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If you are travelling to South Africa with a child under 18, you will need to have a birth certificate for the child which includes the names of both parents as they are on the parents' passports. They are very strict about this and will not let you in without it.

For a detailed look at the rules, including what is needed for a child travelling with only one parent or alone see here


Cape Town

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UPDATED: http://www.uos.co.za/kashrut/ct_kosher.asp


Restaurants


Avron's Place (Sea Point)
The longest running kosher meat restaurant in South Africa, Avron’s Place on Sea Point’s Regent Road is a very popular choice amongst Cape Town’s Orthodox Jewish community. The humbly adorned, family-friendly eatery, which is supervised by the Beth Din, serves a wide variety of dishes, including beef ribs, burgers, mixed grills, boerewors, Cape lamb curry, vegetarian platters, pastas and sushi. Though prices are generally rather reasonable (particularly by kosher food standards), Avron’s drops costs further on Tuesdays with a special on its beef burger and chips (R49 instead of the usual R59). The restaurant also does takeaways and catering for functions and will gladly pack Shabbat meals for visitors to Cape Town. For the Sephardim the meat is Bet Yosef. But check to make sure.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 3pm; 5pm – 10pm; Friday: 11am – 2:30pm
19 – 33 Regent Road | Sea Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 439 7610
https://www.zomato.com/capetown/avrons-place-sea-point/menu.


The Press (Sea Point) Restaurant and Bar (many craft beers on tap)


Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: noon – late Friday: 11am – 3pm Sat night: 1 hour after Shabbat till late
176 Main Road | Sea Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 434 7724



Coffee Time (Gardens)
Set in an old house in a lush, garden environment, this kosher milchik coffee shop is a fine option for a relaxing breakfast, brunch or lunch on a sunny day. Guests can sit outside on the lawn while enjoying stunning views of Table Mountain and tucking into anything from a scrambled egg, salmon and humus wrap or fish bobotie with homemade chutney to tuna lasagne, a sandwich, salad, quiche or smoothie. The eatery runs an early-morning special between 8am and 11am (a combo of two eggs, grilled tomato and mushrooms goes for R25) and also serves a delicious, and incredibly popular, buffet lunch every Wednesday between 12:30pm and 2:30pm. For those will allergies, there are gluten-free and sugar-free options, and Coffee Time caters for functions – think weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs or birthdays – too. As the cherry on the kosher cake, all proceeds from the restaurant go to supporting the Astra Centre, which aims to provide employment for those with mental illnesses and special needs, so diners can rest assured their meal is helping out a good cause.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8am – 3:30pm; Friday: 8am – 3pm
20 Breda Street | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 461 8414


Café Riteve (Gardens)
This charming milchik café, which was founded in 2000, is conveniently located right in the heart of town on a piazza that’s part of the same centre as the historical Gardens Shul, the South African Jewish Museum, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre and the Jacob Gitlin Library. The menu is large and varied and includes items like a three-egg omelette, sushi salad, grilled hake, falafel with dukkah wedges and humus, tuna and mushroom cannelloni, smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich and chocolate ganache-filled croissant. For the thirsty, the eatery also sells a range of shakes and juices as well as kosher wine and liquors. It caters for special occasions and offers takeaways, but unfortunately doesn’t deliver; though, considering that the interior is tastefully adorned and the ambience inviting, Jewish diners will likely want to spend some time at the café in any case.They had some CY, just ask. The earlier you go the more likely the have.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5pm; Friday: 8:30am – 3pm
88 Hatfield Street | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 465 1594
https://www.zomato.com/capetown/cafe-riteve-gardens/menu.


Goldies Deli and Diner (Sea Point)
Started by Goldie Wener back in 1992, this popular kosher food spot has evolved over time from a small home business to include a meat and parev deli, a sit-down diner and a bakery. The simple but flavourful fare is still made from Goldie’s grandmother’s recipes, and options include burgers, steak rolls, schwarmas, bagels, salads, fish cakes, breakfast plates and more. Plus, there are specials every Wednesday and Friday (these change weekly but you can look forward to deals like a three-course meal for four for R120) and there’s also a very affordable seniors menu for elderly individuals living in and around the area (delivery is free in Sea Point). The bakery stocks delectable treats like carrot cake, cinnamon twists, chocolate brownies, doughnuts, cupcakes, apple crumble, croissants and teiglach. Kosher Cape Town dwellers can also place orders for Shabbat meals if they don’t have the time to prepare the dishes themselves.
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 8:30am – 8pm; Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
174 Main Road | Sea Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 439 3008
https://www.zomato.com/capetown/goldies-deli-sea-point/menu.



Baskin Robbins @ Mojo Market (Sea Point)
Note: This is the only kosher B & R
All ice creams, ice cream cones, milkshakes and waffles are Kosher, milchik.
The following topping ONLY are kosher: Crushed Almonds, Crushed Cashews, Fudge, Mini Astros, Mint Crunch
NB: Cakes are NOT KOSHER

Bakeries, Groceries & Ice Cream
Checkers Sea Point- 76 Regent Road - They have a large selection of kosher products including a kosher take out and bakery.
Spar Sea Point - 96 Regent Road - They have a large selection of kosher products including a kosher take out and bakery.

Shuls

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)
Protea Sea Point

Airport Transfer Options
Cab -
Executive Bus -
Public Bus -
Train -

Major Activities
Boulders Beach
   - For budget travelers, take the train to Simonstown and from there a cab to Boulders beach - R20.
    - 35 mins from CPT
    - Can hop fence
    - "I found that there were two different entrances, boardwalk and beach. The boardwalk has a higher density of penguins but if you want a better experience, I recommend visiting the beach side- especially at low tide. Because of the tide I was able to walk past the few dozen folks on the beach, climb under and over some boulders, and encounter effectively a different private beach- with penguins!!"
Betty’s Bay
    - a less crowded, and not as known, boulders beach with penguins
Chapman's Peak Drive
   - Beautiful scenery, you have the mountain on one side and the ocean on the other side, great pics, great to make a BBQ come during daylight hours.
    - 45 rand per car
    - 45 mins from CPT
Cape of Good Hope/Cape Point
    - LONG but AMAZING drive
    - almost a full day activity
    - 135 rand pp
    - 1.5 hours from CPT
Lions Head (Hike - not difficult)
    - paragliding - around $85 (prices might be outdated)
        - BOOK AHEAD
Robben Island
Table Mountain (Cable car or hike)
    - Follow on Twitter for updates on if open or closed
    - Can repel down
        - 895 rand pp (prices might be outdated)
            - repel for like 15 mins
            - hike back up is 25 mins
    - Chairlift costs 255 rand pp
    - Closes 6pm
    - BOOK IN ADVANCE
Signal Hill (go there for a sunset with bit more a "local" flavor.
V & A Waterfront
The Garden Route - long scenic drive
Kirstenbosch Gardens
Shark Diving
  - Can do so in Gansbaii
  - $88 +$34 for video (prices might be outdated)
  - 2 hour drive from CPT
  - Links:1, 2, 3
Sandboarding
   - Bring goggles!
Skydiving
   - Price: $170 (prices might be outdated)
   - Cheaper
Quad Biking (ATVs)
Hout Bay market
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Cheetah outreach
    - where you can go and pet cheetahs and other animals super cool
Winelands : [Likely way more then listed but those are the few I remember]
(Might be worthwhile to make a trip to the winelands, even if one does not enjoy wine, for the scenery. Only about an hour or two from CPT)
      - Franschoek
      - Kosher wineries:
          - Kleine Dracken
          - backsberg

Johannesburg

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Restaurants
http://www.uos.co.za/kashrut/restaurants.asp

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2013/04/kosher-restaurants-travel-advice-for-johannesburg-south-africa-joberg/

Map of Kosher Johannesburg

Corner Cafe (Glenhazel)
Corner Café is the best place to go (or maybe the only) for kosher gluten free muffins. I’m told they’re very good. They also have great breakfasts and pastas, but I usually stick with a toasted cheese and chips.
Corner of Queens square and cross road in Glenhazel, Phone: +27 11 440-3160.
https://www.zomato.com/johannesburg/corner-cafe-glenhazel


Dee-Jays (Sandton)
Dee-Jays provides casual dairy food that is perfect for a breakfast out with the family. Their fishballs are really good and if you need a cake in the Sandton area, they’re the place to go.
Morningview Shopping Centre, 100 South Road, 2196, South Africa. Phone: +27 11 883-2265.
https://www.zomato.com/johannesburg/deejays-deli-morningside.


Market Cafe (Norood Mall)
cholov Yisroel cafe

KosherWorld, Mi Vami Kosher and Chop N Wok (Glenhazel)
1 Long Avenue, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa. Phone: +27 11 440 1402.
http://www.kosherworld.co.za/Mivami.aspx & http://www.kosherworld.co.za/ChopandWok.aspx.


Brioche (Glenhazel)
Brioche is a new (as of July 2016) non chalav yisrael (with CY options) dairy place across the street from Kosher World. It's quite fancy and more expensive than Michelos, though still cheap by American standards at ~R15:$1. Their 6 textures of dark chocolate dessert was out of this world.
53 Ridge Ave, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa. Phone: +27 11 028 1244/55.

Gelatisimo (Glenhazel)
Across the road from Kosher World, authentic Italian gelato. Chalav Yisroel. Absolutely fantastic.

Michelos (Glenhazel)
Michelos is the second best pizza restaurant. They are very centrally located (in the Jewish area of Glenhazel) and their food is nice. Never go there the night after Pesach because you’ll wait hours but most other times are good, plus they serve chalav yisrael.
17 Northfield Ave, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa. Phone: +27 11 885-1500.
https://www.zomato.com/johannesburg/michelos-pizzeria-glenhazel/menu.


Nandos Kosher (Savoy)
Nandos is a large chain of Portuguese chicken restaurants, but there is only one kosher Nandos in South Africa, so be aware that you can’t step into any of them! They serve top notch chicken but be sure to also try their beef burger (and order extra sauce).
553 Louis Botha Ave, Savoy, Johannesburg, 2090, South Africa. Phone: +27 11 885-1496.
https://www.yumbi.com/menu/stores-1285/view/Nandos-Kosher.


Next Door "Non-CY" (Norwood)
Next Door is rated as a top restaurant in Johannesburg, kosher and not, so you know it must be pretty good. It is usually full so booking is highly recommended. While their sushi may not be top class, their pizzas certainly are and, if you’re around in Summer, definitely try their fish braai (barbeque in South African).
80 Grant Ave, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa. Phone: +27 11 728-2577.
https://www.zomato.com/johannesburg/next-door-norwood.


Pie Works (Sandringham)
Their pies (clearly) are the best kosher pies in the country and are perfect if you want to buy some to take home and reheat. Their burgers are delicious and the have a milk side with pizza that is really good. They’re situated on what is known as the Kosher Strip, so any Jew will be able to direct you.
74 George Ave, Johannesburg, 2192, South Africa. +27 11 485 2447.
http://www.thepieworks.co.za/.


RTG "Ready to Go" (Norwood)
A fast food place next door to ... Next Door. While they do offer steak and a Chinese menu, the focus is their extensive burger and hot dog menu.

The Deli Store (Sandton)
Reviewed in CBS's TR, as having excellent food for very low prices.
Shop 52, (opposite Woolworths) Morning Glen Shopping Mall Cnr Bowling & Kelvin Road Gallo Manor, Phone: 011-656-3142 / 4915.
Email: info@thedelistore.co.za, http://thedelistore.co.za/menus/main-menu/.


So Sushi (Glenhazel)

Jozi Blue (Glenhazel)
They have some items Cholov Yisroel, which they will serve on disposables on request

Bakeries, Groceries & Ice Cream
Kosher World - http://www.kosherworld.co.za/

Shuls

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Uber
Executive Bus - Shuttle from HLA airport to anywhere in Sandton for R80 per person.
Public Bus -
Train - Gautrain from JNB airport is R135-155 depending on destination. Must purchase gold card before for R13.

Major Activities
Apartheid Museum
Flea Market
Gold Reef City - amusement park, along with other African themed attractions (tribal dancing, old "gold mine tour")
Lion Park - see lions from your car up close, pet lion cubs.
Monte Casino - Casino and shopping mall, with cool "outdoor" Tuscan style
Soweto Tour
Pilanesberg Safari- If you can't make it to Kruger for malaria, time or other concerns,  this is a much smaller park with less wildlife, and not as good of an experience, but definitely well worth it. About 2 hours out of Joburg, it can be done in your own vehicle, but will be a lot better with a guided game drive.
Sun City Right outside of Pilansberg
Elephant & Monkey Sanctuary- About an hour out of Joburg. Get close to elephants, touch, feed and ride them. The monkey sanctuary has a massive enclosure with hundreds of various monkeys and lemurs. No feeding or touching, unless one jumps on you. If you do go to Pilansberg, this can be done on the way.

Kruger National Park

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Tour Options

Major Activities

Near Kruger:

The Panoramic Route includes a half dozen waterfalls; Lisbon, Horseshoe, Bridal Vail, Mac Mac, Sabie and others; The Potholes, G-d's Window, Wonder View, The Pinnacle, The Three Rondawels and views of the stunning Blyde River Canyon (third largest canyon in the world).

AJK SA trip route planning - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33867.msg669659#msg669659.
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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #735 on: April 06, 2016, 04:41:48 PM »
The main reason I was considering 2 hotels is because the one on the waterfront is bigger (a 1 bedroom apt vs a standard room), it's a better deal for points (it's a lot more expensive for cash but the same number of points), and it's in a nice area. There's really nothing to do there besides a mall? I find that hard to believe.

I did hear that there was prepared food at the stores, but we hope to go to the restaurants as well. Plus I'd imagine there's not too much dairy prepared food, and I don't eat meat.

I'm aware the weather may be bad, so we'll have alternate plans just in case.  I found this site: http://www.capetown.travel/blog/entry/100-things-to-do-in-winter. Are there any things that a worth seeing around the bay?

We don't plan on going to the wineries. Neither I nor DW are into wine, so we don't see the point in going. Plus I've been to the wineries in Napa. If we had more time though I'd consider it though.
in season the wine route is one of the most beautiful places  in the world, I probably wouldn;t bother in July, i agree with your choice
Thats a great list they put together
some are LOL moments M(j)uizenberg Tour...

49. GORDON'S BAY WINTER WONDERLAND

52. JUMPING SHARKS AKA AIR JAWS
Shark Cages!!

55. BICYCLE TOUR THROUGH A TOWNSHIP- That should be fun, Imagine a bike ride though South Central LA

There should be plenty in the way of Parve and Milky Prepared Food, not CY though in PicknPay and Checkers





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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #736 on: April 06, 2016, 04:44:33 PM »
in season the wine route is one of the most beautiful places  in the world, I probably wouldn;t bother in July, i agree with your choice
Thats a great list they put together
some are LOL moments M(j)uizenberg Tour...

49. GORDON'S BAY WINTER WONDERLAND

52. JUMPING SHARKS AKA AIR JAWS
Shark Cages!!

55. BICYCLE TOUR THROUGH A TOWNSHIP- That should be fun, Imagine a bike ride though South Central LA

There should be plenty in the way of Parve and Milky Prepared Food, not CY though in PicknPay and Checkers
I don't do chalav yisrael, so that's fine with me. Good to know though. I can skip a ride through South Central, thank you very much. :)

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« Reply #737 on: April 06, 2016, 04:48:26 PM »
I don't do chalav yisrael, so that's fine with me. Good to know though. I can skip a ride through South Central, thank you very much. :)
it's with a guide ...(hopefully armed?)

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #738 on: April 06, 2016, 04:52:42 PM »
it's with a guide ...(hopefully armed?)
Maybe. Is that what a tour of Soweto is like also?

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« Reply #739 on: April 06, 2016, 05:48:12 PM »
Maybe. Is that what a tour of Soweto is like also?
yes , but not on a bike

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #740 on: April 07, 2016, 07:33:38 AM »
Westin or V & A hotels (Protea etc.) aren't in a great location, maybe good if your are going to the conference center or have meetings in the Foreshore (ie. downtown).
Sea Point hotels are a better choice and it's great to walk on the promenade all day.  July is cold and wet in CT - can even rain the whole month to consider that in your plans.
Spar, Checkers and Pick N Pay in Sea Point have ready-made milk, parev and meat food including burgers and shwarma at Checkers.
There are 2 Kosher milk places, Riteve (Jewish museum complex) and coffee-time (never been)
Goldies deli (not open at night) is also in Sea Point

The V&A waterfront has some malls, the aquarium, bars and some harbor boat rides.  Nice place to walk around and you can do some clothes shopping.
You can do boulders penguins, seal island (beware, ocean is rough) and Cape Point in 1 day.
If the weather is bad and the cloth (clouds) are on table mountain - consider driving to the top of Signal Hill (that's what locals do) for great city views.  You can also para-glide down to the Sea Point beachfront from there.


Don't forget to keep your receipts for goods to be exported and claim a VAT refund before international check-in at CPT, DUR or JNB airports.

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« Reply #741 on: April 07, 2016, 10:48:49 AM »
Westin or V & A hotels (Protea etc.) aren't in a great location, maybe good if your are going to the conference center or have meetings in the Foreshore (ie. downtown).
Sea Point hotels are a better choice and it's great to walk on the promenade all day.  July is cold and wet in CT - can even rain the whole month to consider that in your plans.
Spar, Checkers and Pick N Pay in Sea Point have ready-made milk, parev and meat food including burgers and shwarma at Checkers.
There are 2 Kosher milk places, Riteve (Jewish museum complex) and coffee-time (never been)
Goldies deli (not open at night) is also in Sea Point

The V&A waterfront has some malls, the aquarium, bars and some harbor boat rides.  Nice place to walk around and you can do some clothes shopping.
You can do boulders penguins, seal island (beware, ocean is rough) and Cape Point in 1 day.
If the weather is bad and the cloth (clouds) are on table mountain - consider driving to the top of Signal Hill (that's what locals do) for great city views.  You can also para-glide down to the Sea Point beachfront from there.


Don't forget to keep your receipts for goods to be exported and claim a VAT refund before international check-in at CPT, DUR or JNB airports.
Thanks for your tips. We're well aware that the weather in July may be cold and rainy the whole month, or it could be sunny and warmer. Since we can't go any other time of year, we'll have to make the best of it.

If there's nothing to do at the waterfront, why are so many of the hotels there? They can't all be for business travelers. All the sources I've seen online of neighborhoods to stay in while in Cape Town said De Waterkant is a popular one. Is your recommendation coming from personal experience? Are you from Cape Town?

We'd stay far away from seal island because of the boat ride, since we can see all the seals we want here in LA from dry land. While para-gliding will be out of the question with a baby, thanks for the tip about Signal Hill.

In terms of food, obviously there's a lot in Sea Point. What types of dairy take of food do they have at Checkers, Spars, etc? I don't think I've ever seen dairy take out before?

I haven't booked any hotels yet, but I may still consider just booking 4 nights in Sea Point instead of switching.

We're not usually big souvenir shoppers, but if we did come across something we'd try to get VAT back of course.

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #742 on: April 07, 2016, 12:34:53 PM »
Thanks for your tips. We're well aware that the weather in July may be cold and rainy the whole month, or it could be sunny and warmer. Since we can't go any other time of year, we'll have to make the best of it.

If there's nothing to do at the waterfront, why are so many of the hotels there? They can't all be for business travelers. All the sources I've seen online of neighborhoods to stay in while in Cape Town said De Waterkant is a popular one. Is your recommendation coming from personal experience? Are you from Cape Town?

We'd stay far away from seal island because of the boat ride, since we can see all the seals we want here in LA from dry land. While para-gliding will be out of the question with a baby, thanks for the tip about Signal Hill.

In terms of food, obviously there's a lot in Sea Point. What types of dairy take of food do they have at Checkers, Spars, etc? I don't think I've ever seen dairy take out before?

I haven't booked any hotels yet, but I may still consider just booking 4 nights in Sea Point instead of switching.

We're not usually big souvenir shoppers, but if we did come across something we'd try to get VAT back of course.
the point you made that the Protea by the waterfront is bigger and nicer (and newer) then the one in sea point still stands

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #743 on: April 07, 2016, 12:37:24 PM »
the point you made that the Protea by the waterfront is bigger and nicer (and newer) then the one in sea point still stands
True. The argument is now larger, newer, better points value vs "better" location, bad points value (or pay cash), don't have to switch.

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #744 on: April 07, 2016, 01:16:40 PM »
If there's nothing to do at the waterfront, why are so many of the hotels there? They can't all be for business travelers.
Bars, eg Bascule whisky bar has a fantastic selection - similar to the range at the Karl May bar in Dresden, restaurants (not kosher), mall, aquarium, lots of security so very popular at night.
All the sources I've seen online of neighborhoods to stay in while in Cape Town said De Waterkant is a popular one.
It's similar to SOHO or Tribeca, NYC, but nothing there at all, adjacent to some Mosques if you need a place to daven
Is your recommendation coming from personal experience? Are you from Cape Town?
Yes was just there last month, yes 18+ years
What types of dairy take of food do they have at Checkers, Spars, etc? I don't think I've ever seen dairy take out before?
Checkers has: Sandwiches, quiches, fried fish, salads, pizza, lasagne etc.
I haven't booked any hotels yet, but I may still consider just booking 4 nights in Sea Point instead of switching.
The waterfront, Gardens, city etc. is 10 mins drive from Sea Point, not sure why you'd want to stay 2 nights in each place esp. with a baby?

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #745 on: April 07, 2016, 01:33:23 PM »
Bars, eg Bascule whisky bar has a fantastic selection - similar to the range at the Karl May bar in Dresden, restaurants (not kosher), mall, aquarium, lots of security so very popular at night.It's similar to SOHO or Tribeca, NYC, but nothing there at all, adjacent to some Mosques if you need a place to davenYes was just there last month, yes 18+ yearsCheckers has: Sandwiches, quiches, fried fish, salads, pizza, lasagne etc.The waterfront, Gardens, city etc. is 10 mins drive from Sea Point, not sure why you'd want to stay 2 nights in each place esp. with a baby?
Wow, well as a Capetonian  your opinion certainly carries more weight. I hear you on the waterfront area. I'd say similar things about Tribeca, soho in Manhattan. They're nice to visit as a tourist, but not much to do besides walk the streets and people watch. At least de waterkant seems to be prettier, at least from Google street view.

Another wow! I never would have thought that a supermarket would have pizza, quiche or lasagna at a takeout counter. That's right up our alley. Do you know if their pizza is better or worse than Riteve (their site says they do, and all their prices are ridiculously cheap on top of that)?

True, since Sea Point and the waterfront are so close it may just be worth it to stay there and not have to move the baby. It may just mean a poor points booking or paying cash.

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #746 on: April 07, 2016, 02:00:14 PM »
Trying to decide between two times for flights to CPT (from JNB). One lands at 11:20am, the other at 12:10pm. Will taking the earlier flight make any significant difference in terms of being able to potentially go up the cable car on Table Mtn if the weather is clear?

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #747 on: April 07, 2016, 02:09:36 PM »
Trying to decide between two times for flights to CPT (from JNB). One lands at 11:20am, the other at 12:10pm. Will taking the earlier flight make any significant difference in terms of being able to potentially go up the cable car on Table Mtn if the weather is clear?
Last Car up in July is 4:30 pm

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« Reply #748 on: April 07, 2016, 02:10:11 PM »
Last Car up in July is 4:30 pm
So you're saying to go for the earlier flight or it doesn't make a difference?

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Re: South Africa Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: April 07, 2016, 02:15:31 PM »
are you planning to go straight to the mtn or check in first
probably doesn't;t make a whole lot of difference though