Castle Street Backpackers

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, Bo-Kaap Museum, and Shark Zone.
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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

The Rainbow Nation

A travel blog entry by katyflo on Jul 22, 2014

19 photos

... and other political leaders even from the inside of the prison on Robben Island, the apartaide was lifted in 1994 and the nation has been building and developing for equality. The reason why I was finding that it was the coloured and black all working in the shops is because of the New employment laws. Now, every employer must employ white, coloured and black employees. There is a point system in place as part of making it fairer for everyone considering it is the coloured ...

One Year On

A travel blog entry by charlottesmith on May 07, 2014

... when I, too, have seriously questioned what on earth I was doing. It certainly hasn't been a year-long holiday by any stretch of the imagination. Even though I haven't been anywhere near a hospital, I have undoubtedly learnt so many skills that will be invaluable throughout my career. I guess not many 18/19 year olds have spent 7 months getting up at 6am to work 50 hour weeks, as well as singing all day on Sundays, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings too. However, although ...

Goodbye Sydney, Hello Cape Town

A travel blog entry by 210pairsofpants on Jan 26, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... bomb the place he was caught. I don't catch his answer but his disappointment, distress, maybe a touch of anger is apparent. We move on around the various blocks and hear of how rules were broken, and the solitary confinement cells had a waiting list as they were broken so often. But we don't hear what the rules were, how, why they were broken. We see Nelson Mandela's cell but for me its too conveyor belt like, queuing up to look inside, take a photo, tick it off your bucket list. ...

Last 2 days in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by tchodson on Nov 02, 2013

8 photos

... Hopefully there will be a next time! Our drive south along the west coast was beautiful and what a lot of beaches! Simon's Town is charming. There is a penguin colony just a few minutes away which we visited. They are in their 21-day-moulting period when they cannot be at sea. There is something about them that always make you ...

A city I could live in - Cape Town

A travel blog entry by juliediehl on Jul 12, 2013

1 comment, 16 photos

... to climb a muti-pitch route he really had his eye on. We celebrated the evening by having dinner at the Test Kitchen. A really special farm-to-table restaurant that we had heard how lucky we were to have made reservations a couple months ago because of how hard it is to get a table. It lived up to its reputation.

We left Cape Town a couple days ago and were really sad to leave. We will definitely return to this part of the country because we still have so much more to ...