Cape Town and the living is easy
May 10, 2012 9:05 PM Subscribe
I am moving to Cape Town, South Africa in January. Need specific info, contained herein.
posted by mrfuga0 to Travel & Transportation around South Africa (3 answers total)
I have a fellowship in Cape Town at UCT, lasting for one year. I need some specific help with the following:
1. I have heard I need to obtain a car. Is there a zipcar type operation there? If not, what's the best way to obtain a car for a year without having my money tied up that whole time?
2. We are considering living in a hotel suite for convenience (and safety's) sake. Any recommendations? We are looking at the Four Seasons (which is not affiliated with the US chain) and the Protea Fire and Ice executive suites. If this seems stupid or like a waste of money, then what other options so you suggest? (I'll be at UCT and how far out we can live depends on #1)
3. If my husband makes a living through non-typical means (let's say he's an independent contractor), then how hard will it be to get money OUT of the country? Is it as simple as wiring money home? We will be arriving with a decent amount of money (say, in the $50,000 range). If he makes money there (again, not as a typical employee) does it simply need to equal out to the money we bring in? Even if we spend money while we are there?