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Hi all, I really want to do Comrades 2013. I'm trying to figure out how much its likely to cost and get an idea of when to travel there, travel back, where to stay etc so I figured I'd dip into the well of experience on these here forums...
Entry fees are fine and I'm budgeting about £80 / night for a hotel - is that reasonable? To be honest, if its just me, I don't mind slumming it but want somewhere safe obviously.
Main issue is I can't seem to get an idea of flight costs for that time. Best guess is £600-£700 to Durban? Is it an option to fly to Johannesberg and drive or get train?
As for timings, from what I've read, people seem to suggest arriving on the Thursday and departing the following Tuesday as the shortest trip possible. Is this realistic for a first timer or should I give myself a bit more acclimitisation time? I've never actually travelled abroad for a race so I'm a bit unsure on how it will really affect me.
I'd probably extend and stay afterwards too (seems a long way to go and not spend a bit of time relaxing / soaking up the culture afterwards) but will think about that more when I'm actually booking.
Thoughts / advice anyone?