De Waterkant Village

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

1 Loader Street De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002, South Africa
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85%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
37%
47
Very Good
33%
41
Average
15%
19
Poor
8%
11
Terrible
4%
6

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 28% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families69
  • Couples78
  • Solo78
  • Business73

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Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by schmechi

Which prepaid SIM you'd recommend? I'll be in Cape town and Kriger park... Will you get the SIM card in supermarkets?

And is there a cheap opportunity for using the internet on my laptop? Some mobile web provider who sells MBs without contract?

Re: Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by bongski

Prepaid sim are very cheap usually they are about 1 rand or less. But you have to have it registered with the regulating agency (RICA)before you can use it. I would recommend Checkers supermarket's RICA counter for registering because some of the others have inexperienced staff and have a hard time dealing with foreign passport while others would require you to buy the sim card from them at an inflated price. They have relaxed the rules for registering during the worlc cup so this wont be a hassle like before.

Vodacom has a flat rate of 1.74 rand per international sms, and they offer prepaid usb modems (600 rands or less) for 3g internet use. data bundles are available but they are not cheap. 1g data bundle would be 289 rands which is valid for 2 months. MTN has the cheapest data bundle of 49 rand for 80mb data or 49 rands for 1 day "unlimited" data bundle (the unlimited stops after you have reach 150 mb of down and upload data in a day). But mtn prepaid 3g usb modems are expensive and hard to find.

If you have an unlocked 3g modem, then it can also be used it here with a little bit of configuration.

bong

Re: Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by sakhile

Hey! You can get a simcard at thee airport, get a Vodacom simcard. For cheap internet, just get to a restaurant with a wireless connection, you just have to buy something even if its just coffee.

Re: Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by Gerald_D

See:
http://moralfibre.co.za/blog/admin/2010/03/free-wireless-internet-hotspots-in-south-africa/

Re: Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by johnaalex

Be warned that in much of Kruger there is no mobile coverage.

Regards

John

Re: Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by bongski

In letaba and lower sabie, i was able to go on the internet with my web enabled cellphone but its slow. usually its only only on 2g(gprs) speed, but its enough for checking email and news surfing.

bong

Re: Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by glennkasner

Sim card starter packs are available at the airport and almost all supermarkets. You will require ID when activating.
Stick to Vodacom or MTN.
With Vodacom you purchase airtime packages and after registering at www.vodacom4me you can convert this into data bundles of your choice.
contact me on glennkasner@gmail.com if you need assistance
cheers
glenn

Re: Prepaid SIM and mobile internet

by travelingmona

Thank you for the link Richard, unfortunately I can't get it work :(
Happy New Year! :)

Travel Tips for Cape Town

Tourism Center

by WaRPer

Whatever you wanna do.
Whatever you wanna see.
Before you decide anything......
Make Cape Town Tourism your first stop! There're all sorts of information; Tours, Day-tripper, Accommodation, Bus/Train/Car booking service,....get free brochures, flyers, booklets, and the staffs are really helpful and informative. 5 Stars for that!!
+ Internet Cafe and snack bar

Cape Town Tourism
Cnr. Burg and Castle Street

The Noon Gun

by glennkasner

The daily firing of Cape Town's historic Noon Gun. Situated high up on Signal Hill's, Lion Battery, it has a clear view of the sea as well as the city below. There are actually two guns performing this ancient ritual of announcing 12 o' clock to the Mother City, alternating between them every other day, with the 2nd on standby in case the duty gun fails to fire.
The terrain is now open to the public to see the daily firing of the noon gun, this particular gun has been replaced by a similar one, the two now standing side by side.
Soon after the English occupation of the Cape in 1795, the Dutch guns were removed from Imhoff Battery at the Castle and replaced by the latest English 18 pounders.
A time signal has been fired by one of these guns since 1806.
With the advent of the "galvanic telegraph" it became possible to trigger a gun remotely and since 1864 the noon gun has been accurately fired from the master clock of the oldest timekeeper in the country, the South African Astronomical Observatory as it is still being fired today.
As Cape Town developed and grew, the noise of the gun became too loud and violent for the city centre and the guns were moved up to signal hill's Lion Battery from where they are still fired today. The first signal fired from here was on the 4th of August 1902. These same guns are still in use today and the 2 guns used are the oldest guns in daily use in the world.

Spring Flower Spectacular

by JohanIsWeg

In August and September each year, between the hours of about 10am to 4pm, the Postberg Nature Reserve - within the West Coast National Park - transforms into a carpet of white, yellow and orange madeliefies (daisys). Other flora found in this paradise includes papierblomme (paper-flower), strandrosies (statice), perdeblomme (dandelion), pink bokbaaivygies and gousblomme (marigold).
In addition to the colour spectacle, we were fortunate enought to see eland, the world's largest antelope.
This part of the park is only open in August and September, from 9am to 5pm, with bookings for a 2-day hike opening on June 1 each year.
The entrance to the West Coast National Park is about 100 km north of Cape Town, off the R27 highway. Most internal routes are tarred. The last section of the road to Postberg is compacted dirt.

Sundowners on the beach

by furry10 about La Med

La Med is a bar/night club open throughout the week but has its main night on Sunday night. It is situated on a beach and has breath taking views! It is very popular with students and the dance floor is always packed. The bartenders do a lot of flairing which is always a good crowd pleaser! It is a must! casual!!!!! girls can go in their bikins and boys can go in shorts!

Church Electric for the Soul of Africa

by jorangreef about The Afro Cafe

The Afro Cafe is a church electric for the soul of Africa. On the walking boulevard that is Church Street, Cape Town, the Afro Cafe is a celebration of an indigenous Africa. Here there is no old colonial, and no Italian word for coffee. Coffee that was first found in the region of Kaffa, Ethiopia. Africa. Because coffee in its nature is Black. And Black is back.

The Afro Cafe is how the people themselves see it. Something more close to what Africa really is. Colour. Vibrance. Music. People. It's Pan African. From the East of Africa to the West of Africa. Northern Africa and Southern Africa. From the food to the fashion to the vibe, the Afro Cafe is a stunning freeze frame of local talent.

The Afro Coffee range is world-class, and it's going global. Europe, the States and Japan. It's coffee being itself, African. And unashamedly so. The Afro Tea range is based on African teas such as rooibos and honeybush. It is natural and expertly flavoured with fruit and flowers according to age-old tradition. At the Afro Cafe, the food is excellent. Select your African dish of choice, it's there. Try the Tanzanian Fish Curry. Say no more.

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 De Waterkant Village

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Address: 1 Loader Street De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002, South Africa