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  • Red - Durban is warm all year round, but its uber-hot and sticky in summer (December - Feb).

    Johno - Davidf has it bang on, there are mossies but they don't tend to cause too much of a hassle. Just cover up in the evenings or spray on …
  • Accommodation in Cape Town is varied and plentiful. If you want a sea-facing room you can't go wrong with the Camps Bay area, you'll get sunsets over the sea from there. If you wanted to stay somewhere well-placed I'd recommend somewhere near the V&…
  • to add to the previous posts, you can always take a look at the rough guide online for a bit more general background: http://www.roughguides.com/travel/africa-and-the-middle-east/south-africa/weather.aspx
  • Hi Taylor, the weather can get cold in South Africa in winter, especially in the evenings, but it does depend where you are. I have not heard of Kayamida, what part of the country is it in?
  • Apart from swimming the sea and enjoying the beautiful beaches, uShaka World is your best bet. When I went as a child I also remember enjoying the Umgeni River Bird Park (it was called something else back in my youth!).
  • This might be a bit off the wall, but have you thought about Swaziland? You can do horseback safari's at the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

    As it's only a day's drive from Johannesburg, you could also combine a visit to the Kruger Nationa…
  • Hi there crisehaltom, great to hear you are travelling to Joburg! It's a vibrant city with so much going on.

    I'm not sure where you heard that mixed race status would prove to be a problem, but I do not agree with it. You are going to …
  • Skeleton Coast is amazing if you have the cash, and Etosha should definitely be on your list. I would add Sossusvlei because the red dunes and blackened tree skeletons are spectacular. Swakopmund is an awesome spot to get into some adventurous activ…
  • Assuming you have four full days I can recommend the following:
    -1 day for Table Mountain - pick a clear day so you get a nice view from the top. In the afternoon you can either go to the beach or the V&A as they aren't too far away.
  • Tough question as there are so many great beaches! As Anya says Camps Bay and Clifton are the popular hangouts, and it has the advantage that the sun sets over the sea so you can stay on the beach till sunset sipping cocktails! If you're just there …
  • Hey Letjcl, cool to hear you want to check out the Kruger National Park, it's an awesome reserve.

    As the previous poster's have mentioned, you can drive or fly. Flying is obviously going to be quicker, whereas driving is two (maybe thre…
  • In response to Kylie I dont believe you ever get air tickets issued before paying for them, you always have to pay in advance.

    This is why it's always worth booking through and ABTA/ATOL bonded company (or Australian equivalent) in ord…
  • Yes to follow on from Anstrather's comments I'd take the mozzie repellant but not the malaria stuff. African anti-malarials are usually pretty strong and quite often come with side-effects included.

    Having said that it's always worth c…
  • Ah mate, makes my mouth water just reading that list.... and believe me, compared to Brighton (UK) prices, that is unbelievably cheap!
  • I lived in South Africa for 12 years and the vast majority of the country is a beautiful, fascinating and varied place to travel. There are a few areas which are unadvisable to visit, but they are all off the tourist map. The South African people ar…