Last week we showed you a picture of Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa and asked you to share some of your best travel tips for this destination with us. There were lots of great tips that were sent in but we would like to share the following with you:
Once your flight lands, you will be ushered into the beautiful Cape Town International Airport, which boasts a host of amenities such as a retail section, the Zenith Conference Centre, free Wi-Fi , and a viewing deck where you can take in the splendid sites of Cape Town City. The airport is mainly accessible by road, and you can take a taxi or use the shuttle bus services to get to your hotel from the airport. With the Table Mountains as a backdrop to its diverse architectural splendor and natural beauty, Cape Town offers a host of popular tourist attractions. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is built on top of the docks of the Port of Cape Town and is host to a large number of retail outlets and attractions, including two Ocean Aquariums. Other notable attractions include the City Bowl, Camps Bay and Hout Bay beaches, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and the Constantia Winelands.
Got to be the Hop-on, Hop-off City Sightseeing Red Bus, with different routes to choose from – its the best way to see the city, beaches and yes, they have a lovely day trip to the winelands too – no drinking and driving , with hot combo deals, you can even score a canal trip around the waterfont, hitch a ride to table mountain to take a trip on the cable car – no parking headaches! Best way to avoid worries about driving, and traffic, plus you can hop on and off with buses coming around approximately every 15min.
Travelling from my country, you go by air from Lagos to Johannesburg and then to Capetown. From Capetown Int’l airport there are shuttles that takes you anywhere attractive places in town which among place is the beautiful Green Point Stadium.
Travelling from Kenya, there are two direct flights Kenya Airways and South African Airways to Johannesburg which take approximately four hours, 15 minutes after which you can connect to other cities in SA using other local airlines in SA. For citizens of Kenya, you need a visa and the passport must be valid atleast 30days beyond the period of intended stay. Also if travelling with children, there are new rules which the passenger must produce the below at immigration.
1.A copy of an unabridged birth certificate
2. An affidavit from the other parent or legal guardian of the child, confirming their consent for the accompanying adult to travel with the child
3.Single parents are required to produce a court order (and not just an affidavit) granting full parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship in respect of the child, if he/she is the parent or legal guardian of the child
4. If applicable, a death certificate of a deceased parent must be produced. This is effective from October 1, 2014
Remember this week’s competition is up on Facebook so you should go and enter and next week your tip may be featured on the blog!