I’m sure we have all at one time or another, clicked onto TripAdvisor to get some comforting comments about a new country we about to adventure to.
http://www.tripadvisor.com can help you plan your perfect trip. From hotels, vacation rentals, flights, local attractions and restaurants. It also has a forum that you can post a question on, or check through via a search on any topic. As a TripAdvisor banner states – “Got a Travel question? Get answers here in the TripAdvisor Forums.”
My favourite section (and Menu) on the site is the “Trending Now” link. It takes you to a page that has review posts about places that are popular and the community reviews on it.
And if that’s not enough for your initial planning, you can get a TripAdvisor app. 3 are available (ios / Android) – TripAdvisor for mobile, TripAdvisor for tablet and a TripAdvisor offline City Guide
The Cape Town City Guide Description below gives you pretty much what to expect from this app
TripAdvisor offline City Guide :
Going to Cape Town? Get this FREE City Guides Catalogue, a personal advisor in your pocket which helps you plan and have the perfect trip. With restaurants, attractions, hotels and TripAdvisor reviews you love, stored in the app, all available offline — no data roaming charges!
Key reasons millions of travellers love this app:
Need we say more? Download the app now, there’s absolutely no risk, and we’re sure you’ll love it!
There is no need for a live data connection while using this app, as everything is stored on your phone, after you do an initial update. This means you won’t be charged for expensive data roaming, and the app is super fast to use. You can update user reviews periodically when you are on WiFi.
RESTAURANTS, ATTRACTIONS, HOTELS:
All places that are listed on TripAdvisor.com in this city are included in the app.
THOUSANDS OF USER REVIEWS:
TripAdvisor’s community of millions of worldwide travellers ensures that content is fresh, plentiful and honest. With over 50 million reviews and thousands more added daily, City Guides offer the best and most recent content.
TripAdvisor members and destination experts have handpicked the best itineraries in the city for you, enabling you to explore interesting neighbourhoods, famous landmarks and hidden gems. Using the phone’s GPS, you can follow along and read about the interesting sights along the route.
CREATE YOUR OWN TRIP JOURNAL:
Want to remember the places you visit? It is now easy to do this with TripAdvisor City Guides. Simply Check In, take a photo and add a note for each location, and your journal and travel album will be created for you automatically. You can share it with friends and family on Facebook, or just use it to remember your trip. And, you can even Check In while you are offline and share later when you are online.
POWERFUL YET EASY TO USE:
Searching for pizza around Cape Town? Coffee near the beach? Or do you just want to find a highly recommended place near you? With this app you can easily search any way you want, and find exactly what’s best for you and your travel companions.
POINT ME THERE:
Once you have selected a restaurant or attraction, this app will guide you there using the fun & useful “Point Me There” screen, which uses the phone’s GPS and Compass.
Written by TripAdvisor members and edited by professionals, City Facts articles provide helpful information for when you plan your trip, such as when to go, how to get around in the city, what neighbourhoods to visit, etc.
This app leverages the GPS in the phone to show you the best restaurant, attractions etc nearby. The app also uses the compass to guide you to a place once you selected it
You could use this app with the CABS Chauffeur Drive service or simply hire a car and drive yourself.
Cabs Car Hire recommends this App as an essential tool for any local or foreign traveller in South Africa. For information at your fingertips, download it from the Google play store or the itunes app store and search for TripAdvisor Cape Town City Guide.