Travel Blogs from Cape Town, South Africa

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Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Nov 24, Table Mountain We were supposed to meet them at the top.... the kids walking all the way up Table Mountain and us taking the cable car...as it turned out, it was so windy that the cable car was not running and so, it was ...

Sunny Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Sunny Cape Town

A travel blog entry by cdrewitz

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After two days in South Africa and a slightly red-tinged tan, we've managed to traverse Cape Town by foot, taxi, ferry and minibus. Thanks to my Teva sandals and Kevan's willingness to carry the daypack, yesterday was spent wondering around the city, ...

Out into the city, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Out into the city

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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What a great way to wake up - with views over a nice beach, the sea and Table Mountain.  Perfect with the sun shining, or should I say beating, down.  It was then time to formulate plans for the day, and after much debating (there really is ...

Sand + Wind = BAD COMBINATION, Simons Town, South Africa travel blog

Sand + Wind = BAD COMBINATION

A travel blog entry by cdrewitz

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... jerky, or Billotong (deer), fruit and chili jerky. They were EXCELLENT, yet again adding to our opinion of South African food! Caught the train back to Cape Town and on the way to the hostel we passed through yet again more markets...my poor wallet :) ...

Abandoned in Africa, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Abandoned in Africa

A travel blog entry by cdrewitz

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We are sitting in Ashanti Lodge, surrounded by hardwood floors and beautiful wooden staircases, all centered in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The dream is no longer untouchable, we're living it. After a fight with the airplane gods to actually ...

A Familiar, White Face, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

A Familiar, White Face

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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Alex is one of my closest friends from university. Currently, he is a volunteer teacher and research assistant in Cape Town. A few days ago, he picked me up from the airport and arranged a sleeping space for me on the floor of the house he is ...

Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... the Propeller , 7 minutes later we where on top at FL 110 but had a strong up to 40 KTS Headwind all the way to Cape Town. Nearing Joburg the Weather cleared but the wind remained and we stopped for Fuel In Bloemfontein asking the Re-Fueler if they had an ...

Table Moutain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Moutain

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Another lovely sunny day, and guess what- the shoulders look red, and an angry red at that!  So I slathered myself up in preparation for the mountain - Table Mountain.  The plan was to go up to the mountain, have a look around, get some good ...

Touch down SA, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Touch down SA

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Yay, final destination reached!!!!  Luggage came through on the carousel within seconds of us arriving there, fantastic, and we headed to the arrivals lounge to meet Uncle Michael, Karin and Lise.  It was great seeing them again, and there were ...

Sunsets and sharks, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Sunsets and sharks

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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... . This was a spectacular location to watch the evening sun clear the horizon. We enjoyed ice cream and panoramic views of the Cape. After eating a yummy dinner filled with health, I drifted off to sleep. The next day we went to the Two Seas Aquarium ...

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 ...

Settling in, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Settling in

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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... ) then managed a short visit with Dena and baby Irfaan before rushing to the airport to catch my flight to Cape Town. I feel really clear at the moment. South African Air is playing a gags and joke program on the TV making me cry gallons of tears from ...

Cape Point Pennisula, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Point Pennisula

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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... way up but I could feel the water, so powerful and awesome, churning below us. This is most southwestern part of Africa and you can sometimes see whales swimming just offshore. We are getting unseasonably temperate weather reminding me to Carpe Diem. All ...

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The "rainbow nation" 10 years later

A travel blog entry by bvrlymm

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... , to knowing which beach the penguins hang out at.  We are staying in an 8 bedroom heritage house on the beach at a town south of Cape Town called St. James. There are shops and cafes close by and the Indian Ocean pounds ashore just outside our door. ...

Farewell Cape Town, St. James, South Africa travel blog

Farewell Cape Town

A travel blog entry by bvrlymm

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... of friends gathered on Friday night to reconnect and meet "the Canadians". It was interesting to hear the locals talk about the new South Africa. While they try to be hopeful and supportive of the ANC government as it learns to govern, there are grave ...

Hair, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Hair

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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This is just a quick one to show my sis my new do. Hay Trina! 4 hours of blood sweat and tears...all i could hear was your voice in my head..."it hurts to be pretty" All is well and I am very much enjoying Cape Town. More ...

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by whereshegoes

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After much negotiation, we caught a taxi to Table Mountain where I took the cable car up. I perched up on a large cool rock overlooking the city, mountains, and sea. I attempted to meditate under the beaming sun unhindered by even the slightest ...

Why don't you get a real job?, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Why don't you get a real job?

A travel blog entry by fiandrob

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... and apartheid. Ireland's story was the strike that happened in Dunnes Stores when the checkout girls refused to sell oranges imported from South Africa which was the first embargo on South African goods in the world. God bless them. Those north side birds ...

Woodstock Cape Town  Explore, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Woodstock Cape Town Explore

A travel blog entry by sreyda

A sleep in morning. But we need to get groceries. Had to walk 20 min on busy street to get them. Bought many supplies so all of us were loaded with 2 or 3 bags. Not such a comfy walk back. However on the way we checked out a discount store and Tim made ...

21st century girl, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

21st century girl

A travel blog entry by charliek85

The rain has returned, and so my trip to Robben Island was cancelled; the ferry that operates the daily trips back and forth seems not to run with the slightest of temperamental weather. So a fairly quiet day compared with my last two. I set up ...

Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by steve.caroline

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Day 21 - Fri 19th Dec.  Down to Kalk Bay for lunch, which consisted of various seafoods and various vineyards.By the time lunch was over, late a.m.     Early evening we finally made it to Nick's, Jane & Doug's son, who ...

Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by steve.caroline

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Day 22 - Sat 20th Dec. Another day relaxing by the pool preparing ourselves for the reason we started this trip, Peta's 50th birthday party. In conjunction with Tony's 60th birthday ( Peta's brother-in-law ) the party was held in the 'Lifestyle Centre' ...

Township Tour of Langa, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Township Tour of Langa

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... people live there now in an area just over 1 square mile. So our guide gives us an overview of the history of South Africa before and after the apartheid. Here the townships are separate either for black people or coloured people the never live together, ...

Exploring the African Continent, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Exploring the African Continent

A travel blog entry by mariebee

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... me. I'll write more about joining up with the group of 23 other travellers wanting to discover more of Africa.. until then, here are some photos of Cape Town. For those worrying about me.. please know I'm in a MONSTER overland truck, in the company ...

Bloody BA Strikes.... grrrrr, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Bloody BA Strikes.... grrrrr

A travel blog entry by cazza_macca

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... .  The bay also has a lovely sandy beach and lots of seafood restaurants so a good place to go for a lunch time visit out of Cape Town. That afternoon I went back to the homework club as I got a lift to Hout Bay from Kevin as it is near the school so ...

Welcome to the Mother City, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Welcome to the Mother City

A travel blog entry by lauren_and_tony

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After a 30 + hour journey through Sao Paolo, Brazil, then Doha, Qatar, we finally landed in Cape Town, South Africa. Tony spent a year living here 9 years ago and was eager to return to great friends and beautiful places.  When we arrived at the ...

Home again, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Home again

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

... of the world (as we did in Victoria Falls); we made a new friend (George) and discovered new places in a new city (Cape Town) and even felt a connection with the spirit of a great man and his comrades.  I count myself fortunate and privileged ...

1st. Day, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

1st. Day

A travel blog entry by maxonthemove

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... an extraordinary view over The bay with many hotels and the stadium ,the new addition to the many amazing buildings that make up Cape Town, mapped out below us. After a snooze, we ventured down Into the busy maze of attractions and restaurants below. The ...

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

Edinburgh to Cape Town

A travel blog entry by supersazza

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... again missed the connection and took the scenic route from Edinburgh via Frankfurt, onto Jo'burg, then finally arriving in Cape Town.  I was eventually reunited with my bag 15 hours later, and even though customs had clearly searched the bag, I ...

Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by becs

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Arrived in Cape Town in the middle of winter but the cool air was a welcome relief after spending 11 hours on a noisy over-heated plane, the flight only made tolerable by watching Roberto Benigni in Night on Earth. The first thing that struck me as we ...

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