I have booked my flight to Cape Town
November 22, 2008 12:30pm CST
Today I booked a flight to Cape Town for myself and my toddler son. I rang a travel agent to talk about fares and I thought they were a lot of money. Then I had a look at the airline and it the fares were a lot lower. So I booked directly with the airline. We are going for two weeks in January and it should be lovely and sunny. In my home country it will be freezing cold I imagine. Is Cape Town a place you would like to go? Do you know about any things to do there? Is it a good idea to go somewhere sunny when it is cold at home?
23 Nov 08
Hello maximax. It seems that it is much cheaper to book a plane ticket online as it sometimes offers a lot of discount than we buy a ticket from a booking office somewhere. Yeah, right now it is winter and it is getting colder. It is a good idea of yours to escape from the cold to some warm place for the winter and indeed I think that the city you choose to travel to is a good place for the cold winter as it is summer there, I guess. Take care, friend.
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23 Nov 08
Hello my friend Williamjisir. I think that I will travel with that airline again because it has good fares compared to some of other options I looked into. Winter in my home country is cold, wet and windy. In Cape Town it will be summer and the weather is likely to be warm to hot. I am so looking forward to going up Table Mountain and seeing the penguins on Boulders Beach. Thanks my friend and take care.
23 Nov 08
Lol - yes or even now as it has suddenly gone very cold hasn't it? Brrr! I don't think I will get away for my birthday as working in travel means Jan and Feb are off limits for holidays as it's the busiet time of year! I had to get specialallowance to have my wedding holiday to Antigua as it was in Feb! : )
22 Nov 08
Hi Max I grew up in South Africa and in fact lived there until I was about 30. I didn't live in Cape Town, but did visit on one or 2 occassions when we were tourists ourselves. Things to do - there are loads! 1. Take the cablecar up Table Mountain and take a walk around the top - don't forget your camera 2. Go to Lions Head Mountain - be careful though it can be quite isolated there at times. 3. Kirstenbosch Gardens in the City. 4. Cape Point Nature Reserve is a cool place to go too - see the baboons. 5. See the Waterfront development - there are loads of fun things to do there and I think also an aquarium which your son should enjoy. 6. There are cruises you can do from the waterfront which might be interesting too. 7. Go to Stellenbosch and visit some of the winery's 8. If you have a car and some time and cash, take a car trip along the Garden Route, perhaps stay a night somewhere enroute, but book it soon, Jan can be a busy time. Knysna is a beautiful place if you can get that far. 9. If you can get to Oudtshoorn you can see the ostriches there - even get to ride them if you are lucky ... but perhaps that is a bit far from Cape Town itself. If you have any other questions... I have a friend living in Cape Town and I am sure she would be happy to answer them for you. Just send them to me and I can forward them to her. I am sure you are looking forward to your time in the sun - I am jealous and wish I could come with you! Violetdreams
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22 Nov 08
Hi my friend Violet Dreams. It is excellent that you grew up in South Africa. I know it is a large country so it was great you were able to visit Cape Town on two occasions. Thank you so much for detailing the activities that will be so enjoyable. I especially look forward to going up Table Mountain and to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. We will do some boat trips I am sure and there an island to visit I think. My son drinks soya drink formula. I wonder if next time your friend is shopping she could look to see if and where it is available for sale. It might be a supermarket or chemist. My son still doesn't eat much solid food so the formula is important for him. It is heavy to carry and for two weeks I had to take three pots of it for our last holiday. Please could you ask her which beaches are pushchair friendly, like they have board walks or something? Yes, I will think about my route and book accommodation soon. The Garden Route sounds lovely and it would be superb if I could see a stretch of it.
29 Nov 08
It's always good when we can find a lower price:) It makes the possibility of traveling less of just a dream :) Lovely and sunny would do it for me LOL I have never been there so I can't really tell you much about it other than the fact that I've seen pictures and it looks really nice :)