I hired one in Cape Town and drove up through Botswana into Zambia that way. If it's your own car you need your ownership papers and insurance docs. If it's a hire car, show them your hire paperwork and proof it's insured. You have to pay various road fund licence/duty fees (take small denomination US Dollar notes) etc but it's fairly straightforward. You also have to get one of their insurance policies for the car that can be done at the border crossing between Zim and Zam (the way i went in). about 7 years ago
Get on the red bus tour from the Waterfront for a great snapshot of the whole of Cape Town. You can hop on and off at the stops - Camps Bay is a great stop for beach and bar/cafes. Go up Table Mountain, take a trip to Cape Point and Boulders Beach and do a wine tasting tour. You can also do Township tours if that's your thing. All bookable at the Waterfront where there are loads of shops, bars, restaurants etc. Head down Long Street at night if you like bars and music. Highly recommend Royales on Long Street for awesome burgers of all varieties. That will give you a good taste of Cape Town in a short time. almost 8 years ago
Anybody know the best day/time of the week to buy cheaper round trip tickets to cape town South Africa? or what airline?
Depends where you're going from. If it's UK, BA is normally the cheapest direct flight or KLM via Amsterdam. You can often get cheaper from Qatar Airways etc but you obviously have to fly via Doha which makes the journey longer. Flights get booked up very quickly as there are generally only one per day per airline. almost 8 years ago
Definitely 4x4! I did a road trip a couple of years ago and drove the length of Botswana from South Africa, across the tip of Zimbabwe up to Vic Falls then back into Botswana, through Maun to Namibia. The main roads are ok but full of crazy potholes the further north you go. Highly recommend going up to Chobe National Park and just paying to drive yourself through. Fantasic wildlife for less than 10GBP per person! Cheapest safari you'll ever do.... Khama Rhino Sanctuary and Nata Bird Sanctuary are easily accessed and worth a trip. Nata has the salt pans without having to go right into the Mkgadigadi. Every town you come across has a petrol station, bank and supermarket. Had Blackberry Edge connection the whole way up too. People are very friendly and the campsites and lodges are well run and maintained. Great experience.... about 8 years ago
What kind of clothes to pack if i am going to cape town in august-October? I heard it's kind of like a Mediterranean winter-true?
Cape Town weather is very unpredictable! Due to Table Mountain it's also usually completely different from the rest of South Africa too. Yes, it can be very similar to a Mediterranean winter. I lived there for 4 years. Some days it can be up in the high 20c's and then the following day it will rain torrentially and be only 8c! I would go with jeans, t-shirts, a pair of shorts mainly and take a jumper and a raincoat too. about 8 years ago