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Old 08-25-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I'm possibly going to South Africa this Winter(December). I'm 21 so obviously I will want to be in the city at some point. My grandmother lives in stellenbosch but I've not been there since years ago. Is it plausible to drive into Cape Town for dinner or even to go drinking at bars? Also Whats the night life like in Stellenbosh? My last question is, is there Uber in South Africa now?

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Old 08-25-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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I'm possibly going to South Africa this Winter(December). I'm 21 so obviously I will want to be in the city at some point. My grandmother lives in stellenbosch but I've not been there since years ago. Is it plausible to drive into Cape Town for dinner or even to go drinking at bars? Also Whats the night life like in Stellenbosh? My last question is, is there Uber in South Africa now?

Thanks everyone
Don't know too much about the night life in Stellies but I'm sure they have bars. They're more know for all their wine farms though but it's a good 50km drive to Cape Town. Not sure what's considered a far drive in America? And yup we have Uber here. Don't take a taxi/minibus. Cape Town has the MyCiti buses which apparently are actually pretty decent. We don't really use any public transport up here in Jhb so I'm too used to just driving my own car, getting a lift with friends or just renting 1 if I fly down to Cape Town

Bright side is at least it'll be Summer here in December. It's already started warming up here now and it feels amazing
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:15 PM
 
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Don't know too much about the night life in Stellies but I'm sure they have bars. They're more know for all their wine farms though but it's a good 50km drive to Cape Town. Not sure what's considered a far drive in America? And yup we have Uber here. Don't take a taxi/minibus. Cape Town has the MyCiti buses which apparently are actually pretty decent. We don't really use any public transport up here in Jhb so I'm too used to just driving my own car, getting a lift with friends or just renting 1 if I fly down to Cape Town

Bright side is at least it'll be Summer here in December. It's already started warming up here now and it feels amazing
Okay sweet, thanks for the info. 50 KM is like 30 miles so that's a pretty descent drive! What is your opinion on Joberg, is it worth a visit for at least a night? The flight would be a direct flight from Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg then obviously from Joberg to Cape Town, but is it worth a stay? I only ask this because I believe it's the biggest city in SA so I figured it must be worth a visit at least.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:06 PM
 
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Okay sweet, thanks for the info. 50 KM is like 30 miles so that's a pretty descent drive! What is your opinion on Joberg, is it worth a visit for at least a night? The flight would be a direct flight from Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg then obviously from Joberg to Cape Town, but is it worth a stay? I only ask this because I believe it's the biggest city in SA so I figured it must be worth a visit at least.
Depends what kind of touristy things you're interested in. Most of the head offices of companies are up here so that means most people are here for work - which is why the crime rate is higher.

Since we don't have a lot of the beautiful scenery that the other parts of the country has, there are a lot of bars and restaurants so there's probably a more vibrant night life. Braamfontein and Parkhurst are fairly popular at the moment.

I think most tourists go and do things like tour Soweto, Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Monte Casino and then places further outside of Jo'burg like the Lion Park.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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Depends what kind of touristy things you're interested in. Most of the head offices of companies are up here so that means most people are here for work - which is why the crime rate is higher.

Since we don't have a lot of the beautiful scenery that the other parts of the country has, there are a lot of bars and restaurants so there's probably a more vibrant night life. Braamfontein and Parkhurst are fairly popular at the moment.

I think most tourists go and do things like tour Soweto, Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Monte Casino and then places further outside of Jo'burg like the Lion Park.
Gotcha, thanks. I might check it out for a day or two.
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Old 09-29-2015, 02:40 PM
 
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Okay sweet, thanks for the info. 50 KM is like 30 miles so that's a pretty descent drive! What is your opinion on Joberg, is it worth a visit for at least a night? The flight would be a direct flight from Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg then obviously from Joberg to Cape Town, but is it worth a stay? I only ask this because I believe it's the biggest city in SA so I figured it must be worth a visit at least.
A stopover like that is probably going to change your round trip tickets to one way tickets. WAY more expensive.
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Stellies aka Stellenbosch. My old hood. Miss the place (school and work.) Recently visited after almost 4 years. Should visit again in a week or 2.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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As an aside, stellenbosch was easily one of my favorite towns outside of Cape Town....
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