|I visited there back in '05 for a month. I think capetown was my favorite. beach was awesome, table top mountain was awesome, the scenic views were amazing. the nearby town of stellenbosch was real nice. amazing wineries and vineyards
durban was nice, very different climate. very humid and more tropical. don't go down to the beach at night...unless you have a death wish...seriously...
jo'burg is ok. when you drive around, you can definitely tell a huge gap between the wealthy and poor. there are some ridiculously huge mansions...and then there's squatter camp type housing and it's all in the same area (more or less). gotta be careful in jo'burg, which has the reputation of being the car jacking capital of SA.
all in all, i loved SA as a country. great road trip country, very diverse in many ways, awesome people, and amazing food. you gotta have the BBQ, south africans know how to grill. have your self some boer wors and castle beer and you'll be right at home
VW scene? mentioned earlier...non existent for the most part. but they do have these sweet citi golfs. it's like a MKI cabriolet, but not a convertible. and it has a carburetor and a choke on the throttle (like a lawn mower )! old school, but they're sold brand new. it's like going to mexico and buying the old skool beetles brand new.