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HPerera
8/2/2017 10:41 EST

Hi Everyone,

I have been planning to move to South Africa for some time. Not sure how things will work out here, but I want to visit Cape Town next year either ways.

If it turns to be a short trip, at least Cape Town, Johannesburg & Kruger national park would be in top of my places to see. What other places do you think I shouldn't miss?

Mokkijo
2/6/2018 10:44 EST

I really enjoyed my 2 months traveling from Kruger to the wild coast, along the Garden Route into Capetown.
Hermanus is a nice day trip from CT. What was especially lovely was a "Wine Hopper" tour around Hermanus. it was very inexpensive (under $20) & the winelands were beyond my expectations. I also loved the tour of the "Abalone Farm" right on the ocean. For a short trip, you could easily do Hermanus in an afternoon.

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HPerera
8/3/2017 02:33 EST

Thanks Dave!
I am thinking of the move seriously. However, besides VISA, there are other things here I need to settle first.

Anyway, that story is for another day. Right now, it seems like I may just be able to visit South Africa for a few weeks, early next year.

So, planning for that accordingly.

DaveAfrica
8/2/2017 16:13 EST

Hi, If you are serious about living here, I would suggest getting out of the tourist areas and doing some self-catering. That will give you a better idea of what it's really like to settle here. Also, make sure you visit a reliable visa consultant. Both experiences helped convince my wife and I to move here 13 years ago. We love it.

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