The Backpackers @147 on Main

Address: 147 Main Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8051, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 147 Main Rd, Cape Town, is near Two Oceans Aquarium, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and Cape Point.
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TripAdvisor Reviews The Backpackers @147 on Main Cape Town

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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Cape Town, a Great Town

A travel blog entry by hippler on Jun 27, 2015

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... excellent. I also discovered a new drink, the Catemba. It's red wine mixed with coke and it's sort of like a poor man's Sangria. It was surprisingly good and we were like "Why don't we do this in the US?"

There's a fair amount of Portuguese influence here in South Africa. Portuguese sailors (Dias, Vasco de Gama) were the first Europeans to cross around the Cape of Good Hope from the Atlantic to the Indian ocean. But the Portuguese ...

Pick up a penguin on the Peninsula

A travel blog entry by katyflo on Jul 25, 2014

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... of toddler and adult so he was half fluffy, half smooth, like he had some kind of fur scarf on or something. I wanted to take him home, he was just too cute and chubby!

Drive on...

We drove through Cape Point which is the most south westerly point of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet and a quick photo stop at Scarborough, at Misty Cliffs. I had to stop the car because I loved how the cliffs really ...


A travel blog entry by viljoenstravels on Jun 06, 2014

In October 2014 Paul Geary , his friend ( still to meet him ) and myself are joining George and two of his british friends on a West coast trip to Namibia (YES THE MEN ONLY)

Just can't wait for the Namibian biltong

More as we get nearer to the departure date

South Africa

A travel blog entry by deirdreandbrock on Mar 31, 2014

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... lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and hiking trails. We did a trek that brought us to a moderate sized waterfall. There were many other trekkers enjoying the sunny weather, nice scenery, and refreshing water at the fall. When we returned from the hike we went down to the ocean to check it out. The waves were very rough with a big undertow so we didn't go in, but the coast line was very beautiful. The homes and the coastal road were hidden by the sand dunes, ...

Addo and Karoo National Parks.

A travel blog entry by timellis99 on Feb 22, 2014

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... breadcrumbs to the local avian fauna, realising with sadness that I still haven't properly sorted out all the canaries, sparrows, female bishops and juvenile weaver birds. After 40 years of trans-global birding, I'm still no better than a novice. We ate at the camp restaurant tonight. I had a kudu steak, my second steak of the day. It was certainly the best steak I've had in South Africa. No fat, no gristle, just tender meat all the way through. And a Cape brandy pudding. Not a good day for my ...

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