Primi Royal

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

23 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8040, South Africa
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Forum Posts

how to get to certain sites

by iam1wthee

I will be staying in the De Waterkant area near VA. I would like to visit the Gold of Africa Museum, Mandela House, and Imhoff Farm (sp). I haven't been able to find tours that take me there. I was wondering what was the best way to get to these areas? For those of you who have been here, was it enjoyable or a waste of time?

Re: how to get to certain sites

by Gerald_D

Gold of Africa Museum is in the city center, walking distance (under 2km)from De Waterkant. (S33.91942 E18.41984)

Mandela House is apparently not open to the public yet, 60km from the city, out in the winelands, between Paarl and Fransch Hoek. (S33.84479 E19.01295)

Imhoff Farm (S34.14265 E18.35122) is passed by all the tours going down to Cape Point. It is a bit of a tourist trap dump and all the tours drive straight past for good reason. (half an hour from city center in light traffic)

Re: how to get to certain sites

by iam1wthee

Thank you

I am a little disappointed though. I like to do off the beaten path sort of things and was looking forward to them; especially the latter since I never rode a camel.

Good looking out

Re: how to get to certain sites

by Gerald_D

To get to Imhoff farm by public transport, take the train to Fish Hoek and then the bus or mini-bus taxi to Ocean View. Ocean View is very working class and the public transport for Ocean View is good in terms of frequency, but poor in terms of comfort or safety for a wealthy tourist. (Imhoff farm is directly across the main road from Ocean View - the camels are "parked" about 20 yards from the main road and the traffic light intersection).

If you do take that train, also consider stopping at Kalk Bay.

Re: how to get to certain sites

by rainorshine

Hi there
I'd suggest rather go to an authentic place like Egypt, to ride a camel. These rides are along the verge of a busy and unattractive road - I agree that Imhoff is worth passing by. There is sooooo much else to see and do in Cape Town.

Wine farms here are wonderful, even if you're not into tasting, many of them also make cheeses, some of them have picnics in the grounds. The architecture is varied, lovely and some historical... some farms are not as popular so you get a more natural experience altho' not quite off the beaten track.

happy planning

Travel Tips for Cape Town

Claiming of VAT

by mvtouring

How to Claim your Tax Refund

Simply identify yourself as a tourist to shop assistants, and request a Tax Invoice for the goods you have purchased.
A valid Tax Invoice must contain all the following information:

The words "Tax Invoice"
A Tax Invoice number
The seller's VAT Registration number
Date of Issue of the Tax Invoice
The seller's name and address
The buyer's name and address
A full description of the goods purchased
The cost of the goods in Rands
The amount of VAT charged, or a statement that VAT is included in the total cost of the goods


Goods in respect of which a VAT refund is claimed must be presented for inspection on departure from South Africa.

Remember: No Inspection - No Refund!

When departing from Cape Town International Or Johannesburg International Airports the following procedure is to be followed.

Produce goods prior to check-in at the VAT Goods Inspection Desk or Customs Counter clearly sign posted in the Departure Hall. Hand luggage may be inspected at the VAT Refund Office situated after immigration control. Claims are received at the VAT Refund Office. Cheques issued may be cashed for foreign currency at the airport banking facility.

For further info call at the VAT refund desk in the Clock Tower precinct of the V&A Waterfront or go to

Experience the agony and ecstacy of the Argus!

by CatherineReichardt

Cape Town is proud host to the largest cycle race in the world: the Cape Argus (usually known just as the Argus).
Unlike South Africa's other major ultrasports events - the Comrades and Two Oceans ultramarathons and the Midmar Mile swim, which take up to 6 months of dedicated preparation - the 110km route (which must be completed within 7 hours) is manageable for fit people who've put in some advance training. However, for those considering participating, you should bear in mind that the race is sometimes affected by extreme weather conditions (this is, after all, Cape Town): in 2009, the race had to be stopped because of high winds that were blowing competitors off their bikes, and has also been stopped in the past due to extreme temperatures.
The route around the Cape peninsula is absolutely stunning (I've done it many times by car, but consider myself too sane to get on my bike!) and although the race has only been going for about 40 years, it has become an institution. The numbers are capped at 35,000, but because of the iconic nature of the race and the beauty of the route, the race is usually fully subscribed within a few weeks on entries opening.
The Argus usually takes place the second week in March. If you are an ultrasports fanatic and/or masochist, why not consider staying on for a few weeks to recuperate in the lovely Cape before you run the Two Oceans ultramarathon (see my travel tip) - by then at least you'll have the advantage of having experienced part of the course!
If you are sane enough to have no intention of doing the Argus, might I respectfully suggest that you avoid visiting Cape Town at this time, as flights and accommodation are fully booked, and the law of 'supply and demand' kicks in, which results in prices going through the roof!


by rachel_sun

Men were only allowed to live in hostels until the pass law was stopped.They lived basically,with up to 16 other men.There was only one shower and one loo and a small kitchen.When the pass laws were stopped,men then bought families to live with them.They are now overcrowded,3 families or so in one room.
Some people moved out and built shacks,but the shacks have no electric,water or sanitation.

Budget Internal flights

by paradisedreamer

Kulula is the new budget airline for internal flights in South Africa. Don’t expect any frills, you can buy snacks from the jean-clad air hostesses. A flight from Jo’burg to CT cost about R1200 in Jan 2003. You could also try SAA.

Pancakes and Mountains

by laurey81 about Francescas

Without fail we spent every early morning sat outside this wonderful little cafe/coffee house having breakfast, on the recommendation of The Lodge (photo is taken from The Lodge!). The food was delicious, and the staff were friendly as well, like a lot of the rest of Cape Town.
Do yourself a favour, sit and enjoy the view of the mountains from Francescas! The pancakes, the scrambled eggs - best I've ever tasted!


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 Primi Royal

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Address: 23 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8040, South Africa