The Cape Colonial

13 Union Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | B&B
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This B&B, located in the Gardens area of Cape Town, is near Camp's Bay Beach, Castle of Good Hope, Abseil Africa, and Bo-Kaap Museum.
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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by kvstark on Jun 11, 2014

1 comment

... on a guided tour by bus around the island. The island is 12 km away from Cape Town, and 12 km in circumference, so it's fairly sizable. The only people allowed to live there now are people employed by the Robben Island Museum. During the bus tour you see the limestone quarries as well, and there's a guide who tells you a lot about the history of the island, even before the political prison was built (it was originally a prison even back in the 1600s but ...

South Africa

A travel blog entry by deirdreandbrock on Mar 31, 2014

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... known wine region. We arrived late, so we emptied EVERYTHING out of our car (per advice from the hostel owners due to the very high incidence of car break inns), set up our tent, showered, and then went to bed shortly after that. In the morning we drove to some wineries we had read about in blog sites. They were all great recommendations. South African wine is so good. They can do a nice white wine, but I believe reds are their specialties. Pinotage is the ...

Days 23, 24, 25: Cape Town - Waterfront

A travel blog entry by kauna on Dec 08, 2013

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... and he always tells Natasha that he is friends with me and that he knows what she did. Ironically, in May 2013, Natasha stopped by the shelter once again, and Ilangwa instantly messaged me. I called the shelter and he put me on the phone with Natasha. She said she remembered me, thanked me for helping her, and told me she had a job working in a restaurant at the Waterfront. I knew she was lying, she was still homeless and begging. Nonetheless, it was nice to talk to her. So, ...

The Tour Begins

A travel blog entry by debbiemcphee on Sep 30, 2013

2 comments, 20 photos

... enough to see some tiny lizards who are only active in the morning and evenings; the Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird, and the cute little Rock Dassie. The Rock Dassie resembles a small rabbit and actually is closely related to the elephant (the evolutionary relationship is based on similarities in their feet and teeth).

Table Mountain was also known as the "Beacon of Hope" to prisoners on Robben Island. Nelson Mandela was known ...

South African Recap - Month 1

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen on Jul 10, 2013

... think.

  • When you ask someone a question and they don't understand, they respond with “yes”. I think this is typical in a lot of foreign countries, it has just made me more cognizant of the way the way I phrase questions.
  • Being a huge minority is a different experience. In travelling through South America, I knew I stood out, but it is quite obvious down here.
  • There are slight ...