Cypress Cottage

Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa | B&B
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Glamping, Nat Parks, Dew, Blood & Gooners

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean

5

... got some last minute supplies and headed over the National Park.


The setting up of the camp proved remarkably straightforward apart from the oversight that Dad’s new bed allowed absolutely no room for me (in what was advertised as a three person tent). “First and only issue - I hope” I volunteered to sleep outside on the foam. We had planned this weekend based on the weather forecast so I foresaw no problems.


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Halfway stop to Cape Town on Route 62

A travel blog entry by henkofthesky

9

I decided to take Route 62 to Cape Town and stay over at the "Warmwaterberg Spa" on a friend's recommendation. I have not slept in a caravan in 20 years. It is not expensive either and the spa water is around 40 Deg C. I stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop just down the road. Really just a bar with a reputation, judging by the lingerie stapled to the ceiling. The scenery between Barrydale and Robertson is really pretty and a must ...

The Dutch in South Africa

A travel blog entry by origabe

21

... to the interior.

The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. We took a tour of the Drostdy and these pictures document this period of Dutch Cape ...

Bontebok National Park

A travel blog entry by timellis99

4
1

... us a view of most of the park. There were four Cape Zebra below us, a long way off but we have good binoculars. One of them was a small foal. They were taking turns to roll around on their backs in a dust bath, sending up great clouds of dust into the clear blue sky. We also saw plenty of Bontebok and a few Grysbok. We continued along the gravel road to the river, where we undertook a very hot and gruelling walk through scrub at the riverside. Absolutely no birds on ...

The first week.

A travel blog entry by timellis99

3
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... Amsterdam. Hopefully by now they will be on today's flight, somewhere over the Mediterranean. After a big kerfuffle at the airport when they failed to appear on the luggage carousel, we decided to walk to our hotel since it is right next to the airport rather than wait around for the shuttle bus. A mistake. Although we could see the hotel, it turned out to be a lot further away than it looked, and there is no pedestrian access to anywhere around here, so we found ourselves ...

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