I have quite a few questions about Cape Town. Sorry in advance :(
I'm volunteering at Ukutula In April 2011 and I am planning on travelling from Johannesburg down to Cape town after to do some sight seeing. I will be arriving in Cape Town on a Monday evening and leaving on a Friday.
Question 1. I was planning on getting an internal flight fom J'burg to Cape to Town and buying my ticket when im in S.A as im guessing that it would be cheaper than buying it in the U.K before I travel. Is this correct? Also, roughly how much will this cost?
The main thing I want to do whilst in Cape Town is to go shark diving. Is there any companies anyone can recommend? I have also been told to wait until I am in Cape Town and then purchase my ticket as this will also be alot cheaper. Is this correct?
Also, do you think it will be possible to have someone come with me onboard without having to pay as she doesnt want to dive and not interested in sharks, but she doesnt want to stay in Cape Town herself. Do you think this will be possible?
Can anyone recommend any companies that are great for diving?
I had also been told that Ashanti Lodge in Cape town is very nice and cheap but reading on here it seems the opposite. Has anyone stayed here? Would this be the best location to stay for going places like going up Table Mountain, Robben Island and Shark Diving (obv, having to travel for 2 hours for shark diving but im fine with that). Can anyone recommend somewhere that is safe, cheap and cheerful that is not miles away from everything as we will be eating out alot and wanting to go shopping but not wanting to spend all our money on taxis.
So sorry for all the questions, I am a very nervous 21 year old and I am hoping to get everything organised before I leave.
Many thanks in advance and all help will be greatfully appreciated.
Scottish Traveller x