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TravelPod Member ReviewsBomvu Backpackers Coffee Bay
the place looks tired it needs a face lift. The owner and workers are lovely but not satisfied with a few things. Our food was eaten out of the fridge and they didnt do anything about it, we booked tours the night before but when we went at the time requested they still hadnt booked anything and had to ring around (occured more than once). Room was nice.
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... due to the weather and we found out that the hole in wall was a three hour walk away which Jacks feet couldn't handle. We decided not to do any of the activities and to instead dedicate the day to chilling. We skyped home, drank lots of tea, ate tasty food, played lots of pool and jack spent a lot of time playing with his little friend Coral-Bella (the owners daughters) which was very sweet! In the evening we had a lovely dinner and then watched films in ...
... us on the locals people, villages and plants. When we got to The Hole In The Wall we had an epic toasted sandwich picnic on the fire before getting driven back to Coffee Shack. This is definitely a walk that I would 100% recommend as it really was beautiful! The evening was spent around the fire as it was a little chilly and just before dinner we had some more African singers and dancers from the local school. Dinner was grilled fish with potatoes and salad which ...
... and the whales and dolphins are following them. I couldn't believe how many whales I saw in the distance and the dolphins playing in the waves.
The Bulungula Backpackers consisted of circular huts at the confluence of a river and the beach and is co-owned by the local village. The villagers hung out in the hostel, I even got beat by their 10-year old master checker player. On the second day a villager caught a fish that Sipho and ...
... and visiting the Bulungula Incubation Centre grounded us in the way of life of the Xhosa people. We went out in the car one late afternoon to take photographs and a couple of teenaged young women in grades 8 and 9 asked for a ride to their homes. They walk a long and very hilly road to and from school every day. When we arrived at their destination, they didn’t know how to get out of the car likely because they probably are rarely in a car.
We said goodbye to the Garden Route in Knysna as we boarded the Baz Bus for Port Elizabeth in the late afternoon. Piloting this was the same driver who had started us off in the Cape Town-George leg. He was the efficient type and managed to keep the schedule with a friendly but insistent attitude. He only drove till the next stop at Plettenberg Bay (shorted to Plet by the locals) and got relief from another driver. He stayed on in the bus so he could do the PE to ...