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GENERAL FAQ

what made you choose south africa?

we went to visit south africa in december 2017 and IMMEDIATELY fell in love. cape town in particular is the most beautiful city we've ever been to. It has everything you could want in a city. they have beautiful beaches where the atlantic and indian oceans meet, award-winning vineyards, world-class restaurants and perfect weather. We couldn't think of a better place to celebrate our love and wanted to shared it with all of you.

HOW MUCH ARE FLIGHTS TO CAPE TOWN?

Flights are typically $700-$1000 from the U.s., which is why we are letting you know so far in advance.

HOW EXPENSIVE IS SOUTH AFRICA?

We totally understand that getting there is not cheap, but once in Cape Town, it's a pretty inexpensive country.

for example: 
a beer/cocktail = ~$2-$4
a 15 MIN. taxi = ~$5
& a nice meal for 2 = ~$30.
You can't beat that!

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

We are arranging a discount at several hotels in the area. Sign up for alerts above and we can let you know once those are available. if hotels aren't your thing, You can book an Airbnb — they start at about $80 a night.

DO I NEED ANY VACCINES?

There are no mandatory vaccines, but a few recommended ones per the CDC.

Malaria pills are not necessary for the game reserve we are planning to go to.

I heard cape town is in the middle of a drought. what is going on with that?

cape town has delayed "Day Zero," the day the city would eventually run out of water. Also, most places we will be visiting operate off their own private water wells. 

do i need a visa to travel to south africa?

As an American, you do not need a visa to travel in to South Africa, but you MUST have 2 completely blank pages in your passport, and your passport must NOT be within 6 months of expiring. 

IS THERE A GIFT REGISTRY?

no! destination weddings are expensive, especially for the guests. gifts are not necessary — your presence is the best gift.

what is the weather like in november?

november is spring time in cape town with temperatures in the mid-70s.

 

WHAT NEIGHBORHOODS IN CAPE TOWN DO YOU RECOMMEND I STAY IN?

V&a wATERFRONT - The Waterfront is a hub of activity where you’ll find upmarket hotels, restaurants, and bars all conveniently in the same place. It’s relatively safe, and you’ll be able to walk to tourist attraction departure points. It’s also home to the Aquarium, the Robben Island Museum, and is the main stop on the City Sightseeing bus routes. Accommodation here is not cheap, but it’s guaranteed to be of a high standard.

city bowl - The City Bowl itself is a good choice for those who like to be part of the action. You’ll be close to clubs and bars, and there are fantastic restaurants on every corner. There are upmarket hotels, divey hostels, and just about every other kind of accommodation you can imagine. It’s a bustling cosmopolitan mix, and there’s really something for everyone. 

woodstock - Woodstock has become a hub for artists and entrepreneurs in recent years. This is where you’ll find many young professionals, exchange students, start-ups, and small businesses. It’s also an old part of the city, and there is a diverse mix of people who call the area home. It’s really close to the city, but a little more affordable to stay in. IT’s on the commuter routes, so there is ample cheap transport.

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SAFARI

HOW LONG IS THE SAFARI?

We get there at 10am and have a 3 hour game drive to explore the 25,000 acre park, followed by lunch and free time to enjoy the pool, gardens, etc.

HOW DO WE GET TO THE SAFARI reserve?

We have a bus arranged to take us to the park. more Details coming soon!

WHAT ANIMALS can be found ON THIS RESERVE?

All of the big 5! The big 5 are elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. they also have giraffe, hippos and others.

CAN I TAKE PICTURES ON MY iPhone?

You can...but we recommend bringing a real camera.

can kids come on the safari?

the park is for ages 7+, we will help arrange a baby sitter if needed.

what do i wear?

comfy shoes, long pants, jacket, camera, sunscreen, hat, bathing suit (there is a pool)...

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WINE TOUR

Do we get to ride in one of those cool wine trains in the picture?

You bet!

How do we get to the wine tour?

We have arranged for a bus to pick everyone up at 8am and drop us off at the wine tram station.

will there be lunch?

yes, we have set up lunch at one of the wineries we'll be visiting.

How many wineries will we be visiting?

We'll be going to 4 wineries and tasting a range of sparking, white and red wines.

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CEREMONY

What is the dress code for the ceremony?

Black tie optional, please. Come dressed to impress!

Wow! Is that the actual wedding venue?

Sure is! Cape Point Vineyards is an award-winning winery located in Noordhoek in Cape Town with 360 degree views of mountains, vineyards and glorious sunsets over the Atlantic ocean.

i'm sold. how do i rsvp?

we'll be sending out INVITATIONS in early 2019 with instructions to rsvp on this website.

What time should we arrive?

the ceremony will begin at 5pm. We kindly ask guests to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to grab a glass of bubbly and start mingling.