Travel Blogs from Somerset West
... a whole interesting discussion about different types of bushfire and their (usually positive) effect on the ecosystem. The general opinion is that this was started by a 'stompie' (cigarette butt) - a whole week of fires that we saw from the plane as we landed.
With the **** map, and my zero ability to understand the navfree app on Jerry's iPhone, we had really underestimated this section of the Cape. It's massive, and as we drove on we realised we didn't ...
We woke to glorious sunshine, the sound of crashing waves and marvelled again at the location of the house.
Alexa came by at about 9.15 and guided us to Hout Bay where the local Woolworths is. If anyone isn't aware but Woolworths is actually a direct copy of M&S and is nothing like our Woolworths back home. In fact, Accenture used to do a lot of work with Woolworths down here ...
Our last morning in Namibia would lead to out last border crossing of the trip, it ended up being the worst one (although Jess may argue that Malawi was worse!), we got delayed for hours due to a problem with Peterson's visa, and the worst thing of all is that Peterson got denied entry into South Africa meaning we wouldn't see him again. A few of us managed to chuck some money at him as a tip but many didn't. It was a ...
... research in an environment that is under threat.
He leaves Cape Town very early on Saturday 21st June with 7 other Cedar House kids and a teacher, Mare de Wet (who has all the relevant stamped and certified paperwork for Home Affairs' last minute legislation change about taking kids out of the country!). Their flight to Antananarivo from Jo'burg is scheduled for the afternoon. So they have hours of waiting in ...
... got to downtown. I found the main road downtown, and just walked till I got to the end of town. It was very strange, all of the sudden, the town just ended and the wall of sand began. In fact, many of the streets in Swakupmond are covered in sand as the desert winds blows the sand into town. The cool thing about walking to the edge of town, is I stumbled across Desert Explorers. They are an extreme adventure company that offers dune rides, camel rides, sky diving etc. ...
Other places to stay in Somerset West
Corner of Main Road (M9) & Broadway Boulevard (R44), Somerset West | 3 star hotelfrom $60
1 Erinvale Avenue, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $104
8 Waveren Avenue, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $63
Jigger ave, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $73