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It was an early start and it would take all day to travel from Port Elizabeth to Coffee Bay. Port Elizabeth marks the end of the Garden Route and the Western Cape. While Cape Town and the Garden Route were undeniable beautiful, I felt there was superficiality about it perhaps because it's the whitest and richest part of South Africa. Amazingly …
... indeed winter in South Africa. My other mistake was renting a hard board, rather than the nice soft foam beginner boards that I've previously used. After bruising my knees, and putting a lump the size of a golf-ball in my jaw, I decide surfing is better done from the safety of the beach. With my board posed casually beside me and my wetsuit on I've essentially got the best part of surfing down.
One of the main attractions of this stretch of ...
... with a mix of Europeans, South Africans and even two people from Stanford. It was more of a party atmosphere, but everyone there was nice and friendly. The backpacker was well organized and had all sorts of activities. Unfortunately the activities didn't quite fit with my timing so I met up with Sipho that same night and arranged for him to show me around the village the following day and then take the hike to Bulangula the day after that.
... and perplexed. I thought that 20 years post-apartheid would look very different. I thought we were visiting an African country not one that feels mostly western. Is this just the difference between my expectations and reality or is this kind of wacky?
I think Nelson Mandela's quote says it all:
"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing ...
... br> That is a myth.
'You can,' the doctor at the hospital later told me, 'and again, and again.'
This was 2 days after I had arrived at Coffee Bay, one of my favorite places. Known to attract tourists for its sex, drugs and jungle drums, but I think that is grossly exaggerated.
Not the drums, I can vouch for those:)
The surroundings are stunningly beautiful, the people relaxed and friendly, at present ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
This is a family run establishment with a good vibe and the bonus is it is quieter then the other backpackers in the area. So you can party at the others and then come home to sleep. The food was delicious and definitely worth the price. Staff goes out of their way to help you anyway they can. Place was clean and secure for being in Coffee Bay.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.