Why you shouldn’t give money to beggars

Cape Town You are likely to find a fair amount of beggars in Cape Town and most of South Africa. They are usually homeless people who turn to begging for survival. Their sad appearance makes them hard to ignore. And circumstances that drive people to the streets can...

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20 Best Money Saving Travel Tips

1. Visit the local tourist information office and get brochures for the tours they have on offer. Then do them yourself for free. Walking tours are also usually cheaper than bus tours. Sure, they take a bit longer, but you get to explore a city or the countryside...

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20 Top Travel Packing Tips

1. Don't pack light colours. They look grubby in no time and you don't want to be worrying about your clothes getting dirty. Pack mostly black or dark colours. They probably also get grubby but at least you can't see it. Black is also versatile. It goes from day to...

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20 Best Travel Tips – Cape Town

1.Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate. Hot in summer and wet in winter. Average summer temperatures are around 20'C and winter temperatures average around 15'C. Daytime temperatures are warm to hot. Winter rainfall is around nine days a month. Summer days are...

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Garden Route South Africa and getting about

Garden Route steps leading to beach The Garden Route is a popular holiday and retirement destination. Coming from Cape Town, it begins around Albertinia which is a tiny and not too exciting place. Give it a miss. The first coastal town is Mossel Bay (Mussel Bay)....

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Travel tips for tourists

Bainskloof Pass My Internet Service Provider - Mweb, and ADSL Provider - Telkom, let me down badly. I have been without access to the Internet for longer than I think is fair or reasonable. Nine days. I am back up for now and will do a quick post linking you to some...

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Health and safety hazzards

Sunset Beach, Milnerton, Cape Town We run a guest house and we have noticed some visitors are nervous of South Africa. Traveling can present challenges. Fears usually relate to quality of food and water, crime, insects such as mosquitoes, roads, Hepatitis A or B,...

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Top 5 must sees and sunsets

 View of Ritz Plaza Hotel and Sea Point area  The usual top five must-sees in Cape Town are:- 1. Table Mountain Park and cable car 2. Robben Island and V and A Waterfront 3. The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point 4. Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens 5. The Winelands...

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Crime statistics

View from Table Mountain In my last blog I was waxing about how incredibly wonderful South Africa and South Africans are. Funny thing is, the rest of the world don't see us like that. I can't count the amount of times after I was asked where I was from, people would...

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20 Top Money Saving Travel Tips

There was a lady from SA, who stayed three nights in Galway She contracted an affliction, that altered her diction And now she converses in a strange Irish way. Guess who went through county Limerick in Ireland? For today's blog, I thought that I would share some of...

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