Koornhoop Manor Guest House

Wrench and Nuttal Rds., Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7925, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Observatory

The First Day

A travel blog entry by tabetha


The place I'm staying is called Koornhoop Manor House, and I heard the owner pronounce it once, and I'm not even going to try to transliterate it. It's apparently a restored Victorian. There's a big wall around the yard, which seems to be common here. The owner, Vic, is nice. On Sunday morning he asked me if I knew anything about Interlochen, which …

Addo and Karoo National Parks.

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... and calf elephants. I don't know how many, but they were right beside the road and kept popping out of the thorn bushes and walking across the road as if there was nobody there. In fact, there was a complete gridlock of vehicles stopped to look. We had elephants right outside the car window. We continued on to Hapoor waterhole and soon saw a lovely yellow mongoose, chomping away on dung beetles. A couple of jackals were foraging amongst the piles of elephant dung around the ...

Mother City

A travel blog entry by jodeebodee


... Once the video was over we got to get an introduction from Brian McFarland the expert shark guy who was part of the reason we choose the company. He showed us in a cut off cage how to hold on and dive down. We also got big jackets to try and cut the wind. Then we raced down to the boat and Christina and I made our way to the top deck. We were surrounded by a group of Americans who were all in South Africa for a wedding. We had about a 15 minute ride to where we would be ...

Cape Town, Wine Tasting and Cape Tour

A travel blog entry by kcullivan

... it in without feeling like I'm constantly on guard. I ended up buying a decoy purse and put unimportant items in it so that in the event I did get robbed I could hand someone my purse while keeping my money and credit cards on me. Surprisingly the super nice hostel was practically empty except for one gal from Canada who stayed in the dorm with me. Her name was Catherine and she was the only person I had met thus far who rubbed me the wrong way. I eventually tried to ...

Day 2

A travel blog entry by kollc


Today was a pretty good day. We met with some of the at SHAWCO coordinators the University of Cape Town. Lana is the person who we have been in contact with in setting up the trip. Jacki was another one of the leaders who will be giving us lectures throughout our stay. Lungesa is a guy who will be with us throughout our tours and during our placements in Manenberg. For our first lecture, we just talked about assumptions ...

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This hotel, located on Wrench and Nuttal Rds., Observatory, is near Lion's Head, District Six Museum, Bo-kaap, and Castle of Good Hope.
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