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Olga
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Re: South Africa

Postby Olga » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:43 pm

but what is the best time to visit Cape town?
I thought about December probably, but still can revise
I'm 53kg, will be 9-7-5 ok?

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Re: South Africa

Postby korkus20 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:28 pm

Thanks a lot for your answers!!!

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Re: South Africa

Postby Pippi langsamer » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:15 am

Olga wrote:but what is the best time to visit Cape town?
I thought about December probably, but still can revise
I'm 53kg, will be 9-7-5 ok?


Cape Toon in December is h e c t i c just from point of view of its Xmas, everyone is on holiday and flocking to the "seaside", accoms are at a premium etc etc.......

Personally, if you wanted to avoid ze crowds, I'd go either November or late Jan/ early Feb....

(9-7-5 would be perfect)

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Re: South Africa

Postby ced1 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:08 pm

Pippi langsamer wrote:
Olga wrote:but what is the best time to visit Cape town?
I thought about December probably, but still can revise
I'm 53kg, will be 9-7-5 ok?


Cape Toon in December is h e c t i c just from point of view of its Xmas, everyone is on holiday and flocking to the "seaside", accoms are at a premium etc etc.......

Personally, if you wanted to avoid ze crowds, I'd go either November or late Jan/ early Feb....

(9-7-5 would be perfect)

yeah I'd agree with that…

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Re: South Africa

Postby Olga » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:46 pm

Pippi langsamer, ced1, thank you!

Just one more question: Do the conditions differ during Nov. - Feb. except for the crowds? I mean in terms of wind range, temperature…

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Re: South Africa

Postby Lanc » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:00 am

Olga wrote:Do the conditions differ during Nov. - Feb. except for the crowds? I mean in terms of wind range, temperature…
In my experience:
Oct-Nov average 15-20kn, air temperature cold, water temperature warm
Dec-Jan average 20-30kn, air temperature warmer, water temperature cold
Feb-Mar average 25-35kn, air temperature hot, water temperature freezing.

There is SE wind as early as mid Sept, I was out for a 3 hour session yesterday and at the end of the session I could not undo the pigtails from the larksheads my fingers were frozen and blue.

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Re: South Africa

Postby Pippi langsamer » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:29 am

Shamless plug for my In-Laws place if anyone is interested in Langebaan accoms:

Ideal location a few minutes drive (although also walkable), to both Main Beach and Kelin Osterwaal (Shark Bay)

The Flatlet is situated in Harpuisbos Street, Myburgh Park, Langebaan. It offers the following:

• Private access via back gate
• Fully furnished
• DSTV
• En-suite with shower only
• Cleaned daily if required
• Private parking (but not under-cover)
• Use of swimming pool and garden
• Braai facilities can be arranged
• Sleeps 2 people only (double bed only)

The current rate is R185 per person per night.

Contact: Stella or Patrick
Phone 022 77 22 736
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Re: South Africa

Postby Olga » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:23 am

Lanc, thank you!

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Re: South Africa

Postby ced1 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:33 pm

Anytime over the summer you are bound to get one of those famous "cape doctor" days. then your small kite will come in handy. If you get 3 or 4 days in a row…. it gets a tad breezy down there :)

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