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Getting around

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Getting around

We are planning a trip to SA in November this year, and like the look of the boutique hotel O on Kloof in Bantry Bay. It is not clear how remote this area is, and for instance how easy it is to get into Cape Town for evening meals, or even get to the beach from the hotel. Has anyone stayed there, and could comment please?

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1. Re: Getting around

Hi Aldee,

You would need to take a taxi should you wish to go to the Waterfront or Camps Bay or City for evening meals. However, there are a few local restaurants close by (Sea Point) but walking is not recommended after dark.

Bantry Bay is a select, wind-free suburb about 5 mins. drive from

aforementioned restaurants. Meter taxis charge about R9 per km.

It is not advisable to take communal taxis (i.e. Kombi's which take about 14 passengers as they are not safe). There is a bus service

week-days but it runs every 20 to 30 mins. to Waterfront or City.

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I stayed there about 18 months ago. It was excellent for several reasons.

The owner, Olaf, would open a special bottle of South AFrican wine each evening, and go through the many great restaurants he knew and helped us decide where to eat. "Tell them Olaf sent you!" was his sound advice.

He'd arrange the taxis, there and back (about a 15 minute ride usually). The only disappointing night we had was in a pizza place in Camps Bay, which we chose ourselves!

All the rooms are good, but we stayed in the honeymoon room which has a double aspect over the ocean and the mountains. Also had lovely private hot tub on the balcony. Indoor pool meant we didn't go to the beach......excellent breakfasts...chilled living....

I'm a fan!

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It really would be better if you were to hire a car. You would then have the freedom to come and go as you please. There is only one small shop and a chemist in Bantry Bay so you would need to get a taxi anyway during the day to go shopping.Public transport is not a good idea and Minibus taxis are not safe at all. Obviously, if you you want to drink in the evening, you would get a taxi - Seapoint cabs are good and trustworthy - 021 434 4444

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4. Re: Getting around

Yes - we hired a car, too, by the way. You could get around by taxi to the main sights, but it was just far easier and convenient by car. For instance, one day we went 3 times to Table Mountain as the weather was so changeable (we didn't get up that day).

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