Travel Blogs from Grahamstown, South Africa

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the run-around (thanks to fine hosts and drivers), Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

the run-around (thanks to fine hosts and drivers)

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... was another students' thing, the Green Race, a sponsored walk for the environment, people dressed up in funny clothes, a friendly event. Grahamstown, was as pleasant as I remembered, there's a lot going on there and Jock and Kary are very much part of ...

Now We Are REALLY In Africa, Grahamstown/Wild Coast, South Africa travel blog

Now We Are REALLY In Africa

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... appreciate the connection during hikes through beautiful forests with huge trees and pretty waterfalls - some of the only virgin forest left in South Africa. One day we went for a three-hour hike with all five of Away with the Fairies's dogs. They led ...

cheer and charm - talk and tinsel, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

cheer and charm - talk and tinsel

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... realise you are in South Africa. When we are huddling by the central heating, guzzling baked potatoes, roast turkey and Brussels sprouts, South Africa is having a Christmas braai on the beach! So here's to my South African friends, enjoy, enjoy - I shall ...

On the road, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

On the road

A travel blog entry by thealfers

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... navigation skills of bus drivers, ferry captains and train drivers to rely on.   At the moment we are relaxing and recharging in Grahamstown at Casa del Alfers before heading off to Durban by the Sea tomorrow for a few days. We then have a bus ...

History of Corrie, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

History of Corrie

A travel blog entry by london_to_ct

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... Courier Double Cab bakkie and the endless enjoyment and adventure one family have got out of it. She is well known in Grahamstown as Amabakkiebakkie but also affectionately known as Corrie by close friends and family. The Ford was ordered new from the ...

Big cat day and even a black...., Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Big cat day and even a black....

A travel blog entry by travellingadam

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... most around the world route possible and got me lost twice! It is probably very useful if you know the area or if roads and signs in south Africa but it didn’t do me any help! I had to get there is pure luck! I get there and it doesn’t not ...

Lions, ellie and last day, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Lions, ellie and last day

A travel blog entry by travellingadam

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... we are all packing. Tomorrow is going to be hectic. I am doing a game drive, seeing the community development, seeing a lodge and then my 25 hour trip home! If I don’t blog tomorrow I will from Belfast. Night night south Africa – I love ...

SCOTLAND ODYSSEY : SCENIC FOOTSTEPS, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

SCOTLAND ODYSSEY : SCENIC FOOTSTEPS

A travel blog entry by jockmcconn

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SCOTLAND ODYSSEY :  SCOTLAND BECKONS, Grahamstown - Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg, South Africa travel blog

SCOTLAND ODYSSEY : SCOTLAND BECKONS

A travel blog entry by jockmcconn

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... any journal, is to record, faithfully, my movements from A (Grahamstown) and back to A (Grahamstown). Waking up at home in Grahamstown this morning – actually even in the last hour or two of my slumbers prior to getting up – I was beset with ...

AN ODYSSEY RE-LIVED, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

AN ODYSSEY RE-LIVED

A travel blog entry by jockmcconn

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It's almost a year since I headed off for an amazing couple of weeks in the Highlands of Scotland and I've just re-lived the experience reviewing my blog to convert it into book form with the help of the amazing Sharedbook facility on ...

GRAHAMSTOWN.  IT'S MY KIND-A TOWN., Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

GRAHAMSTOWN. IT'S MY KIND-A TOWN.

A travel blog entry by jockmcconn

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Grahamstown celebrates its bi-centenary in 2012, making it one of the oldest towns in South AfricaGrahamstown is small but its a city because it has a cathedral.  As most cathedrals seem to do, our cathedral, the Cathedral of ...

I love my life - more from Africa, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

I love my life - more from Africa

A travel blog entry by crossin_oceans

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Hey all, ok before I start, as you have probably  figured out, Africa's Internet service sucked, so I am back tracking... slowly, sorry... right now I am in Italty and miss home and Africa... so I'd love to hear from you... you'll here about my ...

weekend in hogsback, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

weekend in hogsback

A travel blog entry by hannahvaughan

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We had an interesting week in school in which we learnt a lot about the African organizational skills! We spent Thursday and Friday sorting clothes, food and stationery in the stock cupboard, although I think it's fair to say we still have a long way to ...

Transkei, Morgan Bay and Grahamstown, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Transkei, Morgan Bay and Grahamstown

A travel blog entry by jaxandscott

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... ! We spent the following day on the beach - until the wind started blowing - and then by the pool before setting off for Grahamstown in the late afternoon. The reason for the stop in Grahamstown was to spend a couple of days with Jax's step mum, ...

sports day, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

sports day

A travel blog entry by hannahvaughan

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There were no lessons today instead a kind of sports day for the kids to try out in lots of different running events for the school team who'll be competing against other schools this Friday. Considering they only started school a week ago it seemed a ...

Lions & Tigers & Fun OH MY!!!, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Lions & Tigers & Fun OH MY!!!

A travel blog entry by kkb-myadventure

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After killing some time waiting for our ride by writing postcards, we finally saw our pick up sign for Kwantu.  We walked to the vehicle and as soon as we saw it was a seven passenger van, it was already so much different than African Dawn, no one ...

Addo park op weg naar Port Elisabeth, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Addo park op weg naar Port Elisabeth

A travel blog entry by bootjes

Vanmorgen om half zeven de wekker, om 7.00 uur ontbijten en om 7.45 uur vertrokken met de bus richting Port Elizabeth. Ook vandaag weer een behoorlijke rit in de bus. Onderweg weer veel moois gezien. Na een koffiestop en plasstop weer verder richting ...

TUNNEL VISION, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

TUNNEL VISION

A travel blog entry by jockmcconn

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It's one of the earliest railway tunnels in South Africa lying just west of Grahamstown on the now disused Alicedale line. It splices through a not very prominent hill adjacent to the so-called "Highlands Road" at a spot known as Waainek at the top of the ...

day 2, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

day 2

A travel blog entry by hannahvaughan

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So we went to school first thing today. School begins at 8 when the kids arrive they're fed a multi-vitamin porridge before lessons at 8.30. They follow the same curriculum as other schools and all teaching from the 3rd grade upwards is done in English, ...

week 2, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

week 2

A travel blog entry by hannahvaughan

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... weekend enjoying the sun at the beach on Saturday and in grahamstown in Sunday when we went to the oldest baptist church in south Africa and met some lovely people including some students our own age (though much to our disappointment there was no gospel ...

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THE "OH, SHIT!" TOUR

A travel blog entry by jockmcconn

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... or vice versa and we are quite often visited by overseas family or friends of overseas family who are travelling in South Africa. As I'm a Grahamstown enthusiast and quite well-read on local history and the history of the area, I'm called upon to show ...

back to work, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

back to work

A travel blog entry by hannahvaughan

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Apologies for the few weeks of silence. I've been cooped up in my room with various illnesses and didn't think it'd make for a very good read. But I'm back to full health now and have got a busy few weeks lined up. We spent or weekend in Kenton on sea ...

Kwandwe for a Magic South African experience!, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Kwandwe for a Magic South African experience!

A travel blog entry by astonesthrow

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Fourth visit and still special for sure.  Kwandwe Game Reserve is situated about 20km's from Grahamstown and is so easily accessible by road that it makes for a lovely mid-year treat, usually round my birthday of course and what better way to be ...

Kichaka  Lodge, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Kichaka Lodge

A travel blog entry by reisender

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Week Five, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Week Five

A travel blog entry by 3rdtimehappy

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... Xhosa peoples, and the arriving Europeans, and ending with the Anglo-Boer war. We learned a lot about South Africa in this short stay in Grahamstown, and left feeling for the locals whose lives are certainly still complicated by the complex history of ...

Kwantu South Africa!!, Sidbury Plains, South Africa travel blog

Kwantu South Africa!!

A travel blog entry by nims

My second project was on a big 5 game reserve about 1 hour east of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The general setup for the days was to do 2 hours of work at 7.30 before breakfast then 3 hours of work before lunch at 13.00 then 2 1/2 hours of ...

week 3, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

week 3

A travel blog entry by hannahvaughan

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As well as seeing the  troubled side of some of the students at amasango and the daily struggles for Jane and her staff against violence and drugs we've also had the pleasure of experiencing some true  talents and watching the children enjoying ...

Chill town, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Chill town

A travel blog entry by dandies

There seems to no longer be a backpackers here, so spent ages going round trying to negociate a good price for a room in one of the numerous empty hotels. One savvy manager finally asked us what we wanted to pay (R300!) and agreed to half the room rate ...

Onto a New Adventure, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

Onto a New Adventure

A travel blog entry by franwhipp

09.10.13 Hi guys! So on to the next step of my adventure! This time I'm in the Southern part of South Africa in an area called 'Grahamstown’, about an hour and a half north of Port Elizabeth, on a Game Reserve called ‘Kwantu’. The ...

The Gaol in Grahamstown, Grahamstown, South Africa travel blog

The Gaol in Grahamstown

A travel blog entry by dani.bora

So much fun that night at the ...

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