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Is it safe?

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Is it safe?

Considering the following holiday.

Is it safe to drive with wife - apart from her driving that is!!

Cape Town The Fountains 2 days

Mon 02 Mar

Franschhoek 2 Mont Rochelle

Wed 04 Mar

Oudtshoorn 2 Hlangana Lodge

Fri 06 Mar

Knysna 2 Belvidere Manor

Sun 08 Mar

Plettenberg Bay 2 Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Tue 10 Mar

E Cape Lodges and Reserves 3 Kariega Game Reserve

Chalet Kariega Lodge Fri 13 Mar

Is this trip worth considering? What are the disadvantages.

Any advice would be most welcome!

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1. Re: Is it safe?

Probably need at least another night in Cape Town, as your first day might be wasted if you dont sleep on the plane. Otherwise trip looks good.

Was a bit confused about the last bit - did you mean Tue to Fri at Kariega, or 4 nights?

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2. Re: Is it safe?

Three nights at the Game Reserve then on to Port Elizabeth for return flight.

Thanks for the advice, so you think the trip is a goer?

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3. Re: Is it safe?

I'm doing a trip almost identical to yours next August. Main differences are I'm staying in Cape Town for 5 nights, I think there is way too much to do for only 2 nights unless you have been there before. Also I am staying 2 nights in Plettenberg Bay only - not staying in Kynsna. The two places are only about a half hour apart so no point staying in both plus I don't think there is enough to do in the area to justify a 4 nights stay - much better to spend the extra 2 nights in Cape Town.

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4. Re: Is it safe?

Debzi is right. Skip the Franschoek stayover. Try to do the least amount of packing and unpacking......you're on holiday not on a tour

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5. Re: Is it safe?

I agree with the others only i would skip franschoek and kynsna and spend the time in cape town

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6. Re: Is it safe?

Perhaps what you plan depends very much on your interests but I would not leave out staying 2 nights in Franschhoek (although personally I would choose somewhere other than Mont Rochelle). The winelands has so much to offer! I do agree that you need longer in Cape Town and I would skip Knysna too

Suggest: Cape Town - 5 nights

Franschhoek - 2 nights

Oudtshoorn - 1 night

Plett - 2 nights

Kariega - 3 nights

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7. Re: Is it safe?

Dear Machem

The trip is definately worth concidering. And it is safe, taking precautions you would normally do to travel to any foreign country.

For self drive, do keep windows closed and doors locked. Do not walk alone after dark in a area that you do not know, do not wear flashy jewelry that attract attention, keep your bag zipped up, your mobile phone and money out of sight in the street. Be alert!

Outside of Cape Town you will be travelling to smaller towns, where it is generally safer than the city, but still be alert and if in any doubt about where to go or what you can do, feel free to ask the staff where you are staying.

South Africa is a must visit, it is such a beautiful country, and March is perfect weather time.

Enjoy your trip

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8. Re: Is it safe?

All great advice.

I have taken all onboard and will amend accordingly with 5 days in Cape Town.

Sincere thanks all round!

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