Castle Street Backpackers

Address: 57 Castle St, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 57 Castle St, Cape Town, is near District Six Museum, Abseil Africa, Shark Zone, and Bo-Kaap Museum.
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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Feng Shui Cape Town

A travel blog entry by coughlantravel on Mar 21, 2015

2 comments, 5 photos

... owned their own homes, they were forced to move to areas outside the city according to race and colour. And then they had to have passes to move between one area and another for work, an administrative nightmare to comply with regulations so they basically lived in fear all the time. Horrible!

The museum is amazing: lots of street signs, a street map on the floor where ex residents are invited to mark where they and their ...

Day 53 - Cape Town, South Africa

A travel blog entry by stuiesmith119 on Oct 25, 2014

1 photo

The last full day in Africa has finally arrived, 7 weeks has gone in a flash of an eye. I'm going to reflect on this portion of the trip tomorrow but I'm struggling to believe that it's all over. Our last day on the Garden Route trip started at the Backpackers in Wilderness, we had an early start and made the short drive to a local farmers market for breakfast. I went for a traditional African dish of Weltkoos, it was exceptional, like a lumpy custard with cinnamon sugar. ...

Cape Town: Business Visits / Onward to Nairobi

A travel blog entry by andrewalaya on Jun 09, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... advertising' firm, which I thought was a little outdated). We were able to explore their business through the use of a case study - one of their main brands, Carling Black Label beer. Most interesting to me, and unfortunately we ran out of time, was that the MD was one year younger than I was, and he seemed to thoroughly enjoy what he did. I got a chance to ask him where he got his roots, and of course he ...

Johannesburg to Cape Town

A travel blog entry by xsamir22 on Jun 05, 2014

5 photos

Today we were to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town. We met up for breakfast and at the table some of us decided to go down to the street vendors for some last minute shopping. I specifically went down to the vendors to purchase guavas (here I go again....). As I passed by one of the vendors, I saw a number of copper bracelets / bangles. I picked out like nine of them and decided to bargain. I gave a low ball price so that I can get them ...

South Africa

A travel blog entry by deirdreandbrock on Mar 31, 2014

203 photos

... out with other backpackers for a bit and then went to bed listening to the rain and wind.

The next morning we decided the weather wasn’t good for doing more hiking so we headed to Durban on the coast. We chose dorm beds at a hostel, Tekweni Backpackers, which was recommended by our friends we met in Brazil. The hostel was very social and friendly. I spent the rest of the afternoon doing laundry, drying our tent and blankets, and doing ...