De Waterkant Place Guest House Cape Town

35 Dixon Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

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Safety in Cape Town

by MKSen

I have gone thru the mails regarding safety in Cape Town. I just need a confirmation. I presume it is quite safe to walk around the V & A Waterfront, Camp's Bay and Long Street areas both at Day and Night. Are there any more areas where we can safely stroll around on our own (without being accompanied by a local) both day and night.

Re: Safety in Cape Town

by Gerald_D

If you have visited other cities before, you will find that Cape Town is not any different. Use your own common sense on where to walk or not. I would hate you to believe that you have to have a few safe places mapped out before you get here.

There are parts of Long Street that I would avoid at night, or on a quiet day like a Sunday when you might only see glue-sniffing street kids. And I mention this to bring home the fact that one should be avoiding situations rather than locations. If you see a bunch of street kids in your home town, you wouldn't consult your map and watch to see if it is safe to walk down the sidewalk between them?

Re: Safety in Cape Town

by philmccullough

Just take sensible precautions but beware of ATM cash machines . They are the focus of "helpfull" local criminals looking for silly tourists who accept "friendly" help in obtaining money. Some use portable skimming machines and during thier assistance to you by the sliegh of their very skillfull hands can copy your cards info then transfer it to a blank card leaving you pennyless. Make sure your luggage is secure and locked as three unfortunates on my flight to Capetown including myself had items removed. Consider having your luggage wrapped in cling film at departure point. South Africa is a wonderfull country but the crime rate is massive. Enjoy. Phil

Travel Tips for Cape Town

The lovely beaches

by mvtouring

If you have time enough, enjoy a day in the wonderful beaches around Capetown.

The water is very cold especially near Blouberg, but do not let that deter you. If you would like it a bit warmer use the showers to cool down.

The most popular ones are:
Clifton's 5 th Beach, Lundudno beach, Sandy Bay the nudist beach. Long Beach & Muizenberg beach both surfer's paradise.

The Volvo Ocean Race

by cokes

I was lucky enough to get some pics of the The Volvo Ocean Race Yachts. The race is between Cape Town ,Rio de Jeneiro and Melbourn. These boats happen to be docking at the Harbour in Cape Town so if your were at the V & A Waterfront your would surely see them.

Checkout the website provided to get a better insight of the race.

Canal Walk

by dejavu2gb about Shopping Malls

If you are in the mood for some retail therapy, make your way to one of the biggest shopping malls in Africa, Canal Walk. There are oodles and oodles of shops to suit the needs of everyone, there is also an array of restaurants where you can have some lunch before maxing out that credit card!! Whatever you want to buy, Canal Walk has it. From fashion to souvenirs, to food.

Cape Town

by antonela

Renting a car in Cape Town is probably the best option in terms of viability, allowing you the freedom to explore at your leisure, and access areas that trains and buses cannot. While other methods of transport are relatively less expensive, hiring a car is certainly the most convenient.

While hi-jacking is not as prevalent a concern as in Gauteng, be aware! Don’t take unnecessary risks, and make sure you know your route. Also make sure you don’t leave bags or C.D’s lying in the car while parked.

Most of the car hire companies will drop of or pick up at your hotel, and you can hire at the airport itself. Some of the better car hire company options include Around About Cars (0860 422 4022) and Tempest Car Hire (021 935 8650). For a really luxuriant, tailored to your needs service, spoil yourself with Status Luxury Vehicles (0861 100 108)

Die Strandloper

by brewjohnson about Die Strandloper

This is an unbelievable restaurant! While you can find better food at other restaurants, the atmospher can't be beat! Located on a deserted beach and bay near a fishing village and newer resort. The floor of the restaurant is the sand of the beach, surrounded by fishing nets and other fishing/sailing artifacts. The ambience is unbelievable - more like a beach barbecue than a restaurant experience...sand in your toes, great views and seafood cooked over a braai pit (barbecue pit).

You can easily spend the entire day lounging around the beach and enjoying the braai cooked fish, muscles, lobster, bread, and the smooth sounds of the resident entertainer. Make sure to try the Snoek with apricot jam (apparently, that's the way they do it up the "West Coast"). They've added a small bar where you can buy drinks, but don't forget to bring a cooler with beer and wine to really make the day memorable!

If you're planning on traveling up the West Coast from Cape Town, it makes for a great lunch experience, or, if you're in Cape Town and want a good day adventure, head on up! its all you can eat, but the lobster is the coup de grace (of course).


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