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    Default Vacation-South Africa

    Leaving Friday for South Africa. Spending 3 days in Capetown, 3 days at the Sabi Sabi Bush camp and 3 days at the Victoria falls Inn. Plus a few other stops of 1 day each. Was wondering if any of you have traveled there and had recommendations of must see areas. Naturally going to see all the recommended tourist type locations, but have some free time and would possibly like to see some non touristy locations. Doing the guided Safari trips about 4 days. Also flying Thru Doha Airport on Qatar airlines with a pretty long layover if anyone has recommendations there. Let me know.

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    bucket list

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    I have a buddy that went about a year ago. He still yammers about it constantly.

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    What's the water situation? Not too long ago they didn't have any fresh water.

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    I'm don't know about the water situation, but I'd watch your back in Capetown...

    Hundreds of murders threaten Cape Town's tourist mecca image: 'We are living in a warzone’

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/cape-t...olence-warzone

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    Quote Originally Posted by wskinner View Post
    I'm don't know about the water situation, but I'd watch your back in Capetown...

    Hundreds of murders threaten Cape Town's tourist mecca image: 'We are living in a warzone’

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/cape-t...olence-warzone
    They had to post this the day before we are leaving. Most of our tours are guided so hopefully we won’t be going into questionable areas. We don’t plan tp go outside the tourist areas now.

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    I have a world traveling relative who said if I could only do one international trip in my life, go to South Africa. Fly into the north and do the parks then spend a week or more driving south and end up in wine country on the coast. That doesn’t help you much but at least you know you made a good choice to take that trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowfinClassic View Post
    I have a world traveling relative who said if I could only do one international trip in my life, go to South Africa. Fly into the north and do the parks then spend a week or more driving south and end up in wine country on the coast. That doesn’t help you much but at least you know you made a good choice to take that trip.
    Hope he has a security detail booked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC quacker2 View Post
    Hope he has a security detail booked...
    For what? I spent a good amount of time in SA 20 years ago and I managed to not get murder-killed.
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    Photo safari or hunting safari?

    I'd make time to shoot an animal or 10 if it were me.

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    I will bless the rains down in Africa one day. Just not South Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlight Hunter View Post
    I will bless the rains down in Africa one day. Just not South Africa.
    I saw what you did there
    Btw, you won't hear me apologize often, so you may want to put that in your sigfile. ~Mergie

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    Vic Falls is a nice area. I would cross over and see if from both sides- Zim and Zambia. I spent most of my time on the Zambian side because of the political situation back then. If you are the adventurous type, there is a lot to do in Vic Falls. My brother and I rafted the Zambezi- serious rafting trip, fished the upper Zambezi for tiger fish, and bungi jumped off the bridge. The only time we felt unsafe was when we were a bit isolated above the falls and were approached by a bunch of young men in gangs. But I flexed and they ran.
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    That was 20 years ago. It's become a warzone. It's not safe to go out so much anymore. Not like it was.

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    That link looks familiar

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    Quote Originally Posted by wskinner View Post
    That link looks familiar
    You can tell how often I read your posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC quacker2 View Post
    You can tell how often I read.
    FIFY
    Last edited by wskinner; 07-11-2019 at 02:57 PM.

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    Don't they still eat people over that way
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRDUCK View Post
    Don't they still eat people over that way
    Not since the Ebola epidemic. I hear they just leave the bodies to decay nowadays.
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