Avalon Springs

Uitvlucht Str, Montagu, Western Cape, 6720, South Africa | Hotel

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Glamping, Nat Parks, Dew, Blood & Gooners

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


... 8216;stretcher’ - well thats what the locals call it, I prefer to call it a bed for Dad, a solar battery pack, a satellite phone, a fridge, plus all the first aid, car aid and clothes for this expedition. Still far less (I am told) than one night in a safari lodge.

When Dad arrived back from Natal a week later we basically swung into action. We needed to complete the task of getting the gear together, get the car sorted, get his ...

The Dutch in South Africa

A travel blog entry by origabe


Swellendam is the fourth oldest town in the Republic of South Africa. When the Dutch East India Company established a replenishment station at the Cape in 1652, trade continued inland as far as Swellendam. In 1743 Swellendam was declared a magisterial district, the fourth oldest in South Africa. This outlying settlement soon became ...

Bontebok National Park

A travel blog entry by timellis99


Monday 10th. Marula Lodge, Swellendam. We ate a hearty breakfast this morning, on the terrace by the pool at Marula Lodge. Trouble is we're just not used to sharing our lives with other people after a week of living out in the wilderness. It's like a convention of the EU on the terrace here...there's Germans, Dutch, French, Brits... So we scooted off to Bontebok National Park as quickly as we could. It's just the other side of the N1 motorway from Swellendam town. But ...

The first week.

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... deodorant and sun-screen). Now we're waiting in the hotel lobby for our new room to be ready as the afternoon ticks away, getting cross again. Later. The Hotel Verde took a whole hour and a half to get our room ready, but once we were in it we resolved to make the most of what was left of the day and we drove down the motorway towards Table Mountain, and went to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. We'd been here the last time we visited Cape Town 12 years ago, and I remember it ...

Sick in Swellendam

A travel blog entry by stevehumphreys


... town with a large garden area (dorm beds were in a cabin down the garden).

At one point the town was the self-proclaimed Republic of Swellendam, trying to remain independent of both Dutch and British influence. That didn't last long though, and now it's a fairly sleepy place. I intended to stay just overnight before moving on, but that didn't quite go according to plan.

Normally when I travel I have a pretty strong stomach, ...

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