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Old 06-28-2019, 10:27 PM
 
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We are about to go (July). I can report back. Itís low mosquito season but we are taking the meds. I visited the passport health office and I was pretty reassured that the current meds are much better tolerated and it was recommended we take them with dinner. We are all up to date on vaccines and the only other discussion was typhoid. This is a high end trip and the company we are traveling with doesnít give me (or the doctor I met with) any reason to believe this was necessary. I will report back. This is a bucket list trip, canít wait!
Sounds awesome!
Where are you flying from?
Usually, itís a very long flight for me if I plan to arrive in Cape Town from Lambert St.Louis.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Sounds awesome!
Where are you flying from?
Usually, itís a very long flight for me if I plan to arrive in Cape Town from Lambert St.Louis.
Going through ATL, but we are going to Johannesburg. Not a bad flight really. Long but great timing. Really canít wait!
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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Going through ATL, but we are going to Johannesburg. Not a bad flight really. Long but great timing. Really canít wait!
Yep, thatís how I flew the last time. (Lambert, ATL, Josie).
It will take a day or two to sink in - and then you will feel this subtle, natural and organic aroma in the air and atmosphere - especially when you move away from the big city and heavily populated areas.

All the best and be safe!
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Austin
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We went to Kruger several years ago. We rented a car in Joburg and drove to Kruger. We stayed at the resort on the Crocodile river. It was wonderful and we saw all sorts of big game. We also played The Leopard Golf Course.


We watched the hippos while drinking wine on a deck over the river.


Regarding meds, just do whatever your doctor says.
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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One thing about flying thru J-burg is that there is a lot of theft going on with luggage. Mine was broken into and I have heard of others. So don't put anything of value in a bag that is checked-in.
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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There is really even no reason to visit Jburg, avoid it, or pick up your rental car and just leave town. We took a smaller regional connecting plane to a place near Kruger on my vacation there and picked up our rental car near Kruger.
But I've been back for work. Joburg is really deceiving - it looks shiny, modern, clean - but there really is lots of crime. On my last business trip there they had to hire a company driver to pick me up, I think he was armed. I've been to some craphole countries for work, I don't care I just get a local taxi and find my way and that's how I like it, but this is the first one where they insisted I have a designated body guard.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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Yes, it’s a pretty well known fact now.
JoBurg is among the world’s top most dangerous cities.

Besides using common sense one should always stay on the high alert if you really want to visit.

My stay was brief, I did walk around in a little farmer’s market type place and drove to a few places and that’s about it.

There was an interesting split between some locals on a bird (Hadeda or something) who most thought was annoying and others loved it.
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