Lol, yep that was a long post. Probably the only thing I would really strongly recommend is get a hire car. You are stuck in Cape Town for most of the time and there is just so much coast to see and drive. Don't hire a garmin, that was a ripoff. I would either take my own next time or ask them for a book of maps (whatever they call their refidex over there) and buy a garmin. I think the garmin was around $400 to hire ?!?!?!