Frommer's South Africa Paperback – Dec 27 2011
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From the Back Cover
For a Cape Town beach vacation, it's tough to beat the vistas and villas of Clifton Bay. See chapter 4.
Detailed maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
Pippa de Bruyn was born in Durban, raised in Johannesburg, and has now settled in Cape Town. She is an award-winning journalist and is also a coauthor of Frommer's India and Frommer's Kenya & Tanzania. Cape-based Keith Bain is a coauthor of Frommer's India, Frommer's Kenya & Tanzania, Frommer's Eastern Europe, Pauline Frommer's Italy, and Pauline Frommer's Ireland. Both are founders of www.bestkeptshhh.com, which offers bespoke trips to Southern Africa, East Africa and India.
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Prices for gas and some of the attractions, like Cape Point and a couple nature reserves we visited were already outdated. Gas is nearly R3/litre! I understand their economy isn't doing well, so they've had to increase prices to the visitors. Tourism is their no. 1 business.
There were several things I remember reading in the text, then later, when I wanted to see it again, I couldn't find them in the index...stuff like the Vergelegen Winery (which has amazing views and delicious wines!) and others. Not all boldface terms are in the index. This is something that could really be improved!
Lastly, I must reiterate what my hosts said: They've seen many rediculous books on Cape Town and the Western Cape and this is not one of them.
I debated between 3 and 4 stars, but remembering my frustrations with the index, I knocked it down to 3. :)