Cape Town Do’s

  • Visit these places – Kistenbosch Gardens,All the beaches (Camps Bay, Hout Bay),Cape Point, Stellenboch,Paarl, Cablecar up Table Mountain.
  • Take these Tours:Winelands,Paarl,Cape Point,around Cape Town, North to Wildflowers (in Oct. & November), Garden
  • Route.
  • Fly using Virgin Atlantic,Lufthansa, KLM or Qatar Airlines.
  • Tip all parking attendants & adjacent bad guys – you will be sorry if you don’t!
  • Forget about claiming on taxes paid (VAT). It is a waste of time, as they only pay 50% on gifts only (not hotels,autos & meals)!
  • Save yourself the bother!
  • Best Car Hire is Budget.
  • Take some of the outstanding wines home with you.
  • Eat out a lot – the food is generally outstanding and inexpensive. Thier beers are excellent.
  • Eat their candy – delicious.
  • Try the local dried meat “biltong” - wonderful.

Cape Town Don’t

  • Hire a car. Very expensive,driving is very dangerous, & streets are unsafe.If you must, comprehensive insurance is a must.
  • Go to Robben Island (unless you are in to Black Power).Commentary one-sided.
  • Give Long Street Area a miss (unless you are in to slum clubbing). Bad guys and thugs are everywhere. No police presence!
  • Don’t use British Airways. They have lowered their standards and are now late, give poor service & have airfares more than
  • twice the others.eg. a totally non-refundable & non-changable ticket called a “throwaway ticket”.
  • Don’t wander around the Central City at night – it is very dangerous.
  • Avoid Johannesburg at all costs-it is the most dangerous city in the world.
  • Avoid Cape Town Airport at peak hours -this is one of the worst airports in the world: terribly slow,bad traffic, incompetent staff.
  • Do not try to bring biltong home – Canada Customs & the US Customs will nail you!