Simon's Town Backpackers

66 St Georges St, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by glaro

Staying for a stopover and an other hike in Capetown, I took the cheap and very convenient public bus from the hostel to the train station. Also the train to Muizenberg and Simon's Town is a nice ride. You can always hop off and on the train in between. That's what we did. In Simon's Town just go to the Waters Edge beach. With some luck you you …

IPad Dad!

A travel blog entry by krocodiletears


... toothless owner will shuffle over to greet me. I'll stop for tea and gaze out on the gently lapping waves and think of a more frenetic life - one where things that go bump in the night sets off barking dogs and screaming alarms.

Along the way I’ll come across a pot - bellied Scotsmen - brain addled by too much cheap whisky and sex. He’ll be a Billy Connolly look-alike slumped on a bar stool the worse for wear ...

What a city!

A travel blog entry by deano-webby


I've made another quick judgment, much like I did in Zimbabwe... Just opposite. I think Cape Town is my most favourite city in the world so far! Paris, London, Las Vegas, Barcelona, Melbourne, Birmingham... All beaten in my opinion by the beauty and variety that Cape Town offers. From our room which has a balcony with views of the harbour. Looking round the corner a bit, you can see the mighty rock face of table mountain, overlooking ...

Zimbawbe to Capetown

A travel blog entry by cyclingmo


... watch the hippos and almost lose our dinner when a bull hippo decided to mock charge us! If the guides weren't there, I am sure we would have turned tail and paddled away (which, as anyone with a brain in Africa knows, is absolutely the wrong thing to do when a hippo is charging you!) Did you know that there are more deaths from hippos in Africa than from any other animal?

Our morning walk on the island took us through families of baboons and past a big ...

Feeling grateful...

A travel blog entry by drbrew-gvsu


... over the street we came in on. Apparently the fight got more aggressive while we were gone. :/ My favorite patient(s) of the day, we dropped in on. They were not scheduled. I quickly learned that Carol has a heart of absolute GOLD and she will go in and help anyone who asks basically. Bobby, sat outside his 1-room home and flagged us down to help his wife. When we entered the room (house) there were two beds, one with his wife Catherine and ...

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This hostel, located on 66 St Georges St, Cape Town, is near Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Simon's Town Museum, and Goukamma Nature Reserve.
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