Always wanted to visit South Africa, maybe visit Pretoria and Cape Town, rent a jeep and drive up the coast into Mozambique. Plus, chicks with South African accents are my weakness.
Whats the general consensus on Canadians over there? Do you guys hate us as much as the Dutch or what? Is it dangerous? Should I expect to be mugged by a filthy kaffir or is that generally isolated to shitty townships? Fuck, I've always wanted to visit South Africa.
>>1063579 Mozambique is definitely a place you want to see, ive been there on holiday and it's truly an amazing place. If you stay away from the townships and swattercamps around cape town you should be fine.
I've never heard of anybody having something negative to say about Canadians, people here are generally open to meeting new people.
>>1063506 I backpacked alone through South Africa (and Swazi, Moz, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe) a couple years ago. Took the cheapest local transport possible everywhere, hitchhiked some and walked a lot in rural and 'sketchy' urban areas. Absolutely no problems with crime.
Not sure how anomalous that is, but of the few other solo backpackers off the tourist trail I met in Africa, none had had any issues either.
Hi, OP. I am playing to go to South Africa next year, March or April, and I want to bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge. I don't have a drive license and the bridge looks far away from any major city. What do you recommend to go there?
>>1063910 When I was backpacking SA I saw where they were running trips to go bungee jumping out of Tsitsikamma (worlds highest of something, didn't do it myself). I did a couple long hikes through the park and it was OK (baboons are aggressive as fuck). I think you could also do it out of Knysna.
If you're in that area check out Wilderness and Victoria Bay which are PAINFULLY beautiful (the walk along the abandoned railway line between them is maybe the nicest I've ever done, and I've been around). Don't worry about transport in SA there are minibusses that run everywhere you can just flag down and are cheap.
Re: extreme sports shit, I did do the 'worlds highest abseil' down Table Mountain in Cape Town. Had done a lot of repelling in the past (including free helicopter repels in the military) and thought I was 110% over any fear of heights, but **FUCK** that was high up and SCARY. Won it for free playing pool a rainy day in Cape Town which made it even better.
>>1064071 The fares are all posted on the windows, at least all the intercity buses. I took dozens and am pretty positive I was never overcharged a rand. The white minibuses in South Africa are really amazing: cheap, clean, spacious, pretty much all of them new. It's in the rest of Africa where standards drop through the floor.
>>1064213 Not trolling. Never saw a single other white person on them and I don't get why. They're inconvenient if you have to be someone at a particular time (since they depart when full), but if you're a backpacker they're perfect. Price is always posted IIRC, and even if it wasn't you could just see what everyone else was paying (customers make change amongst themselves). In South Africa they're almost all big new Toyotas like pic related too.
The minibusses that do routes in the big cities are much more difficult to figure out, but you can just ask a local it's not that difficult. In Joburg I remember it was all conducted with hand signals which was cool.
>>1064244 I'm not sure if they have them in Joburg but in cape town we have these MyCity busses that have fixed routes throughout the entire cape. It's really convenient and affordable. I've used them a few times and I would recommend using them instead of the white minibuses. >>pic related
>>1064345 It's kind of ridiculous for big cities like Cape Town and Jozi to have such choppy transport. Buses that run every 30 minutes and shut down at 10 PM. Most big US cities have 24/7 services and only some cities have van service. In New York the vans only run in Brooklyn and Queens and in some neighborhoods.
>>1064109 Most white people will not be openly racist from the get go, and you would really have to say something stupid to piss them off and provoke comments like that. It's been 20+ years since that was the norm.
Cape Town has good weather in the summer and has lots of attractions like hikes and touristy things to do and bars.
Knysna could be your base for the Southern Cape where there are are lots of beaches and good nature spots - plus the bungee jumping mentioned earlier. Oudtshoorn also has a few good attractions in the area.
In PE you can go to the Addo elephant park for the "safari" experience as most tourists say, beaches. Relatively good night life.
I dont really like Durban - but the wild coast has some good towns and beaches and you can get your fill of nature there as well, I'd much rather go to the Transkei to places like hole in the wall or coffee bay - a place that is excellent is White Clay - the beach is rocky but you can go fishing and the guys there will sell you cheap crayfish caught fresh.
I stayed in Bloem before moving to Cpt and I enjoyed it but I dont think there is a lot for tourists to do - even though they have nice places to go and see the wow factor isnt as good. Lots of museums there about the old regime - which I never went to and I'm regretting now.
Joburg I havent been there enough to have a good opinion about it.
Cape Town would probably be the best city to go to.
>pic of a hike I did in Simonstad just outside Cpt
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