Travel Blogs from Cape Town, South Africa

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Penultimate blog, Cape town and good hope, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Penultimate blog, Cape town and good hope

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... was prime city center real estate forcing everyone to the city outskirts and into shanty town / townships. Our final night in Cape town was spent eating a Thai meal in the flashy and new harbour side development. We sat at our table facing Table ...

Out of Africa...final comments and travel tips, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Out of Africa...final comments and travel tips

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... have ever seen, all with modern facilities and many of which also have bars, restaurants, and affordable private rooms as well. South Africa and Namibia in particular have lots of small guesthouses, B and B's, and hostels(referred to as "Backpackers") ...

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Meet "Barney the wonder Fiat"

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Saturday 21st April - Cape Town Today we decided to hire a car for the next 24 days to get us from Cape Town up to Durban. We got the smallest car they had which was a little 2 door Fiat, we named him Barney. We went to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens ...

Sundowners, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Sundowners

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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A sundowner: Probably one of the greatest soul refreshing tradition practised in the Southern African countries every night is between the hours of 5 to 7 pm.   I know that at this moment, some minds are veering in that little ...

Day 16-18: Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Day 16-18: Cape Town

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... decided to go for a meal instead). Then I might go back to the house party and hit the bars again. Tomorrow is wine tour and Saturday I fly back to Joburg for a night. South Africa is almost coming to and end..... :O( But Oz is round the corner!! ...

The last continent before home, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

The last continent before home

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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... moments where it's a case of who is watching who, but after checking each other out we each headed our own way. Back in Cape Town, I've been wandering the city a bit more and doing a few chores before heading to Jo'burg tomorrow to meet the others ...

Tweede Nuwe Jaar Cape Minstrel Parade, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Tweede Nuwe Jaar Cape Minstrel Parade

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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A taste of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A taste of South Africa

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... ! It alone is a reason to come here. Although we've had almost 10 days here, we're sad to go and feel like we've barely scratched the surface of Cape Town, not to mention South Africa. But the trip moves on, and we're off to France! ...

We deserve a holiday, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

We deserve a holiday

A travel blog entry by idarich

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What better excuse to extend our break from reality than Mom's 60th birthday? We landed in Cape Town just before midnight on Saturday 18 March. Dad collected us; he'd been strict instructions to keep our arrival secret from Mom, so in the car on the way ...

Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by hess

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... to Gabs to do a bit more work for Botswana Harvard before continuing to Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Whilst in Cape Town I also managed to catch up with a former work colleague from Andersen/ Deloitte days, Alison Blair, who was over from ...

The Fairest Cape, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

The Fairest Cape

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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First stop on our friendship tour was Cape Town, to catch up with our dear friends Jamie and Monique who also coincidently lived in Dubai for many years. Our trip from the airport to Blouberg was typical to what most first time visitors ...

Cape Town: The Mother City, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town: The Mother City

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... , and then catch a ride home with her at night. What did I do for my entire time in Cape Town? Eat. Eat a lot. After a year in Africa, countless portions of beans and rice, and chicken and chips, frankly I went a little crazy with the options ...

P P P Pick up a Penguin!, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

P P P Pick up a Penguin!

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Seeing mum again, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Seeing mum again

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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After hiring the car, I drove to the Vineyard Hotel. My mum was in room 225. I walked up the stairs and knocked on the door. I heard a movement inside and then the door opened. There she was. My mum. And it felt like we had never been apart. It was ...

Conference Time at the IUATLD, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Conference Time at the IUATLD

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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With 3,000 delegates there was a lot of noise about tuberculosis. My job was straight forward enough. Talk about bovine tuberculosis. Make a poster and sell the concept of animal-to-human transmission. And it worked well. It was nice to hear the ...

A night out in Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A night out in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... re-build infrastructure, health and education services. Looking around the room, people were glued to the debate. But surrounding Cape Town are thousands of informal settlements, filled with people desperate for work, hospitals and schools. For some, ...

Penguins Bite, Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa travel blog

Penguins Bite

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... the coastline one way or the other. Go right and you end up in Cape Town, go left and you don't! The western cape of South Africa is stunningly beautiful. It is like a completely different world tacked on to the bottom of the continent. The air is ...

Boulders Bay, Simon's Town, South Africa travel blog

Boulders Bay

A travel blog entry by myjob

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Boulders Bay is famous in Cape Town for its penguins. So, for a day trip I decided to take the train to Simons Town and see it for myself. I was shocked to see how cheap the rail is in SA. For 13rand (less than 3 dollars) I was able to get a return ...

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by myjob

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If you are planning on visiting Cape Town climbing Table Mountain is a must. There are many routes to travel up (cable car included), but I chose the Skelton gorge. The path way to the gorge starts in a breathtaking Garden at the Base of Table Mountain ...

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

Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope

A travel blog entry by myjob

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The next morning I was off for Simon¡¦s Town again. After my train ride I was off to unload my backpack and ready to Bike to Cape point with Rebecca and Linus. When I arrived at the Backpackers they had found a ride and saved us the 7 hr uphill, into ...

Beaches for breakfast at the end of the continent, Cape Point, South Africa travel blog

Beaches for breakfast at the end of the continent

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Mounting Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Mounting Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Waiting on the weather in Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Waiting on the weather in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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It was deja vu all over again.  Haven't we been here before?  The day we arrived in Cape Town was absolutely beautiful.  Unfortunately our camera battery had died, making it impossible to take advantage of the afternoon to ascend Table ...

Between the Lion's head and the Atlantic, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Between the Lion's head and the Atlantic

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... generous, positive, welcoming and fun!  We had a blast.   We will forever cherish our memories of South Africa and we all fell in love with Cape Town.  It was a teary departure. We do hope to return.   Must-do's in/around Cape ...

Day 18-21: Cape Town/Joburg, Cape Town / Joburg, South Africa travel blog

Day 18-21: Cape Town/Joburg

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... email....cheers.... Rentia and Nico picked me up from the backpackers and took me to a fantastic restaurant on a hilltop overlooking Cape Town - can't remember the name unfortunately :O( But the view was spectacular as it was just after sunset (we did ...

Another Manic Week, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Another Manic Week

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... to some crazy Kenyans - three young-white-posh-english-accent-kite-surfing-girls, who were leaving the following day on a trip home from Cape Town to Diani Beach in Southern Kenya. They were going to do it in a 1978 Mercedes 300D - with a 2 page list of ...

Noshing in Muizenburg, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Noshing in Muizenburg

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Sometimes worlds collide. Here was mum in South Africa, and Lizzie my pal of many years dining together with my South African friend Helen (whom I met in the Gambia) in Muizenburg. The fish was very nice, and I ate as much salad as I could manage before ...

Just Manipulating the Map, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Just Manipulating the Map

A travel blog entry by jose

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Yeah...just want the map to reflect that we made it to South Africa, even if it doesn't have all our African countries. I'm a geek, I know... Did I mention we saw whales in Hermanus. If I remember correctly they were humpback. And super cool. ...

Mzungu Migration - Africa Safari (part II), Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Mzungu Migration - Africa Safari (part II)

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... driving to Tzaneen in South Africa. Nothing too special that day. (Ya, at this point I'm getting tired of typing.) Continue through South Africa with stops at Blyde's River Canyon and God's Window. It was all foggy and rainy at God's Window so we ...

Mandela's Island, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Mandela's Island

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... then questions related to the respective country. I was impressed when he told a story based on a historical link between South Africa and Turkey. Wasn't aware of such a link... In the 18th Century, the Dutch brought in a Muezzin (Islamic ...

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