Castle Street Backpackers

57 Castle St, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

We made it! (just)

A travel blog entry by charlottesmith

... Namibia, we felt like we had reached the home straight - ahead of us was South Africa, with excellent roads, good campsites, and a vaguely efficient border. How wrong we were.

For some unknown reason, the truck we were travelling in is British registered. This proved a problem as it is therefore not allowed to carry passengers in South Africa. The plan was that another Acacia truck would come up from Cape Town and meet us at the border and then take us back down. ...

Cape Town, South Africa

A travel blog entry by peteranderica


... 26C but was forecast to rise to about 31C. After going through the city, the bus headed out on a very scenic ride around Table mountain and the views were magnificent. We arrived at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens after about twenty five minutes. They are situated about eight miles from Cape Town on the eastern slopes of Table mountain and are regarded as the second best botanical gardens in the world. We do not know which are regarded as the best, but for scenery alone ...

Beautiful beaches

A travel blog entry by shamiandlauren


... and beautiful view of Noordhoek Beach. Unfortunately we did not make it into Cape Point Park before close at 1800 :( So we had to turn around and make the hour drive back. We were able to view the tail end of the sunset at the Twelve Apostles for dinner. The food was excellent and the sunset beautiful. We are excited about our Cape Town wine tour ...

It's impossible to go to the Cape of Good Hope

A travel blog entry by touring-taurean


... on time. Flipping French.

What I want. What I really, really want. Is a photo at the sign with no one else in shot. The last time I came here two years ago it was a complete scrum. No one would get out of shot. And everyone was pushing and shoving. But it was a bus load of Italians.

Two coachloads are already there. It's going to be a nightmare again. Especially as I hear French being spoken. But. Surprisingly. It's all very orderly. Their South ...

Full day of events!!

A travel blog entry by callent

... welcoming – they showed us family pictures, made us snacks and offered us drinks. The daughters came home to visit with their beautiful young babies and also shared their stories with us. Their hospitality was amazing. The poor grandmother was confused during the conversations and kept looking around not really focusing on anything. We asked her how old she was, she told us 44; we asked her how many children she has, she said 6 but she actually has 8 and she had a ...

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This hostel, located on 57 Castle St, Cape Town, is near District Six Museum, Abseil Africa, Bo-Kaap Museum, and Shark Zone.
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