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6 George Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, 6140, South Africa | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Grahamstown


A travel blog entry by jockmcconn


... to an end.

What a trip it was and, most important of all, what a wonderful time it was as a family: with Brita in London; with Ioanna, Janet and Panos in Oxford and Derbyshire, and with Barbara in Easingwold.

Now we're left with the memories and what memories rich memories they are!

A month later, I am still reliving those memories every spare moment of every day.

"Thanks for the ...

UK and Dubai Trip 2012

A travel blog entry by car1963


... a good laugh!

Tuesday we left the hotel, and headed out. First stop was
St. Andrews, where we saw the 18th hole, and strolled the street and
visited the remains of the St. Andrews Cathedral (built in the 1300’s)
overlooking the North Sea. We also passed the coffee shop where William and
Kate met for coffee while they were studying at St. Andrews University. Next
stop was Blair Castle. The current owner, The 11th Duke ...

Bang bang

A travel blog entry by maeve.osullivan


... thinking Justine said "No!" quite loudly, worried that he'd rip something off. He stopped and stared at us, then advanced so we backed off a few metres. He then walked up to the biggest branch, latched his tusks on and pulled the thing clean off the tree! Such a cheeky boy, he knew exactly what he was doing and that he shouldn't be doing it. What a crazy moment. All we could do was laugh because it was just so surreal. As the younger bulls ...

Riding elephants hungover

A travel blog entry by maeve.osullivan


... trunk or by getting them to open their mouth and you place the food on their tongue. So cool. I adored my elephant - cute little Mujamba!

Still starving after our elephant experience, we drove to another place to go on our predator watch. The price they wanted to charge us was supposed to include lunch but to our frustration we were not offered it. Then after half an hour they demanded 150R and Justine took a stand and told us to leave. ...

The run-around (thanks to fine hosts and drivers)

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

This is a top pick!

... what followed was Xhosa handshakes, jokes and laughter, and macho high fives as we hit the road again.

What happened? 'Those are my colleagues,' he explained, 'I am really a policeman.'
Huh? But you are driving a taxi. No, it's not a taxi but if he could make an extra rand, why not? Why not indeed, someone told me that anyone with a car is also a taxi driver here. And policemen are very badly paid so, well, yes......
I suppose ...

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This hostel, located on 6 George Street, Grahamstown, is near Observatory Museum.
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