Travel Blogs from Cape Town, South Africa

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A Change in Cape Town Scenery, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A Change in Cape Town Scenery

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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... Bay area to drop off our bags and then head South from there to Cape Point. With new plan in hand we headed South and as we left Cape Town  for the coast we could sense a complete change in pace to the 2 days in central Cape Town. We missed the ...

New Years Eve - Cape Town Styley!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

New Years Eve - Cape Town Styley!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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Charlotte and I celebrated NYE09 at a rooftop party at the V&A Harbour with 3000 people in attendance. It was crazy, tickets were R250 (approx 17GBP) We went with Andy, Dave and Calvin from the hostel. This has to be the best NYE of my life. A round ...

Table Mountain, the second coming!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Mountain, the second coming!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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We phoned the Bazbus this morning and found that the next bus to Mossell Bay was fully booked, new year has totally thrown us off-track. After considering hiring a car for around 150GBP we settled on getting the Intercape bus for approx 35GBP straight to ...

Got some wheels, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Got some wheels

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... to everything that was around it. There really is a massive disparity between the rich and the poor in this country. Despite the fact Cape Town must be the most beautiful city I've ever seen, I think I'd find it hard to live here due to this disparity ...

Walk walk walk, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Walk walk walk

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Click here for Cape Town photos Wandered through the harbour, up Long St. and Kloot St. on the way to the cable car up Table Mountain. Managed to get a bit lost in a maze of houses and ended up bushwhacking the final path across some desolate land ...

The end of the continent...Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

The end of the continent...Cape Town

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... that being said, I think we are both glad to be on our own again, setting our own pace and arranging everything ourselves. Cape Town is nestled into the area surrounding a number of dramatic rocky peaks. It is a super modern town that except for the ...

Brew Pubs and Caledonian deer, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Brew Pubs and Caledonian deer

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... was locked away at for 20+ years. I have to say the tour wasn't great, nothing like Alcatraz. The views back onto Cape Town though were absolutely stupendous. The interesting part of the tour for me was the ex-prisoners who showed you around. They ...

We arrived on Long street! Why's it so dead?, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

We arrived on Long street! Why's it so dead?

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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We have arrived baby. We weren't met by the busy Cape Town I had expected but by a quiet ghost town that seems to shut down on Sunday. Long Street, our home for the next six days is peaceful (I want my money back) nothing like we had been told, pretty ...

A Travel Buddy From Home, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A Travel Buddy From Home

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... out our room, and make sure she makes it through her jet lag by going down to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront for lunch. South Africa has incredibly tasty cheap food and fantastic wine, so we indulge and then book ourselves on a sail boat for a sunset ...

January sunshine!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

January sunshine!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... you on a confrontational basis! Both Sarah, myself and most of the travellers who we met in Australia felt this way. Cape Town is a beautiful city with Table Mountain and other mountains acting as a fabulous backdrop to a fantastic city. The ...

fancy-free, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

fancy-free

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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I deliberately made no plans for my time in South Africa after the project - alone in this unknown country I wanted to do whatever I fancied. What I most needed now was to distance myself from what I'd just experienced. Torn between dying to get away ...

Lazy Day, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Lazy Day

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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Very easy day to recover from all the activity from the previous days. Had breakfast on the balcony and spent the morning sunbathing by the pool. Headed to Kalk bay for lunch at the Olympia Café where I had roast chicken and Steve had a BIG steak ...

A session at the vineyards, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A session at the vineyards

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... heading to Stellenbosch and the Tokara vineyard. Perched on a hill in a beautiful location it was owned by the 6th riches man in South Africa as a hobby! We had a late lunch as at a place owned by Robbie's cousin. The food was fantastic, we had ...

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Sunday 22nd April - Cape Town This morning we went down to the Green Point craft markets. We bought some nice crafts to send home for our house. Then after lunch we picked up Daniel (safari friend) and drove the scenic drive up to Table Mountain. Now I ...

The Townships of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

The Townships of Cape Town

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... into the restaurant! I crash on Christine's couch and catch up on a bunch of writing that I've been neglecting while enjoying myself to the utmost in South Africa!  This 2 week segment will be awfully hard to beat as I travel around the ...

Beautiful Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Beautiful Cape Town

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... beautiful setting at the foot of the stunning Table Mountain. It has a completely different feel than other cities and towns in South Africa. You could almost be anywhere in the world. There is less security and barbed wire around all the properties which ...

Chillin in Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Chillin in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... planning my next trip segments.  After a while I feel like I'm wasting time looking ahead and walk around downtown Cape Town.  I browse Green Market Square and walk into the Jewish Museum (where the main exhibit is Hidden Treasures of Japanese ...

Week Two - Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Week Two - Cape Town

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... in Salty Sea Dog, Simon's Town. Watched baboons chasing tourists with food and drinking Appletizer. Climbed to lighthouse at south western most point of Africa for stunning views. Saw first wild Ostrich's. Back to CT, booked Baz Bus to Durban, via ...

A few days in the Cape, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A few days in the Cape

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... at all. We landed at 7am on Thursday and headed straight for the hostel. For those who know the city, we're staying at Cape Town Backpackers, which is just off Kloof Street, by a restaurant called Greens and a Nandos, and about a 5minute walk down to all ...

Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... to score a ticket to Robben Island, which houses the prison built in the 1960's which housed political prisoners opposed to South Africa's system of apartheid. On the island the day I arrived, the weather was beautiful and sunny, giving a false ...

Onward to Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Onward to Cape Town

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... by her pool at an apartment complex that could rival any top building in NYC, LA or Miami, and it's in the heart of Cape Town (Mandela Rhodes Place).  We are immediately enthralled by this setting and we decided to join in the fun.  Turns out ...

Culture shock, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Culture shock

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... station, it was just like been back in the USA. Hotdogs, hamburgers and meat pies were all on the menu. South Africa seems to have an enormous variety of Cadbury's chocolate. They have whole shelves devoted to Cadbury's with flavourings such as ...

In the Beginning..., Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

In the Beginning...

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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... had that, some noodles and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. It was perfect and the whole bill came to £17.53. What a welcome to South Africa. Unfortunately the sun welcomed us a bit too vigorously and Steve got that pink, sun burnt look of a Brit abroad down ...

Western Cape Tour - Wine, Whales and Penguins, Western Cape, South Africa travel blog

Western Cape Tour - Wine, Whales and Penguins

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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So, picking up where we left off, we finished our five week road trip around South Africa and returned to Cape Town to rest, sort out a few things and visit a few museums. Suddenly six days had passed, and we decided to rent a car for another week to hit ...

Onto Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Onto Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... video when I get a bit more time. This afternoon we went to the meeting to chat about the next three weeks. We'll miss Cape Town but we can't wait to get going on our 21 day camping tour through Namibia, Botswana and up to Zimbabwe. Probably ...

Life is warm and sunny in Africa!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Life is warm and sunny in Africa!

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... than a dollar!) whereas in China and Nepal wine was either nonexistent or very expensive for bad wine from Great Wall vineyards. South Africa has incredibly fantastic peanut butter here too, amazing. The traffic here is like home, which is to say, ...

Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Peninsula

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... lighthouse does provide spectacular views of the nature reserve below. On to the Cape of Good Hope which IS the most south-westernly tip of Africa, the winds (gale-force) were incredible and I did nearly go flying along with one man's camera who had ...

Back to the Cape for a See You Later, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Back to the Cape for a See You Later

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... whether I saw baboons, zebras, penguins, rock dassies or ostrich the views were fantastic and the van full of fun folks. I hated to leave Africa, but was excited to head to Australia.....can't wait to come back to explore more of this amazing continent. ...

Shark diving on the 13th and Mama Africa's, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Shark diving on the 13th and Mama Africa's

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... have been a tiring experience as I don't think one person was awake on the minibus back to Cape Town. That evening we headed to a tourist restaurant, Mama Africa, where they play traditional music. The service was horrendous and the food was OK. I got ...

Final days and farewells, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Final days and farewells

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... old friend with whom I share so many school and varsity memories! A visit from Rich's cousin Ali brightened our very last morning in Cape Town. The weather had cooled down and the skies were grey - very apt for a sad day of farewells. And then, all ...

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