are all sorts of companies offering biking tours, eco tours, sailing, kayaking, abseiling, tubing in the naturaly brown water and lots more. I think you could spend more than two weeks here and not do or see everything the area has to offer. Check out the websites of the companies in the area to sort of pare down what you want to try to get in and then have a blast doing it.

5. Posted by pargi1 (Inactive 5 posts) 10y

check out St Francis Bay very very irie*

6. Posted by stompa (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Might be an idea to head up to the Wild Coast and Durban for some warm weather and warm water. Perfect Durban weather might be nice if the Cape is having a moody wintery spell. Durban central is not much to see if you have already been through Southern Africa, but to just lie on beaches in the sun with awesome warm water and good surf/diving might be just what you need after a long spell in the back of a truck. Followed by a top bunny chow (curry in a 1/4 loaf of bread ... essential), then a sundowner at Jo Kool's on North Beach.

Sigh. I need a holiday