Afrique du Sud Backpackers

Cnr St Johns and Main Rds, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Cnr St Johns and Main Rds, Cape Town, is near Robben Island, District Six, Slave Lodge, and City Hall.
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    Travel Blogs from Cape Town

    The book: What time is the bus?

    A travel blog entry by the-rambler on Aug 04, 2014

    1 comment, 1 photo

    ... glossy, too expensive to print". (Basically, all cost put-downs). Then the amusing: "But the cover is black!! No, no. That picks up too many finger prints when on the stand in the bookshop."

    The classic retort was: "Is this a picture book or a travelogue?" When they ticked their boxes they did not have an option for a book of two genres. ... And there I was, thinking I was offering two for the price of one.

    I've had a couple ...

    The Adventure really begins

    A travel blog entry by charlottesmith on May 11, 2014

    1 photo

    ... nicer than I expected, which was a lovely surprise! I am in a room with 5 German girls, but 2 have also arrived today, are also 19, and are also staying 3 weeks, so we have a lot in common! Tomorrow we have a day of orientation, before the project begins on Tuesday. As the school days are from 8am - 1pm here, we will have the afternoons and weekends to explore the city on the brand new, super safe, ...

    Cape Town Part 1: Are We Still in Africa?

    A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne on Feb 13, 2014

    2 comments, 17 photos

    ... a leper colony, and served as a sort of punishment for Catholic priests who misbehaved (taking care of lepers wasn't exactly the best placement), and was also a common law prison. However from the 1950s to the early 1990s, the place was notorious for housing political dissidents, many of whom were not seen by the public for some time. I was very glad to see that the location was being utilized for a place of remembrance and education, and could only hope that the ...

    Mountains, Beaches, Cliffs, Penguins & Vineyards

    A travel blog entry by simonv on Jun 30, 2013

    28 photos

    ... his phone and began speaking his native language that consisted of clicks and tones that sounded like an African language that you would see depicted in movies. I never thought I would hear it in my taxi in the city. He explained that he was speaking Xhosa. My Irish friend and the driver had a great conversation about language and dialects. I know that this is a very small story but again it is the details ...

    It only takes two muscles to Smilies

    A travel blog entry by rescignt on May 01, 2013

    68 photos

    ... We made our way into the museum...bought little things...then made it back through the shacks into the government houses. As we passed through the trash covered streets we saw severed sheep heads and feet on a table and three women burning off the fur, boiling the heads in a garbage can and throwing the heads back on the table. I looked at Megan and Corey and we were going to try this. Waiting for the older man Jack in the group to try ...