Travel Blogs from Somerset West
... to us by our last hostel. It is an old fashioned cinema showing current 'arty' films. We were the only people in the cinema with our gin and vodka slush puppies!! We watched another great film called The hundred foot journey .Basically an indian family set up business in a small french village right opposite a michelin starred restaurant. War breaks out...I say no more. That evening we sampled another of the many restaurants on Kloof street.
Our last day, before Mum ...
... go missing and he tried to find it at the local stores where stolen goods are often resold. He stopped the search when someone at one store put a gun on the counter. The area is still quite rough and Mzoli's started as a small meat market and grew with volunteers and tourists in the area. Apparently last year some of the volunteers were there on a Sunday when someone came in and stabbed Mr. Mzoli. This person was then caught by Mzoli's people and dragged away, likely not ...
... Travel politics aside, it was an absolutely stunning drive along the R44. Jena, who has travelled a lot of the world felt this ocean road was the prettiest she had ever seen, and of what we have done so far, she may be right. The vista was too stunning for words and smashes the Great Ocean Road for sure. Majestic wineries, botanical gardens, penguins, surfers, camping spots, scenery, scenery and scenery...fabulous. We really have been spoilt travelling this part of Africa ...
... of 110 rand (11 US) each, we decided that that money would be better spent elsewhere as we have a budget to adhere to... So we walked back down thinking this would be easier. Well it was easier... But the legs were hurting on the way down. We aren't talking about a gradual path, we are talking about rocks formed as steps going down at around a 45 degree angle. Only the very fit and elite can do this... Well those who are fit and elite with a medium to low fitness base... ...
... trouble functioning. People needed flu shots, medicine for a cold, or just normal check ups. One person came in and had a blood pressure of 203/129, AND she was already on BP medication! The nurse told her to go back to see her doctor immediately to get her medication changed. Although there was not really exciting things there, it was still that health professional to patient interaction that we got to observe that excited us. All in all it was a very good day!
Other places to stay in Somerset West
CNR Main Road (M9) & Broadway Boulevard (R44) Roads, Somerset West | 3 star hotelfrom $60
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $76
01 Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $104
8 Waveren Avenue, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $63
Jigger ave, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $73