what to do in cape town?

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1. Posted by hyypiaem (Full Member 69 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

how long should i stay in cape town? i have 14 days to get to j'burg from there and feels like i have nowhere near as much time as i need.i was thinking maybe 2-3 days is this enough? i want to spend 2-3 days in hermanus before i even do anywhere else, this leaves me only like 8010 days for the rest of the trip is this enough?

any help would be fantastic!

2. Posted by ecampbell (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Just to understand you correctly, you have 14 days to get from Cape Town to Joburg, but how are you going there, do you have/rent a car?

Cape Town is definetly worth to visit for a while, and you can do a lot in one day, but it is nice to take in some of the atmosphere so 3 days would be nice. Go to Table Mountain, Waterfront, take a township trip with guided tour.

All in all i wouldnt say it is enough, so you'll either rush through places or just check out a couple of places good. You could rent a car and do the Garden Route, also Hermanus included and then go up to Jo'burg.

Good luck!

3. Posted by hyypiaem (Full Member 69 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanks for your advice, no i cant drive so will be gttin around using the baz bus! i was thinking maybe 3 days in cape town then 2 nights in hermanus.

what are the other "major" places along the way back to j'burg?? thanks agian

Emma x

4. Posted by tazzaa (Budding Member 22 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

My boyfriend and I are also planning to head from Cape Town up the Garden Route to Joburg on the Baz Bus. We were planning on taking around 3 weeks (incl time spent in Cape Town). I've also been wondering what are the must sees along the way?

Also we'll be there over Christmas and New Year... any tips/ideas for what we should do for these?

5. Posted by ecampbell (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Durban is a major place along the way, it is a nice place if you like to surf, but I must warn you it is also dangerous.

Along the Garden Route there are a lot of nice places, including Port Elizabeth, Simonstown, George is a nice place. Also if you have time check out the Addo Elephant Park, that is a great experience as well.

And tazzaa you should definetly celebrate New Years in Cape Town, and stay untill the next day because then it is New Years Carnaval, good stuff!

6. Posted by stompa (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The best thing to do in cape town ? Leave for Durban. Jokes :-)

Not sure if the last post meant Durban is dangerous or the surf is dangerous. Either way, I dont think he is right about either. Durban is far safer crime-wise than other cities. And the main beaches at Durban are well-patrolled by lifeguards, have the best shark net protection system in the world (no attack since 1978), and if by remote chance, you do get caught in a rip, just chill. It only takes you so far out, then stops, and you can get the attention of any boat or ski to help you back in :-)

But the warm water is a huge bonus. You will know what I mean when you first dip your toe at Clifton Beach in CT ... it is a cold that you will never have experienced. Even in summer. Durban water is seldom below 20 degrees celsius, and even in winter, the days are around 25 -28 degrees. Mmmmmmmmm