Travel Blogs from Cape Town, South Africa

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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 ...

Christmas on the Cape, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Christmas on the Cape

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... more like San Francisco than their preconceived notions of Africa. Over the last few days, we have explored downtown Cape Town, gone to the most southwestern tip of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, taken in a little culture at the Cape Town City Ballet, ...

Big Noise @Big Blue Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Big Noise @Big Blue Backpackers

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Friday 20th April - Johannesburg to Cape Town Another early wakeup call and off to the airport at 7am. Our flight didn't leave til 11 o'clock so we had a couple of hours wait at the airport. We arrived in Cape Town around 1pm. When we went to get our ...

Kirsenbosch, Spiers and Stellenbosch in the rain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Kirsenbosch, Spiers and Stellenbosch in the rain

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... of the area. When the rain eased off a bit we wondered over to a cafe where I tried the Rooibos tea, this is a speciality South African tea that is very tasty.. After our tea break we headed out to see the gardens proper. Fynbos is one of the ...

UPDATE:  My Book is Finished!!!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

UPDATE: My Book is Finished!!!

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... , Ghana November: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Southern Africa (5) December: Congo, DRC, Angola, Namibia, South Africa   If anyone has any advice about or contacts in the above 52 countries, please let ...

Cape Town - Home Sweet Home, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town - Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... (short of a mugging or an accident, was to contract Malaria, and as I write this on the bus, one hour from Cape Town, two hours late, I have been sweating profusely and shivering without reason, randomly falling asleep and waking up dazed and confused. ...

Around Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Around Cape Town

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... Long Street where all the action is.    Here are some of the highlights of our stay in Cape Town:   V&A Waterfront We also thought the V&A Waterfront resembles Pier 39 in San Francisco.  Lots ...

Bus Around Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Bus Around Town

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We took one of those "City Bus Tours" that you can get on and off as you like. We started early in the morning and went all day walking and taking pictures. It was a full day of great fun. Enjoy the ...

Busy Day - V&A, Robben Island and Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Busy Day - V&A, Robben Island and Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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... tour of the cells by a former prisoner which is also pretty hard hitting. I had no knowledge about the politics or history of South Africa and after the visit I now know perhaps, a little more but I still don't really understand it but what the trip ...

Jackass Penguins and the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Jackass Penguins and the Cape of Good Hope

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Click here for Cape Town photos Today we rented a car, very cheap, $25 including insurance! We drove down passed the beautiful Camp's Bay and down to the penguins at Boulders Beach. That was pretty cool and we spend a good hour there checking out ...

Excellent World Of Birds and Khaya Nyama, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Excellent World Of Birds and Khaya Nyama

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... course was springbok, croc, eland and ostrich. I have to say I loved the springbok, it was so tender it fell from the bone. Eland was also a nice steaky meat. If you ever go to Cape Town check out this place and give Mama Africa a miss. ...

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

Fly to Cape Town

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Charlotte goes green. Table Mountain and Zula, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Charlotte goes green. Table Mountain and Zula

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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Last night we sat downstairs in the courtyard and met three great guys (Calvin, Andy and Dave) who just would not let me buy any drinks, do we look that poor already? Not wanting to complain we took up their offer and had a drink with them. We then all ...

End of the road! 60,000km to the World Cup Final!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

End of the road! 60,000km to the World Cup Final!

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... drone and buzz now known to all who have watched a World Cup football game on television. The Blue Bulls beat the Stormers of Cape Town. South African rugby is at the top of the world. And it is being played in Soweto. Things have changed, some much for ...

Decisions Decisions, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Decisions Decisions

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... my mind four times with regards to transport options for the initial segment of my journey: First I was going to fly Kulula.com from Cape Town to Johannesburg for R499. Then I decided to take a 20 hour City to City bus for R290. That wasn't good ...

two fine zulus and a maladjusted mama, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

two fine zulus and a maladjusted mama

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... I am feeling more and more at home, in spite of my incomprehension. Enough, I am knackered, but looking forward to a day in Cape Town tomorrow and then onwards to Namibia and further........god, I am lucky. I am, and grateful for all I am experiencing. ...

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

Week One - Cape Town

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... ;A Waterfront Shopping Complex. It took every student's union in the UK to name a large room after Nelson Mandella for South Africa to reciprocate. Strange choice of Posh and old geezer from Fools and Horses. Another outstanding meal at Vindees, also ...

hulle is snaaks, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

hulle is snaaks

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... women, at least in public; it helps pave the way - seems to work. Mind you, I wasn't really aware of this until South Africa. I thought people would walk right through me there, but they smiled as they approached; standing in line at a buffet the man ...

To the Cape, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

To the Cape

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... masses of big boulders, it was a really beautiful place. We then got in the car and headed to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwestern point of South Africa. We parked the car and walked up the steep steep hill up to the top to the Light House. ...

Allergic to Africa, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Allergic to Africa

A travel blog entry by basa1126

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... we needed to share and reflect on what we are doing so that everyone could have a better understanding about Nederburg and about South Africa. I have a little different perspective than Dan... partly because this is my third time here and it's not so ...

The Long Truck Journey to Freedom, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

The Long Truck Journey to Freedom

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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Day 39 out of 41 and we finally make it into South Africa. We camped at the rather ugly fishing village of Lamberts Bay - together with the smell of hundreds of Cape Gannett and the odd dead seal. And for our last night under canvas it also chucked it ...

A travel partner and a sunset cruise, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A travel partner and a sunset cruise

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... the hostel. We headed down to a very nice deli, with crap service where I got my best latte since arriving in Cape Town together with a nice custard pastry. We had a quick wander around the waterfront at Alfred and Victoria docks and watches ...

"Braai Brekkie Will Change Your Life"

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... realities of what it's like to be a South African today, whatever one's race. I still absolutely adore South Africa, and would happily live in Cape Town, which I think is one of the most beautiful, world-class cities on the planet. Plus I love my new ...

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... put a halt to the plans. By 1912, with a strong desire to gain easy access to the top of Table Mountain, the Cape Town City Council commissioned an engineer to investigate the various options of transport to the top. Since it's opening in 1929, ...

Hey, Check Out the Line on the Map!, Cape Town/Garden Route, South Africa travel blog

Hey, Check Out the Line on the Map!

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... various travel agents - real life and online - we found a hard to pass up price on a flight from Buenos Aires to Cape Town, South Africa. So, June 22 we found ourselves at the Buenos Aires airport feeling like we'd reached a pretty important moment in our ...

Testing, Testing - Will it work?, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Testing, Testing - Will it work?

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... rearrange my pack - it's too wide for narrow train doors.  It was an uneventful six hour, 3rd class, R40 train to Cape Town.  I scribbled notes about my last week while eating bread, fruit, and boiled eggs from my teapot.  The iPod, Sudoku ...

Photography - Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Photography - Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

A travel blog entry by dcm

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Photography - Aaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhh!   I have no more journalism lectures! Just several exams to go and then I'm a (qualified) journalist. I've been stressing over my photographic equipment.  My kit weighs 15 kg and I have to sling the ...

Bloubergstrand, jumping from cliffs and beer, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Bloubergstrand, jumping from cliffs and beer

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... bay to Bloubergstrand. This is where most of the postcard pictures are taken of Table Mountain and it gives a truly spectacular view of Cape Town from across the bay. Took the motorway again and got away with it. That afternoon I'd arranged to go ...

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