Franklin House

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

Penguins and Sharks and a Township visit

A travel blog entry by kvstark on Jun 12, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos

... though they cost about $5, but it really helps to see deeper in the water when the sharks swim nearby. The boat has a top deck where you can see them circling really well, and can get a 360 degree view of the area around the boat. We even got to see the sharks come up out of the water a couple of times and I saw their teeth too! Basically, completely worth the money.

On the way back the South African navy was having some kind of firing exercise, ...

South Africa

A travel blog entry by deirdreandbrock on Mar 31, 2014

203 photos

... dark blue and the water is rough and rocky. There are a bunch of tide pools in the rocks that we explored as well as we watched fishing boats come in at the harbor and unload their catches. There was even a fur seal lying in the sun at the boat dock.

That evening we cooked the ostrich steaks on the braai. They were good. They tasted a lot like steak but leaner and less juicy. We didn’t season the meat at all because Brock wanted to really ...

Days 23, 24, 25: Cape Town - Waterfront

A travel blog entry by kauna on Dec 08, 2013

9 photos

... in the Hollywood sign". He lives in L.A., and yes, that's where he lives. Right up there in the hills next to the Hollywood sign. After we ate we took the bus back into Cape Town and I was dropped off at the Waterfront. Then, I decided, "what the hell", I went to see another movie. I had planned all along to see Nelson Mandela's "Long Walk To Freedom". It's the movie based on his autobiography of the same name. I made it a point to see this movie while in Africa for a few ...

Living the high life!

A travel blog entry by debbiemcphee on Sep 27, 2013

7 photos

... wheeled in on a table, complete with cutlery , glassware and a floral arrangement in the centre of he table and we had only ordered hamburgers!

We have a few nights in Cape Town before our tour starts so we spent our days sightseeing, shopping an a much needed pedicure (those sensible sandles may have been comfortable, but they've dried out our ...

South African Recap - Month 1

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen on Jul 10, 2013

... one Burger King in South Africa, located in Cape Town and the place is completely full all the time. People take trips down there just to eat it. Other fast food chains that are all over are Wimpy's (similar to Dennys), Steers (fast food burgers), Debonairs (pizza) and of course, McDonalds.

  • In larger cities, many gas stations have car dealerships attached to them. You would think you could grab some snacks and ...

  • Location

    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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