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“Take a terrific township tour with Nthuseng”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cape Town Central

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oregon
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7 reviews
4 helpful votes
“Take a terrific township tour with Nthuseng”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2009

For a terrific cultural experience, take a Capetown township tour with Nthuseng tours. Our guide, the outgoing Nthuseng, picked us up at our hotel and customized the tour to what we wanted to see. Nthuseng lived in the townships for a while before she got her business going so she shares a lot of first hand stories of the life there. We started with Mass at her church in Phillipi township. Everyone at the church welcomed us with open arms. The service was an amazing experience as it was Youth Day, honoring all the youth who led the 1980's uprising against apartheid. It was an experience to realize that many of those same youth could be in the church with us. The music was fabulous with many in the congregation dancing. Everone sings! After that, we stopped at Langa township and Khayelitsha, Capetown's largest township. We stopped at a shabeen and several houses. It really makes an impression to see all the entrepreneurs in the townships. Many people have phone cards companies, barber shops, small grocery stores. We stopped at Vicki's B&B which has charming, spotless rooms and a gracious hostess. If we had known, we would have stayed there. Everyone we met was upbeat about life and it really made a great impression on us and especially our teenage sons. They still talk about our tour there.

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Cape Town
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Getting around Cape Town City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

I live in Zonnebloem, Cape Town and always use Excite Taxis to take me to work. Excite service is good and cheaper than the other taxis. Thank you Lucinde for the good service.

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Bletchley Milton Keynes
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38 reviews
30 helpful votes
“Harbour area is awsome a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2009

Last year we went on tour of South Africa. We covered from North to South travelling via the garden route to Cape Town. For sheer value you cannot odds the Harbour Shopping Mall. It has many shops selling quality items. The Restaurants are first class. My partner and I for example had a fresh Lobster lunch with quality wine at less than £ 20 each in the complex. And this was one of the more classier restaurants. Entertainment by live bands and the general ambience will thrill you. Visit Robbin Island it is an exsperience not forgotten. Table Mountain is another must. This is a country undersold believe me.

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Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote
“Great visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2009

Spent 14 days in South Africa and Zimbabwe from April 27 to May
10th. Visited Capetown, Sabi Sands, and Victoria Falls. Most lasting impression is probably how friendly were all the people with whom we came in contact. Felt like the arrangements were well handled by the travel service - Lark Tours out of N. Carolina. Got excellent guides, particularly in Capetown - did all inclusive package, and basically didn't worry about anything except what kind of wine to have with dinner. Also recommend people ask for our guide in Capetown - Alistar Jacobs. Good restaurants in Capetown - plan on big meals. Memorable ones include Africa Cafe and Pigalle. Recommend South Africa highly as a destination.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
22 helpful votes
“What a place. Visually stunning!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2009

We were in Cape Town for only four days in April 2009, & we must go back!

We were on a round the world tour & went to Cape Town to do a white shark cage dive, which was fantastic. The city itself is spectacular with something amazing to look at everywhere we turned.

Table Mountain is incredible to look at from the city but stupendous from the top. Just take a taxi to the cable car station & get yourself up there. We also got a taxi to Camps Bay then walked all the way back along the coast to the city-a long walk but stunning.

On our last day, our flight was 8.15pm, so we booked a full day Cape tour with Tania of Discovery Tours-. http://www.discoverytours.co.za- The tour was brilliant-they go where you want them to go & it was like a day out with a friend, not like being a paying customer. I would recommend this company wholeheartedly-they will also collect you at the airport & take you back there when you have to leave.

We didn't have nearly long enough in Cape Town, but we managed to cram a fair bit into 4 days, especially the last day with Discovery Tours.

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