Banksia Boutique

14 Banksia Road, Rosebank, Cape Town, 7700, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7700, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Apartheid and Wine

A travel blog entry by kvstark

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... history of the segregation and apartheid laws and especially about the forced removal of 50,000+ people from District 6, a vibrant and somewhat mixed race area.

After the District 6 museum, we went and got a rental car. Here in South Africa, they drive on the left and the cars have the driver side on the opposite side of the car as the United States. It's a bit disorienting at first, because you have to remember this every time ...

South Africa

A travel blog entry by deirdreandbrock

203

... very impressed with the American ales.

Sunday was our last day in Cape Town and we spent it at Mzoli’s. Mzoli’s is a large braai in a township on the out skirts of Cape Town. This guy about 10 years ago started a braai at his house and it just grew and grew. Now it’s a huge party. The streets was lined with cars parked blocks away. The nearby homes have turned into small restaurants and shops that sell beverages. Everyone brings ...

A visit to the Cape of Good Hope

A travel blog entry by lynanddon

31

... Our next stop was to visit the African penguins on the beaches beside Simonstown. In 1982 there were two pairs of African penguins which explains why I didn't recall even knowing about penguins during my visit with my sister Lori in February, 1984. This beach is now a protected area as these 'Adelie' looking penguins are the only penguins that nest in Africa and thus have been renamed African penguins.

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Long way home

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... hope will make it home in my checked luggage without breaking. Transporting liquids used to be so much easier when you could take them carry-on. I ate the rest of my leftover food as lunch at the hostel, and then boarded the airport transfer van to the Windhoek airport. I suppose if I'd been more motivated, I might've woken up early to fit in some more sightseeing, but honestly, I couldn't be bothered. I've seen and done so much on this ...

May 10

A travel blog entry by kollc

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35

... ago, her husband got mad at her, so he dragged her through a fire. One of Oma's daughters told us that her son (Oma's grandson) had just been shot 5 times two nights ago, and was in the hospital struggling to stay alive. We asked if it was gang related, and the mother said probably. He owed some people money. The week before, he had been stabbed in the face. We asked if it was about drugs and ...

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Location

This hotel, located in the Rondebosch - Rosebank area of Cape Town, is near Lion's Head, Bo-kaap, Castle of Good Hope, and Rhodes Memorial.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding