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Staying & Playing
The categories in this section covers guidance on flights, accommodation, car rental, restaurants, tours, etc and also highlights some of the wide range of activities available in Cape Town. We have been very careful to only include and promote reputable individuals and companies many of which we have had personal experience of. In most cases we can arrange, secure bookings or refer you to the local Cape Town company.

Please use the CONTACT US page should you require assistance with bookings or any other individual requirements.



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  • Car Rental & Limousine Hire
  • Clay Target Shooting
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  • Game Fishing
  • Garden Route & Addo Elephant Park
  • Golf
  • Helicopter Tours
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  • Holiday Check List
  • Horse Riding - Noordhoek Beach
  • Maps - City & Peninsular
  • Nightlife
  • OTHER ACTIVITIES / Events Calendar
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shark Watching Expeditions
  • Shopping
  • Surfing - Board & Kite
  • Tipping
  • Useful LOCAL Telephone Numbers
  • Useful LOCAL Information /Websites
  • Vaccinations
  • Whale Watching
  • Winelands and Tours
  • World Travel Resource Partners
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    Tipping Description

    Tipping is an integeral part of the lifestyle and the following should help you -

    As a rule restaurants do not include a service charge, therfore it is normal to add 10% to your bill for the waitron. If the service is exceptional you may wish to add up to 15% but no more.

    PLEASE NOTE - With effect from Mid 2007 some restaurants,mainly the larger ones, will automatically add 5% service charge to you bill.

    This is because of their retained waitrons that now come under the new minimum wage legislation. Therefore in these cases you only then add 5% tip, (to make the total up to 10% )


    Petrol Attendants - R3 to R5.
    Parking Attendants - R3 to R5
    Taxis - 10%
    Porters at hotels R3 - R5 per piece of luggage.
    Porters at airport R5 per piece of luggage.


    PEDDLERS - You will find these at traffic lights selling you things you don't really want, others take your car rubbish or tell a joke for a tip.....Everyone is just trying to make a living !

    BEGGARS - You may find beggars and street children at traffic lights or they may approach you. DO NOT give them money, they will only use it to buy glue to sniff, meths to drink and so on......If you feel obliged to give anything give them some food.......nothing else.