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Flies in SA

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Flies in SA

We will be in Cape Town for a few days at the beginning of January then driving along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and back. I expect to encounter mosquitos in some areas but are flies a nuisance at that time of year?

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Much worse in Ipswich in the summer - it is more damp and humid. Cape Town in January is dry! Hardly any mossies and very few flies.

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Thank you Van de Caab. Now I know I don't have to pack the net I wore over my hat and covered my face with in Australia's Red Centre.

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No, you do not need a net at all over there!

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Thank you. The question has been answered and I'm relieved to know it won't be necessary to pack my net.

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What is the distance and how long would it take to drive from Port Elizabeth to Boulders Beach if we decide not to stop?

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Well a very long day, it is better to this in two days, it is too far for one day!

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Thank you Kyalami. I guess I should have asked this question under a different title as my query about flies has nothing to do with it and has been answered.

I suspected we would be more comfortable doing the drive over two days and just needed confirmation. Now I need to decide where to stop overnight that isn't on the itinerary from the other direction. Is George worth a visit?

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it is around 750 kilometers. Suggest you stop in Knysna and not George.

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Thanks Lengau, I'll look into it.

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