Guesthouse LaRachelle

8 Somerset Street, Swellendam, Western Cape, 6740, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Swellendam

Bontebok National Park

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... us a view of most of the park. There were four Cape Zebra below us, a long way off but we have good binoculars. One of them was a small foal. They were taking turns to roll around on their backs in a dust bath, sending up great clouds of dust into the clear blue sky. We also saw plenty of Bontebok and a few Grysbok. We continued along the gravel road to the river, where we undertook a very hot and gruelling walk through scrub at the riverside. Absolutely no birds on ...

The first week.

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... north in a dead straight line for ever, through an apparently empty landscape. Some of it was vegetated sand dunes, the rest presumably what they call Fynbos Scrub, a dry vegetation Kingdom that is unique in the world to the Cape region. (You can tell I spent yesterday afternoon in the botanical gardens, can't you!) There is so much space in this a native of an overcrowded island such as Britain it is staggering. We reached the West Coast National Park gate a couple ...

Sick in Swellendam

A travel blog entry by stevehumphreys


Swellendam, a three hour bus ride from Stellenbosch, is one of those places which at first sight make you want to run after the bus and shout 'I've changed my mind!'. The centre of town was a really ugly street, really hot and dusty. Luckily, continuing down the road a kilometre or so you reach the older part of town, green and pleasant with plenty of old Cape Dutch architecture. Turned out to be a really nice hostel here as well, on the ...

Quick update from the middle of SA

A travel blog entry by doninthemtns

Just spent three nights camping in this incredible place called Cederberg in the middle of South Africa...and then did four hours drive to Montagu for another night of camping.. Driving back to Cape Town today. Will update further when time or energy ...


A travel blog entry by chrisnicolehall


... put something in the card holder of the ATM, the two guys behind us were "offering to help us" when they saw that the debit card would not enter the machine. Nicole was getting a little stressed as she thought her card was stuck in the machine. Not so. As the guys were milling about us, one likely took her card out of the card holder while another guy was telling her that she needed to re-enter her code to ...

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