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    • Lara
    • By Lara 5th Jan 18, 11:12 PM
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    8/10 day holiday in SA or Cape Verde?
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    8/10 day holiday in SA or Cape Verde? 5th Jan 18 at 11:12 PM
    OH would like some winter sun late February, early March. I’ve come up with Cape Verde or South Africa. Yes a bit of difference and verging on preferring SA. Although long flight the SA time difference of only 2 hours, appeals to me!

    However I would appreciate any advice you would share if you’ve been to either please. Many thanks.
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    • Teahfc
    • By Teahfc 6th Jan 18, 12:30 AM
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    South Africa every time, flights will be more expensive though if flying into Caod Town direct. Enjoy it’s the most wonderful place ����
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    • By PeacefulWaters 6th Jan 18, 1:17 AM
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    Cape Verde only has a one hour time difference.

    And not much else.
    • Lara
    • By Lara 6th Jan 18, 8:46 AM
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    South Africa every time, flights will be more expensive though if flying into Caod Town direct. Enjoy itís the most wonderful place ����
    Originally posted by Teahfc
    Thank you! We have a lot of Avios so may try and see if we can off load some. Where else would you suggest we look at flying to - Jíburg? I need to up my geography on SA! Lol.
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 6th Jan 18, 10:09 AM
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    You need to decide what kind of holiday experience you want...

    The charter flights to Cape Verde go to islands that have beaches, holiday resorts, strong winds and little else. Great to relax and enjoy the AI experience, but if you feel like leaving the resort and going into town for the evening you're out of luck.

    The islands with long-established settlements have great music and nightlife and I long to visit, but getting there is not going to be cheap.

    South Africa is a large and diverse country, and within its borders you can find more or less any holiday experience that anyone could want. Most cheap flights will arrive at Jo-burg, which is far from being the world's most attractive city but is close to the Kruger National Park in case you fancy a safari. Or of course there are beaches (not quite tropical beaches since the coasts have a sub-tropical climate and the tropical parts of the country are inland). And mountains.
    • sandsy
    • By sandsy 6th Jan 18, 10:12 AM
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    You will need to fly to Jo’burg or Cape Town, or into one and out of the other. Look for multi-city option on the airline’s website to do this. Very unlikely to be able to use Avios on CT Route at short notice. Direct flights tend to be pricier than indirect - price vs convenience!

    Lots to do in CT and along the Garden Route. You could also do a safari for 3 or 4 nights. Be aware that the Kruger area is malarial but there are other non-malarial reserves. Best way to get around is to hire a car. Their roads tend to be in bettter condition than ours!

    CT is in the midst of an awful drought at the moment with everyone, including tourists, being asked to be mindful of water restrictions, take extremely short showers etc.

    It’s a great place!
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    • By stiggy70 6th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
    Avoid Cape Verde
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:13 PM
    It seems to be a love it or in my experience hate it.
    The love it people seem to have limited travel experience.
    At the airport coming back 6 years ago, all people in the queue before and behind me within earshot were not happy travelers and would never return.
    The island I stayed on had nothing to do, the 4 star hotel was fine accommodation wise but the restaurant had really poor hygiene standards - never been so ill in my life and not right for nearly 3 weeks after getting home.
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