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 …

Shock to the system

A travel blog entry by deano-webby


... I guess we are used to them now! At least it's not a bloody truck! :) For those who are asking, we have emailed the places we are staying in the Philippines and they have advised that all is still well in the areas we are going to. I am sure we will have more to report once we are there. We aren't there for about 3 weeks so I guess there is some time to clean up... Well a little. It sounded quite bad! Deano & Webby - legs are hurting... Why would we do exercise on a holiday! ...

A plane ride, the coast line, and flightless birds

A travel blog entry by ahollingsworth


... general, South Africa and apartheid. One of the most interesting points he made was that Africa is one of the richest places on earth, based on resource such as gold and diamonds, but has the poorest people. He told us other stories about apartheid and the super modern history of South Africa. He was really interesting, but after a long day of sightseeing and listening we were all tired. I am too exhausted to think of any other details but I will update with tomorrow's ...

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 ...

Cape Town > Springbok> Fish River Canyon Namibia

A travel blog entry by mrsa


... moved. We had a lovely chalet built around the granite bolders, {a little like Matopo Hills in Zim} google Matopo Hills and Fish River Canyon Lodge and see the similarities. We spent a few hours by the pool and in it for a while, with views to die for. I also saw a little rock dassie {hyrax} feeding itself on the lawn a few feet away from where Mr A was relaxing in a lounger after his swim in the cool pool.
The beds, surrounded by mossie nets, ...

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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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