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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 :) ...

Wine country, Breede River DC, South Africa travel blog

Wine country

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... up call. Our Belgian Host Jacqueline had an good Breakfast ready , we soon where on our way to the Wharf and Marketplace in Cape Town. Lots of little Restaurant , all kind of Shopping and Entertainment is offered on the old renovated Wharf which is now an ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by agimpels

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... we did get back to the upper cable car station the clouds lifted and the view was beyond anything I've seen before.  Cape Town spread out below, Robben Island sitting isolated from the mainland and the waterfront!  We had no idea Cape Town had ...

First thoughts, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

First thoughts

A travel blog entry by jatty

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... vaunted blog. I don't anticipate having too much to say until I reach Australia and start the serious travelling.  I have been to Cape Town so many times before and have 'done ' all the touristy things some more than once so will not be doing much ...

Wow i'm finally here the flight went ..., Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Wow i'm finally here the flight went ...

A travel blog entry by benzlife

... occupants as yet). A quick shower and it was straight out into Cape Town to get some food and to do some essential shopping. Cape Town is the same strange mix of western and african culture as I remember from my last visit. Some parts feel really run ...

Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... the same way it had been back them. Idiots. From here it was back to the harbour and onto the last ferry back to Cape Town. We met Leesa & Jess and went to a Cuban restaurant near their hotel where they cooked the perfect steak, it was ...

West Coast Tour, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

West Coast Tour

A travel blog entry by capetown

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... few small, lonely islands, battered by the relentless sea. Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, one of the largest coastal wetlands in South Africa with over 200 species of birds. SANCCOB, the world famous rescue centre for coastal Birds. Bloubergstrand - ...

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

Back to Cape Town

A travel blog entry by wrlondon

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South Africa's not so distant shocking past, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

South Africa's not so distant shocking past

A travel blog entry by wrlondon

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Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape of Good Hope

A travel blog entry by sirnick

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... few of us who wanted to go badly enough to risk seasickness.  The rest of us went to Boulders Beach, just south of Simon's Town, to see the penguin colony.  The penguins were a little disappointing.  Although we found numerous penguins, ...

Bottle of Wine, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Bottle of Wine

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... promise, and we pick up a Shiraz and a pinotage (and yes, at wholesale prices). Now it’s on to the N11 and south to Cape Town.  We travel through a 4 km. (2.5 m.) long tunnel through the Huguenot Mountains north and west of Cape Town.  ...

I made it!, Cape Town , South Africa travel blog

I made it!

A travel blog entry by 123donal

... , a renovation project bringing life and affluence to the old docklands area.   For one of the last nights in Africa and more specifically Cape Town I opted for dinner in the rather plush 'Opal lounge' situated just off Long Street. This utopia in the ...

Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Cape Town

A travel blog entry by izzie

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Have you ever seen a great white, Richard?!, Cape Town, South Africa travel blog

Have you ever seen a great white, Richard?!

A travel blog entry by richsarasloper

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8th Nov Spent the day driving around the Cape Penninsular with Gary and Jackie who were sharing the cost of the care and petrol.Saw spectacular views of bays along the coastal route, such as Clifton, Camps Bay, Hout Bay & Nordhoek and stopped to take ...

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