Simon's Town Backpackers

66 St Georges St, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa | Hostel
Prices starting from $29.00

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Penguins and Sharks and a Township visit

A travel blog entry by kvstark


... nine years old and still has some room to grow at 3.4 meters long. I was super impressed by how big she was! The people in the boat throw out bait and tap on the side of the boat to attract the sharks and then they make sure that the sharks don't eat it, which keeps them interested. They said that really the sharks come by because they are curious animals, and they try not to feed them as that would satisfy their curiosity and not be sustainable since ...

South Africa

A travel blog entry by deirdreandbrock


... but although it was beautiful it was a bit of a letdown. We spent the rest of the day here anyways. We found a nice spot on “Leisure Island,” a skinny peninsula of wealthy homes and sandy beach in the bay, for a picnic lunch. We made chicken salad with the left over braaied chicken and ate it on the bread we bought from the farm shop. It was delicious. We braaied again that night at the backpackers’. This time we did a steak with ...

Days 23, 24, 25: Cape Town - Waterfront

A travel blog entry by kauna


... was to my hotel. It turns out, the route took me right back to the Waterfront. So essentially, I was right back where I started an hour ago. After I grabbed a bite to eat, I took my usual route back to the hotel. I was excited to get back to the hotel because Genevieve was working!! (she was off yesterday when I checked in). I ran up to the hotel room to get the gifts that I brought for her and we hugged it out. We talked about a tonne of stuff, and she was recommending ...

Living the high life!

A travel blog entry by debbiemcphee


... have to be the best location in Cape Town, with views of Table Mountain, the harbor and the notorious Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner). The neo-Victorian architecture exudes old world elegance, as does the attentive service. We were very tired after our flight so had dinner delivered to the room. What a fanfare that was. The ...

Day 8!

A travel blog entry by emilyjohannes


Today began with a class session at a local church. We talked a lot about Apartheid and how the different groups of people were affected. It was an interesting conversation to be involved in. After class, we stopped at the grocery store to grab a quick lunch. We brought it back to the hostel to eat. Then, we walked over to the District 6 Museum which had many artifacts from people who were forced to leave their homes during ...

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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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