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, Day 3 – on our own …

A travel blog entry by dougo on May 06, 2015

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“Oh, I’ve always wanted to go to Australia” he said. He ascertained we were from Sydney and said that when the World Cup was on a couple of years ago he was the driver for 3 Aussie men for a week and they invited him to come to Australia and said they would sponsor him, get him a job and free rent for 3 months.

Wow … what a dream come true I thought … if only that sounded a bit more ...

Story time

A travel blog entry by gabyvdsanden on Mar 13, 2015

6 comments, 2 photos

... and broke my heart at the same time. Luckily my supervisor was not annoyed by my stalking him about this case for the next few day, and he helped me to set up a plan to at least help the family with their practical needs while Siyakhathala got social work involved. One of my friends who works at the journalism department of projects abroad offered me the funding she had left from here great sport event she organized for kids from another township. It was like this ...

Colorful Cape Town

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Jan 05, 2015

31 photos

... memorable stop was the stands where ladies were preparing a true local delicacy, barbequed sheep’s heads. Traditionally these would be used in the tribes for special occasions and ceremonies but these ladies had created a very popular business by preparing the heads for sale to locals with some extra spending money and also to a couple of restaurants who served the popular dish as a special item on their menus. It was certainly interesting to see and ...

Second day of activites

A travel blog entry by falchoon666 on Sep 09, 2014

3 photos

... a small museum that explains about the history of
the penguin colony when it first started in the 1880’s. I walked around the board walk to get the best view of the penguins and take some awesome photos. This activity would be suitable for a school group in that it is one of a very few places in the world where you can see hundreds of free roaming penguins up close.The ...

"Braai Brekkie Will Change Your Life"

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Mar 15, 2014

1 comment, 41 photos

... notable landmarks, like Pan Africanist Congress founder Robert Sobukwe's house where he lived in isolation for 6 years and the limestone quarry in which many prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, had to labor. After the bus tour, we visited the actual prison, guided by an ex-political prisoner. The guide was hands-down the best and most powerful part of the entire visit. Without bitterness or malice, he matter-of-factly described his arrest and questioning ...

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