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Forum: Africa
Nov 2, 17, 9:55 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,505
Posted By theassassin

We have stayed in the Cape View apartments at...

We have stayed in the Cape View apartments at Clifton beach a couple of years ago. We booked the three bedroom apartment and there was good space, parking a great breakfast and awesome views.
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Forum: Africa
Nov 2, 17, 9:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,980
Posted By theassassin

I've met a couple of people in my travels who...

I've met a couple of people in my travels who live in the US and who regularly travel to Africa. Unfortunately, neither of those worked with wildlife and their work trips were generally to the major...
Aug 2, 17, 8:51 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,967
Posted By theassassin

I don't think you have any choice but to call. ...

I don't think you have any choice but to call. You could email, but doubt you will have much luck with this path.
Forum: Africa
Aug 2, 17, 6:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By theassassin

I flew LVI to JNB in July. On-line check in...

I flew LVI to JNB in July. On-line check in worked fine but had bags to check. There was a separate J bag-check with no queue. I would assume one world privileges would apply. No lounge but I...
Forum: Africa
Jul 23, 17, 11:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By theassassin

I haven't flown out of VFA but recently flew LVI...

I haven't flown out of VFA but recently flew LVI (across the river and across the border in Zambia) to JNB with BA.

Similar situation with about four flights all departing in quick succession. ...
Forum: Africa
Jul 13, 17, 11:45 pm
Replies: 902
Views: 304,554
Posted By theassassin

I think this is a good idea. Was there last...

I think this is a good idea. Was there last month staying at the Intercon in Sandton. A private transfer booked through the hotel was ~R830. This was for a van for 6 of us.

Cheers
Jul 10, 17, 2:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,933
Posted By theassassin

Both points plus pay and economy classic rewards...

Both points plus pay and economy classic rewards are almost always poor value. Business or first classic rewards (if you can find them) are far better value.
Forum: Africa
Jul 5, 17, 8:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By theassassin

Having just returned from that part of the world,...

Having just returned from that part of the world, I would agree that 1 day in Vic Falls is enough. you could then bus across to Chobe river and spend c. 3 days there, then head down to the Savute...
Forum: Africa
May 8, 17, 7:15 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,015
Posted By theassassin

It will be cold at night, particularly if you are...

It will be cold at night, particularly if you are on an evening or night drive in an open vehicle, so would pack some warm and windproof gear.

T shirts and shorts are fine during the day. We...
Forum: Africa
May 1, 17, 6:02 am
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By theassassin

Avis have a really extensive network so would go...

Avis have a really extensive network so would go with them, but in some cases have a 100km per day limit - you should check this out if you are planning on covering some distance. Not sure about...
Feb 20, 17, 6:31 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,569
Posted By theassassin

If you put your street clothes on a hanger, the...

If you put your street clothes on a hanger, the Qantas staff will hang them in a cupboard for you.
Forum: Africa
Feb 20, 17, 6:18 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By theassassin

If it's your first time in Africa I would suggest...

If it's your first time in Africa I would suggest a tour. Self driving is great but if you have no idea what you are looking at or looking for, then you will miss a lot. A good guide will bring all...
Forum: Africa
Feb 19, 17, 9:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By theassassin

Totally agree, plus you are burning touring time...

Totally agree, plus you are burning touring time as well. Also, it's Africa so things don't always run to schedule...

5 days in Botswana would give you four nights - you could get to one or two...
Forum: Africa
Feb 19, 17, 5:04 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,296
Posted By theassassin

Feels to me like a lot of travel at the back end....

Feels to me like a lot of travel at the back end. Namibia to Maun to Vic Falls will add a lot of travel time in the last 3-4 days which will add cost and not let you do too much. I don't know if...
Forum: Africa
Jan 11, 17, 4:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By theassassin

I can highly recommend Ngala Private Game...

I can highly recommend Ngala Private Game Reserve. It's not in Sabi but instead is in Timbavati, and is also contiguous with Kruger. They have a few family rooms which will accommodate 2 adults and...
Forum: Africa
Jan 11, 17, 4:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By theassassin

In a few trips, I have always been given the...

In a few trips, I have always been given the option of wire transfer or secure payment by credit card. I guess it depends whether you trust the proprietor. I presume your friend will vouch for them...
Forum: Africa
Mar 28, 16, 1:38 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,280
Posted By theassassin

JNB: Airport Intercontinental or Protea Hotel Airport; also CityLodge

Can I put in a good word for the IC at JNB? The last two times we have stayed there we booked a package that included breakfast for 2, a R500 food and beverage credit (which covers a reasonable...
Jan 11, 16, 11:35 am
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By theassassin

Guest access to lax lounge - children

I think if you are Qantas FF gold and the kids are under 18 then should be fine.
Oct 17, 15, 7:33 am
Replies: 102
Views: 11,932
Posted By theassassin

New Status Credit earn rate for QFFF partners (1 December 2015)

I understand that the SCs for at least some legs that QF doesn't fly such as HKG-LHR and SIN-LHR will actually increase. Eg J class SCs will ride from 80 to 120 on those routes.

So looks like a...
Forum: Africa
Oct 9, 15, 11:41 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By theassassin

Short ~6Day Trip - JNB & CPT Possible?

Given you've only got two days in Kruger, I'd book a sunset drive or night drive or two. The benefits are:

1. You're not driving yourself
2. You have a professional helping you spot the game...
Forum: Africa
Sep 29, 15, 9:47 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By theassassin

This is doable but I think cutting out...

This is doable but I think cutting out Johannesburg would help. I would fly straight down to Cape Town and spend Sunday / Monday there. I would then look to fly on Tuesday to one of the game...
Sep 21, 15, 7:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,986
Posted By theassassin

Why are they crap?

Why are they crap?
Sep 19, 15, 5:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,600
Posted By theassassin

Domestic Y hot meals

I was on one of these new planes last week. The galley is certainly a tight squeeze as is getting in and out of the loos, and the loos themselves. It looked like they had slimmed down the galley...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 1, 15, 4:28 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,925
Posted By theassassin

A survival kit to avoid horrible coffee on legacy US carriers

In what universe is Starbucks "high quality coffee"? How can a few packets of chemicals make good coffee?
Forum: oneworld
Jul 28, 15, 11:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,883
Posted By theassassin

Would you fly an angle flat seat if it meant...

Are you sure the Qantas flight is an angle flat? They are in the process of refurbishing the A330s with fully flat beds. It's still a lottery at the moment though.
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