The Backpackers @147 on Main

147 Main Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, 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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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Prison Visit - Robben Island

A travel blog entry by katyflo on Jun 13, 2014

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... where we could see the individual cells where political leaders were kept. They had photos of previous inmates with stories they had to tell such as one prisoner's attempt to copy the master key to try to escape. Never worked.... Those stories were interesting though but some of them so horrifying at the same time with the way they were treated.
Finally we moved into the courtyard which is where the Mandela movie was filmed but also where we got ...

Township and Robben Island Tour

A travel blog entry by bushmantours on Apr 03, 2014

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... two classrooms, a kitchen and a creche and is open from 7am to 5pm five days a week. Before returning to the waterfront, the final port of call was Vicky's B&B, the first Bed and Breakfast to be established in the township, a humble shack made out of tree trunks, corrugated iron and hardboard. During the 2010 world cup English football supporters stayed there and were said to be quite noisy!

After lunch at the waterfront we met up with a friend for ...

In the beginning

A travel blog entry by questtravels on Dec 24, 2013

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... with all of us. Brad's excitement was palpable and quickly passed to all of us, lifting us from tired little souls to bright eyed for our first time in CT as a family. I have to say after experiencing 4 sets of customs in 40 hours it was a treat to pass through the CT one without too much delay or officialdom. The car hire was a breeze and we have a pretty little VW sedan for the next 4 weeks. Our trip to the apartment was easy unlike the last ...

Day 11- Leaving Xigera for Another Great Adventure

A travel blog entry by nancy.peter on Sep 19, 2013

1 comment, 16 photos

... Sydney, Australia who are heading to their third Wilderness Safari Camp called Tubu Tree which was a 10-minute flight. They have four camps on their itinerary during this trip. What a life!!! Peter sat by the pilot again and I ended up in the center row for a change.

Our pilot was another woman named Christie. We saw Val & Jim at the Maun airport and said goodbye again. We were going to eat our sandwich on our flight to Cape Town, ...

Garden Route - Road Trip!!

A travel blog entry by kcullivan on May 12, 2013

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... immediately woke up and people around me glanced my way with a strange expression but were polite about not staring or laughing. I felt like a complete tool. We had a break at a gas station a few hours in. As I was coming back, I stood and stretched outside the bus for a minute while others were still in the mini-mart. The *****y bus attendant who was probably no older than 24 says to me "are you ready to go now princess?!". I was tired and out of it and wasn't sure I ...

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