Planning a trip anywhere can be really daunting, especially if you are planning on a budget. I have found some incredibly useful sites that will make planning your trip a heck of a lot easier. I use these sites myself and highly recommend them.
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Agoda is a really great and easy to use site that will help you choose the best place to stay for your budget anywhere in the world. I especially like that they let you know about the top deals for the location you are looking at.
Another super convenient and easy way to book your accommodation is through Booking.com. Their site is easy to use and you can decide which type of accommodation you want to stay at, eg guest houses, hostels, or hotels etc, and you can check out the review scores for each of these options.
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Context offers guided tours of Cape Town (and other cities around the world) at a decent price, especially if you book for a small group. i like that they offer tours of locally unique places that other guided tour companies might overlook. This allows you to experience Cape Town like a local would. I especially like that you can get a customised private tour which is fantastic if you already know what you want to see and do, but want a guided tour too.
LONELY PLANET GUIDEBOOKS
The lonely planet guidebooks are easily my favourite range of guidebooks out there. They are really comprehensive, with tons of useful advice on the destinations they cover. I especially like the size of the hard copy books, as well as the easy to follow layout and maps that are included.