Aardvark Backpackers Hostel

Address: 319 Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the Sea Point area of Cape Town, is near Robben Island, District Six, Slave Lodge, and City Hall.
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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Robben Island

A travel blog entry by salmorton01 on Jul 24, 2015

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... the island for seven years. He says he is now one of a dying breed as obviously so many of the prisoners are no longer around. We get chatting and Derek quizzes him on how the minibus taxi system works and he is very informative.

At the island we hop on a bus and are given a tour of the island before taking a walking tour around the inside of the prison, past Nelson Mandela's cell. ...

I fought a penguin and my dinner with Charlize

A travel blog entry by bungaloo on Aug 10, 2014

14 photos

... the best bite of the night and certainly a contender for the best bite of the trip. Fourth course was Kingklip, a local whitefish (the one like but not actually from the aquarium) which was good but not the best bite of the night. Then came the waygu beef course. Now you probably know waygu by its more commercial name, kobe. Kobe beef comes from the island of Kobe in Japan but from waygu cows. The beef we ate tonight was from Australia so ...

Day 14 Cape Town and Table Mountain

A travel blog entry by roamed on Feb 25, 2014

15 photos

... A small coin pure made of ostrich for 150 rand ($15!) I asked the woman if she knew of anyone who would have a credit card case. She walked us over to another stall. He had exactly what I wanted - a purple ostrich credit care case - but he wouldn’t go down below 500 rand ($50) so I didn't buy it.

Next we got a cab to the water front to go to Robben Island. Just as we were going on to the bridge it closed to let in ...

Days 95 - 99: South Africa - The road to Cape Town

A travel blog entry by djmorton on Aug 13, 2013

129 photos

... secluding the city, Table Mountain, Lions Head and Devils Peak. Right in the heart of the city, 'the guide coming from our ear phones' shocks me when she says the Strand used to be waterfront, now it's in the middle of the city. Similar to Holland, the town was built on reclaimed land from the ocean, 400ha in fact. With a city this perfect it's nearly possible to miss the signs of a dark past. The racially separated amenities, District 6 and the slave lodge are pointed out. ...

Better safe than sorry

A travel blog entry by jenniferhousema on May 08, 2013

1 comment, 5 photos

... that she was a double amputee so she couldn't walk and didn't have a wheelchair because hers broke and wasn't able to replace it. After talking with her for awhile and admiring her 3 little cute grand babies, she kicked out some legs!!! WHAT the??! The care worker had had this patient for over a year and NEVER knew she had legs lol. She was a bigger lady who never used her legs so they were very skinny. Skinny enough to sit Indian style and ...