Franklin House

30 Franklin Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7708, South Africa | Hostel

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First day

A travel blog entry by tlainy

... Perks of flying business class: unlimited chocolate and pastries, semi-private compartment, seat that could be adjusted into multiple positions, and the luxury of walking off the plane without having my legs and feet feel like they're balloons of pain.

We arrived into Cape Town about 6 hours before check-in time, so we hijacked the lobby bathroom, changed into dresses and short-sleeves and entered the ...


A travel blog entry by watchnickrun


... except for the highly nocturnal leopard) on the Invendoorn Safari. This quintet (water buffalo, rhino, leopard, elephant and lion) makes up the five most dangerous animals found in the wild parts of Africa. On this game reserve, heavily committed to animal rights and saving the endangered rhino, we saw that and many more, including GIRAFFES. African Safari… check.

On our way back, I felt pretty successful while surveying what I can only term ...

Adios Africa

A travel blog entry by peteindira


... around Tanzania and Uganda. A month here wasn't enough and both Namibia and South Africa will require a return visit.

Here is hoping that a future trip or three to Africa will let us do some of the things that just didn’t make the cut this time around. Peering into the lava lake of the active Nyiragongo volcano in the DRC is high up on the list … as is looking down from the top of Victoria Falls, ...

Day six/seven. The end

A travel blog entry by carmenatwater


... African food and atmosphere were phenomenal! Tonight will consist of packing, packing, and more packing (I swear my clothes have multiplied while I've been here). Tomorrow morning, we will visit Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens before heading to the airport to make our departure. Looking back, this week has been both exciting and nerve-wracking, heart-warming and ...

Cape Town, Wine Tasting and Cape Tour

A travel blog entry by kcullivan

... down quickly and wish we'd made the decision sooner. I tried to catch the next HOHO but by that time it was too late. I could have gotten to the winery but I wouldn't have been able to get back. I threw in the towel once again with my "schedule" and joined the gang for beers at V&A waterfront. It was sunny and warmer and so nice to just relax, eat, drink and be merry. It was a better decision. That night Stan threw out the possibility of me joining him on the ...


This hostel, located in the Plumstead area of Cape Town, is near Table Mountain, Rhodes Memorial, Para-Taxi Tandem Paragliding, and Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding.
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