Dolphin Dunes Guesthouse

Buxton Close, Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa | Hotel
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Backpacking Detour on the Garden Route

A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne


... locations, and they drive right to the doorstep of your hostel, with most of these hostels being located along the southern coast of South Africa. Essentially, when you're leaving your hostel in Cape Town via Baz Bus, they pick you up, throw your backpack into their towed trailer, and then drop you off at whatever location you've requested, typically right at the front door of your hostel. I've seen smaller iterations of this kind of service in the ...


A travel blog entry by heatherandpaul


We left Kruger Park and drove through spectacular rolling landscapes to the SA capital of Pretoria, where we briefly saw the impressive main parliament building and presidential residence. We then carried on to Johannesburg airport for our third and last time where we boarded a plane for Port Elizabeth on the southern coast.

Our only night in P.E. was spent in a hotel on the Indian Ocean. Of course we had to dip our toes in the ocean in the morning before leaving ...


A travel blog entry by stevehumphreys


... township, rather than be the only black family in a white neighbourhood in town. Seems a bit of a shame to me that people stay divided by race like this, another sign that despite apartheid ending twenty years ago, real integration is still a distant prospect.

Most people here speak Xhosa as their first language, but the schools (which are quite new and well equipped - plenty of computers and internet access) teach in ...

Final destinations

A travel blog entry by shanam6m


... where I would meet Lilian. We had planned back when we were at the orphanage together to do the Garden Route (an area along the southern coast of South Africa), and had finally set a date to see one another.
I arrived at the Beach House first. This hostel had been recommended to me by many and surely the view was the reason why. We couldn't have asked for a better view. The ocean was right there in front of us...stunning. I ...

The Racial Divide

A travel blog entry by amandip


... enough people taking a second look at us, that we felt a little awkward. We did see one other coloured couple once we got inside and they were clearly tourists. Coming from a city as multi-cultural as Toronto this may have been an even bigger shock to us than most, but it was still quite surprising. According to our trusty(?) friends at Wikipedia, Cape Town is made up of 80% coloured citizens. This stat makes it even ...

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This hotel, located on Buxton Close, Wilderness, is near Afrikaans Language Monument, Nederburg, and Boland Kelder.
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