Where have you been? What have you seen?
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By Irv Lee
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malcolmfrost wrote:You’ll come across “car park security” all over the place, a guy in a grubby hi viz. he’ll look after your car for a tip of ZAR5 or so. About 25p.

Oi, I wasnt grubby, I just hadn't shaved that day.
@Lefty Again the warning: places can change very quickly and of course if they are small and unlucky, they go downhill and reviews mean they get less money at the time they need it most so it can be a spiral dive. Also there have been huge water shortages along the whole south coast too which may have had effects on the "just surviving" parks.
Main places: Addo (elephants) and Shamwari
Medium: I always liked Schotia for non resident tour, but havent been recently. "Obviously" evening tours tend to be much more productive as animals become much more predictable as to where they are. The range of animals was good, and I was once right by a scene I will never forget - when the lazy do-sod-all male lion saw his 3 or 4 lioness returning after a hard day's work - the greeting ceremony of hugs, licks, and "chat" between them right by the vehicle was unforgettable. https://www.schotiasafaris.co.za/
Small-medium: Garden Lodge Game Park. Not huge numbers of animals but they had cheetahs and enjoyed staying a night and great food. Have also dropped in for just coffee cake when didn't have time for much.
Small places for 2-3 hours: to follow
By malcolmfrost
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For anyone else thinking of going I’ve just pmd this to Wicksay on what Tod do in CPT.
Other itineraries are available!
Where do I start! Sea Point is a good area for Airbnb or bnb, lots of options, the food around there is excellent, lots of options and the area is safe to walk around in daylight. Not much in the way of beaches but a very good old school 50m pool right on the sea. Camps Bay also has lots of options and a much nicer beach. The tour bus goes through both. Between the 2 is Clifton which is also a nice beach area. If you want to do Table Mountain, the first time you can see the top do it! It can fog in for days. A drive up to Signal hill, and if you’re very energetic and comfortable with scrambling, Lions Head is awesome. You can walk up Platteklip Gorge, takes 2 hours. 1km past the lower cable car station.
The drive down to Cape Point is fantastic through Hout Bay and on to Scarborough. Come back through Simonstown and have lunch at the Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay or fish and chips on the jetty. Some eclectic little clothes and antique shops there as well.
There is a nice local pop up food market at the Blue Bird Garage in Muizenberg On Friday evenings, or for a full on experience the Old Biscuit Mill just North of the city on Saturday mornings/early afternoon.
That should keep you busy!