The King's Place
Travel Blogs from Hout Bay
... We started the adventure on the Western side of the peninsula on the False Bay Coast. We visited Simon's Town and Boulder’s Beach’s cute colony of African penguins. The famous naval base of Simon's Town is situated on False Bay about halfway down the length of the Cape Peninsula. During the Second World War many heavy guns were dug into ...
... whilst boarding. They work very well when taken before sleep… but not ideal to take before a 12 hour shift at work as Fatima recently discovered, taking one by mistake instead of an antihistamine!
After settling into our hotel we set out in the hot and sunny weather to the 'V&A Waterfront'. Here we enjoyed wandering the harbour, watching lazy seals sleep and listening to lively African bands. References to Nelson Mandela pop up everywhere you go and ...
... she said or if that was what she actually said so I asked her to repeat herself. She repeated exactly what I thought I heard. I looked at her, got on the bus and didn't say a word. We didn't leave until about 5 minutes later when everyone was on board. The strange thing was when we arrived to CT, she announced over the loud speaker in the sweetest voice how happy she was to have served us and God bless us and left us with a whole slew of other religious blessings ...
... going all around it and taking pictures! I later found out that it was the first solid lighthouse structure built on the South African coast! Interesting facts!
Across the street from where we stood was the west gate entrance to the Green Point Park! Curiosity got the best of me and within seconds, I was rapidly crossing the street with Michel being already ahead of me!
... my gear off in my room, the Beach House, I went up to the hostel’s roof top bar to check out the “scene”. There I find some guys hosting a DJ/House music internet radio show while others lounged around on bean bag chairs and futons. Pretty cool! Not my style of music but I openly admit that I got into it and might even find myself downloading some of that genre. Now I am a pretty social guy but I did find this crowd a little tricky to break into ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting